Behold, fishfly season is upon us

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Oh god. - THIS DETROIT LIFE
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It's June, which can only mean one thing for those living near Lake St. Clair — fishflies, and lots of them. Shudder.

This photo of a fishfly-infested ATM was posted on Facebook by This Detroit Life, where it has earned nearly 3,000 shares as of Friday. A Reddit user caught the photo and posted it in the r/Detroit forum with the caption, "I see the ATM is closed today. I'm good."



The good news is the invasion will be over soon. Fishflies, more commonly known as mayflies, have a short lifespan. After living most of their lives underwater as "nymphs", they float above the surface, molt, and live just a day or two to mate before dying. What a life.
 

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