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Mayfly Nymph (Order Ephemeroptera) - Siphlonurus sp. Nymphs have lateral, plate-like gills on their abdomen. There were TONS of these nymphs in the water today.<br />
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Habitat: Woodland pond; I used an aquatic net to scoop this nymph out of the water and took the photo in a sampling tray. Ephemeroptera,Geotagged,Siphlonurus,Spring,United States,larva,mayfly,nymph Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mayfly Nymph (Order Ephemeroptera) - Siphlonurus sp.

Nymphs have lateral, plate-like gills on their abdomen. There were TONS of these nymphs in the water today.

Habitat: Woodland pond; I used an aquatic net to scoop this nymph out of the water and took the photo in a sampling tray.

    comments (5)

  1. How lovely! The "vains" in the gills are so beautiful. Posted one year ago
    1. Oh, and it's soooo cool to watch them swim around. They "flutter" their gills in such a neat way. Posted one year ago
      1. This whole video is pretty awesome, but it shows a mayfly larva in the beginning:
        Posted one year ago
        1. haha that 2nd one cracks me up. Love this video! Posted one year ago
          1. Haha, yes - that stonefly looks like an excited puppy. Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Apr 25, 2020. Captured Apr 24, 2020 21:11 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
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  • ISO100
  • 100mm