Invasive Species

Browntail Moth Update from Maine Forest Service

The Maine Forest Service (MFS) FHM reports that caterpillars have begun to pupate at all monitoring sites from north of Belfast south to Portland and west to Turner. As a reminder the silky cocoons surrounding the pupae contain the last cast skin of the caterpillar and are full of toxic hairs.  Many people become exposed […]

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Browntail Moth Caterpillar Update

Tom Schmeelk, Maine Forest Service (MFS) FHM entomologist, reports that many browntail moth webs at his field sites in Lincoln and Cumberland county do not have evidence of caterpillar emergence although there are some that are active.  He also reports caterpillars have developed to the 4th instar from Turner and Harpswell south to Portland.  Caterpillars […]

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