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Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Plecoptera
Family Nemouridae
Common Name Spring Stonefly
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Abdomen short, the extended hind legs reach beyond the tip of the abdomen
  • Wing pads of mature nymph are set at an angle to the body axis
  • some with gills in the neck area
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Merritt, R W., K W. Cummins, and M B. Berg. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Company, 2008