Agnetina annulipes (Hagen, 1861), Neoperla coosa Smith & Stark, 1998, Neoperla stewarti Stark & Baumann, 1978, Perlesta decipiens (Walsh, 1862), Perlesta ephelida Grubbs & DeWalt, 2012, Perlesta lagoi Stark, 1989, Perlesta ouabache Grubbs & DeWalt, 2011, Perlesta shawnee Grubbs & Stark, 2004,

Verdone, Chris J., Kondratieff, Boris C., DeWalt, R. Edward & South, Eric J., 2017, Studies On The Stoneflies Of Georgia With The Description Of A New Species Of Soyedina Ricker, New State Records And An Annotated Checklist, Illiesia 13 (3), pp. 30-49: 39-40

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4761063

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F7668389-D0A8-4697-938F-C8D1DF8D129

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4765246

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/432387C7-4104-FF85-BC4C-2E38FB569809

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scientific name

Agnetina annulipes (Hagen, 1861) Neoperla coosa Smith & Stark, 1998 Neoperla stewarti Stark & Baumann, 1978 Perlesta decipiens (Walsh, 1862) Perlesta ephelida Grubbs & DeWalt, 2012 Perlesta lagoi Stark, 1989 Perlesta ouabache Grubbs & DeWalt, 2011 Perlesta shawnee Grubbs & Stark, 2004
status

 

Agnetina annulipes (Hagen, 1861) 

has been reported from Ohio ( DeWalt et al. 2012), southern Indiana ( DeWalt & Grubbs 2011), and from Pennsylvania to Florida west to Louisiana ( Stark 1986). Stark (1986) indicated that the distribution of this species was similar to Acroneuria arenosa (Pictet, 1841)  and Paragnetina fumosa (Banks, 1902)  , both of which have been reported from Georgia ( Ricker 1949, Stark & Gaufin 1976). Specimens presented here were collected nearly 80 years ago by the late Dr. P.W. Fattig. Described as a “tireless collector” ( Lund 1954) the former Emory University entomologist made many contributions to the documentation of various insect groups from Georgia.

Material examined. Georgia, Upson Co., [Flint River], Whispering Pines Tourism Camp , 13 mi. S Thomaston, [N 32.72215, W 84.23258], 8 June 1939, P.W. Fattig, 4♂, 3♀ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Neoperla coosa Smith & Stark, 1998 

was described from the Coosa River drainage in Chilton County,

Alabama. This species has since been reported from adjacent states of North Carolina ( Lenat et al. 2009) and Tennessee ( DeWalt & Heinold 2005). This species of Perlinae  was collected in the Piedmont Plateau Physiographic Province of Georgia near the Fall Line, the escarpment separating the Piedmont Plateau from the Coastal Plain.

Material examined. Georgia, Upson Co., [Flint River], Whispering Pines Tourism Camp 13 mi. S Thomaston, [N 32.72215, W 84.23258], 8 June 1939, P.W. Fattig, 5♂, 3♀ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Neoperla stewarti Stark & Baumann, 1978 

is widely distributed in the southeastern and midwestern United States and has been reported from adjacent states of Alabama, Tennessee ( Stark 1990) and North Carolina ( Lenat et al. 2009). This species was collected from a low elevation 4 th order stream in the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province of northwestern Georgia.

Material examined. Georgia, Catoosa Co., Chickamauga Creek, Ringgold , [N 34.91525, W 85.12374], 14 June 1939, P.W. Fattig, ♂, ♀ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta decipiens (Walsh, 1862) 

is the most widespread Nearctic species in the genus, occurring from the sky islands of New Mexico and Arizona ( Cary & Jacobi 2008) to east of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia ( Stark 1989). This species was collected from a low elevation 4 th order stream in the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province of northwestern Georgia.

Material examined. Georgia, Catoosa Co., Chickamauga Creek, Ringgold , [N 34.91525, W 85.12374], 14 June 1939, P.W. Fattig, 5♂, ♀ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta ephelida Grubbs & DeWalt, 2012 

is widely distributed across the central and eastern United States and frequently occurs in lower elevation midsized streams ( Grubbs & DeWalt 2012). This species was collected from a low elevation 4 th order stream in the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province of northwestern Georgia and an unspecified location near Ball Ground in the Piedmont Plateau Physiographic Province.

Material examined. Georgia, Catoosa Co., Chickamauga Creek, Ringgold , [N 34.91525, W 85.12374], 14 June 1939, P.W. Fattig, 6♂, 7♀ ( INHS);GoogleMaps  Cherokee Co., Ball Ground [N 34.33727, W 84.37795], 27 June 1932, P.W. Fattig, ♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta lagoi Stark, 1989 

was originally described from Hinds County, Mississippi. This species has since been reported from adjacent states of Alabama ( Grubbs 2012) and Tennessee ( Kondratieff & Kirchner 2002). This species was collected from a low elevation 3 rd order stream in the upper Coastal Plain Physiographic Province of Georgia.

