Life Cycle: incomplete
Three Life Stages: egg, nymph, adult cycle which includes 2 phases: dun and spinner
Swimmer Mayfly Group
Antennae: two long antennae
Abdomen: 10 segments
Wings: wing pads
Gills: top and sides of abdomen
Tails: three of equal length
Legs: 6 with one sharp claw on each
Body Colors: mottled brown-tannish olive
Mobility: very agile, crawl about weed beds in short bursts of speed when hatching
Hook Size: 12-16
Found in still and slow-moving weedy waters.
Wings: 2 sets, highly mottled wings are semi-transparent, small hind wings
Body Colors: top is brownish olive to gray; bottom, light tan to olive
Mobility: after emergence quickly flies off to streamside foliage
Hook Size: 12-18
Wings: 2 sets including small hind wings (plastic like), clear, less mottled than dun
Body Colors: top, gray or brown; bottom, light shade of top color
Hook Size: 12-18 (14-16 most Common)
Males die shortly after mating, females wait for about 5 days before laying eggs, then die.
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