Blog & Latest Updates
Fly Fishing Articles
Insects by Common Name
|Adirman||September 11th, 2010, 3:06 am|
|Hey, what'sm with those wierd fuzzy looking things under its belly and forearms? Is that some sort of traction thing for sticking to stuff?|
|Taxon||September 11th, 2010, 7:55 am|
Site EditorRoyse City, TX
Interesting guess, but those are called gills, and are used to "breathe" dissolved oxygen from the water. Stonefly family generally determines whether or not gills are possessed, where they are located on the body, and the form they take, finger-like or filamentous, simple or branched, etc.
|Adirman||September 11th, 2010, 9:56 am|
Thanks for the info!!