British Insects: the Genera of Ephemeroptera


L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Ephemerella Walsh

Imago. The compound eyes rounded.

Wings fringed only in sub-imagines. Fore-wings with veins M1 and Cu1 sub-parallel basally; with R5 and R4 joined basally. Hind-wings present. The hind-wing costa smoothly curved. Hind tarsi with 4 moveable segments.

The abdomen with three tails. The lobes of the penis without recurved appendages.

Nymph. Gills mostly lying on the upper surface of the abdomen; not fringed with filaments on both sides.

Classification. Superfamily Baetoidea. Family Ephemerellidae.

British representation. 2 species; E. ignita (Blue Winged Olive or B.W.O. Dun and male Spinner, Sherry Spinner female), and E. notata (Yellow Evening Dun and Spinners).

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Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the genera of Ephemeroptera. Version: 29th December 2011.’.