Mayfly Swarm Leads to Bridge Closing

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Mayfly Swarm Leads to Bridge Closing

Postby barkeater on June 15th, 2015, 10:57 am

From the WSJ today: "A swarm of mayflies was so dense it caused motorcycle crashes and prompted the closing of a Pennsylvania bridge over the weekend." "the Route 462 bridge between Columbia and Wrightsville was shut late Saturday after mayflies swarmed around lights and then fell to the ground forming piles several inches deep." "Three motorcycle crashes occured because of the flies"
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Re: Mayfly Swarm Leads to Bridge Closing

Postby Skink on June 15th, 2015, 11:09 am

Tossing a dry that day would have been useless. Thousands to choose from, you would be lucky if yours was chosen. Some hatches actually show up in weather radar screens. Insane stuff, but I'd like to see that at least once in that volume, I've seen small pockets on a nearby stream, but not as dense as this.
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Re: Mayfly Swarm Leads to Bridge Closing

Postby Twism86 on June 15th, 2015, 11:27 am

I guess I will have to watch for mayfly swarms while on my bike now.

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Can they be MayFlies in June? Should they be JuneFlies..... :lol:
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Re: Mayfly Swarm Leads to Bridge Closing

Postby Skink on June 15th, 2015, 12:24 pm

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