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Stonefly Family Taeniopterygidae (Willowflies)

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Genus in TaeniopterygidaeNumber of SpecimensNumber of Pictures
DoddsiaWillowflies11
StrophopteryxEarly Brown Stoneflies517
TaenionemaWillowflies311
TaeniopteryxEarly Black Stoneflies513

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The Early Brown and Early Black Willowflies of this family are some of the first relevant insects of the very early season. The egg-laying adults produce good dry fly fishing on lucky days when the river warms enough for the trout to rise. On cooler days their nymphs produce well.

Pictures of 15 Stonefly Specimens in the Family Taeniopterygidae:

Specimen Page:123
Female Strophopteryx fasciata (Mottled Willowfly) Stonefly AdultFemale Strophopteryx fasciata (Mottled Willowfly) Stonefly Adult View 4 PicturesSeveral stoneflies of this species were the first adult insects I found in 2004 when I started this site. The hatch was sparse but lasted a good part of the day, and I noted a few good rises despite the early season cold. They ended up struggling on the water's surface fairly often.
Collected March 16, 2004 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Specimen Page:123

3 Underwater Pictures of Taeniopterygidae Stoneflies:

There are several mayfly and stonefly nymphs clinging to this log.  In this picture: Mayfly Family Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) and Stonefly Family Taeniopterygidae (Willowflies). From Eighteenmile Creek in Wisconsin.
There are several mayfly and stonefly nymphs clinging to this log.

In this picture: Mayfly Family Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) and Stonefly Family Taeniopterygidae (Willowflies).
Date TakenMar 19, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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In this picture: Stonefly Family Taeniopterygidae (Willowflies). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Date TakenMar 24, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
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Two Ephemerella mayfly nymphs share a piece of wood with two Taeniopterygidae stonefly nymphs.  In this picture: Mayfly Genus Ephemerella (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs) and Stonefly Family Taeniopterygidae (Willowflies). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
Two Ephemerella mayfly nymphs share a piece of wood with two Taeniopterygidae stonefly nymphs.

In this picture: Mayfly Genus Ephemerella (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs) and Stonefly Family Taeniopterygidae (Willowflies).
Date TakenMar 24, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut

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