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Category Name Traits Name Traits Description
Life history Adult Identifies if traits were compiled for aquatic adults, otherwise entries pertain to immature life stage (entries: ADULT or blank)
Life history No. of Aquatic stages Number of aquatic life stages (4 potential entries)
Life history - development Ability to survive abbreviated Abbreviated ability to survive desiccation entries: present = able to survive desiccation; absent = not able to survive desiccation
Life history - development Ability to survive comments Description of abbreviated adult ability to survive desiccation entries: present = able to survive desiccation; absent = not able to survive desiccation
Life history - development Adult ability to temporarily exit water Indicates ability to temporarily exit water. Entries = no, yes, unknown, blank
Life history - development Adult ability to temporarily exit water abbreviated Abbreviated adult ability to exit entries: present = has ability to exit; absent = does NOT have ability to exit
Life history - development Adult ability to temporarily exit water comments Description of abbreviated adult ability to exit entries: present = has ability to exit; absent = does NOT have ability to exit. This does NOT include emergence.
Life history - development Development pattern comments Development pattern text notes
Life history - development Development speed Development speed. Entries: fast seasonal, slow seasonal, Non-seasonal
Life history - development Development speed abbreviated Abbreviated development entries: fast, slow, non
Life history - development Diapause Indicates whether diapause occurs. Entries: no, yes, unknown, blank
Life history - development Hatch time Time required for eggs to hatch. Entries: hours, minutes, days, months, weeks
Life history - development Hatch time comments Time required for eggs to hatch text notes
Life history - development Life span Adult lifespan. Entries: days, hours, weeks, months
Life history - development Life span abbreviated Abbreviated adult life span: very_short, short, long
Life history - development Life span comments Description of abbreviated adult life span entries: very short = less than 1 week; short = less than 1 month; long = greater than 1 month
Life history - emergence Duration of oviposition period Duration of oviposition period. Entries = days, months, weeks
Life history - emergence Egg - mass Egg type - one mass
Life history - emergence Egg - mutiple batches Egg type - multiple batches
Life history - emergence Egg - single Egg type - Single
Life history - emergence Egg cemented Indicates whether eggs are cemented. Entries = no, yes
Life history - emergence Emergence begins Season that emergence begins
Life history - emergence Emergence behavior - drifting emergence behavior - drifting
Life history - emergence Emergence behavior comments Emergence behavior text notes
Life history - emergence Emergence comments Seasons during which sexually mature forms have been reported. Entries = winter, spring, summer, fall
Life history - emergence Emergence ends Season that emergence ends
Life history - emergence Emergence occur all year Indicates whether emergence can occur all year. Entries = no, yes, unknown, blank
Life history - emergence Emergence synchronization Indicates whether emergence is synchronous. Entries = no, yes, unknown, blank
Life history - emergence Emergence synchronization Abbreviated Abbreviated synchronization of emergence entries = poorly, well
Life history - emergence Emergence synchronization comments Description of abbreviated synchronization of emergence entries: poorly = week; well = days
Life history - emergence Fecundity Fecundity. Entries: < 100 eggs, > 10,000 eggs, 100 to 1000 eggs, 1000 to 10,000 eggs
Life history - emergence Oviposition behavior comments Oviposition behavior text notes
Life history - emergence Primary oviposition behavior Primary oviposition behavior (10-15 potential entries)
Life history - emergence Secondary oviposition behavior Secondary oviposition behavior (10-15 potential entries)
Life history - emergence Voltinism Voltinism. Entries: > 1 Generation per year, 1 Generation per year, < 1 Generation per year
Life history - emergence Voltinism Comments Voltinism text comments (i.e., overwintering of eggs or immatures)
Life history - emergence Voltinism abbreviated Abbreviated voltinism entries: semivoltine, univoltine, bi_multivoltine
Life history - emergence emergence behavior - climbing emergence behavior - climbing
Life history - emergence emergence behavior - crawling emergence behavior - crawling
Mobility Adult dispersal distance Adult dispersal distance. Entries = 1 km or less, 10 km or less, 10 m or less, 100 km or less
