Massive swarm of dragonflies invades Northeast Ohio lakefront; thousands of bugs appear on weather radar

Massive swarm of dragonflies invades Northeast Ohio lakefront; thousands of bugs appear on weather radar
Passers-by at Rocky River's Bradstreet Landing stare in awe at thousands of dragonflies. (Source: WOIO)

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (WOIO) - Massive swarms of dragonflies have descended on Northeast Ohio’s lakefront communities, and the giant cloud of bugs was so mammoth it appeared on 19 News’ weather radar on Tuesday.

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Are you seeing DRAGONFLIES in your area? They're even showing up on the radar! 🤢 Story: https://bit.ly/2lOXG3j

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The swarm shooed away fishermen and beach-goers on Tuesday, as the 1- to 4-inch bugs flew in this afternoon.

Fortunately, the large bugs don’t bite or sting.

A dragonfly invasion, incoming thunderstorms and humid temps are on the weather docket. Join the conversation now with Meteorologist Samantha Roberts

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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