They started to drop out of thin air in the middle of July and continued their fall well into the first week of September!
Although their wings were not apparent as they didn't seem to use them very often, they must have had them as there was no other way that they could fall from great heights into ones dinner, climb out of the gravy /sauce, escape from ones cleavage, detangle them selves from full heads of hair or alas be swatted on a bald head!
These tiny black beetles got everywhere, but, seemed to be attracted to light, white table linen, not much fun if one had to chew ones Bacardi and coke!
The carpet of currants were swept up every morning until they descended again in the evening and so the big sweep continued.
They were clumsy little blighters, a bit like free falling from an aeroplane without a parachute!
As long as they landed on something or someone and survived the journey from out of space they appeared content.
What purpose they served was a mystery to me, too slow on the ground to catch insects, too challenged in the air to be mosquito eaters!
My conclusion as to why we had a plague of currants that lasted so long, was, the heat brought them out, there needed to be millions of them so a few could survive?
The Greeks on the other hand, well, some said they had never seen them before, others said they smelt, we never got close enough to them to find out, dead or alive!
The most believable theory was---the currants lived in the soil and underground, they had crawled to the surface looking for water, I never saw them drinking water, but, they did fall into salads, stews,drinks and ice creams mainly as darkness fell, unbeknown to me I might have even eaten a few(faints)
Message posted by Elliemay on 14 September 2011 at 1:19pm - IP Logged
Well the blighters that were not residing at Maggy`s were at my house.. I have never seen anything like it! Horrid little creatures that actually play dead!
Apart from the ones that kept falling into our food, drinks, hair... and if you were looking up... eyes... they were all over the walls (wherever lighting is basically) we literally had thousands of them!
I heard the one about the fires... I was also told that they were storm beetles that come out prior to a storm.. well they should have checked the ruddy weather forcast.. there were no storms.. I think the fire theory is favourite. Oh I hope we dont get them this year, I don`t like crunchy outdoor carpets!
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