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*Litobrancha recurvata

This common name refers to only one species.

Mayfly Species Litobrancha recurvata

These are very rarely called Lake Flies.
Litobrancha recurvata is generally reported to be the largest North American species of mayfly in angler entomologies, though this understanding is being challenged by reports of Hexagenia limbata that may exceed 40mm in some locales. Regardless, it is certainly the largest mayfly in the region of its distribution. Sometimes it appears together with species of Hexagenia or Ephemera, but in other places it creates excellent action on its own.
Female Litobrancha recurvata (Dark Green Drake) Mayfly DunFemale Litobrancha recurvata (Dark Green Drake) Mayfly Dun View 2 PicturesThese photos were contributed by Spencer Vanderhoof.
Collected May 15, 2010 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on March 3, 2012
Male Litobrancha recurvata (Dark Green Drake) Mayfly SpinnerMale Litobrancha recurvata (Dark Green Drake) Mayfly Spinner View 1 PicturesThese photos were contributed by Spencer Vanderhoof.
Collected May 15, 2010 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on March 3, 2012
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