The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 57 Number 1: 1-19 - June 1995

A publication of the National Speleological Society

The Cave Fauna of Alabama. Part II: The Insects
Stewart B. Peck


Results are presented from a survey of the insects inhabiting about 250 caves in Alabama, at the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. A rich fauna of over 200 species of insects is now known from aquatic and terrestrial cave inhabitats in Alabama. Sixty-nine of these species are judged to be cave-limited troglobites, 69 are troglophiles, and 18 are trogloxenes. The troglobitic species consists of 9 collembola, 5 diplurans, 21 carabid beetles, 20 pselaphid beetles, and 13 leiodid beetles.

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