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Genus Pteronarcys - Giant Stoneflies

Pteronarcyidae: Pteronarcys proteus - Pteronarcys proteus Giant Stonefly - Pteronarcys biloba Emerging Adult Stonefly - Pteronarcys Pteronarcys proteus Pteronarcys spp. - Pteronarcys Plecoptera, Giant StoneflyX - Pteronarcys pictetii - female Large Bug - Pteronarcys Fishfly sp - Pteronarcys
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies)
Superfamily Pteronarcyoidea
Family Pteronarcyidae (Giant Stoneflies)
Genus Pteronarcys (Giant Stoneflies)
Other Common Names
Explanation of Names
Pteronarcys Newman 1838
Greek pteron (πτηρον) 'feather, wing' + arkys (αρκυς) 'net'
8 spp. in our area, 10 total(1)(2)
holarctic (2 spp. in E. Asia), incl. much of NA, significantly more diverse in the west and in the Appalachians(1)(2)
See Also
Pteronarcella (smaller, not found east of the Rocky Mts)