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EPHEMEROPTERA (mayflies, upwinged flies)

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NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of EPHEMEROPTERA (mayflies, upwinged flies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

Taxon Rank #refs
CAENIDAE Newman, 1853 (a family of mayflies) Family  
Caenis beskidensis Sowa, 1973 (a mayfly) Species 1
Caenis pseudorivulorum Keffermüller, 1960 (a mayfly) Species 1
HEPTAGENIIDAE Needham, 1901 (a family of mayflies) Family  
Electrogena affinis (Eaton, 1883) (a mayfly) Species 1

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Elliot, J.M. & Humpsch, U.H., 1980 Eggs of Ephemeroptera
Elliott, J.M. & Humpesch, U.H., 1983 A Key to the Adults of the British Ephemeroptera with notes on their ecology
Harker, J., 1989 Mayflies
Kimmins, D.E., 1950 Ephemeroptera
Macadam, C. & Bennett, C., 2010 A Pictorial Guide to the British Ephemeroptera
Nilsson, A. (ed.), 1996 Aquatic Insects of North Europe

Freshwater

Greenhalgh, M. & Ovenden, D., 2007 Freshwater Life of Britain and Northern Europe

Nymphs

Elliott, J.M., Humpesch, U.H. & Macan, T.T., 1988 Larvae of British Ephemeroptera: a key with ecological notes
FBA Key to Larvae of British Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)
Harker, J., 1989 Mayflies
Macadam, C. & Bennett, C., 2010 A Pictorial Guide to the British Ephemeroptera
Module 4: advanced identification of mayflies (Ephemeroptera) and stoneflies (Plecoptera): https://www.fba.org.uk/identification-freshwater-invertebrates-species-level-distance-learning-course Module 4: advanced identification of mayflies (Ephemeroptera) and stoneflies (Plecoptera)
Macan, T.T., 1961 A Key to the Nymphs of the British Species of Ephemeroptera
Nilsson, A. (ed.), 1996 Aquatic Insects of North Europe

General Works

Crisp, D.T. & Nelson, J.M., 1965 The Ephemeroptera of the Moor House National Nature Reserve, Westmorland

EPHEMEROPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

EPHEMEROPTERA is associated with:

There may be taxa associated with Ephemeroptera listed at higher taxonomic level

INSECTA
(true insects)

Associated with EPHEMEROPTERA:

is taken to the nest of female Crossocerus (Blepharipus) walkeri - a digger wasp (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) UK/Ireland Macdonald, M.A., in prep.
exxuvia exxuvia dead is eaten by Chytriomyces aureus - a chytrid (chitin saprobe) (Chytridiales: Chytridiaceae) Foreign Letcher, P.M. & Powell, M.J., 2002
nymph nymph is endoparasitised by cyst Dolichosaccus rastellus - a fluke (Plagiorchiida: Plagiorchiidae) Avery, R.A., 1974
nymph nymph is endoparasitised by cyst Opisthioglyphe ranae - a trematode (Plagiorchiida: Plagiorchiidae) Avery, R.A., 1974

Ephemeroptera may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(true insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Avery, R.A., 1974 Identification of Animal Parasites
Letcher, P.M. & Powell, M.J., 2002 A taxonomic summary of Chytriomyces (Chytridiomycota)
Macdonald, M.A., in prep. Forage, prey and host-parasite relationships of aculeates
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