Name: Mayfly

Scientific name: Ephemeroptera

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 30

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How to identify: Mayflies are delicate animals with broad, delicate wings, very short antennae and very long, fine tail bristles. Mayfly larvae can be recognised by having three 'tails'.

Where: Various species found throughout the country

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 50
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 10
  • Traveller: 10

Fantastic fact: Fishing flies are made of feathers and designed to look like various species of mayfly, which are a favourite food for trout and salmon.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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