Capnia lacustra Jewett, 1965

Lake Tahoe (benthic) stonefly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Capnia sp. Jewett, 1963


Conservation Status


Last record: 1961-1964?; 1994 (Suckling et al. 2004)



California & Nevada, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:
Jewett, S. G. (1965). Four new stoneflies from California and Oregon. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 41: 5-9.
Other references:
Allen, B.C., R.C. Richards, C. Wagoner, and C.R. Goldman. 2002. Lake Tahoe's benthic stonefly, Capni lacustra, extinct or extant? Final Report, November 2002. Division of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis.
Frantz, T. C., and A. J. Cordone. (1996). Observations on the Macrobenthos of Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. California Fish and Game 82(1): 1-41.
Jewett, S. G. (1963). A Stonefly Aquatic in the Adult Stage. Science 139: 484-885.
Nelson, C. Riley and Baumann, Richard W. (1989). Systematics and distribution of the winter stonefly genus Capnia (Plecoptera: Capniidae) in North America. The Great Basin Naturalist 49(3): 289-363. [p. 326]
Stark. B P.. S W. Szczytko, and R W Baumann. (1986). North American stoneflies (Plecoptera): systematics, distribution, and taxonomie references. Great Basin Naturalist 46: 383-397.
Suckling, Kieran, Slack, Rhiwena and Nowicki, Brian. (2004). Extinct and the Endangered Species Act. Centre For Biological Diversity. 63 pp.


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