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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Which USA State has the most the most recorded Mayflies (162 species)
Posted 09 April 2016 - 07:51 PM
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 09:43 AM
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
Posted 13 April 2016 - 02:54 PM
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:
That is a lot of bugs! Casting a fly would be useless. Can you imagine the competition that would work against your fly?
So much water, so little time!
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