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

See Psilotreta for details about the most important genus. It is an important genus with several important quirks.

The other genera are not abundant in trout streams.

Where & when

In 95 records from GBIF, adults of this family have mostly been collected during June (49%), May (24%), and July (13%).

In 75 records from GBIF, this family has been collected at elevations ranging from 20 to 8301 ft, with an average (median) of 2621 ft.

Family Range

Specimens of the Caddisfly Family Odontoceridae

1 Male Adult
1 Larva

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Caddisfly Family Odontoceridae

Genus in Odontoceridae
PsilotretaDark Blue Sedges
Genus in Odontoceridae: Psilotreta
5 genera (Marilia, Namamyia, Nerophilus, Parthina, and Pseudogoera) aren't included.
Family Range
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