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Subject: Fishfly maybe?
Location: Central PA
May 7, 2015 6:11 am
Found several of these guys at our cottage on the river over the weekend. We haven’t noticed them there before. They look a bit like fishflies, but all had a red band around the neck. Is this a trait that fishflies can have, or a different insect all together?
Signature: Kayla

Fishfly

Giant Stonefly

Dear Kayla,
Your insect is a Giant Stonefly in the genus
Pteronarcys, and according to BugGuide they are also called Salmonflies.  Just for fun, here is a link to one of our favorite Giant Stonefly postings.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Pennsylvania

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