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 Post subject: White Millers?
PostPosted: July 10th, 2018, 1:36 pm 
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Dunno, thought WMs were mayflies, but these caddis are all over the outside of McDonalds East Side Augusta today. They would be perfectly imitated with a white muddler. Some had a dark golden mass oozing out of them; I thought probably eggs, but my granddaughters thought poop.

I should have gotten a better picture, they were pretty tightly clumped in places. I'm still getting used to the "phone as camera" concept.


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 Post subject: Re: White Millers?
PostPosted: July 10th, 2018, 8:21 pm 
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Browntail moth adults is my guess. They're all over buildings with lights on at night in the Midcoast area.

edit- btw- they have a golden hue to the abdomen.

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 Post subject: Re: White Millers?
PostPosted: July 10th, 2018, 10:23 pm 
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Little devils. Die!

Nasty buggers. Yard work yesterday. Rash today.


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 Post subject: Re: White Millers?
PostPosted: July 11th, 2018, 8:13 am 
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Aren't White Millers mayflies- Ephron leukon?


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 Post subject: Re: White Millers?
PostPosted: July 11th, 2018, 2:05 pm 
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733SUBDUCKER wrote:
Nasty buggers. Yard work yesterday. Rash today.


I'm fortunate to not be affected by these bugs. I planted birds at a bird dog event a few weeks back and remember seeing the catepillar fibers blowing down out of the trees around me, glistening in the sun. Others doing the same broke out with pretty nasty rashes. Thankfully, nothing to report on my end.

Blue Ribbon Flies out in Montana touts a spruce moth dry fly pattern that works wonders when the spruce moths are hatching out that way. That moth looks pretty similar to our browntails- so that pattern may work well in the Midcoast right now. If water temps (and river levels) were more favorable- I'd give them a go. A white muddler for bass might be an option though.

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