Gray-Winged Yellow Quills
Like most common names, "Gray-Winged Yellow Quill" can refer to more than one taxon. They're previewed below, along with 6 specimens. For more detail click through to the scientific names.
These are sometimes called Gray-Winged Yellow Quills.
This is the second most common Epeorus
species in the East and Midwest. Most anglers will encounter sporadic hatches of Epeorus vitreus
once in a while, and sometimes a more concentrated emergence causes a good rise of fish.
These are very rarely called Gray-Winged Yellow Quills.
This widespread species produces more fishable hatches in the East and Midwest than any other species in the Heptagenia
Leucrocuta hebe (Little Yellow Quill) Mayfly Nymph
View 3 PicturesThis is a very early instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.).