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DayTripperMay 12th, 2008, 12:26 pm
Northern MI

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Here are some bugs I found waiting for the Hendricksons to pop this weekend on the Battenkill. I believe this first one to be Maccaffertium vicarium

Here's some others I haven't identified yet

I've got different angles on the Hendrickson Spinner, and the Brown Stone, as well as the Beetle- if they're needed. Also some more pics of different vicarium nymphs, some have a slightly different coloration.
GONZOMay 12th, 2008, 1:23 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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Just on a quick glance:

The vicarium ID on the heptageniid nymph seems reasonable; the stonefly nymph looks like a perlodid; the (male) Hendrickson spinner ID seems right (though missing a tail); the big beetle looks like some sort of "borer," but I have no clue about the hitchhiker; the caddisfly larva is a hydropsychid; and I'd guess that the stonefly adult could be in Taeniopterygidae. (Dave could probably sort that out for you.)
DayTripperMay 12th, 2008, 6:52 pm
Northern MI

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Here are some more pics of the adult stonefly
Raider83June 27th, 2008, 10:24 am

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Daytripper, I think the mystery larva is a predaceous diving beetle larva
GONZOJune 27th, 2008, 2:48 pm
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Some Dytiscidae larvae have a superficial resemblance to some caddisfly larvae. If this larva had been photographed in the water (and from different angles), I think the differences would be easier to see.

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