Messy mayflies making their mark on motorists

National News

August 6, 2019 - 11:11 AM


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Swarms of mayflies have emerged from under water along the Missouri River and are caking windshields on stretches of road between Omaha and Kansas City, forcing drivers to pull over and clean up the mess.

Mayflies spend 99% of their lives in water, but they rise when they become winged adults to take part in a mating swarm, the Omaha World-Herald reported. They quickly die after that.

But the few days they spend mating are a nuisance.

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