Troutnut on Jul 19, 2011July 19th, 2011, 12:47 am EDT
Here's a little teaser from a few photos I'll be putting up soon. I thought it would be fun to see if people can figure out the genus & species of this critter.
It might be really easy or really tricky, I'm not sure, and I can't judge because I already know what it is. You can clearly see everything you need to identify it to species, but the weird perspective might make it challenging.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Shawnny3 on Jul 19, 2011July 19th, 2011, 3:15 am EDT
Those of you familiar with my bug ID skills will know that this is just a hunch, but my immediate guess was March Brown, which I thought was Stenacron (my ID skills being matched by my knowledge of the Latin names for my IDs). After looking at Jason's database, though, I see that that constitutes two different guesses. So I guess I get two guesses.
P.S. I love the way the photo is shot, with the mysterious backlighting, like we're trying to guess the secret identity of a government witness. That's why I had to hazard a guess - too cool.