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

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THE INSECT PEST SURVEY





A periodical review of entomological conditions throughout the United States,
issued on the first of each month from April to November, inclusive.



















Volume 5 August 1, 192 5 Number 5


BU REA U OF ENTO MO0LOGY

U NITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AN D

THE STATE ENTOMOLOGICAL I AGENCIES COOPERATI NG









INSECT PEST SURVEY BULLETIN



V0ol5 August 1,1925 To.5


OUTSTANDING ENTOMOLOGI CAL FEATURES IN THE THTED ST E S FCR TE MoT:-~ O JU ,1925

Grasshoppers, as a whole, are not causing any serious general devastation. Reports of unimportant and very localized outbreaks have been received from the Middle Atlantic, East-Central, Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Plains, and Rocky Mountain States, as well as Mississippi and Texas.

The Mormon cricket is doing considerable damage to alfalfa in Wyoming -nd i very aburiant in the Uinta Basin in Utah.

hite grubs arergenerally less preyalant than last year in the East-Central and West-Central States.

Reports of unusual abundance of cutworms continue to be received from practically the entire country, extending from Mains, to Florida and westward to COregon.

Recent surveys indicate that the Hessian fly is less prevalent than last year in Ohio and Iowa, while on the other hand the poor wheat crop of Kansas is largely attributed to this pest, one county alone estimating the loss af 1,250,000 bushels.

The wheat stem maggot is attracting considerable attention in Iowa, South Makota,and Nebraska.

The chinch bug is appring as a pest in northwestern Ohio, the southeastern corner of Michigan, North-central ria.0 western and southwestern Missouri, and scatteringly over Arkass, t .s -til attracting much attention in Mississippi
and Louisiana, in the la;tr Sate the outbreak being more widespread than ever heretofore recorded. A marked increase in chinch bug infestation is anticipated in Illinois.

The corn earworm is reported as unusually abundant in the southeastern States and sdriousl y infesting corn and tomatoes in southern Indiana, Illinois, issouri, and Louisiana.

The ttalk borer continues to m reported as attracting an unusual amount of attention in New England and the East-Central States, the reports extending westward to Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri,

Small outbreaks of the armyvorm are reported from Nlew England and the Kiddle Atlantic States, Michigan, and Iova.

The gr;pa colaspis is seriously abundant in Morgan, Jersey, and Scott Counties, Illinois, in some cases parts of cornfields be ing plowed up because of this infestation. This insect is also reported as attacking truck crops in Indiana.

The corn root aphid is seriously prevalent in parts of the East-Central States.









The alfalfa weevil is recorded for the first time on the eastern slope of the Rocky 14Mountains in Fremont, Natrona, and Converse Counties, Wyoming, The pest is now in the head waters of the Missouri River. This pest is reported as more abundant than during the last for years in Utah,

Reports of unusual inf estations of alfalfa by thrips have been received from Xansas and ontana.

The Colorado potato beetle is unusually abundant in the southeastern States and Indiana. This pest now seems to be thoroughly established in the Yakima district of Washington.

The potato leafhopper occurs in outbreak form in the Noffolk section of
Virginia dud generally prevalent in the potato districts of Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota.

The potato aphid is seriously prevalent in Connecticut and on Long Island,
New York.

The known distribution of the Mexican bean beetle has been very considerably increased during this season. The pest has advanced eastward to Monongahela and Tucker Counties in West Virginia, within 20 miles of the Maryland State Line, nort2 ward to the southern third of Indiana in blonroe and Fayette Counties, and westward to the northeastern corner of Mississippi. There has been practically no southward and but slight southeastward advance of this pest.

The western spotted cucumber beetle occurs in outbreak form in the Sacramento Valley of Caifornia, attacking susceptible truck crops and seriously damaging ripe apricots and peaches.

An unusual pest of onions,one of the phalacrid beetles (Stlbus__picalig Melsh. is reported from Illinois.

The codling moth is reported as decidedly more serious a pest than usual in Virginia, Ohio, and Illinois, Its injuries are also reported as very severe in Sonoma County, Calif., but much less prevalent than usual in Washington State.

The European red mit e has been more troublesome than usual in New England and New York and is reported as also troublesome in the Lake region of Ohio.

The oriental fruit moth is reported as much more abundant than last year in
Connecticut and reports of damage have been received from Delaware, North Carolina, and Ind iana.

A rather unusual attack of wireworms was received from California, where the
sugarbeet wireworm was found seriously dawging the bark of recently set persimmon trees.

Boll weevil infestations continue exceedingly "spotted" over the cotton belt. Infestations are generally light in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, northern Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, western South Carolina, and North Carolina, whereas in the Delta section of Mississippi and Lcuisiana generally high infestations prevail, as is also the case in southern Georgia and eastern South Carolina and North Carolina.







The corn silk beetle is reported from western Alabama and eastern Mississippi as unduly alarming cotton growers by its attack on cotton.

The cotton flea is reported as doing considerable damage in Georgia and recorded for the first time in Mississippi. In Texas this pest is!-much less troublesome than it has been for several years, as also seems to be the case in South Carolina and Louisiana.

A cotton leaf worm ottbrhak now seems to be general throughout Louisiana and Texas, and scattered through Mississippi and Arkansas.

The birch leaf miner is more prevalent than usual in New England and New York States.

In this number of the Bulletin is a summary of termite complaints received by the Bureau during the fiscal year 19250

OUTSTANDING E ENTOMOLOGICAL FEATUR-S IN CAiTADA FOR JL,1925

The month of July as a whole has been partiilarly cool; considerable rain has fallen in most parts of the Dominiaon with the result that insect activities have been subnormal.

Although cutworms still continue to be a source of serious loss, particularly in the Provinces of Saskat:hewran and Albertae the peak of the infestation has been reached and a more hopeful outlook is expected.
Though late in emerging owing to the cool weather' there is a widespread infestation throughout Manitoba cf:-the western wheatestem sawfly _e9huq cinctus Norton.

Mosquitoes have been exceptionally abundant in Maznitoba, whereas in
Saskatchewan a species of Simulium is reported to hale been so numerous as to kill poultry and many small birds, besides inflicting severe bites on many people in the vicinity of indian- Head. From this Province also comes the repoz that large fields of sunflowers hae been completely destroyed by the laf-feeding beetle Zyogrmma exclamaticnis Fab.

June beetles have proved a veritable pest in the Province of Quebec,
specially in the eastern townships and along the border line westward to Lake Champlain. A very heavy flight occurred just at the end of June and no less than 36,000 adults were taken in four trap lanterns. Elms, maples, and ash appeared to suffer the most. In many cases the trees were stripped,

The currant sawfly, Pteronidea ribesii Scopo, and the striped cucumber beetle, Diabrotica vittata Fab.,have both been very troublesome in different parts of New Brunswick.

The maple leaf cutter, Paraclemensia acerifoliella Fitch,so severe last year especially in the western parts of Quebee Province, has again appeared in large numbers. However, the infestation is not considered as being very severe t present, although reports show Covey 1ill to be the centre of a bad attack Just now.










In British Columbia a fresh infestation of the Douglas fir bark beetle, Dendroctonus seudotsuae Hopk.,has been discovered on Crazy Creek Watershed, amrd opposite Canoe.

The straqwvberry weevil, Anthonomrnus vienatns Say,has been particularly numerous in parts of NTew Brunswick, as well as in British Columbia.

Grasshoppers in great swarms have been reported from Vernon, Rock Creek,
Kettle Valley, and many other points in British Columbia, with the result that the fruit growers have suffered severe losses.

In parts of southern Alberta the falso chinch bug,Nvsius ericae Schill., has been very numerous.

The Caragana hedges in southern Saskatchewan have been severely attacked by the Caragana beetle, Lytta nuttalliSay. This pest has also fed upon a wide variety of leguminous garden crops.





GENIM&L FEEMRS

GIUSSHOPFERS (11-crid,.idae and Locustidae)

Maryland P. D. Sanders (July 25): Grass hay from a 65-acre meadow at
LaP1q,'-a za c it a-nd :L :V P)x-ruhrum flew iqto a 99-acre
corn:') 'i-'Ia, th(: y- y ii-ij'=-ing Uhe elLJaIj
'vas the two preceding days. Poisoned tran ba:*Lt was u ;ed for control.

Delaware C. 0. Ho,6,7hton (J-.aly 14): To date I have:,, swm none of this
SrCcies T)P C eer ) ard veiy few nd i. vid aaIs
of otht:r -cn t s, c--,7,t -2 Y ,,I- ievc in !: r, e- meas r e to the very dry
and hot weather We 11 LV- h,3 here this year.

Ohio T. H. Parkr, (July 251: D-,-::jtjEe to : ats occiirred.-in some counties
'before T-a- in,;, *ts :-,il off the bz!-l'ore it was
ma'Oxee. mi"'-ra"ed fr Ll- hay fia,"d.9 to corn aTd are injuring
the e t w th, _,r Z.cme ia, .ury to corn is tO-euin- Tir L T1 S IE' e S
ari yz ljr- cl(-v, !r b'j a 0- oat tu b is b in d :-.a ed. T')-e QUIU bTeAlm are loce-1 an(I noi, rountry-wide but well scattered
o'ver the Sj6ate. Some poisoning is being done.

Indiana J. J. Da,,,-j.s (July 20): X-ar-1ant ati Fortville, eating vegetable
garaer. azid flo-aers, esp ecl'ally Chrysant'he'Mr'3. (Jiity 23):
Firo't J-jl,,.r where they r,7ere
rr -(j:) -f,,CA, d:_,-ma 1'] 6. F 'a ari coybE.a.r 'S. !Frc. ri Otl-ei' see'-tic-' s of
tile "tate y -)c received.
-r aro bcir.,,
No g("ni x&l ezc,5r_,t at eo far reported.
(JT,17 1-1): Gras.,-hippevs were repor'ued as beinc baLl. in clover
a-"U, Yorth' Vernon.

H. F, PLetz 23): w?horpe-_- are urni-Mp3lv abundant
the and are loing so ma,
thrcnch ,ut tl-i- g..-c at.'r 7arc, of I 0 1 %A
&amace to a-u. -f"_oTer-in TI.,loy are alsod :inz, f on su-1). cr-ps as -soybeans.

