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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 Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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Apatania (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

This one actually had a medium tan body when it emerged. By the time I took the picture it was dark as night. I was actually looking through my box of specimens trying to figure out where that tan one I caught disappeared to. Then I realized this is it.

Apatania (Apataniidae) (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
An adult caddisfly. Closeup of a hairy aquatic insect adult

Lateral view of a Apatania (Apataniidae) (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
Ventral view of a Apatania (Apataniidae) (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
Ventral view of a Apatania (Apataniidae) (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
Apatania (Apataniidae) (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
Apatania (Apataniidae) (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
Ruler view of a Apatania (Apataniidae) (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.

This caddisfly was collected from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York on May 15th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 18th, 2007.

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apatania?
2 replies
Posted by Litobrancha on May 21, 2007
Last reply on Dec 22, 2007 by Creno
you guys got apatania up there? kinda looks like one to me although not one of our species.

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Apatania (Early Smoky Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: West Branch of the Delaware River, New York
Date: May 15th, 2007
Added to site: May 18th, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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