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Closeup insects from the Delaware River

Siphlonurus quebecensis (Gray Drake) Mayfly NymphSiphlonurus quebecensis (Gray Drake) Mayfly Nymph View 5 PicturesI photographed this nymph in the middle of molting between one instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.) and the next (not hatching).
Collected May 13, 2007 from the Delaware River in New York
Added to by Troutnut on May 18, 2007
Penelomax septentrionalis Mayfly NymphPenelomax septentrionalis  Mayfly Nymph View 3 Pictures
Collected May 13, 2007 from the Delaware River in New York
Added to by Troutnut on May 18, 2007
Male Heptagenia culacantha Mayfly DunMale Heptagenia culacantha  Mayfly Dun View 3 PicturesHyun Kounne generously provided photos of the striking, hard-to-find Heptagenia culacantha from the mainstem Delaware River. She mentioned it was one of maybe half a dozen she saw on the water that day.
Collected June 3, 2017 from the Delaware River in New York
Added to by Troutnut on December 5, 2019

Recent Discussions of the Delaware River

shad run/ Delaware and tribs 3 Replies »
Posted by Mcjames on Feb 8, 2010
Last reply on Jan 19, 2015 by Sandfly
at risk of offending the purists... can anybody help me with timing the shad run on Delaware and/or tribs? I will want to wade so has to be upper reaches I guess. I am told lower Neversink has a healthy shad run? and while I am asking, does the striper spawn more or less coincide? is there a time of year when one is likely to catch shad/stripers/trout all on a fly? I have caught smallmouth/juvenile stripers/trout in same stream/same day once before (Croton River); but I am told there is no longer a viable shad run there, as several years ago they cut off all flow from the dam upstream.
ReplyDelaware 2 Replies »
Posted by Jesse on Jun 29, 2011
Last reply on Jun 30, 2011 by JOHNW
Any suggestions as to what might be effective on the Delaware right now?

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