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TroutnutJuly 22nd, 2006, 10:13 am
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Bellevue, WA

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It's fairly common knowledge that many Baetis mayflies crawl underwater to lay their eggs. What's strange is that most authors don't seem very surprised by this. As best I can tell from all my recent reading and note-taking, Baetis is the only genus of mayflies which displays this behavior. That seems remarkable.

Does anybody know of any other mayflies that do this? Have I missed something?
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
TaxonJuly 22nd, 2006, 2:00 pm
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Plano, TX

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Jason-

As far as I know, Baetis is the only mayfly genus reported to display that oviposition behavior.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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