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Family Baetidae - Small Minnow Mayflies

Callibaetis sp. - Callibaetis Baetidae, genus Baetis - Baetis Baetidae, genus Baetis - Baetis Small Minnow Mayfly - Callibaetis floridanus - female Callibaetis sp., maybe pretiosus?  AND TWO HOURS LATER A MIRACLE OCCURRED! - Callibaetis pretiosus Baetid subimago - Cloeon dipterum - female Baetis alius Mayfly at porchlight  - Callibaetis fluctuans
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)