45 posts categorized "BUGS"

December 12, 2008

Tis the season

I thought the mole was sorta sexy.

November 03, 2008

Eclosion: The emergence of an adult insect from its pupal case

September 27, 2008

This is Fly


September 08, 2008

Love is the bug I'm thinking of.......


The Caddiscanoodler



The Damseldoesdallas



Dave's Hopperdiggitydog



September 04, 2008

Daily Haiku


a mayfly
struggles down the stream
one wing flapping dry

Via Mann Library's Daily Haiku LINK

August 07, 2008

Grasshopper Fornication

Chum sipper, Jeffrey Dickman, sent us a shot that proves his hopper imitation is indeed accurate.


July 18, 2008

La Crosse is the epicenter of the mayfly population in the world


National Geographic is filming Mayflies hatching as part of a future film on migration.

Via: The LaCrosse Tribune LINK

Previously on MC - Our favorite mayfly documentary

July 03, 2008

Biological Indicators of Watershed Health


Trichoptera, or caddisflies, comprise the most diverse insect order whose members are exclusively aquatic.

Via:Tree of Life LINK

June 20, 2008

Romeo and Juliet of the insect world


So today I grieve for the Mayfly that landed on my shoulder on Tuesday. Although I placed it very carefully on the leaves of the clematis by our front door, it made no attempt to fly away and its chances of finding romance were, I am sad to report, zero. Via: Countryside News for the York  LINK

March 13, 2008

They're Heeeerrrreee - Almost

The Yakima's first wave of real adult entertainment is just around the corner.  And, his excellency - Mr. Skwala was kind enough to pose for Chum reader Jim Olsen.


We gave her a go on Sunday and got our nymph on.  The prize to our surprise was a Winston Vapor 590 - 6x shuffle down the Yakima - hot in pursuit of some rare Yak Steel (one of 200 or so lucky enough to make it back to our backyard blue ribbon trout stream).


February 14, 2008

Mayflies of the Driftless Region


Prints are approximately six times the size of the actual insect. LINK

February 13, 2008

Biological Indicators of Watershed Health


EPA photographs of various invertebrates you all know and love.


December 26, 2007

This Is Fly


December 01, 2007

The Damsel Chopper


October 06, 2007

The Curse of A-Rod


The Bronx Bombers were done in by a large midge hatch last night in Cleveland.

Red Sox nation shouts,"we got your curse right here!"  LINK

July 24, 2007

Robo Flies

Via: Gizmodo  LINK

From David James Duncan's, "Not Rocking the Boats", a short story that appeared in River Teeth.

What I have against you, Mister River Jim Burnett's Riverfuckin Wetdreams, is that this time next year you'll be hypin' some new IBM microelectronic Pteronarcys or Acroneuria you operate with a toggle switch on the butt of some nine-thousand-dollar Jedi Jim Zukonite Fly Rod that sends electrolytic impulses down the line to the fly, causin' it to go through every life-stage of the bonafide insect, includin' screwin' an' dyin'! 

July 23, 2007

Caddis Case Jewelry - The Video


A video follow up to this post we did back in February.

Providing bits of precious and semi-precious material for Caddis to construct jewelry is actually not all that unique. Caddisfly case jewelry is available at the Classic Fly Fisherman and Wildscape.

July 03, 2007

Bugs of the Underworld

11 years, 8 cameras, 3 countries, countless breaths underwater.  LINK

June 21, 2007

They are more properly referred to as May flies



June 06, 2007

That's Amore!


When you cast big ole dries and you won't switch up flies, that's amore! 

Submitted by Jim Olsen, Chum smoocher and one hell of a photographer.

June 04, 2007

Ask an Entomologist


Via: Bugs for Thugs  LINK

May 25, 2007

World's Largest Fly Collection



Via Spluch  LINK

By now you know this is a big Cicada year

May 24, 2007

Flies need love too

Two Flies Making Love - Watch the best video clips here

May 02, 2007

Mayfly Hatch


April 20, 2007

Baltic Amber with Caddis Inclusion


This Caddis trapped in amber dates back to the Eocene Epoch making it somewhere between 33 and 54 million years old. LINK

April 17, 2007

Disection of a Mayfly Nymph


In the actual insect, the area shown here is about 8mm in length. LINK

April 12, 2007


March 29, 2007

Stoneflies of the United States



March 15, 2007

The Insectarium of the Micropolitan Museum


The top and bottom larva are Chironomids, the larva in the center is Chaoborus, the 'phantom midge'.  LINK

March 06, 2007

Unmatching the Hatch


Kudos to Marshall at Midcurrent for unearthing this piece on "going against the grain". LINK

February 19, 2007

Designer Jewelry with Insect Larvae


French artist Hubert Duprat has developed a method of getting Caddis larvae to use bits of gold, pearls and saphires to construct their protective cases. LINK

January 17, 2007

Pat's Bug Aquarium


On his site Nova Scotia Fly Fishing, Pat Donoghue tells you everything you need to know about setting up your very own home entomology lab. LINK

January 05, 2007

Bug Vid

January 01, 2007

Bug Resource


...for those that really want to geek out on bugs.  Via Iowa State Entomology LINK

October 11, 2006

Embrace Life Like the Mayfly

August 15, 2006

The Mayfly has a lifespan of two hours



August 02, 2006

The Almost Official Mayfly Page


If you can get official about Mayflies.  LINK

July 26, 2006

Mayflies force bridge closing


Kittanning Hose Co. 1 Fire Chief Gene Stephens said Monday night, "We shut the bridge down before we had any accidents. Earlier this month, we had three motorcyclists go down as a result of the mayflies."   LINK

Welcome to Mayfly Central


Mayfly Central is a place, a program, and an information resource. It is located in the Department of Entomology at Purdue University, where it is associated with the Laboratory of Aquatic Entomology.  LINK

July 23, 2006

Cue the new age music



Thigh-deep in the swift water, he whips his shimmering line in slow graceful curves. His lure (a finely tied bit of deer hair, filament and hook) skips and dances on the surface of the water -- both lure and motion intended to mimic the very insects that dance in the sunlight.  VIA The Pilot  LINK

July 11, 2006

The mayfly doth protest too much, me thinks


This year, the Great River Shakespeare Festival’s season opener coincided with a mayfly hatchLINK

A BIG mayfly hatch!

The weather service says some roads along the river and around La Crosse were covered with bugs, which piled into drifts in some places.

It's rare but not unusual for mayfly hatches to appear on radar.

July of 2003.  LINK

A sequence from July of 2001.  LINK

It's that Shaquille O'Neal of mayflies, that Andre the Giant of Ephemerids, that behemoth of bugs, the Hexagenia limbata, which is starting to make its annual appearance on streams.  LINK

The project will be a CG-animated children's movie focusing on the short-lived insects, some of whom live only for a day.  LINK

June 22, 2006

Increase Your Insect I.Q.


Yesterday's report, what worked last season and the local killer fly. All great pieces of information, but you need one more piece to complete the picture: knowledge of insects active in the water right then, right there.  LINK

June 20, 2006

Transformation of a Salmon Fly


Coming soon to a river near you?

VIA Westfly  LINK

March 15, 2005

The Chironomid Community


You thought some fisherman were obsessed with Chironomidae?

Welcome to the Chironomid Home Page

The XVI International Symposium on Chironomidae
Funchal, Madeira 2006

The usual suspects


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