Mobility Drift abbreviated Abbreviated occurrence in drift entries: rare, common, abundant
Mobility Drift propensity comments Description of abbreviated occurrence in drift entries: rare = catastrophic only; common = typically observed; abundant = dominant in drift samples
Mobility Drift propensity of early instars Drift propensity of early instars. Entries = Strong (active / often), Medium (mostly passive / occasional), Weak (catastrophic only)
Mobility Drift propensity of late instars Drift propensity of late instars. Entries = Strong (active / often), Medium (mostly passive / occasional), Weak (catastrophic only)
Mobility Female dispersal Abbreviated female dispersal entries: low, high
Mobility Female dispersal comments Descripton of abbreviated female dispersal entries: low = less than 1 km flight before laying eggs; high = greater than 1 km flight before laying eggs
Mobility Flying strength Abbreviated flying strength entries: weak, strong
Mobility Flying strength comments Description of abbreviated flying strength entries: weak = e.g., cannot fly into light breeze
Mobility Larval dispersal distance Larval dispersal distance. Entries = < 1 m, 1-10 m, 11-100 m
Mobility Maximum crawling rate Abbreviated maximum crawling rate entries: very_low, low, high
Mobility Maximum crawling rate comments Description of abbreviated maximum crawling rate entries: very low = less than 10 cm per hour; low = less than 100 cm per hour; high = greater than 100 cm per hour
Mobility Swimming ability Abbreviated swimming ability entries: none, weak strong
Morphology - Adaptation Ballast taxon has ballast
Morphology - Adaptation Friction taxon has friction pads or other structures to reduce friction coefficient with surface
Morphology - Adaptation Hair taxon has hair
Morphology - Adaptation Hooks taxon has hooks
Morphology - Adaptation Other Text to further describe morphological adaptations
Morphology - Adaptation Silk taxon has silk
Morphology - Adaptation Suckers taxon has suckers
Morphology - Armor Armor Degree of body armoring. Entries = All sclerotized, Hard shelled, Partly sclerotized, Soft
Morphology - Armor Armor abbreviated Abbreviated armoring entries = none, poor, good
Morphology - Armor Armor comments Description of abbreviated armoring entries: none = soft-bodied forms; poor = heavily sclerotized; good = e.g., some cased caddisflies
Morphology - Attachment Attachment abbreviated Abbreviated attachment entries = none, some, both
Morphology - Attachment Attachment comments Abbreviated attachment entries: none = free-ranging; some = sessile, sedentary; both = free-ranging and sessile, sedentary. Other (non-abbreviated) entries include: normally free living and capable of locomotion; both sessile and free living and capable of locomotion; normally sessile.
Morphology - Body Body Shape abbreviated Abbreviated body shape entries = streamlined, not_streamlined
Morphology - Body Body height Measured body height of immatures (mm)
Morphology - Body Body length Measured body length of immatures (mm)
Morphology - Body Body shape Body shape. Entries = Bluff (blocky), Dorsoventrally flattened, Round (humped), Streamlined / fusiform, Tubular
Morphology - Body Body shape case Body shape with case/retreat. Entries = Bluff (blocky), Dorsoventrally flattened, Round (humped), Streamlined / fusiform, Tubular
Morphology - Body Body shape comments Description of abbreviated body shape entries: streamlined = flat, fusiform; not streamlined = cylindrical, round or bluff
Morphology - Body Body width Measured body width of immatures (mm)
Morphology - Body Maximal body size Maximal body size of immatures. Entries = Large (length > 16 mm), Medium (length 9-16 mm), Small (length < 9 mm)
Morphology - Body Mediate drag Indication of whether shape mediates drag. Entries = no, yes, unknown, blank
Morphology - Respiration Respiration abbreviated Abbreviated respiration entries = tegument, gills, plastron_spiracle
Morphology - Respiration Respiration comments Respiration text notes
Morphology - Respiration Respiration mode of aquatic adults Respiration mode of aquatic adults
Morphology - Respiration Respiration mode of early instars Respiration mode of early instars
Morphology - Respiration Respiration mode of late instars Respiration mode of late instars
Resource Acquisition Preference Current quiet current preference - quiet
Resource Acquisition Preference Current slow current preference - slow
Resource Acquisition Preference Feed mode comments Description of abbreviated primary functional feeding group entries: CF = collector-filterer; CG = collector-gatherer; HB = herbivore (scraper); SH = shredder; PR = predator (piercer, engulfer); PA = parasite. Other (non-abbreviated) entries include text notes on food material consumed.
