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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February 12, 2020

Location: Rails to Trails, Fellsmere, I-95 footbridge

This used to be a Carpenterworm Moth
But this isn't a case for CSI
Although insect eggs can determine time of death,
This moth was carrying the eggs when she died.

Sources:
Washington State University Extension - Carpenterworm Moth Insect Pest Management in Hybrid Poplars Series

(Do not click if you are squeamish) Forensic Entomology or the Use of Insects in Death Investigations

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