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MartinlfMay 18th, 2012, 10:39 pm
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The wings look clear enough, and the body dark enough this seems like a spinner to me. Great photo on this one and on the baetis posted the same time. Ah, yes, I see the other photos of thing bug labeled as spinners look the same.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TaxonMay 19th, 2012, 5:08 am
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Yes Lewis, as you observed, it's a spinner. Apart from the wings, take notice of its extremely long forelegs, which are a characteristic of male spinners, but not of male duns.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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