The Insect pest survey bulletin

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The Insect pest survey bulletin
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 1, 1921)-
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Vol. 14, no.9 issued only as a supplement..
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Vols. for May 1, 1921-1934, issued by the U.S. Bureau of Entomology; 1935- by the U.S. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.
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"A monthly review of entomological conditions throughout the United States" (varies slightly).
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Includes some supplements.

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THE INSECT PEST SURVEY

BULLETIN


Volume 15 April 1, 1935 Number 2


BUREAU OF

ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT QUARANTINE

UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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INSECT PEST SURVEY BULLETIN



Vol. 15 April 1, 1935 No# 2



THE MOhE II.TORTAMT RECORDS FOR MARCH 135

Reports of the usual dP',i-ige by cutworms were received during the lat
2 weki of March from Kansas, Missouri, and Tennessee, southward to the Gulf
and the Mexican border.

White grub beetles started heavy flights in the Gulf States during
the third week of the month.

Hpa'y infestations of several species of wireworms were reported from
the Pacific Coast States,

The chinch bug came through the winter successfully throughout the
chinch bug belt.

Heavy infestations of the green bug were reported from South Carolina
during the first half of the month.

Eastern tent caterpillars are hatching from Kansas to Tennessee, The
insect will probably be unusually abundant throughout the Eastern States this
year, as large numbers of eggn have be-n reported over this area.

The San Jose scale is reported as generally prevalent from New York
westward to Wisconsin and southward to the Gulf. This insect aTpears to be
on an upward trend.

Flat-headed apple tree borers were doing unusual dirr'je from Ohio to
Nebraska.

Adult plum curculios were generally distributed over the peach orchards
of the Fort Valley section of Georgia by the third e: of the month, with a
heavier infestation than usual.

A rapid increase in abundancQ of the citrus aphid in Florida was re-
ported during the last week of Marph.

Tomato pinworms are reported in large number in tomato fields in the
Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano districts of California.

The pea aphid was seriously damaging market peas in Santa r:-rbara and
San Luin Obicpo Counties, California.

Very severee d&'r-ege by the onion thrips to celery was reported from














sar' ot C('ountn;, F!. Hevy infestations of onions by this thrir: were
reported :' southern Louisiana.

Tl.- w-inter has, in general, been favorable for the survival of beet
lepfhopper in southern Idaho and southwestern Utah. j--bout normal ro-'ia-
tions entered hibernation lest fall.

Canker w'-rms wer, generally abundant in Connecticut, '^ Jersey,
Illinois, Ihissouri, Kansas, and Colorado.

An outbreak of buffalo gnats occurred in parts of the delta counties
of Arkansas and :i sissippi.












GRA? SHOPPQE S (Acri i ii'-e)

Tennessee. G. M. Bentley (March): Gres-hoooers, Scni, tocerca americana
Drurv and ?isOstei.a c: r-17:.- L. are modrately cbun 1mt in eastern
Tennessee.

California. S. Lockwood (March 25): The e:, s of I'ceonlus mexic'anu
Sauss. were jist beginnin," to hftch in Imnorial County on Varch 17.
A few nymnhs of ..-. Zell-.ic. .cud:'. were found in :rapin- lan1
south of San Diero County close to t ie coast. In the hills above
the Spnta Ma-ria V71le-, in Sen Luis Obi.,o Cont, few first-instar
nyrrohs of C. .eltucida were found and miany of the e, j 's in the e;,-
bees were on the v-rge of htcin. On 'arch 2-' tese e str..ted
hatching, immediately after they were recroved from the soil and
warmed by the sun.

7--Or'1. ':T 27_IG (Forficula -Iuricularia L.)

Oregon. 7. C. !vlote ("-rch 21): Males are beginr-ing to ,'ove round. .7L
have Iied re)orto of tueir beinf found in hoi:es at Corvalli-.

CUTT'OIRMIS (Noctui-ae)

T->o..cssee. J, U. Cili-ore (Mvrcn 22): Pol-j.1 rqnigera Ste-h. and 7eltia
ducens 'alk. are scriou, ] injuring, early --r.Cns at Clarksville.

Mississinoii. C. L-le (Marcn 22): Insnect r Jack Milton, of Jackson,
states that he hias observed some injurv to to -to n01,nt. in cold
frames *'" cut''orm7 s during the pest wee1.

Louisiana. W. Z. Hinds (M-rcn 26): Varios scecies _" cutworms are
attacking yo,:'" 'anr-n nlntc at Baton .

Mis.ouri. L. H-,seman (M-.rca -o): At 3olh',bia fron- half-gro"'-n to nearly
full-gro.vn s-,e ic.ns of what is ,oo'rcntly the vrieoted cut'ori
(Lvcoohoti> si'i r,__ .....se 3acC '"bn.) 1,ov been ta--,en since earlv in
rch. The county aent of &bc-onld Count- ha j-t reported severe
injiur77 on the- i 'e of s ~e : n.x .",~
injured on the -'2^' of a v^eat field next to a rooA by vwhrt x'rs nrob-
ally grease" cutvrorrqi (A,-rotis "'siion ott. .

Arkrsss. '?. Isly (Msrch 22): C-.tvorrr? (L-co;hoti' ?n.) r,'e L.n _u ll'
cbundpnt in north"'"c trn. -.r .. .- s.

Kansas. H. ?. Bryson ('7arch 25): Fro-r. Frl-rsrv -' to ''rch : t>e varie-
vated cu.'.r (. m. -rg"ritosa sr-uc-e) wep re-:;rted 2, G. as
very al-an-5ant 11.. Edwerds, Finney, "To< emln, Fcr ', G.,, CI;^-, Com< ncne
and Pratt Counties. The worms ,ere doin, ,rriors injur'r to -,%l1-7own
wheat, bprle-T, an r'/e Ft the ed.es of th" fields ,here the,- moved in
from r.-ss and st-cblle lands.


SZN R A L F E E ") E P. S










,:or -n ( 3r criz agrotis au x: i iaris Grote) is re unde nt "nd "a s n "p n -
in local, areas in Kansas, in Ril6":, Sll;_- rt.i, _h ".'*rds ....o.'a j: 't
and CoT ."cne Count '" .fC-cs s-ecies is n I1tefut ii lou ni Cnson,
Csb .rn, Ot 'rr, ice, an Tord. Conries, 1 ut no -3daae vas
sen or renorteQ. Ei,,htcn d 7itional counties r e.orted the species
to bLe scarce or bcnt. In lobTrasPa ,l1 reports indicted the species
to b-. scarce. In COkl Toma 9 acres of '" e-t in aine Co-,rt have
been destroyed, but no otner injury' was r= ,rte.. Alf.-if' 3ounti re-
*oortcd tie insect 2? -lentifol, b-at no d(arre ws7 seen or r-:rted.

Utah. I . Knov'lton. ('.'-scn -1): ",,twor.s are -u nus"Cl1 n;.. nt, on
the ran e F miles northwest of Corinne.

Arizonq. C. '. Leb rt (rch 1): S1i-":t dT.ae to r--ou bs in an -
acre viney.-rd nec-r Pnoenix ':" a cl"cin' cutvorr 'is noted.

California. S. Lock',ood (MWrci 27): On I.rch 2o an inspection '".s -.de
of p citrPs grove in Tulare 2ount in the Ivnnhoe district. cutworm,
Pcaticn s nr 3rote, v? fo un, : to e feeding v0r-" freely on
c.cc7'eed yetvween the trees nd '.nv of the-,, c& i -L into t'.e int: r-
loching brencies of the citrus 8nd ,ere eat nc tie "o 'jnr fz'it >'u'is
and foli -e. T Ie infested ?ree a s not efinite1, ascert ined.
W-TIT7 .37.-2- ,.. S .
Lo i i"n h* JLnd (,,. c o;, -7<\^^'} \ . 1 i.. .... .- __. ^

..i i .. nr : d..C 1'2h-.l'_ (esreciallv 'P. congrua Lec.
nnd P. 'utiliF Lee.) end a fe,. '." '.. tr-chy,--:-s --:r" w r fl.--
a'un' 'ntl7 "t ,aton RPo' ee on the venin", of `arc'h 21, 'hen r teer-
'ture v'n "co'-t 70 F. arnd t.e rel-tive hu-i '.t- frcF 0 to erc .

M.iscissirni. C. Ine (I'"rch 22): 7ay beetles were nr-c:=ent in large nium-
be rs i t cg t : Stat Collee or 1 ne first tine .is
7e, r. A f.": se.c I.c ns ve e deterTrined c. L s on a7 s ?. C ceata


K>nso'. s.r',on (U.-Trc,; 2)): Hole" 'gg oi n a"rch 3 toe .e t. .
sbn"nce of -"-ite .bs ind-.ic te t.e pcnce Sf fcr'..nospand '"
beetTes.. ,, '-1 r unit -re7 in native -r- ir:(i pod. .e ':ve t n
no beet -s at li. s. I.n are v-r'" clope to t-e .c .rf;ce of soil;
So "oC s:o0_ol 'rocure soec t.nis w'eel:.

C?, 7.7 JT3L, BEITLE (Cotinig. ritl-in :L. )

Illinoi .. L. >etcalf (Mrc 27): 1We hve a rnort s t..c green June
bectle fro 'o :Zt 7r -n.fort, V:it : : onr.: . : .. t o s" of
l-rv.e nrea 'r-er4t in "rd1cns an' l'wns.

C p peo' it J t ". G nil re lt" ',"n 22?) t: W."it as ,o
in~ ct and ore .tacein,: lettuce, ra-ish, a.d oi...
ville. 'c-T ab r, iso activC in tobacco zolant bdsi, 'ltt:ov: t.e







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plants have not yet arne-red.

WIETWOGiMS (Elateridae)

?outi Carolin. T. Dietrich (June .qV' ): A snrcinien of Heteroderes
laurentil Guer. was collected o ;-rtle ec in June l0"' bv C. M.
Townes.

