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Is it a Plecoptera??? - Acroneuria

Is it a Plecoptera??? - Acroneuria
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Hello,

This strange, long and very impressive insect was lying on our patio door last June 19th in Sherbrooke, Quebec (near Vermont/Maine)...

Do you know what it is??

Can it be a Plecoptera??

If it is the case, is it possible to know the genum/family/species???

Thank you very much for your great help!

Michel

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Is it a Plecoptera??? - Acroneuria Is it a Plecoptera??? - Acroneuria Is it a Plecoptera??? - Acroneuria

Size data might help. How big are the grids on your screen?
It definitely is a plecopteran.

 
Hello Jim, Thank you for y
Hello Jim,

Thank you for your quick reply! It is really appreciated!

The length of the plecopteran is 3.3 cm or around 1.5 inch long from the head (without the antennas) to the end of the wings.

Any idea???

Someone mentionned Pteronarcys dorsata...

I'll have to verify this...

Ciao and thank you!

Michel

 
Golden Stone
Michel-

I believe your stonefly to be of family Perlidae and genus Acroneuria. There are (4) Acroneuria species present in Quebec, A. abnormis, A. arenosa, A. carolinensis, and A. lycorias.

 
Thank you very much Roger for
Thank you very much Roger for this hints...!

Sadly as I cannot get images on Internet of this species you mentionned, I will then be Acroneuria sp...

Ciao!

Michel

 
I don't know
that we have a user/visitor who is a plecopteran expert, but surely someone else is more familiar with them than me and your guess is probably better than mine.

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