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Updates from May 18, 2004

Closeup insects by Troutnut from Miscellaneous Wisconsin and the Namekagon River in Wisconsin

Notonectidae (Backswimmers) Backswimmer AdultNotonectidae (Backswimmers) True Bug Adult View 4 Pictures
Collected May 18, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Female Leptophlebia cupida (Black Quill) Mayfly SpinnerFemale Leptophlebia cupida (Black Quill) Mayfly Spinner View 2 PicturesThis large female Leptophlebia spinner emerged from a nymph I was holding in my room one night. I didn't have time to photograph her and she molted into a spinner before I was home from work in the evening. So here she is as a spinner. I wish I had more photos at more angles, but she flew off and I couldn't find her.
Collected May 18, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Tipulidae (Crane Flies) Crane Fly AdultTipulidae (Crane Flies) True Fly Adult View 3 PicturesThis is a small cranefly species.
Collected May 18, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly PupaCheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa View 3 PicturesI was surprised how bright green this pupa is. It's chartreuse. After collecting it, I experimented with melting down chartreuse jigs and making little translucent rubber caddis abdomens on my flies. They looked good, and the trout liked them, but they weren't very durable at all. This specimen is recently deceased in the photographs.
Collected May 18, 2004 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Female Siphlonurus quebecensis (Gray Drake) Mayfly SpinnerFemale Siphlonurus quebecensis (Gray Drake) Mayfly Spinner View 4 PicturesThis one had some trouble molting out of the dun stage, but I took pictures anyway.
Collected May 18, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly PupaCheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa View 3 PicturesI photographed this one recently dead. It's hard to keep caddis pupae alive for very long in a collection container.
Collected May 18, 2004 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Female Siphlonurus quebecensis (Gray Drake) Mayfly DunFemale Siphlonurus quebecensis (Gray Drake) Mayfly Dun View 3 PicturesThis one hatched in my house after I brought some nymphs home to photograph.
Collected May 18, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Female Ephemerella invaria (Sulphur Dun) Mayfly SpinnerFemale Ephemerella invaria (Sulphur Dun) Mayfly Spinner View 4 PicturesHere's the first sulphur dun I found in the 2004 season.
Collected May 18, 2004 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Trichoptera (Caddisflies) Caddisfly PupaTrichoptera (Caddisflies) Insect Pupa View 2 PicturesThis small caddis pupa is dead in the picture.
Collected May 18, 2004 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006

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