Family: Pteronarcyidae

Giant Stoneflies

These photos supplement pages 77-86 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Pteronarcyidae can be found on page 86. There are 2 families of Stoneflies that have gills on their thorax: Pteronarcyidae and Perlidae. Pteronarcyidae has gills on abdominal segments 1 and 2 as well as the thorax, whereas Perlidae has gills only on the thorax. Click to compare with Perlidae.

Pteronarcyidae

Pteronarcyidae gills Pteronarcyidae terminus

Plecoptera

CapniidaeCapniidae
Small Winter Stoneflies
 

LeuctridaeLeuctridae
Roll-Winged Stoneflies
 

NemouridaeNemouridae
Brown Stoneflies


PerlidaePerlidae
Common Stoneflies
 

PerlodidaePerlodidae
Patterned Stoneflies


PteronarcyidaePteronarcyidae
Giant Stoneflies


TaeniopterygidaeTaeniopterygidae
Winter Stoneflies