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Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by SquatchinSince86, Aug 29, 2016.

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  1. SquatchinSince86

    SquatchinSince86 Totally Unprofessional

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    20160827_154338-01.jpeg 20160827_154326-01.jpeg Found this guy on a river rock. Wondering if it is related to a pill bug.
     
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    Hi SquatchinSince86-

    No, not really. It's the larval lifestage of a Water Penny Beetle.
     
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    Cool. Wiki says it is a indicator species for water quality.

    Thanks
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Your depth of knowledge never ceases to amaze me, Taxon!
     
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    Thanks, Jim. The more knowledge one acquires, the more one comes to appreciate how little one actually knows. :)