Paraleuctra sara (Claassen)

Grubbs, Scott A. & Sheldon, Andrew L., 2008, Allocapnia Muskogee And A. Menawa, New Species Of Snowflies (Plecoptera: Capniidae) From The Talladega National Forest Region Of Eastern Alabama, U. S. A., Plus Four New State Records, Illiesia 4 (11), pp. 99-109: 107

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Paraleuctra sara (Claassen)


Paraleuctra sara (Claassen)   is the only member of this Holarctic and Oriental genus known from eastern North America. This species is distributed from the Canadian Maritime Provinces and Ontario south to Tennessee and South Carolina, with a western extension through Indiana and Kentucky ( Stark & Kyzar 2000; Grubbs 2004). This species was collected recently from Talladega National Forest, representing a new state record and a southwestern range extension along the Appalachian Mountains.

Material examined. U.S.A., Alabama, Cleburne Co., tributary of Coleman Lake, Talladega National Forest, 3 March 1991, R. W. Baumann and S. Clark, 1 ♂, 1 ♀ (WKU); tributary to South Fork Terrapin Creek, Talladega National Forest, 33.8779°N, 085.5509°W, 6 March 2007, 4 ♂, 2 ♀, A.L. Sheldon (WKU).