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|Troutnut||July 22nd, 2006, 10:13 am|
|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
|Taxon||July 22nd, 2006, 2:00 pm|
Site EditorRoyse City, TX
As far as I know, Baetis is the only mayfly genus reported to display that oviposition behavior.