Illinois W. P. rlint ("TU1'.r 20): Grasthow)ers are moderately abund:int
a! I y a.s. ir.,-i i y r, r, t,,* n c ei t i a a i i -r tl c rn -1111 n o is. 1, C, i n g than in 1?/,;, 4. 170 xep rta of severe da:.ia -e li,?,ve yeu 'beer, rl-c ,Aved.

isconsin S B. Pra cl< r: r ( J-.0 y 10 No e'c,,onoi.^,;c darrago a-riticipatued except
on sandy ",.,-,TAd on "WLT'nington Island and in Waushara, Burnett, and
Possibly 16e rinette Counties.

outh Dakota H. C" Severin. (July 15). A small outbre.* of gra-shop developed at Ft. Pierre on truck crops, grain, and al'alfa.

ebraska M. H. Swenk (June 25-July 25): Grassh.op- rs have not beon. very
injuriojin this seacln z;,,,) -far. Tm 'Whe Platte Vallei,, they
bogEm hn.td7A-Ing c ,-ot t J,. ve ('.9 but ro;
the last fcw daya (July -21) reports of a 'ho"%q of -,ra,'Shoppers in that region 'ty a s,- _-cie3 of Sa4%;,)pha p (pro'taZ1' "'
have b'e mn -rcee'.ved. %ha'greateat amo, t of trouble w-L,,h
hoppers in tlklisState that has developed so far is in Kirlan and
Franklin Counties.







230Missouri L. Haseman (July 24): With the cutting of the meadows, grasshoppers are attracting attention in scattering epidemics, but
with the rather ab-3ndant rains during the fore part of the season it is not likely that serious damage will result.

Z.nM)r J. W. McColloch (July 20): No serious outbreak has been reported this season. Some damage to alfalfa has occurred in Russell,
Logan, and Osborne Counties.

Qklahrnma C. E. Sanborn (July 24): The grasshopper which has been exceedingly injurious this spring has been controlled to a marked extent by
uiQis of the poisoned bran mash.

Mississippi R. W. Harned (July 25): razeshoppers that were reported as injuring truck crops at Union on June 16 have been identified by Mr.
Caudell of the Bureau as Melanolus atlanis Riley, Trimerotropis
sp., and Orphulella relidna Bur..

Texas W. A. Bok1r (July 1): Grasshoppers in the entire section north
and east of Dallas are giving no serious trouble to the farmers.
The infestations are confined to river and creek bottoms and are vnry scattered in these places. Aside from Dallas County, very little poison has been used. M. differstialis Thos, comprises
at least 90 per cent of all the hoppers present that have come
under my observations. At the present time the hoppers are fast
reaching maturity and consequently are appearing in the cultivated crops to a certain extent. However, I have yet to find an infestation which the farmer felt he was unable to handle as the hoppers
came into his fields.

Utah G. F. Knowlton (July 21): Grasshoppers are causing comparatively
little damage in Utah at the present time.

I. 1. Hawley (July 25): Grasshoppers are doing almost no damage in the State this year with the exception of San Pete County. Here
Camnula pellucida Scudd. has been very abundapt.

Montana Stewart Lockwood (July 17): The grasshopper situation in the
Yellowstone River Valley is of considerably less importance now than in the fore part of June. In the Stillwater Valley, where
they were very numerous at that time, there were seven days of
rain and cloudy weather and shortly after that grasshoppers were
observed dead, clinging to foliage. At the present time the
dead grasshoppers give the vegetation in some fields a dedidedly
brownish cast.

FIELD CRICKET (Gryllus assimilis Fab,)

South Dakota H. C. Severin (July 15): The usual large number of black field
crickets hate hatched in alfalfa fields of the western half of the State. We expect considerable loss from these to alfalfa
seed producers.







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MO~.OT C-jC-GT (A na.br,_-s simplex Hald.

Utah I. Li. Haw~ley (tl25: Abundant in the tountainsabvth
Uinta Basin but it is so far from cultivated. fields that little
damage to tnftem is anticipated.

COREC IOT In Volume 5, No. 4, page 154A, note on Mormon crickets credited to
Ste%-ar-.t Lod c ood_ -Lontlana" should read "Colorado.

~7 yam in Stewart Lockwnood (July 17): Com-i-laint, has come to thiS Office
f rom, Wyoming regarding the M-ormon crickets 17hich evidently are
doing considerable daxnage to alfalfa in the upper benches o" themountain regions in.- central 7Cyomiing. %an-e also' is s-uffCerin!,
considerably.



1llinois 1. 0 C. F oI e y (ue 16) ThIe g-=u.bs ar'e ringseveral la7rns at
Toua. Sod can be rollf- up:i "i1- ., r-ugk. find from 10 to 25 per square -Foot. Th-ey 7,-.ere not noticed last year. Moderately wet this year ana' last -ziFth exception of dry spring this year.
Found no -_arasitec so far.

7..Flin.t (July 2C0): Anumber of reports of white grub damagE; have come in fr-om h northern part of the State; in most cases
this has consisted of damage to lawn. T7he feelings by the thirdyear gruabz Continulied later than., usual th1.is season, pro'Dably OW ing
to slow g3rowt uh d uring 12. The first adult Ccoehl ete
were taken in Urbana at lights JFune 20 of this year, which is nearly one rionth earier than the beetles appoeared in 1924. The numbers ofl adults have -act ben as --neat a8 in 1924, but a heavy flili t
has been noted. Three hundred and forty five adults 7ere taken in three hours at a small light exposed on a porch. One hundred
or m.-ore beetles have been no ted.' around single street li ghts in
Urbana.

~7isconsin S. B. Fracker "'July 10): Not as many complaints as mi ght 'be expDected and little eConoluic damage is anticipated.

Nebrazka 1.1. H. Swenk (June 25-Ju ly 25): Tn great contrast -?Jith, last season, there is l ittl e complaint of injury by whi to gbs. Thos
f ew. that ha~-e been receiveal all come fromn northeasternzursa

klahoma C. F. Sanborn (CJuly 24): The vningless T-ane b eetle Phvllooharea
cribrosa, Lee. ihas done considerable damage in the southwestern
part of the State to growing cotton.

CUT77OPJS (7joctilidaei

~ireE. D1. Patch (June 24): The "red-baclE.ed cutwormtT, ahxxoa ochromster
C-'en. is doing great damage to oats and garden vegeta~bleo over an
extended area of Aroostock County this. season.










Mauuuchi-etts A. 1. Pourne (jv,,y 24): 14r, Lacroix, of thle Cranberry Suzbtation,
states that tbe b.Vc&: cutworm-n, A. yilnPci~ abi: dant of
one cranberry brg t2 i seanr.n.

Connecticut W. E. Britton (June 24): Ujusual amcunt of cutriorm. injury all
over the State to all vegetable crops.

Delaware J. C. Adarrs (ue: Crjly ahoat 50 per cent stand of' cntnlupes
and cucumbers in some fici.ds, owing to att"-cks of cutvorir, fin
Sussex County.

Florida P?. S. Chamberlin (July 17): Yj'i a- ofl yrirg bEaxs at Quincy are
heavily infested -,-ith calt,T ,rm a i.w p time.

Wisconsin s. B. cracker (J'uly 10): Nu';'orn 1-, v e air~tr~'ore attention
than any other insect with totc1 i--e&-li as ~zL

Iowa C. J. flra1e (July 9): The varieeatle. c~rn ~irii ~~
tosa Haw is doing some damage hero oa~ L~i.sa~:f~ii~
in the State. It seems to be more abuindaz.nt in 'the eab~tarn antd
central portions of Io~a.

Kpns J. W. Mc~olloch (July 15): Damage by cutw-D,ms has bem repocrted
from several localities 5.n noritheasteri ar Th Ur abs
occurred to late planted co in on land. vvhi -- wn under water dur-'%ng
the spring floods.

Utah I. .- Hawley (July 25): Cu ,wc-rn have been ab"rndart in gardens
and fielder all thouin the spring. The damage is over at- the
present time.

Oregon L. P. Rockwood (Ju1ly 13): SeverP-4 mt in housa!s at Fox-est Grove
have laid eggs on window curtain-, c*tc. anJL.o~nr were captu.Ted
at lights. Larvae In all stager, avo -r-t -,vith in f ie'U. Tt is
believed by the writer that an outbrr~loC: of thlis sro-ies(~v~V
Lnrar~ritcsa YI9-i. ) is get t-*ng under wey. 1,o r ,,r o P;ei a J z~
outbreak ia 1914. 1 believe there has lter--i serious watubr'eak
since.

PAL A:,1Y7WOEA (!a Phyna f rugpe'c& S. & A.)

Loisiana T. F. Polloiay and W. F. Haley (June 30): MiI outhemn o'aossvrrm
S, mwz to b3 rare thiG year in the vicinity of New, Orleans.

WWhEWORiIS (Ela teridae)

Iowa C. J. D~r!-ke (July 9): Wireworms are very abundant in northeastern
Iowa t' io 3e3n Ftensive eprn.nshave been~ started with
va*1,:. ouc climi cals by Prof. B. B. Fulton for the control of wirevorms.

AL-.TFA WEBW'O11M (Loxostege cornmixfta1is Walk.)

Oklahoma C. F. Somb^' .n (Jtuly 24): The alfalfa webwoxm is quite prevalent
in crttoi;, ard alfalfa fields.









CEREAL AND FORAGE.- CRO P I ITS F, C-T S

"'111"AT
'117 -actor Say)
E,S2I.Alq FLY (Z2yto o! a-,. desti

Ohio T. H. Parks (,July 25): i:he results of t1le ,,!heat insect surve:7
o 17 t -ri t h c, 3 m f 1 y i s ra.d ( r c ) n 4- rc- 1 i n il I bu. t a C C, -; C e n tral and Tlhe h-i hezt infestation fo,,.,_-Ld
was 28 cen": of the cul-ns in Darke -,estern 07L-iio. G
avoraF- ir Ya d Wi
for '1!.e St, -'.-e s 7 -),.r c-,nt com re th 11 per con;* in Tiie 7raatest 5.71 inf station hao bri-:n
in Inorthcastera is i.ow only a trace prese .,t.

