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Genus Ephemera

Mayfly - Ephemera simulans Common Burrower Mayfly - Ephemera simulans Ephemera guttulata Ephemera guttulata Ephemera guttulata Ephemera guttalata - Ephemera guttulata MayfliesSp? - Ephemera guttulata Ephemeroptera - Ephemera simulans
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
Suborder Furcatergalia
Infraorder Scapphodonta
Superfamily Ephemeroidea
Family Ephemeridae (Common Burrower Mayflies)
Genus Ephemera
Explanation of Names
Ephemera Linnaeus 1758
6 spp. in our area(1), >50 total(2)
E. guttulata: terminal filaments (tails) dark
E. varia: hind wing spotless, abdomen lighter
E. blanda: three spots on the forewing, none on the hind wing, abdominal terga whitish
holarctic & Oriental, most diverse in Asia(2)