Name that bug

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Grant Richie, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    THAT looks like the best match so far!
     
  2. JesseC

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    Yep - That's a dead ringer. Holy cow. Luke. I'll buy you a drink tomorrow ;)
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    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?
     
  4. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Man, I wish...some Glenrothes sounds AWESOME right about now.
     
  5. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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  8. headstrong1

    headstrong1 youngish old guy

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    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.

    Nice work!
     
  9. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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    Where's Roger Stephens when you need him....
     
  10. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Derek-

    Maybe you'll settle for any Roger. It is certainly a beetle larva, probably a Woodland Ground Beetle, perhaps Pterostichus lama.
     
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  11. Stewart

    Stewart Skunk Happens

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    Aren't hellgrammites an Eastern US bug?
     
  12. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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    Roger, Roger. Thanks for chiming in. Beetle larva huh?
     
  13. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Stewart-

    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.
     
  14. millcreekangler

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    helgramite all the way!!!!
     
  15. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Derek-

    Sure is.