Mayflies as Food

  • Peter M. Grant


Mayflies are ubiquitous in freshwater environments. As a result, they are a common and important component in the flow of energy through ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Many predators include mayflies on their menu of organisms consumed including invertebrates, vertebrates and at least one plant. This paper examines the diversity of organisms that consume mayflies. Some of the more interesting aspects of this predation are discussed. A list of 224 predators is included as a table.


Fecal Pellet Food Habit Forest Stream Smallmouth Bass Feeding Ecology 
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  • Peter M. Grant
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesSouthwestern Oklahoma State UniversityWeatherfordUSA

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