Never underestimate the power of insects

A photograph of a mayfly from Wikipedia

This little mayfly is hardly an intimidating creature, is it? Yet when millions of them hatch on the same night, they’re capable of making their presence felt. Below is an animated GIF from the National Weather Service showing a mayfly hatch a few hours down the road as it appeared on their weather radar. Yikes!

NWS animated GIF of mayfly hatch on radar

Tip o’ the cap to Keith Brugger for the pointer to the NWS page.

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