Ecological parameter: larval development cycle

Parameter group: life & body related parameters

The parameter indicates the season in which larval development is most intensive. It suggests a critical period of vulnerability to disturbances of the aquatic habitat and is closely connected with other life cycle parameters, such as emergence- and flight period or resistance form. A species' larval development cycle is not fixed; it can vary as specific habitat characteristics like thermal regime change with altitude and latitude.

Classification system: 10 point assignment system
A description of the coding system can be found here  Abbreviations/Coding Systems

Category name:Abbreviations:Explanation:
winterwinlarval development mainly in winter
springsprlarval development mainly in spring
summersumlarval development mainly in summer
autumnautlarval development mainly in autumn
all yearalylarval development all year
Assigned taxa for each higher systematic unit:
TaxagroupNumber of assigned taxa / total number of taxa - percentage
Ephemeroptera199 / 353 - 56.3%
Odonata146 / 174 - 83.9%
Plecoptera58 / 576 - 10%