Citizens have taken to Twitter to share “apocalyptic” scenes of the winged insects flock the air, with some claiming the invasion has parallels with biblical aggravations. Horrifying videos show the insects covering streets and buildings. The insect people has apparently exploded due to an unusually warm summer.
One Twitter owner wrote: “In Krasnoyarsk, an invasion of flies. All the things in 2020 remind me of ten Egyptian chivies. Have you all been waiting for the end of the world in 2012? Wrong by 8 years. #apocalypse2020”
Another reckoned: “Krasnoyarsk is overrun with insects. We tell who it is and when it will all end.”
A third myself said: “Crowds of insects attacked Krasnoyarsk.
“Locals have grumbled that it is impossible to be on the street – but motorists are not happy either. 2020 is on pursue.”
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Cost of destruction
Swarms can include billions of locusts and stretch hundreds of square miles as the insects voraciously consume crops, imperiling aliment security.
Migratory locusts inhabit Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, approaching pastures and critical crops such as wheat, rice, corn, millet, barley, oats, sugarcane and sorghum.
Professor Kang mean further research is needed on whether 4VA exists in other locust species such as the comeuppance locust, called Schistocerca gregaria, that currently is ravaging scraps of Africa and the Middle East.
The chemical insecticides currently used to preclude locust outbreaks raise concerns about human health and security. The identification of 4VA could inspire new methods.