Checklist of mayflies (Order Ephemeroptera, Class Hexapoda, Phylum Arthropoda, Kingdom Animalia)
that have been reported from Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 10 February 2011)


Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island’s mayflies.

Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.



Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Baetidae Acerpenna pygmaea (Hagen) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 46., “Duck Brook”) as Baetis pygmaeus
Baetidae Baetis pluto McDunnough ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 46., “Duck Brook”)
Baetidae Callibaetis ferrugineus ssp. ferrugineus (Walsh) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 46.) as Callibaetis ferrugineus
Baetidae Callibaetis ferrugineus ssp. hageni (Walsh) / Eaton ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 46., “The Tarn”, “Great Heath”1) as Callibaetis americana and Callibaetis hageni
Baetidae Callibaetis fluctuans (Walsh) ? town not given: Procter (1946, p. 46.)
Baetidae Procloeon rubropictum (McDunnough) ? Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 46., “Echo Lake”) as Cloeon rubropictum
Caenidae Caenis amica Hagen ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 46., “Great Heath”1)
Ephemerellidae Ephemerella dorothea ssp. dorothea (Needham) ? town not given: Procter (1946, p. 45.)
Ephemerellidae Eurylophella funeralis (McDunnough) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Witches Hole”) as Ephemerella funeralis
Ephemerellidae Eurylophella temporalis (McDunnough) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Duck Brook”, “Hulls Cove”) as Ephemerella temporalis
Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Echo Lake”) as Ephemerella temporalis
Ephemerellidae Serratella deficiens (Morgan) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Duck Brook”)
Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Ripple Pond outlet”) as Ephemerella deficiens
Ephemeridae Ephemera simulans Walker ? Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 44., “Echo Lake”)
Heptageniidae Epeorus fragilis (Morgan) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 47., “Hulls Cove Brook”) as Iron fragilis
Heptageniidae Epeorus pleuralis (Banks) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 47.) as Iron pleuralis
Heptageniidae Epeorus vitreus (Walker) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 47., “Duck Brook”) as Iron vitrea
Heptageniidae Leucrocuta hebe (McDunnough) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 47., “Duck Brook”) as Heptagenia hebe
Heptageniidae Maccaffertium mediopunctatum ssp. mediopunctatum (McDunnough) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 47., “Duck Brook”) as Stenonema mediopunctatum
Heptageniidae Maccaffertium modestum (Banks) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 47., “Duck Brook”) as Stenonema rubromaculatum and Stenonema rubrum
Heptageniidae Maccaffertium vicarium (Walker) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 47.) as Stenonema fuscum
Heptageniidae Stenacron interpunctatum (Say) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 47., “Eagle Lake”) as Stenonema canadense and Stenonema interpunctata
Heptageniidae Stenonema femoratum (Say) ? town not given: Procter (1946, p. 47.) as Stenonema tripunctatum
Leptophlebiidae Choroterpes basalis (Banks) ? Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 45.)
Leptophlebiidae Habrophlebia vibrans Needham ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Duck Brook”)
Leptophlebiidae Habrophlebiodes americana (Banks) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Duck Brook”)
Leptophlebiidae Leptophlebia cupida (Say) ? Tremont: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Bald Mt.”) as Leptolebia cupidus
Leptophlebiidae Leptophlebia johnsoni McDunnough ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 45.) as Leptolebia johnsoni
Leptophlebiidae Leptophlebia nebulosa (Walker) ? town not given: Procter (1946, p. 45., “record of capture lost”) as Leptolebia nebulosis
Leptophlebiidae Paraleptophlebia debilis (Walker) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Great Heath”1)
Leptophlebiidae Paraleptophlebia mollis (Eaton) ? town?: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Duck Pond”)
Leptophlebiidae Paraleptophlebia volitans (McDunnough) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 45., “Duck Brook”)
Mount Desert: Proctor (1946, p. 45., “Echo Lake”, “Ripple Pond outlet”)
Siphlonuridae
Ameletus ludens Needham ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 46., a question mark was added after this entry)
Siphlonuridae Siphlonurus mirus (Eaton) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 46., “Green Mt.” [now called Cadillac Mountain])
Siphlonuridae Siphlonurus quebecensis (Provancher) ? town not given: Procter (1946, p. 46.)
Siphlonuridae Siphlonurus typicus (Eaton) ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 46.)


Note:
   1The “Great Heath” in Procter (1946) is the area near Northeast Creek, not the heath in the southern portion of Southwest Harbor.


Source:
   Procter, William. 1946. Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region, Part VII. Philadelphia: Wistar Institute.