Bug Of The Week

- KINGDOM Animalia

- SUBKINGDOM Eumetazoa

- PHYLUM Arthropoda

- SUBPHYLUM Crustacea

- CLASS Malacostraca

- ORDER Amphipoda

- FAMILY Gammaridae

- GENUS Gammarus

- SPECIES roeseli

Gammarus roeseli  (  )

Most liklely found between

Widely spread over Europe, it is an important food source for trout and grayling.

Average size is ca. 1 cm., streaming waters are its preferred habitat. Its primitive compound eyes are an aggregate of few cells.

A very effective imitation is the gam&roses, tied on hook's size 16 to 8.