Female: Dorsal
Adelaide Hills
Female: Lower Wing Venation
Mayfly (Cloeon cf paradieniense)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)
Family: Mayfly (Baetidae)
Species: Mayfly (Cloeon cf paradieniense)
This Photo:     Female: Profile

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
This female was about 6mm long, with 10mm long tail cerci, found dead. Notice it has no hind wings (a species trait), nor the strange eyes of the male.
To re-iterate, Mayflies are the only insects other than Flies (Diptera order) where some species have 2 wings not 4.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Mar-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.