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Al514June 18th, 2007, 7:43 pm
Central New York

Posts: 142
these covered the water tonight. what does everyone think?
WiflyfisherJune 18th, 2007, 7:56 pm
Wisconsin

Posts: 639
My wild guess would be an Epeorus spinner.
John S.
https://WiFlyFisher.com
TroutnutJune 18th, 2007, 8:10 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2708
I don't think it's Epeorus, because the eyes would be closer together in that genus. It's certainly in the Heptageniidae family, but I wouldn't be able to really narrow it down beyond that.

It would help if you've got a picture showing the entire fore legs.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
KonchuJune 18th, 2007, 9:45 pm
Site Editor
Indiana

Posts: 498
yeah to what troutnut said

could be Rhithrogena, based on wing venation (anastomies), abdomen color (generally reddish, but I'm not sure about some of the markings) and femoral maculation (median dark blotch)

the dark wing veins are reminiscient of some other genus, perhaps, but I'm drawing a blank at this hour when my mind is numb...take what I say with a grain of salt however

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