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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.  


Oct 3, 2018

Here you go folks, finally, an episode about teeny weeny flies.   I hope you find the diversity interesting - well, because it is.   And I've, as usual, added some pics to the blog - so you can see what I'm talking about - both of midges and of some of my favorite flies:  

Pics for Episode 26: Midges

Oct 3, 2018

Let's start with a picture of an adult midge and a larva next to each other.  They are probably different species and may even be different subfamilies - but this will get you oriented:



So let's look at some larvae in more detail.  Here is a nice chironomid larva with lots of hemoglobin in it - a blood worm: