Millions of tiny insects have been filmed swarming around a city in footage that wouldn’t look out of place in an apocalyptic Hollywood blockbuster.
Videos have flooded Twitter in recent days showing the plague of bugs in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk.
One particularly creepy clip shows the creatures completely covering the pavements, making it seem like the very ground is moving.
Demakovska Larisa filmed the encounter and wrote: “And we have an invasion of winged aphids in our city. Looks creepy.”
Another resident, Shabaev Alexander, also shared eerie clips of the bugs.
The insects can be seen covering the skies above a street in one video while another saw him brushing the bugs on the floor away using his boot – creating a huge pile of the unwelcome guests in the process.
According to local media reports, the insects descended upon the city last weekend and even managed to find their way into buildings and buses.
It is not clear exactly what caused the spooky sight. While not confirmed, if they are aphids they are harmless to humans.
The small insects survive by using their piercing-sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap.
It comes after much of east Africa was been devastated by a gigantic locust plague this year.
Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Eritrea, India, Pakistan, Iran, Yemen, Oman and Saudi Arabia are just some of the countries that have been affected in a disaster seen as one of the worst on record.
Many of the countries affected suffer from severe food poverty, with the locusts further threatening food security.
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