Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: hep climate: Cfb, Dfb, Dfc migrate: phylum:
COMPLETE = 1.0 ecozone: TH food: beH, beD, beS class:
MRE = 0.041 habitat: 0eFl, 0eFp, 0eFm, eiTg gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.059 embryo: Fs reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
ab 25 24.58 (0.01683)dage at birthguess
am 2 2.002 (0.0008435)dlife spanguess
Lj1.5 1.501 (0.0005907)cmfemale body length at emergence, excluding tailsWiki
Wd00.0006 0.0006045 (0.007536)mginitial dry weight guess
Wdj 2 1.993 (0.003562)mgultimate dry weightguess
Ni2500 2507 (0.002703)#cumulative # of eggsguess
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_Stura see Fig. 1 (0.1318)time since birthlengthFenoBo2005
tL_Bormida see Fig. 1 (0.1629)time since birthlengthFenoBo2005
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalOligoneuriella rhenanaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.001337cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5916-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 18.6J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8083-growth efficiency


  • Imagos are extremely short lived and do not feed; nyphs allocate to reproduction buffer and have mature eggs (ref: Sold1979)
  • Estimates of the number of instars in ephemeropterans vary between 10 and 50; most are in the range 15-25 (ref: Brit1982, what_when_how)


  • Life span (and h_a) relates to imago


  • [Wiki]
  • [what_when_how]
  • [Brit1982] J. E. Brittain. Biology of mayflies. Ann. Rev. Entomol., 27:119--147, 1982.
  • [FenoBo2005] S. Fenoglio, T. Bo, M. Battegazzore, and A. Morisi. Growth of Oligoneuriella rhenana (Imhoff, 1852) (Ephemeroptera: Oligoneuriidae) in two rivers with contrasting temperatures in NW Italy. Zoological Studies, 44(2):271--274, 2005.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Sold1979] T. Soldan. The structure and development of the female internal reproductive system in six European species of Ephemeroptera. Acta entomol. bohemoslovaca, 76:353--365, 1979.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/10/29 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/02/11)

accepted: 2016/02/19

refer to this entry as: AmP Oligoneuriella rhenana version 2016/02/19