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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Baetiscidae - Armored Mayflies

fat spiny Mayfly larva - Baetisca laurentina fat spiny Mayfly larva - Baetisca laurentina fat spiny Mayfly larva - Baetisca laurentina Mayfly Larva - Baetisca laurentina Mayfly Larva - Baetisca laurentina Mayfly Larva - Baetisca laurentina Mayfly Larva - Baetisca laurentina aquatic invertebrate found in slow moving river - Baetisca
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
Suborder Carapacea
Family Baetiscidae (Armored Mayflies)
Numbers
a single genus 12 spp. total, all of in our area(1)(2)
Range
nearctic family more diverse in the east, esp. se. US; 2 spp. are transcontinental in the north, 1 sp. is restricted to nw. NA(1)(2)