British Insects: the Genera of Ephemeroptera


L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz



Notes on John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated insect names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated plant names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Notes on the scanning of the images

Interactive key, including interactive information retrieval

The interactive key allows free choice of characters, is easy to use, and can lead to correct identifications in spite of occasional errors. It can display all the illustrations, full and partial descriptions, diagnostic descriptions, differences and similarities between taxa, lists of taxa exhibiting or lacking specified attributes, and distributions of character states within any set of taxa.

Character list • Implicit attributes

Poems on insects by Giles Watson

Acknowledgements • References • Citation • Contacts, conditions of use, contributions


These descriptions were generated from a DELTA database (Dallwitz 1980; Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1993). The bold parts are diagnostic descriptions, generated with the aid of Intkey (Dallwitz et al. 1993). They distinguish most taxa in at least one respect from the other taxa.

• Ameletus Eaton

• Baetis Leach • Brachycercus Curtis

• Caenis Stephens • Centroptilum Eaton • Cloeon Leach

• Ecdyonurus Eaton • Ephemera Linnaeus • Ephemerella Walsh

• Habrophlebia Eaton • Heptagenia Walsh

• Leptophlebia Westwood

• Paraleptophlebia Lestage • Potamanthus Pictet • Procloeon Bengtsson

• Rhithrogena Eaton

• Siphlonurus Eaton

Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the genera of Ephemeroptera. Version: 29th December 2011.’.

Insect groups treated separately in the ‘British Insects’ package

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