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Black Quills and Blue Quills

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****Leptophlebia

This common name refers to only one genus.

Mayfly Genus Leptophlebia

These are pretty much always called Black Quills and Blue Quills.
Leptophlebia mayflies do not generate superhatches, but their medium-large size and other properties make them a relevant part of the early season.

The information below was mostly discovered in Leptophlebia cupida, the most important species, but it is not known to differ in the others.
Leptophlebia cupida (Borcher Drake) Mayfly NymphLeptophlebia cupida (Borcher Drake) Mayfly Nymph View 8 Pictures
Collected March 29, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on April 6, 2006
Male Leptophlebia cupida (Borcher Drake) Mayfly DunMale Leptophlebia cupida (Borcher Drake) Mayfly Dun View 6 PicturesThis Leptophlebia cupida dun was extremely cooperative, and it molted into a spinner for me in front of the camera. Here I have a few dun pictures and one spinner picture, and I've put the entire molting sequence in an article.
Collected May 27, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 16, 2006
Female Leptophlebia cupida (Borcher Drake) Mayfly SpinnerFemale Leptophlebia cupida (Borcher Drake) Mayfly Spinner View 7 Pictures
Collected May 28, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 24, 2006
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