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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

Lateral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.
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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Agnetina flavescens (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph Pictures

I took a few closeup pictures of this stonely with my old camera and a microscope.

Dorsal view of a Agnetina flavescens (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
Agnetina flavescens (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York
Agnetina flavescens (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from Fall Creek in New York

This stonefly was collected from Fall Creek in New York on November 15th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 12th, 2006.

Discussions of this Nymph

Moved to Agnetina capitata
Posted by Entoman on Apr 8, 2013
Last reply on Apr 8, 2013 by Entoman
The occipital ridge shows this specimen to be in the subfamily Perlinae. The distinctive head markings connote a form of Agnetina capitata I've seen in photos of Midwestern specimens. I'm not positive on this one as I can't vouch for the accuracy of the photos compared with it, but I hated to see this guy languish on the family page when it's clearly Perlinae.

Compare the pronotal and head markings with this specimen. Heck, the whole dorsum is a good match. It seems a credible site.

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Agnetina flavescens (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Fall Creek, New York
Date: November 15th, 2004
Added to site: April 12th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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