A photo taken yesterday afternoon behind Genoveses beach near San Jose. The pitas make a striking picture in the soft, September evening light with the mountains as a backdrop. This scene may not be with us much longer. Pitas are now being attacked by a small black beetle which may cause similar devastation to that which a small red beetle has affected on the chumberos (prickly pears). Also some naturalists say the pitas should not be here at all in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata as they are not an indigenous species.