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Mayfly Family Metretopodidae (Pseudo-Gray Drakes)

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» Family Metretopodidae (Pseudo-Gray Drakes)
Genus in MetretopodidaeNumber of SpecimensNumber of Pictures
MetretopusPseudo-Gray Drakes00
SiphloplectonPseudo-Gray Drakes00
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The mayflies of this family are large and elegant as adults and among the fastest-swimming of all mayfly species as nymphs. Sadly only one species (Siphloplecton basale) has been reported to produce fishable hatches, and even those are exceedingly rare.

Pictures of 11 Mayfly Specimens in the Family Metretopodidae:

Specimen Page:12
Male Siphloplecton basale (Pseudo-Gray Drake) Mayfly SpinnerMale Siphloplecton basale (Pseudo-Gray Drake) Mayfly Spinner View 6 PicturesI went to great comical lengths to swipe this spinner from the air with a little aquarium net I carry with me while I'm fishing. Siphloplecton basale spinners fly fast and high over the riffles, and there are never very many of them, so they're difficult to catch.
Collected May 8, 2004 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Male Siphloplecton basale (Pseudo-Gray Drake) Mayfly DunMale Siphloplecton basale (Pseudo-Gray Drake) Mayfly Dun View 5 PicturesThis one hatched on the same April Saturday that I saw the first Hendricksons of the season.
Collected April 24, 2004 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Siphloplecton basale (Pseudo-Gray Drake) Mayfly NymphSiphloplecton basale (Pseudo-Gray Drake) Mayfly Nymph View 4 PicturesThis nymph has double front tarsal claws (Tarsal claw: The claws at the tip of the tarsus, on an insect's "foot.") and double gills on the first three abdominal segments.
Collected March 1, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Specimen Page:12

Recent Discussions of Metretopodidae

S. basale on Clarks Creek, PA 1 Reply »
Posted by Wiconisco37 on Feb 4, 2009 in the species Siphloplecton basale
Last reply on Jun 10, 2009 by Martinlf
they were discovered on Clarks Creek by a man from halifax, PA
i dont know what their numbers were like thgough

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