“Aquatic Caterpillars, Snout Moths”
“Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies”
“Dragonflies and Damselflies”
Of the 15 species of Neoperla, only one detailed study of the biology of Neoperla clymene in Texas has not been studied. The larvae tend to be more in the open gravel beds compared to leafpacks. This predator can be separated from others in the family by the two ocelli on the head and a transverse elevated ridge.
Upper Midwest: 1
Engulfer / Predator
Widespread (east of the Rocky Mtns.)
Two Tarsal Claws
Glossae Shorter Than Paraglossae
+ Expanded Character List
Order: Wings developing in wing pads. Mouthparts suitable for chewing. Gills digitiform and located near mouthparts, on neck, sides of thorax, or underside of base of abdomen, never on top or sides of abdomen. Two tarsal claws per leg. Only two tails (cerci).
Family: Glossae much shorter than the paraglossae. Multi-branched, filamentous gills present laterally and ventrally on thorax, but not on abdomen.
Genus: Two ocelli, Occiciptal ridge present