10Wa C. J. Dra-ke (July 9): Xrir,- the 7 ,:irt of June Fred 1).
Butclier 7 %ier"'1on 7 -tto,-ologi7t. inade e,- of the winter_,.-vheat'f o. 3 VITeie i:ade to ex-amine
0-1 lov 'a. e (;.Lal e, -t
early soo--r- 1 ca-oz-,-4 t --few fl.axsee0. found
th---e- 1 'JE,76 3 b,) no, dama-e .-,as obser-.red.
F,_("T)0rtG f-ca-I ar 1 y
lor,;z -For the ha,;Lt cr,_ ,p wt be rra n S
CCuat-- ftleld drilled J.0 a-,;-2 _.L,r4o1-e ;%a ,-afe-zeeding date
loT -171 01
C'h w
of rol t(,Pi 'heat
in t"')a 0-, fio 1 d -6T-3 county agent and
1-4
V -ed I o -';.y, ELowed -an infesta on
Y.-, Butch3-:* that. c ntai-n th U01' 6 ne r _- e: ) -?0 Tr) SOU-;-' ea ;te-- field.- C ri"Ied a II J. 0 17U 3 7e ral
do.-, before the saf c. s eec-ir. dI!:II 5o ,h m an Oil 1-40 0 per c-.nt, L-fe...,.is Thave 11adAy da:iaerd by the Hc3oian -fly. Ova), 90 per ce-it of the 3i'litlets Of the T,Inter-%-jheatC;?J7Fille of the cocperatedc' ITC)S,-
-Lan ja
iy
in the fall of 19241,
Kansas 7. 11cColloch (July 21): A iv -at thD
There io no q ic ,"on b-L
7,as for a larcra i _-rt of tne Poor wvnea-zocro- j in Xai,-!as. Fr,)-.a rel.ltalDIs in-lorma'A :)T. .M-d from personal
su- -k.eyo, we are in saying th A thousands. of acretz in the Stea-i-, e were a7bandoncd- befo re harvest a id t.-qat -, ,here the
was nok, tl-ie loss varicd from 5 i ashes to in
10 lbushcio. W. r acre. Staf-L o-.-d County estimates the loss abuse to
the Hess-Lun -f*ly. at 11,2E-0,000 bu.,hels. Ii the fields about Eiley
COUrItY it 111">s been foi_ nd th"t tl.e fly reduced the crop at least
50 per cent.

IWMEAT STYKA YLA.GGOrl 01,romyza omericana Fitch)

10im C. J. Dralke ,'July 9): The wheat stem maggot is rather abundant
over practically the entire winter -Wheat growing area of the State.
Records indicate that this inspect JG (Ic.iiiv iofe daza,;e to Vdnter
'Wheat than the Hessiaa fly Vlais year in Iowa.

South D&ota H. 0. Sevorin (July 2- )): The avera-'-- niz--ber of wheat stern maggots
are rvith us again year over the tate on wheat, barley, and
rye.



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Nebraska M. IE. S'werlk (JIjr-e 25-.Tul:r 25). The viheat stem -maggot continued
to be con"-idcrally compininnd :f -until har-urest..
T0I'TWhPM (Haniilita tritici Fitch)

NWort h Caro1i na F. Sh aruman ',Junie 30) Apparently this iroec-t did more injury
than usual in our wheat crop now being harvested, especia1ay in
the east-central portion o~f the State.

COPTN

aTI Nc: C H EU (Bli ssus 1 ei-cor-t erus Say)

Ohio R. 77. 2.1en.en hail. (July 3): A seers- onvtbrea&. o' the chinrh bus
is re-oorte& in 7ardin o-xnt-?. Th-fL-:r are r.uga grest effort to conauzr vhem. (Juily 2~) 1v~ thenVouja the nwirbers
are laro: littlwj dfgeis bcon clone so far "A.r 'IifLmi Corz :t'y and it is pDrobable thit the dama c -'?ill no't e great ivml.ss the bugs
get into the corn. I1c,7 &ttachin-- i,,l icat and] oats.

T. IT. Park-s (July 25): Chinch bugs appeared as a post in several
northwestern counti-es on corn. '4ardin County used two carload~s of' tar- for barriers. The bugs seriously daaiaeed sorre corn, the
damage being confined in most cases to outside ror"s. 1-a come fields corn several rods distant from the border was killed or
damaged., One-third of a 20-acre field in Putnam County was
destroyed by the bugs.

Illinois W. P. Ptlirit (,1%1y 20): The weather of late Ju~ne and early Iuly
has continu 2d very favorable to the develor'ent of this insect,
therif1 be-rng below nr.mal in -nos.. jrrts of the State where
this insect is numroiz. The seconrA generation of nymphs are
nlow appearing in thi'e fields, and Conaditions are such that we
ex~prct a iarked increase of this insect dur-in- the next two
months.

Mi chi gn R. F. Pe tt (Jly2) .r. Hiarma~n tells me that the chinch bug
is quite plentiful in Monroe County, Nihich is located in the southcasterl: corne-r of the Stote.

Ijebrasisa. M. h. Sxwenk (June 215-july 25): The heavy, beating rains which
fell during early June over rost of the rarea- menacingly infested w'i th chinich bugs prolucead sudch- a heavy mcrtality among them that the pros 'pective losses were alormously reduced. One area, with
L-ancaster anc! GPe Connties as the center, did not share so heavily in these rains, and as a consequence the chinch bugs have done consirlerabls serious damage in this area. Tlie migration, which begn-m in some fiolds on June 20, started. -nusually early aria was
la.-iely over by July 10. Most of the bi.ugs hadX gained their winzas
by JTuly 15.

Kansas W.~. 1.cColloch (July 20): amage in the northern half of the
State was severe, "Uhe area of greatest 'loss being Osborne, Mitchell, and Cloud Counties. Pa-ins in July have result 2-d in the appearance
of fingu-ps ini many f ields.






23 5

Mi F; souri. L, Hasem-in J-A.y 24). In ccatterin6 e-pidcm.ic-, (:%Iinch bu-S hov,,, occurred in various (10-unties, lar-E0_y thro ,.,,-,hctut thE -_-storn cnfl so, tlr,-I-estern, half of ths State.

Arkansas DwiETit,; Isely (jvly 15): hi.ich bu-,s are -)nasually ia
this St )Lte this year on corn. D,,mare has been T 3
St. Francis, 0rawford, Scba,;tir_,n, T-t 7aski, nn,P-1 n
001%ties. A !AE ht ii-if eo t,-),t ion was also noted in 1,"IllGr 111 ,la)-'A.y.

Mississippi R. 17. Hainea' (july 8): C'_ in h bugs, are still attnactin,-3 rr-.ich
attention throuEllwat th complni in re ard t,-l t1loj+r
t'-4S
injury to corn are rec Ake,.x 41 4.11ct 9-_Lrloot eler,, l:.,,Y, (July 2*5): -1 corrasq, on( ant f*rom TiziicL scnt us c"f dhinch b,*s on jaly 24, vilth the t1lat the wcxe dc,_*Iln 3
considerable d-.ma,,-,e to his con,..

Louisiana E. Hinds (July 22.): 1 tlirk that '.*he chirch ba,,.- oc-c.-x---erc@
in this State has baen mo-e wiO.espref.d thic, year tnrn 1,er( t0:1'r_:e known. Some P aores of corn i-er d ,ztioyed at Cxayson a .-d V0 acres of oats at 'Posco. The occurr-nce ran,,-ed as far es
Franklin and Ouachit.- Parishes.

COaT EAR (Heliothis ob,7-oieta FZb.

Nor th Carol ra. P. Sherman (Junts 30): Several reports, not many but ha.s mo*.-e
than usual iap to this date. We ha- ,re also the sarne re-port-d
from ears of corn and also as atta&-_inJ sl-cd po:!s of vet,- -h. In
this last case the s6nding s1howeC, a se:Aous deg. ee of injur-,.

Florida P. S. ChAm)erlin (July 11): Cornfields in the region a1bcut (z7aincy
are heavily iYested at the preo-ent tim6. In several fields el-a.mined it was estimated thpt at' -least 85 per cert of f.ars
I I conta-Ined
larvae.

Indiana H. F. Diet- '(July 23': The corn ear woria is a very serious pest
of s, 7, e et c orn in thn southwestern nart of the State. It is also at tacking tomato f ruits quite s3ri es- cial ly in the re, -ion
around Eln-ara and Pt tersburS. In the virility of Indiarapolis
the co-,.l ear wonm has been doing consi,',-,= ble damage to C-ladiolus
fl.o-7ers by boria- into the oponingbudz;.

lllinois Plint Jul :,r 20): 7ull- grorn lnrvae.,,-?ers found at Urbana, on
July 9. &Coma; ears of sroet co-n oxaminDd on .his date showed the had lc-ct the ears. A few eCgo can -now be f oand on freshly s ins corn 'In the fiel-1.

Missouri L. llasEman (Jrly 24): S-7eet corn an early f ield co= is being
attacked by a brcod of corn car rorms. Tho oldest of' these are
now practically rz-.,ature.

T. E., and 1W. t. Haley (June 30): Found to 'b*e doing some
damage to ea c-s of field, corn in t1he vicinity of Vev-, Orleans.






236STALK BORE (Fanainema nebris nitela Gren.)

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): Present in about normal abundance, causing its usual amount of damage. The larvae are about two-thirds
grown.

Connecticut M. P. Zappe (July 8): Heavy infestation in corn at Camrville.
Potatoes are not so severely injured.

W. E. Britton: They have also been received from Stratford,
Thomaston, Taconic, and Monroe.

Ohi 2. W. Hendenhall (July 27): The stalk borer, vhich is taken by
the laymen as the iuropean corn borer many times, keeps us busy
investigating. I find this pest quite bad in different parts of
the State on dahlias and other plants, especially in Clark and
Champain Counties.

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 23): We continue to receive numerous reports
of injury by this species.

Illinois 1. P. Flint (July 20): Specimens of the larva of this insect
continue to come in. Most of the injury reported. has been to
corn, and some to grden crops.

Wisconsin S. B. Fracker (July 10): Somewhat more damage than usual. Observed attacking raspberry at Kiaukauna; and reports of infested
potato sent in from Sparta and tiger lily from West Pend.

Iowa C. J. Drake (July 9): Very abundant over a large portion of Iowa
this year. Reports from various counties indicate that it is
doing a considerable amount of damage to corn, oats, wheat, timothy potatoes, and various garden and truck crops. A few fields of cc have been almost entirely destroyed. In other regions a consider able amount of damage has been done on the margins of fields, especially in regions where weeds have not been kept down in fence
rows.

Missouri L. Baseman (July 24): This insect has attracted more attention
in the Stats this spring than in 20 years and it has done consider able damage, particularly to corn and truck crops. Epidemics are
associated with weedy fence rows and newly plowed bottom land.

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (June 25-July 25): During late June and up to July 1
there were many complaints of injury, some of it rather serious,
along the margins of cornfields. The present season was marked
by an unusual amount of injury'by this insect.

APJMYWORM (Cirphis unipuncta Haw.)

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): Mr, Lacroix, of the Cranberry Substation
states that the armywon m, is abundant on one cranberry bog this
season.







237

Conecict n. ,-. 7alO-en (Ju .ly 2): Tlet s Erj leaves -,D t'rro~hy b,.l n
j-oxed, leaving "little but th-e bar3 stalk.- .,'oGt 42Ci acres ijr
ed on One f arm at 1,alin ,ord.
Delaware C, 0. rEciahtor (Junc; 1S): Several small 11imafes"rpo'&rwcing in the vicinity of 12idlctovmn, the f'rst- t'-at ha-. t v
notice in some time.

ar yl and P. D. Sanders (Juna 19) At -1.assey 2C acres of rank timothy and
red clover hay was cut and. the ar-iliorn m.archad -From the ha yf ield
and destroyed 2 acrcs of a> 6-acre corrfi-Dld. Ta hina n~arasite
eggs (f rom 1 to 7) vwerE. on at least.- 9' rnr cent of the larvae siz days after the hay Tiaes cLUt. The -vhas teez extremelydry.

