|scientific name Banksiola |
Lakes, marshes and sluggish streams, excluding vernal waters.
Adults are brown with relatively narrow wings. Forewings are covered with very short, dense hairs.
The first 3-4 instars feed mainly on filamentous algae, whereas the fifth instar is primarily predacious (Wiggins, 1996).
Banksiola is exclusively a Nearctic genus. Most of the species are eastern in distribution with the exception of B. crotchi, which appears across the country (Schmid, 1998).
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