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Epeorus pleuralis (Quill Gordon) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

 This Epeorus pluralis dun is recently deceased in these photos. I decided not to photograph several lively, less mature nymphs. This one was ready to hatch, as indicated by the black wing pads (
The wing pads on this final instar Baetidae mayfly nymph are extremely dark.
The wing pads on this final instar Baetidae mayfly nymph are extremely dark.
Wing pad: A protrusion from the thorax of an insect nymph which holds the developing wings. Black wing pads usually indicate that the nymph is nearly ready to emerge into an adult.
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. I believe it had not been dead long enough to lose its natural coloration.


This mayfly was collected from Mongaup Creek on April 19th, 2006 and added to Troutnut.com on April 21st, 2006.


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