posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 09:58 PM
reply to post by cleverhans
Heys to the op!
Given the month that this article was released (April) and being from Lancashire myself I could boldly claim no such creatures have existed in these
parts for thousands of years
On a serious note: May flies hatch at this time and if this guy likes his spring photography, or his "2 years of research" rather, then this is what
he has captured.
May flies/midges come in various sizes and tend to zip around in the air in close crazy swarms like this, often with their legs tailing behind them as
they are quite fast. It is this in combination with what looks like a morning sun and the over-exposure of their wings that gives this "fairy-like"
Interesting thread and a bold claim by the photographer. University lecturer or not..
Morale of the story? ..one shouldn't make claims until a specimen is captured and analysed.
Watch the void.