No genus-level description defined.
Southeast: 0 and higher
Upper Midwest: 3 and higher
Engulfer / Predator
Widespread (east of the Rocky Mtns.)
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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 not evident, but is retracted inside the thorax; there are no segmented legs; abdominal segments have paired fleshy prolegs on five segments or roughened creeping welts on 4 segments; the posterior end of the abdomen has a pair of long slender lobes and sometimes with retractile anal gills below them.
Genus: Not defined.