Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)

Drake Mackerel Mayfly (Ephemera vulgata) (S Orridge)

Delicate, weak-flying insects with two pairs of wings, front pair much larger than back pair, and two or three long ‘tails’. Young are nymphs, with only partial metamorphosis and no pupal stage. About 2,500 known species, with 200 in Europe.

Mayflies in the High Peak

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all mayfly observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all mayfly observations within the ‘Buxton polygon’ area, as recorded on iNaturalist and collected by the Buxton Biodiversity Recording Group project

Mayfly (Potamanthus luteus) (S Orridge)
Mayfly larvae (Ephemeroptera spp) (S Orridge)
Mayfly (Baetis spp) (S Orridge)