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PUT THIS GUY THROUGH FACIAL RECOGNITION HE IS A WANTED CRIMINAL
PUT THIS GUY THROUGH FACIAL RECOGNITION HE IS A WANTED CRIMINAL
BrookymanApril 8th, 2013, 12:03 am
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Here are the 2 stoneflies that where in my tank.
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EntomanApril 8th, 2013, 12:16 am
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Ha! Very good, Mack. They woulda eaten you out of house & home! :)LOL
"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
BrookymanApril 8th, 2013, 12:18 am
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I love it
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EntomanApril 8th, 2013, 2:20 am
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BTW - Your perlids lack of occipital ridges show clearly that they are in the Acroneuriinae subfamily and they look to be the species Acroneuria carolinensis or Golden Stonefly. Their head, tergal, & femora maculation in addition to the lack of anal gills are consistent with that taxon. I can't remember the paper, but I do recall that the amount of mayflies they can consume during their development cycle was pretty impressive..

Historical trivia: In the old days (before the 80's :)) species in this subfamily were only called Golden Stones on the West Coast. It seems Californians named everything remotely yellow, amber or orange as golden. This includes our grizzly bears (before we killed them all), dead weeds, trout, and orange poppies. Heck, we even build a bridge, paint it red and call it golden! But I digress... Anyway, they were called Brown Willowflies in the Rockies and Stone Creepers or American Stoneflies back East. Now every region is calling them Golden Stones. The common name is now even making inroads into Europe! Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the vast bulk of fly sales (and innovative designs) imitating these critters are sold out West (or to easterners heading West) where they are much more important? Hard for local vernacular to compete with all the fly catalogs. Once Orvis stopped stocking "Stone Creeper" patterns and started selling "Golden Stones", the die was cast! :)LOL
"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
BrookymanApril 8th, 2013, 9:19 am
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Wow love that history trivia. I remember even in the late 70's & early 80's we here called
them golden stones. But I must say these are closer to the color of than the bridge.
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