Perlesta ephelida, a new Nearctic stonefly species (Plecoptera, Perlidae)

@article{Grubbs2012PerlestaEA,
  title={Perlesta ephelida, a new Nearctic stonefly species (Plecoptera, Perlidae)},
  author={Scott A. Grubbs and R. Edward DeWalt},
  journal={ZooKeys},
  year={2012},
  pages={1 - 15}
}
Abstract A new Nearctic species of Perlidae (Insecta, Plecoptera), Perlesta ephelida sp. n., is described from the male, female, and egg stages. This species has been previously reported as, or confused with, Perlesta shubuta Stark from several central and eastern U.S. states. Perlesta ephelida is distinctive from Perlesta shubuta and other regional Nearctic congeners mainly according to male genitalic and egg characteristics. Perlesta ephelida is a widely-distributed eastern Nearctic species… 

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