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Golden Drakes

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****Potamanthidae

This name usually refers to the species Anthopotamus distinctus.


This common name refers to only one family.

Mayfly Family Potamanthidae

These are pretty much always called Golden Drakes.
See the genus Anthopotamus for details. It is the only North American genus in this family. Anthopotamus distinctus is its most important species.

Many anglers still know it as Potamanthus, but that name is outdated.
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