Are there mosquitoes in Russia

Youtube - The Little Russian Nightmare: A beach completely covered with billions of mosquitoes

The little Russian nightmare: A beach completely covered with billions of mosquitoes

At first glance it is not really recognizable, because everything looks like a normal sandy beach. But the background noise in the video already suggests that this must be about insects. It becomes clear when the man wipes the floor with his hands ... um the mosquitos.

Bzzzzzz: Like one annoying mosquito in the house or on the balcony isn't enough to drive you crazy. In this video it's hands full, even wheelbarrows full.

The clip was made in the Russian coastal town of Taganrog. A man wipes the floor with his hands. At first it looks like he's brushing the sand and making a pile of sand. On closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that there are thousands, even millions of small mosquitoes (or probably more likely mayflies) that form a real carpet on the beach.

This is not uncommon in the coastal city on the northern shore of the Sea of ​​Azov. There are several clips on the net that show swarms of mosquitoes similar to tornados.

The reason for the "hordes" of mayflies is the lack of fish in Taganrog Bay on the Sea of ​​Azov. The insects live two to three years as larvae on the bank and only one day as flying mosquitoes. Actually 90 percent of the animals would already be eaten as larvae, but because the fish population has decreased massively in the last ten years, the natural enemies are missing and the region is literally inundated with mosquitoes.