“Aquatic Caterpillars, Snout Moths”
“Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies”
“Dragonflies and Damselflies”
A large genus, within the family, containing 6 six species in North America. Typically found in leafpacks of small streams or headwaters.
Shredder / Detritivore
Widespread (east of the Rocky Mtns.)
Two Tarsal Claws
Conical Thoracic Gills
Paraglossae And Glossae Subequal
Thoracic Sterna Overlapping
+ Expanded Character List
Order: Wings developing in wing pads. Mouthparts suitable for chewing. Gills digitiform and located near mouthparts, on neck, sides of thorax, or underside of base of abdomen, never on top or sides of abdomen. Two tarsal claws per leg. Only two tails (cerci).
Family: The body is small (1/4–1 inch), stocky, with tapered and pointed gills that are partly hidden by the large, overlapping thoracic plates, giving this stonefly a cockroach appearance from dorsal view.
Genus: Thoracic gills present, thoracic segments expanded to be shield-like, mature specimens needed