Aquatic Insect #12

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

  1. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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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:

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

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    Hi McNasty-

    No, it's not a lacewing.
     
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

  5. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    hi zen leecher aka bill w-

    Close, but no cigar. :)
     
  6. jwg

    jwg Active Member

    Order Plecoptera - Stoneflies

    Jay
     
  7. bkerbs

    bkerbs Member

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

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Jay and bkerbs-

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

    jwg Active Member

    Perhaps
    Order Trichoptera - Caddisflies

    Jay
     
  10. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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

    Travis Bille Active Member

    Lifestage- Adult
     
  12. plecoptera419

    plecoptera419 Member

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

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    hi plecoptera4i9-

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

    plecoptera419 Member

    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

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    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

    Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    Hi navajoe117,

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

    Joe Goodfellow Active Member

    Sweet there where tons of them flying around.