invasive winter moth

Environment
3:50 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Invasive Winter Moths Back In Flight To Mate

The invasive winter moth.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Department of Environmental Management said those moths you’ve spotted covering the porch light these past few weeks are an invasive winter moth. These male moths are on the hunt for flightless females.

These nonnative invasive moths have emerged since late November and the DEM expects to receive additional sighting reports through the end of the year. 

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