Washington. ',. C. Lane Pnr3 H. n. LancEster (MWrchi 20): Coi, ercirl gai-
oli growers of the Sunnysi.e area Pre nlounlinc' treet'ent of tne Aoil
to control the wirev'orprs Pheletes canus Lec. end P. californicus .',:-nn.
in the fields which are to be nipanted to this croo. The general up-
ward movement of these wiire ,or-ns t:rouh the soil at Walla Walla has
been somewhat checked by cool weather. Ma.'.:t ^rovers report the
presence of a few wireworn's in tne surface soil.

California. R. E. Cemobell (Fovember 1Q3'): At 7 -l.e Cit,' an earlr rain-
fall of over 2 inches in October, followed by wair weather, was evi-
dently fnvora'ble to the wireworm P. californicas, as it has done con-
siderable ,ma'se to rutabOaeas. From a crone of 7,000 saclks (100 -oounds),
750 sacks were thro'>n out as culls, owin" to holes eaten in them.

A. 7. U'.chelb-cher (March 21): Near Sacramento several acres of
a sugar beet field were noticed to be heevil- infetedr by wire'orms on
Mre'rc 10. Considerable darrmeae vwas being- done.

:4. W. Stone (Febreary): Cardio-ohorus ten-brosus Lee. ,'.s first
ta :en on -lfalfn in Oran-e Cornt- on Febr ar- 1. A few have been taken
under niles of malva since t.ien. Poou!etion cornts were aP'ain resumed
in tne :--cre lima bean fie]A in Oran-e Count- on February 21. This is
the fourth ye'r trying his been carried on in t-iis field, 10,521
beetles havin been captured to date. In 1, 3, 2 ,C13 were cc- turec
mcd ) ,l) in 1o 3.

SAY'S ST? ..G (Cioroc.roa 5'yVi Sthl)

Mo1ntna. A. L. Strand (Ma1rca 10): A brief srw'7 of north-central Montana
has beon corilstcd an! t hs oirnt bha is co:ink throuKh the winter in
enormous nu)-ibers. The center of tie ikifet ttion i, in western Kill,
Libbrty,, nc' Cho'iteau Counti'e, but extenCs Ps far east rs 31a ine County
and Ps fpr soi'th as Cs-ca.e, n, occ.urs in coni@ereble numbers in
eastern Pn .' -,- Teton, and Tocle counties.

C EFEAI, A2ND FORAGE-CROP INSECT S

S0T_, AN 7- OT:T' S...LL GRAINS

H'SSIANT FLY (Phytophaga destructor Sy)

Ohio. T. H. Parks ('larch 23): so serious infestation is ex ected this
s 'lp.r. "ISome early sown fields in -norther'n Ohio h!ve a medium infestation,







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','here;7j t-.e l-t.r !o'n f.el'?' pro f-. fro"- t i ipe-t. ,, .eat- 1ooks
ver-- 'el, . -. 7e' t": tce urmount o1 D -: 4,-,

C*:1::3: BU3 (Blissts !eucootcrus Say)

in'n. C. 3nton (7rc 1): 7- mortff it" of chi ch b-us in s:rmles
of SY s'ec e of buinco.;rasc t f ro tne fel o -C... i 'a I7
oc"rcet o:1 totrl of I,21 - .. IT o sip'r Lic"'t i -erncc in Tr-
t-lit'r vris t- in t;e c1f-'ore 't '-in_s of jra'n "le bir-- were
c.ti.ri". i t+.erc0c cli') on >.:.. 2h'zn' l; h-wcn V C y'iu'.iT:
Fit.... t e- F -.1
te"erer' ve- t e E enc 73 re( ective]c, vo e even crai'-7 I; an
inc.. o" r< '.-2 t -&tcis, bu.t none ,, le !r'vl- their .il*.:rnptio:'
cup"t r.


Ilino '. 7'1 .t (0:'c_ 20): -.ecent counts h-ve sown wi-iter vor-
ta', in ..i.rn-tin c incl'i :u to be Pnno'oxi:retel17 1 nerce-.
7his i` not sufficientt to n-.:c '-- romrecible 7ec'e- e 'n the L robLble
,TI. e thi- s-rin -. 2eicre r? been no fli `t of t.e -'.-s as yct, an:"
ver" ittl ictivit in v'l ite uFrce1 .

Wisis?:ri. L. 7iaseman ('src" 26): 'ro:. about 10 to 15 ~)e:"->".t of the Ai-
bern-ti r: clinch b.-.s i- central 1"io ri h:ave Fie-! but neav- noO)if-
lrtion is -)reent in "'"ot 90' counties.

E` BUG (Tojo-tera .rein-n

Sov;tC C'<'ol 'r.. C. '. Roin'ater (R'trci eI): Ao i1.s vwere collecte:- froT
tie c'>'Tos of oat, in 'c lo.erc :ou'.t,, were tiey ore f'ener-ll" is-
`tribn over ti enti-e coc; and ere cavsin,1 alarm amonn th4e f? rers.
Soe n e ..el.s rvee teen killed, an1 sro p in nr-ny- other fe el-
have eou either "ille. or se,- rol" -,stunte(." Ee is being. p'ac_:ei to
about 1ce -' :e eo 's 't is o,,t,. So.r.e of t-f e .:,iics rre -nars tized,
but t.ie e-"ce,' ie n: r""-i tiz- ion is r-th'r o17. (D-et. 0'" .

APFL 711j' i A P-, I ... ."
ATL' LhAIlT AP::II (k oo. o, io 'iI ,rxuKcliae "itch)

COTif or0'r-. E. C. 3ss. ": (!,hrc.- '--): Tnn ale rer~in ?ohid ^es ver-- axmn-
'-nt on .'2rairs n.' ,:.*,1, fro- Jebr sr-b 2 to ,rz: 25 ?t 3e'lelev.



R'Tp-_'A- CR. p,^. (^'r:_ t- nubila]is Hbn.)

Co . :u' ,: (L:-'c : ?: Atout rcet witr orti' in
ie vi- i'.f,.t ,,.', i"ee. aceas in H-"tf'r' Co..t'-. A com rarativel l--r-e
i fe -.7 t o ref r .C.



Tennessee. 3. M. Bentlev (Mr-c'i): Sod Teb-orm's are general thlro_: '.:-t the|
C+nt"










ALFALFA

ALFALFA :Z"IL (H-)er- nstica Ga l. )

California. A. Z. Michelbacher (Macn 21): About I'iles th'-e 7!flfa weevil
was active throughout the entire winter. At present, co-'nts In excess
of 10C larvae rer 100 swee,'s of Pn insect net '-ve been obtpinel-. In
one heavily infested field on- Februarv" 10, 7 Ftems out of 200 exe:ined
were found to contain e:,s, as compared with 11 out of 3000 sters in the
s'-me field on MYprch 15. In the Sa'n Joqouin Vasle the wecvil was col-
lected easily on Fe'ruary 25. T-e Jarvre were not very. andant,, but
were generally distrobutel t rou. ho't the in'estec area.

VETCH

PEA APHID (Illinoia pisi Kalt.)

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (March 25): -7o nca a-hids have been forun this year.

0regon. T. 7. Chawbrrlin (;p rch 11): Vetch fields near Hillsboro averaged
1 anhid ner 100 sweeos in Oct',bor-seeded vetch and noer 10' in volun-
teer vetch. -he volunteer fields avera-ed or 1S l in Felrr-,. Fall-
seeded lots at Forest G-rove show fewer anhids 4lhan in Februa-rv or Jan-
uary and Duch fewer than ir- .oveb.ber. At this time in 1<, damage to
common vetch was be~inninr to show ear anids average several thoasands
oer 100 sweenos.

SIY-TA CANE

A MITE (T-;rsone-mus bancrofti Michael)

Virginia. F. ". S7r-itlh ( ''February): On Febr-ary R. 7. ads brouht a
niece of su'garcane front an Ar1 in-ton ,rrn to be examined for mites as the cau-e -f oustedd a... ... of the
surrface. This cane bore ler":e nourbrs cf T. bc3icrjfi i frst. reco-ni.ed
as a nest of r!ugarcane in 1?77 nd since f-ond ir *:,ny tro-ical coun-
tries and islands, but not h%re?-ofore re-oorbd n cont'nr. tal U-L T
States. The exa:.nin-tior. revealed the reece o n as..cir c
-'. -r :. r,: n aCFoCi..2t< .t 4c e
considere d b- Er. 3v'ing to be new. It is of interest ti, o:-j s
were noted aronl" colonies of 1 7ncroti v ichae in ?0 t t:-
wrre not descrCiLcd nd a nnarenty no n:ec 4n- were -rcsserve',.

SUGAC..-.:' BO.r (Dl'-*t -," s.. . ..:r .-Ii2_ Fab .)

Louisina. W. S. inds (::rcn 26): Subarcene borer moths have '--n e' -.
ing at ?Fton Rou'-e. The first aoult was tKh:en on rcn 22. S- ivl1
has been reduced much below normal ':" the severe cold of tne o t winter.
Cane rt Baton -o **e is about 1 foot hi,, and e'rly -nlnted corn is only
from 6 to 5 inches i'-l.







SUGA.CAIFir BEETLE (Eugtheola ruaicens Lc.)

Louisiana. W. E. Hinds (M'rci 25): Su fly on wprm nights. It is not yet tiie to estimTite their abrL.".'..ce
and probable irnjuriousness for t -is season.

FRUIT INITS E C T S

APPLE

CODLTI- iIOTH (Caroocapsg nomonella L.)

Georgia. C. H. Al.en ('r rci 22): Larvae are still in hiber:- tion at
Cornli". There has been no nunation to date. A high percentage
is survivina7 the winter and it a1-eprs th-,t there r'ill be a moderate
number of soring-brood moths.

