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Re: Tiny Mayfly Spinner

 

From: Terry
Received: Wed 8/24/2005 11:11 AM
 

JUST STARTED TO CHECK OUT YOUR SITE AND ITS OBVIOUS FROM THE START THAT NOTHING IíVE EVER STUDIED COMES CLOSE TO THIS IN CONTENT AND STRUCTURE.

CONGRATULATIONS....... IíVE RECENTLY CAME ACROSS A TINY (SIZE 32?) RUSTY MAYFLY SPINNER ON THE YELLOW BREECHES IN PA. THAT I AM ALMOST POSITIVE HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED AS OF YET. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A SAMPLE , LET ME KNOW WHAT YOUR REQUIRE AND WHERE TO SEND IT.
 

Terry-

Thank you for the compliment on my website. If you have read my FAQ page, you know that I am not an entomologist. However, I would be most interested in macro-photos of your tiny mayfly spinner in the interest of attempting to identify it to (at least) genus.

The parts of the body that I would need to clearly see are the wings (both fore and hind), the legs, particularly the forelegs, the antennae, the eyes, and the forceps/penes (assuming it is a male). I would also need an accurate measurement (in millimeters) of the body length from front of head to end of abdomen, not including tails. It would also help to know the date and time of day that you captured the specimen.

Is this something you are able to do? If not, perhaps I can formulate a ďplan b.Ē

Sincerely,
Roger

Created: 08/26/2005   Last modified: 08/25/2006    www.FlyfishingEntomology.com