BUG ID PLEASE

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  1. Peyton00

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    In my campsite on little naches river

    2 sets of wings and about 3" long.
     

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  2. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Looks like a salmonfly, just didn't get his wings back into position.
     
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    It looks like a female dobson fly
     
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    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Good call Stilly!
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    wherever you are, there are hellagramites in that river. fish the shit out of hellagramite patterns for epic grabs
     
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    the males look wicked. Huge mandible thingys
     
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    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Just don't wet wade, or you'll risk losing a digit. :D

    Freaking Godzilla of the bug world.
     
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    Hi Peyton00-

    Here it your insect cropped for better viewing:
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    I believe it to be a the Fishfly, Dysmicoherhes disjunctus:
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    To my knowledge, we don't have any Dobsonflies in WA, but we do have Fishflies, which are in the same family (Corydalidae) as Dobsonflies. However, whereas the Dobsonflies are in subfamily (Corydalinae), the Fishflies are in subfamily (Chauliodinae).
     
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  13. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I believe it's a Fishfly to. Look at the larvae for a Fishfly, they look exactly like Hellgrammites!
     
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    My friend found a 6 inch long Hellgrammite in the Upper Sacramento River, which is a monstrosity for the Western US.
     
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    Similar, but certainly not exactly:

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    I know the subtle differences, but overall, they're all cool. Gotta love the new discovery of the Dobsonflies of China!
     
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