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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.

Female Baetidae (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Spinner Pictures

This species is probably in Centroptilum, Cloeon, or Procloeon. I captured this spinner on the same night as a dun which is probably of the same species.

This mayfly was collected from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York on August 9th, 2006 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on August 11th, 2006.

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Posted by Taxon on Aug 11, 2006
Last reply on Aug 11, 2006 by Taxon

The single detached intercalaries in the fore wing would limit the choices to the genera you suggest. The sharply pointed costal projection and single longitudinal vein in the hind wing probably narrow it to a single species. Unfortunately, none of the Baetidae hind wing illustrations to which I have access show either that sharply pointed of a projection or the single longitudinal vein, let alone in combination with one another.
Anyone want to weigh on on the ID here?
Posted by Troutnut on Aug 11, 2006
Last reply on Aug 11, 2006 by Troutnut
I can't follow the key in Merritt & Cummins very far since it's not a male spinner. The sharp costal process could be a good hint. Anybody know which genus or species this is?

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