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Genus Overview
No genus-level description defined.
Characteristics
POLLUTION TOLERANCE
Southeast: 2.8 and higher
0 = least tolerant, 10 = most tolerant
FEEDING HABITS
Collector / Filterer
Collector / Gatherer
MOVEMENT
Climber
Swimmer
DISTRIBUTION
Widespread (east of the Rocky Mtns.)
HABITAT
Lotic-depositional
Lotic-erosional
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Diagnostic Characters
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Order: Wings and wing pads absent. Eye spots sometimes visible, but compound eyes absent. Segmented legs absent, but sometimes fleshy prolegs present. Sometimes with distinct head, often without head or with head drawn deeply into thorax. Body flattened, cylindrical, or maggot-like.
Family: The head is distinct and fully exposed; the 1st and 2nd abdominal segments each have a pair of fleshy prolegs with tiny apical hooks; the end of the abdomen has two flattened lobes with hairy margins above a small, dorsally sclerotized anal segment with fleshy papillae.
Genus: Not defined.