Earth Angel by ipotograpi
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Earth Angel

by ipotograpi in Macro

Naah, it's just a tiny insect that i am trying to ID for the past few hours ^^... Saw this one while shooting my fungi forest awhile earlier :)

Any ideas? ^^
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Found it! It's a MAYFLY :D

"Ephemeroptera is a group of 2,000 insect species commonly known as mayflies. They are considered to be part of the clade Uniramia which includes silverfish and dragonflies, among others. Ephemeroptera and Odonata are the only extant orders of winged insects in the infraclass Paleoptera. All other insects with wings are in the Neoptera, and are characterized by a wing articulation (joint) that allows them to fold their wings back over their abdomens at rest (Carpenter, 1992).

Ephemeroptera are aquatic insects that often go through many nymph stages (living in water) and two flying stages (the subimago and the imago). They are the only insects to have two flying stages, and can be recognized by their three caudal filaments (tails) at the tip of the abdomen, and a single claw on each leg. This differentiates them from the closely related stoneflies which have two tarsal claws. The flying stages are characterized by relatively large forewings, which are usually kept upright, and reduced or nonexistent hind wings."

From http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/uniramia/ephemeroptera.html

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