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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Pteronarcys californica

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

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Fish4va on Mar 31, 2008March 31st, 2008, 7:43 am EDT
I am looking for reliable keys, preferably published books or articles, that can be used to identify aquatic inverts to species level. I am currently using such sources as Pennak, Wiggins and Merritt & Cummins for both work and play. These sources are great at getting to genus level identification.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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