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Here's a rare one

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I had to get help to identify this one.... Heptagenia culacantha. It's a solid #8. Too bad it's not a common bug.

from Susky on 5-30-14

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Wrong. The fly was sitting on my mother's back....see thick black hair in to of photo.

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Very cool, Andy.

Here's a link to Troutnut with some info:
http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/558/Mayfly-Heptagenia-culacantha

That bug is a dream bug for a fly tyer that loves to weave!


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Interesting! I don't think I've ever seen one of those.

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After a little reading, this thing is more rare than I thought. Sounds like only a few have ever seen one of these. Very neat colors on it.

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How did it taste, Andy?

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Very cool find!

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Cool bug, I find bugs on the Susquehanna to be quite common when you find then along the river. Did you see more of them?

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Male, for what it's worth.


Did the tail tell you that , Jack?
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Chaz,

After speaking to an entomologist, it's a pretty rate find. He's only seen one of these. If I remember what he said, they live in fast water, hatch early so getting samples from the Susky that show these is difficult due to the higher flows early season.

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