Plecoptera: Austroperla cyrene - Black Stonefly
June 2, 2014
On rocks near the river, the moulted exoskeletons of many of these little creatures were along the river back.
Didn't have a scale with me - total length including tail was ~1.5cm. Underside of rock in small stream. Last 4 photos were taken through a 10x hand lens.
On seat on the hut verandah.
17 Jun 2013.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Emerging stonefly . The tips of the wings may have become stuck in the Exuviae ?
Visitor at moth light
This little guy was found in the stream and was extremely difficult to photograph. It was moving quickly but I was able to identify 2 tails at the end of its body.
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.