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Need a bug ID

2009/7/18 13:57
From Armstrong County
Posts: 132
Speckled Dun?

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Posted on: 2013/6/13 12:09

Re: Need a bug ID

2009/6/5 14:47
From SW PA/Tioga
Posts: 196
My guess is Baetisca. Meck calls it a Chocolate Dun. I have never seen one.

Posted on: 2013/6/13 12:31

Re: Need a bug ID

2008/1/31 17:19
From Pretty much everywhere at some point, Thorndale today.
Posts: 13667
Confused me for a second, as I've never seen one either, but my "list" says they have plain wings, not mottled. Troutnut comments address this and state that the duns have "patterned" wings, but the spinners have plain wings.

It's an incomplete ID as the pic doesn't show a whole lot of identifyable features, such as # of tails or even a proper profile view of the abdomen. But it looks pretty stout and short, which leads me to baetisca as well. So I concur.

I too have never seen one. In my brief readings, I have gathered that they are of the type of mayfly which crawls out of the water before transforming into a dun, like a stonefly does. So duns are of little importance. Nymphs against the banks could work, or spinners.

Posted on: 2013/6/13 13:35

Re: Need a bug ID

2006/9/13 22:36
From Tioga co. formerly of bucks co.
Posts: 5636
speckled dun:
this one from Pine Creek, short body and tail and xtra high wings.

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Posted on: 2013/6/13 16:20

So many Fish, So little time !!!
from the outer edge of nowhere
fly tying and fishing ghillie..

Re: Need a bug ID

2009/7/18 13:57
From Armstrong County
Posts: 132
Thanks for the replies everyone. It was a pretty poor day for taking pictures so it's not the greatest image. No intentions of emulating it as a fly right now, just wanted to know what it was as it had me stumped.

Posted on: 2013/6/13 17:36

Re: Need a bug ID
2006/9/9 9:29
From Monessen, PA
Posts: 22470
That is an ugly, but probably tasty, mayfly.

Posted on: 2013/6/13 20:55
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