Family: Perlodidae

Patterned Stoneflies

These photos supplement pages 77-86 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Perlodidae can be found on page 85. Perlodidae have beautiful patterns like Perlidae, however they lack branched gills on their thoracic segments. Click to compare with Perlidae. The most distinctive character for Perlodidae is the fact that hind wing pads diverge from the body axis as seen below.

Perlodidae

Perlodidae wings Perlodidae labium Perlodidae thorax

Plecoptera

CapniidaeCapniidae
Small Winter Stoneflies
 

LeuctridaeLeuctridae
Roll-Winged Stoneflies
 

NemouridaeNemouridae
Brown Stoneflies


PerlidaePerlidae
Common Stoneflies
 

PerlodidaePerlodidae
Patterned Stoneflies


PteronarcyidaePteronarcyidae
Giant Stoneflies


TaeniopterygidaeTaeniopterygidae
Winter Stoneflies