Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > Water mite

The Specimen

Arachnida (Mites and Spiders) Arthropod AdultArachnida (Mites and Spiders) Arthropod Adult View 2 PicturesWater mites are common in lakes and ponds but because they are so small they do not get noticed.These specimens are from temporary wetlands in Glacier National Park.
Collected July 20, 2010 from Various wetlands in Montana
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 26, 2011

The Discussion

YannSeptember 19th, 2011, 10:16 am
Posts: 1
The second look like an arrenurus female
Jmd123September 19th, 2011, 1:32 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 1830
I've seen a lot of large red water mites in [REDACTED] Pond while snorkeling there. They must not taste good to fish, probably one reason for the red color, as they are both very obvious and swim freely thorugh the water. I did see a water scorpion (Ranatra sp.) sucking on one of them in there, though...

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

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.
Most Recent Posts
Re: Fly purchasing
In Gear Talk by Hal (Oldredbarn replied)
C'mon spring
In General Discussion by Stokes
Re: A bit more history
In The Little Juniata River by Martinlf (Jmd123 replied)
Re: Best of the Forum--Most Useful and Informative Bug Threads
In General Discussion by Martinlf (PaulRoberts replied)
Re: Brachycentrus Pupal Behavior
In General Discussion by PaulRoberts (Martinlf replied)
Re: Penns Bugs
In Penn's Creek by Martinlf (Crepuscular replied)
Re: Sulphurs taste good.....
In General Discussion by AftonAngler (Jmd123 replied)
Re: Best dry fly line out there?
In Gear Talk by SwitchCaste (Martinlf replied)
Re: Best of the Forum - most interesting quotes list
In General Discussion by Troutnut (Martinlf replied)
Re: grannom caddis
In the Caddisfly Genus Brachycentrus by Goose (Martinlf replied)