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Taxonomy of <i>Epeorus Frisoni</i> (Burks) and a Key to New England Species of <i>Epeorus</i>

Steven K. Burian, Beth I. Swartz and Philip C. Wick

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780520098688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943803 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0018
Taxonomy of Epeorus Frisoni (Burks) and a Key to New England Species of Epeorus

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This chapter discusses the result of a study concerning the taxonomy of New England's only endemic mayfly, Epeorus frisoni (Burks). It explains that the objective of the study was to verify the existence of Epeorus frisoni, rear larvae to associate adult and larval stages, and collect habitat data necessary to facilitate future searches about this species. The chapter also provides new material for comparative study to develop new keys for the species of Epeorus present in New England. It concludes that Epeorus frisoni (Burks) is a valid species and is distinctive from its presumed sister species.

Keywords: Epeorus frisoni; mayfly; New England; endemic species; habitat data; taxonomy; adult stage; larval stage

Chapter.  5307 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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