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Psephenus (Water Pennies) Beetle LarvaPsephenus (Water Pennies) Beetle Larva View 5 Pictures
Collected March 29, 2005 from Fall Creek in New York
Added to by on April 6, 2006

The Discussion

LowBudgetJanuary 16th, 2014, 9:30 pm
Afton, NY

Posts: 25
Lately I've become interested in water pennies, though I can't say why. Is a water penny nymph fly in my future?

Anyway, I took this picture today. It is a live specimen that I collected from Trout Creek, which flows into the Cannonsville Reservoir / West Branch of the Delaware river in New York in October 2013. It's current home is a 2 gallon aquarium it shares with some common stoneflies. I used a 50mm macro lens on a Cannon EOS camera with brown felt as the background. I made a special "V" shaped micro aquarium for it so that it would attach to the side wall and not the bottom so that I could get this picture.

Perhaps I'll be able to rear some adults!


Low Budget Fly Tying and Fishing author of "Behind the Fly"
TaxonJanuary 17th, 2014, 12:15 am
Site Editor
Royse City, TX

Posts: 1350
Hi Ed-

Welcome to Troutnut. Nice photo. I look forward to your photographic contributions.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
LowBudgetJanuary 18th, 2014, 10:37 am
Afton, NY

Posts: 25

Thank you.

I'm really just a beginner at macro photography. As I get some reasonable quality pics, I'll be sure to share.

Low Budget Fly Tying and Fishing author of "Behind the Fly"

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