Went to the parents' house to set up the moth light! It had rained just a little tiny bit before hand -- I think that caused lots of bugs to come out.
27 Apr 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
12 mm head-abdomen.
Attracted to porch light.
ID courtesy of John Carr & Roger Rohrbeck:
In the 27 years I've lived in Annapolis I've NEVER seen a mayfly around here. This one was on my door this morning. About 7mm in length not including tail. Single tail (assuming second or third sprig was broken off), white/gray eyes, gray/olive body with olive/black accents on clear/translucent wings.
Baetidae is a family of mayflies with about 900 described species distributed worldwide. These are among the smallest of mayflies, adults rarely exceeding 10 mm in length excluding the two long slender tails and sometimes much smaller, and members of the family are often referred to as small mayflies or small minnow mayflies. Most species have long oval forewings with very few cross veins (see Comstock-Needham system) but the hindwings are usually very small or even...