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Viewing Families in the Order "Ephemeroptera" (Mayflies)

This family is part of an insect group called Palaeoptera which includes dragonflies and damselflies. Mayflies undergo a molt after growing from one to two sets of wings, which transforms them into their adult form. The lifecycle of Mayflies is very short; some females live for only five minutes or less after birth. The nymphs often synchronize their maturation to reduce the risk of being eaten before reproduction.

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