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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 Quills24132
EcdyonurusWestern Ginger Quills11
EpeorusLittle Maryatts47271
MaccaffertiumMarch Browns and Cahills59270
StenacronLight Cahills847

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

  • The behavior and habitat of Heptageniidae.
  • 11 underwater pictures of Heptageniidae.

Pictures of 214 Mayfly Specimens in the Family Heptageniidae:

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Stenacron (Light Cahills) Mayfly NymphStenacron (Light Cahills) Mayfly Nymph View 2 Pictures
Collected August 8, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to by Troutnut on January 18, 2006
Male Cinygmula mimus Mayfly SpinnerMale Cinygmula mimus  Mayfly Spinner View 2 PicturesMale Cinygmula mimus spinner trapped in its subimago (Subimago: Mayfly nymphs emerge from the water into subimagoes, better known to anglers as "duns." They are a sexually immature, winged, recognizably adult stage and they must molt one more time into imagoes or "spinners" before they can mate.) skin, a cripple (Cripple: In fly fishing, a cripple is any insect which has been injured or deformed so that it cannot escape the water. This may include stillborn emergers or fully emerged adults which have been damaged, often by wind or waves, so that they can no longer fly. Trout often favor eating crippled insects.)??
Collected June 3, 2012 from the Touchet River in Washington
Added to by Bnewell on June 5, 2012
Cinygmula (Dark Red Quills) Mayfly NymphCinygmula (Dark Red Quills) Mayfly Nymph View 3 Pictures
Collected May 10, 2008 from the Chena River in Alaska
Added to by Troutnut on April 20, 2011
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 by Bnewell on June 26, 2011
Male Rhithrogena robusta Mayfly SpinnerMale Rhithrogena robusta  Mayfly Spinner View 3 PicturesThese specimens were collected from a mating swarm from the east branch of the North Fork of the Touchet River, upstream from the Bluewood Ski Area turn.It was a sunny warm day, mating swarm as 4-8 ft. above this small stream. Four male spinners were collected.Stream photos were taken.
Collected July 15, 2011 from the Touchet River in Washington
Added to by Bnewell on July 15, 2011
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