Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Matt B, Jun 24, 2016.
Yes but not sure they will help. I posted what I thought was the best one first. But here ya go:
Sorry to disappoint, but Roger can not even pin it down to genus, let alone species.
"Mayflies ON the home" . . .
I believe this female imago to be Callibaetis ferrugineus hageni.
Thanks, Taxon - I envy your huge wealth of knowledge. Being an old Montana boy, I'd tie on something gray that approximate size, lol. A large flight of Dragonflies fed voraciously on these yesterday. Dragons don't interest my current bird dog, but they would have flat worn-out my last Lab with their aerobatic maneuvers & sheer numbers. It's no small wonder that I rarely see a mosquito around here. I have no standing water in the yard but we did have rain yesterday - I have no clue from whence the critters originated, although there was a shuck near one.
You are certainly welcome. Callibaetis don't require much water. They have even been known to emerge from a tipped over wheelbarrow that still held some rainwater.
That is one screwed up female Callibaetis to lay her eggs in a wheelbarrow!
Or maybe not. Probably not much to worry about trout eating your young in a wheelbarrow.