Help the Maine Forest Service count diseased caterpillars

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Help Report Cases of Diseased Caterpillars to the Maine Forest Service

The Maine Forest Service would like your help in reporting cases of diseased caterpillars so we can track the progression of the outbreak.  Infected caterpillars will have a puffy, swollen appearance and are covered in whitish/yellowish dust, which are spores of the fungi. As caterpillars succumb to the fungus, they will hold tight to the branches they die on which helps the spread of the browntail caterpillar-killing spores. Reports of diseased caterpillars can be made at:

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