The Mayfly Family Baetiscidae (Ephemeroptera). Part I

  • Lewis Berner
  • Manuel L. Pescador


The history of the taxonomy and phylogeny of Baetisca, athe single genus in the family Baetiscidae, is reviewed beginning with the description of Prosopistoma as a crustacean. The relationship of the Prosopistomatidae to the Baetiscidae is treated as well as the concurrence of the authors with Edmunds’ conclusion that the two families are derived from a common ancestor but parallel evolution must explain some of their similarities. There is a summary of presently recognized species and characteristics by which nymphs are differentiated. A brief treatment of the ecology and life history of various species is included.


Life History North America Color Pattern Aquatic Insect Comparative Anatomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lewis Berner
    • 1
  • Manuel L. Pescador
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Aquatic EntomologyFlorida A&M UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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