Mayfly Transforms in Woman’s Lap


Mariann Király from Szeged was extremely lucky to have a close-up view of a mayfly transforming into a colorful imago in her lap.Mariann Király was sitting on the banks of Tisza River in Szeged, when a mayfly landed in her lap and transformed into a colorful imago. She filmed the wonderful transformation and posted the video on Facebook:

Mayflies are are aquatic insects belonging to the order Ephemeroptera. Over 3,000 species of mayfly are known worldwide, grouped into over 400 genera in 42 families. They are unique among insect orders in having a fully winged terrestrial adult stage, the subimago, which moults into a sexually mature adult, the imago. Mayflies “hatch” (emerge as adults) from spring to autumn, not necessarily in May, in enormous numbers. Some hatches attract tourists.

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