What to do about Fort Collins' recent moth invasion

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - Vagabonds have taken over the town, but not the kind that first come to mind.

Residents who celebrated this year's markedly low population of "miller" moths are now being inundated by a different moth species: the vagabond crambus. This species is one of several species known collectively as sod webworms. As caterpillars, they munch on grass blades, sometimes to the detriment of lawns.

Colorado State University professor Whitney Cranshaw, an entomologist who previously provided advice on stories involving miller moths and yellow jackets, said this is the largest number of this particular species he's ever seen in Fort Collins.

Read more at the Coloradoan: http://noconow.co/2cdDXk0

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