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Family Polymitarcyidae - Pale Burrower Mayflies

Mayfly (in August)  - Ephoron leukon - female Moths and larve? - Ephoron album Adult Male Tortopus sp. (Ephemeroptera:Polymitarcyidae) - Tortopus - male what kind of insect is this?? - Ephoron Polymitarcyidae (Pale Burrower Mayfly) - Tortopsis primus - female Pale burrower mayfly Pale burrower mayfly Tortopsis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
Suborder Furcatergalia
Infraorder Scapphodonta
Superfamily Ephemeroidea
Family Polymitarcyidae (Pale Burrower Mayflies)
Numbers
6 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1), ~90 spp. in 7 genera total(2)
Identification
Similar to Ephemeridae, but nymphal mandibular tusks have spines on the top surface and are not curved upward; the ventral apex of the hind tibia rounded, not pointed
Range
all continents except Australia, by far most diverse in the Neotropics(1)(2)
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