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Posted by Sandy 
Mayfly
August 11, 2019 09:29PM
Was on my back door screen door this morning.


Re: Mayfly
August 13, 2019 06:36PM
I had one last night flitting around my outdoor flood. Is this their normal timing or are they seen all summer.
Re: Mayfly
August 13, 2019 07:08PM
This one (above) is a female Callibaetis spinner, where spinner means the final, ready-to-have-nooky and die phase. Callibaetis are usually found around lakes, and are not so much a river or stream dweller. I have a creek about 1/2 a mile away. So I don't know what its story is. I see a few every summer. About this time.

You can tell it's a female because the small pin-point eyes. The males have much larger bulging-out-eyes.
Re: Mayfly
August 13, 2019 09:22PM
I had been involved in nursery work my whole life but I never paid attention to aquatic bugs and insects.
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