Researching the gypsy moth invasion & am obsessed with the man who brought them to N. America. Étienne Trouvelot was an **** entomologist, artist & astronomer. He made some beautiful work, but his release of gypsy moths killed millions of trees. This is a photo of men trying to remove as many of the egg masses as the could. Thank you to @josefkristo for the introduction to this photo & to this intriguing character!! 🖤
p.s. he has a crater on the moon named after him. .
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