Temporal patterns of aquatic insect emergence were studied in a 3rd order Andean stream
Aquatic insect orders showed different responses to discharge patterns
A high percentage of emergences occurred within two discharge categories: <0.352 and 0.352–0.579 m3.s−1.
ARIMA models were applied to analyze the time series data.
This study provides relevant information about the ecology of aquatic insects in Andean freshwaters.