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- noun mayflies
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The trout will only heed an artificial fly that is dropped in front of them with upstanding wings, and in form of body and appendages, as in the manner of its progress on the surface of the stream, this counterfeit presentment must strictly imitate the small ephemeridae which are hatching in the bed and floating down the surface of the stream.
But the vast clouds of winged _ephemeridae_ that dance over its waters when there is a rise of "May-fly" in early summer look to be not only the creatures of a day, but of our day.
When catching the ephemeridae that play above the water, the tail is not expanded: it is reserved for times of courtship.
a little day (ephemeridae was the word she used) may live happy from the cradle to the grave.