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Insects and other arthropods

A food source

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Mayfly, or shadfly, Québec, Canada.
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (André Payette)
Mayfly, or shadfly, Québec, Canada.
  • Mayfly, or shadfly, Québec, Canada.
  • Yellow warbler, Québec, Canada.
  • The smallmouth bass feeds on insects.
  • Public market, Vietnam.

Insects are eaten widely as both larvae and adults. For example, mayfly larvae are eaten by aquatic insects and fish. Once they reach adulthood, mayflies are a food source for dragonflies, birds and other insect-eating animals.

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