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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.

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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Lateral view of a Female Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Adult from unknown in Wisconsin
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Litobrancha on Sep 23, 2006September 23rd, 2006, 10:46 am EDT
looks like a hydropsyche female.

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GONZO on Sep 23, 2006September 23rd, 2006, 12:39 pm EDT
Similar question on this one, Lito. I think I get the female identification here (I can see the ventral view), but what is the reason for Hydropsyche as opposed to Ceratopsyche? (Or were you simply using the older generic epithet to include both?) Thanks, again.

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