Ephemeroptera: Rising for a Single Day

Abigail Dustin
Smith College, Northampton, USA

9 x 12, Acrylic, 2020.
Mayflies, of the order Ephemeroptera, hatch from their nymphal form to live as flying adults for but a day. Their whimsical appearance, ecological significance, and starkly transient lives make them popular among artists and naturalists alike. To me, they serve as a reminder of the inherent significance and beauty in rising to meet each day.