Ladybug swarm so large it registers on radar in Southern California

Radar looked to be showing precipitation

via CBS News

A swarm of ladybugs moving through San Diego County was so large it registered on the National Weather Service’s (NWS) weather radar Tuesday night, CBS Los Angels reports. The NWS office in San Diego tweeted out a video of the radar that looked to be showing precipitation but was in fact what they called a ladybug “bloom.”

NWS Meteorologist Miguel Miller told local news radio station KNX-AM the 80-mile-long and 80-mile-wide blob was heading toward San Diego County from the San Gabriel Mountains.

The ladybugs were reportedly flying between 5,000 and 9,000 feet high, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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