What do the triangle boxes on the trees represent?

Perhaps you'll come across a strange orange box stuck on the side of a tree this summer when you're out and about. 

You might be perplexed as to what you're looking at.

Those boxes are really used to research isolated populations of spongy moths, formerly known as gypsy moths, according to Land Between the Lakes (LBL). 

According to an LBL spokesperson, Kentucky has its own trapping/monitoring program, and traps are placed across LBL as well as on private land.

These orange triangular traps, also known as delta traps, feature a pheromone lure that attracts the male spongy moth, according to a University of Kentucky official.

 It should be emphasized that females are unable to fly, although males can.

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