Sun Life Stadium Swarmed by Thousands of Dragonflies, Miami Game Delayed

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The kickoff of the Miami Hurricanes-Kansas State Wildcats game has been delayed 30 minutes due to lightning, but there's a far more baffling display of nature going on at Sun Life Stadium right now. The bowl has been invaded by thousands of dragonflies.

Here's a pic of the swarm from Twitter user @EricEspada, who adds, "If you are afraid of dragonflys do not head to Sun Life Stadium. There are a million of them flying in the stadium."

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Several other Twitter users are confirming the infestation.

"Nevin Shapiro is bad enough but when a plague of dragonflies delays your game, Someone is sending a message," writes Cecil Hurt.

"Game didnt even start yet and this is crazy. dragonflys took over the student section," writes @TheGregWhite.

We'll keep you updated on Dragonfly Swarm '11 if there are any further developments. (Got more pics? Send them our way.) In the meantime, the game is now scheduled to begin at 3:59 and is being broadcast on ESPNU and WatchESPN.com.

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Silvia
Silvia

Couple of days ago I saw about 100 in my backyard, what's causing this?

gametruthordare
gametruthordare

These flies are afraid to travel in the area around Joe Robbie Stadium. They are afraid of the dark, if you know what I mean.Sexy Games

Rafael
Rafael

Yes this is the begginig of sorrows for the U.

Ginger
Ginger

I have a dragonfly swarm in my backyard on Miami's Upper Eastside right now!   Also in the field across the street from my house. I noticed this strange phenomenon yesterday (Sun.) afternnoon for the first time.

zippy
zippy

The dragonflies are voracious mosquito eaters and I sure hope that some idiot didn't try to kill them.

Mea English
Mea English

just means there is a lot of mosquito food out there!

Vestamorgaine
Vestamorgaine

I wonder if it was a breeding swarm.  This is interesting.

LouSanis
LouSanis

Those flies are afraid of moving through the neighborhood surrounding Joe Robbie stadium. They are scared of the dark, if you know what I mean.

Guest
Guest

Oh yeah, thats a rough neighborhood up in Davie around that former Joe Robbie Stadium.

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