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Blue-winged Olives

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Close examination under a microscope revealed that this Baetid nymph has segment 5 pale, segments 8, 9, and 10 pale but less so, a middle tail almost as long as the outer tails, conspicuous gill veinlets, no bands on its tails, and pointed, slender 7th gills.

This mayfly was collected from unknown in Wisconsin on February 7th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25th, 2006.

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