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Gross: Mayfly Cloud So Huge It's Caught On Radar
The Business Insider ^ | Gregory White

Posted on 06/04/2010 2:56:00 PM PDT by blam

Gross: Mayfly Cloud So Huge It's Caught On Radar

Gregory White
Jun. 4, 2010, 5:48 PM

Right now, a massive cloud of hatching mayflies are hanging over the La Crosse region of Wisconsin. You can see it in bright pink, purple, and white on the map.

From NOAA:

And here's what they look like, from Wikipedia:

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KEYWORDS: gross; mayfly; wisconsin
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1 posted on 06/04/2010 2:56:01 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Fish’s paradise!


2 posted on 06/04/2010 2:56:57 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: blam
All Obama's fault?
3 posted on 06/04/2010 2:57:18 PM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I was gonna say-the fish be bitin’!


4 posted on 06/04/2010 2:59:32 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Obama- 21st Century Edsel)
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To: blam

How do they taste?


5 posted on 06/04/2010 2:59:53 PM PDT by dila813
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To: blam

Lemme pack my 5 wgt and I’ll head on up!


6 posted on 06/04/2010 3:00:55 PM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09! WTFU!)
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To: blam

Going to be some very fat trout there this year. LOL


7 posted on 06/04/2010 3:01:01 PM PDT by fish hawk (the)
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To: blam

Gorebull Warming is advancing so rapidly that mayflies have evolved into juneflies! Uhhhh...wait....


8 posted on 06/04/2010 3:03:20 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (RINO: A politician who runs to the right to win, and then says the GOP must move to the left to win.)
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To: blam

9 posted on 06/04/2010 3:05:39 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: blam; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
Soup's... on!

Them mayflies go great... as a sprinkle on my Soylent Green!

10 posted on 06/04/2010 3:06:38 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: blam

Get the plows ready and drive carefully. Those suckers aren’t fun to drive on.


11 posted on 06/04/2010 3:08:17 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: blam

Incoming!

Go to DefCom 3!!


12 posted on 06/04/2010 3:09:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: blam

I mean DefCon 3


13 posted on 06/04/2010 3:09:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: dila813
How do they taste?

Like chicken.

14 posted on 06/04/2010 3:10:36 PM PDT by Riodacat (Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: blam

I’ve been in a mayfly hatch so dense I couldn’t see the shore of the lake. They were climbing in my nose and ears and up my shorts.

The trout wouldn’t bite a fly; they were stuffed.


15 posted on 06/04/2010 3:10:56 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: Riodacat

what are they attracted to? Do they like wine?


16 posted on 06/04/2010 3:11:15 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Right Wing Assault

Went through Oklahoma on my way home to NH from CA.

I thought that it was raining: wasn’t, just lots of bugs.
Hopefully they’ll eventually wash off the truck...

Seems to be an ongoing thing.


17 posted on 06/04/2010 3:11:54 PM PDT by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: blam

http://www.famu.org/mayfly/pubs/pub_f/pubfremlingc1968p278.pdf


18 posted on 06/04/2010 3:12:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: blam
Anyone got a "Dogs and Cats Living Together" radar image?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 06/04/2010 3:24:21 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: cardinal4

Until they get sick of them. I was at a lock at a dam a few years ago and there were so many of them on the walls and the ground that you couldn’t help from stepping on them.


20 posted on 06/04/2010 3:28:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: benewton

What are those bugs in Florida? Noseeums?


21 posted on 06/04/2010 3:29:26 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: blam

Better than the 7-year cicada plaques that hit every so often.


22 posted on 06/04/2010 3:31:03 PM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: blam

Wow - must be some happy trout right there.


23 posted on 06/04/2010 3:31:07 PM PDT by BloodnGuts
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Do they bite like horseflies? I hate those nasty flies that fly around your head while they take turns biting you. They swoop down on you and chase you for quite a way.
24 posted on 06/04/2010 3:31:30 PM PDT by peeps36 (The White House Is Full Of Hole Pluggers. It's The Chicago Way)
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To: blam

There was a lady-bug infestation in England last year. The ground was covered in them....like walking on cherios..crunch crunch.

Worse than the 17 year locusts (cicadas) in the NE in 2004.


25 posted on 06/04/2010 3:33:09 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: dila813

How do they taste?

Like spotted owl.


26 posted on 06/04/2010 3:33:58 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied pelicans died)
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To: blam

I drove though one between MN and WI 30 years ago.
What a mess!


27 posted on 06/04/2010 3:34:06 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: blam
I think I'll take a motorcycle ride through there...


28 posted on 06/04/2010 3:37:08 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Do you mean love bugs?

