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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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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THE INSECT PEST SURVEY


BULLETIN


Volume 17 October 1, 1937 Number 8


BUREAU OF

ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT QUARANTINE

UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

AND

THE STATE ENTOMOLOGICAL

AGENCIES COOPERATING


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INSE CT PEST S URVE 3, ULLE-TIN.


Vol. 17 October 1, 1937 No. 9



THE MORE IMPORTANT RECORDS FOR SEPTEMBER'

At the last of September grasshoppers were still doing damage from
Illinois to southern Minnesota and southward to Missouri and" Oklho-noia. They
also continued to be destructive in the Great Basin. Over much of the in-
fested territory egg laying was well under way.

Scattering reports of damage by wireworms were received from Pennsyl-
vania, North Dakota, and Washington.

During the month outbreaks of the garden webworm occurred in Indiana
and Michigan. The principal damage was to alfalfa.

Hessian fly is abundant in volunteer wheat in parts of Ohio, Wisconsin,
North Dakota, and eastern Missouri.

Infestation by the European corn borer in 10 counties in Wisconsin was
found during the summer. The insect is building up heavy populations in
western Pennsylvr.nia.

Heavy damage to small grain and alfalfa seed by Say's stinkbug was re-
ported from Utah and Arizona.

Late in summer a large codling moth population developed from northern
Ohio to northeastern Kansas.

The flatheadod apple tree borer was seriously dnnniinC apple trees from
Indiana and Nebraska southward to Oklahoma and Missouri.

The oriental fruit moth was more abundant in Ohio than it has been for
several years. It was also reported as abundant in Connecticut and as doing
some damage in Georgia and Mississippi.

Heavy infestations of the grape leafhopper were reported from Kern
County; Calif., and of the grape leaf folder from the San Joaquin Vnlley.


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The walnut caterpillar was reported in destructive numbers from Virginia
to Florida and westward to Wisconsin' ad Okiahoma.

*....The Mexican bean beetle became abundant in extreme northwestern New
York, in Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana, also in'the Gulf region.

The harlequin bug is building up heavy populations in southeastern ,
Virginia............

The corn ear worm was reported as causing commercial damage to peanuts
in Oklahoma. This is the first report of serious damage by this insect to
this crop in Oklahoma.

The worst infestation of tobacco by hornworms ever reported from Mary-
land occurred this year. IDanage was most serious in southern Maryland, where
entire fields were stripped before harvest, and severe damage was later done
in the tobacco barn.

Infestation by the pink bollworm in the Big Bend area of Texas was
heavier and earlier this year than last.

Late in the season considerable defoliation and ragging of cotton by
the cotton leaf worm occurred over much of the Cotton Belt.

The bollworm was quite generally prevalent from Georgia to Texas, al-
though upland cotton was practically made before worms became very numerous.
Serious damage, however, occurred in parts of Texas.

The locust leaf miner occurred in outbreak numbers in Virginia aid
North Carolina.

The larch sawfly is at a very low ebb in the Lake States.

The European spruce sawfly has increased to alarming numbers through-
out the northern part of the New England States. ..

Severe damage to lawns by the hairy chinch bug was. reported from New
York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Ohio.

An unusual number of reports from the northeastern fourth of the
United States indicates an outbreak of fleas.








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THE MORE IMPORTANT ZITTOMOLOGICAL FEATURES IN CANADA
F" OR AUGUST And. SEPTIMER

The light and patchy grasshopper outbrewik in southwestern Manitoba
was greatly aggravated late in July and early in August: by extensive flights
of grasshoppers from the southeast, with the result that much head damage
was done to late crops and prospects of a severe outbreak in 193g were con-
siderably increased. In Saskatchewan'heavy migrations of grasshoppers in
southern areas md their concentrations on late crops elsewhere continued to
reduce feed supplies. Preliminary surveys revealed important infestations
pr-ctically throughout the agricultural area. While these were light in
many newly infested areas, 'the area of severe outbreak had also spread
markedly, especially in the northwest. Exceptionally-severe and general
outbreaks are indicated in the Province for next spring. Severe damage and
crop loss occurred in.some localities in southern Alberta. Althougih 1937
was a peak year for grasshopper abundance in the interior of British Columbia,
crop losses were small asa'result of control efforts.

Moderate, infestations of the M'lormon cricket were reported in several
localities in'Manitoba and Alberta.

Outbreaks of the armyworn occurred in parts of eastern Canaia and the
Prairie Provinces. The outbreak in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island was
the worst in nearly two decades. :."oderate-to-light infestations developed in
New Brunswick and southwestern Ontario. With the exception of the southwestern
municipalities and a strip eastward along the international boundary as fa.r as
Manitoba, practically the whole agricultural area of Manitoba suffered heavy
infestations. Outbreaks of different degrees of severity also occurred in
Saskatchewan.

Extensive daria:e to field and garden crops by seccnd-yeor white grubs
occurred over a wide area in southern Quebec.

Considerable loss of wheat from the attacks of the wheat stem sawfly
was reported in the prairie sections of Saskatchewan wherever crops matured.
Losses in Alberta this season were more extensive and severe than in 1936.

A gradual resurgence of the hessian fly population is occurring in
southern Ontario, owing to the practice of early seeding.

Say's stinkbug is quite abundant in Alberta and occurs over- a wide
area in this Province and Saskatchu'vui. The area extends from the inter-
national boundary, west to Cardston, Alberta, east to East Poplar, Saskatch-
ewan, and north to Calgary,' Alberta, mn d Algask and Ardath, S.iskatchew-i.

An outbreak of the beet webworn of probably unprecedented severity and










widespread distribution developed in Saskatchewan and increased the seri-
ousness of the feed situation in drought areas by destroying weed growth
otherwise available .-for.. feed. Outbreaks also occurred in southern Alberta.

Field beans in southern ari wreinfested with he green clover
worm,; -but not to an extent to cause stripping of the plants.

S, A general decr6ast in the abundance of .the European earwig in in-
. tested areas in British Colubia waw ,reported. .Inportedparasites of the
earwigs have been,widely distributed *in these. sections iz recent years.

:. Injury tp, apples "by thee first. :,bruod of. codling, moth wa's reported
to be unusually severe "in the ITiagara district,., the Georgian Bay district-
and eastern Ontario." ...

Aphids affecting' orchard trees have nowhere been reported in' out-
break form. The apple aphid and-the rosyapple aphid were noted as of
minor importance this yqear in- the Niagara district, .,.,..

Outbreaks of'the apple and thorn skeletonizer, apparently local-
'ized, occurred in parts of northern Nova Scotia and Ontario.

The infestation of second-brood. oriental fruit, moth was'low in
the Niagara district. A average twig infestation of 3.4 percent was"
recorcled in young peach orchards. The infestation in southwestern
Ontario was higher than in 193. -.

The pear eaf blister :mite is more prevalent than usual, particu-
larly on young.pear trees, in parts of southern Ontario. A local severe
outbreak occurred in New Brunswieck. .

A distinct increase in numbers in the first generation of the
European spruce. sawfly was general in New Brunswick, and in the centre
of the Province large areas were beginning.-to show defoliation. In
Quebec new severe attacks on spruce occurred-.in Bonaventure County, and
heavy samples,. of. larvae were received from Kamouraska and Montmagny
Counties.. West of the St. Lawrence River; the sawfly is now known to ex-
tend from Lake Saint John westward to Lake Temiskaming.

The black-headed budworm is evenly distributed and fairly abundant
from Saskatchewan to the Gaspe, .with local concentrations in northern
Algoma. .

Increaed infestation and damage to balsam fir by the, balsam woolly
aphid has developed in the Maritime Provinces.
The larch sawfly has increased, in numbers in, parts of Nova Scotia
and New Brunswick. An infestation was discovered south V'f'Silverton,:
British Columbia, 62 miles .farther west than previously recorded.






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GENERAL FE EDERS

GRASSHOPPERS (Acrididae)

Illinois.' W. P. Flint (September 20,).: In moat sections of the State there
has been a marked decrease in the numbers of grasshoppers from August
20 to September 20. 'Some sections still have moderately heavy infesta-
tions. Egg laying is now in full progress, with the weather ideal- for
the deposition of eggs.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 20):. Practically every county reported
.serious damage to certain crops--alfalfa, tobacco, orchard, and garden;
and 52 out of 71 counties spread more than 10,500 tons of bait. Serious
damage is still being reported.

Minnesota. A. G. Ruggles and assistants (September): Grasshoppers are abun-
dant in the southern third of the State.

Iowa. H. E. Jaques (September 24): Grasshoppers are still very abundant
throughout much of Iowa, but their present damage, with the exception of
garden and some other fall crops, has been quite negligible. We have
recently taken a number of specimens of Schistooerca lineata Scudd. in
Henry County. This is a new record for this species in the eastern half
of the State.

Missouri. L. Haseman (September 23): During September grasshoppers have
continued to attract attention; in fact, with the scarcity of rain over
most of the State and the shortage of wild vegetation, they have tended
to move onto late corn, fruit trees, and garden crops, more perhaps than
earlier in the summer. Through central Missouri, Melanoplus.mexicanus
Sauss. is now by far the most abundant and active species. The second
brood is maturing, mating, and laying eggs at this time. M. differ-
entialis Thos. is present in numbers around the edges of cornfields and
other tall vegetation, and likewise is mating and ovipositing. Since
about the first of September very few of the two-lined grasshoppers
(M. bivittatus Say) have been observed. Unusual numbers.of the Carolina
locust (Dissosteira carolina L.) have been collecting in bare places,
being more abundant than I have seen them any time during the past.
several years. Our common red-legged grasshopper (1. femur-rubrum Deg.)
in central Missouri, appears with M. mexicanus at the rate of about 1 to
10 of mexicanus.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (September 25): Grasshoppers are still quite abundant
and are a threat to the early sown wheat. Alfalfa fields in localities
of very low rainfall have been considerably injured. Eg. deposition is
taking place at a rapid rate.

Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (September 22): While the corn crop has passed the stage
where grasshoppers may damage it seriously, damage has been rather.heavy
to late summer seedings of alfalfa and the early seedings of winter wheat
and rye. Over 1,000 tons of bait natorials have been used in the last 30









days. Use of bait has been particularly heavy in the southwestern and
western third of the State, although large quantities have been used
throughout the entire winter wheat-growing section.

Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles (September l1): Grasshoppers are congregating in
most places and depositing eggs. However, on the west side of the State
they are doing serious damage to fall-planted wheat. Alfalfa is also
being seriously damaged in some of the central counties. Considerable
poisoning is being done in the western counties. The species most common
are M. differentialis and M. mexicanus.

Utah. C. J. Sorenson (September 20): M. femur-rubrum is very abundant in
Millard, Cache, and Box Elder Counties. M. packardii Scudd. is very abun-
dant in Sanpete, Cache, Juab, and Millard Counties. M, biyittatus i-s very
abundant in Sanpete, and M. mexicanus in Tooele, Millard, and Juab Counties.
Camnula pellucida Scudd. is very abundant in Tooele County,

G. F. Knowlton (September 10): Grasshoppers are more abundant in
most parts of Cache County than they have been for several years. They
are damaging alfalfa seriously in North Farmington, east of Layton,-and
southwest of Salt Lake City, in northern Utah. Eight hundred acres of
alfalfa and several thousand acres of range land were heavily infested
on ranches along Indian Creek, in San Juan County.

WIREWORMS (Elateridae)

Pennsylvania. M. D. Leonard (September 22): Reported to have been very-in-
jurious to various vegetable crops, especially tomatoes," in Chester County
this summer.

North Dakota. J. A. Munro (September 17): A survey has been conducted in
potato fields in Traill, Grand Forks, Walsh, and Pembina Counties. Some
fields show only a small percentage of the tubers injured, while others
in nearby areas show injury as high as 69 percent. The most serious in-
festations have been found in the Ho,'ple and Crystal vicinities of Walsh
and Perbina Counties. The predominating species appears to be Ludius
aereipennis Xby.

Washington. E. 7. Jones (September 23): Linionius canus Lec. was found to be
damaging fall spinach and lettuce early in September at Walla Walla.

JAPANESE BEETLE (Po-oillia japonica Newnm.)

Connecticut. W. E. Britton (Septe.iber 23): Several cases of rather severe
grub injury to lawns have come to our attention. Heretofore most of the
damage has been caused by the adults to foliage and flowers. Adults have
been received for identification from Greenwich, New Haven, and Woodmont,
and several lots of larvae from New Havon.