Michigan 1R. H. PetV.,i t ( Jun e 24: Azny.-or. s a np-3pr~d. in the southern part
Of the State and were repor'uxd on 7oidaj, Jivra 22. in the mint fields. According to may informant th--ey ve-re not attadring the
mint by preference tu-t seemed to rf or othcor plartz gr"in&:
the mint fields.

Iowa 0. J. flrahe (Juiy 9): Several adults of the army-iom we: e c-ollected at liqt in Story ZOounty during the latrpart of Jun.

S211ITROPIC11 G~JWP:'i (Xyl omygese erid-,a ia C-ra,'

Florida E. T. Berger (July 8): During about the _middle Tart o: *ce
E. L. Kelly, Assistant Nursery Incspector, report'od .n outbrei
at Kendall, 'ad~e County. Th-rport f-2ther states th-at thi
worms had devoured a field of corni a~j. -,.iere migrati-ag o youn~e
Citrus trees near by.

S OD WEE R:- .'S ( 'raa bus sp.~r.

Ne.7 York Y. D. Leonard (June 3C): One field at Penn Y~ha- 65 to 7
per cent loss on about 2 acres from "rarmbus zc ellus Fern.

Ohio G. A. Runner (J uly 5): Sod webw-orms hava caused con~s iderablo
damage to young corn in several localities ia northey-n ACji.
IParvae collected in corn and in t:Vhe narrow leaved plantain
(Lanta-vo lanceolata) at Vermillion w~ere doterm-ined as Crmbus
caliginosellus Cle..

LjC-E0OAU4 =ILE (7hxetheo-la ru--icans Le-'.,

Alabaira J. MA. Robirnson (June 30): The sugarcane beetle !I-s 'been atta king corn over Tuscpdoosa Cointy.

COMROO WoOR1V01v (Diabrotica lon,-coinis Say)

South Dlakota H. C. Severin (July 15): A severe outbreak occurred in the
vicinity of 'Utica.







238

G=F '7C1,^.SPTS 'Col.ac7is br-qnr. a 7ab.

1114Lnois J. H. Big, cr (July 3): Corr dr.ma-ed by larv.. e and dults in
numbers of ir. Mcrprn, JerGe,7, and Scott Co-xit-.es. In
some cases half of & ficlI.C. 17ic s 5 1u ..od zl-q bno, .n! e of tthis. Adul t a
are no- ., vork7.nii, on ieve ; a'i.a the ccnGrai

CORN ROOT 'PI;TD 'An-j-r'_ "c -be.

Ohio T. H. Parks (JUly 25): Thi 7 ir ,ect 11-as ben -)ortcd
daniriLin, ; corn on one or mri-e fru-:rs in

Illinois J. H. M--Ur (J-1.nn, Ir all 131irois in
cons'jd-'-'-'--'- v 5 (;ent, bc;':In, :
seriously at

disconsin 1'r. 'ohns-mi 10: 'J' c r': Ou e -at Stx,-L ,=ton. is phid
1 4
is rarely t _11

=TIFA A",' M CTQVFP.

ALFALFA 7EE1."IL (Phytonomus Eoc.Lj ,2_q. Gyll.

7yoming 0. L. Corkins (July 15): rk recent surve.-,r ccnd-LiCted by Vr. Snow,
of the Falt Laka, Laboratory, and '1r. Gilbc-ct, nf -"Acc, discloses the presence of the alfalfa weevil -in _7rE:iicn'U, 1_ 1-_-nan-ad
Converse Ccunties. This is the first lmovn this
insect cn eac e.m clo: Y -r',,cepe of t-he Rock
this pr : t 7-.- of the It is
not CLO C- f Tll -nU-4- 17eE;VijS
larvae in t h ,, r., "F, [7- Was -It 111','.' V"They were really a., n _--Oerou'- i.-. 7_ttez 17 )le in !'r*_'*-'-a% Cr_'.Urty.
The Big Horn Pasin was also su.- ,-eynd but no weev.t.'.s ,ero- Found.

Utah I. M. Hawley (July 25): The weevil has been more and
caused more damage than it has in the list four
damr ge is not general but limited to some fields ir r-trts
of the State.

A MISTER BEETLE (Zpiqaa a lanniscata Fab.)

Xnnsl! s J. R. Horton (inly 15): Adult beetles of this specis- r-re sr rming in places in a field 9 miles southviesi. thr,
rc--i,;nd ng ono. o--":' steaming, b,3es. The cove-rcd abo-,: t 12- acres. 7he beetles yielded to dustl-ig Le, .-rcs rcre pretty well stripped frc-:i

THT=S SP4

Kansas R. C. Cmith (July 10): This common yellow thrips is mnle
ful than in recent years. A field at YanhrLttnn r.,,,0 cri, a4;
polis have failed as sced crops. The set of alf
very poor, one or tro to a stalk being the usual









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Montana S t cwe rt T, c1c-.-o -'Ull 1 _"n m id en ti L"_71
reporttud ro!, r u v e I c f c i a: c j c) o r, ,, t o r s b abmdan t in yc-,i-t:' in tu. ,_- alf;p lfa aril cl ovel,

r-,b.
CTC, v 14TL BUD

Illinois 7. 11. 7lint Ju"' y 20 t 7--re md in -1-.oo,'
as 1;he fia:st of July %md wo-10 r;vl,-, f"11i ';TY -o i nZ i n 11 quarters by -(tdhat time. Th c r e h,,: L b 1, en vpry rao kc in the mzrbors of tl ,ese ili C11 1111er fields V-_ J
t,.,o wcek s until t:iey ara now to
vihere a month a,- -vera var
,o they
_'r nc'
CLOM L771-41 r_E_]_VI Y-a P LOhio :0. 70. 11endenhall (irly .3'): T.Lic clover leaf .,(-,.evil Y.ni in
i7eat n='ber3 just sout"n o' K ,,n-on !md so.-,ie dar.',. ; I was cl over.

C. i. Drake (July 9): T he clove.- lcaf weevil dost1-oy'Dd a f )w fields of clove- in Hiuocatine and Page Colzitics.

CLOVER RCIDT CTMI CULL (Si tona h isridulus F! b.

Ill ino 4 s W. P. Flint (July 20): Adults of 341'-ona, probably S. hisrAdul-us,
are abundant in c-tll clover fields whCre -_ -_minatio= hav,3 been r.mdc.
CLOVER HPAD CATERPIL1,AR (L7spyr si- int-_-erstinctarvi Mcm.
A- 4w" L. J.
,Tl y 24): Th- mu4"h of th- clov_-r z;eed caterri'llar h as b e a,- i, i Ln a 11 y a -0 u r d E over the same to ^rl CLOVE2 LAY 70F_ ,! a
ja c t,). i r, b.
Indiana J- J- DT;,-,-is (July 23): ReporteO. ,:buYmt and Aestructive july 1S
Tkunmond.

A FYRALID (1 io-ia-plrlilr SclIora C. N. A;n,.I-ie (Jaly moth is pre4ert Vii.s sumL ,ier in
r, bors; it a:-,c; rn z rz V U?
at r!fLd. is llw.-,emus in grass land.

ALI' "_LFA LOC?) E g_ c- !if. rr icc Speycr
Ut ah i f7 y
I. (JaTY 25): This insert foijr
4_1 _d to be de!z-'Ur,)Yi-.,
some alfa 4.
S '-he
UT I~ n
r! c, c: i r,;covering nnd groinn, O-P
C










240CLOVT S771 CiltLCID (-oe~rLst'~~T

Utah I. Y1. Hawley (July 25): TIhis insect is always destruc.tive to
alf-9a left for seed in the Uinta Basin -iid TUJIlrd. Cojmt.-Y
Dealers estimate the loss as from 10 to 25 r, r cent, -Ind -.no~r
ficldi.; from 50 to 75 per cont of th seedz LaVe crii:2
This is the .'-reatest handicap to seed prod-cVcioa i th a re
Of the Stp.tc. Some seed ceils opened on JU17y 17' hd ovcry ed
inf'este,cd The fa7ct that sorv-- seed is tcakcn front. the firs-t crop-,
and some from the second inIC F SOS the infestF-tion.



I-issouri L. lksemti (July 24): Tuleesard 1-uablebee n--ote arc mere
abundant in the clover and timothy rnri'sthis summer thEn they
have been in 20 years. Conditions 1co7L very favora-ble for a gooi
clover seed crop.



COPN 1YAF APHID (~sma id is Fitch--)

M is s uri L. Hasemrn (July 24): The common sorihum lous3 has been attractIng
some attention in central 11iscou~i during the month, feeding largely
in the our! on sweet sorgh-um.

Kansas J. 147. 1M1cColloch (July 20): On. Jraie 430 this aphid vas reported
very abundart on kafir at Osa Ce City. A f eT days later the snime
correspondent reported that the aph~ds were beccming -ined and d isap p ea r in This satre conc7ition was noted at Moanhattan. A
very heavj infestation ocurdin sorehums early in July. Winged
forms were produced and the aphi6.s are now abunda'it on corn.

S OYBEBAN

STPIPED BLISTMt B-=TLE (.Boicr-ti vittata Fab..)

Oklahorra C. E. Sanborn (July 24): Th7.e striped blister beetle is also
Seriously injuring soybeans.

SPOTTED BISE BEE'IL7 (Zpcaut c t n Say)

'~lrhoaC. E. Sa.nbo-ii (Ju-Lly 2q): The blister beetle 7Th,-cauta mnculata
is very .,reval,-nt in Oklahwa it is injurin- alfalfa to a small
extent and soyb,'-ans to a great cxtcnt.








Y P U IT IY S El, 0 S

APP-LE



Utah Geo. F. Mnovilton (July 2): The green apyle -anphid is derM-aging
apple trees more thtan uisual in the northern prtof Utrih, m7L the apple grain -aphid less. Around Prrve some d-ai is reported fro-- t'he rosy ap plC; r rhd

A2F7L7 AP-HID (Ahi -oor 7- .

New York 17. D. !.-ills (June 20: ZATh--, S is-1. per.ti onsier ble
numbers in 2 f ew picrntbings In:Jy ua.

C. C. 7,7&tgner (Ju,:ly 18): Young ore-h,-rdc slhowT injurouz inafestations in quite a- f xV1 4inSt1LnC(eS in Ulste County.

