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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.

Mayfly Genus Ironodes

This Western genus is closely related to Epeorus and its biology is similar. The only species recognized as important to fly anglers is Ironodes nitidus.

Specimens of the Mayfly Genus Ironodes

1 Adult
Ironodes nitidus (Slate Maroon Drake) Mayfly Adult
While relatively rare in most of western Montana, it is common in several small streams along the east side of Flathead Lake and streams on the south side of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

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References

Taxonomy
Species in Ironodes
Ironodes nitidusSlate Maroon Drake13
5 species (Ironodes arctus, Ironodes californicus, Ironodes flavipennis, Ironodes geminatus, and Ironodes lepidus) aren't included.
Genus Range
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