Chimarra aterrima is the most important species. Where & When
» Genus Chimarra (Little Black Sedges)
19 species aren't included.
Time Of Year (?):The pupae emerge by crawling out onto land.Hatching Behavior
Early May to mid-June
Time Of Day (?):There are conflicting accounts of the egg-laying behavior of this genus. Gary LaFontaine writes in Caddisflies that they serenely ride the surface in great numbers to oviposit. In Selective Trout, Swisher and Richards say they dive underwater. Their mention is less detailed and I'm inclined to believe LaFontaine, but perhaps some species exhibits each behavior.Egg-Laying Behavior
Morning to midday
Time Of Day: AfternoonChimarra females dive to the bottom to oviposit.
Pictures of 2 Caddisfly Specimens in the Genus Chimarra:
Recent Discussions of Chimarra
Emerger pictures anyone??? 7 Replies »
I would like to see a picture of an emerging Chimarra or a pupa stage before emerging if anyone has one. I am baffled and curious to how and when they change from a yellow/orange larva to a black adult fly. Also, what would be a good emerger pattern for this fly? Lafontaine emerger in what color?Replyovipositing? 6 Replies »
I had a large swarm of black sedges in a size 16 ovipositing today.the females hadvblack wings and body with a green egg sack was just wondering if that is this genus or something totally differentReplyPupa color? 6 Replies »
Last reply on Apr 5, 2012 by Entoman
Seems like dead drifting the pupa pattern during the emergence time is a good way to fish this before the adults are on the water.Replybright green? 1 Reply »
Does the pupa retain the orange color of the larva or do they have the color of the adult?
Last reply on Jan 12, 2009 by Taxon
i recently came across with a bright green one of these. Is that the same or a completely different species? Reply
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