Plecoptera

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Plecoptera

[plə′käp·tə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The stoneflies, an order of primitive insects in which adults differ only slightly from immature stages, except for wings and tracheal gills.
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Also in Indiana, Brack (1985) found dipterans, trichopterans, coleopterans (including the Asiatic oak weevil), lepidopterans, homopterans, hymenopterans, neuropterans, and plecopterans represented, in decreasing order of importance, in the diet of this species.
The diversity of the predators increases in parallel with that of the herbivores; they are mainly plecopterans and planarians, as in the seasonal streams at the high altitudes, but here they are represented by different species with longer life cycles.
At the ordinal level, the major shredders in both streams were dipterans, trichopterans, and plecopterans. The proportion of shredder biomass in each of these groups changed more in the treatment than in the reference stream.