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131 Underwater Pictures of Animals:

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This Ephemerella subvaria (Hendrickson) nymph picture is one of my favorites.  In this picture: Mayfly Species Ephemerella subvaria (Hendrickson). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
This Ephemerella subvaria (Hendrickson) nymph picture is one of my favorites.

In this picture: Mayfly Species Ephemerella subvaria (Hendrickson).
Date TakenMar 24, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
There's a stonefly nymph in the bottom right corner of this picture, but what's really interesting is those white blotches. They're pretty common in my Wisconsin home river river, stuck flat onto the rocks--lots of rocks have a speckled look as a result. They are microcaddis cases, made by larvae of the caddisfly family Hydroptilidae. These are made by larvae of the subfamily Leucotrichiinae, most likely the genus Leucotrichia. They spin little flat oval cases of silk tight and immobile against the rocks.  In this picture: Caddisfly Species Leucotrichia pictipes (Ring Horn Microcaddis). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
There's a stonefly nymph in the bottom right corner of this picture, but what's really interesting is those white blotches. They're pretty common in my Wisconsin home river river, stuck flat onto the rocks--lots of rocks have a speckled look as a result. They are microcaddis cases, made by larvae of the caddisfly family Hydroptilidae. These are made by larvae of the subfamily Leucotrichiinae, most likely the genus Leucotrichia. They spin little flat oval cases of silk tight and immobile against the rocks.

In this picture: Caddisfly Species Leucotrichia pictipes (Ring Horn Microcaddis).
Date TakenMar 20, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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A peculiar mayfly nymph clings to a log.  I'm not sure if it's a Heptageniid clinger or a flat-bodied Ephemerellid crawler, but I don't believe it's a species I've collected yet.  In this picture: Insect Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies). From Eighteenmile Creek in Wisconsin.
A peculiar mayfly nymph clings to a log. I'm not sure if it's a Heptageniid clinger or a flat-bodied Ephemerellid crawler, but I don't believe it's a species I've collected yet.

In this picture: Insect Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies).
Date TakenMar 19, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Several caddis larvae cling in the current amongst the debris collected on an underwater alder branch.  In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies). From the South Fork of the White River in Wisconsin.
Several caddis larvae cling in the current amongst the debris collected on an underwater alder branch.

In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies).
Date TakenFeb 26, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A variety of cased caddisfly larvae, probably mostly Neophylax, have clustered along the backside of a rock in fast water.  There seem to be some Helicopsychidae larvae clustered along the bottom, and a few other taxa are mixed in.  It's interesting that several larvae have especially large stones placed over the front openings of their cases, perhaps to block the case off for pupation.

It does seem to be the wrong time of year for Neophylax to be pupating, but that was the ID given for one of these which I collected and photographed up close.  In this picture: Caddisfly Genus Helicopsyche (Speckled Peters) and Caddisfly Genus Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges). From Cayuta Creek in New York.
A variety of cased caddisfly larvae, probably mostly Neophylax, have clustered along the backside of a rock in fast water. There seem to be some Helicopsychidae larvae clustered along the bottom, and a few other taxa are mixed in. It's interesting that several larvae have especially large stones placed over the front openings of their cases, perhaps to block the case off for pupation.

It does seem to be the wrong time of year for Neophylax to be pupating, but that was the ID given for one of these which I collected and photographed up close.

In this picture: Caddisfly Genus Helicopsyche (Speckled Peters) and Caddisfly Genus Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges).
LocationCayuta Creek
Date TakenApr 14, 2007
Date AddedMay 3, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
In this picture: True Bug Family Corixidae (Water Boatmen). From the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York.
Date TakenMay 13, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
The mayfly and stonefly nymphs in this picture blend in extremely well.  In this picture: Mayfly Species Ephemerella invaria (Sulphur Dun) and Insect Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies). From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
The mayfly and stonefly nymphs in this picture blend in extremely well.

In this picture: Mayfly Species Ephemerella invaria (Sulphur Dun) and Insect Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies).
Date TakenMar 20, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
This underwater log hosts hundreds of caddisfly larvae, some in cases and some in spiderweb-like lairs.  In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies). From the South Fork of the White River in Wisconsin.
This underwater log hosts hundreds of caddisfly larvae, some in cases and some in spiderweb-like lairs.

In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies).
Date TakenFeb 26, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Several caddisfly larvae in their cases cling to the debris in this picture.  In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies). From the South Fork of the White River in Wisconsin.
Several caddisfly larvae in their cases cling to the debris in this picture.

In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies).
Date TakenFeb 26, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A few caddis larvae cling to this partially submerged clump of streamside grass.  In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies). From the South Fork of the White River in Wisconsin.
A few caddis larvae cling to this partially submerged clump of streamside grass.

In this picture: Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies).
Date TakenFeb 26, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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