Nemouridae Nemoura cinerea Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Infraclass: Neoptera Order: Plecoptera Family: Nemouridae Genera
Nemouridae is a family of stoneflies. This is one of the largest stonefly families with more than 600 described species with a mainly Holarctic distribution. 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 utilize 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.
- Nelson, C. Riley. 1996. Nemouridae. Version 01 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Nemouridae/13941/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/
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