Examination of this specimen under a microscope revealed that it does have small abdominal tubercles (
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.), 2-banded femora (Femur: The main segment of an insect's leg close to the body, in between the tibia and the trochanter.), and banded tails.
A few (not all) of the abdominal tubercles on this Ephemerella needhami
nymph are circled. They are especially large in this species.
This mayfly was collected from unknown on February 5th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com on January 25th, 2006.
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