“Aquatic Caterpillars, Snout Moths”
“Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies”
“Dragonflies and Damselflies”
“Cleft-footed Minnow Mayflies”
7 species in North America. This genus is not typically encountered but easily identified. They are found in deeper streams and lake shorelines, sometimes found in areas of slow current.
Southeast: 3.1 and higher
Upper Midwest: 2 and higher
Mid-Atlantic: 2 and higher
Collector / Gatherer
Widespread (east of the Rocky Mtns.)
Single Tarsal Claw
Usually 3 Tails
Foreleg Claws Bifid
Gills on 1-7 Plate-like
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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: Long, slender mayfly with normal plate-like gills on most abdominal segments; the claws are forked on the front legs.
Genus: minnow-like bodies, bifid protarsal claws