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Locals reacted with horror after seeing millions of the bugs swarm onto beaches 30 miles from the capital Buenos Aires CEN

Horror as millions of beetles invade tourist beach as plague of ‘Biblical’ proportions hits Argentina

WT24 Desk

A BEETLE invasion of biblical proportions has hit beaches in seaside resorts.  Locals reacted with horror after seeing millions of the bugs swarm on to beaches 30 miles from the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. In scenes straight out of a horror film, entire beaches turned black as beetles covered miles of coastline.

 Although no one is exactly sure what is behind the phenomenon, countless theories have erupted on social media.Some believe it is a portent of the end of the world with commentators claiming the influx of beetles is an “ominous warning of impending doom” and “the end of times is near…they can sense it.”  Others suggested that an earthquake had hit the area before the beetle invasion appeared.

Local news says people living nearby are capturing and trying to sell the beetles online. According to one advert, a man is offering them for £21 per lb. Experts believe the beetle was a Black Maize Beetle, which can live for about two years underground and come out to mate.

They only live for four more days during this cycle. The “hatching” takes place every year and although in the past it usually takes place in January, for the last couple of years it has been happening later, according to The Sun.

 

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