Life History and Secondary Production of Caenis latipennis Banks (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) in Honey Creek, Oklahoma Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Life History and Secondary Production of Caenis latipennis Banks (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) in Honey Creek, Oklahoma

Creator

  • Author: Taylor, Jason M.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Kennedy, James H.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Waller, William T.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Zimmerman, Earl G.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2001-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: A study of the life history and secondary production of Caenis latipennis, a caenid mayfly, was conducted on Honey Creek, OK. from August 1999 through September 2000. The first instar nymph was described. Nymphs were separated into five development classes. Laboratory egg and nymph development rates, emergence, fecundity, voltinism, and secondary production were analyzed. C. latipennis eggs and nymphs take 132 and 1709 degree days to develop. C. latipennis had an extended emergence with five peaks. Females emerged, molted, mated, and oviposited in an estimated 37 minutes. Mean fecundity was 888.4 ± 291.9 eggs per individual (range 239 -1576). C. latipennis exhibited a multivoltine life cycle with four overlapping generations. Secondary production was 6,052.57 mg/m2/yr.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Mayflies -- Oklahoma -- Honey Creek.
  • Keyword: Caenis latipennis
  • Keyword: life history
  • Keyword: Honey Creek
  • Keyword: Oklahoma

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Taylor, Jason M.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 51259662
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc2863

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Biology
  • Academic Department: Department of Biological Sciences
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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