Tiny bug larvae form alien-like flowing circle

Published September 10, 2021 3,504 Views

Rumble / Unreal AnimalsIs this an alien life-form beginning its quest to take over the world? Not exactly!

This living ring is made up of tiny bug larvae. These are most likely the larva of a species of fungus gnat (family Sciaridae). The tiny worms often travel in groups, following each other’s scent trail and making their way to different vegetation that they find appealing.⁣

Similarly to the ‘death spiral’ created by any colonies when the scent of the colony is lost, the gnat larvae are thought to create this ring for the same reason.⁣