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Black flies surge in Maine's clean rivers

Citing environment's gain, state declines to curb the biting bugs

By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / June 23, 2008

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MILLINOCKET, Maine - Mainers call the black fly the state bird. Residents and tourists have long steeled themselves against the flies' annual warm-weather onslaught, sometimes duct-taping pant legs and wearing screened hoods to keep the deceptively small bugs from delivering bloody bites or crawling into seemingly every body crevice. (Full article: 1111 words)

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