|Adult Winter Moth|
Early this morning winter moth males were seen flying around lights in metro Boston in Belmont, Watertown and Newton. This moth will mate and the female who cannot fly will lay her eggs in the cracks of bark on trees. Those eggs will hatch in the spring and the larva will climb up into the buds and feed on the leaf tissue as spring progresses. Look for winter moth males to be flying around lights at home, street lights, car and truck lights over the next few weeks. Activity is highest after precipitation. No control measures are needed now and these winter moths will not infest a structure or feed on grain or clothing.