Plecoptera Species File (Version 5.0/5.0)
       Home       Search       Taxa       Key       Help       Wiki

All old/original SpeciesFile websites have transitioned to read-only status as of 14 August 2023. When new "Pages" sites are live in the coming weeks, this content will still be available at <your_file> . Please contact for more information.

Characters to separate taxa in Plecoptera

        An artificial key to adults of Plecoptera of the World
Complex genitalia present consisting of a combination of hooks, vesicles, epiproct and internal organs (males) or a subgenital plate of various forms (females)Without complex genitalia or subgenital plate.
Spiracles present.Absent.
Wings present, full length or shortwinged (brachypterous) or wingless (apterous).Wings absent, developing wing tissue contained within wingpads for macropterous and brachypterous species/sexes.

Creative Commons BY-SA       Home       Search       Taxa       Key       Help       Wiki      |      Top of page
Copyright © 2023.  Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.