Winter Moths

WINTER MOTH - 1You’ve seen them. Last winter. Moths?

Now it’s spring. Why do the leaves on your trees look like lace?

Believe it or not, it’s the winter moth. The males begin to appear in November or December and mate with the flightless females. Their eggs hatch in March or April into what look like green inchworms.

They’re actually caterpillars with a narrow white-stripe running on each side of their body. The wind blows them into the tree canopies where they start feeding on your tree’s buds and leaves.

By mid-June the caterpillars go into the soil. They emerge the following winter. Uh, huh – as winter moths!

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