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Palingenia longicauda

Immediately after hatching from their aquatic larval skin the subadult male long-tailed mayfly (Palingenia longicauda) flies towards the river bank to land on a leaf. Here it will undergo its last moult, before it is going to mate and dy, all within only a few hours. Tisza blooming (Tiszavirágzás). It is when millions of long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) are rising in huge clouds, reproduce, and perish, all in just a few hours.

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Immediately after hatching from their aquatic larval skin the subadult male long-tailed mayfly (Palingenia longicauda) flies towards the river bank to land on a leaf. Here it will undergo its last moult, before it is going to mate and dy, all within only a  few hours. Tisza blooming (Tiszavirágzás). It is when millions of long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) are rising in huge clouds, reproduce, and perish, all in just a few hours.