Mayfly (Hexagenia sp.)

A mayfly (Hexagenia sp.) was spotted near the Potomac River at Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female subimago.

Editor’s Note: Special thanks to several members of the BugGuide Facebook group for help in identifying my unknown aquatic insect.

[This is] a female subimago. The males have larger eyes, and the opaqueness of the wings indicates that it is a subimago. Source Credit: Sharon Moorman, BugGuide Facebook group.

Copyright © 2017 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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3 Responses to “Mayfly (Hexagenia sp.)”

  1. Pete Hillman Says:

    Beautiful captures, Walter! I do enjoy seeing mayflies.

    • waltersanford Says:

      Thanks, Pete! This is the first mayfly I’ve seen. With apologies for not replying to your recent comment(s) — I’ve been on travel for nearly a week and had limited access to the Internet. Just starting to settle in at home.

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