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Beirut.com 15 May 2020

Large Swarm Of Beetles Spread Through Lebanon Last Night

Last night, footage of a huge swarm of hovering dark insects was making the rounds on social media, inducing panic among people and leaving them wondering what else 2020 has in store for us.

Just in case this year hasn’t been feeling completely apocalyptic yet, the swarms were spotted in several areas in Lebanon, including Ersel and Baalbak.

While many mistook them for cockroaches, the insects were identified as black beetles, which usually come around springtime and are actually beneficial for the environment as they feed on pests. They only appear at night and wander to inhabited areas because the light helps them locate their food, and they go back into hiding during summer.

So you can worry a little less now!