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DayTripperMay 28th, 2013, 8:32 pm
Northern MI

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Had a cloud of these flying over me for an hour or so last night while waiting for march browns. I was hoping for a female to go along with the males I was catching but it didn't work out. This guy was collected from the Au Sable system in northern MI. He is 12mm long. Two tails, hind wings are present. The only thing is I don't know if you could call the wings mottled, or does that only apply to the duns?

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CrepuscularMay 29th, 2013, 8:51 am
Boiling Springs, PA

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Not Siphloplecton. Heptageniid of some type. grey fox spinner? Male M. vicarium would be my guess. But it may be some other Mccaffertium species. I'll defer to the experts. Here is a recent photo of a male Siphloplecton basale spinner
BrookymanMay 30th, 2013, 2:25 am
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I agree with M vicarium Eric. I see at least 4 details that make your call of vicarium a good one. The 12 mm is good for it too. That is a very dark sample, to bad only one photo.

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DayTripperMay 30th, 2013, 8:14 pm
Northern MI

Posts: 70
Gracias, gentlemen. I actually considered vicarium and discounted it because of the color. Rookie mistake, I guess.

Plenty more photos where that came from. All sorts of angles, etc. Just gotta edit.

Thanks again,
BrookymanJune 3rd, 2013, 5:08 pm
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Cool Alex load them up..Ya that is a very dark one but I still feel its a vicarium without getting into the details. Sometime intense detailed descriptions are necessary but not always needed.

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