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Synonyms for alderfly

dark-colored insect having predaceous aquatic larvae

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My favorite is EARLSFIELD alderflies, because I once (1977-80) lived there and never noticed its valid transposal!
The flies include general attractors, mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, midges, craneflies, blackflies, alderflies, damselflies, dragonflies, hellgrammites, crustaceans, terrestrials, baitfish, and leeches.
Megalopterans are among the most primitive of winged insects in the world (Aspock et al., 2001) and include two families: Corydalidae (dobsonflies and fishflies) and Sialidae (alderflies).
To date, alderflies have been reported only in three of these seven provinces: Austroriparian, Balconian, and Texan.
The following key includes all species of alderflies reported from Texas with terminology from Contreras-Ramos (2006).