The Insects Year 2020-Murder Hornets,Locusts, Cicadas

The year 2020 will be remembered most for the Covid-19 epidemic, the world is suffering from the worst health crisis in a long time. While this is happening there also some other creepy things going around in several parts of the world.



One of the first such reports turns up from the United States earlier this month after Asian giant hornets were seen in several places. The giant bees also are known as murderous hornets were first spotted in the US in 2019.

Asian giant hornets are the world's largest hornet species and they are genuinely scary as they grow 1.5 to 2 inches long and can sting multiple times.



Right now India is in the focal point of what is being described as the worst locust occupation in three decades. Various states like Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Telangana have already reported the presence of locust there.

These desert locusts which originate in the Horn of Africa then travels through Iran and Pakistan before entering India. This year the locust swarms have come early. The swarms can spread across kilometers descent on one location and eat up the entire vegetation there in a matter of hours. It could also seriously hamper India's food security in the coming days.



Just a couple of days ago reports have surfaced that cicadas have been spotted emerging from underground in the parts of the United States.

These cicadas had been underground for 17 years and were last spotted in 2003. Though they cannot harm humans directly, the National Institutes of Health notes that cicadas can make as much noise like a motorcycle.






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