Mayfly mysteries

Much nicer for some – mayflies. They’re everywhere but complex in ‘construction’ which , be warned, can catch out the uninitiated. A wee lesson now: both stonefly and mayfly larvae can only survive in water that is rich in oxygen: that is basically unpolluted water.

Identification is both easy and tricky! Basically if it has three tails it’s a mayfly. If it has two tails it’s a stonefly – probably. Some mayflies do have only two tails so a bit more work is required to identify them.

You can come on one of my Ranger Walks to find out more or tune in here tomorrow…

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