Mayflies in a hurry

I guess when you live the short life of an Ephemeroptera, you don't want to waste any time getting started.

Check out this video of mayfly eggs hatching within a minute after being laid - courtesy of the Stroud Water Research Center, video credit David H. Funk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtXX9J7iZQA

They're not all as fast as this species, Cloeon cognatum. It's more common for mayflies to take weeks or months to hatch from egg to larval stage.

Posted by jerry2000 jerry2000, August 05, 2014 21:10

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