Lake Olive - Cloeon simile

    Description

    There are two species of Cloeon mayflies in Britain: C. dipterum and C. simile. They are best distinguished by their wing venation.

    Habitat

    Around still waters with C. simile preferring larger expanses of water and is seldom found in small pools where C. dipterum is more likely to occur.

    When to see it

    Peak in July and August.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map