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Giant mayfly

Hexagenia limbata


Not great photos, but it's a creature in my world ... I'll try again. Not 100 percent sure on the ID, but this seems most likely. Maybe 2" without the long tail. Appears to be tender-skinned, newly emerged perhaps, after several rainy days. Photographed on a glass surface.


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Also called Golden mayfly, Green bay fly, Big Michigan mayfly, Great leadwing drake

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Scooba, Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on Jun 11, 2014
Submitted on Jun 12, 2014

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