These stoneflies, the "little yellows" and "little greens," are quite common Summer fauna. They are spread out in a mix between the different genera. The common name for them is Sallfly.Hatching BehaviorTime Of Day (?): Morning
» Family Chloroperlidae (Sallflies)
8 genera aren't included.
Egg-Laying BehaviorTime Of Day: Afternoon and evening
Pictures of 22 Stonefly Specimens in the Family Chloroperlidae:
Alloperla (Sallflies) Stonefly Adult
View 6 PicturesThis specimen was completely green when I collected it from among many others gathered on a midstream rock along with their nymphal shucks (Shuck: The shed exoskeleton left over when an insect molts into its next stage or instar. Most often it describes the last nymphal or pupal skin exited during emergence into a winged adult.) early in the morning. There was also a yellow one with them, which I assumed was a different species. Now that I've seen how this one started changing from green to yellow, I have to wonder if they weren't the same species and the yellow one was just older.
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