A massive swarm of grasshoppers is wreaking havoc on Las Vegas

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  • Swarms of grasshoppers have descended upon America's Sin City in unusual abundance this week, disrupting weather radars, deterring tourists and invoking hysteria on social media.
  • The huge swarms of insects are thought to have migrated to Las Vegas due to a wetter-than-normal winter.
  • While experts have said that the migration occurs every few years and should not cause alarm since the insects are not dangerous, social media users have posted photos and videos of the infestation of biblical proportions.

(Reuters) – Swarms of grasshoppers have descended upon America's Sin City in unusual abundance this week, disrupting weather radars, deterring tourists and invoking hysteria on social media.

The clouds of buzzing insects, whose migration through the Las Vegas Valley scientists say is the result of a wetter-than- normal winter, were big enough that the National Weather Service detected them on its radar.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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