Wednesday, July 27, 2022



I was lucky to have caught this adult mayfly on my window, resting right beside its former self. "Adult" mayflies have two life stages, the imago and sub imago (basically adult and sub adult). This extra stage into adulthood makes them hemimetabolous (incomplete metamorphosis). I find it fascinating that these full adults do not eat - they are single-mindedly focused on mating and reproduction!

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