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Pteronarcys californica

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Stenonema femoratum (Cream Cahill) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

This mayfly was collected from Mongaup Creek in New York on May 6th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 18th, 2007.

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Not Stenonema femoratum
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Posted by Dewalt on Jun 12, 2013
Last reply on Jun 12, 2013 by Entoman
Only Stenonema left in North America (after taxonomic revision) is S. femoratum. The underside of the abdomen has rows of roundish dark spots at the lateral margins. This one does not.
Finally my "Stenonema" section isn't empty
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Posted by Troutnut on May 18, 2007
Last reply on May 20, 2007 by Troutnut
I've been looking for one of these for a while. After I realized that everything I was calling Stenonema had been renamed to Maccaffertium, the section for this once-popular genus was empty. Now with this one from a small stream in the Catskills I'm pretty sure I've got an actual Stenonema again.

I would welcome a verification from those of you with more entomological training, but it looks right to me.

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Stenonema femoratum (Cream Cahill) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

Collection details
Location: Mongaup Creek, New York
Date: May 6th, 2007
Added to site: May 18th, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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