Miller moths start out as caterpillars that develop on Colorado’s eastern plains and in Kansas and Nebraska, Krell said. The annual arrival of miller moths to southern Colorado is upon us, yet this year's migration comes ahead of schedule. Miller moths, scientifically known as army cutworms, originate in eastern Colorado fields and areas of western Kansas and Nebraska. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Experts have reported an abundant supply of miller moths in Colorado that could continue for the next few weeks, reversing a … "Miller Moth") in Eastern Colorado (May 6) Following four straight years of below average numbers of miller moths in eastern Colorado, this insect will be noticeably more abundant this recent year. Miller moths – the adult stage of the army cutworm ­- are being reported in numbers not seen in Nebraska and Colorado for at least five years, and up to 19 years in some locations, according to Scott Schell, University of Wyoming Extension entomologist. Early Prognosis for the 2020 Situation with Nuisance Problems involving Army Cutworm (a.k.a. If the swarms of flying insects infiltrating doorways, backyards and gardens the last few weeks are any indication, miller moth season in Colorado … ... Posted at 9:47 PM, May 14, 2020 . Flights of the moths crossing through Colorado’s “abundant” supply of miller moths will persist for the next few weeks, experts say, reversing a four-year trend of below-average numbers of the bugs. Colorado has a miller moth season — although for the last several years population numbers have been dramatically lower than expected this season. The year 2020 has brought a deep economic decline, the coronavirus – might as well bring on pestilence. Details of a dead miller moth. After four consecutive years of below-average numbers, miller moths “should be noticeably more abundant in 2020,” according to CSU entomologists Whitney … Entomologists at Colorado State University report that an abnormally large number of miller moths are taking to the skies across the state, according to a press release issued Thursday. May 20, 2020. That means three things: Farmers should scout their fields, residents may have pesky moths to look forward to, and grizzly bears in Colorado may be in for a feast this summer. Miller moths originated in eastern Colorado and migrate west around May to follow the flowering plants for nectar. The study says the moths usually stay for … (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) 1 weather alerts 1 closings/delays.