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Climate Change Caterpillars Invade Rotterdam

by | 27th, May 2009

ermine-mothsCATERPILLARS have invaded Spui, Rotterdam.

The Ermine moth eats leaves on the trees for six weeks long. There are no leaves left in Spui. Then the larvae cover the trees in “cocoons of silk like giant spider webs and change into a white butterfly with black dots”.

When the tree has no leaves left, the caterpillars will search for new plants, and crawl with thousands on bikes or cars parked under the trees.

Caterpillars on bikes!

And, as with all oddities of nature, the reporter presses F5 and delivers:

It is an interesting natural phenomenon and possibly related to climate change.

Or not…

Posted: 27th, May 2009 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink