Family: Sisyridae

Spongilliflies

These photos supplement page 114 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Sisyridae can be found on page 114. Sisyridae occur in lotic and lentic habitats where freshwater sponges are found. They are very small (5 mm) and are found on the outside or in the canals of sponges, and depend on the sponges for nourishment.

Sisyridae

Sisyridae head Sisyridae lateral tubercles

Neuroptera

SisyridaeSisyridae
Spongilliflies


There is only one family of aquatic Neuroptera. Click on the photo for more information.