CSU: Colorado Will Have Less Miller Moths Than Last Summer
It's moth season 2021, and if you're like me, it's your personal Hell. While there will be Miller Moths in Northern Colorado this summer, there won't be as many as there were in 2020, because 2020 was really committed to being the worst. And also because of their migration path and science and stuff.
The Denver Post shared some information from the experts that may be of comfort to fellow moth loathers. According to entomologists at Colorado State University, 2020 was a noticeably higher year for Miller Moths in the Front Range area, because for the previous four years straight, there was a below average number of them.
This year, we'll likely see the normal amount. To sum it up, the report says the moth migration will be 'substantially less than in the previous year and will occur later.'
'Unlike in 2020...numbers of cutworms in Spring 2021 seem to be in much lower numbers, although populations are probably near normal,' Colorado State University said. 'Furthermore, good spring moisture conditions present in much of the state, and much better relative to 2020, should promote many more sources of blossoming flowers, which are the source of nectar.'
That means the moths will be in the flowers and not in our business.
Colorado State University's report says that moths will be at their peak about two weeks later than last year, around mid to late June, and typically 'peak flights' last around six weeks at most. Temperature and moisture will be determining factors in moth migrations, too.
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