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Noun1.Ephemeridae - mayflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
dayfly, mayfly, shadfly - 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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The most commonly encountered mayflies were burrowing species associated with sediments (families Ephemeridae and Pentageniidae), although a 761 mm fish captured from the Illinois River during the annual hatch of Hexagenia mayflies had consumed 30 winged H.
In riffle habitat of the Kokosing River, this spate reduced the abundance of the dominant macroinvertebrates (i.e., Hydropsychidae and Baetidae; Table 3), potentially opening patches for less abundant taxa (e.g., Elmidae and Ephemeridae; Table 3).
Prey families identified in the analysis were: Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae, Ephemeridae, Siphlonuridae, Gomphidae and Belostomatidae (Insecta); Cymothoidae and Palaemonidae (Malacostraca); Pisidiidae (Bivalvia); Pleuroceridae (Gastropoda) and Sciaenidae (Osteichthyes).
Familia Pontuacao Siphlonuridae, Heptageniidae, Leptophlebiidae, Potamanthidae, Ephemeridae (Efemeropteros); Taeniopterygidae, Leuctridae, Capniidae, Perlodidae, Perlidae, Chloroperlidae 10 (Plecopteros); Aphelocheiridae, Phryganeidae, Molannidae, Beraeidae, Odontoceridae, Leptoceridae, Goeridae, Lepidostomatidae, Brachycentridae, Sericostomatidae (Tricopteros); Athericidae, Blephariceridae (Dipteros).