ID this Mayfly

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Matt B, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Matt B

    Matt B ...

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    Collected at Rattlesnake Lake this week.

    The files are huge so you can zoom in. Photos are just iphone photos.

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  2. Matt B

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    By the way, this is not a challenge like Taxon's. I just don't know what it is, but am curious, but also too lazy to try to key it out.
     
  3. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Matt,

    Your photos are of a Paraleptophlebia female subimago. I have cropped them below for easier viewing. Under what circumstances were they taken? Was it near the intake at the SE corner of the lake? The reason I ask these questions is that Paraleptophlebia are normally found in moving water, and not in still water.

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  4. Matt B

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    Thanks Taxon! Yes, they were taken not far from where the spring gushes into the lake, so it's certainly possible that's where the nymph resided.
     
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    Sweet. Mahogany was my first guess before I scrolled down. :D
     
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    There also happens to be a very nice Mahogany hatch on the upper Yakima right now as well.