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ID request - Ephemera simulans - male

ID request - Ephemera simulans - Male
Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
June 29, 2008
Taken in the afternoon in lake country, parkland to boreal forest transition.

Brown Drake
A male imago of Ephemera simulans, a transcontinental species found in lakes and streams.

 
Ephemera simulans ID
Thank you Lloyd. When I googled Brown Drake I found a wealth of images on fly fishing pages such as
http://www.troutnut.com/specimen/541/

 
Yes...
this species (like E. guttulata and varia) is popular with fly fishers (and trout). E. simulans is now the only extant Ephemera species with a range that extends through the West. The Western species E. compar was recently declared extinct.

In lakes and larger streams/rivers where they cohabit, the emergence of simulans is followed by the emergence of even larger members of the Ephemeridae like Hexagenia limbata (throughout its range) and Hexagenia rigida (in the East/Midwest). All of these species have a reputation for bringing big trout to the surface to feed.

male Ephemera
must be IDable to sp. -- wait for an expert opinion

 
Ephemera ID
Thanks for the ID.

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