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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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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Psocodea Insect Adult Pictures

I collected this one by sweeping through leaves in vegetation near the stream, and I kept it thinking (in the fading light) that it might be one of the tiniest caddisflies. It is not.

Ruler view of a Psocodea Insect Adult from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Lateral view of a Psocodea Insect Adult from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Psocodea Insect Adult from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Ventral view of a Psocodea Insect Adult from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington

This insect was collected from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington on July 25th, 2019 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 26th, 2019.

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Psocodea
Posted by Creno on Aug 7, 2019
Last reply on Aug 7, 2019 by Creno
I checked with Boris Kondratieff and it would take fresh specimens in hand to make a further determination for this difficult group.

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Psocodea Insect Adult Pictures

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Location: Mystery Creek #249, Washington
Date: July 25th, 2019
Added to site: July 26th, 2019
Author: Troutnut
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