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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.

Artistic view of a Perlodidae (Springflies and Yellow Stones) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This one seems to lead to Couplet 35 of the Key to Genera of Perlodidae Nymphs and the genus Isoperla, but I'm skeptical that's correct based on the general look. I need to get it under the microscope to review several choices in the key, and it'll probably end up a different Perlodidae.
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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This topic is about the Insect Order Diptera

This incredibly diverse order holds tens of thousands of species. They are the "true flies" with two wings, and they have complete life cycles (larva to pupa to adult). Beyond that they have little in common.

The most important family is Chironomidae, the midges. The craneflies of Tipulidae and the related families may also be important, as may be several of the others in the right place and time.

Example specimens

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SOHAIL on Jun 18, 2008June 18th, 2008, 6:10 pm EDT
plz help me i intrested in my subject so i request u all the order of physiology charector so plz guide line and i resarch in my entomological subject so i requested sir plz help me.
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Taxon on Jun 18, 2008June 18th, 2008, 6:29 pm EDT
Sohail-

You ask for help, and say you are a student of entomology. However, the rest of your post doesn't make much sense to me. It is not at all clear what help you seek. If yours is a serious post, which I am somehow inclined to doubt, then you need to state your needs more clearly, and you will likely receive a useful answer.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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