“Aquatic Caterpillars, Snout Moths”
“Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies”
“Dragonflies and Damselflies”
No genus-level description defined.
Southeast: 7.5 and higher
Piercer / Predator
Widespread (east of the Rocky Mtns.)
Antennae Shorter than Head
Long Breathing Tube on Abdominal Apex
+ 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: The mouthparts are slender, needle-like; the antennae are short and hidden from dorsal view; the end of the abdomen has a cylindrical breathing tube composed of 2 slender, non-retractile filaments.
Genus: Not defined.