Swarms of 'Ronaldo' moths could be set to invade UK
A huge swarm plagued the Stade de France on Sunday night after being attracted by the stadium’s floodlights which had been left on overnight.
The Sliver Ys - so named because of the silvery shape that appears on each of their wings - can’t survive cold winters so they spread northwards during springtime, from the uppermost tip of Africa and southern Spain all the way to north Scotland. Then, as summer turns to autumn, they migrate back down to the warmer climes of the south.
In September last year Britain was invaded by massive palm-sized moths from the continent which were being carried over on warm winds.
The massive Convolvulus Hawk-moths were attracted by tobacco and alcohol.