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Mayfly Species Neoleptophlebia memorialis

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This species produces sparse hatches.

The origin of the name of this species is interesting, as described in the original publication (Eaton 1884): "I have assigned another to this species, which has reference
to its original captor, whose untimely death was primarily due to exposure in the course of the expedition when the insect was obtained." It does not say who the captor was.

I guess mayfly collecting is dangerous business! That's especially true given that it would have been collected mid-summer, because the original description only included the male adult.

Where & When

Region: West

Time Of Year (?): Late June to late July

Hatching Behavior

Time Of Day (?): Afternoon

Pictures of 2 Mayfly Specimens in the Species Neoleptophlebia memorialis:

Neoleptophlebia memorialis Mayfly NymphNeoleptophlebia memorialis  Mayfly Nymph View 8 PicturesThis specimen keys to the Neoleptophlebia memorialis group, which means it could be Neoleptophlebia memorialis or Neoleptophlebia temporalis. In the absence of a clear species key, I'm just guessing memorialis for now.
Collected July 6, 2020 from the Dosewallips River in Washington
Added to by Troutnut on July 12, 2020

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