Skip to comments.Gross: Mayfly Cloud So Huge It's Caught On Radar
Posted on 06/04/2010 2:56:00 PM PDT by blam
Gross: Mayfly Cloud So Huge It's Caught On Radar
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.
And here's what they look like, from Wikipedia:
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What are those bugs in Florida? Noseeums?
Better than the 7-year cicada plaques that hit every so often.
Wow - must be some happy trout right there.
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.
How do they taste?
Like spotted owl.
I drove though one between MN and WI 30 years ago.
What a mess!
Do you mean love bugs?
I believe noseums are smaller - more like sand gnats.
I remember sliding into a car with my bicycle because the road was so slick with them.
They only last a couple days.
Funny you should bring up locks. I’m sitting here contemplating going to the Carlyle Lake Spillway over in Illinois tonight..
Yeah! Maybe love bugs.
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.
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.
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.
Actually, I was thinking catching some bluegill and fishing on the bottom for catfish!
Could be a bug in the system
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.
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.