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Bug and Insect Illustration (Illustrator)

Mayfly Nymph Illustrated


Mayfly Larva

Mayfly Nymph (Ephemeroptera), colored pencil
Commissioned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

About mayfly nymph:
Mayfly nymph are aquatic insects found in freshwater lakes, streams, rivers, and ponds. Nymphs are also called naiads. The nymph stage lasts about a year. The adult stage lasts only up to a few days. Nymphs live under rocks and decaying plants. Most naiads have seven pairs of gills. Most have three tails (cerci). They have incomplete metamorphosis (hemimetabolous).

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (having a segmented body with appendages on each segment)
Class: Insecta
Order: Ephemeroptera

More about mayfly nymphs:
Peatland wildlife: Insect larvae
Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life: Mayflies
Wikipedia: Mayfly

Also see:

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