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Mayfly - Paraleptophlebia - female

Mayfly - Paraleptophlebia - Female
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, HQ area, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
November 20, 2011
I can't place what this is.
Maybe 15 mm overall length as I recall, size recall is strange after looking through 2-3X magnification.
On a redwood post, if flittered over the mosses, and then into the sedge/grass field.

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Mayfly - Paraleptophlebia - female Mayfly - Paraleptophlebia - female Mayfly - Paraleptophlebia - female

Moved from Mayflies.


Very nice photos. It's a female subimago of genus Paraleptophlebia.

Thank You!
I've updated the three photos to reflect Female Mayfly.

Moved from ID Request.

Mayfly Someone else should be able to narrow it down more.

So much.....
So much for it being a "May Fly", Ca. seems to be in a contest with Virginia to see who gets the December one, and has all 12 months filled in.
Thanks for the ID, with that head I wast sure it was a fly.