:issouri. L. Ha-seman (7'-rch 25): An-o-les are rabidly a)hr-'^ ... the
nrenink stage at Colurrbia and as vet n-1o nounation has taken -olpce in
our breecina cages. Winter mortelit- has been low at Columbia but
in the northwestern oart of the State it has been re-orte, as igh
in breeding cages.

EASTE: TE:T CATERPILLAR (.'t::e:,a americana Fab.)

Connecticuiit. W. E. Britton (March ?3): E:' clusters of the eastern tent
cnteroillpr are very abund-nt throughout the State on aonie anJ wild
cherry. Specimens have been sent in front Glstonbr Hart-ford, a-.:,
Wpterbu ...

P. Felt (Marchi 25): Eggs are generally a"..-.-nt and the pros-
oects are that there *':rill be considerably ].arger numbers over a greater
area tna-n occ'-.rred last veer undLcr conditions that led us to believe
that the outbreak had reac:-ei its eek.

:Tr'." Jersey.. T. J. Headlee ('.'rc. 23): E-. masses are extremely' numerous
and widely distributed throuout the State. Judging from the number
of egg masses, this insect will reach! the nealk of its present ir.--e.s-
ing c-cle this year. However, a good many e:-_ masses found are not
viable.

Pennsylvania. T. L. Guvton (March 2?S): Eg masses of the eastern tent
cpterpill1r are ver" numerous on wild cherr7r in Pikze nd '"onroe Counties.

Tennessee. G. W. Bentley (March): ThIe enctern tent c.t'ermillar is gen-
erally distributed over the St-te. Sm-ll tents were just appearin on
March 20.

J. U. Gilmore (Marclh 0): The first small web of the season "'n-s
seen in wild cherry at Clsrksville on March 20.









Arkansas. W. J, Beer6 (Mrc 7): Citernillrs of the eastern tent cater-
nillar began emnerin, at F' on March 5. Jud.in, by thIe number of eg masses, the species will be
about as abuindsnt this year as it w:s last.

Kansas. H. R. Brvson (March 25): 1. G. Kellv re-orts that the e of the
tent ceternillar were very plentiful in wild nlums and sand nlums fro-
i,;rch 1 to 4, in Ford, ?dwsrds, Comr-nche, Grey, en6 Finne- Counties.

FRUIT TREE L2AF .E'7L7F (Cacoec'P argrosrjila Walk,)

Connecticut. P. Gar-nan (March 23): s Fre abundant locally around
Wallingford.

New York. P. J. Parrott (Marca 23): E7- mas-es of the fruit tree leaf
roller are probably more c: .-,)n in western New York and the Hudson
Valley than usual.

APHIDS (AD'hiidee)

Connecticut. P. German (March 23): -,gs of A nhis nomi DeG. and Anuranhis
roses Baker are present in most orch.rds and rer 'rodorete1 abun"5nt,
more so than last ,-ar.

Virginia. W. J. Schoene (March 25): The ,reen phid is annepring in con-
siderable numbers in Bl cksburj, Montgorer-r Count-, end in 'onroe,
Amherst Countr. 1To rosy a'-hid0s have been noticed.

Pennsylvania. H. NT. Worthley (March 29): Anhid eg-s are n.oderf-telv nbun-
'ant at Stpte Colleze. T'---- started h,-tching on Farch 21, before any
annle buds showed green tins.

Ohio. T. H. Parks (March 23): 0verwintc-r.-K-' eggs of a-onle tree a0nhdss -re
not very abundant. Fatcnina of the -!?nle ,rain nhild ( -onlosinihum
nrunifoliae Fitch) has comi enced in southern counties.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (M-rch 20): Shinrmentp of ale trees received
from an-le-tree-growing States of tne Southwest show hevT- infesttion
of root galls of the woolly ainle aohid (Eri s-r.T lanigerum -ausm.) on
certain varieties.

Missouri. L. Haseman (:arch 26): Ano'le grain a-',ids :ern hatchin t
Col-:%i? and Loaisiana about l.Tarch 15 '-rE are now quite abundant in
some orchards.

SAN JOSE SCALE (Asnic'iotus pernicios-as Coast.)

-Te"'. York. P. J. Parrott (:'--rch 23): The San Jose scale is very abundant
at Geneva.

Georgia. 0. I. Snapno (1'arch 22): The percentage of live scale on peach









trees around, 'ort ale1y hs not 'et bb< lowere-' 'by cola we't-her. -'.E
minimum temnerature this winter wv-s 16 1 on Dece'--l'r 12. "he percent-
age of live scale ran as follows: Dec ber I, 6.7; JL -, .;
FebrTr'r <, .7; an I'rch 21, 7.7. Te sliwit decre;'se in the -
(-,rt~c bet,',eer_ 1e'7 "" e c v7 -
c ..t'....e between Dcee 1e 7 and rca 21 ,as ue to the work, of the twice-
st-' b'ed la;ybeetle (3 hilocorus bi7ulnepris :.uls. .)

Aldcen (Ilarch ?22): e S"rn Jose scale has been Tnoderrtel7 a',,,;n-
dTnt in anole !nd oearch orchards and i- still orevalcnt in uncared-for
orcn"rds around Cornelia.

Ohio. T. H. Parks (March 23): The San Jose scale is -nore aounlantr than
usual and aorminnt snrqvin,: is no," in full swine.

Indiana. J. J. DNvis (I2srch 21): San Jost scale has been reported very
abun-ant from isolated localities throughout the State. Iore th-r.
the usual number of inquiries have come from northern I.:'a": where
the scale arn-,.rs to be inin a foothold.

Wisconsin. E. L. Cr'-'iers (M'rch 20): :Te San Jose sale survived the
winter in much more than normal numbers in tue southern nrt of the
Sta te. ,.*-ore th1-:an 6,000 trees and shrubs pre being snraTei in 1 -. ite-
-r- ter. The work was beg-,n on Mrrcn 1F. This is t e t.ird city-7ide
snray champaign carried on by the State in this city, tue two previous
ones being in 192L and. 1015. After 8 or q r,-:rs tue sc-le builds 7 s
so heav7 an infestation that the growing of trees and shrubs is im-
oossible without spraying.

isissis-ippi. C. Lyle ('rc: 22): Inspector ".. Dou-ass, eren a,
states that the San Jose scale has been more prevalent in tht s-
trict than usual. He has observed several t-ees that have -. .;n killed
since lest ,ea-r, esoeciall- in orch-r. that vere not s'-ye6 in
19332-3 Inspector -D. Peets, 2roarven, -nd M. L. G.--rnes, Meridian,
report medium to se,"-re d:,am'ae on unsnored fruit trees.

Arizona. C. D. Lebcrt (M'c 21): Several small but sev-re infcstrtions
of the San Jose scale on roses h-ve been re--orted fro- Fhoenix n:..
Scot tsdnle.

FI..7-BAiBD APPLE TSE3 B0?S' (Chrvsobothri s fe:.-orata Oliv.)

Ohio. T. H. Parks (M'nrch 27): MIore than the usual number of specimens
of the flit-ieaded a-,)le tree borer have been brought in by -nxious tree
owners. Injury w s esnecally severe to .. trees st out 1 ve-r -":.
roadside pl-ntin7s of shade trees :-ve also suffered.

Indi-anr. J. Devis (M'.rch 2): e)orted as ab nr-nt and sev:relv
C n-inf mooles and awrle in numerous localities in t'ie St'ote.

I11inoi W. P. Flint (Marchi 20): More than the usual number of reports










of dT-a&;e by thi- species anp also the .ro..nI- ac'e br r (S"erda
cendida Fab.) in a)onle trees have been received.

Nebraska. T.. H. Swenkl (M-rc1i 20): The flat-hieaded annle tree borer was
found working' in oung annlie tree.s in Platte en' r-,'son Countics on
March 8 and 16, resnectivelv.

rU!CPEA1T RED MITE (Paratetranvchus nilosuis C. k& F.)

Connecticut. P. Garman (M4arch 23): s'.s -re nrepent in lost orchards an!
abuncant in some in 47e" Hrven County.

PEACH

PLJ'i CURCULIO (Conotrpchelu s nenuohar Hbst.)

Georgia. 0. I. Snapn (7-rch 22): As a result of the h'eav- irnfe'-tation at
Fort Valley last yewr, rhen two generations occurred, the hibernation,
no-ulation was larger than usual; therefore a heavr infestation is an-
ticipated this year. Thie hibernation season was a favorable one for the
curculio. Adult curculios began le-vini hibernation this year in advance
of full bloom, which occurred on Marci 17 on Elbertas and Hilevs, and
by March 22 they had reached the center of the orc'-ards and were dis-
seminated throughout. The netal-fall vn-' 'will be an-lied be.-inning'
March 25, and is an imoort-nt a-liction tis yer on account of the
eprlv annearance of the curculio, relative to bloo.in,. of ne.ches. The
infestation is heavier than usual.

C. H. Alden (I7-rch 22): Yo curculios h-ve been found in neacu
orchrrs at Cornelia to date. In 1'93 t'e first curculios were cauzlt
on Anril 9. Elbertas are now in full bloom, about 10 days e,-rlier
than last year.

T. L. Bispell (IY&rch): Jarrin '-)each and wild -olu.T for the plum
curculio started on '-'rch 13 at 7xYQerinent. The first c-'-rculio wa"s
jarred from wild lolum on March ?3 aicl froii cultiv;?ted n)lum on March 2.
Five curculios were jarred fro"- 15 -oe'ch trees or .-rch c.

CORIE'LAL FRUIT MOTH (Gra lii^ molasta uscck)

Georgia. C. H. Alden (Y-rc-i 22): Orient-l frait roti ].arva are still in
the hibernating, cocoon. >t Cornelia.