New Jersey. C. H. Hadley (August): Heretofore feeding by beetles on the fruit
of grapes has not been observed, and it was thought that such feeding did
not occur. However, on August 13, extensive feeding by beetles on bunches
of grapes was observed in a vineyard at Holmdel.






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ASIATIC GARDEN BEETLE (Autdserica castanea Arrow)

Connecticut. W. E. Britton (September 23): Grubs are now injuring lawns,
often in association with those of An'.mala orientalis Wtrh. and P.
japonica, particularly in the New Haven region.

CRIEiTTAL BEETLE (Anomala orienta.lis Wtrh.)

Connecticut. W. E. Britton (September 23): The grubs of this insect continue
to da;mi-ge.untreated lawns in New Haven and West Haven. "-.ny separate lots
of grubs have been received for identification and inform-.tion regarding
treatment.

W7HITE-FRFI!GED BEETLE (Naupactus leucoloma Boh.)

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (September 19): Adults are still depositin- eggs in
the infested area in Covington and Geneva Cbunties. Some have deposited
as many as 1,400 e,:7s.

FULLER'S ROSE BEETLE (Pantomorus godmani Crotch)

Georgia. T. L. Bissell (September 17): This weevil is abundant, possibly
abnormally so, feeding on Lespedeza bicolor, soybeans, and coffee weed
at Expeocriment.

A TENEBRIONID (Pelecyphorus densicollis Horn)

Washington. H. H. Hatch (September 22): Enormous numbers of adults were seen
swarming in the sagebrush just east of Prosser on September 20. At times
in the past this species has been so abundant as to clog irrigation ditches
between Presser and Kennewick.

A FALSE WIREWORM (Eleodes sp.)

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (September 26): The false wireworm has been reported
causing considerable injury to wheat in Kansas, as far east as Saline.
Deficient rainfall in the wheat district and much early so'.mn wheat are
contributing to the arcLur-t of injury.

ARMYTORM (Cirphis unipuncta Haw.)

Maine. H. B. Peirson (Sepotember l14): A large flight of moths occurred at
Bar Harbor August 25.

Rhode Island. A. E. Stene (September 21): Late in August we had an outbrc-ak
of armyworms in Providence. County, rore sever'c than the earlier ones in
Kent and Washington Counties. A large millet field was destroyed, aid
the caterpillars marched to an adjoining field which fortunately was an
old pasture where they found little food. Here also parasitic flies were
abundant and hardly a caterpillar could be found without from 1 tr 10 or
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Oklahoma. F. A. Fenton (Sgptember 20): Armyworms and several species of
cutworms are uunlIually numerous and -are cutting doven the young wheat
plants in many fields.

S "' .WHITE-LINED SPHINX'(Sohinx lineata F.)'

Maine. H. 3. Peirson (August): This moth has been seen abundantly this year
hovEring over flowers in garden.- ii centraln ainid southern Maine. Numerous
inquiries have also been received concerning it from various places in
the State, it being often mistaken'for' huringbird. -

Michigan. R. Hutsoh (September 20)-: Has been reported from all over the State.

Iowa. H. E. Jaques (September 24): Has been very abundant in both the larval
and tacdult stages throughout the Sta'te.- 'The larvae in many cases are
feeding on purslane and other weeds, so that their presence has not
created a serious problem.

CEREAL AND FORAGE-CROP INSECTS

S7HEAT

HESSIAN FLY (Phyto'phaga destructor Say)

Ohio. T. H. Parks (September): While the infestation in the 1937 wheat crop
was very light,, eggs are now abundant on volunteer wheat in some counties
showing a very'lo1w infestation in July.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 120): Once so abundant" that it resulted
ih the abo'ndbnin'g of winter wheat raising in the State, the hessian fly
is making its appearance on grain after many years' absence. Eggs and
larvae observed on volunteer grain in fDane and Jefferson Counties.

North Dakota. J. A. Munro' (August 6): Specimens collected on one of the
Station plots at Fargo. Some of the plots are infested as high as 50
pecrcent--Hope: Roeward cross. (September 17): An examination' of mos-t of
Sthe varietal wheat plantihgs on the station grounds brouiLht the average
infestation rather low, about 4 percent.

Missouri. L. Hasoman (September 23): Summer and fall stubble surveys indicate
a scarcity of live flaxseeds over a considerable part of Missouri. How-
ever, throughout the northeastern and most of the eastern and southeastern
parts of the State they are present in sufficient numbers to- cause -worry,
where growers found conditions favorable for seeding early. Over' most of
the State, however, scarcity of rainfall is holding back seeding or, at
least, wheat sprouting, so that: it now appears that comparat-ively little
wheat in this State will be up and exposed to flies even where they are
19 -1 *i.r it' enough to cause -worry. '

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (September 25): Hess;ian "fly is not depositing eggs at
this writing. : : '









CHINCH BUG (Blissus leucopterus Say)

Illinois. W. P. Flint (September 20): Very spotted and moderately heavy in-
festations of chinch bugs exist in many small areas in the south-central
and southern parts of the State. The latter part of August and first of
September have been very, dry, and while these insects appeared late in
the season they are in most cases developed sufficiently to enable them
to hibernate in the adult stage.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (September 25): Chinch bugs are present in considerable
number:;, in sorghum fields but are doing no damage.

APPLE GRAIN APHID (Rhopalosinhum prunifoliae Fitch)

Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (September 22.): Whert plants in Frontier County are
being killed out by the anple grain aphid.



Correction--In the Insect Pest Sui-ve: Bu'lletin Vol. 17, September L, 1937, No.
7, PngeO 342, regarding the sawfly in Ohio, by E. J. Udine, the heading
should read Black Grain Stem Sawfly (Trachelus tbidu_ F.), instead of
European Wheat Stem Sawfly (Cciphus r:.vn-. us L.)


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CCRI EAR 7ORi.1 (Hqcliothis obsoleta F.)

Pennsylvania. M. D. Leonard (September 22): C. A. Thomas reports thr.t corn
err worm w5s scarce in eastern Pennsylvania this season.

Illinois. T7. P. Flint (September 20): A he-vy infestation dcveloncd late,
building up to a maximum during Seotemb-r.

Wisconsin. E. L. Ch.mubers (September 20): H.7s been r-Dorted_ doin; damage to
chrysanthemums in several commercial florist establishments in Milwaukee.

Tennessee. L. B. Scott (September 3): Very abundant in central Tennessee.
Damage has beon severe in corn and tomatoes, but probably iore severe in
corn.

K.nsas. H. R. Bryson (Septembcr 25): Abundant in sorghun hc-ds.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (SepTtember 6): Infcst'ati>n wvas hc.vy in corn, but to date
rather light in tom-.toes at C'-stle Dale and Hunti-o... Corn a Torrs
have daiiaged most of the sweet corn at Du.chesne and Price, and 10 percent
of the toriatoes were c.:-c' ;od in one field examined at Price.

EUROPFJAIT COCRIT BORER (Pyr-usta nubilalis Hbn.)

Connecticut. N. Turner (September 20): Late s17eet corn ,t the Mt. Crnmcl Farn


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was unusually heavily infected, about 90 percent of the oars being
attacked. We have several reports of similar damage in southern
Connecticut. Unsprayed dahlias were also heavily infested,. dissections
sho'7ing as many as 73 borers in a single plant. Many second-instar
larvae are present and P few cast pupal skins, indicating that. there
may be a partial third generation this year. Injury to gladiolus has
been reported, and larvae in stalks received from Westport.

Pennsylvania. R. M1. Baker (September): The infesta-tion in Erie and Crawford
Counties has been building up until, on a recent survey, 30 percent of
the cornstalks in some fields were found to be infested. The infesta-
tions in Centre, Clinton, and Lycoming Counties arc showing only a very
slight increase.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 20): More than 60 fields'of corn were
found infested in 10 counties bordering on Lake Michigan.

CORN ROOTWORM (Diabrotica longicornis Say)

Connecticut. W. E. Britton (September 21): Adults damaged corn by-' shredIing
the husks and eating the kernels at Lakeville. Twelve' were submitted for
identification.

ALFALFA

GARDEN WEB70RM (Loxostege similalis Guen.)

Indiana. J. J. Davis (.September 25):. More abundant and destructive to
alfalfa than for'a number of years, destroying a large acreage of this
year's sowing of alfalfa in the n-rthern two tiers of counties. The
first report came from L'agrange County, August 26, 'and" by September 2
the wvebwor}ms had eaten three-fourths of all the new alfalfa seeding in
the county. Reports continued through the month of September, most. of
them coming in early September. -

Michigan, R. Hutson (September 20): The garden vlebworm is destroying n aflfa
seedings in southern Michigan...

Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles (September 1S): Has completely defoliated many of
the alfalfa fields throughout the central part of the Stte..' Cotton in
some instances has also been damaged and where food has been scarce, this
pest has fed on a variety of plants. This is one of the worst outbreaks
that has ever been observed in Oklahoma.

ALFALFA CATERPILLAR (Eurymus eurytheme Bdv.)

California. C. S. Morley (September 3); The butterflies were very numerous
and in the Kern Lake. district larvae injured half-grown alfalfa to the
extend that several hundred acres had to be cut before maturity in order
to stop the invasion.











ALFALFA 7?EEVIL (Hypera postica Gyll.)


Utah. C. J. Sorenson (September 20): .Alfalfa weevil very abundant in Piute
County. Serious damage in 1937.

California. A. E. Micholbacher (September 20): Larval and adult porulitions
continue to b. very smpll. In the San Joaquin Valley on September 17 a
few individuals were collected in two fields, while in the San Francisco
Bay area a few wore taken in a single field.

GRAPE COLASPIS (Colasnis brunnea F.)

Arizona. H. F. Tate (September 20): There has been a serious outbreak of this
beetle on seed alfalfa this fall. There are 10,000-12,000 acres of seed
alfalfa in Yuma County.

SAY'S STINKBUG (Chlorochro2 sayi Stal)

Utah. C. J. Sorenson (September 20): Severe damage; 50 percent to barley and
considerable dahr.ge to first-crop alfalfa seed in New Castle, Iron County,
a nd in Millard County. *Moderately abundant to very abundant. In Wash-
ington County, moderately abundant, with damage to sugar-beet 1:eed.

Arizona. C. D. Lebert (September 2): Insnector Mendcnhall rtorts 30 to 35
percent injury to seed alfalfa from C. sayi and plant buw, Lygus sp.,
injury in the Gila Valley and near Safford.

TARNISHED PLANT UG (Lye-s pratensis L.)

Arizona. H. F. Tate (September 20): There has been a serious outbreak of
the tarnished plant bug on s:ed alfalfa this fall.

POTATO LAFHCPPER (Emroasca fabae Harr.)

Kentucky. 7. A. Price (September 24): Severe lerfhopper injury to Lalfalfa
in the northern section of the State.

CLOVER

GREE-T CLOVER 7ORM (Plathrpenft scabra F.)

Ohio. N. F. Howard (Seotember 20): At Colum!.us during; the early pert of
August green clover worm was rather scarce, but in September it'was found
to be quite numerous, although not as -bundan.t as some yer ...









FRU I T I N S E C-T S


APPLE

CODLING MOTH (Carpocapsa pomonella L.)

Ohio. T. H. Parks (September): Codling moth developed into a problem princi-
pmlly in.Lawrence County on the Ohio River, and in Lucas and Ottawa Counties
:in: northern Ohio. The month of August was dry., and bait-pan catches at
Columbus and Toledo showed increased moth activity between August 10 and
20. This was followed by' injurious entrances after the middle of August.
Orchards checked in central and eastern Ohio show very low infestation.

Michigan. R. Hutson (September 20): The second brood was not so severe as
was expected. .

Missouri. L. Haseman (SepTtember 23): During September there has been a steady
emergence of third-brood moths ith .an unusually sharp pickup in abundance
in northwestern Missouri during the last few days of August.

Missouri and Kansas. H. Baker (August 31): The second brood appears to have
caused more dam-ge in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas than
any other one brood since the spring brood of 1934. Well sprayed.orchards
show many stings and poorly sprayed ones are very wormy. Greatly increased
bait-traps catches of moths which began August 27, indicate that third-
brood damage may be heavy if weather conditions are favorable.

YELLOW-NECKED CATERPILLAR (Datana ministry Drury)

Missouri. L. Haseman (September 23): A second generation appeared in September.
The larvae are now largely full fed and where the foliage of apple has not
had a good spray coverage a good deal of damage to the foliage has been done.

