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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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Female Acroneuria lycorias (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult Pictures

Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Ventral view of a Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Dorsal view of a Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Here's one of a couple shots of the empty nymphal shuck from which this stonefly emerged.

Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Ruler view of a Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Lateral view of a Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Stonefly nymph close up. A stonefly nymph crawls along a styrofoam ball

Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York
Female Acroneuria lycorias (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York

This stonefly was collected from Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills) in New York on May 23rd, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4th, 2007.

Discussions of this Adult

Acroneuria (carolinensis?)
6 replies
Posted by GONZO on Oct 28, 2008
Last reply on Mar 19, 2012 by Entoman
This looks like Acroneuria, and the markings on the nymphal shuck seem to be a good match for carolinensis.

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Female Acroneuria lycorias (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Aquarium (collected somewhere in Catskills), New York
Date: May 23rd, 2007
Added to site: June 4th, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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