APPLE -RUN ArPM1D (PoF ih ~io~ i toa.)

Wis.-onsin S.- B. Fracker (July 10) Early alarm or the part of some orchard
owners proved unneccss ry as there is little- di*roct nphid 4injuAry.
The firebli~ht infection is general aiad heavy, however, and aphids
doubtless aide-d in its distribution.

PROSY APPTLE APICID (Ani-ravnhis. roseus Bkr 1assachusetts A. 1. Bourne (July 24): Colonies of the rosy a-pple aphid were
f'ourd still -upon arple as late as July 8 or 10. T--hose i.ere 1-e-pt
under observation to note the ,ipproyhrnte tinie of migration to the summer host, which wa-s practically over by the n~th to 15th
of July, oo that~ the apples were atlmostclro.

Connecticut 11. P. 7Rappe (Jtune 24): A-phids have --l1 left the a-pple trees no-t 1iford, New Haven, and Heanden. Syrphid and lady beetle larvae
and lady beetle adults present.

WOOLLY APPLF APHID (Fri1osomars 1nniger Hausmi.) 1,mississippi R. W~. Harned (-July 8): The -w-oolly app- ahdxa eotda

quite abundant on apples at Kazlohurstc. on June 28.

UtahGee. F. Knowl ton (July 21) The woolly anpl, -.phi. is killing
a number of trees in Springale and 7irgin and io more damaging
this season than tho other apple aphi~s.

COMLING i.-.OTH (Oarpocars onla L.) NJew York C. R. Crosby and assistants: The codling moth is repor ted as
decidsodly -unimportant in the Hudson FRivsr fruit-growing c,,:ction
of. eastern -New York.


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2 AC 2

Ii i n i., S ou,:77r ( Ju! Y 11 Uzvii ually abi;mdant th.-Ls ea- in a' 1 app! e
zec+iwns of the State. Some nris-prayed orcharCs shored 90 pei- cen, of the fruit wo_-r.;y by July 1. Sacond-brood larvae began to hatch 1-1 f i:.,q + vek2r I n July. F Lrs4-brood e hatched ove- a -Pericd 'h- v L %P fl'
Of six 700k.I ( Ia y 20-Jrly 2) at -I., incheste.r.

0 r7 W. Parl;as ( -jly 21--): Mmcriencc d orclhardists are ha-AnZ trouble
to -on'-Irol codling moth T-orms in Ottawa County. a.a inseCt is so abw.dant and dr--.-.-!n out* in its develoT): ient this Yea.- :-1hat. ',;Ile three
s rays arn no .- g1vi:,F, ,?rotec .-_Jon. ztag s Of the insect wer, -,nrezent in the orchard-s of this count-y JtJy 21. Two sitzmer prays arc bcinC, rPcur -m%3nde-,_.

C7
IT 1 in 0 i 2 7: 1 1 in codliu,--oth adults Lre na.7
th 4
Pre 4 ar; that is
r PT e a r rl 1 r_ 1 0 er S, Mv V1 Ansect
will ba -P_-es,1nt in ro*,e Jhan normal n= Jers in 111inois Orchards Chis se-so-n J-.16i orol,rdz hav6 been carefully sy.rayed.

i isconsin S. 9. Prclc j, er (,T-, lv 1011: A no.--.,-a! ab=,1_sn,_-e is re-oortod fro7ashin r-Ito--n, 7walr7ortli, an-1 Grar-t Oo-,; nties. is Sourl 1i I as enan ( Jiil y 2 4) 7 1
-The s-e-on' brood of the cod'ingmoth al, Pearcd rracticaily cn sched-i-Te and thp Jilly spray LI cantrnl.
-.-issouri wa-_ --ut on betv!ocn the 10th and l5th o-c' T -A nT- t- o n 7. IT. Ne7cornor july 2): On accotiant Of -tn. D vora7_,Je
I I -euthar dur,ng most ott' 4 L n a
the tLme the f irst br:)of, of iiict s Y-cre th ioths oere a ,)le to lay only about or-e-tlArd as r.:an,,- eggs as in 1924. As a resalt, the cro-p on J-aly 1 is nuah clcanc;r than on the oam- date la::t year. !he firs ; -oth of the second brood 'Impeared Julv 2.

Oregon D. !. 7ho=son fJune 14 : !,,rgs are beginning to hatch at Corralll

California 0. 2. Brzmner (J,zly 6): In spite of the cold wet spring inf estation by th 4S yesa is partic-ularly sev re this year on both apT)lel
-d pears -n '7onoma Co-=.ty. ',7E.t -:.,ea-'.he,: hindere-' the application
o z' "he calyz spray -.-hich i,:iav jcmethat -Tor conditions.
A-PPL.7- _U J THOM"! SKMET'11,11Z.C (H=,,Cro -a N 7- rhil- mariana Clerck)
z. P. icit ( J -Jy 2,; 19h e I
pple -)nd 'Qh.orn skaletonizer has not devolo -o, d in imy n=bers -*n i-ost lic.a7 ities, possibly being held
in c'hech by heav

FID ,DT"H (r2nzetocara ocellam

Indiana H. .2. (jul _y
23N: Contra= to all ,- extcctatiuns, I find t;,.at th,-,- bud moth is a very --omnon pest of nursery 1-toc!c in V-ande-,,b ur, r, Gr -L b s o n a n d r o r ry C 6 un A., i eo .










FRUIT TREE LDEAPOLE (Archir,-s cra-roo-p T :1'-.)

t ah I Ii1U. [awley (July 25): -bundant in orchards in and near Logan
in Spite of tho cold w~inter.

MSTEPJN TMJIT CATEr-PILAR (Malaco-'omn, P., r ic>. C; L, 11assachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): W7e found the first e~sof tie apple
tent cateillar on .June 23.

SPRING CA17=2 TU0PI'I (Falearrita vcrrrata Pe&') Wisconsin S. B. Fracker'ul 10): Considora*ble- defoliation but less thann
during the last three years in th., soiit'heastern countios.

YELLQV7-I2E3KED CA IBA-'IL (jat ara mm i t ra Drury) N~ew York G-. E. R. Hervey (Jucly 4): Slighnt infestations observed in Iutehes ,:
County.

Ohio G. A. Rmnner" (J-uly, 2V): Colonies of the yello--nocie *Tople
caterpillar are numerous in young apple orchards in Er-ie a r
Ottawa Counties.

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 24): Description indicates injury by this
species at Plainf'ield.

APPLE MAGGOT (Mmolet if roonella 'W'aich) Ner York C. R. Crosby and assistants: Roro-Lted as scatteringly nimeroas
in Greene, Dtchess, and Colmbia Co-unties in eastern New York.

RA2-TITIED FLALT1 FUG (LvgjQz uratens isL) Connecticut M.P. Zappe (July 21 ): Causing severe injury by stunting th.-e
growing tips of one-year apple trees iii nuarsories at Durham,
Rocky Hill, and Ellington. Mpparently more abundant than last
year.

APPEE IJEAFHOPPER ( hrnoascna mal i L(-B.) New York C. IL. Crosby and ass istants (JunIe 27): Leafh-oppeyrs are found
abundantly on tVvo- year- old apple traes at Honieoyle F7alls. (Jualy
18): In the nursery one and t,7o year old trees are being scv rely
injured. Owners of a largFe nursery state that these insects are present in numbers larger than th)ey have ever experienced before, A LEAF'HOPPEII (ETh~oasca2 fa'oae Har-r.) tisconsin S. B. Frack~er (July 10): Scattered reports in June with no material damage.










SA~T J S~ POL -Asid oti)s '~riciosns Comst.)

7Jew; Yo rk E.F. Felt (July 24): Z.. orsey re-ports that the Sail Jose
scal haslihtly inf ested plus and also Zhamnus at Rochester.

Indiana H. F. Dietz (July 20): Thro'pt~out the whole southtostcrn section of the State the San Jose scale is qaite abundan~t on neglectE
fruit trees. In the vicinity of Tell City and 7,,vansville-- fruit
trees that have not been sprayed have be en severely injured by
this pest.

C'3I f ornia L. 0. Haurt (July 6):, The 'San Jr)se scale has sho c-n up abundantly
in dec-iduous fr7,,it orchards, doin- sove'e damage to peaches, Torune
apricots, and apples at iHanfor,-.

OYSTER-S=LL SCALE (Leriioa-ohes ulmi L.)

Indiana H. F. Dlietz (July 23): An interesting record is the occurrence.
of the oyster-shell scale, apple form of 'Slenn, or, apple nursery
stock in Greene County. This is the f irst time that I have an
authentic record of this scale occul-ing thiat far south in the
State.

South Dal-ota H. C. Severin (July 20): A serious infestation of this scale is
found on the Horticultural grounds of the College at Brookings.

S CLMI",Y S CA1,7 (Ch -o na sp is- fur fura F it ch )

Indiana .i. J. DJavis (July 23): 1 continue to receive report of aburidance
of this insect. Since the last buL-lletin it has been reported as abundant on apple in the follxoi.n. counties: W.ashington, Pulaski,
Thrren, Ma'rion, and Eadison. Ap -arently abunidant only in orchard
not regularly sprayed with a dormant spray.

R0UIND-EiEAD'D APPLE TREE BORER (Sa-pe.:da candida, Pab.)

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants (June 27): Several young orchards
in Greene County have rather severe infestations.

EUI~PF2JR~D ITE (7aratetranvchus lo'sC F)

Massacnus et ts A. I. Eo-urno, (July 2,1): 11r. Farrar, from 1.iddlesex County, reports that the red rnit- had starte.7 in some cases to cause considerable foliage .ur til checked' by the recent ler'y heavy
rains re have experienced.

Connecticut Philip Ganirn (Ju-ly 24): Obscrv-d for the first tine in threateningS nuzibers on ::'cIntosh -at Branford, N1orth Branford, and Greenwich. !"ore abundlant than last year. Lfy early in the season;
abundant rains later.





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Nerw York 7. F_ Felt (July 24): The European red spicr has aner d
here and. there, in Hudson -V!-lcy rAds vfi etni-r
to cE'.use serious injury, u ecs prev,',nt-,d by spray-hg or ~.
f avorable -7eather conditions..

Ohio G. A. Rurner (July 15): Apple orchards shodnc- -fol i,-t inur
from the European red spider have bec-n -notc. in -cWr1- A
of the counties bordering on Lk re

E. W. Mendenhall (July 27): S'hade and fittreess- s~
infested with the corffn red spider at Srnfed

PEAPF

FM 1rEAP BLISTER UITE (Li-he p~ ps,.

New York C. B. Crosby '\Juane 30): Ten pc-r -ent- off a -pear tree covered atc
Watertownm. T'be tree has never been sprayed.

