Huge swarms of flying ants descend on London

Many in London and across the UK will have been happy to see the sun shine this weekend.

At long last we can once again go out in our back gardens and enjoy the heat.

But for most, this bliss didn’t last long. Swathes of flying ants have descended on the city and rest of Britain, causing havoc.

The critters have come over to the UK to start new colonies.

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Scientifically referred to as nuptial flight, the phenomena revolves around virgin queens mating with males before starting new colonies, Mirror Online reports.

The effect from a human perspective is countless numbers of thick bodied ants whizzing through the skies.

While humans may not be overly keen on the winged critters, the natural event is like an early Christmas for seagulls.

Londoners have taken to social media to express their disgust at the creatures, with one even comparing the scenes to a horror movie.

Another said that South London was “under attack” from the ants.

He said: “South London is under attack… from large flying ants? They’re suddenly everywhere.

“Are other parts of London seeing the same?”

Another begged the question if it was another “plague”.

He added: “What’s next?”

Have you seen flying ants in your part of London? If so, let us know in the comments below!


My London – Local News