PEACH BOER (Ae>eria exitioqa Say)

Ohio. T. H. Parks (Mrc',. 27): Idnj- r' is seve-re -t tie nres nt ti -ce. Bck-
yard trees are -idely infested.

Mississi-oi. C. Lle (,arch 22): Insnector Jack ::ilton re-ooits ta-t the
peach borer is very abundant in the central nnrt of the St-te and that













some of the trees h!v: been almr-ost completely killed by it, 7ns-Ctors
i A. mith, actobie, D. Fts, prockhe-en, nd L. Grimes,
e.,ridian, report meiurm to severe d".-e' to plum and :ech trees in their
districts,


LSSf'{ER PACEF PRi.R (A'erU- pictipes G. &r R,)


Kansas. P. P. Bryson (::arch 25): Peach tres', plant! as an intercrop in
one orc ard in northeastern -ansas showeJ the lesser ---,ch tree borer
to be abundant on "-rch 1.


PI'".:



Pi.aR T'2i(IS (Taeniothrips inconsequens Uzel,)

Oregon. S. C. Jones (;:rch 21): On I 1"rch 14 the first prune thrips was
found on the first breaking, buds of prune trees near Ind--endence. r.
arch 18 a few tnrips were found in prune buds picked near Pooseb.rj and
'hrips were also emerginr- in prune orchards at forest Grove.


California. So Lockwood (larch 9): A survey of the pear and plim. orchards
in trie Sacra iento River Valley south of Sacrarmento was made yesterday :.i
no pear thrips was found.


RASPBER. Y


PLACi: VTIE ").2IL (Prachyrhinus sulcatus 3ab.)

California. L. 7 ,' th (.oTrch .5): t". b-.ck vine evl occurs in con-
siderable numbers in raspberry prtches in the Santa Clara Valley. At
the present time arproximptely 70 percent of the larvae have pupated.


GRAPE


(CRAjE LL- R:' --OE (ry:throneura comes C->.)


S. Lockwood (,i

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Count-,, the ,r'..e lef .omn"> is 7uch more prevalent than -t tnis time
last >e'r. In the vire -ar's in th1e Imperial Vallc7T it is about the
same as last 7ear, but is far more than normally abundant.

PECAIT

PECAIT LEAF CASE BEA:_R (Acrobeasis .i1rL._, Le?.)

North Carolina. R. WV. Leibvr (:-.rc}i 2l): An e:,amination of 700 buds on
oecan twigs from the largest orch ard in the State shots F7 cases oer
100 buds. This is slightl-, higher than the average for the last 9
,ears and forecasts some damage to necon Lgrowth in snrin-.

PECA"T CARP-._:,_, W0'" (Cossul ranifica Sthr.)

Georgia. T. Bissell (March 21): On February 11 at Forsrth an orchard of
17 oecan trees about 15 years old was examined and 10 trees contained
12 worms. This is the heaviest infest'-tion ever observed. On !'-rch 9
at Experiment in an orchardl of 30 trees 27 ,ears old 1 worm was found
in 1 tree. On March l4 at Earnesville an orchsr' of 2,0 trees about
10 years old showed 3 trees containing 1 worm each.

CITRUS

.GFJE- CITRUS APHID (Aohis snireecola Patch)

Florida. J. R. Watson (March 23): Cit-us anhids are increasing in numbers,
and while most of the sorin! growth on oranges and grapefruit is too far
advanced to be endangered, they may co commercial damage to tangerines.

COP.2A APHID (A-Phis medica1inis Koch)

Arizona. C. D. Lebert (Uvarch 21): A. meicaginis, i numerous on nev' growthh
of citrus trees, but is not coasidercd as very irnmoortant.

CAIFRTIATL. RED SCALEi (Cdryzonomhalus aurantii Mask.)

Arizona. C. D. Lebert (March 21): Several small infestations have been
found in ornamentals in Pioeni.: y-rds recentir. Tne infested plants
were removed and destroyed anrd all adjacent nol'nts ':ere sorayed.

COTTCITF CUSHICIN SCAL2 (Ic. urchnsi Mask.)

Mississioni. C. Lvle (;'Irch 22): On March 10 Insoector H. Jla'nev, of
Ocean Snri, s, wrote as follows: "A few, light infestations on citrus






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-re Fc.-tterc. o. tic soutncrn ed -s of J-on 'n prison C-
ties. Ye a 1,i bird beet es (Fooli co balis us.) ere -
served feedin- at so'e of the 3lcces."

Arizona. C. D. Le'cert (Mprc- 21): Uis scle i! active in seve2--I ci-trus
"roves mnd vas very ,bm. -'.t on so ,! orn-:.entals o- Merci 1 edlia
activity was noted todav for th e first time. So';e Crmtoc. e tu :_"--I e
;'illipton .were liberated 2 reeks sFo and the :ctivit- of this n rasite
vwaps also recorcded to ,av.

CHAFF SC_.... (P'rlrto ora ."--'.- 3omst.)

Misissinni,. C. LT-le (M=rch 22): 0C npc 19 Inspector H. -ladneyv wrote
that heavy scattered infest'tionF hWve been observed o0: citrus in
Jackson and Harrison Counties.

A SCALE ITSLCT (' r erodes sO.)

Florida. J. R. Watson (M1rcn 73): iThe m;arrodes on the roots of citrus
trees are begining to emer,-e and lay eggs.

",LCOCEA MOTH (Holcocera icertraeella ilezy)

California. 7. J. van (MV--rc 2c): Larv-e ere ,resent in numbers on the
orange fruit in Los An-eles County, but they have not started >bori-
into the frit. The or-roc tortrix (Tortrix citrana. Fern.) has not
done pni, d.aage.

CI-'.'S RED SPI:2_c (Faratetrpnychaus citri "C3.)

alifornia. H.. J. Ryan (March 26): :,e infestation of the citrus red
snider on citrus in Los Aneles C.ount, has built uo r:-oilv Pnd @.ite
a little s',:rw-in h-s been done to control it.











TRUCK-CROP INSE CTS

VEGZT,.-; L EEVTIL (Listroderes obliquus Gyll.)

Alabamao J. M Robinson (::Mrch 25): The vegetable weevil continues to be
abundant in central and southern Alabama and is attacking vegetables in the
Eirmirnham7 trucking area.

Mississippi. M. M. High (M'..rch 7): The vegetable weevil is causing serious
injury to turnips, carrots, and a number of other vegetables along the Gulf
coast. The weevils became active about the middle of October and x
laying started the latter half of October, Heavy oviposition took place
in November, December, January, and February.

Cc Lyle (March 22): Inspector N. D. Peets, of Brookhaven, states that
carrots and turnips in his district have been rather heavily d r.1:.-d by
larvae, and inspector MI. L.Grimnes, of Meridian, reports that larvae and
pupae are very abundant in the soil in certain gardens, although no vege-
tables are present for the larvae to feed upon.

Louisiana. P. K* Harrison (7-rch 15): The vegetable weevil was causing
slight injury to young cabbage plants near 'e.stwego.

CTCUCiU-_'R BEETLES (Diabrotica spp.)

Virginia. Ho G. 7.,alker (M._rch 23): :-elve-spotted cucumber beetles (Di
duodecimrunctata Fab.) were quite common in kale, collard, and spinach
fields at Norfolk on March 21o

Georgia. T. L. Bissell (-1arch 1i): ,Betles (D. 12-punctata) are common on
rye and wild plum blossoms at Experi.enta

Florida. Jo R. -':-tson (M:arch 23): D. balteata Lec. is found on various
crops well distributed over the State.

i.ssissippi. C. Lyle (March 22): Inspector Jack Milton, of Jackson, wrote
on March 19 as follows: "A truck-crop grower in Rankin County reports that
the 12-spotted cucumber beetle is causir-n- some injury to his plants," In-
spector M. L.Grimes reports that he has observed these beetles on volunteer
vegetables in the vicinity of Meridian.

I. LI. High (..:.rch 1): The southern corn root worm beetle was very
abundant on turnip and other cruciferous crops along the Gulf coast during
January and Februbry. -Le belted cucumber beetle (D. balteata) was: fair-
ly abundant in southern is.sissippi on turnip, mustard, cabb';..e, a-d re-
lated crops during February.

SE-D CC,:' M!GGOT (H:,'yler.yia cilicrura Rond.)

Virginia. H. G. Walker (March 23): Adults of the seed corn maggot are very
abundant in the "-or folk area.










California. R. E. Campbell (Februiary 28): The seed corn z ot is. attacking
sweet corn in the Alnhm-ra district. Five acres of early planted corn
seed were destroyed, necessitatir,. the rerlanting of the entire field.

TLR.IS-1.LD PLL.T LUG (Lygus pratersis L.)

Vir' -inia. H .. ',,lker (" 'irh 27): Tarnished plant bugs were found fedng
on collards on Larch 21 at 7orfolk.

imr.ressee. G. :.. Bentley (March): ?.-..ished plant bugs are ge in nar-
cissus plantings at Chattanocj-i and iKnoxville.

CKA;LA (Scapteriscus vicinus Scudd.)

North Carolina. W. A. Thomnas (February): Luring the month ms:. complaints
have reached the laboratory of rather severe injury to seed be. by mole
crickets. The imported mole cricket has now increased in population to
the point where control reamsures re necessary to protect yo.-. seedli-:
plants. This is especial.: true of seed beds protected som.ew.hat from
sudden changes of teniperatuie, whtre there is usually an abu:. 1'-ce of
decaying vegetable matter, and where moisture conditions are favorable.

