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Photos Of Millions Of Mayflies May Make You Itchy

There isn’t enough OFF! in the world. This mayfly orgy in Hungary only lasts a few hours every year and is a bit of a tourist attraction.

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Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) fly over the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszainoka, 135km (84 miles) southeast of Budapest, June 20, 2012. Millions of these short-lived mayflies engage in a frantic rush to mate and reproduce before they perish in just a few hours during “Tiszaviragzas” or Tisza blooming season from late spring to early summer every year.

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