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JummbeauApril 21st, 2008, 3:02 pm
Maine

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Can anyone help with these two Mayflies? Both pictures were taken on June 17th, 2007 on Jam Black Brook in Appelton, Maine. The brown one is about a size 14 and the green one is about a 12/10. The brown one has 2 tais and I can't remember how many the other one had. Any assistence would be helpful.

Thank you in advance,

Jeff Space
JummbeauApril 21st, 2008, 3:09 pm
Maine

Posts: 3
Sorry for the spelling mistakes. I guess I am not a very good proof reader.
TroutnutApril 21st, 2008, 4:25 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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In need of some names? Ok... the top one is Lenny. The bottom one is Bob.

As for species, I think the bottom one is some species in the Siphlonurus genus (gray drakes), though I couldn't tell you which one.

The top one might be in that genus, too, but I don't remember there being a species with that coloration in the spinner's hind wing.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
GONZOApril 21st, 2008, 9:52 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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Jason and Jummbeau, based on the brown hind wing, I'd guess that "Lenny" is Siphlonurus mirus.
TaxonApril 21st, 2008, 10:15 pm
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Plano, TX

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Hey Gonzo, you da man.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
GONZOApril 21st, 2008, 10:28 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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Thanks, Roger. ;)
JummbeauApril 23rd, 2008, 1:39 pm
Maine

Posts: 3
Thank you very much for your replies. Thank you also for giving me a good laugh. I made a pattern for the first mayfly, now it has a name "The Lenny".

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