Keeper and keeper's boys standing sentinel up and down the meadow, under orders to report the first appearance of mayfly.
Around it flutter some butterflies; on the right is a lizard, and on the left a mayfly.
Many of us who still linger have seen this phenomenon, only equalled by the hatch of mayfly in the Kennet Valley twenty years ago.
Ephemera, ef-em′er-a, n. the mayfly, a genus of short-lived insects: that which lasts a short time.
She was popularly called the mayfly—a name which, both in and out of Parliament, suggested to bright wits an ill-omened pun.
Very heavy trout are caught in this manner during the mayfly season.
There was considerable similarity in form, though not in performance, between the mayfly and the prewar Zeppelin.
A brace and half of trout on this river in the mayfly week is a very pitiable sight.
For these articles the season is almost as brief as the season of the mayfly or the grannom.
The fact that the mayfly and dragon-fly spend their youth in the water is thought to confirm this.