Summary 2

Mayflies (also known as Canadian soldiers in the United States, or shadflies or fishflies in Canada and Michigan; also up-winged flies in the United Kingdom ) are aquatic insects belonging to the order Ephemeroptera. This order is part of an ancient group of insects termed the Palaeoptera, which also contains dragonflies and damselflies. Over 3,000 species of mayfly are known worldwide, grouped into over 400 genera in 42 families.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) This Photo was taken by Böhringer Friedrich., some rights reserved (CC BY-SA),,_Ephemeroptera.JPG
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA),

More Info

iNat Map