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Rhithrogena germanica


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


My porch


I'm guessing this is some type of mosquito.

No species ID suggestions


luteum stenonema
luteum stenonema 3 years 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 6 years ago

Thank you, Mandy.

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 6 years ago

Looks like a mayfly (order Ephemeroptera). I found a similar one last week. No idea what genus or species, though!

Loveland, Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.39, Long: -105.06

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

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