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Identification help

2012/1/9 19:50
From Etters,Pa
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This past weekend I took a few pics of a larva of some sort and have no idea what it is. I was thinking caddis but not sure. The other pic is a fish that had about a dozen nymphs stuck all over him again no idea what they are either. Thanks

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Posted on: 2014/4/24 10:26

Re: Identification help

2011/6/29 9:38
From Philadelphia
Posts: 5
I cannot ever remember catching a fish that had nymphs on him. I will have to look more closely in the future. I think that is really cool to see.

Posted on: 2014/4/24 10:32

Re: Identification help

2009/3/30 9:52
Posts: 61
The top three are all caddis larvae, the "nymphs" on the fish are probably some sort of parasite.

Posted on: 2014/4/24 13:57

Re: Identification help

2008/1/31 17:19
From Pretty much everywhere at some point, Thorndale today.
Posts: 2370
Tough to tell from the pic, but the ones on the fish look like ladybugs!!!

Posted on: 2014/4/24 16:42

Re: Identification help

2012/1/9 19:50
From Etters,Pa
Posts: 0
Lol.....My entomology skills are more than sub par but I'm pretty sure I could have identified a ladybug. They were nymphs of some sort they almost looked like large "size 14" midge larva. They were crawling all over several fish.

Posted on: 2014/4/24 17:59

Re: Identification help

2006/9/13 22:36
From Tioga co. formerly of bucks co.
Posts: 356
all caddis larva, fish was rooting in bottom and they got stuck on fish. seen this before. caddis have a sticky substance to help them adhere in fast water, a thread like substance. they also use it to drift its in Lafontaine's book...then again could be parasites on fish, hard to see clearly.

Posted on: 2014/4/24 18:51

Edited by sandfly on 2014/4/24 19:06:44

So many Fish, So little time !!!
from the outer edge of nowhere
fly tying and fishing ghillie..

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