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Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Caddisfly Species Nectopsyche albida (White Miller)

This is the most prominent species of Nectopsyche in most northern states nationwide, and it earned the common name "White Miller" for the genus.

Because Nectopsyche albida is nocturnal, is a favorite of late-season night fishermen.

Where & when

Time of year : Late July to mid-August in the Upper Midwest

Hatching behavior

Time of day : Dusk or night

Egg-Laying behavior

Time of day: Dusk or night

Recent Discussions of Nectopsyche albida

Moved from genus level to N. albida
Posted by Entoman on Jun 15, 2014
Last reply on Jun 15, 2014 by Entoman
It is my understanding that wing maculation is quite distinctive and consistent in this genus thus allowing species identification using this character. This specimen has been at the genus level for many years and somehow slipped through the cracks.;)
White Miller Bug
3 replies
Posted by MIKE54 on May 3, 2013
Last reply on May 4, 2013 by Adirman
Where did the name "White Miller" come from, for the caddis bug in the warm Yellowstone waters? I am not interested in the east coast mayfly with the same name. Thanks, Mike Miller.

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References

  • LaFontaine, Gary. 1981. Caddisflies. The Lyons Press.
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