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****Capniidae

This common name refers to only one family.

Stonefly Family Capniidae

These are pretty much always called 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
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