mayfly definition

  • noun:
    • some of different fragile winged bugs of the order Ephemeroptera that progress from aquatic nymphs and are now living in the adult phase no longer than a couple of days. Also called dayfly, shadfly.
    • some of numerous fragile pests, of this purchase Ephemeroptera, that develop in fresh water, and stay very quickly as grownups.
    • slim insect with fragile membranous wings having an aquatic larval phase and terrestrial person stage frequently enduring under 2 days

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