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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 Himalopsyche (Green Sedges)

Most species of this genus occur only in Asia. There is only one, < id="3137" italics="1" active="1" />Himalopsyche phryganea, in America.

Where & when

In 4 records from GBIF, adults of this genus have been collected during June (50%) and April (50%).

Genus Range


To determine whether a specimen of Rhyacophilidae belongs to Himalopsyche, use the Key to Genera of Rhyacophilidae Adults.

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Caddisfly Genus Himalopsyche (Green Sedges)

Species in Himalopsyche
Himalopsyche phryganea
Species in Himalopsyche: Himalopsyche phryganea
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