“Aquatic Caterpillars, Snout Moths”
“Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies”
“Dragonflies and Damselflies”
17 species in North America. The unique feature of this genus is the very long and thin labrum. They are largely confined to lakes, ponds, boggy areas and temporary ponds.
Engulfer / Predator
Abdomen with 5 Sharp Stiff Points or 3 Gills
Two Pairs of Wing Pads
3 Tracheal Gills
Base of Prementum Long and Slender
+ Expanded Character List
Order: Nymph with mask-like labium below chewing mouthparts. Wings developing in wing pads. Segmented legs present, each with two claws.
Family: The slender larva has conspicuous terminal gills; the prementum (“lower lip”) is very long and its base is slender, parallel-sided, and at least twice as long as its triangular apex.
Genus: Labrum long and thin,