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Spotted: A Swarm Of Ladybugs So Huge, It Showed Up On National Weather Service Radar

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  1. onyxleopard Link
    Reminds me of the curious proliferation and equally curious apparent extinction of the Rocky Mountain Locust. It’s scary when ecologists tell us we’re loving through a mass extinction. But, nature...

    Reminds me of the curious proliferation and equally curious apparent extinction of the Rocky Mountain Locust. It’s scary when ecologists tell us we’re loving through a mass extinction. But, nature is also just strange in so many ways, and we really don’t know enough about ecosystems and anthropogenic effects on them. It’s possible this is just ‘natural’.

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  2. knocklessmonster Link
    I just got home from a trip to Yosemite and there were a lot up there (250 miles away from San Bernardino). I had never seen so many before. It wasn't an apocalypse tier swarm or anything, but...

    I just got home from a trip to Yosemite and there were a lot up there (250 miles away from San Bernardino). I had never seen so many before. It wasn't an apocalypse tier swarm or anything, but there were a ton.

    If you see Bakersfield on the article nap, we were 150 miles north, and didn't get out til we were in the northwest part of Sierra National Forest, about 150 miles north of Bakersfield.

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  3. alyaza (edited ) Link
    here's a mildly curious, offbeat story out of california this week. radar sometimes picks up large groups of animals if they fly in the right places, and in this case it happened to pick up an...

    here's a mildly curious, offbeat story out of california this week. radar sometimes picks up large groups of animals if they fly in the right places, and in this case it happened to pick up an abnormally large swarm of ladybugs, probably in the middle of migrating. this swarm was not particularly dense, but in general it is apparently an unpleasant experience to be in a large swarm of ladybugs (as is true of most bugs).

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