California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Aquatic Biological Assement

California Digital Reference Collection Home | Family Level | Level 1 Taxonomy | Level 2 Taxonomy

Jump to:

Ephemeroptera Odonata Plecoptera Hemiptera Megaloptera Neuroptera Trichoptera Lepidoptera Coleoptera Diptera Non-Insects

Capniidae Level 1 Level 2

Capniidae

 

Key Characters

Glossae and paraglossae subequal. Abdominal segments 1-9 divided by a membranous fold, lateral margins of abdomen as viewed from above appear zigzagged. Hind wing pads parallel to the body. Cylindrical body form but more swollen (like a bowling pin).

Tolerance 1
Distribution CA, OR, WA, NV, AZ, Baja