CLOVER I:'ITE (Bi-vobia w:'raetioca Koch)

Utah I. 1J. HaWley.(July 25): This mite is very ab-andant oi- pear trees
near Richfield in San Pete County. In northern Uta the-ry are present in normrai numbers. Growers do not as a rrile spra f o,
them. a

PEAR. PLANT BUG (Lvas commurnis Knight)

New York C_ R_ Crosby and assistants kJuaiie 27): Young pear orchqrd infested near Medina, Orleans County. In one orchard in Conesec
County se-rious inj-ary by Lvp~as irnvitiis w7as not-ed.

PEABR SLUG (Calirca, cerasi L.)

1Tcr, York C R. Oro-by and assistant (June 27): _ocsaroi~es liracina,
has becn observed in Columbi-a Coiuity but in rio inst-ance has it
been causing much damage.

ROSE LEAF BEETLE (YeTdcnota puncticoflis Say)

Nowr York C. R.. Crosby and assistant (June 27): This beetle has caused
cons idorabtle injury in some orchards, in flutchess Courity.

PEA LEAF nLTST 111TE (itrinerus pa N'alepa)

al ifornia 0. E. Brernur (July 6): Injury by this pest iS very severe on
French porunes around Santa Rosa, in a radius of0 10 miles. This
is the fii~st time it has bean noticed in this county. Tt is
also bad on pears.







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QUINCE CUECULIO (Conotrachelus crataegi Walsh) New York C. R. Crosby and assistants (July 18): Rather serious injury
has resulted from the infestation in certain quince and yar
orchards in Ontario County. In the few quince plantings found
in Greene County this pest is quite abundant and injurious.

PEACH

GREEN PEACH APHID (Yzug 1oersicae Sulz.) Utah Geo. F. Knowlton (July 2): The green peach aphid has been found
damaging peach and truck crops but it is less numerous now than
a little earlier in the season.

PEACH BORER (Aegeria exitiosa Say) Illinois W. P. Flint (July 20): S. C. Chandler reports emergence of the
peach tree borer in larger numbers at this date than was the case
last year.

COTTONY PEACH SCALE Pulvinaria aMyali 0k1.) New York C. R. Crosby and assistant (ray 28): Several peach orchards infested at Lockport.

E. P. Felt (July 24): The cottony peach scale has been eXtremely
abundant and som.erv.at injurious to peach trees in Niagara bounty, some branches b3ing literally festooned the last of June with the
cottony masses of the females.

BLACK PEACH APHID (Anuranhis persicae-niaer Smith) Delaware J. R. Adams (June): By estimate, 920 to 40 per cent of a block
of 1,500 fall-planted peach trees have been killed at Milton.

PLU.1 CURCULIO (Conotrachelus non ar Hbst.) Delaware J. ?. Adams (June): Considerable injury to apple, peach, and
cherry as usual in Sussex County.

Jisconsin S. B. Fracker (July 10): A normal abundance on apple.

ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH (Laspe.vresia molesta Busck) Connecticut Philip Garman (June 24): Evidence of first-brood work in twigs
is abundant in one large orchard near Wallingford. (July 24): Much more abundant than last year. Second-brood larvae still
in twigs and fruit at rallingford.

Dolaware 0. 0. Houghton and J. 'F.Adams (June): Marked injury by this
species has been observed at Newark and South Delaware.




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North Carolina F. Sherman (June 30): For years we have hc c~;~onl 3.
of twig borers in peach, identified as Anarsia lineatella Zell., etc. During 1921 scouting by Federal workers and ourselves revealed this insect in three localities, with others unddr suspicion.
This spring we have had several reports and sending and in one case the etiental moth has been identified, one othr was
sp. and others not determined as yet. 1Vo strongly suspect that the oriental moth is present in many more localities than are yet
Known to us.

Indiana H. F. Dietz (July 23): No peach nursery stock was found to be
infested with the oriental fruit moth, although a careful survey
of all trees was made. However, in the City of Evansville and
in the town of Mt. Vernon very suspicious injury was found on
both apple and peach and I feel confident that this was the
orientsl fruit roth, although the caterpillar had left the injured twigs and positive identification could, therefore, not
be made.

TARIISHED PLANT BUG (Lggs pratensis L.)

Endiana H. F. Dietz (July 23)' "Cat faced" peaches vere quite abundant
in one orchard at Mt. Vernon where a heavy crop of peaches occurred.. I am not certain just what was decided as the cause of this
trouble but, as I remember, it was agreed to be the work of the
tarnished plant bug.

GREEM JUNE BEETLE (Cotinis nitida L.)

ndiana H. F. Dietz (July 23): The green fruit beetle was found quite
abundant in the southwestern section of the State, feeding largely
on peach foliage and grass.

CKERRY

PEAR SLUG (Caliroa cerasi L.)

onnecticut M. P. Zappe (July 21): Causing defoliation of cherry trees at
Ellington and Cromwell. One old tree about one-third defoliated.
Most of the injury was in the top and south side of tree. It
appears to be more abundant this year.

-w York C. R. Crosby and assistant: Portions of a block of sweet cherries
have been skeletonized in Orange County.

.w Jersey R. 3. Lott (July 23): Cherry trees in some locations in the
northern part of the State are attacked this season by the common
pear slug. Trees are defoliated in some cases.

ah Geo. F. Knowlton (July 21): The pear slug is doing particular
damage to cherry trees around American Fork and some orchards in
Provo, with a little damage in most localities.





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Oregon J. '7ilcox (Jl'21y 1): *At Corvalli,_; the larvc-e are from~ one-third
to nearly full g;ro 7n.

FLAK CEER APID ::rZUs cerac.-i Fab.)

.4e7' Yorh MTi. D. LeonrdJ (Jue 25>, Irfested cherry leaves received from
Yorth Co'hocton.

Tis ons n C. 13. 1'racker (July 10): Abun2-dance about as usual at Sbmrr-o-n Ba;

CHER~RY M~IT 'e'IES (Rh'a-Foletis cinsulata TLos7. an C. fa-lita 0.S. ITC: Yo k Oto' by -n asi ta-t July 12): Slight inf estationf, Nere
4o'.. n orcar- s ,-,r)rye~l accr-f-in to the directions, giver- out bi- the 't st;ion. ing~cJ injury front, this pest in
OcdLa Ccv.uty is not as s--vere as a'tyoar. Oregon J. WJ',lc-x (Juno 14): First acb:,lt fli of 7-hairoltis cinpulata
obse_"ved at Sa'Lacm.

TJGLY-T 5TRPLL,,R (Arch'ns~ cerasivorana Fitch) ,je.7 Yor C. P.I re t J y 2 ): Te u l nest cherry ormn is Oiofoliptin
and rebbing together m,.any of the chokecherry bushes at Toodga t
in the A-'dirondacks.

.CaFI-2Y SCALE (Asnidiotus forbesi Johno.) N,-7 Jersey R. B. Lott (July 20). The underside- of larg--e sweet cherry limbs
are comprletely covered with As __s p_ fobesi, causing death of
many l arge imrbs at t Orar j

BASK BEEM-7S

L. HRaseman (July 24): A number of complaints of bark beetles
attacking cherry trees have been received during Their
attadc has usually been observed on cherry trees reakoned or dyine
fro!m. other caused, but th~i be~tleS have been held responsible for
the d~rae



PLUN CUTCULIO (Conotrachelus nen-arhar lRhst.) as sa ch-use tt s A. I. Bourno (July 24): Mr. Farrar, from Middlesex County, report the crmlio as being unusually abundant in that p-rticular section and scarring the fruit very badl~y. Reports are corning in from thE
eastern part of the Sta--te -of the occurrence of the plum curctxlio,
in some places in more than normal abundance, Eowever, it is ver; clearly the case that tne percentago of dnmag-e varies directly ~AI the care rh'ich has be~n exercised in treatment of the orchard., particularlyv as to orchard sanitation aIO, spraying.








2-19

7LUN -*- 'Hl:) (-'-I.vz-,3s m-.h-1 e'-, Fens.

eT.- York C. R. Crusty 7nd as ,,ist--iit (T-o ne 20 ml-*haleb is tccoming
.C"mid -Irit (--;-noUe'h in r'rl c -is Co,,mV '-o thc r sc of --O- trol m C. s Ur r s in S C Me i nc t -n c C s

R7JS 7 7 Fl,U,. 17 -IFH ID (- L-T-.?- s t r on eu r.-,, s e t r i e T71-.L o s

Goo. TFI. Kno7ltlon (Jv.1y 2): T+,'-,ie rusty bro-m plum --.Phid is a-mr-gIg t4 pS of
ir--T -1=s, curlin- the le-Nos, r nd the yo--1:1 u L th e
.,s s c v c --,- e 1 ly.

R77D SY, L7 112 ( T t
(j- _Jy 3): TI-I t7 3 L- Itp is
'- l i f orn i T. D. b--,h,-s L Ir-I V'-IlCY thiS
aboi-it ti'.-rcc !,- zt -Tc- in 1 '1-0-27 to
on trc---- but S C.OV, 10] Jng vcr,-,r r-.-Z i-.1y rl t s
n I I y o r c h, r," o v -- 1 1 b e a' c -:'o 1 i -,, t o d -j. i i I s s 0 1: C U 6 0 S T),r7 Y 1. S
dil-tely pr!-,ctic- d.

PLT7H 7 0,13E-a Q2Lthnno-,us sc-i.tc7-1,-ris Les.

fississippi R. 7. H!,.rned (July 6): The pi-m gpuger 7T-- s racc-ati,,T r: cc4 vcr f ---or-r-,
.ioodville, in 7ilkinson Coun-Y, Ij-,) L IY!fI-'j ;- Cf
h-d been -- tt -.dlked. This i-,isoct occ-a,-s in th-Is
St- it e, ; OU-': t"-,-iis is the first rDcc-fd thf-t -7e hr vo of it.

F10772 7MTr,-S tr-".tici Fitch)

alif ornia 0. E. Bremner (J-aly 6): This thrips has been -.nd its
: e hC's been gre,- ter for the lnst f yer rs. i t 4 ever this -vea-1- boc-s, of und!,nt vegetr tion. It is 7 b, -" On
-, Ot-, b-!- c-kber-' os, uoT-in- ends of prime's, etc., in Cou:Ity.



RED SPIDER (Tctr!-I--iyci-u.s telrrius L.

H. F. Dietz (July 23): ',"his 7,as cc=ion- pest of bladc r-.spberries
throughout the southy.-estem section t' ie t 'te n.nd in the to-.-n of
Petersburg T,,ns cnuc,,:*ng severe r-:,,-U.;.. of th a of s-ach trees
a 11 I
s hard -i'ld soft maple. ki India-napolis itu is likewise very rb-Lmd"Mt on hr rd n-ple shnde trees. Contr ary to the
greenss in fhe southi7!estem part of the St-to 7cre not seva-rel"y illiured by this pest, owing to the remedial ne .,-urcs su&a as wwk
oil and sonp and sulfur sprays that are being used to prevent injury.

