The gypsy moth invaded Central Pennsylvania in the early 1980s. Huge swaths of our woodlands were stripped dead in a matter of 2-3 years … and you could not sit under most trees because of falling caterpillar … stuff.
One summer, the “experts” introduced a troublesome black fly to control the larvae.
under the writhing canopy –
blue skies, abuzz
Here is another type of black fly … a more vicious variety!
Carpe Diem #876
Early Summer Rains; Fleas and Lice