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FreepowJune 11th, 2008, 7:25 pm
menomonie, WI

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I described this little black mayfly to a kind gentleman on the river and he replied..."ah yes, the Darth Vader." I researched that term for mayflies and came up with Serretella Deficiens. Does this look right? The picture is a little blurry because the thing was so small but I think I can get some input based on color alone. Thanks all.
"I fish...because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip..."
GONZOJune 11th, 2008, 9:27 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Despite the blurry photo, Jason, I'll second the ID. Serratella deficiens is a fairly distinctive little mayfly, and the timing is right.
TroutnutJune 12th, 2008, 2:31 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
For what it's worth, I'll third it. :)

Neat little hatch, isn't it? I ran into it a couple times on the Namekagon and the fish seemed especially keen on those mayflies, maybe because their dark color makes them easier to see and identify.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Shawnny3June 12th, 2008, 4:14 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
What the heck, I'll fourth it. My first definitive insect ID - I'm quite pleased with myself.

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