Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio, USA June 7, 2012 Size: each about 2 in.
Mayflies swarm in by the thousands every June here in Port Clinton. A few years ago they literally had to use bulldozers to remove them from the streets. They make a snapping sound when stepped on and give off a horrible fishy smell. They are absolutely everywhere. They swarm in at night and they even shed their skin and its an exact casing of its entire body including legs that continues to hold on wherever the bug was once sitting. They only live 24-72 hours
Contributed by MissMae417 on 21 July, 2012 - 11:48pm Last updated 8 July, 2017 - 1:58pm
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