Re: spotted sedge


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Posted by Mel Jones on 2013-07-01 22:56:35 in reply to Re: spotted sedge posted by Markus Fipps on 2013-07-01 06:51:56

Markus,
It is NOT a spruce moth!!! Spruce moths DO NOT emerge from the bottom of lakes. Best bet, until I capture some more, hopefully in about 2 weeks, is that it is the Banksiola caddis(traveking sedge)as someone on this board pointed out & was confirmed as likely by Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone & Dan Delecta at Beartooth Flyshop south of Ennis.
If my timing is right this year, I'll have a bottle & the bug killer/preservative necessary to keep the bugs in good shape to accurately check colors of various body parts, as well as some of the scientific characteristics.
Will definitely pay greater attention & see if they are skating/traveling across the water before taking flight.
Will also grab a couple of spruce moths for comparison.
Thanks for the input.
Man, would have liked to seen the Park in the 60's. I did not start until 1974. But spent lots of time afoot & especially on horseback fishing the Park & Beartooth/Absaroka wilderness.


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