GA.R L_ C.-T I PEE (2cutigerell!i ,r a . a' ta I.iwp.)
Calif4ornia A n4-4 a] : l
Clifornia, A. E. ,'Iicho1 chhr (March 21): The h.-.3 centipede has been
very destructive this r. It ios do.e coa-r ]e am..e to germina-
tion sta nds of sur be s and onions in tie ri -ai o Ri ver Belta.
,evsral hundred acres cf beets have bean sevr -- "n ured and -any fields
destroyed, In sjme instances barley hms beer injureu,altho,;h not
seriously,
'o T,,' ... -TO


CLORADC POTA1TO BE1lzE Let no-,sn d ecciine:ta Say)

lMississippi. C. Lyle (',rch 22): Inspector L. 7. Goo(.,-a.- r--orts that the
first Colorado potato beetles were observed in Prentiss County on ":rch L.
Inspector No D. Peets indicates thr-t he has not .et observed ...y of these
beetles in the vicinity of Er.okhoia;n.

a. unnam (..r.h ): 1idult Colorado tbetles have been noticed for
the first tine this season in ',as i'-. ton County.

Louisianao W. :. Hinds (:'-rch ,:): Colorado potato beetles are attack.-"
tomatoes lightly around '-ton Rouge. There are no potatoes nearby.

C. Smith and P. :. Harrison (:Isrch 29): Adults that overwinter 3
are quite abundant in several ho: f,-- iens in the vicinity of Baton Rouge
nlnd in the experir.ent9al plots at the Louisiana State University. L.r\"
about one-third rro','n were found in ono home *--.:den.











TOMATO PINWORM (Gnorimoschema lycop'rsicella Pusck)

Cifornia. J. C. EJnore (March 11): In the Santa An: district 217 moths
were collected from 8 piles of old tomato plants, the piles being 3 by 4
feet in area, These plants were piled up about January 17. Adults
were collected from cages set over the m!,terial. In the same orea a
large pile of tomato plants which '.'.er taken from the field 7c.'e'nber 2,
1934, was still harboring pinworm moths, 7 moths being taken from 36 square
feet. Tomato plants set out under paper caps on February 1 were pushing
through the paper by :.'irch 11. Five hundred acres of tomatoes in the Santa
Ana district are at this stage of development. A general field exami-
nation was made in the San Juan Capistrano district !arch 13 and 55 acres
of tomatoes under half paper caps were found to be infested. There were
150 acres of tomatoes set out under paper in this locality on February 1.

T0'11iT0 PSYLLIL (Paratrioza cockerelli Sulc.)

Arizona, V, E. Romney (February): During February adults and eggs 're
found on four additional species of Lycium. L. fremonti, L. exsertum, L.
parishii, and L. californicum were found to harbor a few potato psyllids,
but not to such an extent as in L. andersonii. The first brood of psyl-
lids for the current season was completed by the latter part of February.
The nym-hi. resZent were small ones that had recently hatched. The number
of eggs now present on L. andersonii is very high, although coccinellid
and chrysopid larvae have been noticed on the bushes.

PEAS

PEA APHID (Illinoia pisi Kalt.)

California. BR E. Campbell (March 18): The pea aphid is doing considerable
d'-mnge to market peas in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. One
100-acre field observed will be a total loss unless the ap,`'ds are de-
stroyed. Recent rains have promoted the aphid fungus in so-ne fields and
syrphid larvae are numerous, but any reduction in the number of aphids by
these natural enemies usually occurs after considerable d3nmare has been
done. The pacific Rural Press of March l6 reports as follows: "Pea
growers in the MTilpitas district are threatened with heavy losses by aphids,
and a scout has been sent to the Sierra Nevadas to procure 2 tans of lady-
bugs to attack and destroy the aphid horde."

CABBAGE

TITORTED CABBAGE "ORiP (Ascia rapae L.)

Virginia. H. G. Walker (March 23): Imrorted cabbage butterflies have been
active in kale and collard fields at Lorfolk for some time.

Tennessee. G. M. Bentley (March): Generally distributed over eastern Tennes-
see,

Missicsippi. C. Lyle (March 22): Inspector N. D. Peets reporhmiyi ds.Tmge


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to ci'bb'-e ir o -r Linoln 'o'ri,.


VLcuis a. E. -Kinds (M! rch 25,): Caea ; C files ad t-eir e 7,r
unusu.llv scarce Et Eato;-
.. Smith (rc- I): At Bator Roue a la t ifres'tton of ler-
v-e was foI-. on c"e plants tnt bed been trnsl'ted to te field
since th( freeze of January 21-26.

P. K. Harrison (Marchn 1?): !ot one .r'.- or a t. v'as fon, on
cabbae in southern Louisiana near F- stveio.

Missouri. L. Has -! n (Merch 26)' First iPmoorted cPb e Ibuttor;''I on the
win -was seen at Columbia Merch 23. Ihe insect is now increasing. in inm-
bers.

.CABAGE LOOPBE (A2u. ... .. brasslcae ,fle:)

Louisiana. C. E. Smith ("-rch 13): The c'bb,-- e looner is 'erv scarce in
the'vicinit, of >--ton Rougpe.
P. K. Harrison ('c. 15): Tt single snecimcn of cc'-* *e loor
was found on ce'bbpre -olants near West7weeo

W. E. "inds (I>-rch 2o): cabo-:e looors ve t a-- -re at
Bton -.ou'ge.
DlA:Oro-AC .... H ( lutelIla :'c !ieuenis Curt.)

Virpinia. H. G. Waler (March 27): All stao e the "iaron d-ck' moth
are resent in kale and collard field t P 'olh. An.r ta *'- ... e
Vler. is also very abundant and it is believed that t.is oarssite "il!
be oble to ken t.ie mothi in chec this sorin.-.

Misic-i-n-oi. M. M. Hi{-h (Marc:. 7): The lrrvae were ouite rbunS-nt on ex-
nerimental olats of turnios "t 3iloxi )nd on cabbaie at ,u foort ur-
in>. January and February.

Lou isiana. C. S. SmitA (March. 13): Larv'e ve fo- v o coll"-. "s
cb L,-; e that survived the severe freeze of J'our 21- at aton ..-;-
and vicinity.

P. K. Harrison (March 15): Field observations oni ex"'"-at'ons
shov' very little ij urv to cab"--.-e. Very, few" iarvoe were f.n. on
young: c'b! g.e nolnts in one field of anoroxi--telv 3( acres ncar
We s two.o.

C.,-SS-STHIPED C.A3AGE WC.: (Everest is ricalirs i uen.)


.:o cross-strined cIabc-'e wor- was


ss'i ss i M. V.i:;h (February 0 19):











observer att ckin, cbb'e an trrni b obot 7iloxi and Co-lfmort

1.* 'MLi.U nUG (iurrhnt hia histrionics Honn)

Virinia. H. CG-. Walker (March 2?): Onlv tvo harlequin bu'gs hve been. found
at .orfolk this spring, iniicatingr tnat ther are rather scrcc.

L. W. B rnnnon (FebruarT, 26): A large number of extminations were
made in trash and other debris in anc. neI r coll r1 notcPes for adults
of the h'rleouin bug in hibernation ( t Uorfolk. Onlr one acult vr',s fo-rd
and it was beneath dead. leaves and rs -lrcrr'z the ed ,e of tlie nutch.
]'o live adults were observed. The teRoerat' 'e t the time of tne obser-
vation was 6o F. In similar examinations in another carden where dea'
leaves covered the ground near one enc of the natch, no live adults were
found. Txi--,raitions were then made in -oine woods near the collard
patches in order to determine whether any adults had flown to the woods
for hibernation. 'To adults were found bene.tn nine needles and leaves.

Alabama. J. M. Robinson ('.'-,rch 25): Lar e numbers of overwintered ndults
have an)oeared on cabbage and turnips at Aubuijrn.

Louisiana. W. E. Hinds (March 2C): Harlequin cabb'%e bugs are very abun-
dant at Baton Rouge on old stalks of cabbage ad colIrd. -E's -are
abundant.

CABBAGE APHID (Brevicorrne brassicae L,)

Virginia. H. G-. Walker (March 2): A few siecimens of - oersicae Sulz.
and B. brassicae were found feeding on old collards at iorfolc but none
were found on sni .,ch.

North Carolina. W. A. Thomas (February): Cabb'.r-e anhids hc-ve shown un in
considerable numbers on overwinterin, collars an. youn`' cabban e, neces-
sitatins control measures.

I..ssissipoi. C. Lyle (March 22): The cabli--e anhid ,as observed recently
on caba,:-e olgnts in Tankin Countv near Flormece.. Al.o"ih the infes-
tations were sFnotted in the fields, t -e -"nt ` ,t'tc_ -ed v'e
da--> Medium damaPre to cabbage in L ie :nd omi "i Cou:nties has
been reported.

TURNIP APHID (Rho'losinhum nseudobr s.co cDvic)

Louisiana. W. E. Hirds (March 26): AnhiisT orresurablv tis socicz, ar
abundrnt on so'e small nlptr of cablp..e. at B3'to-. 'cC, buit not :ren-
erall distributed.

SEED CO, R .T-IE3 (onoderus so-o. )

Virginia. H. Walker (I,,arch 23): Hundreds of Anooerus a--tles, r bl
A. lineola PaL. end A. o-.!Iins Fab., were observed flyiii,- over collrard











an kale fields at "orfolk on the afternoon of 'ro- 21, ,d were very
aD-jrd-nt aro;-nd lights tht n.irt t

72F." 32E TI.-S (-< tic .....

Vir inia. H. G. Valker (15arch 27): A ler:e nu. -.r of c-bU e flea beetles
-re present in kele and collard fields ?t crfcl..

SLouiis n a. -inds (rc 26): hrliotret vittata a. is ve-" a'cun-
dnt on mustard and turning cominri; u').

CEILvY

G/D-USE LZLA T TIES_ (ghlct eni r j^ den.I

F1orilda. C. F. St-shl (Fetbru-ry): One ti-oroa n survey o" the cel a.---
w1s T-r de during the mont.t to determine th'e ab-.ndan.ce end dtr tion
of the celery leaf tir. Thi F or e rv ', at ta e tbe:..'....-
of the few days of verv a',r- weather. At thpt ti-e the onl ] nieces
shIowin, the presence of the insect we"-e a fe.V: fields tof ure celery
immediately south of Lake !ronroe, -ieore front c to 15 moths oet row' were
flushed by sweepin-.

