Annual invasion of lake flies over Lake Winnebago captured on weather radar

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Annual invasion of lake flies over Lake Winnebago captured on weather radar



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It’s finally spring, which means warmer weather, longer days, and if you’re in the Lake Winnebago region, massive swarms of freshly hatched lake flies.

This is a regular occurrence in the area, but this year’s swarm was large enough to pop up on the Fox 11 weather radar, as shared by the KOKH Fox 25’s Twitter account.

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Lake fly hatch captured on weather radar https://t.co/CkivdRsdO1 pic.twitter.com/ZlnbC1NnTv

— KOKH FOX 25 (@OKCFOX) May 17, 2018

That is an unholy amount of flies. 

According to Fox 11, the flies are a very vital part of the lake’s ecosystem. They have a very short lifespan, living only a few days to mate before they die. They don’t bite and are more of an annoyance than a serious harm.  Read more…

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