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|An idyllic early season scene on a spring creek.|
|One of the pods of rising browns - this one had at least a dozen fish that were rising quite regularly.|
|A freshly emerged (teneral) female winter stonefly (Utacapnia trava) waiting for its wings to unfurl and harden.|
Once everything has hardened (sclerotized) the adult will be all black.
|Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera)|
|American Emerald (Cordulia shurtleffii)|
|Variable Darner (Aeshna interrupta) laying eggs in a rotten log|
|Epitheca spinigera soaking up some summer rays|
|Shortly after emerging several adults are resting on lakeside foliage. |
They will eventually disperse; some flying several kilometers from their birthplace.
|Rainy Ridge Lake (the calm after the storm)|
|A Rainy Ridge Lake Golden Trout|
|Ameletus dun shortly after emerging, with nymphal exuvia to the lower left|
|Ameletus Dun waiting for wings to dry before it flies to stream side vegetation - along with |
two nymphs making their way out of the water to emerge
|Ameletus nymph crawling onto a stream side rock to emerge|
(note the dark wingpads that are characteristic of a mature nymph)