0:TiO;:S

ONICH T-RIPS (Thrinz tbacji Lioa.)

Florida. J. R. Watson (March ?-): There is n e-'r rerelh heov; in fetaticn
... S- r -S t '01,,1-tre 1v
of onion thrins on celer- in Sgr'soto County wre severe daT ae is -_in
done. The thrios are also attac:ing beans in Sararsota rnunty 4nd the
l)ozcr eastern coast. The usual da-a-.e to onions- is noticen-le F]! over
the State.

Louisiana. P. :. Harrison (Mrrc.. IS): -ins e in* : rather heavilv in-
fested in tnt vicinity of Baton Ro:; -c.
S TRA," _ ] '1~'f

zTRA,.EE.Y :sAF .OLLWL (Anylis: coomntr t, Froel.)
Kass H .Brsn(arhl: t: -L~rv lefrolle~rs -o'nsF-c t-e vi-ner
in FooJ condition in northeaste;'n :an--' s.

S:*A';3:<'Y _OO A7HID (Aruis forbesi, Wee_2)

vir :'i :H. G. 'V7l:r (?;rc 27,): At :Irfolk a lbr-ce rercc'tc :e 1f te
ovFrwinteri n es h,:ve hatched '-an. thA s":,.n. 1ds r, feedi. iostlI
on the s!tems nd undersides of thbe leves.









COMMiON PED SPIDEP (Tetrn nychys telprius L.)

Virsinia. H. G. Walker (Ma-rch 27): The red snider continued to be rather
!abundant in a r-,-t many strawberry fields in the 7orfolk area and on
the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

BEET

BEET LBAAy P.EF (Eutettix tenellus Bak.)

Colorpdo and Utah. W. A. Shauds and 0. J Hills (Februrrv): Observ:tions
near the end of February indicated that no germination of snrinr host
plants had occurred in the general breeding are. but thpt it could be
expected within a few days; also thpt little mortalit- of E. tenellus
occurred during the past winter in the Grand Valley of Colorado. It
is reasonable to expect that similar survivals obtained over the breed-
ing area of southeastern Utah.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (March l11): Beet lenfho)ers are more than usually
abundant in tne breeding areas of Boy Elder County, south of Lamno
and west of Corinne.

General. E. W. Davis (Februpry): Filaree was found in southwestern Utah
at Leeds end at Santa Clara. A few sc-ttere-1 plants on the unlands
were of recent germination and no leafhonoers were foundC on tnem.
At the station at Leeds 7 leafho-r-ers were found in l1 square feet;
at Saint George, 9 -oer 16 square feet; Fnd at Santa Clara, 1 was found.
In a section northwest of the Indian reservation, where a large number
were found last fall on shee-weed, onlT, one was found. On beets in the
Saint George area 10 lepfho-ooers ner 20 square feet were found. In the
southern i7e.'-drs section the creosote bush was quite "rr-, and in man-
niaces exceedinglv brov n. In ithe Dry Lake section, wici normally
germinates sote filaree, no annuals were nreseit. South of Las Vegas
the creosote bush was somevw"at ,r,,ener and so:e vild m'nustrd vgs
germinating around the base of the bshes. However no leefhooners
could. be found in this area. O the roud south of Ls Vegas toward
Searchliqht it was extre'elv dr-T and no annuals h-,: germinated. In
the Arizona section of the -oerennial breeding: rea, we found that the
filaree har 2erminpted from hi n on tne hill slones, down to the broad
flats. Fileree was also found between Littlcfield, Ariz., "nd Hesouite,
UT v., in small areas. Twvient,-five miles southwest of Sai"t George,
Utah, on the hillside, two lO-snuare-feet smoples did not show eny lepf-
ho-oers. Farther down on the flat none were found. The filaree in
this area was -ore or less of recent germination; tnat is, it germinated
late last fall.LePfhoroners "'-re foun- onl i those natce-es tht Ler-
minated from the :,'enber ro'rfall. In most of these olces thie areas
that su.onorted leafhoomers were covered in mak.ing these check:s. In
dissections of the fem-lez it w'-s fou nd thpt nracticall thre-fourths
had matured e -s. At Lo,"nrl e, v., no le-fhoonrs were found on
beets. On Pussian-thistle 1 inch iijn, ore le-fho'- er in 10 square feet
was found, but very7 little Russiian-thistle was .germinated in this ar..












California, h. E..'.:lice (February): k-nrly in February there was an influx
of beet leafhopIers into the beets around Kir. City. -.e writer visited
th, area on February 12 end 13 end mode several c:5nts in the field. The
average population found, considering Ell counts, was ) bu-s rer iC" --uare
feet of row of unthinnecd beets, a population sufficiently lare to i-a.icete
potential damage on unthinned beets on the 1,Go00 acres in the district.
The majority were females of the overwintering generation .

FOREST AND SHADE-TBR E IN SE C TS

C. i:-, \, '"Z (Geometridee)

Connecticut. E, P. }-lt ("'rch 25): Fall canker worms (Alsorhla rometoria
Harr.) are locally abundant, th.ou-h mostly in areas adjacent t>- the sec-
tions where there was extensive defoliation lest year. A number of the
females did not appear until spring and on Larch 24 they were observed
-lanin, eps. The sprint canker worm (Palencrita vernata r-ck) occurs
locally but is not so common ais the fall c banker worn.

. ritton (arch 23) gs oi thE- fall canker a'orm are very
abundant in the vicinity of Ne;'w Haven enc have been received fro> Eet'".:.,
7ri,,'-':.ort, Groton, and .'oodbridce. There r:-av be serious defoliation in
May.

Uemw Jersey. To J. Headlee (L!arch 23): :oth species o: canker worm are in-
creaing, This morning I found a female sprir.,- canI.er ;owrm layinL, e ...

Illinois. Vh P. Flint (."arch 20): Canker wrm moths were flying in rather
large numbers on the night of Febru'ry 27 and again on the :.:.t of
Lerch 1).

Mis sori. L. Haseman (,,arch 25): ,Mal moths o' the sprir.- canker '.orm have
appeared at Coluibia now and then on warm nights since so::etime in Janury.
The moths ar: still abundant.

A, F. Gatterthwait (February 25): The sprint can-er worm is now in
flight at .,ebster Groves. One 'as observed on February 15. -y Feb.rU-.ry
21 many viere in flight.
K nsas. i. A. ryson (:.:rch 22): Canker worms are abundrnt in a rubber of
localities. Several thousand trees were banded and counts re' enled r-'.
40O to 600 moths on representative bands. The m'- jor ity of the moths are
out, but the bands still catch a fpw late straa:glers.

FORL'ST TFT C,-... IIL' (Malacoso.r distria Hbn.)

Colorado. G. List (y',rch 19): ) .cs are much less numerous in northern
Colorado cities than they have teen for two seasons. Little injury is
expected thi, ar.










AI-'. &CJ. (Thyridorteryx ephereraefrrris HP .)

Ohio. E, 7. Mendenhall (:.'-rch l6): In examining cocoons oi the bagworm in
the central and southern parts of the State I find the egvs have over-
wintered very wviell and it looks as though their x will be ea heavy infesta-
tion this season.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (March 21): Many inquiries from as far north as La
Fayette hove been received reacrdinr the abundance of the bag'loorm.

ELiM.

i.: L3A:F' ETLE (Galerucella xanthomelaena Schr.)

Maryland. E. N. Cory (.:'arch 26): An unusual swarming into a house in Bal-
timore County was noted.

Ai BiARK BEETLE (Scolytus multistriatus Marsham)

Connecticut. B. J. Keston (:,>-rch 23): Dead adults were found at New Raven
in brood tunnels on February 11. Live hibernating larvae, apparently
almost ready to pupate, were also present. This species is relatively
uncommon, as compared with the native bark beetle Hylurgopinus rufipes
Eich. This native bark beetle is apparently much more numerous in the
eastern pert of the State, becoming .ore coim-on the farther east one col-
lects. :'ary dead adults were found in egg galleries especially in the
town of Old Lyme. Some young scolytid ir,.?!oes were found deed in the
pupal cell. There are many hibernating larvae but no pupae.

ELM BORhER (Saperda tridentata Oliv.)

Connecticut. J. .aston (March): Holf-Prown and larger larvae are common.
In one tree at Danielson on TV.rch 18 almost every tunnel contained a pupa
of an unidentified hymenopterous parasite.

EUROPEA1 Ei, S3CALE (Gossyprrie sruria Lod.)

Wisconsin. E. L, C'.a-:.bers (March 20): The Europeon elm scale is making its
appearance in P few additional localities in southern ,visconsin each "ar,
It is still confined to 8 or 10 cities where spraying is carried on each
year. 1iYadison has sprayed. practically all the elm trees in the city
this spring.

Colorado. G. .!. List (March 19): The European elm scale has been on
the increase during the last two or three seasons. It now occurs in prac-
tically all sections of the State where elms are grown. The indications
are that the winter mortality has been very low,

PUTTJA.2'S SCAIE (Aspidiotus ancylus putn.)

Connecticut ana e.' Jersey. E. P. Felt (i::irch 25): Putnam's scale was









received fror :itle, :.. J., on a nice .f elm b.r:-, sovin a ra
severe infe t -ion. A sc-le, nresumaby, teis secies s7 f<."-' in
re't aLbndance on flo:'erin do:'ood at VTilton, C1-r

OBSC-UP2 SCA:I: (..-n---1 obscurus 3orrst.)

nnese. G. Bentley (Marchi): At Knoxville adults of 0-: ilocors
b Ivlnerus ,u.s. were n umerous and were feeding on the oIscre scale
on elmi

PINE

PI'-. 17ZEDLE SCALEI (Chionasois -oinifoliae Fitch)

Wisconsin. E. L, Chamrbers (March 20): S-ecimrrens of the nine needle scple
?re bein: sent in from many localities in souK'ern J'isconsin and all
seem to nave escaped injury front the mild winter.


