THE GREAT GYPSY MOTH WAR: A History of the First Campaign in Massachusetts to Eradicate the Gypsy Moth, 1890-1901
Tells the untold story behind the importations, release, and subsequent war on the gypsy moth in North America during the Civil War. Etienne Trouvelot imported them while experimenting with silkworm production, and inadvertently allowed them to escape. Spear also traces the rise of modern economic entomology and the birth of the pesticide industry. Photos.
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