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Aquatic Insects of Central Virginia: Pycnopsyche gentilis and Pycnopsyche scabripennis: Identifying Two of the Northern Case-makers (Limnephilids) We Find in Our Streams

When I started this project, I shied away from genus level ID of Limnephilid (Northern Case-maker caddisflies) larvae (see the entry for

Stonefly nymph (Plecoptera)

Macro photography of aquatic insects. Contained orders: Plecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Lepidoptera

There are many members of this family (Hemiptera:Belostomatidae aka "toe biters & alligator ticks") of aquatic insects all of which can and do often deliver painful bites. They are often found in children's dip nets and are confused with the benign water beetle. Very interesting is that the males of this family rear their young on their backs.

There are many members of this family (Hemiptera:Belostomatidae aka "toe biters & alligator ticks") of aquatic insects all of which can and do often deliver painful bites. They are often found in children's dip nets and are confused with the benign water beetle. Very interesting is that the males of this family rear their young on their backs.

I hate you, fishfly! Come to town, land on anything with a light, then die. By the millions. Disgusting.

mayfly, great for sapping on lough Mask Ireland, have done it and caught large trout

Common aquatic insects: Plecoptera (stoneflies)

Common aquatic insects - The Encyclopedia of Earth

chironomid larva

Fly Fishing Chironomids - Chironomid larva pupa life cycle, behavior, fly patterns & fishing techniques to fly fish the trout lakes of British Columbia!

Small Winter Stonefly - Allocapnia maria - male

An online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information.

Caddisfly, common name for certain aquatic insects that resemble small moths. The wings of caddisflies are covered with small hairs, distinguishing them from the scaled wings typical of moths. About 4500 species exist worldwide;

Caddisfly, common name for certain aquatic insects that resemble small moths. The wings of caddisflies are covered with small hairs, distinguishing them from the scaled wings typical of moths. About 4500 species exist worldwide;

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