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  Photographer: Paul Zborowski


Class: Insecta
Phylum: Arthropoda
Order: Ephemeroptera

Medium-sized with an average wingspan of 15mm. The only insects with both a middle tail filament and wings. Found around freshwater streams and ponds. Aquatic nymphs feed on floating organic matter or algae. Short-lived adults never eat. Predators include other insects, spiders, fish, crustaceans, birds and frogs.