Male Cinygmula mimus spinner trapped in its subimago (Subimago: Mayfly nymphs emerge from the water into subimagoes, better known to anglers as "duns." They are a sexually immature, winged, recognizably adult stage and they must molt one more time into imagoes or "spinners" before they can mate.) skin, a cripple (Cripple: In fly fishing, a cripple is any insect which has been injured or deformed so that it cannot escape the water. This may include stillborn emergers or fully emerged adults which have been damaged, often by wind or waves, so that they can no longer fly. Trout often favor eating crippled insects.)??
This mayfly was collected from the Touchet River on June 3rd, 2012 and added to Troutnut.com on June 5th, 2012.
This is a male Ephemerella dorothea infrequens with subimago skin attached.
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