Ephemeroptera Galactica

MAYFLIES (EPEHEMEROPTERA) OF MISSISSIPPI

Manuel L. Pescador
Entomology/Center for Water Quality
College of Engineering Sciences and Technology

The mayfly biodiversity of Mississippi is relatively low compared to the fauna of the other states in the Southeastern United States. The low number of species reported in the state is second to the state of  Louisiana which  has the lowest in the region.. Such low faunistic biodiversity could be attributed to a combination of factors including  inadequate collecting efforts, and Mississippi  is entirely physiographically within the confines of the Coastal Plains where aquatic habitats are relatively less diverse. The mayfly checklist was prepared in conjunction to a seminar titled:  The Status of the  Taxonomy of the Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) Fauna of Mississippi, presented at the National Sedimentation Laboratory, ARS/USDA, Oxford, MS.  The families are listed alphabetically for convenience.

BAETIDAE

BAETISCIDAE

BEHNINGIIDAE

CAENIDAE

EPHEMERELLIDAE

EPHEMERIDAE

HEPTAGENIIDAE

ISONYCHIIDAE

LEPTOHYPHIDAE

LEPTOPHLEBIIDAE

OLIGONEURIIDAE

POLYMITARCYIDAE

POTAMANTHIDAE

PSEUDIRONIDAE

Scientific Editor: Michael D. Hubbard

 
Page contents last modified on 11 July 2003

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