Mech speaks to PPH about this year’s browntail moth outbreak
The Portland Press Herald interviewed Angela Mech, assistant professor of forest entomology at the University of Maine, about this year’s browntail moth outbreak. “We haven’t had this big of a browntail moth outbreak in 100 years. There are still so many questions we don’t know the answers to,” Mech said. The PPH noted that this summer, Mech will research whether the reproductive cycle of the browntail moth can be disrupted, similar to how scientists discovered a way to disrupt the mating of the spongy moth.