A friend brought me this stonefly to photograph. He found it floating on the surface of a trout stream with its wings in a crippled position.
This stonefly was collected from Salmon Creek on May 5th, 2006 and added to Troutnut.com on May 22nd, 2006.
This is one of my most "artsy" insect pictures so far. The stonefly's feet look like jewel-topped spires or some kind of alien guard towers. The out-of-focus background is the underside of the thorax (Thorax: The thorax is the middle part of an insect's body, in between the abdomen and the head, and to which the legs and wings are attached.).
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Stonefly, very dark but what else can I find out? 1 Reply »
Posted by IanB
on May 5, 2009
Last reply on May 5, 2009 by GONZO
Replyparasites? 9 Replies »
Ok all, I am finding this hobie increasingly interesting and exciting. I no longer will just be guessing on the river, but actually selecting flies that best represent the actual bugs I am finding.
Here is another one from yesterday's trip, there are many of these flying around as adult, some size 14, others down to size 18, I grabbed one of the larger ones (just pushing size 14) and got some better macro pictures.
Thanks for the help in identifying this 'small' stonefly (that is my identification at this point anyway). Taken May 4th 2009 in the North Shore of Mass.
I apologize, but although I have re-sized these pictures (way down in some cases) I can not get them to display here. Links are posted instead.
And another angle
Last reply on Oct 22, 2006 by GONZO
jason are those mites on the back at about the first or second abdominal segment? bright red little boogers. Reply
at a glance looks like isoperla female. kinda hard to tell with the crippled wings.
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