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MOTHS GET IN YOUR EARS and SO THE NEW NORMAL IS GLOBAL EXTINCTION

MOTHS GET IN YOUR EARS You may recall - or you may not, the choice is entirely yours - that I posted a short message entitled Head-butted by a Bee not that long ago (only 2 and a bit years ago as I write this). You will be intrigued to know, I am sure, that my confrontational relationship with Hymenoptera has now extended to Lepidoptera. Not a deliberate policy I assure you, for I am a victim of circumstance in this unsought conflict. How did this gothic drama take place, I hear you ask? Actually I don't hear much at all at present, as I have a recurring ear infection caused by the use of my hearing aid and which promotes a partial deafness. If only I'd been wearing the hearing aid on this occasion, it might have provided protection from lepidopteran assault. I should add that moths - for that is the form of which I speak - are wily in their attacks.  Under the cover of darkness as I left the house to check if the bonfire was properly extinguished, this ferocious moth swooped

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