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Recent observations

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What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

m_jon

Date

November 21, 2014 03:48 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jerry2000

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

Size 16 or 18. Note angular stripe on side of abdomen. Dark markings on cross veins of wing. Green eyes. This is probably genus Leucrocuta - a few have been seen on local rivers around this time. Or possibly Maccaffertium? Apparently caught in process of ovipositing - see egg mass clinging to abdomen.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jerry2000

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

Very small - 4-5mm. Dark olive body. 2 tails. Very small hind wings. Is this a baetidae, or Acentrella?

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dtrela

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

Maccaffertium

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dtrela

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

Acentrella turbida

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dtrela

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

Acentrella turbida

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dtrela

Date

September 7, 2014

Description

Acentrella turbida

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dtrela

Date

September 6, 2014

Description

Acentrella turbida

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dtrela

Date

September 4, 2014

Description

Ephemerella Dorothea

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dtrela

Date

September 3, 2014

Description

Acentrella Turbida

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dtrela

Date

September 1, 2014

Description

Acentrella Turbida

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dtrela

Date

September 1, 2014

Description

Acentrella Turbida

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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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