Invasive Specieswinter moth

Operophtera spp.
FOUND by apalmer
2018-06-07
Tenants Harbor
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
These caterpillars were pretty small, about 1.5 cm. They had subtle white stripes running up and down their bodies.
Photo of my evidence.
The trees around the neighborhood have leaves that look like Swiss cheese, so I wondered what was eating them. I found these caterpillars. I wonder if they are winter moth caterpillars because they seem to be taking over the area, and I have seen them do that before. I went out to look for them a week later and could find no sign of them except for the holy leaves.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Operophtera spp.
Common name:
winter moth
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.968687 °
Longitude: 
W -69.209327 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Tenants Harbor
Trip date: 
Thu, 2018-06-07 10:09
Town or city: 
Tenants Harbor
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
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