Last week Southern California saw a bloom of ladybugs so big it showed up on radar! As it turns out, there’s a whole field of science called aeroecology that’s using our increasingly accurate radar to track insects, birds and bats. Plus: ladybugs have had a lot of names over the years, including – for whatever reason – bishops!
High-flying ladybug swarm shows up on National Weather Service radar (Los Angeles Times)
Ladybirds, ladybugs, and… cows? (Oxford Dictionaries)