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Recent observations

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Observer

mayfly88

Date

July 27, 2015 09:30 PM ADT

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What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

anneclewis

Date

July 26, 2015 10:44 AM CDT

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What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

dwilson

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Quite a small nymph, found under stone in small forest stream.

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Observer

dwilson

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Seen clinging to a stone at shallow edge of small forest stream, and captured for a photo.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

dwilson

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Nymph found under stone in small forest stream. Missing its 'tail' and leg.

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Observer

dwilson

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Found under stone in small stream. ID'd tentatively from key in Winterbourn, Gregson and Dolphin Guide to aquatic insects of NZ (2000) based on narrowly ovate abdomen, and several segments having lateral spines.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

mbcole

Date

July 23, 2015

Description

Light cahill (Stenacron interpunctatum) spinners observed in low abundance on water's surface at dusk.

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Observer

mbcole

Date

July 23, 2015

Description

Both duns and spinners in low abundance

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Observer

mbcole

Date

July 23, 2015

Description

Duns emerging in very low numbers - only saw a few

Photos / Sounds

What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Date

June 3, 2015

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Observer

jerry2000

Date

July 23, 2015 06:59 PM EDT

Description

Size 16 approx. Almost translucent abdomen with small dark marks on the sides. Greyish/cream color. Clear wings (imago) with dark bands on leading edge. Dark eyes. 2 tails. This specimen looks a bit desiccated after spending the night in my fridge.

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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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