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.
I saw my first E. vitreus spinner yesterday on a small spring creek in Blair County, PA. What a gorgeous bug! It was love at first sight. Thanks for the photo, Jason. I'm saving it in my fish porn folder.
Most of this relatively large spinner's features make me think Maccaffertium but the fore tarsal ratio and the upward slant of the basal costal crossveins seem to fit Epeorus. Any thoughts? I'm guessing it's a late-season vitreus.