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Leuctridae

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The Leuctridae are a family of stoneflies. They are known commonly as rolled-winged stoneflies[1] and needleflies.[2] This family contains at least 390 species.[3][4]

Description

These small stoneflies can reach a length of 5–13 mm (0.20–0.51 in), but most of the species are less than 1 centimeter long. The wings are slender and cylindrical, usually dark brown in color. At rest, the wings appear to be wrapping their bodies. The adults develop in early spring, swarm, mate, and lay the eggs in the water. The slender, yellowish larvae are herbivorous, feeding on plants and organic waste.

Distribution

The species of Leuctridae have a mainly Holarctic distribution.

Systematics

Subfamilies, tribes, and genera include:[1][4]

References

  1. ^ a b Leuctridae. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  2. ^ Malcolm Storey. "PLECOPTERA (stoneflies)". BioImages - Virtual Field-Guide (UK). Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. ^ Qian, Y. H., Li, H. L., & Du, Y. Z. (2014). A Study of Leuctridae (Insecta: Plecoptera) from Shennongjia, Hubei Province, China. Florida Entomologist 97(2), 605-610.
  4. ^ a b DeWalt, R.E.; Maehr, M.D.; Neu-Becker, U.; Stueber, G. (2019). "family Leuctridae". Plecoptera species file online, Version 5.0. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  5. ^ Shepard, W. D. and R. W. Baumann. 1995. Calileuctra, a new genus, and two new species of stoneflies from California (Plecoptera: Leuctridae). Great Basin Naturalist 55: 124-133.
  6. ^ Stark, B. P. & Kyzar, J. W. (2001). Systematics of Nearctic Paraleuctra with description of a new genus (Plecoptera: Leuctridae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 144(1), 119-135.

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Leuctridae: Brief Summary

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The Leuctridae are a family of stoneflies. They are known commonly as rolled-winged stoneflies and needleflies. This family contains at least 390 species.

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