Mayflies!

Mayflies!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed May 09, 2012 9:46 pm

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The place is lousy with them.
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed May 09, 2012 10:33 pm

WOW, now I like full summer it is the in between that annoys me :x
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed May 09, 2012 10:56 pm

I took 2 videos, my Nikon can take short vids, but I have to convert them from .avi to a format I can upload here. It was something.
I went back out a little while ago and they are gone. Only a few miserable moths flying around the floodlight.
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed May 09, 2012 11:55 pm

Thankfully they are only a minor nuisance. When you fish by the river at night with a lantern there will be a carpet of them an inch thick by the end of the night. A frog showed up one night and was hanging out by the lantern, that thing was like baseball by the time it left. Around here by the river they have gotten so bad on occasions they have caused accidents by making the bridge decks slick and they end up closing some bridges.
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 10, 2012 6:57 am

I was reading about them, yes they can build up to a carpet-like thickness. I've never seen them around here like this. I do live near a lake/river, within walking distance.
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: samhill On: Thu May 10, 2012 8:01 am

I've seen some here but not too bad, skeeters are the big thing at night. It could be that the bats find it easier & more filling the get the Mayflies, in any event we got more than our share of bugs.
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu May 10, 2012 1:26 pm

I'll take Mayflies over Blackflies in the Adirondacks. :mad:
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu May 10, 2012 2:49 pm

The black flies or the horse flies?

We were at a campground once when we were kids and the black flies were so bad we had to leave. If you put something down there would be 20 or 30 of them on it in seconds. You could of had one of those glue stirps and it would have been filled before you pulled it out all the way.

The horse flies are another story because they are painful but they aren't too bad in this area. Worse place I saw them was down Assategaue.

Mosquitoes? Try Chincoteague or Assateague about mid summer. I was following mt brother on a bike and there must of been 30 of them on his back and that was with bug spray on.
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 10, 2012 9:32 pm

I really hate mosquitoes. Last year after the hurricane/tropical storm it was terrible here. I suppose it was the same in your neck of the woods.
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri May 11, 2012 6:26 am

Rob R. wrote:I'll take Mayflies over Blackflies in the Adirondacks. :mad:


Punkies and No-see-ums are the worst bugs to have around I think. Punkie bites will show up on me as big itchy bumps about 24 hours after I've been bit. No-see-ums are the most painfull as each bite burns. Of course they get their name from the fact that they are so small that you usually won't see them. Regular mosquito netting does not keep no-see-ums out. It takes a special netting to keep the buggers out. Fortunately the no-see-ums hung around Whippleville for only an evening or two last year. The punkie season seems to be for about a month here. Mosquitoes are here but not as bad as some areas of the Adirondacks that I have camped in. :idhitit:
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Re: Mayflies!

PostBy: samhill On: Fri May 11, 2012 7:22 am

Can you get us a picture of the no-see-ums? :P
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