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Creatures Of A Day

In June 2011, I snapped the pictures you see here at a gas station near Monroe, Michigan. En route to a wedding northwest of Detroit, a buddy and I had pulled off the highway to fill up on gas, and we were astonished by the sight we encountered. The insects all over the building, column, and gas pumps are a species of mayfly. (I believe they’re a type of burrowing mayfly, Hexagenia sp., but there are so many mayfly species in Michigan that it can be difficult for even entomologists to visually differentiate them.)
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Categories: death, etymology, insects, natural history, photography, and wonder.