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Photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #42 in Pennsylvania

 From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
 From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This above/below shot has Gonzo fishing on top and a beautiful tea-stained little Pocono stream on the bottom. From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
This above/below shot has Gonzo fishing on top and a beautiful tea-stained little Pocono stream on the bottom.
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
 From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi

Underwater photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #42 in Pennsylvania

Gonzo and I had to wait a few seconds for this snapping turtle to get out of our way before we crossed over a log on his small stream. From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
Gonzo and I had to wait a few seconds for this snapping turtle to get out of our way before we crossed over a log on his small stream.
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
 From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 6, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
 From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 6, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
These big bucket-like nets on the weeds are home to Hydropsychid caddisflies, as I verified by actually taking one apart to look at its inhabitant.  In this picture: Caddisfly Family Hydropsychidae. From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
These big bucket-like nets on the weeds are home to Hydropsychid caddisflies, as I verified by actually taking one apart to look at its inhabitant.

In this picture: Caddisfly Family Hydropsychidae.
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 6, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi

On-stream insect photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #42 in Pennsylvania

This dragonfly got stuck in its shuck trying to emerge, so it was just crawling around on this rock.  In this picture: Insect Order Odonata-Anisoptera (Dragonflies). From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
This dragonfly got stuck in its shuck (
Here's an underwater view of the pupal shucks of several already-emerged Brachycentrus numerosus caddisflies.
Here's an underwater view of the pupal shucks of several already-emerged Brachycentrus numerosus caddisflies.
Shuck: The shed exoskeleton left over when an insect molts into its next stage or instar. Most often it describes the last nymphal or pupal skin exited during emergence into a winged adult.
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trying to emerge, so it was just crawling around on this rock.

In this picture: Insect Order Odonata-Anisoptera (Dragonflies).
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This rock includes several empty Peltoperlid shucks.  In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies). From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
This rock includes several empty Peltoperlid shucks (
Here's an underwater view of the pupal shucks of several already-emerged Brachycentrus numerosus caddisflies.
Here's an underwater view of the pupal shucks of several already-emerged Brachycentrus numerosus caddisflies.
Shuck: The shed exoskeleton left over when an insect molts into its next stage or instar. Most often it describes the last nymphal or pupal skin exited during emergence into a winged adult.
)
.

In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies).
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This Peltoperlid stonefly (roachfly) was crawling around on this rock looking for a comfortable place to emerge.  In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies). From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
This Peltoperlid stonefly (roachfly) was crawling around on this rock looking for a comfortable place to emerge.

In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies).
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This stonefly is doing its best to pretend to be a mayfly.  In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies). From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
This stonefly is doing its best to pretend to be a mayfly.

In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies).
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This Peltoperlid stonefly (roachfly) was crawling around on this rock looking for a comfortable place to emerge.  In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies). From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
This Peltoperlid stonefly (roachfly) was crawling around on this rock looking for a comfortable place to emerge.

In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies).
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This Peltoperlid stonefly (roachfly) was crawling around on this rock looking for a comfortable place to emerge.  In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies). From Mystery Creek # 42 in Pennsylvania.
This Peltoperlid stonefly (roachfly) was crawling around on this rock looking for a comfortable place to emerge.

In this picture: Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies).
Date TakenMay 28, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi

Closeup insects by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #42 in Pennsylvania

Male Dolophilodes distinctus (Tiny Black Gold Speckled-Winged Caddis) Caddisfly AdultMale Dolophilodes distinctus (Tiny Black Gold Speckled-Winged Caddis) Caddisfly Adult View 6 PicturesThis caddis species was dancing high over the stream, spaced a foot or two apart across most of its width, very much like Ephemera mayfly spinners but with more side-to-side motion mixed in. There were more than enough to get the trout interested, but I wasn't able to stick around until they fell on the water (if they did at all).
Collected May 28, 2007 from Mystery Creek #42 in Pennsylvania
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4, 2007
Theliopsyche (Little Brown-Green Sedges) Little Brown Sedge AdultTheliopsyche (Little Brown-Green Sedges) Little Brown Sedge Adult View 5 PicturesThis one has a neat iridescent sheen to its wings.

See the discussion for details on this fly's tentative ID.
Collected May 28, 2007 from Mystery Creek #42 in Pennsylvania
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4, 2007
Female Ephemerella (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs) Mayfly SpinnerFemale Ephemerella (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs) Mayfly Spinner View 8 PicturesI've seen Ephemerella invaria with green egg sacs and Ephemerella subvaria with yellow one. This one seems too large for dorothea. So what is it? I'm not sure.

Many females of this species were gathered in tight clouds to lay their eggs over the riffles in a mid-sized Pocono stream right at dusk. It would have been a fishable spinner fall if I'd stuck around to wait for them.
Collected May 28, 2007 from Mystery Creek #42 in Pennsylvania
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4, 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 Mystery Creek #42 in Pennsylvania
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4, 2007
Female Maccaffertium pudicum Mayfly SpinnerFemale Maccaffertium pudicum  Mayfly Spinner View 6 PicturesThis one may look a bit strange, because one of her main wings came off in my container.
Collected May 28, 2007 from Mystery Creek #42 in Pennsylvania
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4, 2007

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