Tiny bug larvae form alien-like flowing circle

Is 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.⁣

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