Material examined. Georgia, Crawford Co., Culpepper Creek , 5 mi. SE Roberta, [N 32.69165, W 84.00792], 5 May 1939, P.W. Fattig, 2♂, 3♀ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta ouabache Grubbs & DeWalt, 2011 

is known only from Indiana. A single male specimen from an unknown location near Ball Ground, Georgia was examined that possesses characters consistent with P. ouabache  . However, because of the disjunction of this record from the known distribution, fresh material is needed to confirm the presence of this species in Georgia.

Material examined. Georgia, Cherokee Co., Ball Ground [N 34.33727, W 84.37795], 27 June 1932, P.W. Fattig, ♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta shawnee Grubbs & Stark, 2004 

was described from Illinois and Indiana and has subsequently been reported from Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia ( Grubbs & DeWalt 2008) and Kentucky ( Grubbs 2012). This species was collected from two locations in the Piedmont Plateau Physiographic Province of Georgia  .

Material examined. Georgia, Cherokee Co., Ball Ground [N 34.33727, W 84.37795], 27 June 1932, P.W. Fattig, 4♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  ; Fulton Co., Fort McPherson , [N 33.7077, W 84.43565], 3 June 1943, H. Hoogstraal, ♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  ; same location, 30 July 1943, H. Hoogstraal, 3♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Neoperla coosa Smith & Stark, 1998 

was described from the Coosa River drainage in Chilton County,

Alabama. This species has since been reported from adjacent states of North Carolina ( Lenat et al. 2009) and Tennessee ( DeWalt & Heinold 2005). This species of Perlinae  was collected in the Piedmont Plateau Physiographic Province of Georgia near the Fall Line, the escarpment separating the Piedmont Plateau from the Coastal Plain.

Material examined. Georgia, Upson Co., [Flint River], Whispering Pines Tourism Camp 13 mi. S Thomaston, [N 32.72215, W 84.23258], 8 June 1939, P.W. Fattig, 5♂, 3♀ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Neoperla stewarti Stark & Baumann, 1978 

is widely distributed in the southeastern and midwestern United States and has been reported from adjacent states of Alabama, Tennessee ( Stark 1990) and North Carolina ( Lenat et al. 2009). This species was collected from a low elevation 4 th order stream in the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province of northwestern Georgia.

Material examined. Georgia, Catoosa Co., Chickamauga Creek, Ringgold , [N 34.91525, W 85.12374], 14 June 1939, P.W. Fattig, ♂, ♀ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta decipiens (Walsh, 1862) 

is the most widespread Nearctic species in the genus, occurring from the sky islands of New Mexico and Arizona ( Cary & Jacobi 2008) to east of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia ( Stark 1989). This species was collected from a low elevation 4 th order stream in the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province of northwestern Georgia.

Material examined. Georgia, Catoosa Co., Chickamauga Creek, Ringgold , [N 34.91525, W 85.12374], 14 June 1939, P.W. Fattig, 5♂, ♀ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta ephelida Grubbs & DeWalt, 2012 

is widely distributed across the central and eastern United States and frequently occurs in lower elevation midsized streams ( Grubbs & DeWalt 2012). This species was collected from a low elevation 4 th order stream in the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province of northwestern Georgia and an unspecified location near Ball Ground in the Piedmont Plateau Physiographic Province.

Material examined. Georgia, Catoosa Co., Chickamauga Creek, Ringgold , [N 34.91525, W 85.12374], 14 June 1939, P.W. Fattig, 6♂, 7♀ ( INHS);GoogleMaps  Cherokee Co., Ball Ground [N 34.33727, W 84.37795], 27 June 1932, P.W. Fattig, ♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta lagoi Stark, 1989 

was originally described from Hinds County, Mississippi. This species has since been reported from adjacent states of Alabama ( Grubbs 2012) and Tennessee ( Kondratieff & Kirchner 2002). This species was collected from a low elevation 3 rd order stream in the upper Coastal Plain Physiographic Province of Georgia.

Material examined. Georgia, Crawford Co., Culpepper Creek , 5 mi. SE Roberta, [N 32.69165, W 84.00792], 5 May 1939, P.W. Fattig, 2♂, 3♀ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta ouabache Grubbs & DeWalt, 2011 

is known only from Indiana. A single male specimen from an unknown location near Ball Ground, Georgia was examined that possesses characters consistent with P. ouabache  . However, because of the disjunction of this record from the known distribution, fresh material is needed to confirm the presence of this species in Georgia.

Material examined. Georgia, Cherokee Co., Ball Ground [N 34.33727, W 84.37795], 27 June 1932, P.W. Fattig, ♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

Perlesta shawnee Grubbs & Stark, 2004 

was described from Illinois and Indiana and has subsequently been reported from Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia ( Grubbs & DeWalt 2008) and Kentucky ( Grubbs 2012). This species was collected from two locations in the Piedmont Plateau Physiographic Province of Georgia  .

Material examined. Georgia, Cherokee Co., Ball Ground [N 34.33727, W 84.37795], 27 June 1932, P.W. Fattig, 4♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  ; Fulton Co., Fort McPherson , [N 33.7077, W 84.43565], 3 June 1943, H. Hoogstraal, ♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  ; same location, 30 July 1943, H. Hoogstraal, 3♂ ( INHS)GoogleMaps  .

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Agnetina

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Neoperla

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Neoperla

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Perlesta

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Perlesta

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Perlesta

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Perlesta

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Perlesta