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MAYFLY?   - Callibaetis ferrugineus

MAYFLY? - Callibaetis ferrugineus
Greenville, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
September 15, 2008
This is a tiny insect. I came across it clinging to the wire fence in my yard. I thought this time of year was past for Mayflies? Species?
Marcia

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MAYFLY?   - Callibaetis ferrugineus MAYFLY?   - Callibaetis ferrugineus

Moved
Moved from Callibaetis.

Callibaetis
This is probably C. ferrugineus ferrugineus.

Lovely shots, Marcia
This is a female Callibaetis imago. On some waters, mayflies (especially baetids) can be found nearly year-round, but the greatest numbers and variety of species are usually found in May and June in the Northeast. Callibaetis mayflies are often multi-brooded (more than one generation per year in all but the coldest climes). They are typically pond and lake dwellers, although populations are also found in the slower sections of some streams and rivers.

 
Lovely shots, Marcia
Thank you Lloyd. I had to bend over the top of the fence and line the Mayfly up as best I could. Many thanks for the ID and all the information. I am relatively new to this site and to insect ID, I appreciate your comments very much.

Marcia

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