weird insect!
Location: Paddington, London, UK
August 10, 2011 5:20 am
hi there,
I have seen this couple of times in the gents toilet and wonder what that thing really is!!
Signature: any way possible


Dear any way possible,
This is a Mayfly in the order Ephemeroptera.  Mayflies are fascinating insects that have aquatic larvae.  Sometimes adults are so plentiful the pavement under street lights becomes slick with their smashed bodies.  Mayflies are an important food source for fish, birds, insects and other insectivores.

Location: UK

2 Responses to Mayfly from the UK

  1. Dave says:

    Mayflies are definitely edible. I’ve long wanted to find someone in one of the southern states who’d be willing to gather them for me. In some locales, their dying bodies create a layer several inches deep.


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