White Nose Syndrome Could Result In Explosion Of Colorado Bug Population

12/11/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

GREELEY -- The spreading fungus that attacks and kills hibernating bats -- now on Colorado's doorstep -- is expected to trigger an explosion of flies, beetles, moths and mosquitoes.

Bats play an unseen role as the nation's main predator of night-flying insects, devouring billions every night.

White-Nose Syndrome fungus has killed more than 1 million bats east of Colorado.

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