California Ladybug Swarm Dozens Of Miles

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Published on June 7, 2019 - Duration: 00:30s

California Ladybug Swarm Dozens Of Miles

On Thursday officials said a swarm of many millions of ladybugs taking to the sky in Southern California this week to hunt for aphids has been captured on a radar screen as a massive blob.

Reuters reports that the insect swarm spanned 80 miles by 80 miles and centered around the town of Hesperia, more than 70 miles east of Los Angeles.

Ladybugs, also called ladybird beetles, are considered beneficial by gardeners as they feast on aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs.

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California Ladybug Swarm Dozens Of Miles

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