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Monday, August 10, 2015

Big Mayfly

Saw this handsome mayfly last week. It may be in the Genus Maccaffertium. Or not. I'm no insect expert. But I do know that mayflies don't all hatch in May.


They are also the only insect that moults one more time after it first gets wings. The adults appear and die quickly.


Want to see it closer? OK


Probably an angler will know which one this is. I know almost nothing about fishing.

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Secondary Roads said...

A mayfly like that should be what you need to net that trout.

Ann Thompson said...

I've never seen one of these before. Very interesting looking bug

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