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    Squeezed between a perplexed bride and the door of her room, I started photographing the wall behind her. Of course what I was more interested in was this little critter. I photographed it while covering a wedding in Parys this weekend. Anyone have a bit more info on it please, I've never seen this colour mayfly before? In the background is a shuck. I guess this one is hot for luuuuve.

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    Last edited by BenzoV; 02-04-13 at 01:06 PM.

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    A red one?!

    Check out some of my FF pics - http://www.flickr.com/photos/30562135@N07/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeDsantos View Post
    A red one?!

    Jislaaik, I should have my monitors calibrated as it actually looks more orange to me

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    looks like of the the minnow mayflies (Baetidae) ...
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    Baetis Harrisoni
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Largie Whisperer View Post
    Baetis Harrisoni
    I agree with G, looks like a male harrisoni :-)
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    I see this mayfly I think about the nimph color
    More slender and not a stubby profile
    Where will I find this in the river the rapids or more slower water?
    Also is this a seasonal hatch for a short period of time so will I see this only next year the same time ?
    Benzo sorry for hijacking your post I just got the jitters about the glitters
    Gee thats why I like this sport

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    Burrowers
    Clingers
    Crawlers
    Swimmers
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    Gerrit
    Are you saying it is a swimmer meaningit is all over the river?

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    Baetidae are swimmers meaning they are found in faster water and yes I've seen them basically anywhere.

    Ps. I have seen the bottom three species in the Middle Vaal and reports elsewhere suggests that the Burrower jobs (a tanish Mayfly) are mainly found in the Upper Vaal.
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