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    Default Identification anyone?

    I saw one of these guys yesterday and another again today. Roughly around 11:30ish EST. Anyone have ideas on this one?









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    When in doubt troutnut!
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    Oh, of course that is the rare Ephemerella ihavenoclueus, I thought they usually hatched a bit later in the day...

    But in all seriousness, the very white belly of that insect is interesting, as well as the abbreviated tails. Keep us posted!
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    What a cool looking mayfly! Now... Which one could it be???

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    Around here, there's 2 (mostly) white flies in August.
    Tricos, which are black/white and smaller, and the very abundant white miller.
    I'm guessing that's a white miller (white fly) spinner.
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    Calibeatis.

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    My entomology skill-set is obviously not as good as many, but I don't believe this is Ephron Luekon aka White Fly. I'm very familiar with those, having fished the hatch a couple of weeks ago. Those are larger than the photos I've posted here. White Flies in my area are somewhere between 12 and 14 bodies with very long tails.

    I also don't think this is a Trico, the body on this was almost a chalky white, and had a little grey to it. What was interesting is there was no hind wing, just the two. Also note the mottle only on the front of the wing. I'd guess this guy to be maybe a size 18 hook size. It was definitely smaller than the dime which may not come across in the photo all that well.

    I was thinking maybe some species of Baetis Cochise. Good guess as any so far with the call on Calibaetis.

    I'm still clueless on what it is, but it's pretty cool and thought I'd share. I suspect it to be coming from the Ohio River.
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    Might be a tough ID using traditional "fly fishing" resources... I'm at a loss and thinking it is probably a warmwater mayfly species (possibly lake-dwelling).

    Might need to find a serious (comprehensive) entomology resource to ID this little guy - not the coldwater/fly-fishing resources that most of us are used to.

    Callibaetis (sp?) would be my closest guess as well, but my gut tells me we're off base in that assumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Around here, there's 2 (mostly) white flies in August.
    Tricos, which are black/white and smaller, and the very abundant white miller.
    I'm guessing that's a white miller (white fly) spinner.
    I'm going along with Rip...BTW a White Miller is not an Ephoron...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuronRiverDan View Post

    ...BTW a White Miller is not an Ephoron...

    Dan
    I agree, the White Miller is not even a mayfly, correct? Isn't it a fly that looks very much like a caddisfly (even though its classified as a "moth")?

    Ephorons are much larger than the fly pictured, and have three tails.
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