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Family Overview
The labrum (upper lip) is not notched in the middle; the antennae are shorter than twice the width of the head; the maxillae on the underside of the head lack prominent rows of golden spines; the abdominal gills are rounded and similar to each other in structure; 3 long slender filaments at the end of the body are about equally long.
Characteristics
POLLUTION TOLERANCE
Mid-Atlantic: up to 2
Upper Midwest: 2 - 7
Southeast: 2.6 - 3.1
0 = least tolerant, 10 = most tolerant
FEEDING HABITS
Collector / Gatherer
MOVEMENT
Climber
Swimmer
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Diagnostic Characters
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Order: Wings developing in wing pads. Mouthparts suitable for chewing. Gills present on tops and sides of abdomen. Segmented legs present. One tarsal claw per leg. Usually with 3 tails (sometimes 2).
Family: The labrum (upper lip) is not notched in the middle; the antennae are shorter than twice the width of the head; the maxillae on the underside of the head lack prominent rows of golden spines; the abdominal gills are rounded and similar to each other in structure; 3 long slender filaments at the end of the body are about equally long.