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*Peltoperlidae

This common name refers to only one family.

Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae

These are very rarely called Roachflies.
These stoneflies, known for their roach-like shape, are not really mentioned in books about angling. They are a major component of the invertebrate fauna in a few streams, which are presumably few and far between. Since their robust shape is so distinct, I speculate that a special nymph pattern would pay off on the rare waters where they are major insects.
Tallaperla (Roachflies) Stonefly NymphTallaperla (Roachflies) Stonefly Nymph View 7 Pictures
Collected April 1, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on April 3, 2007
Peltoperlidae (Roachflies) Stonefly AdultPeltoperlidae (Roachflies) Stonefly Adult View 5 PicturesThe adult stoneflies of this family look surprisingly normal given the strange shape of the nymphs.
Collected May 28, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 4, 2007
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