Video of a massive cloud of moths swallowing a French town looks terrifying
A small French town was bombarded by thousands of moths as seen in the viral video.
A terrifying occurrence had been happening in the town of Oyonnax in the Ain department of eastern France.
Supposedly, a swarm of boxwood moths has enveloped the entire town for the past couple of weeks, as shared by one of the locals in the area.
A video taken on September 9 showed a dark cloud that turned out to be the insects flying around a lamp post and sticking to a window.
Horrifying footage shows how a swarm of thousands of moths has invaded a small French town https://t.co/2YVuwoFqqi— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) September 16, 2018
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Around 9:30 in the evening, Gaelle Lecompte captured the terrifying clip after seeing the strange sight. He and his partner had just arrived in their home at the time.
On their glass window pane, about dozens of moths were sticking on it, and thousands more were flying under the street light outside Lecompte’s home.
Later on, Lecompte expressed that he believes the presence of the insects were explained by the lamp posts.
According to the Daily Mail, a theory explained that moths use the lights to help them migrate.
There are also other experts claiming that moths are attracted to the infrared spectrum brought about by candle lights.
The same spectrum is emitted by a female moth’s pheromones, which cause male moths to be attracted to them.
Originally, boxwood moths are found in Asia but have been sighted in Europe, particularly in France, since 2008.
In another viral video, a man named Robbie Knills was shocked and terrified when he saw a massive python crawling upwards on the wall outside of his house in Australia.
The man was fully aware that the snake had been living on the roof of his house for quite some time, but it was the first time for him to see the reptile in action.