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.
Troutnut on Apr 6, 2007April 6th, 2007, 4:42 pm EDT
Thanks for the ID. I believe the exuvia actually was attached, but I don't even remember seeing it on the specimen, so I've got to go by the same pictures you're seeing. I do know that with the way I was moving and sorting these guys around, it's unlikely that a piece of light unattached debris would have just settled on the case like that.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Beachvid on Apr 10, 2007April 10th, 2007, 2:01 am EDT
For the past few days I have studied your images on the new insects. They are very helpful to me and should be helpful to any avid angler.
I am very impressed with your work (and work it is) and just wanted to say so.