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Black Quill Mayfly

Leptophlebia cupida

Description:

A mayfly that emerged while sorting through benthic samples

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago
Black Quill Mayfly
Leptophlebia cupida


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2 Comments

luteum stenonema
luteum stenonema 6 years ago

I agree with (Leptophlebia cupida) the head shape is correct. I have collected this mayfly in Ontario.

valgaavmiko
valgaavmiko 8 years ago

Mayfly, Order Ephemeroptera. I can't get a handle on which family it is because I can't see the wing veins clearly since they aren't spread but I'm pretty sure it's Ephemeridae because of the hindwing shape. The only other family it could be would be Leptophlebiidae and I'm not familiar with Canadian mayflies to be able to do ID without veins. Hope this helps!

Meredith.M.
Spotted by
Meredith.M.

Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 23, 2012
Submitted on Oct 23, 2013

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