Mayfly Genus Penelomax
This recently minted genus contains a single, very distinctive species, Penelomax septentrionalis. Visit that page for information.
Pictures of 3 Mayfly Specimens in the Genus Penelomax:
Female Penelomax septentrionalis Mayfly Dun
View 10 PicturesI'm confident this dun belongs to septentrionalis, because her legs are just too long for any other Ephemerellid, and her unusual mid-dorsal (Dorsal: Top.) stripe matches those of two easily identified nymphs I collected some miles downstream.
This really pretty mayfly was in kind of bad shape when I found it crippled on the surface, and bouncing around in my container with a bunch of green drakes didn't help.
Recent Discussions of Penelomax
Anyone know more about Ephemerella septentrionalis? 11 Replies »
I found about one sentence on these in Gonzo's book, and haven't seen them mentioned anywhere else in fly fishing literature. Nor is any of the scientific literature I have on them particularly interesting (just descriptions). Now that I've collected a few and see what unique-looking nymphs they've got, I'm really curious about them.Reply
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