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Sean266September 6th, 2015, 1:29 pm
Maryland

Posts: 2
I do not know much about mayflies. Can someone help identify the type here? As specific as possible please. I was in Ladysmith VA.
MillcreekSeptember 6th, 2015, 2:31 pm
Healdsburg, CA

Posts: 315
Sean,

As far as I can tell it's Hexagenia limbata.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/559519

http://bugguide.net/node/view/156628
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Sean266September 6th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Maryland

Posts: 2
Thanks!
PaulRobertsSeptember 7th, 2015, 8:51 am
Colorado

Posts: 1774
Could it be Anthopotamus (formerly Potamanthus)?
MillcreekSeptember 7th, 2015, 10:06 am
Healdsburg, CA

Posts: 315
Paul,

Could be but the eyeball being dark on the bottom and lighter towards the top says Hexagenia as well as the overall coloration being darker.
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CrepuscularSeptember 8th, 2015, 2:29 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 915
http://www.troutnut.com/topic/6738/AnthopotamusOne-of-my-most-favorite
http://www.troutnut.com/topic/6741/Another-Anthopotamus

Definitely Hexagenia
PaulRobertsSeptember 8th, 2015, 5:02 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1774
Ah, yes. Sitting on a dark background has likely overexposed the fly.

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