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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 Genus Neureclipsis (Little Red Twilight Sedges)

This genus is reported to be important on trout streams sometimes, but not often. The only species individually mentioned is not considered to be important.

Where & when

In 276 records from GBIF, adults of this genus have mostly been collected during June (24%), July (22%), May (19%), August (18%), and September (12%).

In 99 records from GBIF, this genus has been collected at elevations ranging from 3 to 4544 ft, with an average (median) of 1178 ft.

Genus Range

Larva & pupa biology

Current speed: Slow

Shelter type: Nets

Gary LaFontaine describes the unique net arrangement of these larvae in Caddisflies:

The carnivorous larvae string their trumpet-shaped nets on debris and rooted plants poking up from the bottom. They arrange them vertically on the object, each net filtering its victims from one little slice of the water column.

Start a Discussion of Neureclipsis


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

Caddisfly Genus Neureclipsis (Little Red Twilight Sedges)

Species in Neureclipsis
Neureclipsis crepuscularis
Species in Neureclipsis: Neureclipsis crepuscularis
5 species (Neureclipsis bimaculata, Neureclipsis melco, Neureclipsis piersoni, Neureclipsis timesis, and Neureclipsis validus) aren't included.
Genus Range
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