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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Male Hydropsyche (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

This species was really common along the Henry's Fork at the end of July. I photographed it along with a female that appears to be the same species, and another male of the same genus but a seemingly different, less common (on this day) species.

Lateral view of a Male Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Ventral view of a Male Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Male Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Ruler view of a Male Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Fore wing

Male Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Hind wing

Male Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Dorsal view of head and mesoscutum.

Male Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho
Male terminalia, ventral view.

Male Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho

This caddisfly was collected from the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho on July 31st, 2020 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on August 16th, 2020.


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Male Hydropsyche (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Henry's Fork of the Snake River, Idaho
Date: July 31st, 2020
Added to site: August 16th, 2020
Author: Troutnut
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