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Which USA State has the most the most recorded Mayflies (162 species)

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Subspecies = Another case of lumpers vs. splitters, Joel. Generally one finds greater diversity where there is the greatest diversity of habitat types (aquatic ones in this case). Florida has very limited habitat diversity so I'd guess it has fewer species.

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To be fair, it may need stating that Mayfly Central currently lists (649) species of mayflies found in N. America, only (9) of which have recognized subspecies:

Anthopotamus neglectus disjunctus
Anthopotamus neglectus neglectus

Caenis diminuta diminuta

Callibaetis ferrugineus ferrugineus
Callibaetis ferrugineus hageni

Drunella grandis flavitincta
Drunella grandis grandis
Drunella grandis ingens

Ephemerella dorothea dorothea
Ephemerella dorothea infrequens

Maccaffertium mediopunctatum arwini
Maccaffertium mediopunctatum mediopunctatum

Maccaffertium mexicanum integrum
Maccaffertium mexicanum mexicanum

Maccaffertium terminatum placitum
Maccaffertium terminatum terminatum

Timpanoga hecuba hecuba
Timpanoga hecuba pacifica

 

http://www.flyfishingentomology.com/Mayfly%20Species%20Distribution%20Maps.htm

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Wish my memory was better, but I recall seeing a picture of weather radar that had a mayfly hatch so massive that it showed up on the radar. Need to see if I can Google it. Was very impressive.

Here it is with several items in response to the search:

https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=mayfly+hatch+on+radar&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

 

That is a lot of bugs! Casting a fly would be useless. Can you imagine the competition that would work against your fly?

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