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Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Plecoptera
Family Peltoperlidae
Common Name Roachfly
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Body stout and appears roachlike
  • Abdomen shorter than thorax
  • Thoracic gills simple or forked
  • No gills on abdomen
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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