Saturday, 10 May 2008

Mayfly

This beautiful mayfly found its way into our flat yesterday. It must have come from the nearby canal. There are around 50 species of mayfly in the UK! You can read a bit more about them here.

14 comments:

Vincent said...

Why does a mayfly have a tail like that? I ask Google and all it speaks of is fly-fishing lures.

Crafty Green Poet said...

That's a difficult question for this time in the morning, Vincent! I have no idea! I'll look into it...

Scot said...

trout love them... I tie these trying to replicate nature. they are so delicate and beautiful

Anonymous said...

how weird, my son found what I thought was a mayfly, now I see I was wrong......I will show him your photo, thanks.

Jo said...

sorry, that was me, clicking to fast

Selma said...

What a beauty. It's a work of art!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Jo - there are different types of mayfly, so your son may have found one of the others...

Selma - it is isn't it?

A wildlife gardener said...

What a beautiful creature..I love 'em all. They all play a part in the magical web of life :)

polona said...

i have seen then flying around but never so close... fantastic creatures.

Janice Thomson said...

I always wanted to know what they look like - great photo Juliet. Thanks for posting this.

abz said...

Gorgeous picture. :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

I think may flies mean clean waters! It is still April here :<)

said...

how bizarre, i don't believe i've ever seen one before! pretty name too!

this is my patch said...

This is the first time I have seen a mayfly. It is an amazing looking insect. x