Lake fly


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(Zool.) any one of numerous species of dipterous flies of the genus Chironomus. In form they resemble mosquitoes, but they do not bite. The larvæ live in lakes.

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Two researchers, Michael Dickinson from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Floris van Breugel from University of Washington, decided to study the behavior of Ephydra hians (the scientific name for the Mono Lake fly), which was described in 1872 by writer Mark Twain in his travel memoir "Roughing It."
Thursday to share a presentation titled, "Fly Fishing Lakes." Hafele will discuss hatches, patterns and tactics for improving lake fly fishing enjoyment.
Diptera (Chaoboridae and Chironomidae) and Ephimeroptera form the lake fly group commonly eaten within the lake region.
(3 adult females and 2 juveniles) snatched a dead lake fly (not identified to family) from an ant and then, a few seconds later, released the lake fly and walked away.