Caddis Id?

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

  1. Matthäus

    Matthäus Active Member

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    Here's one from the Cedar. Anyone want to hit me with the latin? Rock case in the background is his apartment.

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  2. SquatchinSince86

    SquatchinSince86 Totally Unprofessional

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    First guess would be October caddis
     
  3. tkww

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    Most definitely. I know there's a bunch of pupa patterns--larva too, for that matter--but I've never had much luck with them. But when they hatch...the most glorious time of year.
     
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    madmike98 Aww sh!t

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    Periwinkle
     
  5. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Assuming it is an October Caddis, which I am unable to confidently verify from your photos, the scientific name would be either Dicosmoecus atripes or Dicosmoecus gilvipes.
     
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  6. Matthäus

    Matthäus Active Member

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    Much appreciated. Trying to gain some more precise knowledge on trout foods lately.
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I take it that you removed the guy from the case?

    I'll go with the consensus... October Caddis.
     
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    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one. Or something like that.
     
  9. Matt B

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    Don't worry, I'm sure he ate that juicy morsel. Mmm, tastes like shrimp. :p
     
  10. Matthäus

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    Put him back in the water next to his case. He waved and said it was all good in the name of science.
     
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    The case making caddis are interesting critters. They will use whatever is available to build their cases. As an experiment, I know some wild and crazy entomologists took some "periwinkles" out of their normal cases and put them in an aquarium with nothing but bits and pieces of aluminum foil. Sure enough, the bugs used the aluminum foil to make their cases. They were not works of art but the bugs made due.

    It also seems to me that someone was putting the little buggers to work building cases with precious stone pebbles and then selling the high priced cases for jewelry or whatever. I remember seeing advertisements for caddis made jewelry. If the bugs have nothing but diamonds and emeralds as building material for their cases, that's what they'll use.

    Crafty little guys...
     
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    Caddis in northern Idaho use garnets in their cases.
     
  13. tkww

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    http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/hubert-duprat-caddisflies/
     
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    Just came across this thread. Matthaus, those are great pictures of the larva. Imitations of the naked larva are quite effective during some late summer afternoons, early evenings. I've been told that the larva abandon their cases and drift to new holding waters at that time. Can't claim I understand why, but I do know there is great fishing. Big fish, hard grabs.
     
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    Case abandonment and drift occurs during the month of June during the afternoon. It is thought that this is a means of relocating downstream.
     
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