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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.

Mayfly Family Heptageniidae (March Browns, Cahills, Quill Gordons)

This is page 7846 of specimens of Heptageniidae. Visit the main Heptageniidae page for:

  • The behavior and habitat of Heptageniidae.
  • 11 underwater pictures of Heptageniidae.
  • 10 streamside pictures of Heptageniidae.

Specimens of the Mayfly Family Heptageniidae

50 Male Spinners
35 Female Spinners
2 Spinners
33 Female Duns
23 Male Duns
2 Duns
92 Nymphs
2 Adults
2 Male Adults

References

  • Arbona, Fred Jr. 1989. Mayflies, the Angler, and the Trout. Nick Lyons Books.
  • Mayo, V.K. 1952. New Western Ephemeroptera, IV, With Notes. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 28(4): 179-186.
  • Needham, James G., Jay R. Traver, and Yin-Chi Hsu. 1935. The Biology of Mayflies. Comstock Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Slater, J. and Kondratieff, B.C. 2004. Review of the Mayfly Genus Cinygmula McDunnough (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) in Colorado. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77(2): 121-126.
Taxonomy
» Family Heptageniidae (March Browns, Cahills, Quill Gordons)
Genus in Heptageniidae
Afghanurus113
CinygmaWestern Light Cahills424
CinygmulaDark Red Quills41262
EcdyonurusWestern Ginger Quills319
EpeorusLittle Maryatts57348
Heptagenia1144
Ironodes13
Leucrocuta1158
Nixe00
Rhithrogena31171
StenacronLight Cahills848
StenonemaMarch Browns and Cahills66328
4 genera (Anepeorus, Macdunnoa, Raptoheptagenia, and Spinadis) aren't included.
Identification Keys
Family Range
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