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Family Baetidae - Small Minnow Mayflies

Mayfly - male Mayfly ID - Callibaetis ferrugineus 112311mayfly - Callibaetis floridanus Baetis? Callibaetis pictus?  - Callibaetis pictus speckled dun - Callibaetis ferrugineus - male Baetidae male? - Callibaetis - male Baetis bicaudatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
Suborder Pisciforma
Family Baetidae (Small Minnow Mayflies)
Numbers
133 spp. in 24 genera in our area(1), ~960 spp. in >100 genera worldwide(2)
Size
Usually less than 15 mm
Identification
Male eyes are large, turban-shaped, and divided into two parts; hind wings very small to absent.
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)(2)