Giant Swarm Of Flying Ants Registers On Radar
2020 is keeping it weird.
Imagine being a weather man and seeing a massive cloud on the radar screen. But there isn't any rain out that way. What is it? A quick call to those who live in that part of England is answered by annoyed people slapping and swatting while they explain, "It's a massive cloud of FLYING ANTS."
As a weather forecaster, there is only one way to write this up; "Cloudy with a chance of ants."
“It’s not raining in London", tweeted Kent or Sussex of the Met Office, Britain’s national weather service. "But our radar says otherwise.”
“During the summer ants can take to the skies in a mass emergence usually on warm, humid and windless days,” the tweet explained.
Events like this do not happen often. But, much like with locusts, there are times that the population of these ants will hit a high point, then explode, into something so big they can fill and even darken the sky.
Officials will spray for them. They are mostly harmless. This event is much like the Miller Moth population that will explode in Wyoming every so many years. In fact, the Miller Moth is going through just such a boom right now. You can read about it here.
The good news is, much like the Miller Moth means good eating for the bird and bear populations of Wyoming, the birds of England as well as some other small predators will be feasting on these flying ants all summer long. That will increase the population of those other life forms.