(TruthSeekerDaily) A tornado caused by extreme weather conditions is frightening enough, but when the twister is not comprised of wind and rain, and instead it’s of mosquitoes..your day is likely to take a furious turn for the worst!
What is shown here is a living tornado, because this cyclone is composed of insects (mosquitoes, to be exact). Incredible, photographer Ana Filipa Scarpa was able to capture this event while at Vila Franca de Xira in Portugal, and thankfully was not at all harmed in the making of these pictures.
When Scarpa first came upon this event, she was not immediately aware of what it was exactly.
“It was a very high funnel swinging to the left and to the right. I pointed my camera and began shooting before it hit me. But the funnel did not move toward me—and I thought it was so strange—so I got into my car and started to drive towards it, and that’s when I realized it was a mosquito twister.”
She described the swarm as being more than 1000 feet high. From afar, it looks like a magical murmuration of birds, which to some extent, these bugs act in the same manner.
Although it’s an unusual site to see, these tornadic insect swarms are not all that uncommon, particularly in areas like Leziria Grande de Vila Franca de Xira, which has a lot of water for mosquitoes to breed and thrive. Below is an image of a midge bugnado from Iowa. This midge swarm was seen along Highway 30 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where flooding in the area caused a population boom of the tiny insects.
h/t: [ Quarks To Quasars ]
There is a lot of beauty to be found in the most unexpected things, even those that unnerve us. These ‘bugnados” as they could be referred to as, could definitely be an interesting site to see, but maybe better from a safe distance.