Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:40

Maine Forest Service Tracking Winter Moth

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Maine Forest Service Tracking Winter Moth
AUGUSTA -  The increasing spread of an insect known as the winter moth has officials with the Maine Forest Service on edge. 
 
According to state officials, the moth has up-to-now been restricted to Harpswell Neck, but people up and down the coast are seeing the insects this year. 
 
The forest service worries that the caterpillars hatched by the moths could damage important plants such as apple trees and blueberry bushes. 
 
The agency is discussing releasing a parasitic fly into the wild that successfully controlled the moths in Nova Scotia.

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