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Insect discovered by sam (#7264)

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Observed: August 20, 2015 @ 10:33 AM
Posted on: August 28, 2015 @ 9:36 PM (diff: 8 days)
this one is 1-1/4 inches long.

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By Frank on 8/29/2015 4:18:25 PM

Nice shot of a Mayfly, "spinner" or imago stage, Sam.
I'm not at all certain but it may be hexagenia limbata owing to the large size, can be to 35mms, and the two tails, one of the largest in the mayfly family, hatches Jul/Aug., just a guess I.m afraid.  

By sam on 8/30/2015 11:40:16 AM

Thanks, Frank for the info. It seemed to be alive, but barely. It was on my step, 150 feet uphill from the pond.

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