Name that bug

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
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?


youngish old guy
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!


Staff member
Aren't hellgrammites an Eastern US bug?

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.