“Aquatic Caterpillars, Snout Moths”
“Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies”
“Dragonflies and Damselflies”
“Primitive Minnow Mayflies”
No genus-level description defined.
Southeast: 2.6 and higher
Upper Midwest: 7 and higher
Collector / Gatherer
Widespread (east of the Rocky Mtns.)
Single Tarsal Claw
Usually 3 Tails
3 "Tails" Subequal
Distal Margin of Labrum Straight
Gills on 1-7 Plate-like
+ Expanded Character List
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.
Genus: Not defined.