Resource Acquisition Preference Habit abbreviated Abbreviated habit entries: BU, CB, CN, SK, SP, SW
Resource Acquisition Preference Habit comments Description of abbreviated primary habit entries: BU = burrower; CB = climber; CN = clinger; SK = skater; SP = sprawler; SW = swimmer. Other (non-abbreviated) entries include text notes on habit.
Resource Acquisition Preference Lateral habitat position comments Lateral habitat position in water column text notes
Resource Acquisition Preference Lateral habitat position hyporheic Lateral habitat position in water column - hyporheic
Resource Acquisition Preference Lateral habitat position margin Lateral habitat position in water column - margin
Resource Acquisition Preference Lateral habitat position pool Lateral habitat position in water column - pool
Resource Acquisition Preference Lateral habitat position riffle Lateral habitat position in water column - riffle
Resource Acquisition Preference Lateral habitat position shoreline Lateral habitat position in water column - shoreline
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat algae Microhabitat substrate preference - algae
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat boulder Microhabitat substrate preference - boulder
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat comments Microhabitat substrate preference text notes
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat detritus Microhabitat substrate preference - detritus
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat gravel Microhabitat substrate preference - gravel
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat large woody debris Microhabitat substrate preference - large woody debris (LWD)
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat macrophytes Microhabitat substrate preference - macrophytes
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat pelagic Microhabitat substrate preference - pelagic
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat plants Microhabitat substrate preference - plants
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat rocks Microhabitat substrate preference - rocks
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat sand Microhabitat substrate preference - sand
Resource Acquisition Preference Microhabitat silt Microhabitat substrate preference - silt
Resource Acquisition Preference Primary feeding mode Primary feeding mode based on mouthpart morphology
Resource Acquisition Preference Primary functional feeding group abbreviated Abbreviated primary functional feeding group entries: CF, CG, HB, PA, PR, SH
Resource Acquisition Preference Primary habit Primary habit
Resource Acquisition Preference Rheophily Abbreviated rheophily entries: depo, depo_eros, eros
Resource Acquisition Preference Rheophily comments Description of abbreviated rheophily entries: depo = depositional only, depo_eros = depositional and erosional; eros: erosional only. Other (categorical) entries include: fast, moderate, moderate-fast, standing and flowing, standing-slight, slight.
Resource Acquisition Preference Secondary feeding mode Secondary feeding mode based on mouthpart morphology
Resource Acquisition Preference Secondary habit Secondary habit
Resource Acquisition Preference Vertical habitat position benthic Vertical habitat position in water column - benthic
Resource Acquisition Preference Vertical habitat position comments Vertical habitat position in water column text notes
Resource Acquisition Preference Vertical habitat position hyporheic Vertical habitat position in water column - hyporheic
Resource Acquisition Preference Vertical habitat position macrophytes Vertical habitat position in water column - macrophytes
Resource Acquisition Preference Vertical habitat position pelagic Vertical habitat position in water column - pelagic
Resource Acquisition Preference Vertical habitat position surface Vertical habitat position in water column - surface
Resource Acquisition Preference current fast laminar current preference - fast laminar currents
Resource Acquisition Preference current fast turbulent current preference - fast turbulent currents
Resource Acquisition Preference current moderate current preference - moderate
Tolerance Current optima rank Rank values were derived using an arbitrary 1-7 scoring scheme, based on percentiles within the data set. Low scores = preference for slower water and high scores = preference for faster water. For more information, see Data Source Summary document.
Tolerance Current optima value Optima values for current (velocity) data (typically derived from weighted average or generalized linear model inferences). For more information, see Data Source Summary document.
Tolerance Enrichment tolerance score Numerical tolerance score ranging from 0 (most intolerant) to 10 (most tolerant). Typically based on tolerances to organic enrichment.