APPLE LEAFHOPPERS (Cicadellidae) .

Massachusetts. M. D. Leonard (September 22): Leafhoppers, Typhlncyba pomaria
McAtee are very injurious in at least, one large orchard in the State and
presumably abundant in others, according to an authentic report received
during August.

Connecticut. P. Garman (September 21): Infestation by the white apple leaf-
hopper (T, pomaria) is irregular; some orchards.heavily infested, others
not at all.

Virginia. A. M. Woodside (September 20): The white apple leafhon-per is present
in large numbers in many orchards of Augusta County, but no severe infesta-
tions have been observed.

Missouri. L. Hasoman (September 23): During September the various species of
leafhoppers on apple have been unusually abundant and injurious to the
foliage. There seems to have been a, rapid increase of leafhoppcrs during









the last few weeks. This, combined with the scarcity of rain, caused
considerable drop of the Jonathan apples early in September, though during
the middle yrd latter part of September Ihere Jonathans were not picked,
the dropping of the fruit largely stornped,

FLATHEA:.ED APPLE TREE BORER (ChrysobotlHris femorata Oliv.)

Indin'. J. J. Davis (September 25): Continues to be reported from many nprts
of the State damaging apinle and maple.

Missouri. L. Hascman .(September 23): Although adults were more abundfJnt earlier
in the summer than we have ever seen them in Missouri, ther' is really less
damage showing up during SeDtem-i-er than occurred during th past two or
three falls. Unfortunately, there are plenty of the borers in weakened
trees and developing on limbs and exposed trunks in healthy trees, but far
less than we expected.

Nebraska. M. H, Swenk (September 22): Complaints of damage to fruit .nd shaae
trees, principally ash, elm, willow, and flowerin,-- crab apple, were re-
ceived from August 20 to September 22 from several counties.

Oklahoma. F, A. Fenton (Sentember 20): Continues to be the most important
tree-boring insect on shade trees. Renoorts arc being received from widely
scattered parts of the State.

ROUJrITIFArED APPLE TREE BORE-- (Sancrda c-n.ida'F.)

Missouri. L. Hasemar- (September 23): At Columbia the young larvae hatched
during August and by eprly September most of them were through the outer
bark feeding on the cambium. By the middle of September, many of th ee
had developed tunnels 2 and 3 inches in length, and the grubs were over
2 inch long. In some orchards they have been unusually abundant, an'd
where not removed promptly seriously da-.,!.2-ed both young 'and bearing trees.

PEACH
PLUM CURCULIO (Conotrachelus nenuphar Hbst.)

Georgia. 0. I. Snaop (September 4): Jarrin[; records showed a considerable
increase in adult curculios in reach orchards -t Fort Vollc-y, centr-'l
Georgia, early in September. An averp- of 1.5 beetles pnr tree were
taken by jarring on September 4. This is more than f..t ar.n time since
Arril 3, when adults were appearing from hibcrnntion. 7.. father conditions
have been favorable for the development of the second -eerIr-ation, and
the suud-n increase- of adults in peach orchards is b1. lieved tb be due
largely to the recent emergence of second-generation adult. from tiu'- sil.
Many of the beetles caught on Septembc-r 4 were clean and Icoikd tLo be new
individuals. Seventy percent of the first-,. neration females deposited
second-generation eggs, which is more than usual.

Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (September 22): Reported a'ttarki:.- plums in Sheridan
County, September 6.





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ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH (Grapholitha molests. Busck)

Connecticut. P. Garman (September 21): Infestation in fruit varies from
10 percent or loss to 50 perCe'nt.

Georgia. 0. I. Sna.pp (September 9): Attacked flowering .peach trees planted
on -treets of Fort Valley. Many terminals of these trees have been damaged.

Ohio. T'. H. Parks' '(September): More abundant than for several years. The
Elberta peach crop was infested'in varying degrees, 1 bushel analyzed at
Columbus showing 26 percent of the fruits carrying, larvae.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 24): Complaints of injury to peach twigs were
received from Waynesboro on August 31 and from Minter City on September 2.

PEACH BORER (Conopia exitiosa Say)

Georgia. 0. I. Snpapp (September 9): Weather conditions have been favorable for
Sthe de-velopmbnt of adults during the' last month in central'Georgia. The
general. infestation is moderate. "

Michigan. R. Hutson (September 20): Numerous at St. Joseph, Eau Claire, South
Haven, Paw Paw, and Grand Rapids. "

Missouri. L. Haseman (September 25): Surprisingly scarce in peach trees through-
out central Missouri.

RASPBERRY AND BLACKBERRY

RASPBERRY CANE BORER (Oberea bimaculata Oliv.)

Wisconsin, E. L. Chambers (September 20): Has been found quite generally dis-
tributed on raspberry by the nursery inspectors this summer.

PACIFIC MITE (Tetranychus pacificus McG.)

California. C. L. Quick (August 6): Found on nativ.e species, Rubus parviflorus,
on river flat atb elevation of about 4,UgOO-,900 feet in Mt. Diablo,
Stanislaus National Forest, Tuolumne County. The damage noted was general
yello.7ing and defoliation, ,

GRAPE

GRAPE LEAFHOPPER (Erythroncura comes Say)

Missouri. L. Haeeman (September 23): During the last das of August and
throughout September, leafho'ppers on grapes increased greatly in numbers
in central MIVissouri and leaves on the more susceptible varieties were
badly spotted by feeding. Late sprays, however, largely eliminated the
brood of immriature hoppers.

Utah. G. F, Knowlton (September I0): Have killed from 50 to 95'percent of










the leaves on most Vir-inia cre'pers, obs- rv; recently in northern Utah.
Certain varieties of .r'rnes have bo.oen sinilrly ('lawed.

Calif nrnia. C. S. Morloy (September ,3): Severely injured vineyardO i:- the
northern o-,rt of Kern County. Some n;ro,7ers ',re still -7ustin- for protection
to the later varieties.

GRAPE LEAF FCLD2R (Desmia funerals Tibn.)

California. R. E. Campbell (S.etembcr 11): Becoming injuricis rin i1 aTulare
a nd Fresno C ,unties. Last year very serious .amae '2 (-one to re th.wn
100 acres, ad -,t preseo t at least 1,000 acres <" threaten;Kd.

A G]APZI LEAF SKLETC:IZ7-. (Hn~rrisina Sn-.)

Arizona. ,M. D. Leonard (September 22): H. F. Tate, of the Uriversity of Ari-
zona, writess unIu r date of September 17 th1t only one small outbreak of
the gSrape leaf s5,-eletonizer occurred, this seaso.n.

GEAPE THRIPS (Dre-pnothrir's reuteri Uzel)

California. S. F. Bailey (Septembcr 1); Rath:- r severe injury has shorvn up to
;rapes in the Sa:n Joaquin Valley.

CUTJRRLT

CURATT APHID (t.Myzus ribis L.)

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (Soptemb -r 2): Red currant leaves are be'v:ily infested
and badly cupped at Oakl..ey.
F ECA T

FEIA' TEEVIL (Curculio coryac Horn)

Georgia. 0. I. Snrp-- (September 3): Abun.ant on recan -.t Fort Valley, central
GeorC:ia. As many as 15 were taken from 4 trees today by jarring.

PEA:T I:3SETS (Lepidoptera)

Florida. J. R. T.htson (September 22): The pecan nut casebe-rer (Acrobasis
caryae Grote) and the hickory shuck w-orm (Lasneyresia caryafl 't':) cre
doin.d- about their u:u-dl amount of dOi--. "e to recans.



WAITUT CA-TERPILLAR (Datana int" rrima G. R.)

Virginia. C. R. Willcy (SeptemTer 17): Much Dore numerous in Richmond and
vicinity than usual. The hosts attacked were black walnut, Enrlish 7,alnut,
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Florida., J. .R..Watson (September 22): Somewhat scarcer than usual.

Kentucky. W. A. Price (September 24): A high percentage of walnut trees
throughout the State show damage.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 20): Walnut trees. throughout southern
Wisconsin were completely defoliated late in August and early in September.

Missouri. L. Hascrmn (September 23): -Throughout practically the entire State
the second-gencrhtion larvae ate the foliage from walnut, hickory, and
pecan trees. Early in September larvae forced to migrate in search of food
,in central Missouri fairly carpeted the ground arriund walnut trees that were
stripped. Many medium-sized trees had from 15 to 50 colonies of these worms
feeding-on them. This insect has been serious in recent years but never
has it clone the.damage that it did this fall. The season is late enough
so th:,.t no serious injury, will be done to the trees. In many places the
larvae wore so abundant that most of the later colonies died of starvation,
though great numbers have gone into winter quarters.

Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles (September 18): The second brood has defoliated a large
percentage of the pecan and walnut trees throughout the State. This is the
second time that these trees have'been defoliated this season. The growers
are considerably worried about the future of the pecan industry is many of
the trees' are weakened and will die d.iring the coming year.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 24): Specimens were received from Shuqualak
on September 16 and from Grenada. on September 21.

CITRUS
CITRUS THRIPS (Scirtothrips citri Moult.)

California. R. S. Woglum (September): Causing severe damage in many lemon
groves, especially in the interior areas from San Fcrnando to Corona. In
not a few orchards this insect is having a grettr' influence on the coming
set of lemons than Ii1 other-pests combined.

: CITRUS WHITEFLY (Dialcurodes citri Ashm.,)

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (September 19): Abundanot in central and! southern
Alabama.
Louisiana. H. L. Dozier (August): Very abundant on young lemon foliage at
Opelousas.

LEAPF-FOOTED BUG (Leptoglossus phyllopus L.)

Florida. J. R. Wbon (September 22): Attacking ripening Satsumas as usual.

CALIFORNIA RED SCALE (Chrysomphalus aurantii Mask.)

California. R. S. Woglum (September): Maniy orange and lemon orchards through-







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out the 'armer foothill areas are showing a heavy sca:le increase, andr in
the cacse oforang'es, the scale is --itting the fruit.

FLORIDA RED SCALE (Chryso'nrhalus aonidum, L.)

Louisiana. I. J. B(cne! (September): A light infestation was found in the
State University Satsuma groveb at Batoi Rougle.

C0CTT"'Y-CUSHIC0H SCALE (Icerya :nurchasi Mask.)

Mississippi. C. Ly1o (Saptember 24): H. Gladney- reports 4 liht infestations
in Harrison C-0unty. The scale is also present in Jackson.

CITRUS RUST MITE (Phyllocoptes oleivorus Ashm.)

Louisiana. I. J. Becnel (September): Infestations are severe in many ;roves
in Plaquemincs Parish. They are especially heavy in neglected ;rovw s.

T R U C K- CRO P I M SEC T S

VEGETABLE -EFVIL (Listrol'-eres oblijuus, Klu.)

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (September 19): The vegetable weevil is noctorately
abundant.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 24): One specimen of the vegetable we-vil,
taken from cotton at Decatur, was sent tfo this office on Septerf:'r 7.

SPOTTED CUCUMPEi BEETLE (Diabrotica dCuodeci-nunctata F.)

North Carolina. Z. P. Metcalf (Serptember 20): Damage severe in the western
half of the State, principally to dahlias -nd roses.

Georgia. T. L. Bissell (September 16): rr one to five beetles wre cu'-ht
nightly in a tra- at Experiment.

Florida. M. D. Leonard (September 22): Reported to me recently .s roinF con-
siderable dsmnage to several vegetable crops south of Miami.

Ohio. T. H. Parks (September): Over 50,'DO of these beetles .ere cauj-ht in 1
electric liht trap between August 15 and September 10 at Columbus. The
trap was exposed near plantings of corn.

N. F. How7ard (September 27"): Very abundant in central Chic (uring the
season. In one instance larvrae were in li-ma bean rods that were touching
the soil.

Missouri. L. .Haseman (September 23): During the early part of Sertember th re
were heavy swarms of both striped (D. vittatra F.) arOn s1ottL- cccuumber
beetles tiroi 'u.h.lut central. -.Iissouri. At pre-sent they are feeding on the
silks of late corn and are boring into beans. Sone arc ea' ." holes in apples.






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CARROT BEETLE (Ligyrus gibbosus Deg.)

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (September 25): This insect has caused some injury in
Kansas practically' all summer. A recent report was received from Spear-
ville, where it was injuring root crops, zinnias, marigolds, and other
flowers. Unusually abundant at lights all the year.

