Zebra Jelly Midge
Midge pupae are important food for trout in many lakes and in the slower portions and backwaters of lowland rivers. The pupae are most often eaten as they rise through the water column to hatch at the surface.
Rising pupae grow increasingly translucent as gases within the inter-cuticular space expand.
While the Jelly Midge appears a little dull in air, it comes to life when submerged, with all the translucency and sparkle of the natural.