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Mayfly ID

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I live fairly close to the Juniata river, as well as a few of its small tributaries, so I often see some mayflies sticking to my screen door. This one in particular was there as a dun when I was leaving the house, and then as a spinner when I got back! It was a fairly large mayfly, just wondering if someone has a name for it. I'd say it was about a size 12, or possibly a little larger.

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Just realized my wife is in the background of the spinner picture... I think she was saying something along the lines of "why are you taking a picture of a bug?"

Posted on: 8/16 0:21


Re: Mayfly ID

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jeremymcon wrote:
...just wondering if someone has a name for it.


Several, actually.

Slate Drake
Mahogany Dun
White Gloved Howdy
Isonychia

http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/646/Mayfly-Isonychia-Slate-Drakes

Posted on: 8/16 12:53
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Agreed. Slate Drake.

Posted on: 8/18 13:37


Re: Mayfly ID

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None of the above, give us an idea of where it was found.

Posted on: 10/14 18:42
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Re: Mayfly ID

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I live pretty close to the Juniata river. Can't actually see the river from my place, but it's not that far - 1/4 mile maybe. There are also several small mountain streams that run into the river within about 1/4 to 1/2 mile of my apartment. I'm not right on any water at all - I think the flies just fly up here and I occasionally see them, so it's hard to say where this guy most likely came from.

Posted on: 10/15 6:07


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It's an iso. Ignore post #4

Posted on: 10/15 8:44
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Re: Mayfly ID

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Slate Drake. The majority has ruled.

ps-never heard the name, "White Gloved Howdy". That's kinky.

Posted on: 10/15 9:20


Re: Mayfly ID

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The_Sasquatch wrote:
ps-never heard the name, "White Gloved Howdy". That's kinky.


Uhhhh, OK.


Here's some reading material for you.


http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio210/s2012/geipel_adam/

Posted on: 10/15 10:13
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Andy,

That's an old school name. Bust it out from time to time just to throw people off. LOL

I keep them in my box between the picket pinn and hornberg.

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Re: Mayfly ID

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I know the Picket Pinn and the Hornberg! I'm using that name though!

Posted on: 10/15 12:46






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