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Black & White Mayfly Nymph - Rhithrogena

Black & White Mayfly Nymph - Rhithrogena
Georgia, USA
April 24, 2014
Size: 1/4"
I found this in a small mountain trout stream in North Georgia. Any ideas on id? Thanks

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Rhithrogena
Hi Allen-

Yes, it is surely a Heptageniid, and I believe it to be of genus Rhithrogena. Although probably not the same species of Rhithrogena as yours, this one has much the same light/dark dorsal coloration pattern as yours does.

Incidentally, when you posted the image on Troutnut in early May, Luke Jacobus (the new steward of Mayfly Central) commented as follows: Beautiful. This looks to me like some freshly molted Rhithrogena that I've seen from the SE. The spots on the femora aren't as prominent as usual, but I think I can make them out.

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pls make sure to fill in location data
neat one.