Most likely Mayflies living in Woods Creek Monroe

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  1. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    My class and I read a story about a fictionalized mayfly that lives in Woods Creek near Monroe. Although I've been reading the story for years I honestly have never investigated more what types of mayflies can be found there. Any ideas.
     
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    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Irafly-

    The following mayfly species have been identified in Woods Cr (in Snohomish County) based on the scientific paper: Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of the far western United States. Part I: Washington by M. D. Meyer and W. P. McCafferty.

    Acentrella turbida
    Attenella delantala
    Baetis tricaudatus
    Caudatella hystrix
    Diphetor hageni
    Drunella doddsii
    Drunella spinifera
    Epeorus grandis
    Ephemerella tibialis
    Paraleptophlebia bicornuta
    Paraleptophlebia temporalis
    Timpanoga hecuba pacifica


    Please see WA Mayfly Distribution - By County.
     
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    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Thanks. I'll let my students tackle a hypothesis from there.
     
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    SquatchinSince86 Totally Unprofessional

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    Curious Ira, what is the story?
     
  5. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    It was an article in the Everett Herald years ago called One Insects Journey From Hatchling to Fish Food. It essentially talks about the life of a mayfly named Mildred from conception to when she lays her own eggs and then is eaten as a spinner.
     
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    madmike98 Aww sh!t

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    What grade do you teach?