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Cahills

Like most common names, "Cahill" can refer to more than one taxon. They're previewed below, along with 5 specimens. For more detail click through to the scientific names.

Mayfly Genus Stenacron

These are sometimes called Cahills.
The species in this genus were formerly classified in Stenonema. See the genus Maccaffertium for details. Only one species, Stenacron interpunctatum, is important to fly fishermen. See its page for details.
Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly NymphStenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly Nymph View 7 Pictures
Collected June 5, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 25, 2006
Female Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly DunFemale Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly Dun View 6 PicturesThis is a fairly small late-season female Stenacron dun.
Collected August 22, 2006 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on August 23, 2006
Male Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly SpinnerMale Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly Spinner View 8 Pictures
Collected June 10, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 26, 2006

Mayfly Species Stenacron interpunctatum

These are very rarely called Cahills.
This is the best of the sporadic summer hatches known to anglers as Light Cahills. It was formerly known as Stenonema canadense and is considered by most angling historians as the model for that classic Catskill pattern.
Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly NymphStenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly Nymph View 7 Pictures
Collected June 5, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 25, 2006
Female Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly DunFemale Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly Dun View 6 PicturesThis is a fairly small late-season female Stenacron dun.
Collected August 22, 2006 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on August 23, 2006
Male Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly SpinnerMale Stenacron interpunctatum (Light Cahill) Mayfly Spinner View 8 Pictures
Collected June 10, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 26, 2006

Mayfly Species Maccaffertium ithaca

These are very rarely called Cahills.
Maccaffertium ithaca (Light Cahill) Mayfly NymphMaccaffertium ithaca (Light Cahill) Mayfly Nymph View 9 PicturesThis specimen seems to be of the same species as a dun I photographed which emerged from another nymph in the same sample.
Collected May 29, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 4, 2007
Female Maccaffertium ithaca (Light Cahill) Mayfly DunFemale Maccaffertium ithaca (Light Cahill) Mayfly Dun View 10 PicturesThis female looks very much like a male I collected a few hundred miles away a few days later, so I'm guessing it's the same species, which I believe is Maccaffertium mediopunctatum.
Collected May 23, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 4, 2007
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