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Black ‘ladybirds’?

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Black ‘ladybirds’?

We are staying in Lothiarika beach area (arrived 06.06.18) - when eating out in the evening we appear to be attracting swarms of small black flying insects similar to ladybirds. Any tips to alleviate this? We are using insect repellant and no perfumes it’s starting to spoil our hols 😩 Not experienced this before is it a regular occurance?

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1. Re: Black ‘ladybirds’?

Hi.

Friend who owns a restuarant in lindos said the same. Must be unusual. Did see one last night while sitting outside 404 in lindos.

Peter.

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2. Re: Black ‘ladybirds’?

We have had these in the UK since 2004. They are an alien variety of ladybird also known as Harlequin.

They are devastating our indiginous ladybird species.

Harlequin ladybugs can also give humans a nasty bite so keep well away. Their bites are not poisonous but can cause an itchy lump that stings.

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