Nemouridae


Nemouridae
Nemouridae
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

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.

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