Scientific name: Ephemeroptera
Nature Stars: 30
How to identify: Mayflies are delicate animals with broad, delicate wings, very short antennae and very long, fine tail bristles. Mayfly larvae can be recognised by having three 'tails'.
Where: Various species found throughout the country
Fantastic fact: Fishing flies are made of feathers and designed to look like various species of mayfly, which are a favourite food for trout and salmon.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc