mayfly mayfly

Definition(s):

  • (n) slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days

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Usage(s):

  1. Each love affair is its own life, and whether its span is that of a mayfly or a Galpagos tortoise, it has a life cycle of birth, growth, maturity, decay, death.
  2. And whether its span is that of a mayfly or a Galapagos tortoise, it has a life cycle of birth, growth, maturity, decay, death.
  3. The watching thousands bate their breath to see such bravery in a mincing mayfly.

News

  1. Researcher: Mayflies return a good sign

    Lake Erie's mayfly population is surviving and showing no signs of trouble despite water quality problems over the last few years that have caused alarm.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: News Channel 5 Cleveland

  2. Mayflies survive in Lake Erie despite water woes

    A researcher in northern Ohio says that Lake Erie's mayfly population shows no signs of trouble despite recent water quality woes.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WTRF Wheeling

  3. Annual Return of the Mayfly festival is June 22

    PUT-IN-BAY — The National Park Service site is hosting the fifth annual Return of the Mayfly festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m June 22 at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Port Clinton News Herald

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Quotes

  1. "The blockbuster novel is heading the way of the mayfly," says Bob Young, CEO of Lulu.com, referring to the famously short-lived insect.
    on May 19, 2006 By: Bob Young Source: PR Web (press release)

  2. "I can think of no better place to fly fish," says Rex Hunt, the two-time Australian Rules premiership player who once opened a tackle shop and now runs a big business kissing fish. "Sight fishing for mayfly feeders in the high country lakes...
    on Dec 5, 2004 By: Rex Hunt Source: The Age

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