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Ghost moths in general exhibit unusual biological characteristics that make them difficult to study, and this is perhaps another reason forest-decline investigators overlooked the conifer swift moth for so long.
The conifer swift moth makes no exceptions to these rules.
But while the authorities sort out whether or not there is in fact a forest decline problem and whether acid rain is or isn't involved, conifer swift moth larvae munch steadily away at red spruce roots and the steady supply of carrots Wagner tempts them with.