Bug storms around the world

Bug storms form some of the scariest scenarios in the world. Here are some well-known bug swarms, from army ants biting their way across a Mexican landscape to a sudden burst of gnats spoiling a Major League Baseball playoff game.

Text by Crai S. Bower | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Jan 3, 2014 4:28PM
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BLACK OR GREEN HEAD FLIES ,ARE STRAIGHT FROM HELL!!!!!    THESE MENACING BASTARDS RUIN ALL WATER ACTIVITIES AS THEY WILL ATTACK ALL EXPOSED ARES EVEN IF YOU ARE HEAD DEEP IN WATER,THEY ARE IN LAKES,STREAMS AND THE BEACHES OF NEW ENGLAND I THINK THEY ARE GIANT FANS BECAUSE THEIR IRRAITATING  AS HELL.     B>)
Dec 17, 2013 1:56PM
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I'm waiting for Obummer to blame President Bush........................
Nov 18, 2013 9:56PM
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this article really bugs me...and that ant no joke!
Nov 18, 2013 6:36PM
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You see, this is my problem. The couple should have their eyes covered with sunglasses and the towel wrapped around their heads. Sheesh!
Nov 18, 2013 3:40PM
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I am terrified of any insect that flies, including butterflies!!! They give me the heebie jeebies!!!
Nov 18, 2013 1:43PM
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DDT, one of the most effective insecticides ever invented, did more harm to the environment than anything.  It went through the food chain like wildfire, killing fish, almost wiped out the pelicans because it softened their eggs, killed all the good insects too..bees, butterflies, lady bugs, the list is endless.


Man is his own worst enemy.  We kill without discrimination thus interrupting the food chain.  We "import" other insects to kill what we have, forgetting these new imports have no natural enemies here.  I cherish every lady bug, dirt dobber (they kill spiders), praying mantis, wasp ... let nature take care of its own.  


Genetic engineering scares the heck out of me for this very reason.  Scientists seem to forget these new 'improved' bugs they are creating have no natural enemies.  What happens when they multiply beyond reason and run out of the 'food' they were created to destroy? 
 

Nov 18, 2013 1:21PM
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Here in Georgia we have a new mosquito.  It has zebra stripes around its back end, thus the name.  My point here is how they got here:  They came here in water in used tires what were imported from the Philippines, this per CDC.  Would someone please tell me why this country would be importing used tires?     
Nov 18, 2013 1:14PM
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Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake in Utah has every form of flying biting insect known to man .. well, not really but it sure seems like it.  Some of these little gnats & 'skeeters can bite through two layers of denim.  If you happen to walk into a swarm of them, you cannot get out of it, they follow you.  We were covered in Deet and wore protective clothes, still ended up with so many bites.
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