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Insects from the Chena River

By Troutnut on May 10th, 2008
Back before I started my first real field season as a graduate student working on Chinook salmon in the Chena River, I took a fun personal trip up to the North Fork just after ice-out (yes, the ice breaks up that late here!) to collect some Alaskan insects to photograph for the site.

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Chena River in Alaska

Ephemerella aurivillii Mayfly NymphEphemerella aurivillii  Mayfly Nymph View 7 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20, 2011
Ephemerella aurivillii Mayfly NymphEphemerella aurivillii  Mayfly Nymph View 7 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20, 2011
Female Copepoda (Copepods) Copepod AdultFemale Copepoda (Copepods) Arthropod Adult View 4 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20, 2011
Culicidae (Mosquitoes) Mosquito PupaCulicidae (Mosquitoes) True Fly Pupa View 4 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20, 2011
Tipulidae (Crane Flies) Crane Fly LarvaTipulidae (Crane Flies) True Fly Larva View 13 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20, 2011
Chloroperlidae (Sallflies) Stonefly NymphChloroperlidae (Sallflies) Stonefly Nymph View 7 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20, 2011
Chironomidae (Midges) Midge LarvaChironomidae (Midges) True Fly Larva View 5 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20, 2011
Copepoda (Copepods) Copepod AdultCopepoda (Copepods) Arthropod Adult View 5 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20, 2011
Cinygmula (Dark Red Quills) Mayfly NymphCinygmula (Dark Red Quills) Mayfly Nymph View 3 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 20, 2011

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TroutnutApril 26th, 2011, 9:28 pm
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Fairbanks, AK

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Anyone want to help ID these bugs? I haven't had time to take a close look at them or run through any keys, but I'm sure some of you will know a more specific classification for some of these.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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