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Small insect to ID

Small insect to ID
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
February 19, 2005
Size: 3/8 ths of an inch
This was on the outside of the window. Small and slim, brown in color, had long wings but didn't try to fly.

from Lloyd Gonzales:
"I don’t think this is a nemourid. The lower left member of the forewing “X” looks like it could be a photographic artifact and not a cross vein. The curved line extending from the rear of the wings looks like a cercus. Most nemourids have one-segmented cerci that would not be visible. The other cercus could be missing or perhaps just out of focus due to depth-of-field issues (like the specimen’s left antenna). Most conclusively, however, nemourids usually have 5 or more cross veins in the cubital field. I believe this is probably a capniid."

Moved from Spring Stoneflies.

Moved from Stoneflies.

Check out the guide page here.

This is probably one of the winter stoneflies, which includes two families.

This may be in the Nemouridae - apparently the X-shaped wing veins about 2/3 of the way to the tip are a reliable mark for this family. There is a brief reference to this mark here and it is visible in photos of a British specimen here.

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