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The Specimen

Ephemera varia (Yellow Drake) Mayfly DunEphemera varia (Yellow Drake) Mayfly Dun View 7 PicturesThis yellow drake dun hatched out of my aquarium over a month before her brethren in the wild are slated to emerge. She seems a bit small, and that might be the reason.
Collected May 13, 2007 from Aquarium in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 18, 2007

The Discussion

GONZOMay 21st, 2007, 10:35 am
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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This is a fine specimen of one of the prettiest mayflies, Jason. She is small compared to some limestone specimens, but well within range for the species. I've collected varia males as small as 12mm, but many of the limestone females are 19-20mm. I think premature hatching is to be expected in aquaria.

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