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Palingenia longicauda

Immediately after landing in the vegetation of the river bank the male long-tailed mayfly (Palingenia longicauda) starts to undergoes its last moult. The old skin opens at the back of the animal and will be left behind on the leaf looking like a pale ghost of the fly. 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 landing in the vegetation of the river bank the male long-tailed mayfly (Palingenia longicauda) starts to undergoes its last moult. The old skin opens at the back of the animal and will be left behind on the leaf looking like a pale ghost of the fly. 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.