Moths

Night flyers rule the skies!
Find out how you can be a hero to protect
ecosystems that are out of balance!

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Moth caterpillars serve as food for many birds. It takes up to 1,800 caterpillars to raise a chickadee chick.

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Some moths don't have mouths! They only eat during their caterpillar stage.

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Moths are excellent at camouflage!

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Moths pollinate night-blooming flowers and are food for bats and birds.
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Heroes with bubble and flowers
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Gypsy Moth on human hand

These moths are causing problems
through no fault of their own.
Click a button below to learn about them!

Here to Stay, but Don’t Spray!

This moth was brought here from Europe in 1868. A defoliator of trees, the gypsy moth is best controlled with natural predators and early detection.

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GM with egg mass
Gypsy Moth

This Moth Loves Apples!

It is native to Australia. The first detection in the United States was in 2007, in California. Move the slider to see it transform into an adult !

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LBAM larva
Light Brown Apple Moth

Learn and Read

Stay and Play

Gypsy moth: Washington State Department of Agriculture.;  Light brown apple moth: Peter Maton, Flickr.com.; Gypsy moth: WJ Postma, Flickr.com.Light brown apple moth pupa : Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein, TortAI: Tortricids of Agricultural Importance, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org.; Light brown apple moth: Pete L. Hawkins, blueyonder.co.uk.; Light brown apple moth on thumb: USDA, http://www.hungrypests.com/the-threat/light-brown-apple-moth.php.; Gypsy moth slider: Oregon SDA, Flickr.com.Gypsy moth adultLeslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org.

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