Subject: Summer bug
Location: Labrador Canada
June 25, 2012 11:22 pm
hi there. I live in Labrador Canada and every summer we get this bug and no one knows what they are. I was hoping you could help identify it.
This is a Giant Stonefly in the genus Pteronarcys and you can compare your individual to this photo from BugGuide. Stoneflies have aquatic nymphs or naiads, so they are generally found near a source of water. Having a healthy Stonefly population is an indication that the nearby water is relative pure and pollution free as they cannot tolerate contaminated water.