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View from the North 40: It's an all-out invasion of erratic winged-flappers

The annual migration of miller moths is officially in full swing, and researchers at Colorado State University have said we should expect to see abundant numbers this year.

Unfortunately, their assessment is spot-on accurate.

One night this week I even had to abandon my office to escape repeated onslaughts from these gray-brown nuisances — my metal-handled swatter no longer able to bear the strain of our dual.

I could hear a few of them clamoring around the ceiling light that’s slightly behind and above my head when I sit at my desk. Their manic flapping was accentuated by the irregular thumpi...


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