Media shares UMaine discovery about browntail moth caterpillars feeding on conifers

Maine Public, the Bangor Daily News, Mount Desert Islander and WMTW (ABC 8 in Portland) in shared preliminary findings from the University of Maine that suggest that mature browntail moth caterpillars also may be able to subsist on coniferous trees. The discovery — which was made thanks to a chance sighting by a UMaine undergraduate student researcher — might mean that scientists have had an incomplete understanding of the pests’ outbreaks and where they might spread in the future. MSN shared the WMTW report.