WATCH: 'Blind mosquitoes' invade Russian port city

2018-08-30 20:32

Swarms of non-biting midges invaded the port city of Taganrog, leaving roads and sidewalks covered with a slippery layer.

Chironmidae are also known as 'blind mosquitos' or lake flies.

Even though they don't bite, thy can cause breathing problems for some people - and a slipping hazard for pedestrians.

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