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Family: Leptophlebiidae


A small insect with a wing span of about 10 mm. Its front legs were held out in front like antennae. A small head supported two large close-set brown cup-shaped eyes. The wings were clear and the slim abdomen had two long thin cerci which the insect waved around persistently.


Spotted under bright lights near an underground stream.


I am yet to work out the exact ID for this mayfly with fascinating eyes. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoveryce... The nymphs of these insects are aquatic. Adults have a life span of a few hours to a couple of days, hence included in the Order Ephemeroptera - ephemeral lives ! Order: Ephemeroptera

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

My pleasure & thanks -I am honoured Martin. You must be busy building your web site - must have a look again when it is quieter here.

MartinL 3 years ago

I have used your photo
Thanks Leuba

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Feb 28, 2014
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014

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