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Little Snowflies

Like most common names, "Little Snowfly" can refer to more than one taxon. They're previewed below, along with 6 specimens. For more detail click through to the scientific names.

Stonefly Family Capniidae

These are often called Little Snowflies.
These are the first stoneflies of the year to appear in most parts of the country, and often the first aquatic insects noticed by the angler. Their dark brown or black bodies are easy to spot against the snowbanks where they crawl around.

Capnia in the West and Allocapnia in the East are probably the most common genera of this prolific family.
Capniidae (Snowflies) Stonefly NymphCapniidae (Snowflies) Stonefly Nymph View 4 Pictures
Collected March 13, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on April 5, 2006
Capniidae (Snowflies) Stonefly AdultCapniidae (Snowflies) Stonefly Adult View 6 Pictures
Collected March 29, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on April 7, 2006

Stonefly Genus Allocapnia

These are often called Little Snowflies.
Allocapnia granulata is the most abundant Capniidae species in the East.

Stonefly Genus Capnia

These are often called Little Snowflies.
This is one of the most common genera of Capniidae.
Capnia nana (Little Snowfly) Stonefly AdultCapnia nana (Little Snowfly) Stonefly Adult View 2 Pictures
Collected March 7, 2012 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on March 20, 2012

Stonefly Genus Isocapnia

These are often called Little Snowflies.
Isocapnia integra (Little Snowfly) Stonefly NymphIsocapnia integra (Little Snowfly) Stonefly Nymph View 1 Pictures
Collected December 19, 2009 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 26, 2011
Female Isocapnia hyalita (Little Snowfly) Stonefly AdultFemale Isocapnia hyalita (Little Snowfly) Stonefly Adult View 1 Pictures
Collected April 21, 2012 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on April 26, 2012

Stonefly Genus Utacapnia

These are often called Little Snowflies.
Utacapnia distincta (Little Snowfly) Stonefly NymphUtacapnia distincta (Little Snowfly) Stonefly Nymph View 1 Pictures
Collected February 1, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 26, 2011

Stonefly Species Utacapnia distincta

These are often called Little Snowflies.
Utacapnia distincta (Little Snowfly) Stonefly NymphUtacapnia distincta (Little Snowfly) Stonefly Nymph View 1 Pictures
Collected February 1, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 26, 2011

Stonefly Species Capnia gracilaria

These are often called Little Snowflies.

Stonefly Species Allocapnia granulata

These are often called Little Snowflies.

Stonefly Species Isocapnia integra

These are often called Little Snowflies.
Isocapnia integra (Little Snowfly) Stonefly NymphIsocapnia integra (Little Snowfly) Stonefly Nymph View 1 Pictures
Collected December 19, 2009 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 26, 2011
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