|scientific name Apatania zonella |
Standing waters, ranging from valley bottoms to alpine regions.
Adults fly in July.
Adult antennae are dark brown and the vertex of the head, black. Spurs are yellow-brown. Forewings are translucent dark brown with a thick irregular stigma. In males, the clasper is very short, directed dorso-posterad and held closely to segment 9 (Nimmo, 1971).
Larvae graze for algae and diatoms from rocks.
The species known range is Holarctic. In North America, it extends from the highest Arctic, south to British Columbia, Montana and Minnesota (Nimmo, 1971).
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