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PEI on alert for invasive browntail moth caterpillar

February 27, 2019
By Mike Jiggens

Feb. 28, 2019 – Prince Edward Island is on the alert for an invasive caterpillar that poses a threat to not only oak trees but to humans as well. The browntail moth caterpillar feeds on oak trees and its hairs give off a toxin when touched.