Originally Posted by Rip Tide
Just an FYI
Here in New England the bug that most people call a zebra caddis is commonly called an alder fly (2 words)
It's not the same animal as the alderfly (one word) that's a relative of the helgramite/Dobson fly.
Excellent point that often comes up in the "scientific" versus "common name" arguments when anglers refer to aquatic insects (the macroinvertebrate equivalent to Animal House
Take the Green Drake for example; back east the Green Drake (Ephemera guttulata
) is a true monster compared to the western Green Drake (Drunella grandis/doddsi
). And that's because the western Green Drakes are simply a fatter cousin to Drunella lata
(formerly known as Ephemerella cornuta
) back east... which we called Blue-winged Olives. But we do have a near perfect match here in the west to E. cornuta/D. lata
called Drunella flavilinea
, which are simply called "Flav's" locally because you wouldn't want to confuse them with the any number of Baetis
species called Blue-winged Olives... which also occur in the east, where they are also called Blue-winged Olives... just like the larger E. cornuta/D. lata
And then there are the Sulphurs...