“Aquatic Caterpillars, Snout Moths”
“Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies”
“Dragonflies and Damselflies”
Larvae of this genus have been shown to have a 2-3 year development time depending on location. Nymphs are founds in cobble substrate. The complete mitochondrial genome of one species Paragnetina indentata was recently sequenced in 2020.
Engulfer / Predator
Widespread (east of the Rocky Mtns.)
Two Tarsal Claws
Glossae Shorter Than Paraglossae
Cerci With A Fringe Of Hair
Posterior Spinule Fringe
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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: Glossae much shorter than the paraglossae. Multi-branched, filamentous gills present laterally and ventrally on thorax, but not on abdomen.
Genus: Three ocelli present, fringe of setae on cerci (tails), Posterior spinule fringe lacking on sternum #7, occipital ridge present