Aquatic Insect #12

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Taxon, Sep 3, 2012.

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    This photograph was taken by Erin Kerry near Burnt Boot Creek in the vicinity of Goldmyer Hot Springs. Can you identify it by any of the following:

    Order common name
    Order taxonomic name
    Family common name
    Family taxonomic name
    Subfamily common name
    Subfamily taxonomic name
    Lifestage
     
  2. kinda hard to see, some sort of lacewing?
     
  3. Hi McNasty-

    No, it's not a lacewing.
     
  4. hi zen leecher aka bill w-

    Close, but no cigar. :)
     
  5. Order Plecoptera - Stoneflies

    Jay
     
  6. Looks big like a stone fly compared to the leaf it's on.
     
  7. Hi Jay and bkerbs-

    No, it's not a stonefly.
     
  8. Perhaps
    Order Trichoptera - Caddisflies

    Jay
     
  9. Nope, not a caddisfly. This aquatic insect has a length of ~3 inches from front of head to end of wings.
     
  10. Lifestage- Adult
     
  11. I'll take a shot at it.
    Order common name: Moths
    Order taxonomic name: Lepidoptera
     
  12. hi plecoptera4i9-

    No, not a moth. It's in the same family as a dobsonfly. but is called something else.
     
  13. Order common name: Alder flies / Dobson flies
    Order taxonomic name: Megaloptera
    Family common name: fishflies
    Family taxonomic name: Corydalidae
    ????

    How did I do this time?
     
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  14. Hi plecoptera419-

    You are definitely showing signs of improvement. ;)

    IDENTIFICATIONS

    Order common name: Alderflies/Dobsonflies/Fishflies (plecoptera419)
    Order taxonomic name: Megaloptera (plecoptera419)
    Family common name: Dobsonflies/Fishflies (plecoptera419)
    Family taxonomic name: Corydalidae (plecoptera419)
    Subfamily common name: Fishflies (plecoptera419)
    Subfamily taxonomic name: Chauliodinae (Taxon)
    Genus taxonomic name: Dysmicohermes (Taxon)
    Species taxonomic name: disjunctus (Taxon)
     
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    Sorry to hijack the thread but I thought you would like this taxon
     
  16. Hi navajoe117,

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    It's a male imago (spinner), and appears to be of genus Paraleptophlebia.
     
  17. Sweet there where tons of them flying around.
     

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