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TroutnutJuly 4th, 2021, 11:50 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
I just learned through a post on that one of the most helpful long-time members in our community, Dave Ruiter (username Creno on this site), passed away from cancer at age 73 on February 4, 2021. He had an extensive list of scientific publications about caddisflies and was very helpful to the public, myself included, on this site and elsewhere. I'd guess at least half the correctly identified caddisflies on here were identified by Dave from my pictures, which only gets more impressive when you try to figure them out from keys and papers (especially to species level). I've never met anyone else with his encyclopedic ability to recognize so many species at a glance. As late as November he was helping me out with identifications and general advice about entomology. He was seriously ill by that point but was still extremely generous with the time he had.

Here's a link to his post history here. I'll miss him and I know many others will too.

Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
PartsmanJuly 5th, 2021, 11:44 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 420
I will Miss creno,s spot on reply’s, I hope he is at peace, Rest In Peace Creno.
TaxonJuly 5th, 2021, 11:54 pm
Site Editor
Royse City, TX

Posts: 1348
So sorry to learn of Dave Ruiter's passing. Rest in peace, my friend.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
Jmd123July 6th, 2021, 8:16 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Rest in peace, Creno. Tight lines and dancing flies in Heaven!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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