​Mayflies have two sets of wings that are held above the body. The hind wings may be smaller than the front pair. They have two long tails at the butt-end of the body and have large eyes. Mayflies are also short lived.

Science stories like Bugs Below Zero are created by Agricultural Communication & Marketing (ACM) students at the University of Minnesota.

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Funding for this project was also provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources.


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