( Baetidae )



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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Baetidae
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Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Pisciforma
Order:Ephemeroptera
Family:Baetidae
Taxon Code:EPH01546
ITIS/TSN:100755

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
University of California Santa Cruz, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Street Extension, Santa Cruz
County:Santa Cruz County
ECI Site#:CA44150000

RECOGNITION
Description
Most species have long oval forewings with very few cross veins but the hindwings are usually very small or even absent. Male eyes are large, turban-shaped, and divided into two parts; hind wings very small to absent.
Body Length
Adults: Rarely more than 10 mm.
Diversity
America, north of Mexico: 133 Species in 24 genera in our area. Worldwide: About 960 species in more than 100 genera.

BIOLOGY
Food
Nymphs feed mainly on algae. Adults do not feed.
Habitat
Baetids breed in a wide range of waters from lakes and streams to ditches and even water butts. The nymphs are strong swimmers.
Distribution
Worldwide and throughout North America.
Diversity
America, north of Mexico: 133 Species in 24 genera in our area. Worldwide: About 960 species in more than 100 genera.

CREDITS
Photographer
Dennis Baumsteiger
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Family Baetidae - Small Minnow Mayflies. (bugguide.net/node/view/9042). Accessed January 21, 2017. .
ITIS.
Baetidae. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baetidae). Accessed January 21, 2017.
Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of the Far Western United States. Part 3: California. M. D. Meyer and W. P. McCafferty. Transactions of the American Entomological Society (1890-), Vol. 134, No. 3/4 (Sep.- Dec., 2008), pp. 337-430.


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