|Above, the kind of bug invading the Burning Man site.|
Thousands of people are looking forward to the annual Burning Man Festival in Nevada that's scheduled to open August 30.
But, unfortunately, so are thousands of biting bugs.
According to Fox News:
The Burning Man techno-fest looks like it’s headed for a real buzz kill.
Black Rock City, the location in the Nevada desert where the annual festival will be held later this month, is overrun by thousands of flying, biting, crawling bugs, according to festival organizers.
"They're everywhere. They bite. They crawl all over you. They get up and in you," the organizer, John Curley, wrote on the festival's official blog.
Curley said the bugs got into a woman's t-shirt and settled in her bra, while others went through a welding mask.The article includes photos of the critters covering vehicle tires.
What kind of bugs are they? Here's what the article says:
According to Gizmodo, the bugs are called Nysius, or seed bugs. They spoke to entomologist Karl Magnacca who thinks there are actually two other species here along with Nysius, one of which is probably in the family Miridae. And according the report, these guys also release a terrible smell too.Yuck!
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