White Flies

sl1000794

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Every year at Lake Metigoshe there is a hatch of white flies in the late spring. It has been going on for the last 2 weeks, but they have almost run their course. Here is a pic of what they look like. I've looked some on the internet but cannot find a match. Anyone know what they are?

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Why is the image so small? On my computer it is larger than the screen of my 17" laptop!
 


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Hopefully that isn't your skin that those caddisflies are sitting on
 

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This is a job for KDM, he's buggier than anyone else I know or have ever heard about.
 

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Every year at Lake Metigoshe there is a hatch of white flies in the late spring. It has been going on for the last 2 weeks, but they have almost run their course. Here is a pic of what they look like. I've looked some on the internet but cannot find a match. Anyone know what they are?

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Why is the image so small? On my computer it is larger than the screen of my 17" laptop!

All images resized to fit.
 


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I agree KDM could probably tell you atleast what Genus these bugs are, but I believe guy is correct in saying they are caddis.
 

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Looks all Trichoptera to me. Wings held hood like over abdomen, long setaceous antenna, and the scope and timing of the adult emergence all point to Trichos. However, without a specimen or 5 to examine, it's just a guess. Some geometrids (if that is what you are referencing) do look like this, but their antenna are normally much much shorter and clavate. Also known as clubbed antenna.
 


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