Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order EPHEMEROPTERA

Family EPHEMERIDAE

(Common Burrower Mayflies)

Common Burrower Mayfly naiads (15 NA spp) burrow in silt or sand in streams and lakes. Wisconsin genera--Ephemera(1), Hexagenia(4), Litobrancha(1), Pentagenia(1).  Pentagenia is sometimes placed in the PALINGENIIDAE.


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