what kind of stonefly is this?

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

  1. 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.

  2. Spring Stone (I think)
  3. Thank you sir!
  4. It looks to be in the Nemouridae family.
  5. Fish an Adams to replicate it.
  6. Hi Travis-

    When (what month of the year) did you discover and photograph it? Thanks.
  7. Hi taxon, looks like it must have been in may
  8. 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. And "great" this photo is not. Thanks for wagering a guess!

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