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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 6 PicturesThis is the first specimen of the Peltoperlidae stonefly family that I've collected. It's very small and probably an early instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.), but I'm not choosy about new bugs.
Collected April 19, 2006 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on April 21, 2006
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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