INS ECTS AFFE C T I G GREE HOU S

AND 0 R NAM E N T A L P L A T T S

A FL',,'7R THRIPS (Fr.r-rliniellae cc o i' c- Cwfd.)

Florida. J. R. Watson (March 23): The flowev tFrij'? F. cephelica is
very abiindant in most blossoms. With the advent of abnoialli :'ry
and hot we-thor in ...rch, tie increase has been ver,- -nif. The
thiri-os is found in larne numbers on ornamental!.

OYSTER-SlEELL SCALE (Lenidosnhies ulhi L.)

ITev- York. R. E. Horsey (Mrch 21): On 1.-rc I the o-,s'er-shel scale
was comrn.on on r le.o or. -snt1 oolplnt-n,: of rose2'r-r wilio"' (Salix
incin9) at P'ocest+s
a.lso foun;' on nonl-r trees ne, rb', but w-s not c2'ron.

Ind6i- na. J. J. Dovis (March, 21): The oyst r-sheil scale has been re-
'oorte'. as bun'' t on li'.lc and sh in the northern haif of tne Setate.

Coloe do. -. M. Li-t (M-rc IC): The o-ster-shell sc-le wV"s Ies nu-e'rous
tnis 'st season thaon for some t!'e, but al areatl- t'.e eas have
wintered well and we expect some increase, esaecal!- on lil'c n' ash.

A^BC^T AE

ARORVTTAE APHID (Di-ccnus t.nujafiln rel er.)

MIs si-)ni. C. Lv7 (;.-c. 2: Insocto r .. L. Grimes re'ncrts t-s t a shids:
rro't'blv this species, are becom.in ,bundrnt on a''t; rvitae olants in the
vicinity of leridian.







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Louisiana. W. E. Hinds (Marci 26): Arborv'tae vohids nr3 abuni'nt on cer-
tain shrubs and their presence is indic tec by the abundance of flies
and wasns s'.J-rming around tee infested plants.
C.'.I: RED SPIDER (TetrnTycrus teerius L.)

Louisiana. W. E. Hinds (M'rch 26): Red spiders are abundant and are de-
stroyii-n young, growth on rrborvita.e and cedars at 3'ton :Eroure.

CA^O

CAMPHCOR THRIPS (Cryntothris floridensis ".-tson)

Mississi-Di. C. Lyle (:'-rci 22): On March 15 inspector G. L. Bond reported
rather general and severe injury to camphor trees at L cedale.

LTODAR

DEODAR VEEVIL, (Pis odes deodlarae Honk.)

Mississinni. C. Lyle (Ma-rch 22): Tnsoector M. L. Grim:es reports injury to
planting's of Cedrus deodarra in MIeri-ian. A report of injury was al-o
received from Hazlehur-st on Februpry 23.

EUONYMUS

E'.' riT.uiS SCALE (Chionasnis euonyri Comsrrt.)

Virtrinia. H. G. Walker (March 23): The eron'-.s scale is very abundant in
the Yorfolk area.

1orth C'-rclina. R. W. Leibh (,aerc. 21): This scale being reported more
frequrntiy this sorin" than usc al. Dac mae is sevecr.

Mississinoi. C. A>lye (March 22): On M-rci 1 Inspector Jack Miilton wrote
as follows: 'Prcticallv -11 of the euonwnus .ol-nts in Jackson show
from li~t to heavnr infest-tion."

HOLLY

h'LLY LEAF :I:FT? (.-t---. ili.. :rb.)

Tennessee. G-. 3erntley (-..'ch.): A sernonti-.e le'f miner isF workio- in
the leaves of ilex on'-cn.

1 111"RC 1S SU S

LIE--. BULB FLY (-mnru tubercuts o.)

Tennessee. G. M. Bentley ("-rch): The bulb fi is enr 1in r"rcisz1i fl.
i ngs at Chattano -,nd n Hnoxvi1le.










ITAECISS7S BULB FLY (rcroion eareFtris Fat.)

WIV Iin to'. R. oo -n-7 C. F. o c_'tD e (Sebr; .. e): r:aOtion rc star'el
ren t:.e first sepon'-! observations v.'cre bet;fn -I S'^nsr on ?7ebr .rar'-
T6. 1:ov cr, or lv 71V 71 ro7nt of tIe sPno eCs eCxai ed. e re ouo'e.
.o~t of tne rc einre" ':ere still i. t ne ljrrvl st-;e i- t e t- s.

A 13 B' THlIPS (Lot._rl*s vaneec-oi riecr)

W'suinton. o R. Schoo (F ,'Drr): TKrou nout te :rot tl e nroortio.s of
tliribs 1.i t, ~cFeve'r-l stages lsro. vcrw ;x, r vpt <'o;e',s to cc nori'-al
for the winter; th- t is, ne-rl' rerceot e."c o ;ls <- -ecof-
instar larvse anc 2 or percent of first-inst-r 1.rve. -o ;s or
bubpe h've been found. A-o-rently t_-e col v.' we t-er'it o.sinal
frost 'nd ii it freezing, h:-s 'enot t.e soil te-Zoerct ve o:: enou:. to
prevent Finy nerce"tioble dpvGeiom.en:t 'LTe-e has bon lit-'io c--- in
tre pro-ortion of the sexes.

BL'LB MITE (Mhizo yTphus h-rcinthi 3ddv.)

Tennes7,e. 0. M. ent.ev (-'rc): 7The bulb mite is ir-erp! in rnrcissus
ola nti nrs P t Chst+ ano J Knoxville.
ER-',''?'" -* -.- L


LILY APHID (y: .s circunfleyus -uckton)

Californip. 0. Essig (Mrc 2): The lil- aohid ws coT'-:on ...n Vinca
major at 1ockcsburg on '.)ch 20cn on the sP"Ce host at -erk1ele-, on
Mr_'c 10.



JODO.". :01 .:-;T2LY (Dialeurooes citterderi Lain,)

Washin. i ton. R. .,, ta (rebr:'r:"). -.'ehl obsetrv-tions at..SL'.'nn have sz.-own
:-, :i c-Inne fro- t-,: :zs r :f
a1' cnn fro. cc " -i,.st ar to t:iri-inst.-r l a," : i *ot t sa-'e -nroorio' as in Jgur-. So7 -old is bemin;nis
s o'.. .:n t nersi es of ne vil- !f stf t l(,"-. s'- Ie.. "C'- Ii
la" or -'::< l .,tn:t .: of r ,'o od n ron a- > t 1-i :il-.? Se ette,

tne Hi..lnc's. irer rc vrr 1c5 r ol a F o I ....:. c n, br-ct iccly
;]l of t e'r c r i- ."- :rore or leq infae t" i .. s I, .
.c v" I"" infe t- 1 olJs. i; 4. s:_1l! orn'. ent*.. "; ... v.,erc s ,Vn. a ed.










INSECT S ATTACK ING MAN AND


DOMEST I C ANIMALS

MAN

ORIENTAL RAT FLEA (Xenopsylla cheoois Rothsch.)

Iowa. C. J. Drake (March 23): R. L. Round-bush collected the tropical rat
flea in Ames on March 22. His observations show that the insect sur-
vives Iowa. winters.

BOXELDrR BUG (Leptocoris trivittatus Say)

Maryland. E. N. Cory (March 26): The boxelder plant bug was reported from
Easton.

Ohio. J. S. Houser (March 1I): Re-oorts of this insect in dwellings were
received from rman parts of Ohio during the winter.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (March 21): The boxelder Lag has been reported
annoying in homes in many sections of the State, esoeciall' in northern
Indiana, during the past month.

Kentucky. W. A. Price (March 23): Boxelder plant :.:s have been the
source of worry to housewives during February -nd March.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (March- 20): With the an-oerance of a few warm
days, the boxelder bug is showing un from one end of the St-te to the
other, wherever the boxelder tree is p'rown extensively .

South Dakota. H. C. Severin (March 1l): The boxelder bug is very abundant
in eastern r-rt of the State and is causing much annoyance.

Iowa. C. J. Drake (March 23): The boxelder bug is extre-el, abundant over
the State. \.'.y 'oeonole are aski-.: how they can keen the bugs out of
houses.

Nebraska. '. H. Swenk (M..rch 20): Conrmolaints of an:oyance by the boxelder
bug were received from Dixon, Pierce, Stanton, Hoc Shermiran, Colfax,
and Seward Counties from February 21 to Marrch 10.

Kansas. H. R. BrTeson (March 25): Boxelder bugs are scarcer at Marinhatten
this year than they have been for several years.

Colorado. G. M. List (March 19): The usual number of inquiries have been
received this winter and spring.

Utah. G. F. Xnovwlton (March 25): oxelder bugs are reported as unusually
abundant and annoyin:- at Cedar City and other )arts of Iron County.
They are also very abundant and annoying in homes at Mendon.









PAINTED HICKORY :0- (Cyllene cpryae Gahan)

Illinois. C. L. Metcalf (,'*rc>. 1L): A number of csses of ar-r-:.-'nce in
houses ". re hickory for firewood has been stored in the basement -ave
been re-orted.

?OCY "o :I; SPOTTED F3VS :'IC (Dermcentor andersoni Stiles)

Idaho. J. E. Douglass (March 9): A male specimen taken fro- a human '.s
brought into the laboratoryf on M1=rch 6.

BLAC;: WIC.' SrI:?.- (Latrodectus p-.gsns Fab.)

