Image Number: 1275079

A 106 foot Army blimp used in dusting with arsenate of lead a gypsy moth infestation at Deering, N.H. Some of the cement used in supporting the control cabin mounted under the blimp loosened during discharge of the first load of insecticide. It could not be repaired and was deflated and returned to Dayton, Ohio. 1923
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Lymantriidae
Subfamily: Orgyiinae
Tribe: Lymantriini
Genus: Lymantria
Subject: Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus)
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Tuesday, May 25, 2004