By DAVID BORAKS
They’re baaaack … those tiny green worms floating down from the trees on silky strands, blowing in the wind. They’ve been appearing in the Lake Norman area for about a week now, raising concerns about defoliation.
They go by a variety of names – fall cankerworms, inch worms, or loopers – and by the technical name Alsophila pometaria. What we’re seeing this week are the wriggling offspring of moths whose wingless females spent the winter climbing to the tops of trees and laying their eggs. Continue Reading