CLEVELAND - Look out everyone! The swarm is coming!
Millions of mayflies appeared on the Power of 5 Radar Tuesday evening.
THE SWARM! Here's what millions of Mayflies look like on the Power of 5 Doppler Radar! #ohwx @wews pic.twitter.com/gQHS0Ye4k4— Mark Johnson (@MarkJWeather) June 24, 2015
THE SWARM! Here's what millions of Mayflies look like on the Power of 5 Doppler Radar! #ohwx @wews pic.twitter.com/gQHS0Ye4k4
Mayflies don't necessarily have to hatch in May, but they do hatch in the spring time, typically in June on Lake Erie.
Power of 5 Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson says the large number of mayflies this year is the sign of a healthy Lake Erie ecosystem.
@MarkJWeather pic.twitter.com/J08xLa6stw— fairlight01 (@fairlight01) June 24, 2015
Mayflies will live for several days and their sole purpose is to mate.
The bugs' eggs will go to the bottom of Lake Erie, where they'll sit for nearly a year and we'll do it all over again!
.@MarkJWeather mayflies at put in bay Sunday night pic.twitter.com/pYGLZX5dKH— Flew (@Flewdog50) June 24, 2015
.@MarkJWeather mayflies at put in bay Sunday night pic.twitter.com/pYGLZX5dKH
While the mayflies can be a nuisance, they are not a danger as they do not have mouths, so they can't bite humans.
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