Need a little entimology help

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

  1. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    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

    troutcatcher6 New Member

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

    Trout Master Active Member

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

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    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

    Mike Lee It's all about the sauce.....

    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

    Trout Master Active Member

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

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Tough call,

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

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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

  9. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    My Call , Black fishfly Larva (Chauliodes pectinicornis)


  11. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    Keep in mind this is a saline lake.
  12. Mike Lee

    Mike Lee It's all about the sauce.....

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

    Brian Thomas Active Member

    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:
  14. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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

    Randy Chong New Member

    Yes to the Predatory 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

    Blue Active Member

  17. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    EDIT: triploidjunkie-

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

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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

    Trout Master Active Member

    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?