Tolerance Enrichment tolerance score comments Description of enrichment tolerance scores and sources
Tolerance Eurythermal Taxon documented in eurythermal (< 15 C) temperature range
Tolerance Euthermal Taxon documented in euthermal (< 30 C) temperature range
Tolerance High DO levels Oxygen tolerance - high DO levels
Tolerance Low DO levels Oxygen tolerance - low DO levels
Tolerance Maximum temperature reported Maximum temperature reported
Tolerance Mesothermal Taxon documented in mesothermal (15-30 C) temperature range
Tolerance Metathermal Taxon documented in metathermal (5-15 C) temperature range
Tolerance Minimum temperature reported Minimum temperature reported
Tolerance Normal DO levels Oxygen tolerance - normal (intermediate) DO levels
Tolerance Observed lethal DO levels Observed lethal DO levels
Tolerance Observed maximum letal temperature Observed maximum letal temperature
Tolerance Oligothermal Taxon documented in oligothermal (< 15 C) temperature range
Tolerance Oxygen tolerance comments General oxygen tolerance categories: High, Moderate, Moderate-High, Low, Low-Moderate, Anaerobic, Low-Anaerobic, No strong preference
Tolerance Ph comments General pH tolerance categories: Acidic, Acid-Neutral, Alkaline, Alkaline-Neutral, Neutral, No strong preference
Tolerance Salinity tolerance - brakish Salinity tolerance - brakish
Tolerance Salinity tolerance - fresh Salinity tolerance - fresh
Tolerance Salinity tolerance - saline Salinity tolerance - saline
Tolerance Stenothermal Taxon documented in stenothermal (< 5 C) temperature range
Tolerance Thermal Indicator Cold and warm water preference taxa for particular states or regions. Entries = cold, warm, blank. NOTE: these lists are preliminary. For more information, see Data Source Summary document.
Tolerance Thermal comments Text notes pertaining to thermal entries.
Tolerance Thermal optima rank Rank values were derived using an arbitrary 1-7 scoring scheme, based on percentiles within the data set. Low scores = preference for colder water and high scores = preference for warmer water. For more information, see Data Source Summary document.
Tolerance Thermal optima value Optima values for temperature data (typically derived from weighted average or generalized linear model inferences). For more information, see Data Source Summary document.
Tolerance Thermal preference categories General thermal preference categories: Cold stenothermal (<5 C), Cold-cool eurythermal (0-15 C), Warm eurythermal (15-30 C), Hot euthermal (>30 C), No strong preference
Tolerance Thermal tolerance rank Rank values were derived using an arbitrary 1-7 scoring scheme, based on percentiles within the data set. Low scores = narrow thermal tolerance range and high scores = wide thermal tolerance range. For more information, see Data Source Summary document.
Tolerance Thermal tolerance value Tolerance values for temperature data (typically derived from weighted average or generalized linear model inferences). For more information, see Data Source Summary document.
Tolerance Turbidity General turbidity tolerance categories: Clear water, Silted/murky water, No preference
Tolerance pH tolerance - Acidic pH tolerance - Acidic
Tolerance pH tolerance - Alkaline pH tolerance - Alkaline
Tolerance pH tolerance - Intermediate pH tolerance - Intermediate
Waterbody Type Brackish waters taxon is found in brackish waters
Waterbody Type Cold springs taxon is found in cold springs
Waterbody Type Ephemeral lotic waters taxon is found in ephemeral lotic waters
Waterbody Type Headwater streams taxon is found in headwater streams
Waterbody Type Lake taxon is found in lakes
Waterbody Type Other taxon is found in an unlisted waterbody type,
Waterbody Type Pond taxon is found in ponds
Waterbody Type Primary waterbody Primary waterbody type where organism is found
Waterbody Type River taxon is found in rivers
Waterbody Type Second-fourth order streams taxon is found in second-fourth order streams
Waterbody Type Temporary lentic waters taxon is found in temporary lentic waters
Waterbody Type Warm springs taxon is found in warm springs
Waterbody Type Wetlands taxon is found in wetlands

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