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Mahones41February 22nd, 2012, 5:34 pm
Posts: 11
hey all,

so i am almost certain this is a stonefly. but i was wondering if it would be considered a 'tiny' one. i have seen what i though were tiny black stone flies that are only a qatar of the size of this one thanks for any info. the picture was taken in Monroe County, PA around 1230.
LastchanceFebruary 22nd, 2012, 6:06 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
Yep, that's it. I saw a bunch on Sunday.
Bruce
EntomanMarch 23rd, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Sorry Mahones, don't know how this one slipped by without trying to help. This looks like a species of the Taeniopterygidae (Willowfly) family. They are tiny stonefies arent they? They can get much smaller though, even half that size!
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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