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A Stonefly - Suwallia starki

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Nymphs and adults within the Chloroperliidae are small green and yellow stoneflies. Known to fly-fisherman as "little yellows", "little greens" and "Yellow Sallies". This family is well represented in Montana with 26 species, one of the larger families in the order Plecoptera, containing some 100 species distributed throughout the Holarctic region of North America. The adults are emerging in late spring and throughout summer.

Food Habits
Merritt and Cummins (1996) report that members of this family are trophically shredder-detritivores; eating large particulate organic materials such as detritus, leaves and plants.

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A Stonefly — Suwallia starki.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from