Dangerous wasps were flying ants in Marbella Costa del Sol

Flying ants irritating but not dangerous Credit Shutterstock

A NUMBER of reports were received by local authorities that there appeared to be a sudden swarming of dangerous wasps or hornets along the river road in San Pedro Alcantara a suburb of Marbella.

A health team was dispatched to the area to check to see whether there was any potential danger to residents and passers-by.

They soon concluded that due to the recent autumn rain that in fact this marked the appearance of a form of flying ant known in Spanish as Aluas and that they had emerged en masse ready to take wing.

Whilst they may have been irritating because of the number involved, they are not dangerous and were actually following the way of nature as they were looking to mate.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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