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Insects

INSECTS OTHER THAN BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

This list has been compiled from a number of unpublished reports submitted to Rocky Mountain National Park over several years, and has been recently updated by park volunteer Dr. Burt Cushing, along with help from a number of other sources. We are very grateful for all their assistance. We know this list is extremely incomplete, put we are providing it with the hope that it will generate interest in documenting additional insects in the park.

Stonefly
Stonefly (Order Plecoptera) from Rocky Mountain National Park

Order Family Scientific Name Common Name Park Status
Coleoptera Carabidae Abacidus No data Present in Park
Coleoptera Dytiscidae Dytiscus alaskanus No data Present in Park
Coleoptera Dytiscidae Hydaticus modestus No data Present in Park
Coleoptera Dytiscidae Hydroporus No data Present in Park
Coleoptera Dytiscidae Hygrotus No data Present in Park
Coleoptera Dytiscidae Rhantus wallisi No data Present in Park
Coleoptera Elmidae Heterlimnius corpulentus No data Present in Park
Coleoptera Elmidae Narpus concolor No data Present in Park
Coleoptera Scolytidae Dendroctonus ponderosae mountain pine beetle Present in Park
Diptera Blephariceridae Agathon elegantulus No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Cardiocladius No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Cricotopus No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Diamesa No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Eukiefferiella No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Micropsectra No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Orthocladius No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Pagastia partica No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Parametriocnemus No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Parorthocladius No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Pseudodiamesa pertinax No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Rheocricotopus No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Tendipedidae No data Present in Park
Diptera Chironomidae Tvetenia No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes cataphylla No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes cinereus No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes communis No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes excrucians No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes fitchii No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes hexodontus No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes impiger No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes implicatus No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes increpitus No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes pionips No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes pullatus No data Present in Park
Diptera Culicidae Aedes punctor No data Present in Park
Diptera Dixidae Dixa No data Present in Park
Diptera Empididae Chelifera No data Present in Park
Diptera Empididae Clinocera No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Prosimulium onychodactylum No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Prosimulium travisi No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Simulium arcticum No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Simulium aureum No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Simulium decorum No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Simulium hunteri No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Simulium piperi No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Simulium tuberosum No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Simulium virgatum No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Simulium vittatum No data Present in Park
Diptera Simuliidae Stegopterna mutata No data Present in Park
Diptera Syrphidae Eristalis tenax drone fly Present in Park
Diptera Tipulidae Antocha No data Present in Park
Diptera Tipulidae Dicranota No data Present in Park
Diptera Tipulidae Hexatoma No data Present in Park
Diptera Tipulidae Pedicia No data Present in Park
Diptera Tipulidae Rhabdomastix No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ameletidae Ameletus velox No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Acentrella insignificans No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Acentrella turbida No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Acerpenna pygmaea No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Baetis bicaudatus No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Baetis flavistriga No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Baetis tricaudatus No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Callibaetis ferrugineus hageni No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Callibaetis pallidus No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Centroptilum bifurcatum No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Diphetor hageni No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Attenella margarita No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Drunella coloradensis No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Drunella doddsi No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Drunella grandis No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Ephemerella apopsis No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Ephemerella infrequens No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Serratella micheneri No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Serratella tibialis No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Timpanoga hecuba No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Cinygmula mimus No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Cinygmula par No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Cinygmula ramaleyi No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Epeorus albertae No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Epeorus deceptivus No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Epeorus grandis No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Epeorus longimanus No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Heptagenia elegantula No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Nixe criddlei No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Nixe simplicioides No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Rhithrogena hageni No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Rhithrogena robusta No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Leptohyphidae Tricorythodes minutus No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Leptophlebiidae Paraleptophlebia debilis No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Leptophlebiidae Paraleptophlebia heteronea No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Leptophlebiidae Paraleptophlebia memorialis No data Present in Park
Ephemeroptera Siphlonuridae Siphlonurus occidentalis No data Present in Park
Heteroptera Pentatomidae Chlorochroa ligata No data Present in Park
Homoptera Aphididae Acyrthosiphon caraganae (Cholod) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Acyrthosiphon lactucae (Passerini) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Acyrthosiphon pisum No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Amphicercipus flocculosus (Gillette & Palmer) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Amphorophora Geranii (Gillette & Palmer) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis asclepiadis (Fitch.) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis craccivora No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis fabae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis fraserae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis gossypii cotton aphid, melon aphid Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis helianthi (Monell) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis Heraclella No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis lugentis No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis lupini No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis neomexicana No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis oenotherae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis penstemonicola No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Aphis varians No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Asiphonaphis pruni No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Atarsos grindeliae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Bipersona ochrocentri No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Bipersona Torticauda No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Brachycaudus cardui No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Brachycaudus helichrysi No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Braggia erigoni No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Cavariella digitata No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Cavariella Konoi (Takahashi) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Cavariella pastinacae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Chaetosiphon bossekiae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Chaetosiphon fragaefolii No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Chaetosiphon tetrarhodes No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Chaitophorus Essigi No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Chaitophorus nigrae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Chaitophorus populicola No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Chaitophorus populifolii (Essig) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Chaitophorus saliciniger No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Chaitophorus viminalis No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Cinara sibiricae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Dactynotus escalantii No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Euceraphis gillettei No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Forda formicaria No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Forda marginata No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Hayhurstia atriplicis No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Hyadaphis foeniculi No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Illinoia morrisoni No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Kakami essigi No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Kakamia aquilegia No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Kakamia cerei No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Lipaphis erysimi No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum aethocornum No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum albifrons No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum californicum No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum cockerelli No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum coweni No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum euphorbiae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum geranii No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum goldameryae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum thermopsaphis No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Macrosiphum valeriane No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Masonaphis crystleae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Masonaphis pseudomorrisoni No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Myzus persicae No data Present in Park
