Aquatic Insect #12

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Taxon, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Taxon Moderator

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    This photograph was taken by Erin Kerry near Burnt Boot Creek in the vicinity of Goldmyer Hot Springs. Can you identify it by any of the following:

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    Order taxonomic name
    Family common name
    Family taxonomic name
    Subfamily common name
    Subfamily taxonomic name
    Lifestage
  2. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    kinda hard to see, some sort of lacewing?
  3. Taxon Moderator

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    Hi McNasty-

    No, it's not a lacewing.
  4. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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  5. Taxon Moderator

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    hi zen leecher aka bill w-

    Close, but no cigar. :)
  6. jwg Active Member

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    Order Plecoptera - Stoneflies

    Jay
  7. bkerbs Member

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    Looks big like a stone fly compared to the leaf it's on.
  8. Taxon Moderator

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    Hi Jay and bkerbs-

    No, it's not a stonefly.
  9. jwg Active Member

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    Perhaps
    Order Trichoptera - Caddisflies

    Jay
  10. Taxon Moderator

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    Nope, not a caddisfly. This aquatic insect has a length of ~3 inches from front of head to end of wings.
  11. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Lifestage- Adult
  12. plecoptera419 Member

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    I'll take a shot at it.
    Order common name: Moths
    Order taxonomic name: Lepidoptera
  13. Taxon Moderator

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    hi plecoptera4i9-

    No, not a moth. It's in the same family as a dobsonfly. but is called something else.
  14. plecoptera419 Member

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    Order common name: Alder flies / Dobson flies
    Order taxonomic name: Megaloptera
    Family common name: fishflies
    Family taxonomic name: Corydalidae
    ????

    How did I do this time?
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  15. Taxon Moderator

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    Hi plecoptera419-

    You are definitely showing signs of improvement. ;)

    IDENTIFICATIONS

    Order common name: Alderflies/Dobsonflies/Fishflies (plecoptera419)
    Order taxonomic name: Megaloptera (plecoptera419)
    Family common name: Dobsonflies/Fishflies (plecoptera419)
    Family taxonomic name: Corydalidae (plecoptera419)
    Subfamily common name: Fishflies (plecoptera419)
    Subfamily taxonomic name: Chauliodinae (Taxon)
    Genus taxonomic name: Dysmicohermes (Taxon)
    Species taxonomic name: disjunctus (Taxon)
  16. Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1347086372.888704.jpg

    Sorry to hijack the thread but I thought you would like this taxon
  17. Taxon Moderator

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    Hi navajoe117,

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    It's a male imago (spinner), and appears to be of genus Paraleptophlebia.
  18. Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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    Sweet there where tons of them flying around.