Millions of beetles spread terror in an Australian homeFeb 192021
The insects flooded the courtyard of a house in such a high quantity that it caused astonishment even among experts.
Millions of San Juan beetles flooded the yard of a house in the Australian town of Hamilton, in the island state of Tasmania, reports the Daily Mail.
As they left their home, its owner, a man named Kyle Manton, thought that what was on the ground was gravel. However, upon closer inspection, he realized that the area was indeed covered in insects.
The man filmed the scene and shared the images on social networks, where users were quick to react. "From a horror movie," one commented, while another called it "the apocalypse."
San Juan beetles are considered a pasture pest and primarily inhabit southeastern Australia. The species usually thrives in humid climates and in areas of heavy rainfall.
"Beetles of this species are prone to hatching en masse and are easily attracted to artificial light. But such a huge number as the one in the video is extraordinary," said Simon Grove, invertebrate specialist at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. .