Need a little entimology help

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by triploidjunkie, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I ran into this little guy swimmin along the shore at Omak Lk. I feel I should know what it is. My first guess is hex nymph? If it was in oxygentated water I would have thought some kind of stone-fly or helgramite(maybe). Any help would be appreciated. Almost exactly 1 inch long.
     
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    It does sort of look like a stonefly nymph?
     
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    Kind of looks like some dragon nymphs I have seen at big twin ?
     
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    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    The thought of a young dragon of damslefly nymph also crossed my mind. That lake has huge numbers of both. But it didn't look like any I've ever seen. With the mayfly hatches I see there in warmer monthes I thought hex.
     
  5. Mike Lee

    Mike Lee It's all about the sauce.....

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    My vote goes to an early stage dobson. When in the water did it have little swimmer appendages down the side of the abdomen?
     
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    To fat to be a damsel nymph, I have seen the olive one s like this and pale tan ones.
     
  7. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Tough call,

    Taxon will pop up on this one, I'll try my reference
     
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    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    It may be the larva of a predatory diving beetle (family Dytiscidae). The larvae have two tails and may have lateral gill filaments.

    Steve
     
  9. triploidjunkie

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    When the litte bastard bit me it left a big tobacco spit stain, just like a grasshopper.
     
  10. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    My Call , Black fishfly Larva (Chauliodes pectinicornis)

    courtesy ERNEST SCHWIEBERT

    NYMPHS
     
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    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Keep in mind this is a saline lake.
     
  12. Mike Lee

    Mike Lee It's all about the sauce.....

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    Daryle, do you have the book? Is there a diff between a fishfly, dobsonfly, and alderfly larvae?
     
  13. Brian Thomas

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    That`s what I think it is too .
    When they become adults , they can rip your arm clean out of its socket if you`re not careful .:ray1:
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  14. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    What did you let it bite you for. Did you make a flat bug out of it then ??
     
  15. Randy Chong

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    Yes to the Predatory Diving Beetle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predacious_diving_beetle
    I caught one that was nearly three inches long in a lake, and kept it in a tank for a week. It was amazing, as it ATE Damselfly nymphs like snacks, demolished a Dragonfly nymph, and even ate two small goldfish (more like sucked all the insides out). It was pretty impressive.

    By the way, they'll bite too...