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Mayfly (Choroterpes salamannai)


6 legs. Ca. 1cm in length. 2 large wings...


Mountains near Gibraltor in a Mediterranean Shrubland Biome. Found on a friend's wall.

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anne yen
anne yen 7 years ago

Cool! I think it has something to do with their sensitivity to pollutants in and around water bodies. So the more mayflies you see, the better the condition of the fresh water body. They spend their young lives in the water. Very graceful insects, with a cool order name of Ephemeroptera, quite ephemeral indeed!

BennyV_ 7 years ago

Thanks guys! I'll do some indepth research into how and why they are an indicator species for water quality.

anne yen
anne yen 7 years ago

Mayflies are cool. i think they only live for 24 hrs or something. indicator of good water quality.

Yasser 7 years ago

I was going to guess possible mayfly too.

anne yen
anne yen 7 years ago

Pretty sure this is some kind of mayfly.

Monda, Andalucía, Spain

Lat: 36.63, Long: -4.83

Spotted on Apr 28, 2010
Submitted on Apr 28, 2010

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