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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.

Dorsal view of a Kogotus (Perlodidae) Stonefly Nymph from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington
This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
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 Species Lepidostoma rayneri (Little Brown Sedges)

Where & when

Time of year : June and July

This species is common along the Pacific Coast.

In 9 records from GBIF, adults of this species have been collected during July (44%), June (44%), and September (11%).

In 2 records from GBIF, this species has been collected at elevations of 2303 and 9974 ft.

Species Range

Start a Discussion of Lepidostoma rayneri

References

  • LaFontaine, Gary. 1981. Caddisflies. The Lyons Press.

Caddisfly Species Lepidostoma rayneri (Little Brown Sedges)

Taxonomy
Species Range
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