Winter caddis

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  1. Matt B

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    image.jpeg Check out this caddis I found today in North Bend on a SF Snoqualmie trib. Good lookin' bug. Early?

    Edit: I think I know what it is (using the flyfishingentomology ID tool) but curious if others have thoughts.
     
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  2. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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    Alder fly?
     
  3. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Matt-

    Very nice photo. I believe it to be a Snow Sedge (genus Psychoglypha) of which we have (4) species in WA. For purpose of comparison, please see this one.
     
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    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Derek-

    Nice try, but no cigar. ;) Please see Alderfly.
     
  5. Matt B

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    Well that looks exactly like it and the emergence timing fits better than the silver stripe sedge that I was thinking from using the tool, and which is also a close visual match I have to say. I measured my finger afterward and this bug was 27-28 mm.
    Thanks Roger!
     
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    Just for comparison, here's an alderfly.

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  7. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I was fishing the Rogue a few weeks back and found a couple Snow sedges myself. They're some big pieces of meat!
     
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    the only bug that i love is a lady bug. but this one really a unique one. that creature i think is very rare and can only be found in a cold places. i think :)
     
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  9. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    That's unfortunate Aredle, but welcome to the Fly Fishing Entomology forum anyway. :)
     
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