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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.

The report was prepared by Prepared by: Dr. Eleanor Groden, Professor of Entomology, Emerita, School of Biology and Ecology and the Maine Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, University of Maine Karla Boyd, M.S. Entomology, Dr. Hye Weon Hwang, PhD Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Maine, Dr. Barbra Cole, Professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Angela Mech, Assistant Professor of Forest Entomology


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