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Maccaffertium modestum (Cream Cahill) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

 I looked at this nymph closely under my crappy microscope. It has truncate (Truncate: Cut off. This is often used to describe the square appearance of the gills of Maccaffertium mayfly nymphs, for example, as opposed to the pointed gills of the closely related genus Stenacron.) as opposed to rounded gills, postero-lateral (Lateral: To the side.) spines only on abdominal segments 7-9, and oblique crossbars through the center of each sterna, not on the posterior (Posterior: Toward the back of an organism's body. The phrase "posterior to" means "in back of.") edge like on some of the other Maccaffertium species. As best I can tell from the keys this is either modestum or ithaca and from the distribution maps I've seen I'm guessing it's modestum.

This mayfly was collected from unknown on March 10th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com on January 19th, 2006.

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Maccaffertium modestum (Cream Cahill) Mayfly Nymph from unknown in Wisconsin
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