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Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) fly over the surface of the Tisza river near Tiszainoka, 135km (84 miles) southeast of Budapest, June 20, 2012. Millions of these short-lived mayflies engage in a frantic rush to mate and reproduce before they perish in just a few hours during "Tiszaviragzas" or Tisza blooming season from late spring to early summer every year. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (HUNGARY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GF2E8730PB901 - RTR33XO3
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The quarter-sized gallinippers feed day and night, unlike normal mosquitos, and their bite has been compared to being stabbed.