Like most common names, "Yellow Drake" can refer to more than one taxon. They're previewed below, along with 3 specimens. For more detail click through to the scientific names.
These are pretty much always called Yellow Drakes.
This is an excellent hatch of a different character than its Ephemera
brethren. Rather than emerging in a flurry of activity within a week, the Ephemera varia
flies may last for more than a month in a single place.
Female Ephemera varia (Yellow Drake) Mayfly Spinner
View 6 PicturesI found this female spinner ovipositing in a small stream. She came along while I was playing a trout -- every good bug seemed to do that last night! I didn't have my bug net, so I caught the trout in my landing net, released the trout, and caught the mayfly in my landing net. Her wing got a bit messed up from that.
Collected July 7, 2006
from in Added to Troutnut.com by on July 8, 2006
These are very rarely called Yellow Drakes.