Question about Island View Campground

Thor asked on 7/18/2022

Any idea what the bugs are here at Island View campground?

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Ed in Iowa
Ed in Iowa
Dexter, IA
16' Odyssey
Toyota 4Runner
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Answered on 6/18/2024:

There is often a large hatch of mayflies, called Hexagenia, in July. While they are very large for mayflies, and hatch in huge numbers, they have no stingers or mouth parts. The adult lives for no more than 72 hours, and all they do is mate, lay eggs, and die - by the millions, or billions. Their dead bodies can pile up in enormous stacks.