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Aquatic Larva - Ameletus tertius

Aquatic Larva - Ameletus tertius
Groton, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
May 2, 2006
Size: 5mm

Ameletidae: Ameletus tertius
Very nice. What once was thought to be a very rare species is often common when you go collecting this time of year. The color pattern is quite distinctive. I don't think this species has been recorded from Vermont, though it is quite common here in White Mountain National Forest. This one is just a baby, fully grown the body will be a cm or so.

Distinctive pattern
I'm having fun "playing" in the water finding quite a few different mayfly larvae and aquatic beetles and bugs. Don, thanks for identifying all of them.

It looks a little like olignuridea (or Isonichicidae) (i know i butchered the spellings). But there are some differences...i'm not sure if thats due to location or if its infact a different family

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