Lake Erie residents say mayflies slower to emerge

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Northern Ohio residents in some areas along Lake Erie say mayflies have been slower to show up this year.

The superintendent of the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island says the pesky but harmless winged insects haven't been out in full force like past years.

But others along the lake say they've seen thick swarms of the bugs that rise out of the water each June.

Workers in the city of Port Clinton shut off street lights earlier this week so that the bright lights wouldn't attract the mayflies.

The manager of a restaurant in Avon near Cleveland says the lack of mayflies so far means diners have been able to eat outside on the patio.

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