This is a drawing of the mayfly larva we found in Banton Loch.
The mayflies fly to mate and after mating they lay their eggs then die by the end of the day. May flys consume algae during the larva stage.
Adults do not have functioning mouths and do not eat. May flies are an important source of food to predators like fish frogs and other things.
Mayflies only go through three stages and that is egg larva then adult. Their is about 2.500 species of mayfly around the world.