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The Miller moths are coming!

You may have noticed a few Miller moths around the Denver area, but not as many as usual for this time of year.
Local bug experts say they are on their way. They are just running a little late. The moths are hanging out in the Eastern Plains a little longer.

DENVER – You may have noticed a few Miller moths around the Denver area, but not as many as usual for this time of year.

Local bug experts say they are on their way. They are just running a little late. The moths are hanging out in the Eastern Plains a little longer.

"The more rainfall there is, the longer the plants can bloom," said Frank Krell, the curator entomologist at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Krell says the moths will migrate west when things dry out more on the plains and land in the Denver area. He expects them to arrive en masse here in a few weeks, as long as it dries out in eastern Colorado.

Krell says he doesn't think they'll stick around in the Denver area more than they normally do.

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