» Genus Ephemerella (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs)
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Pictures of 140 Mayfly Specimens in the Genus Ephemerella:
Ephemerella needhami (Little Dark Hendrickson) Mayfly Nymph
View 5 PicturesI took quite a few notes at the microscope when I collected this specimen. They're attached to the appropriate pictures.
I found this specimen in the same collection as a similar one. Since I only have strange views of this one, it's possible that they're actually the same specimen and I somehow confused my picture-ordering and got the impression that they're different nymphs.
Ephemerella invaria (Sulphur Dun) Mayfly Nymph
View 4 PicturesI looked at this small Ephemerella nymph very carefully under a microscope. It as no abdominal tubercles (
Tubercle: Various peculiar little bumps or projections on an insect. Their character is important for the identification of many kinds of insects, such as the nymphs of Ephemerellidae mayflies.) and 1-banded tibiae (Tibia: A middle segments in the leg of an insect, located between the femur and the tarsus.). I think just a very early instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.) invaria nymph.
A few (not all) of the abdominal tubercles on this Ephemerella needhami
nymph are circled. They are especially large in this species.