Stonefly exuvia

A Stonefly (Order Plecoptera) exuvia was spotted clinging to the boat ramp at Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This specimen is approximately 1.5 inches in length.

28 JUN 2017 | Riverbend Park | Stonefly (Order Plecoptera) exuvia

Now I know the identity of the unknown species of aquatic insect that photobombed my photographs of Harpoon Clubtail (Phanogomphus descriptus) and Lancet Clubtail (Phanogomphus exilis), taken at another location a few weeks before the preceding photo.

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Sincere thanks to Jacklyn Gautsch and Graham Floyd, members of the BugGuide Facebook group, for help in identifying this exuvia.

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2 Responses to “Stonefly exuvia”

  1. Kelly Stettner Says:

    Nice! Looks like a Golden…Acroneuria abnormis

    • waltersanford Says:

      Golden Stonefly, eh? Thanks for the pointer to “Acroneuria abnormis (Golden Stone) Stonefly Nymph Pictures” — that Web page features some excellent photos, Kelly! I think I collected the stonefly shown in my blog post. If so, then I need to shoot some macro photos so we can get a closer look at my specimen.

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