Portugal bugs

portugal bugs

What is Portugal bugs?

Portugal Bugs is a start-up born at the University of Porto, pioneer in Portugal in the creation and transformation of insects for human consumption. Our main objective is to be the first Portuguese company to be able to place insect products in the national market and to do this we need some help.

What are these squash bugs in Portugal?

This bristly squashbug, a member of the family Coreidae, was seen in Monte Carvoiero, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. It feeds on Black Medick Medicago lupulina and various other plants of the family Fabaceae (the pea family). Adults are typically 7 - 9mm in length.

What is the Portuguese insects Association?

In the mean time we also created a Portuguese Insect Industry association called Portugal Insects, in partnership with EntoGreen that’s focused in rearing Black soldier fly and Nutrix that is rearing crickets for human consumption.

What insects live in the Algarve?

Butterflies and moths are well represented in the Algarve, along with several interesting dragonflies and grasshoppers plus countless beetles. Spiders and scorpions are among the other abundant arthropods in this lovely part of southern Portugal.

Do bug bites spread diseases in Portugal?

Although Portugal is an industrialized country, bug bites here can still spread diseases. Just as you would in the United States, try to avoid bug bites while spending time outside or in wooded areas. What can I do to prevent bug bites?

Are there venomous snakes in Portugal?

Although allegedly, there is only one venomous snake in Portugal which is harmful to humans. There are in general, eight different types of snake which call Portugal home. Snakes are quite common throughout Portugal and usually present no threat to man.

Are there mosquitoes in Portugal?

Some areas of Portugal have Mosquitoes, especially during warm weather. There is no risk of malaria in Portugal, but in the last five years, mosquitoes have been found carrying Dengue fever. The threat to people’s health is very low.

Are there any dangerous animals in Portugal?

European scorpions – While a European scorpion’s bite is always painful, some carry diseases that can make humans very sick. There are extinct and endangered animals in Portugal. Some extinct animals have been reintroduced, like the red squirrel, and are now endangered.

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