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KonchuApril 25th, 2012, 4:35 pm
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M. pulchellum is as good a guess as any, especially considering that this is a rumpled female subimago. Though, sometimes I still think I'm seeing spots (median that is).

I was looking at Randolph & McCafferty's (1998) work on Ohio and neighboring states when I referred to the M. ithaca distribution records.
FalsiflyApril 25th, 2012, 5:04 pm
Hayward, WI.

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When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
EntomanApril 25th, 2012, 5:42 pm
Northern CA & ID

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Sorry, I should have been a little clearer as far as the characters. I was asking about my comments regarding ithaca so as to answer Paul's question. Thanks for the heads up on the newer paper.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
TaxonApril 25th, 2012, 7:39 pm
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Royse City, TX

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... could someone steer me toward a good ID resource(s) for Eastern flies?

The Mayfly Guide (Quick And Easy Steps To Identifying Nymphs, Duns And Spinners) by Al Caucci is my current recommendation for a mayfly identification field guide. It is a spiral-bound, has waterproof pages, is highly illustrated, is easy to use, has an enormous amount of information intelligently formatted into its (82) pages, and was published in 2011, so its taxonomy is up-to date.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
ShepherdsonApril 28th, 2012, 9:03 am
Posts: 3Thank you Taxon!

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