Ephemera compar Hagen, 1875

Colorado burrowing mayfly


Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1873 (Hagen, 1875)

Rediscovered in 2015 or before



Foothills, Colorado, USA & Alberta, Canada


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hagen, Hermann August. (1875). Report of the Pseudo-Neuroptera and Neuroptera collected by Lieut. W. L. Carpenter in 1873 in Colorado, pp. 571-606. In: Haden, V. F. (ed.). Annual Report on the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, embracing Colorado, being a report of progress of the explorations for the year 1873.


Other references:

Edmunds jnr., George F. and McCafferty, W. P. (1984). Ephemera compar: an obscure Colorado burrowing mayfly (Ephemeroptera: Ephemeridae). Entomological News 95(5): 186-188.

McCafferty, W.P. 1975. The burrowing mayflies of the United States (Ephemeroptera: Ephemeroidea). Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 101: 447-503.

McCafferty, W. P. 1994. Distributional and classificatory supplement to the burrowing mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Ephemeroidea) of the United States. Entomological News 105 (January and February, 1994):1-13.

McCafferty, W.P. 1996. The Ephemeroptera species of North America and index to the complete nomenclature. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 112(1):1-54.

McCafferty, W. P. (2001). Status of some historically unfamiliar American mayflies (Ephemeroptera). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 77(3): 210-218.

McCafferty, W. P., R. S. Durfee, and B. C. Kondratieff. 1993. Colorado mayflies (Ephemeroptera): an annotated inventory. The Southwestern Nautralist 38(3):252-74.

Purdue University Department of Entomology (W.P. McCafferty ed.) 1995. Mayfly Central- The Mayflies of North America. Continual updates available at: /


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