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Heptageniid Mayfly

Stenonema femoratum

Description:

I love mayflies and their quirky disposition! This individual had beautiful light blue eyes with a sand colored body with small orange bands on the legs, and barred markings on the wings, which, in the forewings, become very concentrated just below a rust-orange mark.

Notes:

Lifer!! This might just be one of the coolest mayflies I've seen yet!

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5 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thank you so much, luteum stenonema!

luteum stenonema
luteum stenonema 8 years ago

You are correct with the ID of (Stenonema femoratum). The stigma stain of the forewing is diagnostic as well as the crowding of the cross veins in the bulla region.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Thank you so much Cindy and Jemma!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

nice,

What a comical looking fly! Nice series, J!

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2013
Submitted on May 12, 2013

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