» Family Ephemerellidae (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs, BWOs)
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Pictures of 211 Mayfly Specimens in the Family Ephemerellidae:
Ephemerella aurivillii Mayfly Nymph
View 6 PicturesThis specimen was collected together with a lighter one of the same species.
It resembles another specimen from about 1300 miles away in Wisconsin, which I tentatively called Ephemerella needhami. This one has much less prominent 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.). It may be that they're both the same species and I don't have my identifications straight.
A few (not all) of the abdominal tubercles on this Ephemerella needhami
nymph are circled. They are especially large in this species.
Female Ephemerellidae (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs, BWOs) Mayfly Spinner
View 6 PicturesI'm not sure of the species of this female spinner, and unfortunately I never found the associated males or duns to aid in identification. The egg-laying flight and fall of fairly large clouds of these females caused good rises of choosy trout for a week or so around early July on a large, cold spring creek in the northwoods. There is a distinctive stripe down the female's back, identical to that on this specimen collected a month later. Specimen Page:1