May 14 from 2022 - 09: 00
At the beginning of this week, complaints from neighbors who had run into an unwanted company on a Dénia beach reached this newsroom. It was, according to the testimonies, a large group of insects that they could not recognize and that had caused some injuries to the torso of a swimmer. However, despite what it may seem at first glance, the truth is that it is not a "bug".
It was over the weekend, Marineta Cassiana, when this proliferation began to be seen. These beings, similar to small cockroaches, come out of the posidonia and algae found on the shore. They have ended up there from afar, since it is a spice that comes from Mexico.
The important thing: are they dangerous? Despite the aforementioned case in which a bather suffered small injuries to her back, according to the Environment technicians of the Dénia City Council there is no danger. They have assured that they are harmless and do not sting.
In fact, they are not insects. It is a species of isopod crustacean, specifically of the genus idotea. Nor can we speak of a plague, since they have hardly been seen again after those days.
Therefore, there is nothing to worry about. It is just another member of the diverse and rich fauna of our coastline, which does not pose any risk to people other than a small and punctual scare.