SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) – A swarm of ladybugs moving through San Diego County was so large it registered on the National Weather Service’s weather radar Tuesday evening.
The National Weather Service 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”.READ MORE: Human Remains Found Off 91 Freeway In Cerritos
“The large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not precipitation, but actually a cloud of ladybugs termed a ‘bloom,'” the tweet read.READ MORE: Hit-And-Run Crash Kills 14-Year-Old Boy Leaving Baseball Field In Apple Valley
National Weather Service Meteorologist Miguel Miller told KNX that the 80-mile-long and 80-mile-wide blob was heading towards San Diego County from the San Gabriel Mountains.MORE NEWS: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Gives Support For Calif. Measure That Would Use Online Sports Gambling To Fund Homeless Services
The ladybugs were reportedly flying between 5,000 and 9,000 feet high according to the Los Angeles Times.