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Mayfly Species Paraleptophlebia heteronea (Blue Quill)

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This species is the primary spring emerging Paraleptophlebia throughout the western region. Outside of California and parts of Oregon, if you run into a little blue winged brown bodied fly with three tails in the spring, it's probably this critter.  

Where & When


Region: West

Time Of Year (?): Spring

Preferred Waters: Rivers of all speeds and sizes


Hatching Behavior


Time Of Day (?): Afternoon

Pictures of 3 Mayfly Specimens in the Species Paraleptophlebia heteronea:


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