Washington. R. S. Lehman (September .23):" The carrot beetle has been doing con-
siderable damage to fall lettuce in the vicinity of Walla Walla. The adults
are chewing the roots of the plants.i .. .

S. SOUTHERN GREEN STINKBUG (Nezara viridula L.) ....

Louisiana. C. L'. Stracener (September): Green stinkbugs are severely injuring
late peas. .

FALSE CHINCH BUG (Nysius. ericae Schill.)

Utah; G. F. Knowlton (September S): False chinch bugs have damaged grain,
spinach, peas, and several other garden crops in parts of Sanpete and
Emery Counties.

MOLE CRICKETS (Gryllidae)

Florida. J. R. Watson (September 22): Mole crickets are doing their usual
damage to truck-crop seedbeds that are being prepared for the winter season.

Louisiana. C. L. Stracener (September): Mole. crickets have been reported as
seriously injuring fall gardens.

POTATO AND TOMATO

HORNWORMS (Protoparce spp.)

California. J. C. Elmore (September 21): The tomato horniworm was destructive
to tomato plants near San Dimas. From one to three larvae were present on
every plant.

Utah.' G.' F. Knowlton (September6): Tomat'o hornworms are damaging tomato vines
at Castle Dale ond Huntington, in Emery County.

SCORN EAR WORM (Heliothis obsoleta F.)

California. A. E. Michelbacher (September 20): In a part of central Cali-
fornia the larvae are seriously infesting tomatoes. In Yolo and. -Sacramento
Counties, despite rather extensive control programs, the infestation in
many fields ranged from 10 to 20 percent. In one field near Dnvis the in-
festation was slightly more than 40 percent. In other areas, such as the
Brentwood and Gilroy districts, most of the infestations are small,
TOMATO PINWORM (Gnorimoschema lycopersicella Busck) .

California. J. C. Elmore (September 21): Most of the tomato fields in southern







California
contain only a trace of pinworm, with few cases of actual commercial
el_.mr,. at this time. Maximum infestations have reached only 15 to 35
percent in the Riverside, Santa Ana, San Pedro, 1nd. San Fernando areas.

POTATO PSYLLID (Paratrioza cockerolli Sulc.)

Arizona. M. D. Lo'nard (September 22): H. F. Tate, under date of Setember 17,
writes that the potato psyllid did not show up in sufficient numbers to
justify control measures, ..

Utah. G. F. Knnowlton (September Ig): Daa',-.-o has not been severe, in northern
Utiah up to this time-.

POTATO APHID (Illinoia solanifolii Ashm.)

New Jersey. T. L. Guyton (September 15): u-, rous on tomato plants.



".ZXIOCAN BEAN 3-'%TL3 (Epilachna vorivostis Muls.)

Rhode Island. A. E. Stone (Septembe.r. 21): Present in about usual numbers.

Newv York. N. Y. State Coll. Agr. News Letter (September 21): A correspondent
from iUiagara Falls sent specimens on September l4, with the statement that
the insects had all but destroyed his snap beans. This i-:dicates that this
pest ias reached the northwestern section of the Stato in destructive num-
bers.

*Virnii-.i H. G. walker (September 25): Very abjrdan.t in many b... fields in
Elizeabeth City County and rather abundant in some fields around Norfolk
and on the r-.stern Shore of Virginia.

Ohio. N. F. Howard (September 20): It has been more nuinrrous in central Ohio
than average, but probably not as injurious as it was some ye-,are t.
Along the Ohio River at Scuth Point, the beetle was extremely numerous and
injurious earlier in the season, but a small area in that section suffered
from drought and heat during August anr.d the early part of September and the
infestation was greatly reduced.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 25): Has ruin-:.1 crops in scattered localities
in the State. There has been a gradual increase as the season advanced and
perhaps the pest is prepared to pass the winter in lar;e.r numbe-rs than for
several years.

Alaba-ma. J. M. Robinson (September 19): The Mexican bean beetle is moderately
abundant -t Auburn.

Mississippi. L. G. Gondgame (September 24): Causing heavy losses of bears in
the northeastern part of the State.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (September 6): Injury was present but licdht in Castle Dale,





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Emery County. In Carbon County, central Utah, the insect has completely
defoliated many patches of green and pole bans at Price and has caused
considerable damage'at Wellington-., '

C. J. Sorenson.('.Sept.ember 20).: Mexican bean beetle moderately abun-
dant in Santa Clara, Washington County, southwestern Utah.

]BANDED CUCUMBER BEETLE (Diabrotica balteata Lee.)

Georgia. T. L. Bissell (September 16): Twvo beetles were caught in a light trap
at Experiment on :August 20 and on September ll. .This species is not common
in this locality.
Florida. J. R. Watson (September-22). reportedd as doing severe damage in the
southern part of the State, particularly in Dade County.

Louisiana. L. 0. Ellisor (September): At Baton Rouge the banded cucumber
beetle has gradually increased in numbers since early spring and. is by
far the most abundant and destructive species of Diabrotica present. Damage
to fall-planted beans. and potatoes.: is p articu-larly-severe and. in some areas
control measures are being applied.

California. J. C. Elmore (September 21): Numerous on string-bean foliage,
skeletcnizing the leaves, at Santa Ana, 01range County.

BEAN LEAF SKELETONIZER (Autographa egena Guen.)

California. J. C. Elmore (September 21): Numerous on bean foliage at Santa
Ana, Orange County. Enough larvae present to soon cause complete defolia-
tion.

POTATO LEAFHOPPER (Empoasca fabae Harr.)

Virginia. M. D. Leonard (September 22): Several insecticide dealers recently
reported that leafhoppers'were abunC'ant on beans on the Eastern Shore this
summer, but the amount of actual damage was not determined.

CABBAGE

IMPORTED CABBAGE WORM (Pieris ra1pae L.)

Michigan. Li. D. Leonard (September 22): A severe infesto:tion was reported by
correspondence on a lrrge acreage of cabbage at Mentba, presumably from
some time in August into at least the early part of 'September.

Minnesota. A. G. Ruggles and. assistants (September): Very abundant in Martin,
Kittson, and. Washington Counties. .,

Utah. G. F. 'Knowlton (September 6): Damage was extensive to cabbage through-
out Emery County and( worms were d.rni-ic cabbage at Price, in Carbon County.









CAI-AGE LOOPER (Autog;rapha brassicae Riley)

New York. MI. D. Leonard (September 22); The infestation has been general and
from moderate to severe on the extensive cauliflower crop in e,-stern
Suffolk County. This started wiith the fall crop early in August, running
through to date, with several short periods of lesseninr- of larval activity
because of rains.

Virginia. H. G. Tal,.ker (September 25): An outbreak started at Norfolk about
3 or 4 weeks ago, but a high percentage of the loopers died from a disease
before th,' had done much damage.

Michigan. M. D. Leonard (Soeptember 22): A severe infestation on a large acre-
ag,,e of cabbage at L.e.ntha-w.as rported-, presumably from some time in Augoust
into at least the early part of September.

HARLEQUIN BUG (Mur,,antia histrionica Hahn)

Virginia. K. G. Walker (September 25): Harlequin bugs appear to be more abun-
dant and more *e-r.o'rally distributed than they have-been for the last 2
years in Norfolk; however, they have not caused much damage

C. R. Willey (September 17): During the last few- cays this pest has
apparently "swarmed" Richmond flower .ardens. Wo have had several phone
calls, and specimens have been brought in, and we have heard indirectly
of occurrence in various gardens.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September'24): Harlequin cab-agie bu-s were collected
on turnips at Starkville on Au Ust 30. Complaints of injury to turnips
and collards have been received from Tupelo, Grenwda, Durant, and Merir'ian.



SQUASH BUG (Anasa tristis D':g.)

Ohio. N. F. Howard (September 20):. Moder.tely bundnt'-t Columbus "'ut not
so injuriou' as in snme years.

Missouri. L. Ha.eman (September 23): During- the e-rly p-,rt of Set mbor there
was a rapid increase in the number of squash bugs rn late cucumbers and
squashes in central Missouri. At this timc most of the lst onerations
are in the later nymphal inst.rs an?' a-vult stare.

Utah. G. F. Kno'7lton (September 3): Has de.stroyed m.st of the squ.ash nlnto
in gades at Price, Carbon Count"-. This area hnas only recently become
infested, this bein. the most severe d-':" -r experienced in the county.

C. J. Sorenson (September 20): Very bunc'nt at Ivins, Wrshingtcn
Cou.nty. Destroyed 90 perc---nt of cn-:t'Alou-s .and othr mclons.


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PICKLEWOR1M (Diaphania nitidalis Stoll)

Ohio. N. F. Howard (September'O20):. At Columbus the pickleworm was present on
summer squash-in the experimental plots earlier in the month,

.,TURNIP

TURNIP APHID (Rhopalosiphum pseudobrassicap Davis)

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (September, 25). Aphids are abUndant on turnips,

PEANUTS .

SCORYN EAR WORM .(Heliothis obsoleta F.)

Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles (September 18): "The folia,.ge of one 12-acre field of
peanuts in Okfuskee County has been seriously injured. This is the first
time this insect has seriously i.mr'.g*ed. peanuts', in Oklahoma.

A SCARABAEID (Ataenius' Cogn,-tus Lec.)

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (September 19): Reported attacking peanuts at Dade-
ville on August I4.


Correction--The beetle damaging. turf in Massachusetts, reported in the August
1, 1937, Insect Pest Survey Bulleti. (p. 323) as A. cognatus has been
determined by 0. L. Cartwright as A. fall Hintcn, a recently described
species .. ; ,


LETTUCE

ZEBRA CATERPILLAR (Mamestra picta Harr.)

Idaho and Oregon. R. W. Haegele (September 23): Scattered infestations are
appearing in, the lettuce fields in Payette and Washington Counties in
western Idaho and in Malheur County, eastern Oregon. The larvae range
from newly hatched to inch in length and are causing some damage. There
are about 1,000 acres of lettuce in the infested district eand control is
being attempted.

CARROT

SEED-CORN MAGGOT (Hylemyia ciljicrura Rend.)

New York., R. W. Leiby (September 7): A heavy infestation all but destroyed a
2-acre field of carrots in Wayne County late in August. The maggots fed
on carrots one.-third grown. Bred to the adult-sta:e, they.proved to be
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PEPPER

PEPPER WEEVIL (Anthonomus eugenii Cano)

California. J. C. Elmore (September 21.): Th- pepper weevil has caused light
pepper drop this season, except in a few cases. Two e-rly bell ecprer
fields near Santa Ana were 100 percent infested on September 15, but the
large chili-pepper acreage in Orange and Los Angeles Counties has a good
set of early pods beyond weevil attack. Population has built up in late
pods but actual losses will not be heavy except in the number-two ;rade.
The infestation was much higher in the San Luis Roy Valley of San Diego
County, owing to milder winter temperatures. Treatment has been necessary,
untreated fields having suffered heavy losses.

EGGPLA: T

A L..LE.TACID (Micrutalis calva Say)

Louisiana. H. L. Dozier (September 3): Small green and black trechopper breed-
ing in abundance on egg lr.nt tips at Opelousas. Generally distributed in
gardens examined.

A TORTOISE BEETLE (-Gratiana pallidula Boh.)

Louisiana. H. L. Dozicr. (September 3): The small green tortoise beetle apears
to be generally distributed in the 0-oelousas section and is a minor pest of
egg, plants. Abundant all summer on the foliage.

TOBACCO

R2T7OF. 'S (Protopatrce spp.)

Maryland. E. N. Cory (September 24): There has been a heavy and general infes-
tation of the tobacco hornw7orm thr-uut arts of. the St-ftc vh re tobacco
is grown. It has. also occurred ir considerable numbers on tomatoes, and
in mne instance on tobacco on the Eastern Shore. The hc-,vie,,t irfestation
noticed was in-rr Anne Arundel County, whhere several entire fields :Terh nt
cut because they had been stripped. Severe stripnrinr of the tob!occo in
the barn was reported from Anne Arunde, Prince Gergere, p.nd St. Marys
Counties. In Anne Arundel County there reared to be a low drre- of
parasitization, but reports frrm Prince Gecrgcs C',ur.ty Kt later ('-to
indic-ted heavy prrasitization.

