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Old 03-12-2009, 09:29 PM
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Would anyone happen to know what this bug might be? The ruler in the bottom edge is 1 mm per division.

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hmmm. a little hard to tell. Is that one tail? If so, I think alderfly...?
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Mark

I didn't know what an alderfly was so I did a google search and found this picture.


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Larry,

yeah, they have one tail and those filament gill things on the abdomen, but they also have those little pincer things in the mouth like the pic in your post. Maybe the angle of the pic of MBWCC's critter hides them?

Otherwise I'm stumped.

Any bugologists out there?

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looks like the alderfly to me for sure after seeing that sketch!
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Hi MBWCC,

Do you live where there is a Fish and Game office? If so, stop by and ask to speak to a Fish Biologist. He will be able to identify your bug.

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Scientific name is Woollybuggus brownus...
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hmmm. a little hard to tell. Is that one tail? If so, I think alderfly...?
Yes, one tail. I still have the specimen so I will take a look at the mouth and see if it matches the drawing. Thanks for the the help identifying this one. I collected him out of a rainbow trout's stomach a few days ago on a small creek in SE PA. Supprisingly, the bug was still quite alive after both trout consumption and subsequent stomach pumping.
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Yes, one tail. I still have the specimen so I will take a look at the mouth and see if it matches the drawing. Thanks for the the help identifying this one. I collected him out of a rainbow trout's stomach a few days ago on a small creek in SE PA. Supprisingly, the bug was still quite alive after both trout consumption and subsequent stomach pumping.
Wow that is interesting, like Jonah and the whale. With the one tail (not sure what else might have just one) and the long gill filaments, that would seem to be it, but would be curious about the mandibles, it should have those nipper/pincer things.

Sounds like something to tie up and fish over slow water/silty bottoms in your streams like where eastern green drakes hang out.

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I think it's an Alderfly... The gills give it away.. Here' a photo from Jason's Troutnut. com. The site is an excellent resource & he does a fantastic job maintaining the site,, It should be called "Jason the Troutnut's Fantastic Bug Picture Site"

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