Dobsonflies

I he wings of these usually large, soft-bodied insects are clear or have gray or brown areas. I nlike alderflies, they have three ocelli. I he males may have huge mandibles, used for male-to-male combat or for holding the female.

• LlFF CYCLF Fggs are laid near water. I he bottom-dwelling larvae have eight pairs of simple filaments with basal gill tufts and may take years to mature.

• OCCl KRFNCF Worldwide, especially in temperate regions. In running water.

pale patterns on wings

Laryak have a pair of hook I ike prolegs at the end of the abdomen.

hindwings • similar in size to forewings

CHA('MODES SPKCIKS may be called fish flies. They have distinct rounded hind corners on the head.

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