Tennessee. L. 3. Scott (September 3): Horrnworms were pre sent in norriil numbers
early in Au ust, causing moderate dr'rn e to tobacco. Cdntinucd dry % cther
has delayed eomergencc anrd bith species are now less th-n tor-',l1j abundant.

TOBACCO r.::'7R!I (H lithis vircsccns F.)

Maryland. M. D. Lernnard (Septonember 22): A ;rower reported tlnt early in Se-o-
tember serious (,-:,a, was c.one n ; the budworm, in ,,) 5-acrc patch of tobacco
south of Washington, D. C.











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BOLL MEEVIL (Anthonomtxs grandie Boh.)

Georgia. p. M. Gilmer. (August 30): In southern and central Georgia weevils
are abundant in, all fields. In late plantings of short-staple cotton
bolls were p-oroduced only about, one-half way up the plant. Undusted fields
of Sea Island cotton, show very heavy loss in-bolls, while dusted fields
show satisfactory control-of -the. late weevils. The third-brood weevils
are now emerging in considerable numbers.

W. L. Lowry (August 28): In 1owndes and Echols Counties boll weevils
have increased rapidly during the last- 2 weeks and practically all fields
of Sea Island cotton are devoid of squares, blooms, and young bolls. A
fairly good crop of rh .ture bolls-is present injrestricted areas.

T. L. Bissell,(Septcmbr,'r' 1.7.) : -Very injuriouis to Sea Island cotton at -
the station at Experiment, attacking squares and bolls. Throe or four
adults on a boll.

0. I. Snapp (September 9): Weather conditions during the last 3 weeks
at Fort Valley have favored boll weevil development and the insect is abun-
S dant, calsing-considerable cm'fe to the crop.'

Mississippi. C. A. Henderspn and. J. E. Ragland (September l1): In Oktibbeha
County practically P.ll squares are now infested, although the crop is about
matured.

E. V7. Dunnam (September 4): In 'Tahin.ton County the weevil is
damaging the late bolls and practically destroying all extremely late
cotton. Excessive rains have caused most -farmers to stop poisonijig.,
(September 25): It is estimated there are at least one hundred times as
manny weevils on this date as there were l.,st season.

C. Lyle (September 24): Reported numerous in ,2i sections of -the
State, injuring most of the squares ?jnd some of the young bolls. -

Louisiana. R.C. Gaines (September l1): Conditions continue favorrbleo for the
multiplication of boll weevils annd indications are now, that unless leaf
worms soon become sufficiently numerous to stripthe cotton, a large num-
ber will enter hibern-.tion.

Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles (Sceptcmbe.r 18): Generally present thro-,i-h.ut the east
side of the State wmd is destroying all of the late crop in Choctaw and
MecCurtain Counties.

Texas. K. P. Ewing and R. L. McGarr (September lg): Increasing in all fields
where squares or young bolls are present. Some of the old. cottor.,has .
taken on new growth and is supplying abundant food. for the weevils.





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PINK BOLL-TZ0M (Pectinophora rossypiella Saund.)

Texas. A. J. Chanman and H. S. Cavitt (September 1S): Rccor(7s rf infc(st-,tion
and crown conditions made during 1936 ane1 1937 in %0 id.entic'l fields in
the Bi6 Bend- area orf Texas show a higher and. earlier inf; station tri- --.r
than last. Oalring the latter part of Aulust 1937 rn q wvra :e f 7- ) recentt
of uhI. grccn bolls -were infested,, with an estimated larval populati-n of
212,000 per acre, as compare, with 37-Percent broll infestation and 65,000
larvae per acre in 1936. During the we:k ended Seterbcr l8, 1937, in the
19 fields examined the average n'ercent" e of green bolls infested increased
to 97 :-ercent, witi 8.8 larvae per infested boll, in conparison '7ith 90-
percent boll infest-ti-n .nd 5.9 larvae ner b-l1 last yr'.r. o-,. ver, the
crop was also much further -ava)nceC an ,d 7as rinaturin,: considerably rlier
than last year, as shown -. an averarCe of 2.6 :ren ebrlls -'er plant in
1937 a l 5.9 gr,--n boils per plant in 1936, !nC the iaja e is not expected
to be any 6roater tha-n last year, .o.spite the hi;"h infestation. (So te.ber
25): A total of ",197 bales had e ;innc un tr Seonteiber 2?, as 2o
pared with 601 b rles on the same '-"te last 'ear. Infcsttion counts -n de
in 11 fields during, the -7cok sh7-ed CO0-percent infest-,tion of j reen7 bolls,
with aLn avcracf2 of 13.9 larva, ;,er boll -.. 2.3 brlls -tr ola-t. Last
year the sa-.n.e fields avcraCed 9l-' rccnt infest.tin rt this u ate with
5.97 larvae per boll n"d 5.2 Ereen tolls por olant.
COT2TON LEAF WORM (Alabma arillacea Hbn.)
ar,- i 1H n

Geor"ia.. 7-. L. Lonry (Auiist 28): In Lcndes and Echols Counties, in. soicth crn
Geor{;ia, several spccimens have b-en rpicked up recently but t 'cr is no
;"encr'al irfest:ation.

P. M. Gilmer (Au9 Counties, but in Tift County none h, bec.n takcn to date.

T. L. Bissell (September 16): Fivo moths wnre cau.:Lt in l licht trap)
on September 12, 13, and l14 at Exp. rimert, the first i:'ividuals sec. this
year.

Tennessoee. G. M. Bentley (S2ntemb4r 24): In mokin,, insT)ection of our c' tton
fields in west rn Tennessee the week be2-innin: Sept-mbr 20, no cotton
leaf worns w re found, and front county agents in the C-tto)n 3rlt .:', learned
that no reports hav-.e been filed. The f.w1 leaf w(.rms tli-t rccuirrod '-r
Covin,-t)n, in Tipton Comi-ty, came very late, t}'. first '1*. -!- ir S. 't b>r,
and caused p)ractically no dara 'e.

Al'abama. J. M. Robinson (Septcm;ber 19): The cotton 1;af norm is rather ,nerally
distril'ited over the State. It hars rar-ed cotton_ in the central n'rt of
the State a!nd may cause ,,ony da;.a ;e to cotton in the northern 'nart.

Mississippi. J. E. Ra-land (Secpte:iber 18): In Cktibbt ha. County cotton le-f
worms are quite numerous in one field but only a fow were n-teud in other
field~s.
f W. unn (September ): A few leaf orms rin i soe fields.
E. W. Dunnan (Sen member 11): A f e-w ic,-f .-orrms nina ilfr ixc-ve f ielks..






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The first moth observed, this season was taken in the Leland Post Office
on September 4. (September 25): Can be found in a few fields but is
making little progress. .

C. Lyle (September 24): Damage has been reported from all sections
of the State. Much cotton in the southern nart 6f the State has been
defoliated but not much damage is expected in the northern part.

Louisiana. R. C.Gaines (Seotember 18): In Madison Parish, in tlhe Delta section,
leaf worms have not increased greatly during the last week. A few scat-
tered fields have been striped and a few more have been "ragged."t (Sep-
tember 25): Leaf worms have not materially increased during the last week.

C. 0. Eddy (September): Infestations have been widespread but more
scattered than usual.

Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles (September 18): Present over most of the cotton-grow7ing
areas of Oklhoman. Ccomp-:.ratively few of the fields have been defoliated.

Texas. K. P. Ewing and R. L. McG-arr (August 28): In Calhoun County the cotton
leaf worm continues to slowly strip the fields of old cotton. Many fields'
are entirely stripped of all green foliage.

R. W. Moreland and A. B. Beavers (September 25): In Brazes and
Burleson Counties leaf worms have completely defoliated a large acreage.

A. J. Chapman (September 11): Leaf worms are stripping the plants
in spots in most of the fields near Presidio. The crop is too far ad-
vanced for them to do much damage.

BOLLWOEM (Heliothis obsoleta F.)

Georgia. 7.' L. Lowr;y (August 28): During thec last several weeks damage has
been conspicuous in Lomwndes and Echols Counties.

P. M. Gilmnr (August 30): Scattering infestations in most fields
in southern and central Georgia, although in fields close to corn heavy
infestations are found. Upland cotton is largely past damage.

Mississippi. J. E. RaRlan'1 (September 4): In Oktibbeha County bollworms are
becoming numerous and are doing some damage to small and medium-sized bolls.

E. W. DIL1'.-thm. (September 11): A few bollworms have been noted and are
doing some damage in rank cotton in W -,hi:i;ton Cnunty.

Oklahoma. F. A. Fenton (September 20): Unusually abundant, as compared with
year ago. Widespread d'm;:e is being-, caused to cotton bolls anM the boll-
worn is very common in alfalfa, sor.ghum, and late corn.

Texas. R. W. Moreland (September 18): In Brazos and Burleson Counties the
moth population is fairly heavy in plots of youn, cotton. (Septenber 25):
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K. P. Einr (Aug-ist 28): Damage c-ntinues serious in O-lhrun C unty
in nearly all young cotton, notithsta:ding the f"-ct th-.t the crttron is
being ('usted fairly re ulnrly.

COTTOIT PLEA HOPPER (Psallus seri-tus Rout.)

Texas. K. P. ERin, anC R. L. McG-rr (Se-ptember 4): 'Fla ers a vry nbun-
dant on croton in Calhoun County, on the Gulf coast, but thcro pr.,a very f--i
on cotton.

R. rt. Moreland (September 25): The flea hnp)ir population is i. Ut
in the exnerimente.l plots at College Station, strn Texas.

COTTON APHID (Aphis ossypii Glov.)

Texas. K. P. Ewing and R. L. IvcGarr (Septeamber 4): All fields rf :ur- cotton
in Calhoun County chow a very he.-:vy infestation of aphids. (S,, tcmb, r Ii):
There has been an apprent let-up In- the infestation --.nd dcal c in -young
cotton, owing t< rainfall.

Mississippi E. E. 7. Dunnam (Septeomber 25): Aphids can be founCd in small numbers
in any field in Uashin ton County `ut are not alOundant enough to e serious.

Geo'r,-ia. '. L. Lowry (Auiust 28): Only those fields that h-ve received re<-ular
treatment show infestation to -.y noticeable extent in LcTndes av' Echols
Counties.

Arizona. T. P. Cassidy (August 10): A very 1ie--ovy infeot-tion was rep rteo on
cotton in a 50-acre tract at Eloy and in a few !a'j,.inin- fields. Thec
terminal buds in these heavily infested areas T7re sirrly mnattd -.it. li ce
and most all of the plants were coror dith nneyew. In ct, the
,.uroud under nany of the plants was bro-,.n from the honeydew that ha' dropped
from them. Little or no parrasitization -ms found in any of thr fields.
After a rain, however, the infestation di V oared.

California. C. S. M-rley (Se.-te7ibcr 3): Ar-hids o:y be fou.-d in rracticrlly
every cotton field in Kern County. In somn places the .r'und is discolored
by honcydoe-; however, suc]- infc.toions -re seldom found.

POTATO LAFHOPR (-oasqa fabae H.rr.)

Louisiana. H. L. Dozier (.\u Ast 19): Very obundant o cotton at SliCo.

kA::7 THRIPS (HPlirthrips fasciatuIs Per-.)

California. C. S. Morley (Sc-torn>r 3): 3ean thirips ,1ontiful n crtto-i in
Kern County. In some arxcts ,whore cotton plants die net receive s-ffi-
ciont wat'r considerable injury occurred. Cotton rl-nts w'.re 'efolited'
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FORE S T AND SH A D E- T, REE I N, S E C T S

FALL BWOP0RM (Hyphantria cunea Drury)

Maine. H. 3. Peirson (Augist 31): At Gardiner, near Augusta., the nests are
very abundant on willows and elms.

Massachusetts. A. I. Bourne (September 20): The fall, webworm has been scarce.

Rhode Island. A. E. Stone (September 21): Abundant in some parts of the State.

Maryland. E. N. Cory (September): General -infestation of the fall webworm.

Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (September 9): Woather conditions during the last 3 weeks
have favored the fall webworm, which is unusually -abundant at Fort Valley,
central Georgia, and has caused considerable defoliation of pecan trees.

Ohio. T. H. Parlks (September): More abundant than usual in shade trees and on
fruit trees that did not receive after-bloom sprays,

N. F. Howard (September 20): Numerous in central Ohio but the colonies
apparently have not thrived as ',ell as they sometimes d:o. Although -Iebs
are present on a great many trees, they are not as large as usual.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 25): H. textor Harr. was rcpobrtedl abundant in
elm, willow, and. other trees in the southern part of the State early in
September.

