Salmonfly from Canada

Subject: What is this bug?!
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 10, 2016 7:51 pm
Hi Bugman,
I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and I found a very interesting bug today and I need help identifying it!
Any help you can give me would be wonderful! Thank you!
Signature: Taylor


Dear Taylor,
This is a Giant Stonefly or Salmonfly in the genus
Pteronarcys, an insect generally found close to water as the nymphs are aquatic.

4 thoughts on “Salmonfly from Canada”

  1. I recently saw one of those salmon flies. I had never seen one before. So I decided to look it up and found that it is from Alberta Canada, where they have been having those awful fires. So it must have traveled from there to here . Interesting

  2. I had this bug fly onto my deck this afternoon and after research discovered it is a Giant Stonefly. He is now hiding in the shade. Are they common to Edmonton, AB? And harmless?


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