Mayfly

6430. Darling Street, St. John’s, NL. Canada

Number 6430. This is a mayfly (order Ephemeroptera). The adults only live for a day or so; just long enough to find mates and lay eggs. They do not feed, but may become nuisances when they emerge in large numbers. They spend most of their lives as nymphs in streams and ponds/small lakes where they constitute an important link in the aquatic food web.