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SerotoninFebruary 22nd, 2007, 12:51 pm
Posts: 6Serotonin posted these pics without a message, so I'm posting a quote from another thread in which I believe he references these pics --Troutnut

Serotonin wrote:
First, I'd like to say that I've really enjoyed this site since its inception, and I like it even more w/the new format. There is an incredible wealth of knowledge here.

I have encountered the bug pictured above, in a New York stream. I don't recall it's Latin name, but if memory serves, in Schwiebert's "Nymphs" he refers to it as a Snipe Fly Larva. I have also heard it called a Water Sprite.

I don't have the Nymphs book in front of me, but here's some photos I took a few winters ago. When disturbed, the things would thrash wildly until able to gain a foothold on something. I am considering making highly articulated larvae to mimic this behavior. Appx 1.5 cm.
TroutnutFebruary 22nd, 2007, 1:29 pm
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That's a snipe fly larva, family Athericidae. Nice pictures!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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