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Mayfly Family Heptageniidae (March Browns, Cahills, Quill Gordons)

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» Family Heptageniidae (March Browns, Cahills, Quill Gordons)
Genus in HeptageniidaeNumber of SpecimensNumber of Pictures
CinygmaWestern Light Cahills12
CinygmulaDark Red Quills20103
EcdyonurusWestern Ginger Quills11
EpeorusLittle Maryatts46260
Heptagenia930
Ironodes13
Leucrocuta1158
MaccaffertiumMarch Browns and Cahills59270
Nixe113
Rhithrogena2185
StenacronLight Cahills847
Stenonema16

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This is page 20 of specimens of Heptageniidae. Visit the main Heptageniidae page for:

  • The behavior and habitat of Heptageniidae.
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Pictures of 188 Mayfly Specimens in the Family Heptageniidae:

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Maccaffertium terminatum Mayfly NymphMaccaffertium terminatum  Mayfly Nymph View 1 PicturesThis is a subspecies (Subspecies: Entomologists sometimes further divide a species into distinct groups called subspecies, which have two lower-case words on the end of their scientific name instead of one. The latter is the sub-species name. For example, Maccaffertium mexicanum mexicanum and Maccaffertium mexicanum integrum are two different subspecies of Maccaffertium mexicanum.) M. terminatum terminatum, formerly called Stenonema. Found mostly in larger rivers in western Montana. This is an immature nymph.
Collected November 23, 2005 from the Flathead River-lower in Montana
Added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 26, 2011
Rhithrogena Mayfly DunRhithrogena  Mayfly Dun View 1 Pictures
Collected March 27, 2010 from the Big Thompson River in Montana
Added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 26, 2011
Maccaffertium modestum (Cream Cahill) Mayfly NymphMaccaffertium modestum (Cream Cahill) Mayfly Nymph View 2 PicturesI looked at this nymph closely under my crappy microscope. It has truncate (Truncate: Cut off. This is often used to describe the square appearance of the gills of Maccaffertium mayfly nymphs, for example, as opposed to the pointed gills of the closely related genus Stenacron.) as opposed to rounded gills, postero-lateral (Lateral: To the side.) spines only on abdominal segments 7-9, and oblique crossbars through the center of each sterna, not on the posterior (Posterior: Toward the back of an organism's body. The phrase "posterior to" means "in back of.") edge like on some of the other Maccaffertium species. As best I can tell from the keys this is either modestum or ithaca and from the distribution maps I've seen I'm guessing it's modestum.
Collected March 10, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 19, 2006
Male Heptagenia adaequata Mayfly SpinnerMale Heptagenia adaequata  Mayfly Spinner View 0 PicturesCollected near the Columbia River at Pasco, WA.
Collected July 22, 2012 from the Columbia River in Washington
Added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on July 26, 2012
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