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Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Male Ephemerella aurivillii Mayfly Dun Pictures

This dun hatched in my aquarium on July 16th from an easily identified nymph collected on July 10th, and it molted into a spinner after I photographed it. The beautiful spinner form is listed as separate specimen. I forgot to photograph the dun with the ruler, but naturally his size is pretty similar to what it was as a spinner.

This mayfly was collected from Nome Creek in Alaska on July 10th, 2011 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 16th, 2011.

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Borealis Dun (or whatever you decide to call it)
Posted by Entoman on Jul 16, 2011
Last reply on Jul 16, 2011 by Entoman
Wow, that's our boy. Definitely pink, eh? Answers a lot of questions for out West.:)

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