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A stonefly, Eusthenia sp. © JJ Harrison
The Plecoptera are commonly known as stoneflies. There are 3,580 species found on all continents except Antarctica.
Stonefly larvae © Bohringer Friedrich
Plecoptera literally means 'braided wings' and comes from the Greek pleken (to braid) and pteryx (wing).
Cerci Cerci are paired appendages found on the rear segment of many insects.