Illinois. C. L. M1etcalf (September' 21):' Unusually abundant on elms in'd other
shade' trees.

Tennessee. G. M. Behtley .(September 25): Comparatively little injury has oc-
curred in the State. Heavy infestation usually occurs every second year.

Alabama. J. M. Robinsoh (September 19): oInderately abundant on pecans.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 244); 'Hns been reported. fairly abundant in the
Jackson an)z Durant districts.

TTTE-IL\.F.D TUJSSOCK MOTH (Heiorocainpa leucostigna S. e A.)

Ohio. E. 7. nd,'Li. (September 4): Quite bad on elms in certain arts of
Columbus.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 25): Defoliated maple trees at Frankfort the
last of Aug-ast...

DOUCGLAS FIR TUSSOCK MOTH (Homerrcpmpa pseudotsuga McD.)

Michigan. R. Hutson (September 20): Denuded evergreens at Dunbar.






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A BAG'7CRI. (Oiketicus townsendi Ckll.)

Arizona. C. D. Lcebcrt (September 2): Severn. ,lrgo ashes, elms, and roplrrs
.7cre defoliated in the Safford area.

A CATERPILLAR (Melipotis acntioides Guen.)

Puerto Rico. G. U. T7clcctt (September 13): An extensive outhbrak of this
caterpillar .7-s observed on the trees lining the roaV bet-een Santa Rita
and Guanica last week. The last outbreak of this cateroillar w7a- in the
Hate Roy nand the Santruce-Condado section .of San Juan (a different part
of the island) in Au.gust 1935.

CARROT DEETLE (Ligyrus gibbosus Dc .)

North Carolina. E. G. Brewer (September 21): A nurser-mian at Reynolds sent
srecinoens of the carrot beetle stating: that these beetles were causing
considerable danae in his nursery by ird.lin, the roots of various plantss.

ALZD

A SAWTFLY (,He:,icliroa pacifica Rohw.)

tashir gton. M. H. Hatc. (September 22) VercT reat aundance. Alders stripped
in Au.ust on Vashorn Island, Kin;' C-unty, rundi bctwen ri, axrbor, Picrco
County, aud Brcemrton, Kit sa- Crunty ,

1TST ,-. TEUT CATERPILLAR (:Dalacosona plouvialis Dyar)

Washington. (Sctcn' er 22): A node-rate number of nests of this species ob-
served aLo,- the roadsides in central Ki: County. T.:-- sp Ccics has not
been abundIant in this locality since 1.931. Moderate Ebundanc on alder.

BEECH

BECH SCALE (Cryptococcus fagi B3iter.)

Maine. H. 3. Feirson (Se-ptember 14): Very heavy infestation in eastErn Thsh
ington County and increasing in intensity.

OYSTERSHELL SCALE (Leridosawhes ulmi L.)

INew Ham-noshire. R. C. Brown (Seotember 1): Abundant on m.an. large woodland
beach trees for at least 20 miles along the highways in Dublin. The foliage
on the tips of Truny branches hn-.s turned brown.

BIRCH

BRO'TZED BIRCH :OE:E (A;-ril,.c anxius Gory)

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 22): Thro:-'.,,ut the State birch tre-:s

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exposed to the sun' in home .plantings continuedet -become infested almost
the first summer after being planted and the borer is becoming prevalent
in forest, stands where the' other' trees have been 'taken out and. the woods
opened up. : .

BIRCH LEAF-MIIIITG- SA7FLY ,(Phyl.otoma *nomorat .all.)

Miaine. H. B. Peirson (September l)1' On August 20,' the i-nfestftion in the.
Dead River district, western I".Ii.no,,was estimated to be mir.in& 60 percent
of the foliage and was very heavy. Trees appear brown over largo areas
at Bar Harbor and in the Vicinity 'of Augusta. : .

CATALPA

CATALPA SPHINX (Ceratomia catalpae Bdv.)

Virginia. &. E. Matheny (September 9).: .Iany -catalpas practically defoliated
by large caterpillars during summer ,nd early fall.

Ohio. J. S. Houser (September): :.mrspe imens of trees and smaller plantings
along hih-ays were observed late in the summer to be practically defoli-
ated. One large planttioninear Mechan icsburi ,;, ith west central Ohio, con-
taining 125 acres of trees, some of which are 35 feet high, is reported
to have btcn stri-pped tOf foliage during the last 4 weeks, *'

Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 25): Has been fairly abundant in all parts of
the State. During September the common -parasite Apanteles congregatus Say
was unusually, abundant at ..L.afayette,-a large' majority of the larvae being
at tacked.

ELM

HIOURNING-CLOAK BUTTERFLY (Hamdryas antiopa L.)

Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 25): Was unusually abundant in a few locali-
ties in the northern end of the State early in September.

EUROPEAN ELM SCALE (Gossyo.ria s5puria c d.)

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 20): The European elm scale, which was
pretty well wiped out by the intense h .,,t of the summer of 1936, began
showing up by midsummer in several of the larger cities in southern Wisconsin,

FIR

AN APHID (Dreyfusia aoiceae Ratz.)

Vermont. H. J. MacAloncy (September 23): In vario-us localities in. New F ',pshire
and Vermont the fir bark louse is increasing. Recently dead trees were
beginning to become evident late in Augutst and early in Septerber.










Oregon. F. P. Keen (September 21): Some white fir twigs shoxvin7 galls near
Salem were determined by P. W. Mason as D. picoae.

LARCH

LARICH SAWFLY (L;,'tieoner'ntsl erichsonii Htg.)

General. G. E. Orr (September): Present in smaller numbers than has. been ob-
served for at least 15' years in most tamarack stands in the Lake States.
This is largely because of the extreme- heat and drought early in July 1936.
Young sawfly larvae were abundant early in the summer of 1936, but nearly
all of them died before reaching maturity. In some areass it, has been al-
most impossible to find larvae in 1937, although reports of some defolia-
tion in parts of upper Michigan have been received.

West Virginia. W. L. Maule (August 27): Specimens of punal cases weroe taken
in connection with infestation of Eur.r :an ln.rch on the Rothkugal PlTnta-
tion, Mpnonga:hela National Forest. (Dot. by R. A. Cushman.)

LOCUST

LOCUST LEAF MINER (Chalepus dors-lis Thunb.)

Rhode Island. A. E. Stonen (September 21): Abundant n-'ir Westerly and locust
groves were defoliated by the end of. August.

Virginia. H. E. Hamric (August 17): They were found swarming over the locusts
in Independence, Grayson County, and eatir.- chlorophyl from. the le-nves to
such an extent that the leaves wer6 drying up, giving the leaves the a.pnear-
ance of having been bitten by a he-avy frost. The locust- '7ere. -ttacked
last year, but not to a harmful extent. This year they look as though
they'wvill die. (Dot. by H. S. Barber.)

North Carolina. Z. P. Metcalf (September I1): I have never seen this insect
more widespread or more injurious than it has been this.ye'r in the north-
western oart of the State. In large areas every leaf of every tree is
completely riddled. There are occasional areas where the dam-tge is not so
extensive and a few isolated trees are not d:a-,-d

MAPLE

GREEI-STRIPZD MAPLE WORM (Anisota rubicunda F.)

Virginia. A. M. Woodside (September 20): Several young silver maples nuar
Stnunton have been defoliated for the third successive year.

A GALL INSECT (Dasyneura communis Felt)

New Hampshire. E. P. Felt (September 22): Red maple leaves with the veins al-
most entirely deformI.d by the r-.lo gouty 7ll werc received f-ron Nashua,
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OAK''

ORANGE-STRIPED OAK WORM (Anisota senatoria S. & A.)

Indiana. J. J. Davis (-September-25): **Abundant in August, defoliating oaks,
particularly pin oaks, in Starke County,, in the northern part of the State.

Michi,n. R. Hutson (Septeember 20): Has bbeen abundant a"t Dunbar.

WALKINGSTICKS (Phasmidae)

Pennsylvwnia. F. W. Gr.ah.am (September 10).: Twelve to fifteen noticed on small
growth of chestnut oak in Polk Township, Monroe County. Infestation heavy.
Considerable feeding noted ,on large growth.

PINE

EUROPEAN PIHNE SHOOT.MOTH ,(Rhyacionia buoliana Schiff.)

Michigan. R. Hutson (September 20): Shows. numerous, infestations in Lakeland,
Livingstoh County, *and. in 7o':.ie -and Moinroe Counties.

NANTUCKET PIlE SHOOT MOTH (Rhyacioniia firust3ran Corlst.)

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 24).: Larvae of this species .7re reported in-
juring young pine at Lyon on September 1. '

IMPERIAL MOTH (Eacles .imperi a i s Drury)

Rhode Island., A. E.Stene (September 21): Caterpillars were sent in from Kent
County with the complaint that they wvre defoliating white pine.

SEQUJOIA PITCH 'MOTH (Vespajima sequoiac Hy. Edw.)
Washington. J. C. Evenden (September 1): Seriously injuring mature ponderosa
pine -at Spokane.

LODGEPOLE PINE 1ITEEDLEMIER (Recurvaria miller Busck)

California. G. R. Struble (September): A flight started on July 10 and sub-
sided on'Auguist 15, with-the peak occurring between July 25 and August 10.
The heaviest centers of infestation are found within the T.olumne water-
shed of the Yosemite National Park, '

BLACK TURPENTINE BEETLE (Dendroctonus terebrans Oliv.)

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (September 19): Loblolly end lorgleaf pine were re-
ported as being seriously attacked at Clanton.

Mississippi. J. Milton (September 24): Specimens verc collected on pine at
Jackson on September 17.






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. PI'.E .TEEDLE SCALE (Chionaspis nini.foliae Fitch)

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (September 15): Pine needle scale is damaging ornamental
.Austrian pine, as well as somrae other pines and spruce, or the College
campus at Logan.

POPLAR

POPLAR TENTMAKER (Ichthyura inclusa Hbn.)

Virginia. C. R. Willey (September 17): On a trip from Winchester, in the
Shenandoah Valley, I noticed that practically all of the poplars along
the way were defoliated.

Ohio. E, W. Mendenhall (September 4): The poplar tentmakers are quite bad in
some of the poplars in Columbus and vicinity.

Kentucky. W. A. Price (September 24): Present in large numbers on poplar and
willow trees at Walton.

SPRUCE

SPRUCE BUDWORM (Cacoecia fumiferana Clem.)

Massachusetts and Vermont. L. H. Noble (September 7): Hceavy feeding on spruce
and fir at Greenfield. Center of infestation.appears to be about 2 miles
north of the Wilmingt6n, Vt., post office.

E7RCPEA[ SPRUCE SATFLY (Diprion polytomum Htg.)

Maine. l. B. Peirson (September 14): The insect has increased at an alarming
rate over last year and is now 'present all over the State wherever spruce
occurs. Defoliation is noticeable .n8 eome trees have died in areas in
Aroostook, northern Somerset, and northern Pisc.taquis Counties, on the
watersheds of the St. John and All: *: River. From all collections made
at parasite liberation points of 1936, the parasite Micronlectron fusci-
pennis Zett. has been recovered from cocoons collected at Presque Isle,
Masardis, Bar Harbor, and in To'-niship 12, Ranno 16.

New Hampshire. H. J. MacAloney (Septemiber 23): ApT)roximately 1,250 acres of
spruce on the north slope of Mount Monadnock is ne-.rly defoliated and there
is a medium-to-hea%7 infestation in 2,500 acres suiirroundinm; this area.
Several smaller areas of heavy infestation wero found in this general region.

Vermont. H. L. Bailey (September 27): Reported extrencw-ly '.i:r.'rnt at Wilnin.--
ton, south-central Vermont, and at Lincola, central Vermont, both in Wind-
ham County.

F. A. Dailey (September 1): Complete defoli:ition obso.rvod in several
solid stands of spruce:at Wilmington. Isolated trees show 70 to 90 '-rcont
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EASTERN SPRUCE BEETLE (Dendroctonus piceaperda Hopk.)

Vermont. J. V. Schaffner, Jr. (September 15): The outbreak reported last year
in the Green Mountain National Forest still persists.. Surveys conducted
by the Forest Service show that newly infested trees are scattered through-
out many areas of mature spruce. Control work is being carried on in areas
where there are concentrations of infested trees.

