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    Default dead mayflies at minnesota gas station

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    Default Re: dead mayflies at minnesota gas station

    This is pretty common all over the Mid West. I remember them several inches thick on many cross country trips.

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    We don't see Mayflies in those proportions,we used to have great Plagues of Grasshoppers (They are called Locusts) however any sightings are reported to The Dept Of Ag & they spray them as they can cause real Damage to Cereal Crops.
    From time to time we have Plagues of Mice,Bogong Moths & to a lesser degree Brown as well as Christmas Beetles,The Winter Frosts,Baiting & Trapping usually wipes out most of the Mice,also the snakes all feed on them.
    Birds,Spiders etc feast on the Moths,Beetles etc,then they just die off.
    Any which end up in the Water are eaten by different Fish Species.
    Brian

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    Default Re: dead mayflies at minnesota gas station

    Quote Originally Posted by Liphookedau View Post
    We don't see Mayflies in those proportions,we used to have great Plagues of Grasshoppers (They are called Locusts) however any sightings are reported to The Dept Of Ag & they spray them as they can cause real Damage to Cereal Crops.
    From time to time we have Plagues of Mice,Bogong Moths & to a lesser degree Brown as well as Christmas Beetles,The Winter Frosts,Baiting & Trapping usually wipes out most of the Mice,also the snakes all feed on them.
    Birds,Spiders etc feast on the Moths,Beetles etc,then they just die off.
    Any which end up in the Water are eaten by different Fish Species.
    Brian
    Brian: Do you get occasional times when the mice get so abundant that the fish really key in on them like New Zealand experiences?
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    Default Re: dead mayflies at minnesota gas station

    I remember seeing something like this on the local news. The mayflies were hatching so thick on Lake Erie they could be seen on radar!
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