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Old 05-30-2022, 08:03 AM   #1
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spent a lot of the weekend in paugus bay. the minute we pulled up to the sandbar and unrolled the Lilly pad thousands of tiny flies were covering the motor, the pad, and the boat. Noticed other boats as well swatting these things.


Anyone else see this or know whats going on?

otherwise a great day on the water!

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Old 05-30-2022, 09:02 AM   #2
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Was it the letherocerus americanus and did it look like this? ...... www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethocerus_americanus ..... known as the 'toe biter.'

Here on New Hampshire lakes and ponds, the adult letherocerus americanus will die out over the winter, but will return in the spring when its' eggs birth a new hatch of nymphs with warming weather.
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Old 05-30-2022, 07:16 PM   #3
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nope they were very small bugs, almost like gnats
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Old 05-30-2022, 07:21 PM   #4
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nope they were very small bugs, almost like gnats


They are just black flies. Had a few today over by Timber Island. Usually not out this time of year but we had a late spring. They will be gone soon.


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Old 05-31-2022, 08:51 AM   #5
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the NOseeUms are more than usual this time of year, they should die out
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As discussed on I boat on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH Facebook page , not black flies. They are pretty much done for the season. Midges...
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:09 AM   #7
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Those were probably Mayflies. We had them here on Sebago as well. Worst crop I can remember. The difference between Mayflies and Black flies is the mayflies don’t bite. Black flies do….
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:14 AM   #8
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the NOseeUms are more than usual this time of year, they should die out
Agreed
None around until dusk it seems.
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Old 06-08-2022, 04:20 PM   #10
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lol, bibits is what we used to call the nuns in school.

(must be a french thing )
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