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The conifer swift moth, spurred on by acid rain, may be pushing some forests over the edge.
After that brief coming out over 100 years ago, the conifer swift moth remained in the closet until 1982, when two graduate students of Vogelmann's noticed the larvae occurring in large numbers in their plots on Camel's Hump.
According to Wagner, the conifer swift moth belongs to a primitive family of moths known by two names-swift moths and, more commonly, ghost moths.