Giant grasshopper swarm invades NEVADA

Giant grasshopper swarm invades NEVADA

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Las Vegas has been invaded by a large number of swarming grasshoppers that descended en masse on the tourist-filled Strip.

The insect invasion has been related to the wet weather experienced by the area&rsquo unusually; s desert-like climate normally. This year, NEVADA has recorded more rain in half a year that the annual average.

Tourists and Vegas residents alike shared intense footage of the massive swarms that drove folks from the usually bustling strip to take cover.

Unlike locusts, a devastating species that may clear huge swathes of vegetation within their path, these migratory pallid-winged grasshoppers are native to THE UNITED STATES. The insects’ migration up north is likely to be complete in 2-3 weeks, in accordance with Nevada’s state entomologist.

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Author: George Taylor

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