Subject: Please Identify
Geographic location of the bug: Lake Chelan, WA
Time: 12:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Approximately 2″ from antennae to end of “stinger.” Yellow. Still for hours. On shady side of pole. Both big and little lacey wings.
How you want your letter signed: Thanks, Beatrice
This is a Mayfly in the insect order Ephemeroptera, a group that does not feed as adults. They are short lived and because they often appear in great numbers, they are an important food source for fish, birds and other insects.