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Mayfly in the fall - Paraleptophlebia praepedita

Mayfly in the fall - Paraleptophlebia praepedita
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
September 23, 2017
There is a shallow pond in the Boston Public Gardens and many of these mayflies appeared to originate from that pond.

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Paraleptophlebia praepedita
Hi hallockk-

I believe this female imago to be Paraleptophlebia praepedita.

There seems to be few pictures of these on the site, any particular reason why?

Well, my belief is,
as a general rule, the more mayfly species there are in a genus, the less likely a photo will be able to be reliably identified to species level, so it is more likely to end up only being identified to genus level.

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