ENGELMANN SPRUCE BEETLE (Dondroctonus ongelmanni Hopk.)

Wyoming. J. C.. Evenden (September l): Heavy loss of Engelmann sprucp through-
out the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park.

WILLOW

IMPORTED WILLOW LEAF BEETLE (Plagiodera versicolora Laich.)

Maine. H. B. Peirson (September 1): Willows severely skeletonized and ip gen-
eral badly browned in areas in the vicinity of Ogunquit, York County (south-
ern tip of State). Adults present.

Rhode Island. A. E. Stone (September 21): The imported willow leaf beetle has
been unusually abundant and willows in many parts of the Statte have been
defoliated.

A GALL. INSECT (Rhabdophrga batatus W'.,lsh)

Connecticut. E. P. Felt (September 22): Has been somewhat abundant and in-
jurious on pussy willow at New Canaan.

INSECT T S AFFECT IN C- G R E E N H 0- U S E

AND 0 R N A M E N T A L. PLANT S

CHINESE MANTIS (Tenodera sinensis Sauss.)

Rhode Island. A. E. Stene (September 21): A Chinese mantis has been sent in
from Narragansett. About 2 years ago we had a report which I think was
the first.

Connecticut. W, E.Britton (September 21): Several adults have been brought
to the sta-tion from New Haven, Orange, and West Haven, and reports. in-
dicate that the insect is common in Bridgeport and Norwalk.

BLACK BLISTER BEETLE (Epicaxiuta pennsylyvanica Dog.)

Maryland. F. F. Smith (September 20); Severely damaged China-asters in ex-
perimental plots at Boltsville. Softer inner parts of buds wore eaten out
as soon as bracts separated sufficiently: for beetles'to gain access to them,

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 20): Were unusually abundant during the
latter part of August and the first part of September doing serious injury
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A SCARABAEID (Ochrosidia villosa Durm.)

Connecticrt. 7T. E. Britton (September 2l): About 3 acres of lawn on a small
est-.te in East INorwalk were badly ;rr-iged by grubs.

SOD -7EE.T'R.;MS (Cr ambus spp.)

Flordia. J. R. Thatson (September 22): The grass webworm is responsible for
considerable dam-nvge to grass, meadows, and lawns. It is not usual for
this pest to be numerous at this time of the year. It is usually a spring
pest.

Iowa. H. E. Jaques (September 24): Cranbid moths are very abundant in flight.

HAIRY CHI;:CH BUG (Blissus hirtus Montd.)

Rhode Island. A. E. Sterne (September 21): A large lawn in Providence was
destroyed about the middle of Au-ast. Some previous trouble with the
lawn had been experienced, but the owner did not report the situation
until destruction was cc f2lete.

Connecticut. 77. E. Britton (Sept ember 23): Several instances of severe damage
to bentgrass lawns in New Haven have cnme to our attention during the last
month.

Ohio. J. S. House, (Sep'.-nber 15): Several instr:-.es of dar.-. to lawn -rass
have been reported from the Cleveland area. The greatest damax occurred
late in August and early in Sfptc',er.

A PLAMITT BUG (Corizus sidac F.)

Georgia. T. L. Bissell (September 15): Bu]g abundant and injurious on rithea
at --p. riment, central Georgia.

GA.rE:. FLEA .- -lk (a-Ilticus citri Ashm.)

Maryland. F. F. Sm"ith-. (September 20): Abundant at Beltsville where white
clover in lawns, asters, A-ncl chrysanthemums are being attacked. At Silver
Spring adults and nymphs are numerous and are causing conspicuous injury
on ageratum, d.hlia, yarrow, salvia, crimson clover, white lover, turnip,
beet, -and melon. No injury observed, at Silver Spring in 1936.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 24): The garden flea hoptc eras injuring
violets at Jackson on September 17 L: verbena at Starkville on September 22.

A :.IRID (P!-. ".;-t:> politus Uhl.)

Illinois. C. L. Metcalf (September 21): Was v,-r alurr.t late in Auust and
early in September in gardens in central Ill.in-is, attacking .Furkia, zinnia,
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TWO-LARKED TREEHOPPER (Enchenopa binotata Say)

New York. R. E. Horsey'(September): On September 20 a number of egg masses
wore found on Viburnum rufidulum and a few on V. carlesi in Rochester.

A WHITEFLY (Dialeurodes,,sp.)

North Carolina. Z,' P. Me 'calf (September 19): About the usual number of com-
plaints. .Damage moderate to privet hedge in the eastern part of the State.

Georgia. ,0. I. Snapp (September 9):, Whiteflies are unusually abundant, and
have caused considerable damage to shrubbery in the yards at Fort'Valley,
central Georgia.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 24): Specimens of the citrus whitefly were
collected' on privet at Columbia on September 5. It was reported present
on ornamentals in the Meridian ahd Brd6khaven territories and on satsuma
at Moss Point.

COTONEASTER
LEA CRORMPLER (Mineola indigenella Zell.)

Nebraska. M. H. Swenk. (September 22): The leaf crumpler was reported attacking
cotoneaster plants in- Sheridan County on September 6.

DAHLIA

A TREEHOPPER ((Entylia sinuata F.)

Louisiana. H. L. Dozier (September i6):' Small treehopper becoming' more. abun-
dant, breeding on the underside of dahlia foliage at Opelousas.

EUONYMUJS

EUONYMIUJS SCALE (Chionaspis euoq-xnji Cotst.)

District of Columbia. E. IN. Cory (September 24): Noted on euonymus in Washing-
ton', D.C.
North Carrolina. Z. P. Metcalf (September 18): Dr-na:-e severe to euonymnus over
the whole State.

TEiRN

SAN APHID (Ild.iopte.rus nephrelepidis Davis)

New Jersey. M. D. Leonard (May 2):. At Ridgewood the new7 shoots, especially of
large potted plant of Boston fern in the house,are infested With a great
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GLADI OLUS

GLADIOLUS THRIPS (Taeniothrios simplex M14orison)

Connecticut. W. E.Britton (September 21): The gladiolus thrips seems to be
less troublesome generally than for several years. Specimens have been
received from Lakeville and 7oodbridge.

Wisconsin.E. L. Chambers (September 20): Has been very serious to untreated
plantings throughout the State, and many commercial growers who were care-
less about the treatment, or where there were untreated i)lantings nearby,
suffered serious losses.

HA7THO0RN

7OOLLY APPLE APHID (Eriosoma lani-gerum Hausm.)

New York. R. E. Horsey (September): Some infestation on several' havthorns
but only one tree found badly infested causing defoliation on Sept-.-,- r
20 at Rochester. This aphid ias formerly a severe pest, arnpearin; in
numbers in August.

SPEAR SLUG (Eriocampoicdes limacina Retz.)

New York. R. E. Horsey (September): Considerable damae to the leaves of the
Dunbar hawthorn, with a large number feeding; on AuLust 24. Te7o trees of
black hawvthorn and one tree of Japanese Flowering Cherry were found with
almost 2all the leaves badly eaten.'- The last live slugs were found on
September g at Rochest;r.

LILAC

LILAC BCDO'- (Podesesi'a yring:ie Harr.)

New York. R. E. Horsey (September): Very nuiaurous and destructive in lilacs
during September at Rochester.

RHoro EiTPR-O1.

RHOEODrEEDRO'7: LACEBUG (Stephanitis rhododendri Horv.)

Oonnecticut. W7. E. Britton (September 21): PRhododendron and mountain laurel
plants in nurseries have been commonly infested and s-necimens on rhodo-
dendron have been received front Bantam, :Icw Britain, New London, Westport,
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INSECTS ATTACKING MAN AND

D 0 M E S T IC A N I M A LS

*MAN

MOSQUITOES (Culicinae)

New7 Jersey and New York. W. Hande (September 22): The common swamp mosquito. -
(Aedes vexans Meig.) and the; salt-marsh mosquito (A. sollicitans'Walk.),
were not particularly severe this last season in New Jersey and on Long
Island, N. Y., at least not up to the early part of Sbptomber.

New Jersey and Maryland. W. Hande (September 22): The northern house mosquito
(Culex pipiens L.) was abundant and annoying late in August and early in
September at isolated points in New Jersey and Maryland. ...

Virginia. H. G. Walker (September 25): Mosquitoes were very abundant in-many"
places on the Eastern Shore of Virginia during the early and middle parts
of July. It was reported that they were killing wild ponies'and other
animals on Chincoteague Island.
Georgia. T. L. Bissell (September S): Mosquitoes, Culex spp., have been very
troublesome in houses at Experiment for, 2 weeks.

*EYE GNATS (Hippelates spp.)

Maryland. E. C. Cushing (September 27): In Silver Spring eye gnats were
troublesome during the early part of the month.

CAT AND DOG FLEAS (Ctenocephalids spp.)

Maine. H. B. Peirson (August 20): C. felis Bouche and C. canis Curt. are re-
ported from Auguista as being very abundant in houses and lawns.

Rhode Island. A. E. Stone (September 21): A larger number of complaints than
usual have come in from returning vacationists regarding the abundance of
fleas encountered when they returned to their homes.

New York. R. W. Leiby (September 7): The cat flea has overrun the State during
the la:tst 6'weeks, if complaints from correspondents are rn indication of
its prevalence. Many lots identified by R. Mathoson show tht the cat
flea is the only offender.

North Carolina. Z. P. Metcalf (September 18): There have been fnore complaints
of fleas than for many years.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 25): The cat and dog fleas are more abundant
in farm buildings and homes in all parts of Indiana than we have ever be-
fore observed. Most of the reports came to us the last of August and in
Sop member.






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Illinois. 7. P. Flint (September 20): Numerous reports of flea infestations,
both in towns and on farms, have betn received durir" the month.

Michigan. R. Hutscn (September 20): Ca:t and dog fleas have been especially
aunr.'nt .all over the Lower Peninsula.

Nebraska. M. H. S'.,onk (September 22): Reoorts of infestation of a basem..nt
:,and a house by the dog flea came from Dodge County on Au.ust 24 and Sep-
tember 12.

SADDLEBACK CATERPI11-. (Sibine sti ilea Clem.)
Maryland. E. C. Cushing '(September 10): Several specimens of this species of
urticating lepidopteron were collected from a privet hedge in Silver Spring.
Each specimen collected was found after it had stung the person who was
clipping the shrubbery.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 25): Received from several localities in
eastern and northern Indiana, whee it was commonly found on corn, some
observers reporting irritation caused from handling corn infested by the
caterpillars. All reports received in the last few days of Auust.

Connecticut. W. E. Britton (September 21): Larvae have been received as follows:
On corn from New Haven, on dahlia from Derby, on rose from' iilford, and
without food plant from Branford.

Maryland. E. N. Cory (September 24): Noted on poinsettia in Prince Geores
and Allegany Counties.

PUSS CATERPILLAR (M.:.re,,*.,o opercularis S. & A.)

Mississippi. K. L. Cockerham (September 21): One larva as brought to Biloxi,
with tche statement that a main nhadC been 11stung" by the insect.' The larva
had fallen from an oak tree and the. manl had brushed against it with his
arm. The "sting" was reported as being very painful, but the'mann'did not
receive :.:ical attention. On September 11, a larva w;as brought in by a
woman who had been "stung" on the wrist b; it. She stated th-'t she ex-
perienced severe rir.nd thro-..hout her arm and had received treatment from
a physician. On September 18 another specimen was L ,'Ut in, with the
statement that a oll child had been stingng, rnd had bcen threatened
with convalsicnc. The child -was treated by c. physician, who informed me
that no serious or unusual reactions wore noted by him when the child was
brought to his office. In both instances the !arvae ha<. dror, ud from pecan
trees.

C. Lyle (September 24): Larvae have been received from Sontag, Heidel-
berg, Booneville, and 7est Point. It was reported that at each of these
places some person had been injured by the sting of this caterpillar.

A1ERICAI DOG TICK (Dermacentor variabilis Say)

Massachusetts. C. N. Smith (September 1): Activity of adult ticks at Martha's







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Vineyard, practically caased during the ,last 2 weeks of Augnst. The
latest collection was an engorged female 'taken from a dog on August 29
and an unattached male from a man on the same date.

A. E. Stene (September 21): Collected on Cape Cod in an effort to
determine whether they wore carriers of the Rocky Mountain spotted fever,
which two people from Providence contracted: while vacationing on the cape.

