How bad are the fishflies this year? They're showing up on weather radar.
Local 4's Paul Gross noted the phenomena in a recent Twitter post:
The short life cycle of fish flies
The Mayfly is part of an group of insects called Paleoptera which also includes dragonflies and damselflies according to wild-facts.com.
These medium-sized insects has the honor of being one of the most short-lived animals in the world.
The lifespan of the adult Mayfly can last anywhere between 30 minutes to one day depending on the species.
After spending life under water as a nymph the fish fly swims to the surface to hatch into adult form.
Once in the adult form, their life becomes very simple.
Find a partner and mate, and that is their only purpose in life once they reach that adult stage.
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