Kentucky. W. A. Price (March 23): Black widow spiders are r'.rvlent in
the vicinity of Lexin.ton. One adijlt female -.:s taken frc- a ne',. house
on December 10, and in Februaryr five half-grown sneci1Tens vwerE collected
in the basement of the same -ouse. A n-.f.ber of specimens hve 'ce.n
brought into the laboratory during, the noast few7 months.

South Dakota. H. C. Severin (March !4): Considerble uneasiness has been
aroused in South Dakota over the black widow snider. Snecimens >.ve
been sent in from many localities. One individual reported tsk'-7 20
snocimrens from his basement, two of which were sent us for examination.

>braska. M. H. S'-enk. (March 20): A specimen of tue black widow s'lider
was sent in by a Frontier County correspondent on .'arch 2.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (Mrch 19): lack widow spiders have been observed
survlvi.- the winter in a greenhouse at Logan.

CATTLE

:C.V WOPJBS (Cocniliomvia spop.)

Alabama. J. M. Ro'cinson (Lrrch 2-): The screw worm 7-s reported as active
on youn: calves near Auburn during the third wee': of "' rch.

Texas. H. .. Parish (February 22): Our recorso show that '. mac-lharia
Fpb. can survive temperature as low as 11 F. at ::e-rd.

CATTL7 JBS (Hy'o!cRr sm.)

M'ispouri. L. -sea. n ("-rc .C): In the central n'-rt nf the St-te 7ost
of t'e c*rubs of the ox warble have no, left the I c 's of cattle.

Knnsas. H. D. Brvxon (March .r): An examinations of cattle in Finnc 3r-, ,
1"rc -4 shon'-!- t* -t t',e l a v,!-- of
-nr Coe7r-che Counties on ,, 1 sho tht t1e larv.. e of .
'eVill. h!d not II 1 ro1oed front the animals.

Texas. H1. E. Perish (February 2 ): -.. flies were v rv active ui'
Fcbr3'- r77. The first activity v-.s noted on Febr:'.rv 4.


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BLACK BLcWLIY (Phoormia re-ina Meig.)

Texas. H. E. Perish (Febrr)-rv 22): Larvae collected on January 5-end
kent under outdoor 1eborptory conditions produced adults on January 30.
The larvae were collected fro:, dehorned calves end exposed to tem-
peratures as low as 11 F. The fly was active during tie warm days in
February. One case of myiasis caused by this fly w's observed on
Februar- IS.

BUFFALO GNATS (Zusimulium pecuarum Riley)

Mississipni. C. L-le (March 22): On March 20 inspector N. L. Douglas,
Grenada, wrote as follows: "Buffalo gnats have been showing un for
about 2 weeks, especially* in thie overflow land and adjacent territory.
I notice that they are showing un farther back in thie hills than
usual, as I have observed them on several occasions about 20 miles east
of Grenada, nenr the Calhoun County line."

Arkansas. H. H. Schwardt (:Mrch 22): The southern buffalo gnat anooeared
in Miller County the last w'reek in January. On Febr uary 10 gnats were
seen in "saissisni County and during the week of "-:rcA- 3 to c local
outbreaks occurred in Mip:issio)ni, Creaig het, Phillin-,, and millerr
Counties. The gnptp were **rost numeru)i, in ifiller Coontv. Frrm vwork
was stoned in several localities, but no loss of livestock wvs re-
ported or seen.

Z RC'V;N '7'liTE'. TICK (Dermacentor nitro ireatus Pack.)

Texas. H. E. Parish (Feou-ru 22): The ,*inter horse tick was very abun-
dant on horses during the first "-rt of Febrorrv in "enard. County.
Recent observations indicate tht of the adult ticks are leaving
the host.


H OU S E HO LD A TD S T O R KE D P R C D T' SI NS E C T S

TERE.::TIES (Reticulitermes snp.)

iu, Jersey. T. J. Headlee (March 27): The season for reporting sex forms
of the common terinte (R. flavinoes Kol.) is now be,.inninz and, judzing
from tl. number of reports alre>dJ in, the insect is not decressng.

North Carolina. R. W. Leibvr (March 21): Comnli^ints of t rmites arming
around builli -T are about as comanon as usual. S,',-rmnin was reported
first this season lite in Februery.

Ohio. T. H. Parks (March 23): Sever-l complaints rc-ach our office dail-y.
The insects hove been swarming for the oast 3 weeks.


J. S. Houser (Mprch I1): A flih-t of adults at Wooster was










reported on L>-rc.. 17. 1'ee insects n-ve increase-" ,reetl-7 in ndance
in Ohio in recent y:,ears.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (M rcn 21): Termites have been sw,7rming for the east
2 weeCs and many inq- iries have been received fro- all arts of the
State.

Illinois. W. P. Flint (M;ar... 20): About t,'e ujFal number of reports of in-
festation are now coming: in. The sase is tr e of novider-oost beetles
(L-ctus spp.

Kent7,ck1y. W. A. Price (March 23): Termites were observed swarming in
Lexin gton on ",-rc'i 11.

Alabama. J. M. Eobinson (Marci 25): Termites are sw-7.inn st Au': rr .-
are ca-?_ir' considerable concern at ;sdsden.

MisissiT))i. C. Lvle (M,':rch 22): Inspector L. J. Goodm-me states that on
March 16 he observed termites flvin- from a building in Aberdeen, and
inspector H. -eladney, of Ocean Snrin s, re-orts that the first sXarm
he observed tiis year anoe-re, on "-rcn 18. Many, c:,-olaints of -'"-.-e
have been received from ll sections of the State durin' the n st month.

Mis-omri. L, Hasem-n (Mrci 26c): Since tn e first of '.:-rcih w7e ,hv been re-
ceiving: reports of srarmin or alo.-, -ido foundation walls of buildings.

Nebrpska. M. H. Swenk (Pebr-'-r 20 to M'rc> 20): Inquiries corcernien the
control of termites E. tibiel's 7:s. centirud to be received during
the period here covered. A Yhels o--n- coreson r td, nder
date of Xarc1 7, having lost a nu1.0er of trees froT termite ot'tc,.

AITS (Fo r.ci )

WM'rylan. E. T. Cor- (M-rc 2): ThIree roorto hav been received from
Baltiirore of the Earooen -)avement ant (Tet r nt in houses. (Det. b- '. R. Smith.) A nuiotial fli t of' Las us
interjoct1's :'.ivr nas been recorded.

Alobaa. J. I":. Robinson (M-rca 25): Sever-l species of ants have been
reported a ttacking cabbaIe and, ot;,to lants in BaldIdn an 1 i'obile
Counties. Thie ants are said to bite holes in the stems of the Iolnts
below the .round level. Ar-entine ants (Iril'vr'ex humilis ".MVr)
are casin: consider-ble concern at C-adsdCen.

Mississioni. M. R. Smith (M-rrci 1): Co'nl'ints in re, r to Argntone
ants hnve been received fro--, Clinton and Summit. .A report receiv.:.
from neo- r St' rkvil]e i ,ic tes th:-t fire ants .S:l .. ..", xyloi a'C.Cook
have been v rr tro.blesome arou:.nd the ne rt '. chimney o: a house
t'.is winter. Similar reports ve-"e received fro': Smithville and Rollin"
?ork.











ArsPnsPs. M. R. Smith (March 21): A correspondent in lrtheville sent
s-ecimens of the odorous ho-use ant (7-)noma se-sile Say), ."'ich were
infesting, her house.

'ebraska. M. H. Svwenic (orch 20): A house-infesting ant new to our records
wasr added when an abunc nec of Prenolenis n--r-;la ":"*r vw-s found infest-
ing thie basement and first floor of a studio in Lancaster Count7v on
I..-rch 5. The basement ant L. interjects was reported infestin- the
basement of a housE in Dougls County on :-?rch 11.

Texas. M. R. Smith (I'arch 21): Soecimens of the Texas leaf cutting ant
(Atta texana Buckley) were collected in the Brazos River bottoms near
College Station. The ants were re-orted as carr-in' berries and leaves
of yaunon (flex s-o. ) in their mandibles. Soecimens of ants reported
attaching trees at Seabrook proved to be Camoonotuis herculeanus perrsyl-
vanicus DeG. and C. car-ae rasilis ihlr. Siecim-ens of Pi-"--aoh's pnt
(Monomorium pharaonis L.), found feeding on svreetsin a housF at Dallas,
were sent me for determination.

PEA WEEVIL (Bruchus pisorum L.)

Oregon. A. 0. Larson (Februaxr-): Durin: the ronth \'e 'shave mqde mortalit,
examinations of weevils found in fence nost- and trees near lest year's
oea fields in different parts of the 'Villar-ette Va.lley. The mortality
ran fror 16.6 percent in oak oosts at Halsey- to 100 percent in similar
oosts at Barlow, where onl- tm'o weevils, both dead., weie found The
average mortalit- of the weevils in the c fields was 34.7 percent,
about the same as last year, whene tne aver-ge -ortalit-" of weevils col-
lected from nosts during Februarv was 35 percent. l'e found more weevils
in aonle trees at Dever than in oosts at any other lacec.

BEAN WEE7VIL (Acnt.-oscelides obtectus Say)

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers ("7rch- 20): Renorts o: bean weevils are more
numerous this scoring than usual.



SPECIAL IOT.

BOLL ,VEE'.IL (Anthonomus ;r. 'is

Haiti. Andre Audant (Januory 15): The boll weevil has been discovered on
the island. Within a 5-mile radios of Joc-el, "bout -O percent of the
bolls have been attacked. The infestation decreases fro- Jacmerl to
Port au Prince, the averp-e loso being from 30 to 40Q noecent in the more
heavily infested fields and fro- 20 to 30 percent on an average. It seems
that the insect has been present at Jacmel 1ice 12 or 1-7, ". t was
not noticed by the peasants, who thought t1-e neav r ins caused thie fall-
ing of the bolls.






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