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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.

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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Cherylkorca has attached these 5 pictures to aid in identification. The message is below.
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Cherylkorca on Feb 18, 2020February 18th, 2020, 4:17 pm EST
Hello, I did recently sampled our home water the Bitterroot river in SW Montana and I collected 2 stoneflys specimens and I know for fact one of them is Skwala nymph but the smaller one wanted to verify if is Nemoura nymph , the problem I am having is that this stone fly nymph appear to be much larger in length that my good reference book Aquatic insects by Rick Hafele shows ?
The do overlap each other i emergance time , Capnia first ( smallest of 3 ) than Nemoura and than biggest Skwala

Thank you for anyone who could help out with this nymph ID , I did include collage with adult Nemoura and hope to be a nymph in same order , but not so sure about the nymph ??
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Millcreek on Feb 19, 2020February 19th, 2020, 2:05 am EST
My guess is that it's not a Nemouridae, but a Perlodidae. The easiest way to tell the difference is to look at the mouth. If you have access to a microscope or a magnifying glass take a look at the glossae and paraglossae, they should be more or less the same size in Nemouridae. In Perlodidae the paraglossae should be much larger than the glossae.
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Leskorcala on Feb 24, 2020February 24th, 2020, 4:39 pm EST
Hello , Thank you for a great tip to distinguish two however i have bad eyes ( blind on one ) and use magnifying glass 8X but i can not see it.I did take several closeup images with my camera , perhaps I can show it to you.
I need to figure out first how to attach some images.

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