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Synonyms for mayfly

slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days

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My favorite mayflies, the hexagenias, are like giant moths, nutritious enough to entice every trout in a stream - even the big carnivores - to rise ravenously.
I recall the time when I was filming on Llyn Tegid near Bala in North Wales when I saw a hatch of mayflies which was so intense that I just could not believe my eyes.
And why is it good that there are mayflies in Massachusetts?
For example, the researchers' analysis indicates that mountain lakes within the Adirondacks, Poconos and Catskills may have lost 69 percent of their leeches, 45 percent of their insects (especially mayflies, dragonflies and damselflies), 50 percent of their mollusks (such as clams), 18 percent of their crustaceans (such as crayfish) and 25 to 30 percent of their algae.
Turkey, trout, mayflies, bass, landlocks, shad, stripers, blues, haddock, cod, mackerel, squid, migrating birds, wildflowers, whales - for sportsmen, paradise is here and now.
Without large, clean wetland areas many of our insect species, like dragonflies and mayflies, would not survive.
In one recent case, described last month at an international entomology meeting, a murder suspect's alibi fell apart when investigators found several mayflies in the radiator grille of his car.
Ceri Williams, who works at Cardiff University said that by genetically analysing mayflies they were helping to solve the mystery of why wildlife is not returning to Welsh rivers, despite the water becoming less acidic.
In a paper published last week, Dan-Erik Nilsson at the University of Lund reports that many crabs and hermit crabs, plus a few mayflies, have eyes more complicated than previously thought.
from 1997 to 2006 is gonna be munching on mayflies anytime soon.
Some spectacular hatches have come off this week, with Mayflies, Sedges, Buzzers, Midge, Hare's Ear, Muddlers and Sedgehogs all producing some savage takes.
It's a controversial pairing because, among other differences, mayflies molt as adults but dragonflies don't, says David Grimaldi of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Children build temporary homes for the mayflies and on a daily basis monitor conditions such as water temperature and oxygen, before releasing adult may-flies on the river bank at the end of the fortnight.
An example of a lake food chain shows a series of bubble pictures of a carp, leading to mayflies, connecting to plankton, linking to algae, which is linked to sunlight.
We examined the impact of New Zealand mudsnail abundance on the abundance of mayflies, including other possible explanatory factors in the model such as dissolved oxygen, conductivity, average annual precipitation, and human disturbance.