How much longer for Mayflies??
Hi. I'm a relatively patient person, and I know Mayflies (aka midges, right?) are a short-lived occurrence, but here (Sherwood Forest) by the Severn River, we've been experiencing them for a couple of weeks.... I think. But, they've gotten much worse over the past week, and I keep hoping that means they're peaking and will be gone soon. How much longer do we have to co-exist? Thanks!
Anne Arundel County Maryland
Mayflies are a different order of insects than midges. We think you are referring to midges. These insects decline in numbers within a few weeks after they first appear.
Thanks. I'd read a couple of articles online that said Midges and Mayflies were/are the same bug.
Glad to hear an expert say, definitively, that they aren't.
I tried to get a picture of them massed on my screens or windows, but they just don't show up.
However, this one posed for me after I jumped into my car this morning.
I'm getting very tired of them, and hope that their "time" is up soon. Glad they're harmless!
Our entomologist has identified this as a midge.