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Female Ephemerellidae (Hendricksons, Sulphurs, PMDs, BWOs) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

 I'm not sure of the species of this female spinner, and unfortunately I never found the associated males or duns to aid in identification. The egg-laying flight and fall of fairly large clouds of these females caused good rises of choosy trout for a week or so around early July on a large, cold spring creek in the northwoods. There is a distinctive stripe down the female's back, identical to that on this specimen collected a month later.

This mayfly was collected from the Bois Brule River on July 1st, 2005 and added to Troutnut.com on April 22nd, 2006.


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