what kind of stonefly is this?

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

  1. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    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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  2. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Spring Stone (I think)
     
  3. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    Thank you sir!
     
  4. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

    It looks to be in the Nemouridae family.
     
  5. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    Fish an Adams to replicate it.
     
  6. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Travis-

    When (what month of the year) did you discover and photograph it? Thanks.
     
  7. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    Hi taxon, looks like it must have been in may
     
  8. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    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

    Travis Bille Active Member

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