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

Posts: 70
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

Posts: 923
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 http://www.troutnut.com/topic/7995/Springtime-fun
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.

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

Thanks again,
Alex

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