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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 Family Apataniidae (Early Smoky Wing Sedges)

This family contains one sometimes important genus, Apatania.

Taxonomic History

All of the genera in this family were until somewhat recently classified in Limnephilidae.

Where & when

In 299 records from GBIF, adults of this family have mostly been collected during July (29%), August (21%), June (19%), September (15%), and May (6%).

In 266 records from GBIF, this family has been collected at elevations ranging from -164 to 12657 ft, with an average (median) of 789 ft.

Family Range

Specimens of the Caddisfly Family Apataniidae

2 Adults
1 Larva

Start a Discussion of Apataniidae

Caddisfly Family Apataniidae (Early Smoky Wing Sedges)

Genus in Apataniidae
Genus in Apataniidae: Apatania
4 genera (Allomyia, Manophylax, Moselyana, and Pedomoecus) aren't included.
Family Range
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