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  1. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    This evening I was fishing the South fork Snoqualmie. Around 6 in the evening I managed to grab what appeared to be a very small stonefly. The insect had a green body similar to a pesticide, and a white shiny almost clear wing structure. Can you help me identify this insect?
     
  2. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Daniel-

    It would have been of family Chloroperlidae (Little Green Stones), and based on a mid-August emergence, probably of genus Sweltsa, perhaps Sweltsa coloradensis. Here is a photo of one:

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    Yup. Lime sallies. Those critters and the yellow ones are good cutt food :)
     
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