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A Crane Fly Like Bug - Hexagenia

A Crane Fly Like Bug - Hexagenia
Maplesville, Chilton County, Alabama, USA
June 22, 2017
Size: About 1 inch
This bug appeared to be sort of a cross between a crane fly and a dragonfly. He had large dark eyes like an Ebony Jewelwing. His abdomen was light yellow with darker bands of orange. I only saw one set of wings and they had vein patterns like a dragonfly. He had long antenna which appeared to have segments near the tips. His feet were black. Most interesting was that his abdomen was tipped with a long spear-like projection, which was about as long as his abdomen. It was cut off slightly in the photo. He was on the glass of a storm door in the photo, so the image to the right of him is actually his reflection. I was surprised he let me get so close, about 6 inches.

Moved from Mayflies.

Hi John-

I believe this female imago to be of genus Hexagenia.

Thank you.

Moved from ID Request.

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