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  Photographer: Paul Zborowski  www.close-up-photolibrary.com

Stoneflies

Class: Insecta
Phylum: Arthropoda
Order: Plecoptera

Description:
Elongated body less than 50mm in length with two pairs of wings. Have long cerci but lack a middle tail filament. Found around freshwater streams and ponds. Nymphs feed on algae and plant debris, or aquatic insects. Adults feed mainly on lichens, algae and rotten wood. Predators include other insects, spiders, frogs, reptiles, birds and bats.