These are the first stoneflies of the year to appear in most parts of the country, and often the first aquatic insects noticed by the angler. Their dark brown or black bodies are easy to spot against the snowbanks where they crawl around.
» Family Capniidae (Snowflies)
6 genera aren't included.
Capnia in the West and Allocapnia in the East are probably the most common genera of this prolific family. Where & WhenRegions: East, Midwest, West
Time Of Year (?): Late winter to mid-spring
Pictures of 10 Stonefly Specimens in the Family Capniidae:
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little black stoneflies 5 Replies »
Posted by CaseyP
on Nov 28, 2012
Last reply on Nov 29, 2012 by Entoman
in the winter, we here in the east are told that little black stoneflies might be hatching, so we tie up neat little tiny black things to represent the dries. can anyone steer me to a proper pattern for the nymphs? or is any dark quite small generic nymph going to do the job? ReplyWinter Stones and the like 3 Replies »
and surely they have a sexy Latin name...
I like your site and all it offers. Would like you to come on down to the Southeast and identify our species of mayflies, caddis and plecoptera. Ours are a bit different in makeup than elsewhere and really need cataloging. We constantly are trying to compare our species to the northern hatches and it does not fit into their pattern. We are a month ahead of everywhere else and twice as long in many cases. Some hatches seem to be identifiable and then some defy easy categorization.Reply
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