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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives
Baetis

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

Dorsal view of a Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
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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Dorsal view of a Acroneuria carolinensis (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph from unknown in Wisconsin
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Entoman on Mar 11, 2012March 11th, 2012, 4:14 am EDT
The head markings better match up with A. carolinensis (pronounced unbroken W, thick tapering occipital band). Another clue is the femora maculation. A. abnormis usually has either dark brown legs without obvious maculation or longitudinal dark stripes as opposed to the pale bands or blotches evidenced on this specimen. While a dark dorsal habitus is usually associated with abnormis, it is not a very dependable character. The other common species (lycorias) has head and leg markings that can look quite similar, but it has anal gills and usually a pale center with dark margins on the terga.

A. carolinensis
http://bugguide.net/node/view/515177

A. abnormis
http://www.troutnut.com/specimen/446
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