Invasive Specieswinter moth

Operophtera spp.
FOUND by Kathyevans6
2018-12-03
Harpswell
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Field Notes
There are so many outside I cannot count them. I put out a bug zapper in my yard and it is zapping them. My trees had nearly no foliage the past 2 years. The picture shows a moth near my car light.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The coloring and body shape and time of adulthood match with the winter moth. The moths are drawn to light. I know i have an infestation and here they are, hundreds of them.
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 43.823542 °
Longitude: 
W -69.919159 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Dyers Cove Rd harpswell
Trip date: 
Mon, 2018-12-03 19:03
Town or city: 
Harpswell
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
Time of low tide: 
Mon, 2018-12-03 (All day)
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