Video | Beetles in huge numbers invade Saudi Arabia... What is the reason?

2024-04-05 2024-04-05T19:36:41Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Weather of Arabia - Social media users circulated video clips showing a heavy spread of beetles in some areas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where the insects appeared in huge and frightening numbers, and were covering a street.

Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al-Daghiri, professor of biological and integrated control of agricultural, veterinary and public health pests at Qassim University, published a tweet in which he talked about the appearance of “beetles” in the areas of southern Rafha and southern Hafar Al-Batin.

 

 

Is the appearance of beetles in Saudi Arabia normal?

Answer: Al-Daghiri pointed out that the appearance of beetles at this time of the year is not strange, as this has been repeated in previous years, but he pointed out the importance of consulting entomology specialists to find out the reasons for their appearance, whether due to the climate or spring activity of plants.

He explained that predatory ground beetles of the Harpalus type are the most common, and they gather in large numbers during the mating period, noting the importance of reducing lighting around homes to attract them.

For his part, Walid Suleiman Al-Hogail indicated that the time for the beetles to appear is the months of April and May, partly due to the cessation of spraying them in their sources.

There are various types of beetles that appear in Saudi Arabia, the most prominent of which are carrion beetles and ground beetles.

 

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What is the reason for the appearance of beetles in Saudi Arabia?

Answer: Changes in temperature and rainfall are factors that may lead to the appearance of beetles, in addition to the presence of large quantities of organic materials such as animal and plant remains.

 

Are there risks due to the appearance of beetles?

Answer: One of the potential risks of the appearance of beetles is the damage they can cause to agricultural crops and property, in addition to the risk of human exposure to their bites and potential health effects.

 

 

 

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