A Russian town has been invaded by a plague of flying bugs dubbed an ‘insect apocalypse’. Swarms of midges have filled the air and covered all exposed surfaces in the port city of Taganrog, some 40 miles from the Ukrainian border in southern Russia. Insects landing on the roads have created a slippery layer

about one inch deep, leaving cars skidding and pedestrians falling over. Another from hows a woman falling on a layer of insects making the road as slippy as ice. Known as Chironomidae – and also called chironomids or non-biting midges – they are breeding in small lakes near the city. Locals say they have never seen so many after a warm humid summer. READ MORE