“Aquatic Caterpillars, Snout Moths”
“Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies”
“Dragonflies and Damselflies”
10 species in North America.
Piercer / Predator
Widespread (east of the Rocky Mtns.)
Antennae Longer than Head
Hind Femora Longer than Abdomen
Middle Legs Closer to Hind Legs
+ Expanded Character List
Order: Adults: With or without wings. If wings present, forewings typically leathery or hard basally and translucent and flexible apically. Nymphs: With or without wing pads. Segmented legs present. Mandibles hidden within needle-like beak in adults and nymphs.
Family: Antennae longer than head and conspicuous in dorsal view. If wings present, membrane without distinct, similar cells defined by wing veins. Claws of at least front tarsi arising before tarsal apices. Hind femora much longer than abdomen.
Genus: eyes endented at midpoint, legs long, pronotum dull, 1st antennae segment similiar in length to combined others,