A group of bugs had National Weather Service staff confused on Tuesday.
The radar showed clouds in the San Gabriel mountains region, but there were none in the sky. Then calls to weather spotters cleared things up. One simply said “ladybugs!” It turns out there was a massive swarm of them, called a bloom.
The bloom measures 10 miles wide and 15 miles long. MILES! And they were around the five thousand foot elevation level.
Ladybugs are great for gardens, killing pests and protecting the plants.
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