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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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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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Copepoda (Copepod) Arthropod Adult Pictures

Lateral view of a Copepoda (Copepod) Arthropod Adult from the Chena River in Alaska
Dorsal view of a Copepoda (Copepod) Arthropod Adult from the Chena River in Alaska
Copepoda (Copepod) Arthropod Adult from the Chena River in Alaska
Copepoda (Copepod) Arthropod Adult from the Chena River in Alaska
Ruler view of a Copepoda (Copepod) Arthropod Adult from the Chena River in Alaska The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.

This arthropod was collected from the Chena River in Alaska on May 10th, 2008 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20th, 2011.


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Copepoda (Copepod) Arthropod Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Chena River, Alaska
Date: May 10th, 2008
Added to site: April 20th, 2011
Author: Troutnut
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