A multivoltine species is a species that has two or more broods of offspring per year.

Multivoltine species are often short lived insects such as mosquitoes. They have a short adult lifespan and often die soon after mating. The larvae then develop quickly and multiple generations occur within a year.

In the UK some of our commonest mayflies have more than one brood per year but other species have a single brood (univoltine).

A photograph of a mayfly resting on bracken.

Mayflies are very short lived as adults. Most only live between one and four days.

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