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Observed: 2nd May 2010 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrates

Sorry not a very clear photograph but can it be identified. It landed on a walking pole while we rested in a limestone river valley at Inchnadampt

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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2000 Ephemeroptera species known as mayflies part of clade Uniramia including silverfish and dragonflies with the ability to fold wings back over their abdomen. Aquatic having a nymph stage


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I think you may have

I think you may have misunderstood your sources, Alladell.

Uniramia includes all the insects, centipedes and millipedes.

Ephemeroptera (mayflies) is one of 32 Orders of insects.

Silverfish are in a different Order of insects (Thysanura), they do not have an aquatic stage, and they are wingless.

Dragonflies (as opposed to damselflies) do not fold their wings back, but hold them out to the side. Both groups are in the Order Odonata. (The set of the wings at rest is the easiest way to tell a dragon from a damsel.)



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