Number of Miller moths will be above average this year

The annual wave of Miller moths is right around the corner -- and will be especially noticeable this year.

The number of moths across northeastern Colorado will be "well above average" according to predictions from Colorado State University experts.

The predictions are based on "unusually abundant" numbers of army cutworms across the northeastern plains that already caused some problems for farmers.

The report, completed in late April notes, that this year's moisture and plenty of flowering plants created good conditions for the moths during their larvae cycle.

The experts predict the moths will start their migration through the northern Front Range at the end of May or early June.

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