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Help identifying this Mayfly

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Hey all, I forgot that I had this picture still so I figured I would post for some help. I found this little guy back in April and was perplexed because I could t figure out what kind of bug it was. Any help is appreciated! It is the little red mayfly. I asked a lot of people and no one could tell me for sure what it is.

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Posted on: 10/5 10:09
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Re: Help identifying this Mayfly

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Serratella tibialis (red quill) ?? maybe??

Posted on: 10/5 13:33


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Did you post on the troutnut forum?

Posted on: 10/5 13:44


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Looks like a Hendrickson. When they emerge the hendrickson is a reddish-pink color and later darkens. The nymph shuck from it's emergence is right beside it on the left.


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Posted on: 10/6 7:12

Edited by afishinado on 2017/10/6 7:28:32
Edited by afishinado on 2017/10/6 7:29:25


Re: Help identifying this Mayfly
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I don't see wings, nor a prominent wing-case on the bright red specimen. Perhaps it is an instar.

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If thats the bugs shuck then that really is a neat picture.

Nice theory Afish, but I dont see wings either, and why would a dun be sitting on a rock on the bottom of a river?

Posted on: 10/6 9:59


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Thanks for helping guys. Yeah this bug was under water beneath that rock. And also, the one next to it was not a shuck. It was a separate bug.

Posted on: 10/6 16:53
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Hhhmm....

Beats me. I look at a lot of nymphs under rocks here in PA and I've never seen anything like this.

Posted on: 10/6 20:24


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My guess would be a freshly molted nymph. That's why pink works.

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