The bugs are aquatic insects from the Corixidae family. They are up to 15mm in length and are currently in a migration season. The local Ministry of Nature Protection said in a statement that samples of the insects have been collected and sent to a lab for testing.
Curiously, this isn’t the first time this strange occurrence has taken place in Yakutia. The ministry notes that the so-called “Corixidae rain” was also seen between 1917-1920 and again in 1994. Locals will be relieved to hear that, while unpleasant, the bugs don’t pose a risk to humans.