EAR TICK (Ornithodoros megnini Duges)

Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (September 22): The spinose ear tick was infesting the
par of a horse in Sheridan County on September 11.*

: RABBIT TICK (Haemaphysalis leporis-palustris, Pack,') '.

Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (September 22): Specimens were sent from Douglas County
on September 9, with the report that the tick was infesting dogs and had
also'been found alive in the house. ,,



Correction.--In the Insect Pest Survey Bulletin Vol., .17, September l, 1937,
(no. 7,p. P376), regarding the American dog tick in Connecticut, by:.P.
GtarmAn,-the inano should read, "Rhipicephalus sanguiineus Latr. !



BLACK WIDOW SPIDER (Latrodectus mactans F.)

Virginia. H. G. '7alkr (September 25): Appears to be common in eastern Virginia.
.Specimens have been taken, in flower gardens, in buildings, under boards and
stones, and in melon .bnd cornfields.

Georgia., T.'L. Bissell. (September S): Several reports have come. in showing an
abundance of this spider. Recently a man in Spalding County, central Geor-
gia, died of a spider bite. On September 4 a woman at Experiment was bitten.
A correspondent at Clarkston reports black widows on the stairs leading to
the second floor. I have seldom heard of this spider in houses.

Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (Septemnber 22): Reports of the presence of black widow
spiders in sisuch places as caves, house basements, around a schoolhouse, and
in drainage culverts, came from several counties during the period August
25 to September 18.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (September 18):. A number of reports of black widow spiders
found in houses and barns have been received during the season.
CATTLE

SCREWWORM (Cochliomyia americana C. &'P.)

South Carolina. R. A. Roberts (September 30): Cases estimated in different









counties for the 2-week period ended September 10 were: Beaufort 125,.
Jasper 125, Colleton 125, Hampton 60, Allendale 35, Charleston 15,
Berkeley 10, Dorchester 5, Bamberg 9, Orangeburg 2, and Barnwell none.
For the last 2 weeks of September the estimated cases were: Colleton
175, Dorchester 75, Beaufort 22, Hampton 24, Barnwell none, and Aiken
none. On September 29 specimens were identified from Sumter.

Georgia. R. A. Roberts (Semtember 30): For the week ended September 2
there was a gcneralized occurrence of 5,735 estimated cases, princi-
pally in the open-range areas, but with sm-ill numbers occurring in the
farmin; counties. An outbreak proportion of about 600 cases occurred
in Brooks County. For the last 2 weeks of Sept,:imb-r the infestation
of the State was estimated at 9,S51 cases. These cases occurred south
of C line drawn from Richmond to Webster Counties.

Florida. R. A. Roberts (September 30): For the 5-week period ended Septem-
ber 25, there were 7,707 cases occurring among 822,221 animals. De-
creased numbers of infestations are occurring in the southern part of
the State, and increased numbers in the northern areas, especially in
tick bites of wood hogs and cattle. The most western infestation occurs
i'n Gadsden County, where a localized outbreak now seems to be under control.

Alabama and Louisiana. W. E. Dove (September 30): Questionnaires sent by
State cooperators and only negative reports of cases received by them.

Kansas. W. F. Dove (September 30): The' following were renortcd for the month
ended September 15: Butler County shipment of 900 ewes received at Au-
gusta where a number of cases are giving trouble, Clark County none this
year, Coffey Crunty no cases, Marion County no cases, Woodson County 22,
Chase County 43, and Chautauqua County 1,610.

Oklahoma. W. E. Dove (So-eptember 30): The- following reports wre received:
Love County 5, Marshall County 1, Iryn County 1, oyl McCliin County none,
In Osage County stockmen are continuing to ride the ranges ar, treat cases.

Texas. W7. E. Dove (September 30): In the southern counties of Texas 2,231
cases were reported a:-or,- 1,222,926 animals for the 5-weelk period ended
September 25. Along the coast localized outbreaks on some ranches exceed-
ed a 2-percent infestation of the animals and were caused principally by
attachment of the Gulf coast tick (Amblyorma mmacul.,tum Koch). In the
sheep- and goat-breeding area cases were rare in the lowlands but arc now
increasing at higher elevations in prickly-pear injuries of the mouth.
Stoc.kmen in 17 counties of the eastern portion of the sht-ep- and goat-
breeding area report 1,765 cases among 69,608 animals. In eastern Texas,
where cattle are being dipped for eradication of the fever tick Boophilus
annulatus Say, no cases of screwwormrs are encountered. In northern Tex''
and in the Panhandle cases are rare and the incidence is u:;iFU -Ily low for
this season of the year.

New Mexico. W. E. Dove (September 30): In Otero County 50 cases were reT)orted
from marks and brands in 1,000 cattle, in Luna County 2 cases occurred









-mong 510 d.ehorned. calves, in Socoro County there were -practica.lly no
cases, in Eddy County 125 cases were estimate', in Hidl:,o Cnunty 6 cases
",wore reported in 450 calves, in HardinS Couhty about 15 percent of the
mbrafds nado czarly in Augist became infested late in Au,.ust rnd early in
September, "in Lincoln County practically no cases occurred, and in. Dona
Ana C-unty 43 cases were reported.. Recent rains favor increased. numbers
of cases.

HORN FLY (Haematobiai rr i tans L.)

Texas. E. C. Cushing (September 27): Reports on Sep-tember 15, from dairymen
and stockowncrs in Eastland.-. County, indicate extreme 'annoyance from horn
flies, with considerable ].oss of mrilk'flow and weight of animals, even
on ooc! pastures. '" -
E. T. Laake (September 20): TVie vo:ulation at Fort Torth is on the
increase and the flies are exceedingly bothersome to, cattle. One ranch
foreman reports that in past-ares with growth of tall weeds the cattle
remain in these areas all day to escape the flies, feeding only at night.
In one herd an average of 4,000 flies were estimated. .on each animal. The
injuries caused by the flies are beconin," infested, with screwworms.

CATTLE GRUB (Hypoderma sp.) "

Arizona. C. C. Deonier (September 27): At Tempe observations of cattle in
the Salt River Valley showed that atMesa a few larvae had already reached
the backs of the animals on August 17. '

HORSE

STABLEFLY (Stomoxys qalcitranis L.),

Missouri. L. Hasemnn (September 23): Throughout September stableflies have
continued to be annoying to livestock in central Missouri and. during the
third week in September, following several days of cool weather, there
seemed to be a marked increase in numbers.

Kansas. H. 0. Schroeder (August 22): The following observations on the stable-
fly outbreaks in south-central Kansas from July 23 to Auju.st 22 have been
reported:' This w.s the heaviest outbreak of stabloflies in this re. ion
in 15 years. Horses and cattle in many cases were literally exbcasted
fro.i fighting the flies. Calves suffered particularly. Open wounds 2
inches across were found at the joints of the legs. Ev.:Cn on the backs
of some animals areas were canpilated and encrusted, or even raw. Many
farmers confined their horses in darkened barnd during the day. Work
animals were handled with difficulty, notwithstanding partial protection
afforded by nets and burlap. Man, too, was subject to their vicious
attacks and found them as annoying and persistent as mosquitoes. On
several occasions, while operating a,tractor in the middle of a field,
the writer counted. more than two dozen on each trouser leg and found
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ments. The flies were less evident and sometimes entirely inactive during
the noon-day heat when the temperature approached or passed. 100 F. On
several clays the shaded side of a stock tank was covered with stableflies
at the rate of from 100 to 200 per square foot, no doubt attracted by the
cooling, effect of the water within the tank. A considerable reduction in
abundance occurred during the third week in Au.gust. Heavy local rains
fell in the area from July 10 to 20, followed by 3 weeks of hot, rry
.weather.- More general rains occurred after August 11.

Utah. Gy. F. Knowlton (September 13): Stableflies are abundant and annoying
to livestock at Logan in northern Utah.

POULTRY

STICKTIGHT FLEA (Echidnophaga gallinacea Westw.)

Oklahoma. F. A.Fcnton (September 20): The chicken sticktitht flea is reported
from v'-'-er-l places.

RABBIT

RABBIT EOT (Cuterebra sp.)

North Carolina. Z. P. IMetcalf (September 1S): Damage severe in Buncombe County.
One to three b-ts per rabbit.

HOUSEHOLD AND S T 0RED-PR 0DUCT S I 1 SE C T S

T=RIiITES (Reticulitermes sp.)

Ohio. J. S. Hauser (September 15): Damaging rhubarb at Cincinrati. The-corre-
spondent reports that the occurrence is ?common in home .ardens and that the
Ldai age is somewhat severe.
Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 294): Reports of injury to buildings by trrmi'tes
have come from all sections of the State.

Nebraska,. M. H. Sw7enk (Stemberr 22): C-omlaints of damage by termites wre
received during: the period of Ausuct 20 to September 6 from Otoc, Clay,
Franklin, and Custer Cnunties. The report from Custer County in0icnteo
that tho rest .was d'aaginr wool blankets in a basement, and the Clay County
corresp-Jndent stated that the joists and siding of a house were being at-
tacked.

Oklahoma. F. A. Fenton (September ?0): There havo been the usual lrrZc number
of inquiries concernin. the termite damrve to builc" s-.*

HOUS2 CRICKET (Gryllus domisticus L.)

Virginia. C. R. Willey (Se;-tember 17): This cricket, '.-out the first of Au swit,
"swarmed" out of a city dump here in Rich iond and almost drove fol'- w'ho






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lived. nearby from, their homes. They seemed especially fond of stoclin's
and certain other wearing apparcl.

Wiscorsin. E. L. Chambers (Scptenber 20): A serious .outbreak, of the Eurooean
houce cricket occurred in Kenosha and Milwaukee, where swarr.Ps ofthem
igrated from city ,uimps and waste land into the downtown,, stores. They did
serious drurage by eating threoLon leather !goods, drapes,. rugs, etc. The
infestatiJn first appeared about the first of September.

: * .FIELD CRICIT (Gryllus assimilis F..:-) .

Nebraska. s i. H. Sw-enk (September 22): Complaints of annoyance from the field
cricket in and around houses were received during the latter part of AuEcst
from Lpncaster, Saline, and Jefferson Counties.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (September 29): A consi-erable decrease in the number of
-black crickets has taken pl-ace during: the week ended Soptember. 25.,

ARGENTI1E ANT (Iridonmyrmex hu"nilis Mayr)

Mississiopi. C. Lyle (September 24): Spocimens of the Argentine ant were re-
ceived from North CarrolLton on Auzust 27 and from Jackson on September 14.

PHARAOH'S ANT (/ibnomorium pharaonis L.).

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 24): Specimens of this ant were received from
West Point on September 20.

MARITIME EAR.WIG (Anisolabis maritime Bonelli)

Rhode Island. A. E. Stene (September 21): The maritime ear wig was sent in from
a, 7Tisington County shore resort with the complaint that they were over-
running a summer cottage "by the million."

Virginia. C. R. 7illey (Scptember 17): On August 21 this prst wac found dam-
aging plants in a garden here in Richmond. They were present by hundreds.
Our first record of its occurrence and damage.

BOXELDEP. BUG (Leptocoris trivittatus Say)

Iowa. HF. E. Jaques (September 24): W7 have a serious complaint of boxelder
bu-s invading homes in Linn County. This species seems to bq u- to its
normal abundance at least.

....A SPIDER BETLE (Ptinus toctus Boieldieu)

Washington. M. H. Hatch (September 22): S0ecimens of this species were report-
ed this summer from a residence in the Laurelhurst district in Seattle.

A WEEVIL (Brachyrhinu sp).)

Rhode Island. A. E. Stcne (September 21): A weevil was sent in from East Prov-
dcnce with the comrolaint that such insects were coming into the house in
large numbers,














SOUTHTFRN PINE SAWYER (Monoch-. ni, titillator F.)


Louisixna. A. K. Smith, Jr. (Septemnber 9): Soecimen collected at Ooialousas,
infesting fence posts. (Det. by A. G. Bovin;.)

AN AV'CBIID (Xyletinus peltatus Harr.)

Mississip-i. C. Lyle (Seotember 24): Complaints of this insect in pine floors
were received from Leland on August 28 and from Charleston on Seotember
17. Srecimcns were received from Liberty on Soeptember 2.





Special note.--A native American plant, Salvia reflexa, belonging to the
mint family, has become a noxious weed in Australia. It would be of con-
siderable interest if ontomologits within the range of this -lant in the
Great Plains and Rocky7 iWountain States would report on all insects that
have boon recorded from this Dlant.




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