Fly Identification (Caddis, Alder?)

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Jeff Dodd, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Lots of caddis flies of late at Lone Lake and tonight I found a large numer of these along the shoreline. Fluttering close to the water like caddis, swarms of them.
    Good chance this photo from my cell phone is not enough for an I.D., but any guesses are appreciated.

    Thanks
    alder fly 08 2012.jpg
     
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    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Jeff-

    It's a caddisfly, probably Mystacides alafimbriata, which has a common name of Black Dancer.
     
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    Hi Taxon,
    Thank you!
    and Black Dancer, what an appropriate name