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Dennis Stradner
Mariatroster Straße 301
8044 Graz

"Picoptera" is an artificial word made out of "Plecoptera" - the scientific name of stoneflies and "picture". It is an attempt to provide an easily accessable determination key for Plecoptera and other aquatic insects. It is mainly - but not exclusively - based on vector graphic drawings. These graphics appear very simple in contrast to photos. This should help the user to focus on the characteristics of a taxon. It should also represent the "abstract" concept of higher taxonomic ranks such as families and genera. There is surely a lot to improve. If you spot something, please contact me!