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Large Flying Insect
Location: Elmira (upstate) NY
January 7, 2011 5:50 am
This large unusual flying insect appeared on my printer in April of 2008.
I took a shot of it because it was so unusual looking to me. I’ve had the photo in my comp ever since and while cleaning my files came across it again. I’m still curious what is this bug? I haven’t seen one since I snapped the shot.
Signature: Debbie F

Giant Stonefly

Hi Debbie,
This is a Giant Stonefly in the genus
Pteronarcys.  Of the entire family Pteronarcyidae, BugGuide indicates:  “st nymphs develop in medium to large rivers adults are nocturnal and often attracted to light.”  They are sometimes called Salmonflies.

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One Response to Giant Stonefly

  1. Mike Miller says:

    I hate these things, they are so numerous around my house and I can’t stand them! Whenever I go outside during the night time they always run into my face, its so gross! I used to love going outside to read during the night but I can’t anymore now that I moved to Pennsylvania.

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