An illustrated guide to the mountain stream insects of by J. V. Ward, Boris C. Kondratieff, R. E. Zuellig

By J. V. Ward, Boris C. Kondratieff, R. E. Zuellig

This can be a entire source at the biology, ecology, and systematics of aquatic bugs of Rocky Mountain streams. This richly illustrated and up to date quantity contains descriptions of mountain circulate ecosystems and habitats; simplified identity keys to the bugs of Colorado Mountain streams; transparent, well-labelled drawings; and an intensive bibliography. Species' distributions by means of drainage basin are supplied for mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies, the 3 orders for which such information can be found.

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We are grateful to the following: Drs. R. W. Pennak, W. D. Fronk, and R. E. Stevens for reviewing an early draft of the manuscript; Dr. H. E. Evans for reviewing the penultimate draft; D. Hosket-Lundgren for a detailed examination of the literature; E. Bergey, S. Canton, L. Cline, J. Harvey, R. Martinson, D. Ruiter, D. Winters, H. Zimmermann, and Richard Durfee for providing records or identifying specimens; and J. Bodenham, A. Dixon, L. Dunker, R. Hite, P. Jones, M. Kippenhan, T. Sechrist, and J.

Even in straight reaches, however, the deepest portion of the stream (the thalweg) tends to move back and forth across the width of the stream. In meandering streams the entire channel forms S-shaped segments that are continually moving downstream as materials eroded from the concave side are deposited on convex bends. Meander formation requires an erodible substrate and a low gradient. Streams that carry large debris loads tend to form a braided pattern in sections of highly erodible substrate.

Page 3 The Natural Setting Colorado may be divided into three general physiographic regions: the Great Plains on the east, the Colorado Plateau on the west, and the Rocky Mountains in between (Fig. 1). Numerous mountain peaks exceed 14,000 ft. (4,267 m) in elevation. Four major rivers have their sources in the Colorado Cordillera. The Colorado River flows into the Pacific Ocean (Gulf of California); the Rio Grande, South Platte, and Arkansas rivers drain to the Gulf of Mexico. The topographic diversity and associated gradients in altitude result in five major life zones.

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