family Ephemeridae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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 Latin name for the insect that blankets Essex Countys waterfront communities is Hexagenia limbata; it is a species of mayfly in the family Ephemeridae.