Last reply on Oct 28, 2008 by GONZO
This is one of my favorite specimens from the old site pictures. I collected it in early September during a fishable hatch of its kind on a smooth, deep pool on the Beaverkill.
The eyes seem nearly contiguous, the first two segments of the fore tarsi are of equal length, and the wings are unmarked, all of which suggest Epeorus
. From the above/side picture I can see that the basal costal crossveins do not slant upward as they should with Epeorus
, although the main side view seems to maybe show that. I wish I had a better camera when I photographed this one.
It also pretty strongly resembles the E. vitreus
dun shown in Ted Fauceglia's book, Mayflies
. It clearly does not match the E. vitreus
dun pictured on Color Plate XII of Hatches II
, but it looks like the unidentifeid eastern Epeorus
species on Color Plate XIII of the same book.
By some accounts, there does not seem to be a common eastern species of Epeorus
hatching this late, but other books show it on the tail end of the emergence times for Epeorus vitreus
. So that's my best guess for now.