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Old 05-02-2013   #12 (permalink)
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Other with sharper eyes than mine have correctly identified them as termites, not Mayflies. See link:

Termites - Facts About Termites - Types of Termitse - PestWorldforKids.org

From the Wikipedia blurb on termites:

'In areas with a distinct dry season, the alates leave the nest in large swarms after the first soaking rain of the rainy season. In other regions, flights may occur throughout the year, or more commonly, in the spring and autumn. Termites are relatively poor fliers and are readily blown downwind in wind speeds of less than 2 km/h, shedding their wings soon after landing at an acceptable site, where they mate and attempt to form a nest in damp timber or earth.'

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