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Gypsy Moths #217834

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 08, 1971
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(Studio) European gypsy moths infest N E.- US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Morristown, New Jersey) Caterpillars eat leaves from trees. [Cnty. parks director Charles POUND - says last year caterpillars defoliated park; will lose 30-50% of trees this year if don't spray to kill caterpillars.] Ecologists prefer using wasps, natural gypsy moth enemy, to chemical spraying. [Melvin WEIG - tells of park saved by using wasps.] [New Jersey Agriculture Department spokesperson William METTERHOUSE - tells how fly maggots kill gypsy moths.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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