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Palingenia longicauda

In an attempt to mate several male long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) congregate about a hatching individual, which turns out to be a male, too. As soon as they realise their mistake the males take off for another try. Tisza blooming (Tiszavirágzás). It is when millions of long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) are rising in huge clouds, reproduce, and perish, all in just a few hours.

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In an attempt to mate several male long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) congregate about a hatching individual, which turns out to be a male, too. As soon as they realise their mistake the males take off for another try. Tisza blooming (Tiszavirágzás). It is when millions of long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) are rising in huge clouds, reproduce, and perish, all in just a few hours.