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TroutnutMay 18th, 2007, 11:49 am
Bellevue, WA

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I've been looking for one of these for a while. After I realized that everything I was calling Stenonema had been renamed to Maccaffertium, the section for this once-popular genus was empty. Now with this one from a small stream in the Catskills I'm pretty sure I've got an actual Stenonema again.

I would welcome a verification from those of you with more entomological training, but it looks right to me.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
QuillgordonMay 20th, 2007, 6:09 pm
Schuylkill County, PA.

Posts: 109
Is this insect in this genus solely based on its gill structure?
It seems odd that there is only one species in this new classification.
I think I have a specimen that was found on 5/18/07.
Flyfishing is a state of mind! .............. Q.g.

TroutnutMay 20th, 2007, 6:40 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
I don't know, but I doubt the gill structure is the entire reason for genus differentiation. It's probably just the most visible of many differences.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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