Title

The Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of New Hampshire: Seasonality and Diversity of the Stream Fauna

Abstract

Season-long sampling in streams and rivers produced 112 species of mayflies, which with other records totals 121 species for New Hampshire; 88 of these are new state records. Appearance of blackwing/mature larvae were used to develop statements on seasonality of species. Distinct differences were found between the faunas of southern and north-central New Hampshire, with an important factor being water temperatures through the season. A biogeographic analysis coupled with known habitat preferences reinforced the hypothesis that water temperature was a critical factor in determining species distributions in the state.

Publication Date

3-2006

Journal Title

Transactions of the American Entomological Society

Publisher

American Entomological Society

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.3157/0002-8320(2006)132[25:TMEONH]2.0.CO;2

Scientific Contribution Number

2293

Document Type

Article