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AuthorT.-H. van den Hoek
TitleDe steenvlieg Protonemura risi nieuw voor Nederland (Plecoptera: Nemouridae).
JournalNederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen
JournalLeiden
Volume25
Year2006
Pages43-51
ISSN01692453
Keywordssteenvliegen; Nemouridae; Nederland; verspreiding
AbstractThe stonefly Protonemura risi new for the Netherlands (Plecoptera: Nemouridae)
During a survey in the southernmost part of the province Limburg a stonefly new to the
Netherlands was recorded: Protonemura risi (Jacobson & Bianchi, 1905). The species was
observed in two spring brooks in June 2005. This was a surprising discovery, as stoneflies
belong to the most endangered insect groups in the Netherlands. Nymphs and adults of
P. risi are characterized by short neck gills. It is a stenotherm species and lives in springs and
spring brooks in mountainous areas of central and northwestern Europe. The adults are active
during the summer months. The populations in Limburg have surely been overlooked in the
past, as the only old record of P. nitida (Pictet, 1841) from 1951 proved to be a misidentification
of P. risi. It is not expected outside the south of this province, because of the specific habitat
requirements, which are not present in the rest of the country.
It is recommended that P. risi will be added to the Dutch Red List of stoneflies to enable the
protection of this vulnerable species and its environment.
Classification42.75
Document typearticle
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