Giant stonefly

6799.  April 2020 outdoors rural area walked around, did not see it land nor take off. Maple Ridge, BC. Canada

Number 6799. This is a giant stonefly (Plecoptera: Pteronarcidae; Pteronarcys sp.). They are harmless, and their aquatic larvae are an important component of the freshwater food web. Click here for detailed information on these insects.