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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 Holocentropus (Polycentropodidae) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to tentatively key to Holocentropus, although I can't make out the anal spines in Couplet 7 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae nor the dark bands in Couplet 4 of the Key to Genera of Polycentropodidae Larvae, making me wonder if I went wrong somewhere in keying it out. I don't see where that could have happened, though. It might also be that it's a very immature larva and doesn't possess all the identifying characteristics in the key yet. If Holocentropus is correct, then Holocentropus flavus and Holocentropus interruptus are the two likely possibilities based on range, but I was not able to find a description of their larvae.
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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Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun Pictures

I captured this dun on the same night as a spinner which is probably of the same species.

Lateral view of a Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York
Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York
Dorsal view of a Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York
Ventral view of a Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York
Ruler view of a Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.

This mayfly was collected from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York on August 9th, 2006 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on August 11th, 2006.


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Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: West Branch of Owego Creek, New York
Date: August 9th, 2006
Added to site: August 11th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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