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ReelnCreelApril 25th, 2010, 5:35 pm
Posts: 3Hi,

I live in Nova Scotia. Found this guy in a river that runs into the Avon River which runs into the bay of fundy. This guy was not far from a tidal area. Hes quite different from all the other nymphs in the area which I assume where mayfly. Only one tail and its quite red. Just wondering what it is.

MartinlfApril 25th, 2010, 5:39 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3002
Cool. The bug guys will eventually have a go at this. Are you sure about the one tail, though? Could the other(s) have been broken off at some point?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
DryflyApril 25th, 2010, 5:44 pm
rochester mn

Posts: 133
It's a heptageniid. No idea what species though.
ReelnCreelApril 25th, 2010, 5:46 pm
Posts: 3pretty sure about the one tail, he had it raised at one point
WiflyfisherApril 25th, 2010, 6:47 pm

Posts: 617
That is definitely looks like a Heptageniidae mayfly. When their tails are wet they tend to cling together. See this photo...

John S.
ReelnCreelApril 26th, 2010, 3:42 pm
Posts: 3Yeah, simply searching for mayfly nymph pictures i get a few that look the same and have very similar coloring. It's crazy how diverse insects are. I've seen two other types of nymphs in the same area, having completely different size and colors but more common shape. Not to mention all the other creepy crawlies. Thanks a lot for your help guys.

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