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I know this may not be the right forum for insect identification, but I couldn't find any reliable source of information. Please bear with me

The insect was found on my front door, total length may be about 2 rice grains

The insect was found on my front door, total length may be about 2 rice grains

You can see wings and slender legs behind the body

I live in India, if it matters.

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  • $\begingroup$ I think @picapica is correct. According to this website, there are about 126 species in India, and you can narrow your search down by checking which genera & species occur in your biogeographic sub-region of India. If you happen to encounter Ephemeroptera again, and want a species-level determination, I would suggest you try to get a photo against a lighter background. The veins on the wings should be visible, as they are important for determination. $\endgroup$
    – aae
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 8:30

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I think this is some species of mayfly (order Ephemeroptera). There are some 3000 species in the world so I can't be more precise than that. It looks very pale and it's got a bit of a strange posture, so I'm guessing it just emerged from it's larval skin (in that case the skin should be left behind close by).

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