Common Stone - Acroneuria abnormis
This species of the family Perlidae is a predaceous stonefly, eating other aquatic insects-especially midges, blackflies and small mayflies. They live on the cobbles and boulders of medium to fast flowing streams. This is our most tolerant species in the family Perlidae able to live in the warmer waters of eastern Montana streams including the Tongue and Powder Rivers and lower Yellowstone.
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Merritt and Cummins (1996) report that members of the families, Perlidae and Perlodidae, are largely predators eating other aquatic invertrebrates, especially Diptera (Chironomidae and Simuliidae, midges and blackflies) and Mayflies.
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- Cummins, K.W. and R.W. Merritt. 1996. Ecology and distribution of aquatic insects. Chapter 6, pages 74-86 in R.W. Merritt and K.W. Cummins (eds.) An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Third Edition. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa. 862 pp.
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- Newell, R. L. 1976. Yellowstone River study - final report. MT Dept. Fish and Game and Intake Water Co.
- Peterson, D.A., Clark, M.L., Foster, Katharine, Wright, P.R., and Boughton, G.K., 2010, Assessment of ecological conditions and potential effects of water produced from coalbed natural gas development on biological communities in streams of the Powder River structural basin, Wyoming and Montana, 2005–08: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5124, 84 p.
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