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Stonefly Family Peltoperlidae (Roachflies)

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Genus in PeltoperlidaeNumber of SpecimensNumber of Pictures
TallaperlaRoachflies213
YoraperlaRoachflies22

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These stoneflies, known for their roach-like shape, are not really mentioned in books about angling. They are a major component of the invertebrate fauna in a few streams, which are presumably few and far between. Since their robust shape is so distinct, I speculate that a special nymph pattern would pay off on the rare waters where they are major insects.

Pictures of 5 Stonefly Specimens in the Family Peltoperlidae:

Specimen Page:12
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
Tallaperla (Roachflies) Stonefly NymphTallaperla (Roachflies) Stonefly Nymph View 6 PicturesThis is the first specimen of the Peltoperlidae stonefly family that I've collected. It's very small and probably an early instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.), but I'm not choosy about new bugs.
Collected April 19, 2006 from Mongaup Creek in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 21, 2006
Specimen Page:12

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