Re: Vermont Mayfly
Your mayfly is a Leptophlebia nebulosa male imago, commonly referred to as a Black Quill spinner. If you look closely at the photo, you can barely see the (shorter and much smaller diameter) middle tail, which identifies it as Leptophlebia. The dark-brown cloudy outer third of the forewings identifies it as L. nebulosa. The hyaline wings identify it as a spinner. The long forelegs, large eyes, and forceps identify it as a male.
If you would like more
information concerning this mayfly, access my
Mayfly Species Detail Query, key nebulosa into the Taxon box,
and click the Submit Query button.
Created: 12/05/2006 Last modified: 12/05/2006 www.FlyfishingEntomology.com