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Mayfly

Rhithrogena germanica

Description:

Winged insect with two tails; brownish; size of a nailhead

Habitat:

My porch

Notes:

I'm guessing this is some type of mosquito.

No species ID suggestions

3 Comments

luteum stenonema
luteum stenonema 2 months ago

Based on the compound eyes and the 9-10 th tergite coloring It suggest to me this is (Baetis tricaudatus). Having two tails makes me very sure on this ID.

Art Aldrich
Art Aldrich 3 years ago

Thank you, Mandy.

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 3 years ago

Looks like a mayfly (order Ephemeroptera). I found a similar one last week. No idea what genus or species, though!
http://bugguide.net/node/view/78/bgpage

Loveland, Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.39, Long: -105.06

Spotted on Mar 23, 2012
Submitted on Mar 24, 2012

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