Monday, August 3, 2015

The Hellgrammite

Messing around in the Patapsco River yesterday I found one of these, about three inches long. Hellgrammites are the larvae of Dobson flies. Very freaky looking, and I'm told their bite is very painful. They are said to live only in fairly clean water, which I suppose is a good sign about our stretch of the Patapsco.

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