RIM-NEICI = I'NI; BORM.R. ( 'Igrilus ruficollis F ab-sconsin S. B. Frac!;-er (July 10): So far this insect apper rs much less
cormaon thnn usu,- l in this St-,te.
*tt,-,,cking raspberry -it
T;ilupaca Comity.




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!!,7,S-l CH',77F --v

2. 0-rcc-y :--d -.ziz, f.stratc: fr-is pez;t C7;s
lent -4- o 1, 1 Y S o s g
rcpo-2 1-c i ,

G. i c r in ar y to .-rf-7 r nd r piDl x, t ed
F a n s y 1 v r i cci:aatiez c-f Caio -cha
be&4v- I c: s

71isconsin S. B. .A- "7- -.U corn
r nd orA-0- 7-id t alott on
14t, 4
07,."7--E : L:J (Cxv-r4 JI. 1-7Djnie (July 2, ): 7. e moths of tht motil ft7=--3d
Of i-L:ne. Infest-.11-on V'-Cl--11-,Y -,,*,- : rclt.ier heavy.

LE:-FH','Pp7P (:Hlr-,,thronourr comp-, S y)

C. R. cros",ly 7yid r's-istr'lats: 711 iJ-, inscc-lij is rc-o:-t,: d ris quite numerous -V ,11,-Y in D10nd C) r!%ngo o-, n I s ou-' n o z- t r0.1 sci .oas in thc, b e 1. t

otts A. I. Bournc (,Jral- 2z,): 17r. Fa.-a-:, Cou-Ity, r-- ort
.L' t the fr,-%po le'-hopor --S (July 22): Vie
Injury f roin
firs" b:7,oo o--"' -vmi lis !-;nz bom severe 1-C',.-litic of
the first br.: odl of n-mmIns of the th-ree-b t'n
d e z t c --. I v r, s'p cc i e s in th- ; ma Ixalr-c .7 1 c 'Lr,-lL.,'--nd district, 1--,-,d to dult stac-e by 20 nnd
of the sees-nd brood bo inning tto 7mp,- ar.

Ind i r,-n--, C. *R. CVC lr, ..M '. --l I "', 4, ) : b-undl-t on gr-.ie %t D fayette,
C-Using Covere of le,7-vcc.

F. 11. Roullrx,1- (July 7): Dv- -na -o is not -- --xrz l in Fresno County.
Hov-cv(-r, ocmc will sust.7An cc.--sidarrble d -ir -ze by the
-.dult hop-pc r t '11h i c t I ID p7
Ga .PE TTTI-f 'PH 4s Shim.

7h i 0 G. :-h- gr,- pe vine rm"Ad is common on the
UClTlLi,-!. P -ort i -;.r. T- ,ny "irds :- t S-nduc The mohids r.rc
IU Y
not to cr ,,-sL, scrio-as df-mr ge-









251GPAPF RCDO2 70Pvi (FOavi~ic!dB T7asn)

j~hio G. A. Rm~rier (JuLly 18): Feeding iarlks of the adlts of the 77ape
4 root rorm vere irtnoted on June 19. In -unGswrr~yod vioycnrdo
adults wo-e n-umn-rous during th_,,first '7eck in -I~y ucrtsro
were numey-c-us ii v nors inte,-~sh it'~ 01J~ ~
(July )2, The bectles 7wre n,'o-e ccr-min thrr u-:,- iii rm- -ny
commercial vinoy?Cds throuio.t the Erie O-tpe Belt.

P. SPIDER (Tetran-vchiis telarius L.)

lif ornia F. P. Roullaacl (July 7): ::ost of the damage is being do-m t
peach an,' f-.,- ti-eos and Zdkf, jdol grapevines. CD -h,.r v;acieies
of gr.2pec are riot tou,-ched. Shad tr -salso are cffcted.

GIUAPE 1,77- 710---r2 (DeP i fun-r-il ie Lbn.)

.ississippi R. 7. HaLrned (July 2r5,' comcit CC nc y co;nrs
'was received from Sturg-is in Q lbe Co'j >;- o Jul-;.y 5 h2
to the grape leaf' folder, Doo-nia ~mr2,causin- i -cry to I.L+a- e s

ZI GlT-S PTTD FORESTER~ ( A a con >t Fob.

~Assachusetts ~.V. Schnffnar, Jr. (July 25): Abr-mdant in sDevcr-tL eti1
tomvns about Boston. People having one or t-io ~~V
yards of their homes are having the most tro,'iblo. In Zou)ne Cnsfes
thd vines are completely defoliated.

G;P- 7 27TEY MOI(Poiychros is viteana 0Cle.) hio G. A. Runner (July 20): Ir jurv 'by the first brood of larvae of

the grape berry motkh has beaa more severe than in 1024.
4ississippi R. 7. Ha1Prned (July 25): Coc)IA-Lints" --re received recently L romr~
?1PScagoula, in Jackson Co-unty, andri Columibia, in !i arion C our.t y,
in re&:4rd to the grape berry m,,oth on ~'p.Specimens were also
received from these localities.

CURPThT

CUPLZAITT '-PHTID (1My.zus ribis. L.)

.sconsin S. B. Frac!>-er (July 10): Norma~l ab'undance this year in the southern
half' of' the State.

tnh Geo. F. YKnorlton (July 2): The currant aphid has been observed
curling the leaves of red currants around Ogden, Salt Lake, and
Logan.










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L7G?-.TEn1, CMINT 7CM1 ( teLmjidea ribesi S--o-o.

-,,isconsin S. :3. Fratke-- (July 10): Defoliation general throne aout the State
in unsprayed pl=t-nga oJ7 c-arrants and goosebarrics.

R-HM S"FIDER (TLtranvchus ILIaj L.

,1017 11eXiCo R. Douglass (July 19): The red spidL r is causing serious damage to currant bush ,,s in certain loc,, citiess in th,,a 2?st,- ncda Valley.

C P IR Y
"ORR7 C T70 V
CT !ON: 1. Boi,=ne (tTiLly 24): Th-- of the cvmb rry c il -s
.",aithonorn-ps- Tcc., nublis',icd in -nsc;ct Pest Surv-y Bulletin,
Vol. 5, No.1, 1925, pnge 161, should re-d Inthonomus
muscuaus Say.

BL- M-IMZEZ FIPY,-,CR11 (L oobota noe,7ama H7.iebn.

Massachusetts T.. !3ourne (,Tuly24): The'second brood of the blac' head f rerorm has been -under rr y since approximately 12th to 15th of
J

LIMIF BEETLE (Colaepis f; vov.n. Sny)

klississippi P. 7. M-xned (July 8): On JmL- 22 specimms of Colas-ois favosa,
rere fomd b7uebcr-"ios at Gulfzort.

PM-17 J *D 7-112riT

OBSCURE S(,-,L7 (Chrysomph--ilus obscures Com st.

Indiana H. F. Dietz (July C3): In the Parnatt'.11ond region in the nortb,
'rcs",ern corner of Posey County*pev nz w3re found to be heavily
infested -7ith the obscure scale. Llg ht infestations, of this
scale -'ere also found nt Rockport, in Spencor County. on pecan
and at Evansville on ol-11.

--').L'MJT APIHID (G1-iromaphis JuSlandi,!!oln Kalt.

Ut c, h Geo. F. ICno,,-lton (July 21): The -alnut aphid is c,- using dcmagc,
especially carly in the spring, in the southcm part of UtnhThere is lczs in the northom -oart of the State.



COPTD2CTION E. Bottell (*-,y 22): In Vol. 5, No. 4, page le2, Totranychur
citri 7.:cGregor should read Paratetrmychus citri 1.1cGrcZ-or.









253BLISTER BEETLES (Lleloidae)

abanma J. 1.. Robinson (June 30): The 1-Meloidae hx~becn attacking
potatoo-s in samre portions of the Strate.

Ksas. J. 7~. 'Lc~olloch (July 20): Several species of blist:,r beetles
are present this year. The prirxcipl damage has becn to alfalfa,
potatoes, and tomatoes. A t M.anhattan the beetles stripped the
blossoms from alf'lffa r~hich m"ns being left for seed.

THE RLT-MED FIG BORER (Ptych-ods trilincatus L.)

'iis s i sip.,pi IL-oy Thompson: The three-lind fig borer is causing quite a bit
of damage to the figs in the section about H1ncock Coujnty -and part
of Pearl River County. I have observed several plac,3s wihere fully
50 per cent of the trees are dead or will die.

SUGAR-BEET -IRS7TOR1 (Pheletes californicus U?,ann.)

Clifornia R. E. Campbell (21,,y 30): AL' sandy f iald of 15 acres _t .. Onto,
set to vmlnuts, and interset 7ith persimmons and plu-iis *7as badly infested w ith ir oorms. The land had be a plo ,,d. to the tr ees
so the soil las 2 or 3 inches hier around the trunks. The
persimmon trees were being attacked by the riire- 7orms, -'hich v7ere feeding on the bark above the- roots but just beneath the sur-face
of the soil. As many as 72 7ire-ors -eore takto folding in a
single persimmon trunk, but only ai occasional -irevrorrm 7&s found
in a plum trunk, and none in the -walnuts.


T RU CKX-C R0P I NS ECT S

1MOS CLIANE0TJS FEEDERS

BLISTER BEETLES (Ileloidae)

Idiana Harry F. Dietz (July 23):, Blister beetles, apicauta spp., are
on ly moderately abundant, no heavy infestation having bezn observed or reported.

ississippi C. G. Ma~lace (July 21): Epicauta lemnisc.a)tr Fab. is reported
from Witcter VAlley with the statement that prL'cticnlly all foliage
is eaten off of 25 plants.

R. 77. Earned (July 25): Blister beetles, identified as the
spies tpicauta lemnisc,-ta vere received cn-,uly 7 fromn Glendora,
w~ihere they were reported as injuring cotton. Specimens of thie
same s-oecies were also received from -.ater 'Valley, rho re they
were reported as injurious to truckt crops.









254

T -7.org July !17): Ths f 11 rst complaint of blister beetles 0111171D -fro-n Pcrton Col3ntw Tl)l,, 15; others hav-e since corze from o-,iro --id 7-.-Ishington Count-les Els itt 7dking pot!-- to, soyb-_=s, Cotton, ,Z -"Id T11e t;o fr r report, d --'re the
st-_,-ipec -,ld th- blnck blistor be 4 O U" ns.
.7 r a G 1 I C; f r, r ccr--olaints of injury in
? ". TIT. ST7cn:-. (June 25-Jr-aly 25):
gardens by the blister bc et-cs L la"nni! cat,,% and E. cinerea
Forst. -ere rE-__-ivcd frow. July 3 to 20.

