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Just three hours after they hatched from the water and moulted into a mature animal, the male long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) perish. During theit aquatic larval stages they gathered enough energy to power this short airborne life with the single aim of reproduction.

Just three hours after they hatched from the water and moulted into a mature animal, the male long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) perish. During theit aquatic larval stages they gathered enough energy to power this short airborne life with the single aim of reproduction. Stock Photo
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mauritius images GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2C6602T

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49.4 MB (2.5 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5100 x 3387 px | 43.2 x 28.7 cm | 17 x 11.3 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

1 July 2008

Photographer:

Solvin Zankl

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Just three hours after they hatched from the water and moulted into a mature animal, the male long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) perish. During theit aquatic larval stages they gathered enough energy to power this short airborne life with the single aim of reproduction. Flying long-tailed mayflies have no mouth opening and no guts. The dead animals slowly float downstream, sometimes congregating into flower-like clusters. Tisza blooming (Tiszavirágzás). It is when millions of long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) are rising in huge clouds, reproduce, and perish, all in just a few hours.

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