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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Caddisfly Family Helicopsychidae

See Helicopsyche borealis for details. It is the only important species in the only American genus of this family.

Where & when

In 178 records from GBIF, adults of this family have mostly been collected during June (23%), July (20%), August (15%), May (12%), September (9%), April (8%), and March (7%).

In 103 records from GBIF, this family has been collected at elevations ranging from 195 to 10194 ft, with an average (median) of 3363 ft.

Family Range

Specimens of the Caddisfly Family Helicopsychidae

1 Female Adult
1 Pupa

1 Underwater Picture of Helicopsychidae Caddisflies:


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References

Caddisfly Family Helicopsychidae

Taxonomy
Genus in Helicopsychidae
HelicopsycheSpeckled Peters
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Genus in Helicopsychidae: Helicopsyche
Family Range
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