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Mayflies: Ephemeroptera

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Mayflies And People, No Common Name (chiloporter Eatoni): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CONSERVATION STATUS

NO COMMON NAME (Chiloporter eatoni): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BROWN MAYFLY (Ephemera vulgata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Mayflies are found on all continents except Antarctica and a few small islands in the middle of the ocean. They are most abundant in mild or tropical climates.

The World Conservation Union (ICUN) lists two species of mayflies as Extinct, meaning that no members of the species are still alive, and one as Vulnerable, meaning that it faces a high risk of extinction in the wild. The main reasons for declining populations of mayflies are habitat destruction by pollution; deforestation, or the clearing of land of trees, at the margins of rivers; dam construction; and introduction of foreign fish.

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