» Genus Hesperoperla (Golden Stones)
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This is page 2 of specimens of Hesperoperla. Visit the main Hesperoperla page for:
- The behavior and habitat of Hesperoperla.
Pictures of 8 Stonefly Specimens in the Genus Hesperoperla:
Hesperoperla pacifica (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult
View 14 PicturesI collected this specimen as a nymph and had it in line to be photographed, but it emerged inside my holding container before I got the chance. However, I was able to get some interesting photos of the very freshly-emerged adult that really demonstrate how strikingly colors can change within a few short hours after emergence. The before-and-after pictures are combined here under a single specimen since they portray the same individual at different times within the same stage.
Based on the identification of another specimen from the same date/site, I'm calling this Hesperoperla pacifica.