Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school


Rhithrogena germanica


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


My porch


I'm guessing this is some type of mosquito.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


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!

Art Aldrich
Spotted by
Art Aldrich

Loveland, Colorado, USA

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

Related Spottings

Golden Mayfly Mayfly Mayfly Mayflies

Nearby Spottings

Snout moth GloFish Electric Green Tetra Spotting Otocinclus
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors