Are we at the “plague of locusts” part of the end of the world already?

Well, they aren’t locusts, but a crazy video depicting a “moth storm” in Lac St. Jean in Canada is going viral, and it’s easy to see why. The clip shows thousands upon thousands of moths swarming a well-lit parking lot in a car dealership, looking like a snowstorm until you realize that the “snow” is actually moving. As the camera pans around, you can see entire cars covered in a mothy layer, with many many more flying around the bright lights in the lot.

According to Canadian news outlet CBC, the moths — which die after reproducing — had to be cleaned up with a shovel the following day. An expert quoted by the outlet says that large swarms of these large aspen tortrix moths happen about once every 10 to 15 years. So while it will likely be a while before we see another moth swarm of this size, it’s thankfully (hopefully) not a sign of the apocalypse.

You can check out the wild video below:


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