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Mayfly (Ephemera vulgata)

Observed: 31st May 2009 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in Invertebrates
Mayfly Ephemeroptera  (Ephemera vulgata)
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chrisbrooks's picture

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The spotted wings and the dark triangles on the upper abdomen are characteristic of this species of mayfly.

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Thanks Chris,
Using your suggested ID, I have put up links to the other 2 Ephemera re. the British list

The two sites below show it as depicted, as do all iSpot obs,
EoL
NatureSpot

For comparison:

Ephemera danica


Ephemera lineata

Have a good day,

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Excellent links Mick, now I've looked at them I'm quite happy this is vulgata. Regards Chris