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28930-c73116/Florida:United-States:Love.Bugs.html

I believe noseums are smaller - more like sand gnats.
http://www.doomedbugs.com/Bugs/Biting-Midge-Noseeums/


29 posted on 06/04/2010 3:38:18 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: blam
On the Eastside of Detroit they got so bad that they brought out the snow plows to move them off the road.

I remember sliding into a car with my bicycle because the road was so slick with them.

They only last a couple days.

30 posted on 06/04/2010 3:39:51 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Funny you should bring up locks. I’m sitting here contemplating going to the Carlyle Lake Spillway over in Illinois tonight..


31 posted on 06/04/2010 3:40:17 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Obama- 21st Century Edsel)
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To: sodpoodle

Yeah! Maybe love bugs.


32 posted on 06/04/2010 3:45:03 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: blam

Break those fly rods out! We used to wait for a May Fly hatch when I was young, don’t fish much any more but back in the day I did.


33 posted on 06/04/2010 3:55:53 PM PDT by calex59
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To: benewton

Try driving through Houston to New Orleans when the “Love Bugs” are out. Ok, OK, I know we call em something else, but this is a family program.


34 posted on 06/04/2010 3:58:59 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: cardinal4

May you catch some fat trouts to eat. Tell your wife to clean them while you get the grill going:):) And you’ll get the cole slaw and butter and sour cream for the baked potatoes. And Lowry’s Seasoned Salt. That is mandatory. For making your wife clean the fish, you must go out and buy the beer, soft drinks and coal. And anything else she tells you to buy.


35 posted on 06/04/2010 4:06:08 PM PDT by BobS
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To: BobS

Actually, I was thinking catching some bluegill and fishing on the bottom for catfish!


36 posted on 06/04/2010 4:10:39 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Obama- 21st Century Edsel)
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To: blam
Mayfly Cloud So Huge It's Caught On Radar

Could be a bug in the system

37 posted on 06/04/2010 4:19:56 PM PDT by tophat9000 (It ain't about Black... It ain't about White...It's about a Red...Trying to take our rights!)
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To: blam

38 posted on 06/04/2010 4:22:44 PM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: cardinal4

Bluegill and catfish are fine bbq’d. Catch a great big catfish and then tell your wife to clean it! Double the supplies you went out to buy. And dig a hole to put the remains in like the Indians did for fertilizer. They weren’t dummies.


39 posted on 06/04/2010 4:27:13 PM PDT by BobS
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To: peeps36
Do they bite like horseflies?

No, they just land on the shady side of things and sit there. You can pick them up by grabbing their wings. You can set them down and they don't try to fly away. They are the most passive critters going. They'd make great pets if they lived more than a couple days.

See the pic at the top of the page. The main body is an inch or so long and the tail part is another inch.

I remember riding my bike on them as a kid. Crunchy and slippery.

40 posted on 06/04/2010 4:30:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Eepsy

Those critters in pic #38 are too small. Maybe midges.


41 posted on 06/04/2010 4:32:47 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: blam; Diana in Wisconsin

I hope they don’t come here.


42 posted on 06/04/2010 4:35:31 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: blam

Wow. The four horsemen are saddling up.


43 posted on 06/04/2010 4:38:24 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (Reconciliation will happen in November.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

They are indeed midges. I know this is a mayfly thread, but it reminded me of this story:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/06/sports/main3339048.shtml?source=RSSattr=HOME_3339048

I always got a kick out of the fact that even insects hate the Yankees....


44 posted on 06/04/2010 4:40:45 PM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: blam

Here at the University of Chicago, the Midway is lined with a particular kind of tree that has very plain little 1/4” blossoms. They smell a little like Juicy Fruit gum. One late afternoon/early evening, when the air was very still, I looked back over the Midway and saw that each tree had hovering above it a shifting tornado shape of minute swarming insects. They must have been attracted to the odor from those blossoms and concentrated over the trees where the odor was strongest in a sort of chemotaxis. It was almost science-fictiony weird in appearance.


45 posted on 06/04/2010 4:41:49 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Right Wing Assault

Ewwwwwwwwww~


46 posted on 06/04/2010 4:56:47 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: blam; girlangler

Check this out girl!


47 posted on 06/04/2010 4:57:34 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Love Bugs?

or

Noseeum (Ceratopogonidae)?


48 posted on 06/04/2010 5:15:13 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Eepsy

Go Yankee-hating midges!

Sometimes they get in huge swarms over one spot (sometimes trees as someone mentioned) and their buzzing wings all together are really loud. Probably getting ready to go to a ball game.


49 posted on 06/04/2010 5:45:05 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: All

It’s Bush’s fault.


50 posted on 06/04/2010 5:48:41 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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