Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order EPHEMEROPTERA

Family BAETIDAE

(Small Minnow Mayflies)

Small Minnow Mayfly naiads of this large family (147 NA spp) are found in warm waters and some can tolerate polluted waters. They have two caudal filaments; hind wings are reduced, sometimes absent. Wisconsin genera include--Acentrella(2), Acerpenna(2), Baetis(8), Callibaetis(2), Centroptilum(1), Diphetor(1), Heterocloeon(1), Labiobaetis(3), Paracloeodes(1), Procloeon(5).


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