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Yellow stonefly - Perlesta - female

Yellow stonefly - Perlesta - Female
Matamoras, Pennsylvania, USA
June 28, 2008
Size: ~14 mm, including wings
Found many of these on a flag pole, attracted by the lights.

Moved from Common Stoneflies.

Best placement...
is probably Perlesta. This one might be P. decipiens, but Dr. Kondratieff has advised against trying to do a species ID on Perlesta. There are many look-alike species in this genus and more species are being discovered all the time. (See Don Chandler's Perlesta n. sp. here.)

a small perlid. The perlodid stoneflies look very similar as adults, but the collection date seems to suggest that this is probably a little perlid.

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