ALBUQUERQUE – An infestation of moths has hit New Mexico amid an ideal climate for the invading bugs.
KRQE-TV reports thousands of moths have been seen in state parks, outside of homes and along highways.
Albuquerque BioPark Curator of Entomology Jason Schaller said the moths come from a family called Noctuidae. He says most of them are medium to small, brownish and grayish.
Schaller said this influx in moths has been going on for the past two years. He said they spend the winters hibernating under rocks as caterpillars and soil and others fly south.
The infestation is prompting New Mexico residents to post photos and videos on social media about the invading bugs.