TaeniopterygidaeC. Riley Nelson
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Taeniopterygidae is a medium sized family of stoneflies consisting of about 75 species. They are Holarctic in distribution. They are found in all sizes of streams, but are probably most species rich in larger ones.
Zwick (1973) lists the synapomorphies of the Taeniopterygidae as: 1, second trasal joint elongate, all three joints of similar length; 2, basal joint of male cercus much enlarged; 3, vagina minute, with ventral face open, genital opening in the middle of eighth sternite.
Zwick, P. 1973. Insecta: Plecoptera. Phylogenetisches System und Katalog. Das Tierreich 94. Walter de Gruyter and Co., Berlin. 465 pp.
C. Riley Nelson
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
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