Subject: Peculiar flying bug in Wroxham, England
Location: Wroxham (a town in Norfolk in the East of England)
June 1, 2015 6:02 am
Hi. I hope you can identify this strange creature. On 13 May2015, my wife and I hired a small boat at Wroxham which is a small town in Norfolk in the East of England. A flying bug landed on the boat’s windscreen and stayed there long enough for me to take these photos. It was about an inch in size. The photos were taken through the glass windscreen which enabled me to have this unusual ‘from below’ view. I’ve never seen anything quite like this bug before! Thank you.
Signature: Robin Groen
This Mayfly in the order Ephemeroptera has an aquatic nymph, so adults are rarely found far from water as their flight is rather feeble. Mayflies often emerge in great numbers to mate as they only live a few days. They do not feed as adults.