VIDEO: Moth Invasion in New Mexico

Martin Kuprianowicz |

Every year, millions of problematic moths swarm parts of New Mexico — but this year the invasion is especially bad.

Due to dry conditions in the mountains and deserts of New Mexico, more moths than ever are being seen all over the state.

Looking for moisture, the moths have gathered in places like the ranch shown in the video above, provided by

There are so many months you can barely see the walls of the pig-pen!

As I write this, I am in New Mexico and I too have noticed an influx of moths, particularly at night when I flick on my house’s outside lights. 

Never have I ever seen so many moths here! They seem to just pile up on lights in softball-size balls of huddling insects…

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