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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.

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3 Comments

luteum stenonema
luteum stenonema 5 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 8 years ago

Thank you, Mandy.

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 8 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

Art Aldrich
Spotted by
Art Aldrich

Loveland, Colorado, USA

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

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