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From: Editorial Staff

Date: 27-08-2021 20:15:42



I found this specimen in the Graian Alps middle of August. I was fishing on a beautiful alpine stream, over 1000 m. above sea level. There were hundreds of mayflies in the air, big red spinners, that probably were Ecdyonurus venosus, but this was looked different.


From: Editorial Staff

Date: 27-08-2021 20:16:24



On a rock, there was this one. A little smaller than the mayfly in the air and a bit washed out in colour.


From: Editorial Staff

Date: 27-08-2021 20:25:11



The turban eyes were dark gray. There seemed to be a tiny faint lighter band at the base.


From: Editorial Staff

Date: 27-08-2021 20:26:56



The wings were transparent, darker in the upper Costa section


From: Editorial Staff

Date: 27-08-2021 20:28:21



I took it home but could not take a better picture as the next day it was dead and a bit dried out. Definitely genus Ecdyonurs, by the shape of genitalia it might have been E.alpinus. Anyone with a better guess?



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