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Cream Mays

Like most common names, "Cream May" can refer to more than one taxon. They're previewed below, along with 3 specimens. For more detail click through to the scientific names.

Mayfly Genus Stenacron

These are very rarely called Cream Mays.
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 Cream Mays.
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
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