The common name White Miller is usually applied to this entire genus, although it was created for the very prolific species Nectopsyche albida. Some of the other species are darker-colored.
» Genus Nectopsyche (White Millers)
11 species aren't included.
Most of the adult activity, both emergence and egg-laying, takes place during the middle of the night. There is some rare overlap with the low-light hours of dusk and dawn, but this genus really belongs to the night fishermen. Where & WhenRegions: East, Midwest, West
Time Of Year (?): Late July to mid-August in the Upper Midwest
Hatching BehaviorTime Of Day (?): Dusk to dawn
Egg-Laying BehaviorTime Of Day: Dusk to nighttime
Larva & Pupa BiologyCurrent Speed: Slow
Recent Discussions of Nectopsyche
Moved from genus level to N. albida
It is my understanding that wing maculation is quite distinctive and consistent in this genus thus allowing species identification using this character. This specimen has been at the genus level for many years and somehow slipped through the cracks.;)ReplyWhite Miller Bug 3 Replies »
Last reply on May 4, 2013 by Adirman
Where did the name "White Miller" come from, for the caddis bug in the warm Yellowstone waters? I am not interested in the east coast mayfly with the same name. Thanks, Mike Miller. Reply
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