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Recent observations

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What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 3, 2015 08:50 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

What

Hex Hexagenia limbata

Observer

cgritz

Date

July 4, 2015

Description

Brought this one home from the side of the grocery (they seem to like that building) to photograph and of course it flew off into a tree.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hex Hexagenia limbata

Observer

annikaml

Date

July 2, 2015 01:38 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female imago? 25 mm long (without the two tails)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

dominic

Date

July 1, 2015

Description

Only one found for the night.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mayfly88

Date

July 1, 2015

Description

3 tails, found in spider web near river

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

dominic

Date

June 30, 2015

Description

This was the only guy I saw tonight of this species.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 29, 2015 11:52 AM PDT

Description

Residential area, found on a glass window. Shaded, cool area, second floor.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

dominic

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

A different individual.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

dominic

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

I am starting to see these little guys more often.

Photos / Sounds

What

Brush-legged Mayflies Family Isonychiidae

Observer

jmarchal

Date

June 30, 2015 02:02 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Hex Hexagenia limbata

Observer

cgritz

Date

June 29, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Burrower Mayflies Family Ephemeridae

Observer

jerry2000

Date

June 20, 2015 03:06 PM EDT

Description

Large (Size 10 or 12) brownish-yellow-grey body, mottled (otherwise clear) wings, large eyes, long front legs and tails. Appears to be 3 tails (one broken off).

This is surely either Ephemera varia or Ephemera simulans, but I can't tell which.

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Description from Wikipedia

Mayflies or shadflies are insects belonging to the order Ephemeroptera (from the Greek εφήμερος, ephemeros = "short-lived" (literally "lasting a day" "daily" or "day-long"), and πτερόν, pteron = "wing", referring to the brief lifespan of adults). They have been placed into an ancient group of insects termed the Palaeoptera, which also contains dragonflies and damselflies. They are aquatic insects whose immature stage (called "naiad" or, colloquially, "nymph") usually lasts one year in fresh water. The adults...

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