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Also known as spongillaflies, these small insects have slender antennae and lacy wings. Adults do not fly very far from water and are active at twilight and after dark.

• life cycle Kggs are laid singly or in small groups on overhangs, and hatched larvae drop into the water. The larvae have very Ml/ elongate, slender jaws for sucking > Fw out the body contents of sponges. raSr [ arvaf have

• Occurrence Worldwide. rjHSgs tlucc pairsof

Near a source of freshwater, idBjip |Cgs and wherever sponges occur. /WF abdominal gills.

Si SYR A FUSC ATA is widespread across Europe. The adults catch and feed on aphids and are often attracted to lights after dark.

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