It’s a tough (and short) life being a Mayfly.

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Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) fly over the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszainoka. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) fly over the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszainoka. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Long-tailed mayflies mate on the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszakinoka. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Long-tailed mayflies mate on the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszakinoka. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) lands on a boat at the Tisza river near Tiszainoka. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) mate on the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszainoka. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Long-tailed mayflies mate on the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszakinoka. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A man holds a long-tailed mayfly (Palingenia longicauda) at Tisza river near Tiszainoka,. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) fly over the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszainoka. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

Jun 25, 2012