Family: Ephemeridae

Common Burrowing Mayflies

These photos supplement pages 49-62 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Ephemeridae can be found on page 58. There are two other families of Mayflies that have mandibular tusks, although Ephemeridae are the only tusks to project upwards. Click to compare with Potamanthidae and Polymitarcyidae.

Ephemeridae

Hexagenia head Hexagenia lateral view

Ephemeroptera

BaetidaeBaetidae
Minnow Mayflies

Baetiscidae

Baetiscidae
Armored Mayflies

CaenidaeCaenidae
Square-Gill Mayflies
 

EphemerellidaeEphemerellidae
Spiny Crawler Mayflies
 

EphemeridaeEphemeridae
Burrowing Mayflies

HeptageniidaeHeptageniidae
Flathead Mayflies
 

IsonychiidaeIsonychiidae
Brush-Legged Mayflies

LeptophlebiidaeLeptophlebiidae
Prong-Gilled Mayflies

MetretopodidaeMetretopodidae
Cleft-Footed Mayflies

PolymitarcyidaePolymitarcyidae
Pale Burrowing Mayflies

PotamanthidaePotamanthidae
Hacklegill Mayflies

SiphlonuridaeSiphlonuridae
Primitive Minnow Mayflies

TricorythidaeTricorythidae
Stout Crawler Mayflies