The Superfamily Baetoidea is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (1): Baetidae
Baetidae is a family of mayflies with about 900 described species distributed worldwide. These are among the smallest of mayflies, adults rarely exceeding 10 mm in length excluding the two long slender tails and sometimes much smaller, and members of the family are often referred to as small mayflies or small minnow mayflies. Most species have long oval forewings with very few cross veins (see Comstock-Needham system) but the hindwings are usually very small or even absent. The males often have very large eyes, shaped like turrets above the head (this is known as "turbinate condition"). [more]
At least 446 species and subspecies belong to the Family Baetidae.
More info about the Family Baetidae may be found here.
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