Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

Male Serratella micheneri (Little Western Dark Hendrickson) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

 This specimen has tarsal claws (Tarsal claw: The claws at the tip of the tarsus, on an insect's "foot.") with 7 denticles (
The denticles on the tarsal claw of this Ephemerella nymph are highlighted in red.
The denticles on the tarsal claw of this Ephemerella nymph are highlighted in red.
Denticle: Small tooth-like projects, often appearing like serrations on the tarsal claws of certain mayfly nymphs.
)
and tubercles (
A few (not all) of the abdominal tubercles on this Ephemerella needhami nymph are circled.  They are especially large in this species.
A few (not all) of the abdominal tubercles on this Ephemerella needhami nymph are circled. They are especially large in this species.
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.
)
on abdominal segments 4-7 only. It keys to Serratella micheneri, as do some other specimens from the same collection that lacked the dorsal (Dorsal: Top.) stripe.


This mayfly was collected from Mystery Creek #199 on July 28th, 2019 and added to Troutnut.com on July 30th, 2019.

Recent Discussions of this Nymph

Ephemerella tibialis 2 Replies »
Posted by Millcreek on Dec 24, 2019
Last reply on Dec 26, 2019 by Millcreek
This nymph appears to be Ephemerella tibialis formerly known as Serratella tibialis. Check out Allen and Edmunds; http://www.ephemeroptera-galactica.com/pubs/pub_a/puballenr1963p583.pdf

Also check https://bugguide.net/node/view/696565/bgpage and https://bugguide.net/node/view/876178

Edit: Just noticed the other two Serratella micheneri sets of photos. These also appear to be Ephemerella tibialis.

Also spotted these two sets of photos where you identified the same or a similar nymph as Ephemerella tibialis.

http://www.troutnut.com/specimen/1176

http://www.troutnut.com/specimen/1178
Reply

Start a Discussion of this Nymph:

You must log in at the top of the page to post. If you haven't registered yet, it's this easy:

Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.
Top 10 Fly Hatches
Top Gift Shop Designs
Top Insect Specimens
Miscellaneous Sites