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Female Cinygmula ramaleyi (Small Western Gordon Quill) Mayfly Dun Pictures

This dun is almost certainly of the same species as this nymph, as it hatched in my cooler from a nearly identical nymph.

This mayfly was collected from Nome Creek in Alaska on July 10th, 2011 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 13th, 2011.

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Cinygmula Dun
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Posted by Entoman on Jul 15, 2011
Last reply on Jul 17, 2011 by Entoman
Jason -

Looks like a female Cinygmula ramaleyi sub to me (one of many Little Western Red Quills). The other common Western species are larger and/or have different colored/patterned wings. While only three are common (if that word can be used), there are nine species currently listed with a NW distribution, but I don't know about AK. I guess it remains possible to be one of the less common species that may have virtually identical morphology and color.


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Female Cinygmula ramaleyi (Small Western Gordon Quill) Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: Nome Creek, Alaska
Date: July 10th, 2011
Added to site: July 13th, 2011
Author: Troutnut
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