Order Plecoptera – stoneflies
Plecoptera means “twisted wing”
- Adults: flattened soft bodies. hold wings flat over body at rest
- Adults are poor fliers and stay near the stream after emerging
- Chewing mouthparts
- Mating adults “drum” their abdomens on a surface
- Eggs deposited in freshwater.
- Cold, fast-flowing streams.
- Nymphs live under stones for 1-3 yrs.
Food: plants and animals, dead and living