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scientific name    Banksiola    

habitat
Lakes, marshes and sluggish streams, excluding vernal waters.

identification
Adults are brown with relatively narrow wings. Forewings are covered with very short, dense hairs.

diet info
The first 3-4 instars feed mainly on filamentous algae, whereas the fifth instar is primarily predacious (Wiggins, 1996).

range
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).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=30385



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