Tuesday, June 5, 2007

This just in!



from Reuters:

Global warming brings vampire moths to Finland

"HELSINKI - Global warming is bringing more warmer-climate creatures to Finland, including moths that feast on human blood, according to nature researchers. Insect-watchers are spotting more and more calpe moths in the Nordic country, which used to be considered too cold for the insects from southeast Asia, Finnish nature magazine "Suomen Luonto" reported in its June edition. The journal published what it said were the first pictures showing the moths -- calyptra thalictri -- sucking human blood. The species was first sighted in Finland in 2000, but more than 100 of them have been counted since then, the journal said."


Consider yourself warned.

1 comment:

Gary Smith said...

If moths are drawn to the light, did these people have something the rest of us don't?