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StanislavFebruary 19th, 2007, 9:37 am

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Hi everybody, I`m so happy to join your great site and to participate to the forum. I write an article for Bulgarian magazine about Mayflies, and I`m interested what exactly are these three, to insure myself that i won`t make anythig wrong with the latin names. So please help me identify them.

Greethings from BG: Stan
The life is too short to fish a bad fly
TroutnutFebruary 19th, 2007, 10:05 am
Bellevue, WA

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Hi Stan,

I'm afraid I don't know my European mayflies at all, but yours are surely in the family Ephemerellidae. As for the genus or species, I couldn't tell you.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
GONZOFebruary 19th, 2007, 10:47 am
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

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Hi Stan,

Like Jason, I won't pretend to know much about European mayflies, but have you ruled out Ephemerella ignita for some reason? (Just thought I'd start with the obvious guess.)

StanislavFebruary 19th, 2007, 9:35 pm

Posts: 22
Yes I also thik it`s ephemerella ignita. Thank`s for the fast replys!
The life is too short to fish a bad fly
TaxonFebruary 19th, 2007, 10:18 pm
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Plano, TX

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Not that it's even worthy of mention, but Ephemerella ignita was reclassified as Serratella ignita. So you say, then why mention it? Ah, good point, that. Hmmm. I seem to be talking to myself! Wonder what that means.
Roger Rohrbeck
MartinlfFebruary 20th, 2007, 6:26 am
Palmyra PA

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Stan, I've recently become curious about the markings of Eastern European Brown Trout. I understand that there may be some interesting differences from country to country. If you have any photos of fish, I'd be glad to see them also. Best wishes, and tight lines to you.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
GONZOFebruary 20th, 2007, 8:46 am
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681

Rest assured that even if you've developed the habit of talking to yourself, many of us are listening and hanging on your every word. I wondered about revisions to the names of European mayflies when I tendered my guess (and it is strictly that), but I knew I could count on you to update the nomenclature. Thanks, pal!
StanislavFebruary 20th, 2007, 11:20 am

Posts: 22
I`ve just askin to be sure Taxon. And thank`s for your specifying. I see that I can learn a lot from your site so I` look trough it... to make my next posts more exact.

Martinlf -I`ll send some pics, but I prefer to post them in other topic.

Best wishes !
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