An Illustrated Guide to the Mountain Stream Insects of Colorado is a comprehensive resource on the biology, ecology, and systematics of aquatic insects of Rocky Mountain streams. This richly illustrated and up-to-date volume includes descriptions of mountain stream ecosystems and habitats; simplified identification keys to the insects of Colorado mountain streams; clear, well-labeled drawings, and an extensive bibliography. Species’ distributions by drainage basin are provided for mayflies, stoneflies, and caddisflies, the three orders for which such data are available.
The first publication to bridge the wide gap between very technical and broad geographical treatments, An Illustrated Guide to the Mountain Stream Insects of Colorado is geared for the naturalist, the trout stream angler, specialists in stream ecology, and students of aquatic entomology and freshwater biology in Colorado and the southern Rocky Mountains.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Boris C. Kondratieff is an aquatic entomologist and associate professor entomology and curator of the C.P. Gillette Entomological Museum at Colorado State University. He is the author or co-author of numerous scientific publications on aquatic insect ecology and taxonomy.
J.V. Ward is a stream ecologist and professor of biology at Colorado State University. His extensive publication record includes the recent book Aquatic Insect Ecology (1992). He is a former president of the North American Benthological Society and serves as editor of Regulated Rivers, an international journal.