5954 Howdy, thanks for helping ID this critter. Found numerous specimens today on the crushed ice on rivers edge. South Saskatchewan River near Empress, Alberta. Owen.
This appears to be a winter stonefly (Plecoptera: Taeniopterygidae), so called because the adults often emerge during very late winter/early spring while snow still is on the ground. See http://tinyurl.com/mv5y8yofor more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.