Found crawling on my backpack. It was carrying a load of mites.
Small black stone flies on the upper deerfield in MA. I know these as the little black winter stone, but I assume that common name covers many different late winter stoneflies.
Found on top of my pack in Tararua Forest Park on an alluvial terrace covered in tree ferns beside a river.
Small stonefly about 12mm long, found on plant stem in garden. The nearest suitable river is about half a kilometre away, so presumably flew at least that distance to get here.
Seen on feijoa vines.
approx. 2 cm
Large stonefly on sedge leaf beside stream. Not sure if colour is normal, a variant or if it might be recently emerged.
Plecoptera: Stenoperla prasina - nymph
retrieved from the stomach of a brown trout
Under rock in stream. I presume a mayfly larvae or similar?
On a Libertia leaf, beside the Mahurangi River (leaf no more than 10mm wide)
Is the Leith Dirty or Healthy survey. Identified by Christoph Matthaei.
A young stonefly larva.
1m wide creek with high vegetation on surrounding banks and very little water flow. Water was moderately clear but after disturbance the muddy bottom made murky water.
one species of stonefly present in water sample
The creek was approximately two metres in width the a steady flow of clear water with a depth (where sample was taken) of approximately 15cm. the creek was surrounded (50% cover) by large trees. below sample, logs were obstructing the flow of water.
Two species of stonefly larvae were present in our water sample from the stream at Craigieburn Forerst Park.