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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.

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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Troutnut on Jul 24, 2006July 24th, 2006, 6:35 am EDT
In Caddisflies, LaFontaine mentions Neophylax as a member of the Limnephilidae family. The family Uenoidae is in the same superfamily as Limnephilidae, so I'm wondering if it was a recent split and all the genera used to be in Limnephilidae. I couldn't find anything in a quick web search... anybody know?
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Taxon on Jul 24, 2006July 24th, 2006, 9:45 am EDT
Jason-

From Ethan Bright's website:

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Uenoidae Iwata, 1927

Introduction

This family was previously placed in the family Limnephilidae (Neophylacinae), but later work by Wiggins and others argued effectively for family elevation. Uenoidea comprises 7 genera of which 5 are found in the Nearctic, and 2 in MIchigan. Oligophleboides is principally a western taxa of cool, rapidly flowing streams, and has only rarely been recorded from northern Michigan. Neophylax, on the other hand, is widespread and common in cold to cool lotic waters.
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Although I don't know for sure, I would guess this happened shortly after publication of Caddisflies, as I don't believe it was recent, and Gary LaFontaine's taxonomy was heavily verified by the scientific community.

EDIT:
Okay, I found it: WIGGINS & AL. Revision of the Caddisfly family Uenoidae (Trichoptera)
- 1985 - 38 p - 62 figs
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Roger Rohrbeck
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Troutnut on Jul 24, 2006July 24th, 2006, 10:53 am EDT
Thanks! I'll update the article to reflect this.
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