Stenonema vicarium [March Brown]

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catskilljohn
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Stenonema vicarium [March Brown]

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Family: Heptageniidae (hep-tuh-gene-uh-day)
Genus: Stenonema (sten-o-nee-ma)
Species: vicarium (vy-carry-um)


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A very distinctive looking mayfly with the heavy mottling on the duns wings, even the spinner carries some of the markings. These dont hatch in huge numbers all at once, but sporatically all day. A big, robust mayfly, and if I do say so myself, one of the prettiest ones. CJ
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David Roberts
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Re: Stenonema vicarium [March Brown]

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Does any one know why some of the older Eastern patterns used orange heads?
David

redietz
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Re: Stenonema vicarium [March Brown]

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David Roberts wrote:Does any one know why some of the older Eastern patterns used orange heads?
David
Take a look at the color in front of the wing on the spinner. There's a wide range of colors on the naturals (the Gray Fox is really just a color variant of the MB) but many of them are distinctly orange-ish near the front.

The English patterns we copied from were all tied with orange thread.

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