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Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Female Paraleptophlebia (Blue Quills) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

This female is probably P. heteronea or P. memorialis since these are the two species collected during the last two weeks. It is interesting that the females are this very dark brown color while the males are lighter in color.

This mayfly was collected from the Touchet River in Washington on June 29th, 2011 and added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 29th, 2011.

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