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claireplymouth

Fall 2011 - any Winter Moths yet?

Now is the time for winter moths to start emerging from the soil. They usually start coming out around Thanksgiving and will fly on warmish nights.

Today I saw a suspicious moth on the deck, although I think it may be a Bruce Spanworm, not a Winter Moth, after I stared for a long time at the UMass

Winter Moth Identification & Management

site.

I just read some really good news that a parasitic fly that has been released in four towns in MA is beginning to eradicate the moth. The moth has since been released in nine new sites in MA and RI.

UMass scientist ridding Hingham of leaf-gobbling pest

Has anybody else seen them this fall?

Claire

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