Ephemera compar Hagen, 1875

Colorado burrowing mayfly


Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Recently extinct according to:



Foothills, Colorado, USA












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


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