algamite n Also algermite, algomite, alugmite [Varr of hellgrammite n 1]

1877 Sunbury Gaz. (PA) [14 Sept 4]/1, What Mr. Scott terms the “Algomite,” is named by many of our fishermen as “Helgamite,” “Hojack,” “Nipper” and “Crampuss.” 1882 Amer. Angler (Ed. Harris) 2.53, Corydalis cornutus, is his baptismal scientific name, but he is also called: . . Alugmites [at Tuplehocken Dam, Pa.] Ibid 2.167, The Boger, Algamite [at] The Delaware Water Gap. 1931 Fresno Morning Republican (CA) 24 May sec C 2/8, Worms, salmon eggs and algermites are being used with success, while the Royal Coachman is reported to be the best fly. 1968 DARE (Qu. P6, . . Kinds of worms . . used for bait) Inf OH87, Algamites. [2009 in 2020 DARE File—Internet Quebec Canada (as of 1940), We . . caught algramites in rapids for bait.]