On the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka, millions of mosquitoes have united in a large swarm. Apparently, warmth and moisture create the perfect conditions for the plague.
Millions of mosquitoes have united to form a huge swarm in a village on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia.
A corresponding video from the village of Ust-Kamchatsk on the east coast has been causing a stir since the weekend. You can see a resident driving a car and the road is difficult to see because of the countless number of insects. The recordings are reminiscent of a tornado. There were many ‘pillars’ made of mosquitoes here and there on the horizon, the man reported.
‘We always have such problems in the middle of summer,’ he told the local news portal Kamchatka-Inform. This usually happens when it has rained for a long time. Such weather provides an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. ‘It seems to me that their number this year is higher than usual.’ According to the report, this phenomenon lasts for several days, sometimes hours.
These swarms are harmless to humans, the scientist Lyudmila Lobkova told the portal. Male mosquitoes buzz around females to mate.