British Insects: the Genera of Ephemeroptera


L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Potamanthus Pictet

Imago. The compound eyes rounded.

Wings unspotted. Fore-wings with veins M1 and Cu1 strongly strongly diverging basally; with R5 and R4 joined basally. Hind-wings present. Hind tarsi with 4 moveable segments, or with 2–3 moveable segments.

The abdomen with three tails.

Nymph. Gills all densely fringed with filaments on both sides.

Classification. Superfamily Ephemeroidea. Family Potamanthidae.

British representation. 1 species (P. luteus).

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Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the genera of Ephemeroptera. Version: 29th December 2011.’.