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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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 Uenoidae

Taxonomic History

Every Uenoidae genus used to be in the family Limnephilidae, but in 1985 they were reclassified into their own family. Unspecified aspects of their behavior are probably similar to Limnephilidae. The two most important genera to anglers were recently moved to the family Thremmatidae.

Where & when

In 31 records from GBIF, adults of this family have mostly been collected during August (42%), July (29%), May (10%), June (6%), and September (6%).

In 23 records from GBIF, this family has been collected at elevations ranging from 289 to 10387 ft, with an average (median) of 7910 ft.

Family Range

2 Underwater Pictures of Uenoidae Caddisflies:

Discussions of Uenoidae

Former classification
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Posted by Troutnut on Jul 24, 2006
Last reply on Jul 24, 2006 by Troutnut
In Caddisflies, LaFontaine mentions Neophylax as a member of the Limnephilidae family. The family Uenoidae is in the same superfamily as Limnephilidae, so I'm wondering if it was a recent split and all the genera used to be in Limnephilidae. I couldn't find anything in a quick web search... anybody know?

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Caddisfly Family Uenoidae

3 genera (Farula, Neothremma, and Sericostriata) aren't included.
Family Range
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