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Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
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Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
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Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
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Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
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Male. Callibaetis sp. 6mm excluding cerci.
Male. Callibaetis sp. 6mm excluding cerci.

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Males. Callibaetis sp. 6mm excluding cerci.
Males. Callibaetis sp. 6mm excluding cerci.
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Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
Female. Callibaetis sp. 7mm excluding cerci.
MillcreekApril 28th, 2015, 11:20 pm
Healdsburg, CA

Posts: 293
These are common in the Russian River. They're usually found in cutoff pools. The pools have stagnant water with large algal growths and temperatures are higher than the river itself.

They're probably Callibaetis pictus since the adults are common at the river right now.
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PaulRobertsApril 29th, 2015, 7:29 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1753
Pretty critter. They look a bit like Siphlonurus. I wonder how closely related the two might be?
MillcreekApril 29th, 2015, 10:52 pm
Healdsburg, CA

Posts: 293
Probably pretty closely related. Callibaetis belongs in Baetidae while Siphlonurus belongs in Metretopodidae generally a limb below Baetidae on a tree of life. Can be seen in common names as well: Small Minnow Mayflys for Baetidae and Primitive Minnow Mayflys for Siphlonurus.

Easiest field ID is Siphlonurus has short antennae (about head length) while Callibaetis has long antennae (about 3 or 4 times length of head).
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
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TaxonApril 30th, 2015, 12:42 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1262
Hi Mark-

while Siphlonurus belongs in Metretopodidae

I believe Siphlonurus is in family Siphlonuridae, whereas Siphloplecton is in family Metretopodidae.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
MillcreekApril 30th, 2015, 12:56 am
Healdsburg, CA

Posts: 293
Roger-

I believe Siphlonurus is in family Siphlonuridae, whereas Siphloplecton is in family Metretopodidae.


You're right, my mistake.
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TaxonApril 30th, 2015, 1:59 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1262
No problem, Mark. Many viewers would label me as a/r for even having mentioned it :-)
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
PaulRobertsApril 30th, 2015, 5:54 am
Colorado

Posts: 1753
Definitely mention/correct where needed, Roger. That's what makes this site so good.

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