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AdirmanSeptember 11th, 2010, 3:06 am
Monticello, NY

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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?
TaxonSeptember 11th, 2010, 7:55 am
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Plano, TX

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Adirman-

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.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
AdirmanSeptember 11th, 2010, 9:56 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 460
Taxon;

Thanks for the info!!

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