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Stonefly Family Chloroperlidae (Sallflies)

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» Family Chloroperlidae (Sallflies)
Genus in ChloroperlidaeNumber of SpecimensNumber of Pictures
AlloperlaSallflies38
KathroperlaSallflies22
ParaperlaSallflies21
SuwalliaSallflies211
SweltsaSallflies721

8 genera aren't included.
Common Names
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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 scientific common name for them is Sallfly.

Hatching Behavior


Time Of Day (?): Morning


Egg-Laying Behavior


Time Of Day: Afternoon and evening

Pictures of 17 Stonefly Specimens in the Family Chloroperlidae:

Specimen Page:123
Suwallia (Sallflies) Stonefly NymphSuwallia (Sallflies) Stonefly Nymph View 9 Pictures
Collected July 17, 2011 from the Gulkana River in Alaska
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 20, 2011
Sweltsa onkos (Sallfly) Stonefly AdultSweltsa onkos (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult View 8 PicturesI'm just guessing this is Chloroperlidae, since it's little and yellow. If anyone has a less haphazard identification, feel free to post it.
Collected May 15, 2007 from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 18, 2007
Alloperla (Sallflies) Stonefly AdultAlloperla (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 (
Here's an underwater view of the pupal shucks of several already-emerged Brachycentrus numerosus caddisflies.
Here's an underwater view of the pupal shucks of several already-emerged Brachycentrus numerosus caddisflies.
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.
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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.
Collected May 29, 2007 from Brodhead Creek in Pennsylvania
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4, 2007
Specimen Page:123

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