Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Peyton00, Jul 21, 2014.
In my campsite on little naches river
2 sets of wings and about 3" long.
Looks like a salmonfly, just didn't get his wings back into position.
It looks like a female dobson fly
Good call Stilly!
wherever you are, there are hellagramites in that river. fish the shit out of hellagramite patterns for epic grabs
the males look wicked. Huge mandible thingys
Just don't wet wade, or you'll risk losing a digit.
Freaking Godzilla of the bug world.
there are 3 species in the western USA- I dont know exactly what species youve got there.
Here it your insect cropped for better viewing:
I believe it to be a the Fishfly, Dysmicoherhes disjunctus:
To my knowledge, we don't have any Dobsonflies in WA, but we do have Fishflies, which are in the same family (Corydalidae) as Dobsonflies. However, whereas the Dobsonflies are in subfamily (Corydalinae), the Fishflies are in subfamily (Chauliodinae).
I believe it's a Fishfly to. Look at the larvae for a Fishfly, they look exactly like Hellgrammites!
Here's some info on fishing hellgrammites I saw recently.
In other dobsonfly news, I'm never going to China.
My friend found a 6 inch long Hellgrammite in the Upper Sacramento River, which is a monstrosity for the Western US.
That's awesome! I love freaky things.
Similar, but certainly not exactly:
I know the subtle differences, but overall, they're all cool. Gotta love the new discovery of the Dobsonflies of China!