Prong-gilled Mayfly Nymphs

Prong-gilled Mayfly Nymphs

Fred presents Prong-gilled Mayfly Nymphs.

Family:  Leptophlebiidae
Common name:  Prong-gills
Featuring:  Prong-gilled mayfly in its nymphal (water breathing) stage

Colour:  Mottled dark brown/olive

Habitat:  slower current in streams and found under rocks and plant material. Prefer clearer unpolluted rivers and streams.

Behaviour: Running on substructure or swimming, using their bodies, in short bursts.

General nymph form/shape:  square (slightly rounded) heads, three long tails, leaf like gills on both sides of body.