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ByhaughFebruary 19th, 2014, 7:55 pm
Hawaii

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Ok, please settle an argument. Which is the larger insect: Salmonfly or Hexagenia?
Thanks,
Byron
EntomanFebruary 19th, 2014, 8:33 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Hi Byron -

The Salmonfly is much larger. While some strains of Hex females can approach 40mm body length and some strains of Salmonfly males can be in the 30mm range, the latter are still substantially bulkier. With more typical strains and with gender differences aside those length ratios are reversed making the size difference even more dramatic.
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