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Mayfly? discovered by Jennifer (#8677)

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Observed: August 14, 2016 @ 6:15 PM
Posted on: August 15, 2016 @ 5:19 PM (diff: 1 days)

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By Frank on 8/16/2016 1:28:39 PM

Very nice photo Jennifer, and a mayfly as you thought.
 Hexagenia limbata female, in the spinner, or imago stage. One of the burrowers and one of the large mayflies living in the nymph stage in the mud and sand in lakes and ponds. Brook trout grub for them as nymphs, amongst others, and inhale some of the mud giving them a bit of a muddy flavour, sometimes called mud trout.
(Thanks to Al Caucci and Bob Nastasi for their "Instant Mayfly Identification Guide." 1984)

By Jennifer on 8/18/2016 9:04:35 AM

Thanks Frank. I have never seen one of these before.

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