Story: Native plants and animals – overview

Mayfly (3rd of 3)


In New Zealand 40 species of Ephemeroptera (mayflies) have been classified in eight families, although the list is not complete. Mayflies are one of the most primitive orders of winged insect still living. Many of New Zealand’s mayfly species are endemic.

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Bob Brockie, 'Native plants and animals – overview - Alpine, wetland and coastal animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007