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Simon77777July 29th, 2022, 8:14 am
Posts: 1Hey! Just wondering, did anyone ever observe green or olive midge larvae in lakes or streams? Do they exist? And I don't mean micro-sized caddis larvae.
Thank you!
Jmd123July 29th, 2022, 10:40 am
Oscoda, MI

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Yes, I have collected many green midge larvae, though I have not taken them below family (client wouldn't pay for the head-smashing slide-mounting part)...but yeah, like grass-green. Once collected dragonfly nymphs that were grass-green too!

Midge larvae seem to come in many different colors & color patterns, including bright red in "bloodworms". I have seen striped ones & diamond-like patterns.

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MikeT1990January 25th, 2023, 4:46 pm
Posts: 8
Caddis larva can be bright green too
WiflyfisherJanuary 25th, 2023, 5:10 pm

Posts: 663
You could be thinking of Hydropsychidae caddis larvae (net-spinning caddis) that often get caught in the drift.
John S.

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