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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. 


I'm setting up a new set of Quizizz pages to help you learn about different insect groups.  I'll be honest - the best way to learn insects is to look at a lot of insects.  So, give these a whirl and don't get discouraged if you do poorly.   Just try again every so often.   The quizzes will be tiered- so they will get more detailed and complicated as we increase in levels.   The first ones are just about learning the different orders.    

This first quiz is about identifying the four major aquatic insect orders

Quiz #2 is a continuation on Mayfly, Stonefly, Dragon and Damselfly, and Caddisfly Orders. 

This Quiz includes other orders of insects that are important to anglers, but is only the adults.  


Notes and Pics for Episode 17: Damselflies

Nov 20, 2017

 Ok, here are the notes and pics for Episode 17: Damelflies.  We'll start with a pic of a damselfly nymph.  Note the three gills off the end of the abdomen.  Note how he's holding them up and out - I'm pretty sure that is because the oxygen level in the petri dish was getting low... 


Here is an Ebony Jewelwing - this...

Nov 20, 2017

Today's episode will cover the damselflies. This will act as part 2 for episode 2, where we talked about the close cousin of damselflies, the dragonflies. .   While there will be a little review from Episode 2, we'll also cover their cool mating strategies, courtship, and most importantly, the tricks and tools for...

Pics and Notes for Episode 16: Isopods/Cress Bugs

Nov 8, 2017

I don't have a lot, but here are a few pics of cress bugs, and a few patterns.  Including Selene's "I-Selene-Opod". 

Here's a close up pic of a cress bug I collected on the Kenenbec River.  What you can't tell from the pic is that this is a young critter- this pic is pretty significantly magnified. 

Note the head is...

Nov 5, 2017

In this episode we're going to talk about Isopods - the group in which Cress bugs reside.  Cress bugs are the only guys that are really relevant for fly fishing, but the group as a whole is fascinating.  I mean really, who can resist talking about a critter known as the "Tongue Eating Louse"?!