Nemouridae

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Nemouridae
Nemoura.cinerea.jpg
Nemoura cinerea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Plecoptera
Family: Nemouridae
Genera

Amphinemura
Illiesonemoura
Indonemoura
Lednia
Malenka
Mesonemoura
Nemoura
Nemurella
Ostrocerca
Paranemoura
Podmosta
Prostoia
Protonemura
Shipsa
Soyedina
Visoka
Zapada

The Nemouridae are a family of stoneflies, with more than 600 described species with a mainly Holarctic distribution.[1] Members of this family are commonly known as spring stoneflies or brown stoneflies. Fly fishermen often refer to these insects as tiny winter blacks.

Although these insects use a wide range of flowing-water habitats, they tend to be most prevalent in smaller streams. The nymphs are distinctive, being broad-bodied and bristly with divergent wing pads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, C. Riley. 1996. Nemouridae. Version 1 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Nemouridae/13941/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/