Key Facts Mayfly

EggsLarval StageAdult
Life span2 weeks1 year24-48 hours
Foodn/aAlgae, detritus in watern/a
PredatorsWater snails, caddisfly larvaeFish, dragonfly larvae, birds and water beetlesFish, birds, dragonflies, water beetles
HabitatsLaid in water on plant stems or similarLives in shingle/under stones on stream bedsFlies around close to stream and river banks
HazardsChemical spillage and other pollution in water systemChemical spillage and other pollution in water systemShiny reflective non-water bodies such as glass tables and some solar panels which attract them to lay eggs where they then fry
Way to helpDispose of hazardous chemicals responsibly, reduce fertiliser nitrate run-off into waterwaysDispose of hazardous chemicals responsibly, reduce fertiliser nitrate run-off into waterways
Potentially shade watercourse s increased water temperature is bad for their development
Avoid highly reflective tables etc or put a cloth on them
Friendsn/an/an/a
Servicesn/aHelps keepBumper food for fish

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