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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hordes of Dragonflies Are Showing Up On Cleveland Doppler Radar

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM

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The lapping shores of Lake Erie are a big bug hot spot, and this week it seems that dragonflies have taken over, even showing up on Cleveland-area Doppler radar (as these types of swarms are wont to do).  This year already the Cleveland area has been inundated with midges and mayflies, and now it's dragonfly time. Thankfully, the flying insects are not harmful to humans.

Yesterday, swarms of the bugs were seen annoying people trying to cool off from the end-of-summer temperatures by the beach in Rocky River. It remains unclear how long the dragonflies will stick around.

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