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Male Drunella doddsii (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Dun Pictures

This mayfly was collected from the Gulkana River on July 17th, 2011 and added to Troutnut.com on July 20th, 2011.

I took this picture a few minutes after collecting this dun on the stream, to see if the color would be the same as when I photographed him hours later at home.  Male Drunella doddsii (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Dun from the Gulkana River in Alaska
I took this picture a few minutes after collecting this dun on the stream, to see if the color would be the same as when I photographed him hours later at home.
An on-stream picture.  Male Drunella doddsii (Western Green Drake) Mayfly Dun from the Gulkana River in Alaska
An on-stream picture.

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Scratching my head on the size here... 1 Reply »
Posted by Jimspeaker on May 14, 2022
Last reply on May 14, 2022 by Taxon
Hey, Jason.

I'm very confused by the photo next to the ruler for a couple of reasons. It appears that your photo of this doddsii sub-imago puts it at just over an inch from head to end of the body (tails not included) which is around 25-30mm. But, you stated in some text related to D. grandis that the adult body length was around 13mm - aren't grandis over an inch? Also, my dry fly hooks (tmc 100 #10) are around 1/2 inch (12mm) from back of the eye to the bend, whereas the one in the photo next to the ruler is an inch long.

So, couple of questions here: when you say body length are you referring to the abdomen (sans thorax / head)?

And, what gives with your hook length / ruler in the photos? What hooks are those?

Thanks!
Jim
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