Homoptera Aphididae Nasonovia Houghtonensis cerei No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Nasonovia loughtonenses russellae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Nasonovia loughtonensis cerei No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Nearctaphis bakeri (Cowen) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Nearctaphis kachena (Hottes) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Obtusicauda coweni No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Periphyllus brevispinosus No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Phorodon humuli No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Pleotrichophorus gnaphalodes No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Pleotrichophorus pycnorhysus No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Plestrichophorus decompus No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Pterocomma bicolor No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Pterocomma populeum No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Pterocomma populifoliae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Rhodobium porosum No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Rhopalosiphum ceraesifoliae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Rhopalosiphum maidis No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Rhopalosiphum padi No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Roepkea kachena No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Sitobion avenae No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Therioaphis riehmi No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Uroleucon rudbeckiae (Fitch) No data Probably Present
Homoptera Aphididae Wahlgreniella nervata No data Probably Present
Odonata Libellulidae Sympetrum danae No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Capniidae Capnia coloradensis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Capniidae Capnia confusa No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Capniidae Capnia gracilaria No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Capniidae Eucapnopsis brevicauda No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Capniidae Paracapnia angulata No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Capniidae Utacapnia logana No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Alloperla pilosa No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Alloperla severa No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Paraperla frontalis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Plumiperla diversa No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Suwallia pallidula No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Suwallia starki No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Sweltsa borealis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Sweltsa coloradensis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Sweltsa fidelis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Sweltsa lamba No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae Triznaka signata No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Leuctridae Paraleuctra No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Leuctridae Paraleuctra occidentalis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Leuctridae Paraleuctra projecta No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Leuctridae Paraleuctra vershina No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Leuctridae Perlomyia utahensis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Amphinemura banksi No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Malenka californica No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Malenka coloradensis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Malenka flexura No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Podmosta decepta No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Podmosta delicatula No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Prostoia besametsa No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Zapada cinctipes No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Zapada frigida No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Zapada haysi No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Nemouridae Zapada oregonensis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlidae Claassenia sabulosa No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlidae Hesperoperla pacifica No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Arcynopteryx compacta No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Cultus aestivalis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Diura knowltoni No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Isoperla fulva No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Isoperla petersoni No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Isoperla quinquepunctata No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Isoperla sobria No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Kogotus modestus No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Megarcys signata No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Pictetiella expansa No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Perlodidae Skwala americana No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Pteronarcyidae Pteronarcella badia No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Pteronarcyidae Pteronarcys californica No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Taeniopterygidae Doddsia occidentalis No data Present in Park
Plecoptera Taeniopterygidae Taenionema pallidum No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Apataniidae Allomyia chama No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Apataniidae Allomyia gnathos No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Apataniidae Allomyia tripunctata No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Apataniidae Apatania zonella No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Brachycentridae Brachycentrus americanus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Brachycentridae Micrasema bactro No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Glossosomatidae Agapetus boulderensis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Glossosomatidae Anagapetus debilis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Glossosomatidae Culoptila thoracica No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Glossosomatidae Glossosoma parvulum No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Glossosomatidae Glossosoma ventrale No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Glossosomatidae Glossosoma verdonum No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Helicopsychidae Helicopsyche borealis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Arctopsyche grandis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Ceratopsyche morosa No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Ceratopsyche oslari No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Cheumatopsyche pettiti No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Hydropsyche occidentalis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Hydroptilidae Agraylea multipunctata No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Hydroptilidae Hydroptila pecos No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Hydroptilidae Hydroptila rono No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Hydroptilidae Stactobiella delira No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Lepidostomatidae Lepidostoma apornum No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Lepidostomatidae Lepidostoma cascadense No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Lepidostomatidae Lepidostoma ormeum No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Lepidostomatidae Lepidostoma pluviale No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Lepidostomatidae Lepidostoma roafi No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Lepidostomatidae Lepidostoma stigma No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Lepidostomatidae Lepidostoma unicolor No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Leptoceridae Nectopsyche stigmatica No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Leptoceridae Oecetis avara No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Leptoceridae Oecetis inconspicua No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Amphicosmoecus canax No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Anabolia bimaculata No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Asynarchus montanus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Asynarchus nigriculus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Chyrandra centralis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Dicosmoecus atripes No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Ecclisomyia conspersa No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Ecclisomyia maculosa No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Glyphopsyche irrorata No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Hesperophylax designatus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Hesperophylax magnus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Hesperophylax occidentalis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Homophylax flavipennis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus abbreviatus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus castor No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus coloradensis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus diversus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus externus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus hyalinus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus indivisus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus lithus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus moestus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus picturatus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus productus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus rhombicus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus sansoni No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus sublunatus No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Nemotaulius hostilis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Onocosmoecus unicolor No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Psychoglypha ormiae No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Psychoglypha subborealis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Psychoronia costalis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Molannidae Molanna flavicornis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Phryganeidae Agrypnia deflata No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Polycentropodidae Plectrocnemia aureola No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Polycentropodidae Plectrocnemia cinerea No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Psychomyiidae Psychomyia flavida No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila alberta No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila angelita No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila brunnea No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila coloradensis No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila harmstoni No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila hyalinata No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila pellisa No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila valuma No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila vao No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila verrula No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Uenoidae Neophylax splendens No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Uenoidae Neothremma alicia No data Present in Park
Trichoptera Uenoidae Oligophlebodes minutus No data Present in Park

Updated 1/06/03

Did You Know?

a photo of Elizabeth Burnell, the nation's first female nature guide

Rocky Mountain National Park licensed the nation’s first female nature guides in 1917. Sisters Ester and Elizabeth Burnell learned the naturalist trade from advocate and author Enos Mills.