Large Mayfly hatch shows up on Quad Cities, Iowa radar.
— WindyCityWxMan (@WindyCityWxMan) July 6, 2015
Mayflies are flying insects with long tails and wings that look like fishing flies — or fishing flies are made to look like mayflies. They are aquatic insects with an immature stage called a nymph that lives in fresh water.
The insects are known to hatch in spring — not necessarily in May. They eventually fly above their water residence in mass numbers and live a short adult life.
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