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Published: 2023-07-31
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Ecology and phenology of stoneflies (Plecoptera) in the northern slopes of the Central Caucasus in winter and spring seasons

K.L. Khetagurov North-Ossetian State University, Vatutina str., 44-46, RU-362025, Vladikavkaz, Russia
K.L. Khetagurov North-Ossetian State University, Vatutina str., 44-46, RU-362025, Vladikavkaz, Russia, Adyghe State University, Pervomayskaya str., 208, RU-385000, Maykop, Russia
K.L. Khetagurov North-Ossetian State University, Vatutina str., 44-46, RU-362025, Vladikavkaz, Russia, National Museum of Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Mira Prt., 11, RU-362040, Vladikavkaz, Russia
A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS, Leninsky Prt., 33, RU-119071, Moscow, Russia, Laboratory of Macroecology & Biogeography of Invertebrates, St. Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya Emb., 7/9, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Plecoptera stoneflies PlecopteraCentral Caucasus ecology phenology


The species of winter- and spring emerging plecopterans inhabiting the northern slopes of the Central Caucasus (territory of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Russia) were examined. A total of 33 species were found at 59 sites. These findings expand the knowledge of ecology and phenology of six species for which we knew little. New localities were detected for a few rare stoneflies: Filchneria balcarica Balinsky, 1950, Plesioperla sakartvella (Zhiltzova, 1956), P. brachystyla Zhiltzova, 1988 and others.


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