Female, Wing Venation
Adelaide Hills
Rough Pachymorpha Stick Insect
S1, Male, dorsal, Released
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, Thorax

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
This female was ~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 © 2018-2023 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.