shad fly

shadfly

[shad-flahy]
noun, plural shadflies.
mayfly ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; so called because they hatch at the time of year when shad are running

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shadfly

noun
slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days [syn: mayfly
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