Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Grant Richie, Nov 30, 2010.
THAT looks like the best match so far!
Yep - That's a dead ringer. Holy cow. Luke. I'll buy you a drink tomorrow
Freaking awesome bunch of bug geeks going after it on the Interwebs. You guys rock. Who's tying up a bunch of these to share?
Man, I wish...some Glenrothes sounds AWESOME right about now.
Believe it or not, I found one very similar to this in my gear box.
Wrong, so very wrong.
Try this site. http://www.whatsthatbug.com
I entered a search for Snowfly and got the following.
I stand corrected with a face full of crow. I was quick to judge from the snow, some rock crawlers (grylloblatids) forage on the snow and I've seen them often on ski trips.
Where's Roger Stephens when you need him....
Maybe you'll settle for any Roger. It is certainly a beetle larva, probably a Woodland Ground Beetle, perhaps Pterostichus lama.
Aren't hellgrammites an Eastern US bug?
Roger, Roger. Thanks for chiming in. Beetle larva huh?
The larva of a dobsonfly is often referred to as a hellgrammite, and yes, it is only found east of the continental divide. However, the larva of a fishfly is sometimes also referred to as a hellgrammite, as it a close relative (same family, different subfamily). Most flyfishers would be hard-pressed to differentiate a larval dobsonfly from a larval fishfly, and fishflies are found in WA.
helgramite all the way!!!!