Stonefly, insect

Glacial stoneflies have been found on Patagonian glaciers and Japanese snow field.

A stonefly walking on ice surface of Tyndall Glacier, Patagonia

A stonefly walking on snow surface in Tateyama, Japan

A stonefly in melt water pool (Patagonia)

Mating stoneflies (Patagonia)


  • Takeuchi, N., and Koshima, S. (2004): A snow algal community on a Patagonian glacier, Tyndall glacier in the Southern Patagonia Icefield. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 36(1), 91-98.
  • Takeuchi, N., Kohshima, S., Shiraiwa, T., and Kubota, K. (2001) Characteristics of cryoconite (surface dust on glaciers) and surface albedo of a Patagonian glacier, Tyndall Glacier, Southern Patagonia Icefield, Bulletin of Glaciological Research, 18, 65-69.
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