Super breeding insect swarm creates rare vortex in Missouri

August 17, 2011MISSOURI – Imagine you’re tooling down the highway, maybe some Dave Dudley playing on the stereo, when you notice what seems to be black fog looming on the horizon. Getting closer, it becomes clear that the cloud is composed of hundreds of thousands of individual creatures, all buzzing crazily in the shape of a weak tornado. Congratulations: You’ve just had a brush with a “bugnado,” a rare insectoid twister somewhat like a locustcane or cicadaphoon. From the available evidence, a bugnado is spawned when heavy rain or floods and optimal temperatures cause insects to hatch en masse, conjuring dense colonies of bug life that ascend into sky-darkening breeding frenzies. These super-swarms of gnats or mayflies might not have enough power to tear houses from their foundations like an EF-3 tornado, but certainly can send a vehicle to a series of costly appointment with the car wash. Some swarms are so dense they can appear on radar. The motion is a lot more intense and fast than I’m sure the images lead onto. They are much like dust devils in their motion and changes. It’s sorta crazy bugs or anything living could form something that nature makes, like a perfect vortex…. It was always like one living breathing entity. –WJLA
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5 Responses to Super breeding insect swarm creates rare vortex in Missouri

  1. Dakota says:

    It’s an amazing feat of nature that they can all synchronize in this way, so sad that we humans can’t do the same for the good of mankind. But then again some of us are trying.

    Giving praise to the Creator God.


  2. Well, I know about tornadoes and gustnadoes. I have even seen footage of a fire tornado. But I must say this is the first time I have heard of a bugnado. For some reason, that just makes me chuckle.

    But you are right Dakota. It is amazing how God created these creatures to be this well synchronized. Unfortunately, I’m afraid that mankind, with his free will, will never accomplish this feat. At least not in this world, until the Lord returns


    • Dakota says:

      If we could before He returns – if only.

      Until then Irene be blessed and afterwards may you be even more blessed.

      Oh and yes ‘bugnado’ had me chuckling as well.


  3. EdgarLongenecker says:

    East fix… Equip jet planes, with side scoops, and fly through, the swarm, reducind the bugs to roasted fertilizer, as the side scoops direct the bugs into the flame thrust stream…


  4. Luella says:

    Hi! I live in Oxnard, California and witnessed this bugnado phenomenon along the coast. There were about 30 of these bugnados. Ive never seen anything like it so I did a google search to see what it was about. I wish i took pictures because apparenty its rare.


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