Sisyridae


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Noun1.Sisyridae - an arthropod family of the order Neuroptera that includes spongeflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Neuroptera, order Neuroptera - an order of insects including: lacewings; antlions; dobsonflies; alderflies; fish flies; mantispids; spongeflies
spongefly, spongillafly - hairy-bodied insect whose larvae feed on freshwater sponges
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Sisyridae has a worldwide distribution and in the New World there are 30 species, distributed between 2 genera (Sisyra and Climacia); 16 species occur in Brazil (Flint 2006).
Larvae of Sisyridae are associated with colonies of freshwater sponges (Porifera: Haplosclerida: Spongillidae) where they live and obtain their food.
1 Coleoptera, Carabidae 2 3 Trichoptera unidentified 5 4 Trichoptera, Stenophylax permistus 1 Trichoptera, pupae 1 Neuroptera, Sisyridae 1 Lepidoptera, Scoliopteryx libatrix 1 Araneae, imm Meta menardi 1 1 1 Araneae, Meta merianae 2 1 Myriopoda, unidentified Diplopoda 1 Myriopoda, Julidae 5 5 Myriopoda, Cylindroiulus punctatus 1 2 Myriopoda, Nanagona polydesmoides 4 3 Myriopoda, Chilopoda Geophilomorpha 3 Gastropoda (Slugs) 1 12 Total number of prey recorded 26 39 4 Prey taxon Total % of total Unidentified prey items 3 4 Diptera, Nematocera 2 3 Diptera, Culicidae 1 1 Diptera, Eristalis sp.