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Body length (excluding tail) is 10 mm.
Body length (excluding tail) is 10 mm.
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The coloration of the dun's wings gets left behind in its exuvia.
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The coloration of the dun's wings gets left behind in its exuvia.
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Adult/spinner
Adult/spinner
LowBudgetApril 12th, 2014, 8:16 am
Afton, NY

Posts: 25
I had a couple of mayflies hatch in an aquarium. I had thought that I only had some stoneflies and beetle larvae in it but lo and behold.....

Any help in identifying these would be appreciated.

The larvae were collected from Trout Creek, a tributary of the West Branch of the Delaware River, located in Delaware County, New York.

Thank you

Ed
Ed
Low Budget Fly Tying and Fishing author of "Behind the Fly"
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LowBudgetApril 12th, 2014, 2:16 pm
Afton, NY

Posts: 25
I have also posted the images on a Flickr page

https://www.flickr.com/photos/107447394@N07/sets/72157643851914463/

Ed
Ed
Low Budget Fly Tying and Fishing author of "Behind the Fly"
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CrepuscularApril 12th, 2014, 4:29 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

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Looks like a female Ephemerella subvaria to me. Although 10mm is a little small.
LowBudgetApril 12th, 2014, 8:09 pm
Afton, NY

Posts: 25
Thank you

Ed
Ed
Low Budget Fly Tying and Fishing author of "Behind the Fly"
http://edengelman.com/BTF.html
BrookymanApril 13th, 2014, 1:39 am
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Great pictures
Look like a female Ephemerella subvaria to me.
I second that call.

On second though it does look like my E invaria but it is to soon for them. But because you tank hatched it your tanks water temperature is going to be warmer that the stream so that would accelerate the nymph's development.

The head marking match my Ephemerella invaria samples I tank reared last year. They also look a lot like this one. But then again look how much darker your legs are as compared to this one.




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