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Conservationists say some Maine residents killing wrong moth

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Maine state leaders say the impacts of these rash-causing pests are so widespread -- and haven't been improving -- that they need to take more action. Destroying the caterpillars' nests is one way to mitigate their spread. But some residents are destroying the nests of Eastern tent caterpillar, which are a different species. Tent caterpillar serve as important forage food for Maine birds.
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Conservationists say some Maine residents killing wrong moth

Some nature advocates are concerned Maine residents are killing the wrong caterpillar as they seek to wipe out an invasive species that causes a rash with its toxic hairs. The browntail moth caterpillar is an invasive pest in Maine that…

1 month ago·United States
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Portland Press Herald

Conservationists say some Maine residents are killing the wrong moth

Some nature advocates are concerned Maine residents are killing the wrong caterpillar as they seek to wipe out an invasive species that causes a rash with its toxic hairs

1 month ago·Portland, United States
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Conservationists say some Maine residents killing wrong moth

HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — Some nature advocates are worried that Maine residents are killing the wrong caterpillar as they seek to wipe out an invasive...

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Some Maine Residents Are Killing the Wrong Moth, Conservationists Say

The browntail moth caterpillar is an invasive pest that can cause a rash and respiratory distress in humans. They’re expected to be especially bad this year because of weather conditions.Destroying the caterpillars’ nests is one way to mitigate their spread. However, some residents are destroying the nests of Eastern tent caterpillars, which are a different species, the Bangor Daily News reported.Tent caterpillars serve as important forage food …

1 month ago·Newton, United States
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