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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.

Lateral view of a Male Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This dun emerged from a mature nymph on my desk. Unfortunately its wings didn't perfectly dry out.
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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Acroneuria abnormis (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph Pictures

Perlidae stonefly nymph. A large predator of clean freshwater streams

Acroneuria abnormis (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
Acroneuria abnormis (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
Acroneuria abnormis (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
Dorsal view of a Acroneuria abnormis (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
Ventral view of a Acroneuria abnormis (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
Ruler view of a Acroneuria abnormis (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York The smallest ruler marks are 1/16".
Acroneuria abnormis (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York

This stonefly was collected from Fall Creek in New York on March 29th, 2006 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 6th, 2006.

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Probably Acroneuria lycorias
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Posted by GONZO on Oct 10, 2006
Last reply on Oct 28, 2008 by GONZO
I've been staring at this one for quite some time. My first impression was lycorias (Boreal Stone, Giant Brown Stonefly). I'm pretty familiar with this species, but I don't know of a good key to Acroneuria at the species level.

The lack of a row of spinules along the occiput of the head and presence of postocular and pronotal fringes all say Acroneuria for sure.

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Acroneuria abnormis (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Fall Creek, New York
Date: March 29th, 2006
Added to site: April 6th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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