New Mexico is being invaded — by moths.
And Los Alamos County is no exception.
“We had such a mild winter that the army cutworms fared well over the winter,” said Carlos Valdez, the program director for the New Mexico State University Los Alamos County Cooperative Extension. “They were out in force earlier this spring and people were bringing in the cutworms.”
Valdez said the worms are “gregarious feeders who like grasses.”
The results of the worms are the moths and they “don’t feed on anything,” Valdez said. They are mainly interested in mating and they are basically a nuisance.