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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives
Baetis

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.

Dorsal view of a Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Male Eurylophella temporalis (Chocolate Dun) Mayfly Dun Pictures

I found this specimen along with a female on the surface in the shallows of a long flat in a warm-water smallmouth bass stream, during the middle of the afternoon. There were quite a few of them on the water throughout the day, but not enough to interest trout, especially since the nearest trout were several miles away in different rivers. I held on to this one for a few days hoping it would molt into a spinner for a better chance at a positive species ID, and it finally did, so this same individual is listed as a separate specimen as a spinner.

Lateral view of a Male Eurylophella temporalis (Ephemerellidae) (Chocolate Dun) Mayfly Dun from the West Fork of the Chippewa River in Wisconsin
Dorsal view of a Male Eurylophella temporalis (Ephemerellidae) (Chocolate Dun) Mayfly Dun from the West Fork of the Chippewa River in Wisconsin
Ventral view of a Male Eurylophella temporalis (Ephemerellidae) (Chocolate Dun) Mayfly Dun from the West Fork of the Chippewa River in Wisconsin
Ruler view of a Male Eurylophella temporalis (Ephemerellidae) (Chocolate Dun) Mayfly Dun from the West Fork of the Chippewa River in Wisconsin The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.

This mayfly was collected from the West Fork of the Chippewa River in Wisconsin on June 21st, 2021 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 24th, 2021.


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Male Eurylophella temporalis (Chocolate Dun) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: West Fork of the Chippewa River, Wisconsin
Date: June 21st, 2021
Added to site: June 24th, 2021
Author: Troutnut
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