Hundreds of ladybugs migrate to Capulin Volcano

CAPULIN, N.M. (KRQE) – Ladybugs are heading for the hills in northeastern New Mexico.

Each summer at Capulin Volcano hundreds of convergent lady beetles take residence at the highest point of the volcano.

The annual phenomenon is called hill-topping.

After feeding all summer, they hibernate through the winter on the volcano.

Officials at Capulin say this year’s migration is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory.