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Black mayfly

Atalophlebia sp.


Body approximately 18mm with long cerci. Black and glossy.


On underside of unknown leaf above a flowing stream.


Mayflies (males) don't live for very long after they leave the water to mate...

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Thanks for confirming Martin. I'll have a good read about them later.

MartinL 8 years ago

It is a mayfly. It maybee =) missing a leg? They have either two or three cerci.

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 8, 2013
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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