Need a little entimology help

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by triploidjunkie, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I ran into this little guy swimmin along the shore at Omak Lk. I feel I should know what it is. My first guess is hex nymph? If it was in oxygentated water I would have thought some kind of stone-fly or helgramite(maybe). Any help would be appreciated. Almost exactly 1 inch long.
  2. troutcatcher6 New Member

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    It does sort of look like a stonefly nymph?
  3. Trout Master Active Member

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    Kind of looks like some dragon nymphs I have seen at big twin ?
  4. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    The thought of a young dragon of damslefly nymph also crossed my mind. That lake has huge numbers of both. But it didn't look like any I've ever seen. With the mayfly hatches I see there in warmer monthes I thought hex.
  5. Mike Lee It's all about the sauce.....

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    My vote goes to an early stage dobson. When in the water did it have little swimmer appendages down the side of the abdomen?
  6. Trout Master Active Member

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    To fat to be a damsel nymph, I have seen the olive one s like this and pale tan ones.
  7. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Tough call,

    Taxon will pop up on this one, I'll try my reference
  8. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    It may be the larva of a predatory diving beetle (family Dytiscidae). The larvae have two tails and may have lateral gill filaments.

    Steve
  9. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    When the litte bastard bit me it left a big tobacco spit stain, just like a grasshopper.
  10. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    My Call , Black fishfly Larva (Chauliodes pectinicornis)

    courtesy ERNEST SCHWIEBERT

    NYMPHS
  11. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Keep in mind this is a saline lake.
  12. Mike Lee It's all about the sauce.....

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    Daryle, do you have the book? Is there a diff between a fishfly, dobsonfly, and alderfly larvae?
  13. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    That`s what I think it is too .
    When they become adults , they can rip your arm clean out of its socket if you`re not careful .:ray1:
    [IMG]
  14. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    What did you let it bite you for. Did you make a flat bug out of it then ??
  15. Randy Chong New Member

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    Yes to the Predatory Diving Beetle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predacious_diving_beetle
    I caught one that was nearly three inches long in a lake, and kept it in a tank for a week. It was amazing, as it ATE Damselfly nymphs like snacks, demolished a Dragonfly nymph, and even ate two small goldfish (more like sucked all the insides out). It was pretty impressive.

    By the way, they'll bite too...
  16. Blue Active Member

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  17. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Where's Taxon when you need him ???
  18. Taxon Moderator

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    EDIT: triploidjunkie-

    Those who identified your insect photos as the larva of a predaceous diving beetle are indeed correct.
  19. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Thanks for the help. I know what color to tie up some big nymphs.
  20. Trout Master Active Member

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    Taxon, wasnt mine, it was Triploidjunkies nymph. I was wrong on my guess. But thanks now I know what they are, mean little bugz, Trip did you bite it back after it bite you?