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Species Potamyia flava

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Annulipalpia
Superfamily Hydropsychoidea
Family Hydropsychidae (Netspinning Caddisflies)
Subfamily Hydropsychinae
Genus Potamyia
Species flava (Potamyia flava)
Explanation of Names
Potamyia flava (Hagen 1861)
Identification
The long antennae, the shape of the face, and the pale yellowish color help to distinguish this from the other hydropsychids.