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Aug 15, 2011 8:51 AM

Unidentified flying bugs

Hiyah, can anyone help me identify these bugs? They keep appearing in my kitchen at night when we have the back door open. They don't move, just sit on the walls and are still there the next morning.They have long black bodies and long antennas at the back.Bug.jpg

 

Thanks for your help!

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    Aug 15, 2011 9:09 AM (in response to EmmaBTate)
    Re: Unidentified flying bugs

    They are mayflies (Ephemeroptera): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayfly.

     

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        Aug 15, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to EmmaBTate)
        Re: Unidentified flying bugs

        I am little familiar with mayfly biology, but perhaps they are looking for shelter until the conditions are such that they can mate and oviposit. I know some species have mass emergence so that males and females can easily find each other but I do not know how it generally works in mayflies. I noticed many 'resting' specimens on magnolia leaves in our museum garden last week but just noted them being there...

         

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