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|Alvin||April 7th, 2012, 1:56 pm|
|Posts: 1||please tell me what is this|
|Entoman||April 7th, 2012, 2:37 pm|
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?
|"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman|
|Crepuscular||April 7th, 2012, 2:50 pm|
|I'd be really surprised if this came from moving water. I usually find them in lentic habitats.|