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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.

Dorsal view of a Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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 Psychomyiidae

Two species of this small family may be very abundant and important to the angler, Psychomyia flavida and Lype diversa.

Where & when

In 254 records from GBIF, adults of this family have mostly been collected during June (28%), July (22%), May (19%), and August (14%).

In 154 records from GBIF, this family has been collected at elevations ranging from 20 to 8924 ft, with an average (median) of 2342 ft.

Family Range

Hatching behavior

The pupae emerge by swimming to the surface.

Egg-Laying behavior

Females dive to the bottom of the river to lay their eggs.

Larva & pupa biology

Diet: Algae, leaves, animal matter

Shelter type: Silk tube attached to underwater surfaces and covered with various types of stream debris

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Caddisfly Family Psychomyiidae

Genus in Psychomyiidae: Lype, Psychomyia
2 genera (Paduniella and Tinodes) aren't included.
Family Range
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