12th Oct 2022 @ 9:27 am

Parts of Lanzarote are suffering from a plague of flies, according to a report in Lancelot Digital.

The increase in insects is believed to have been caused by the heavy rains of two weeks ago and the warm, still weather afterwards, which has given many insects the perfect opportunity to thrive. Flies are reported to be more common in rural areas such as Teguise, where there are more farms and livestock.

Kaleidoscopes of Painted Lady butterflies have also been seen in several parts of the island, again due to the conditions after the rains.   We’ve heard no reports of increased mosquito activity, but as the ese insects breed in stagnant pools of water, they can also increase after heavy rainfall.

More showers are predicted for this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.

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