Image: Fossil of mayfly nymph, Promirara cephalota

Fossil of mayfly nymph, Promirara cephalota

Mayfly nymphs (juveniles) live in water and lack the wings of adults. They are the most common type of mayfly fossil because their aquatic environment is more likely to preserve them than the drier environment of flying adults.

Photographer:
Robert Jones
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© Australian Museum

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Tags mayfly nymph, fossil, Early Cretaceous, Koonwarra, Victoria,

1 comment

Noah Gnorl - 12.03 PM, 31 March 2011
Where is this fossil from? It looks very similar to the material from the Early Cretaceous Koonwarra site in Victoria.

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