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The mayfly's lifecycle: a fascinating, fleeting story » celebrating the mayfly. Celebrating the mayfly Image: © John Slader Mayfly. Commended...
Mayflys lifecycle fascinating fleeting story - expeditionOnce mated she will fall, spent, onto the water surface and die, with her wings flat on the surface, where fish pick them off at their leisure. When it is time to emerge, the nymphs make their way to the surface where they pull themselves free of their nymphal shuck and emerge as a sub-imago. After copulation, the male releases the female, which then descends to the surface of the water where she lays her eggs. This protein rich food stuff is an important part of their diet. Ironically, what is seen as a nuisance in America is seen as a gift in Africa. Enter your comment here... Flies of the Mayfly family Baetidae pull themselves under the water to attach their eggs directly to the bed before being drowned by the current.