Monday, July 29, 2019

"the [Luxor's] beam has also become a magnet for grasshoppers, which experts say could linger in Las Vegas for weeks"

NYT:

the head of the entomology department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said the Luxor Sky Beam was well known for drawing insects — almost always “a dense column of moths.”

MGM Resorts International, which owns the Luxor, declined to comment.

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Mr. Knight said that in his 40 years as an entomologist, he had seen more significant outbreaks.

“We measure grasshoppers per square yard,” he said. “It’s really hard to quantify how many. It’s kind of a unique thing that happens.
*Previously: Laika is sending a food truck to serve bugs at SDCC