Read the Report on UMaine’s Browntail Moth Research

Browntail Moth caterpillars

The browntail moth has become a very serious problem for many communities in southern, midcoast and central Maine over the past several years as this insect has reached populations levels that we have not seen in 80 to 100 years. Researchers at the University of Maine have teamed up with entomologists in the Maine State Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Maine Forest Service (MDACF) to track the spread and investigate the causes of the outbreak and evaluate management strategies for this daunting pest. Read the report on Browntail Moth Research at the University of Maine