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Hellgrammite (Dark Fishfly Larva) - Nigronia serricornis These beasties bite. I avoid handling them, but did so in this case to remove it from my net.<br />
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Hellgrammite (Dark Fishfly Larva) - Nigronia serricornis

These beasties bite. I avoid handling them, but did so in this case to remove it from my net.

Habitat: Small woodland pond

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''Nigronia serricornis'' has many common names including; hellgrammites or fishflies or saw-combed fishfies. The genus ''Nigronia'' has one other North American member ''N. fasciatus'' which lives in much of the same territory and is quite similar in all regards. They are holometabolous insects with an aquatic larval stage. ''N. serricornis'' is a common inhabitant of woodland streams in North America and they are often the largest insect predator found in 2nd and 3rd order streams. The larvae are.. more

Similar species: Alderflies, Fishflies, Etc.
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 9, 2021. Captured Oct 15, 2020 12:54 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm