Definition of Ephemeroptera
1. Noun. Mayflies.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Class Hexapoda, Class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta
Member holonyms: Ephemerid, Ephemeropteran, Ephemeridae, Family Ephemeridae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephemeroptera
Literary usage of Ephemeroptera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Economic Entomology for the Farmer and the Fruit Grower, and for Use as a by John Bernhard Smith (1906)
"Order Ephemeroptera. This order includes what are known as "May-" or "day- flies," the names indicating either the time at which they first appear or the ..."
2. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"The largest percentage change was noted in the order Ephemeroptera, ... In August 1980, the Ephemeroptera comprised 29.4 percent—a 24.2 percent decrease ..."