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JOHNWJuly 26th, 2007, 2:40 pm
Chambersburg, PA

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OK so here is a specimen I collected about 5yrs ago on the Falling Spring. We usually see a few scattered duns and spinners mixed with sulphurs (invarias I think). That year these things hatched en masse.
Best ID I've gotten was a Yellow Drake so I'll turn it over to you all.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
GONZOJuly 26th, 2007, 2:59 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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John, that is indeed a female yellow drake (Ephemera varia)--a beautiful mayfly.
JOHNWJuly 26th, 2007, 3:46 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
OK why isn't the image coming up?

Gonzo the thing that really confused me on this was the timing of the emergence. Most of the Chambersburg streams see yellow drakes in mid June; on FSB it is mid May.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
GONZOJuly 26th, 2007, 3:50 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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Yeah, that is a little strange, but I have heard of YDs emerging on a much earlier schedule on some other streams. I don't think they were in PA, though. I'll try to track one of those examples down for you, John.
GONZOJuly 26th, 2007, 4:47 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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John, Knopp's Mayflies has an emergence chart for Connecticut that shows the YDs emerging mostly through May. This is in contrast to most of the other Eastern/Midwestern charts that reflect the more typical June/July period. I don't know what causes these differences, but they don't seem to reflect the usual north/south variations, and even elevation changes would not explain the difference in timing you see from one local stream to another. Perhaps Konchu has some insight into this.
TaxonJuly 26th, 2007, 4:57 pm
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Plano, TX

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OK why isn't the image coming up?


You need to change IMG and /IMG to
img and /img.
Roger Rohrbeck
WiflyfisherJuly 26th, 2007, 5:06 pm

Posts: 604
Actually, the way Jason has it setup you can either link to an image or embed an image from another page inside your message by referencing it's URL.

Click here for the forum codes

John S.
JOHNWJuly 27th, 2007, 4:42 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Thats better! Thanks for the help.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
MartinlfJuly 28th, 2007, 1:17 pm
Palmyra PA

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Great photo; I can only hope that the blitz of these that came five years back happens sometime when I'm on the stream. And that I have flies for it.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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