Take a look, if you dare:

Exceptionally heavy rains, the kind that are sometimes linked to human created climate-change, can create new wet areas where mosquitos lay eggs and bring about frightening swarms after hatching. But according to the Twitter account of the Siberian Times, a highly-followable English language content-creator from Russia’s far east, what you’re seeing here—roughly one gazillion male insects circling and looking for females—is typical Siberian summer fare.

And while I’m no entomologist, the size of the swarm suggests these bugs have a long, successful record of finding and mating with each other.

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