I thought the mole was sorta sexy.
I thought the mole was sorta sexy.
struggles down the stream
one wing flapping dry
Via Mann Library's Daily Haiku LINK
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
Trichoptera, or caddisflies, comprise the most diverse insect order whose members are exclusively aquatic.
Via:Tree of Life LINK
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
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).
Prints are approximately six times the size of the actual insect. LINK
EPA photographs of various invertebrates you all know and love.
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'!
This Caddis trapped in amber dates back to the Eocene Epoch making it somewhere between 33 and 54 million years old. LINK
The top and bottom larva are Chironomids, the larva in the center is Chaoborus, the 'phantom midge'. LINK
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
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
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
This year, the Great River Shakespeare Festival’s season opener coincided with a mayfly hatch. LINK
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. LINK
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
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