Will France see an insect invasion this summer?

A beetle. Will France see an insect ‘invasion’ this summer as more insects are noticed due to hot weather
A rise in insects has been noticed during hot weather in France, but experts have said there is "nothing to worry about"

Warm weather is increasing the number of insects appearing in France this summer - especially tiny “flea beetles” - it has been reported, although experts say the country is unlikely to see an invasion.

Residents in southern France have reported a spike in tiger mosquitoes, according to local news source France3, while residents in Normandy especially have reported a rise in the appearance of hundreds of tiny, shiny insects.

These have been identified as “flea beetles” (known as “altises” in French), said François Radigue, founding member of the Orne department environmental association l’Association Faune et Flore de ...

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