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Angler's Entomology Podcast

Welcome to the Angler's Entomology Podcast.  On this podcast and blog, I am documenting my re-entry into the world of entomology.   Join us as my wife and I explore the environment in which trout live and the insects and other creatures that live in and share that space.  This is not just a dry recitation of facts, I hope to bring these creatures alive - show you how they live, what makes them fascinating in their own right, and help you understand how they interact with trout in ways that will help your fishing.  So, please join us.  I hope you enjoy the program...


Selene's Blog and Page for Classic Streamers; and you can finder her interview on the podcast the Liar's Club. 

Angler's Entomology Quizup


Pics and Notes for Episode 18: Black Flies

Jan 1, 2018

Sorry, I don't have a lot of eye candy for this particular episode.  I've tried to get a picture of an adult black fly while it was biting me, but honestly, they always seem to bite me in a spot that is non-conducive to one handed photos.  

But I have a few pics of larvae:

Note the bulbous end, which is attached, to the substrate.  

Selene posted a nice video of a black fly moving - so you can see the leach like method.  They attach their front, then move their rear and re-attach.  It is about half way down the page:

Next - check out his photo - all those black marks on my hand are black fly larvae.  This is just from picking up a rock and what happened to stick to my hand.  The larger spots are dozens of black fly larvae.  


Yep, there is a reason why the black fly is the Maine state bird.

Well, my only last thing to post is a link to Jimmy Carter's Onchocerciasis program.  Helping to control river blindness might be a nice way to start 2018.

Hope you all have a wonderful 2018 and I'm looking forward to posting more episodes.  Please keep the reviews coming and feel free to shoot me a question or two: