Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Matt B, Oct 4, 2012.
Deschutes River, Warm Springs area, late June 2012
ive seen those before. weird lil things
It's called a Snakefly.
That's a cool fly its amazing how wonderful our Mother Earth is
Thanks Taxon! Some good info in that link. The common name is okay, but not quite as cool as what I dubbed them: "flying giraffe ant." I knew it wasn't an ant but it does have an ant-like head.
I always thought they looked like the inspiration for the Klingon Bird of Prey.
I don't know much about them except they are Megaloptera and like most others of that Order are predatory. If you've ever been pinched by a Hellgramite, also Megaloptera, you know they can have an attitude.
Trapper, Klingon was going to be my answer.
I see those in this area quite often. Always wondered if the fish pay them any attention.
I dated a girl once who was getting her doctorate in entomology. Brought this thing home and asked her what it was. She says "it's a bug". Really stretched the education there, she did!
There's hordes of them in California where I live. They bite my neck all of the time. Dirty little snakes