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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

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Genus Ephemera

Mayfly - Ephemera varia Mayfly - Ephemera simulans Mayfly - Ephemera simulans Common Burrower Mayfly - Ephemera simulans May Fly (?) - Ephemera simulans Ephemera guttalata - Ephemera guttulata ID request of a mayfly - Ephemera simulans mayfly - Ephemera blanda
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
Suborder Furcatergalia
Infraorder Scapphodonta
Superfamily Ephemeroidea
Family Ephemeridae (Common Burrower Mayflies)
Genus Ephemera
Explanation of Names
Ephemera Linnaeus 1758
Numbers
6 spp. in our area(1), >50 total(2)
Identification
E. guttulata: terminal filaments (tails) dark
E. varia: hind wing spotless, abdomen lighter
E. blanda: three spots on the forewing, none on the hind wing, abdominal terga whitish
Range
holarctic & Oriental, most diverse in Asia(2)