Plains Stripetail - Isoperla longiseta
This stonefly species has been most often reported from Montana's larger mainstem rivers including the Yellowstone and Misouri in the warmer prairie regions of the state. Like most species in the Perlodidae family, this predator feeds on other aquatic insects, especially blackflies and other diptera larvae, from the cobbles of riffles.
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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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