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Mayfly Family Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives)

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Pictures of 80 Mayfly Specimens in the Family Baetidae:

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Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly DunFemale Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Dun View 5 PicturesI captured this dun on the same night as a spinner which is probably of the same species.
Collected August 9, 2006 from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on August 11, 2006
Female Baetis (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly DunFemale Baetis (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Dun View 5 PicturesI found this female in the same area as a male with similar markings, probably of the same species.
Collected September 19, 2006 from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on October 4, 2006
Acerpenna pygmaea (Tiny Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly NymphAcerpenna pygmaea (Tiny Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Nymph View 3 PicturesThis is a very rare mayfly in western Montana. The shape of the last gill is a key to its identification. I have collected this species in only one location.
Collected May 5, 2007 from the Upper Stillwater River in Montana
Added to Troutnut.com by Bnewell on June 26, 2011
Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly NymphBaetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Nymph View 2 PicturesHere's a rather different tiny Baetid nymph. The tails are all unbanded, and the tergites (
One tergite of this Isonychia bicolor mayfly spinner is highlighted in red.
One tergite of this Isonychia bicolor mayfly spinner is highlighted in red.
Tergite: The top (dorsal) part of a single segment on an insect's abdomen when it consists of a single chitinous plate (sclerite), or an individual sclerite if the segment has more than one.
)
all have a dark-colored anterior (Anterior: Toward the front of an organism's body. The phrase "anterior to" means "in front of.") 2/3 and light-colored posterior (Posterior: Toward the back of an organism's body. The phrase "posterior to" means "in back of.") 1/3. The gill veinlets (Veinlet: Short insect wing veins connecting the major longitudinal veins to the wing margin.) are indistinct. It's probably a very early instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.) of some Baetis species.
Collected January 31, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly NymphBaetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Nymph View 4 PicturesThis Baetis nymph is quite a bit larger than any of the others I found in winter 2004. Abdomen segment 5 is only slightly pale while 9 and 10 are quite pale. The tail is banded at the tip. Its body measures about 9mm long. It's much larger than the other Baetis specimens I collected, and it has quite well-developed wingpads.

It's most likely a mature nymph from a very early-hatching brood. It comes from the headwaters of a very small, very spring-fed Lake Superior tributary, which wasn't at all frozen despite very frigid temperatures and 3 feet of snow on the ground.
Collected February 5, 2004 from Schacte Creek, Bayfield County in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly NymphBaetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Nymph View 3 PicturesThis little Baetid looks a little stiff because it died shortly before being photographed.
Collected February 5, 2004 from the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly NymphBaetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Nymph View 2 PicturesThis nymph has gills with indistinct veinlets (Veinlet: Short insect wing veins connecting the major longitudinal veins to the wing margin.), segments 5, 9, and 10 pale, a rounded 7th gill, and a very short middle tail.
Collected February 7, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
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