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Old 07-24-2005, 10:58 PM
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Default Part of Mayfly Lifecycle . . .

Hello all:

Now that I'm a bit more settled in to Sandpoint and work, I've been looking for a way to contribute. The opportunity came this afternoon. My two year old son was in the back yard and said, "Yookie Daddy, Bug!"

I went over and saw a large beautiful mayfly. For those of you with more of the scientific/entomological eye, you might be able to identify the specific type and male/female. Anyway . . .

Wonder of wonders, the thing began to "molt" (is that what we call it when an adult re-hatches??? Help!) in my hand. I caught it on my little digitial camera. My apologies upfront for the less than sharp and clean pictures. It was hard to tell exactly what I was focused on (my hand more often than not it turns out). But the pics give a person enough detail to chart the progress of what this mayfly did before the eyes of my whole family!

At the end, my son said "Coo Daddy!" Music to my ears ;o)!

Others of you may wish to add comments on the progression of the pics and other general information regarding stage of the lifecycle that we are seeing here with this mayfly. Also, it brings up a suggestion.

I'm not seeing a forum dedicated to entomology. It may be included elsewhere on the site, but it might be helpful for "buggy folks" to have a place for pics and information that leads to more informed tying. Just a thought.

P.S. Don't worry Steve, when I get a chance to break in the G Loomis I will definitely post the pics.

Thanks,

TJ

(Another Post has the sixth and perhaps cleanest final pic). Steve, Mike, organize them how you will and let me know if you need/want slightly bigger pics -- the quality is a little less with the bigger sizes due to lack of focus).
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Here's the sixth pic.

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Looks like a female Hexagenia to me.

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Hi TJ ... Glad you are back. No question about it, these pics depict dead bugs ... I'll bet it takes a bunch to make a meal especially if cooked on the Barbe.

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