what kind of stonefly is this?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Travis Bille, May 19, 2013.

  1. Travis Bille

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    I went to go stock my pop up camper for a future trip to Lassen national park and was pretty surprised to find this little guy in there. It was small, less than a centimeter long. I couldn't get a great picture because I just had my phone.

    I live in Humboldt county, CA. I'm about 2 miles from the ocean. I'm guessing this guy came form a small creek that runs nearby.

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    Spring Stone (I think)
     
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    Thank you sir!
     
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    It looks to be in the Nemouridae family.
     
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    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Fish an Adams to replicate it.
     
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    Hi Travis-

    When (what month of the year) did you discover and photograph it? Thanks.
     
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    Hi taxon, looks like it must have been in may
     
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    Hi Travis-

    If I were to take a SWAG, I'd say it may be Prostoia besametsa. Having said that, please bear in mind that adult stoneflies are really difficult to identify from a photo, even a "great" photo.
     
  9. Travis Bille

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    And "great" this photo is not. Thanks for wagering a guess!
     

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