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AlvinApril 7th, 2012, 1:56 pm
Posts: 1please tell me what is this
EntomanApril 7th, 2012, 2:37 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Hi Alvin,

Welcome to the forum!

The top critter is a scud of some type.

The other one is a Chaoborus sp. larva of the family Chaoboridae. They are commonly called Glassworms in the larval stage and Phantom Midges as adults. These are aquatic critters of the Diptera order and great consumers of mosquito larvae. Did you find this in trout water?
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CrepuscularApril 7th, 2012, 2:50 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 920
I'd be really surprised if this came from moving water. I usually find them in lentic habitats.

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