Last weekend's storms appear to have brought some unexpected visitors to Nebraska.
Leon Higley, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologist, says moths and butterflies not typically seen in the state have been spotted in Lancaster County. The sightings have included a painted lady butterfly and a black cutworm moth.
He says the insects were likely blown into the region from the Gulf Coast when a strong storm system hit the Midwest last Saturday and Sunday, unleashing more than 100 tornadoes.
Higley also credited a warmer spring with drawing the unusual visitors, some of which pose a threat to farmers. He says larvae from the black cutworm moth can be detrimental to corn seedlings.