WU COL.-STIS (Col,-,sris briznev. Fab.

Ind in-'In J. Dwis 23): The cio-Trar -,-7hite ---rab ad-all's (Colavois
bz; n re-, crtcd dn.,,7rp, nw rt-_,ar bcrry, G-nar beans, .,nl o y u c; -.-i s 7 t J-, _Jj 17, zn,--r loc- _ns at ALly 20. VO --,d this beetle injur1-ng t1i7se crops at othcx locAlitics
0 US r ,; 11 lu
in south )rn ind iaa,?. d,:irin 6; the palsw month.

SFEM CORIT 'I'4'3IGGkT (Ilylem-yin. cilicrura Rond.

-isconsin Eayfield Canning Compcmy (Jialy 10': This insect is reported
I
fro--: D!Trield !- z accusing corsidev ble &-tr.nge to cor*,i seedlings.

r,- Pl0_0 Lon C. :'ote (,Tunc 17): '_tt,: ckling melons, cucumber, beans, corn,
b,,, rl cy, -nt in vr rious -P.r-Ls of the Str te. Inf station f nd vt,., e #
npp.-,-rently herwiest in cold, d, rnp soil ccntr ining considerable dcc ,Ying vegat ng favorable to de- -,blc r. .ttar. Cold, ret spri
volormcnt. In uv7 not confin,:A to -,ty one part of thz Stp.te. Destroyed 12 acres of me7ono ii, I-orrow Co=ty. Hnd to reseed V,7ice- -es--royed ln.rg ./ ,e ari ,,F, of b irley and 1-1heat on the Tule Lr '- o Bodo of Lahe County. De'strovcd a (7uarter Acre of beans in 7ashington County, Destroyed ti7o acres of cucumbers in 171 .-_-ion County; h-id to raised Nimerous reports of its destrueti7c ch-Lrrctrr received from other western counties as far south as Jacl sor, County.

it, I I. lh, 71ey (July 26): This insect has been reported as injurious to beans in -illird County. Me soil is heavy and contains much or&nnic rr.%tt: r. This p:)st is not often destructive in this State, yet it has been reported from this county three times in our ycc M

fz-,PDIW SLULIS (Acrriolirr,,, x aFxest4As L.

I. "'. Hr -,-.,lcy (J,, _Iy 25): DectruciCive to berms in ,illard County And in the g.-rdens in And around &,.lt I,%-Ice City.

APHTDIDAE
I
7t!%.h Geore.,-e F. Yno,:Aton (July 21): Truck crops generally were badly
irf osted :.,ith aphids this spring, but these insects are found in rn-uch numborc at the present time, although some cases of
to tomato, s arA beets are still found.











P. .LR-31IMIPED FLE, BEETLE (Sv-tena taenin.tn. nn -el sh. blebraska a_ .1-_ in ; 1h
--cr (,rt -- 25-July 25): In Dpxios County during c last
-7clc in June th Dre --,s injury to g-.rdon truck, by the prle-stripcd
f'lea beetle.

F0TX*1TG- x*t, ,,D

COLO 7109'_' 70 3=TE (Le-ptinot,::trsi decemlinc,- ,t,- 0 y) 1-re ii aal nxroumt of in _.-cr-roc
LTC Yoe : Crosbv- and Pssist;nnto: U I
,ounty to pot;- toos b,:, t1his ino oct is b iinLr crusrA thi.,. yer-x.

Virginia Holnbcrt Spcnc--r (july 3 ): Pot-.to "I.-ee .-les ;, -_.-e more nincrous thr,,n usu I.

forth Carolina F. S h e rr,,i,, n ( Jun e 3 0 Th o potr, to beetle 7as ,7orse th_ ,n 1-,supl in
the cc=n_-rc-L:71 c!: -rly-pot--ito fiel ls in the eastern rart of the State.

Florida E. 7. Borger (July 8): On 1.^,- y 122, ::r. J. C. Gocd- -In,!Tursery Inspector, reported observing Leptinotn.rsa decamlinerita in ,b,_Mdance
on reed--, includIng c,-.,rel:---,ss -ced sp. ) ,t or ntFar Grand
Rid ge.

ind i ana 'Elprry F. Dietz (July 23): 7nro-ik ,,out tho i7hole sout11-:,estern scction of S', tc the Colorado potat'-o ocetle h-As beun un,1S-V,-,7'y
-i bund,-An t.

-isconsin B.- Fv-tcl-er (July !0): Pot ?to beetles seem to be normally abundit throu,4 U sections of this State. Beetles
hout 'he potato gro-1 ng
were Mtiqg, in Clark County on June 26, and v.-ero rntner abundant in
a belt extending diagon,- lly rteross the Stato from, Polk Conanty to
Ozcxfta ;e Coui7ty.

.ashington Clipping from. Yc- ,-.irI-,a Her-ld (July 2): 'The "onetles re found from
one end of t-he county to the other. Scme h-.ve bcE:n found in the
Naclacc district and some h, ve been r porterf from mriny 6ther districts of Vae county.
"I -n sr tisf ied th- t the inf est,- tion in the IT,-.dhes district hz--Ls come throv.4i tourist tr:= -.rel," sr ild -'r. Close. "There is no use
in fooling, ourselves conccrnin,7, the control of th Colorado potato
beetle. c- .n not no-7 extei,-irate it or 1--eep it extermdn,- ted
in tho comty. The best we v n do -iS 'o 77 tch it Closely and
combr 4; it and come as near -:,_nnihilqting it as possible."

POT2,21 0 LE-IFHOPPER Mr.poa s ca r,,il i LeB.

ir-inia H. Spencer (July 3): hr ve had quite a selicre outbrcn1k of
pot,- to lepfhopi)ers, causing considerable hopp, )rburn, v;hidh -.,e
seldom encounter in this section. The d,=P.gp c -v e r,,hen tl e
potp.toes -,rere rather rnnture, just a few ueeks before the time
of dig ing. Ho control measures v.ere applied in this section
(Norfolk) for the le,%fho-o"Oers.








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T. Ii. Pn J 25): 7au -pDt,,tc ica"hopper conti,nia-s to --e
--Il y L i -- -4.
t h -a rr a I i0r r0+,,: to i-ns ct rest in Ohio. The bul! : of the 0r 0 L is -pl, ntcd too !,- tc to bi; d ,-, ca t
b ,-- V-l-s but does not escrne the "T, I e In t y
of --r L-.s rc 1-al-in, "11,C cro-o and th-'- firct F3rdaau: sni bc--n
"70 1 2 CCL b', "r Y -r 0 C:L, FS .

C, rl J. D r Ju ly 9 T ic- -r)otp.to lcc :-ho-r-pcr is dr)-Jn r consi.dc--able, Lot,..'.o"s :,n t-he th Is It cc-.4- t Cj f
0 o T7
South D kota H. C% Sc + -, in 13): :he v L
v o or ocr is gcn throue-11cut Str-te on DotrLtocs. brt s on C,,;71rasylw .

P?7P (74 .70, fn

!lid i- 'levl-nd (J--,Lly ,C): '-dul--s ar, 4rst-brood ii -iphs beg-n to
be bund.,-,at on c;: ri;v potatc -s P.t Iaf-ayette ne 24, m =--asivtily c- .rly dr.,.tc for of t-his insect in this lcc-.li-u-y, due
to hol. dry in e-rl., St.%ll %'b1axA,-,Z.t
but L-.s not iiicrc;LascA ,Ter,.tly duri:lg, July; ,-:p-parently c7a,: &:(-d by recant catcher.

7 co ns i r, S. 3. (Ji.).ly 10): --Ipre- r-3d or-1. pot-n.to 1,-t.3r thr n lasi-ll but
1-icp-*O,-- rblim i s nor, D vidont on c.,-- rly va r L o t c s t t -. t S-cr-, t(-- .

?C)T-*-TID -'.-PHID kllllinoi,-. sol ,-,aifolii ,IshrConnecticut 13ritton (July 24): Rerorted to me by E. 7,illxcinson, Vage4.
t- ble Snccif7 li tcncion lk-o, --U-,iont, Stor"s College, vath statet th,,,t ICO icrcs v:ere bEdl rircund ]:id-lletorm, Str:--tford,
Tl -lmbull; ...Lndhm, Na- ljorClon, and Toll.-nCountic,- lso rc,)orU.d.

Ye- YO-141: C. R. Crosb-v ssist-nts: ccrt,- in lov-.1ities in 2, ssm Count
4- 1 'the aphids
v, 111 c, d in -,11 loc--.1-itiec
nes hr-ve bc m comply+ cl-,,
prezent in lar ;c numbers.

Ind i --.na J. J. D-,,-,,-is (July 23': on -ootr -,c t Sch arcrvdllc, July 131
Spec-Li.c.as not sem.

(protOTjnrc,-- guino

ll,),rry F. :Dietz (,T-aly 23): tom, to sp'-'-iin.-Jd %,--ry 7.bundamt
in th, v-Lcinil-,y

"J C:*,.TC -7F'V-IL (Listrodore,,, obl yll.

L J. .7,. Graf L.qc most recent surv ;y c7 rricd o:,. undor t",.c dir-ct,-on
11,
of th ,- Offic, of Tru&-Cro Insect Inv-stigttionsB. E. indic -.tcs A71ic following distribution of this post. 1h Louisinna it is record,-d from 7-no"iing"ton -q i ah Livin-,-jton, Irnst Btton Fouge, "t. St. H-Aenr,., 71;" st Tclicirmp.,, rJ ':ost Fcliciana Pf rishc.s








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In Alabama, ?'obile, ClrIrkc, Baldviin, Escamnbia, 7-ashington, Covington,
and Conea.- Cortntics. in 1Mississippi, Hl!tncock, Jackson, Pike,
Lamar, dms Greene, Hrr~ison, ayne, 77Althall, Fore st, Tlisn
Covihgton, Stone, Lincoln, :.,-trion, Pearl River, Larrencq and Jones
Counties, and in Florida, in Escambia and 7Talton Counties.

A. NY. TOMA'_TO '7EEVIL (Listroderes apicPalis 'Taterh.)

ouisiana J. E. Graf: Recent Survey carried on under the direction of the
Bureau of Entomology indicatesthat this pnest is present in the
f ollor24ng P.-rishcs in Louisin-na, Thxagipahoa, St- Tpmnnny, Livingston, St. Helena,nand Eist Baton Rouge.

TO:1;--TO 7,ORPJ! (Prtoarce sexta Johan.)

rdiana, Harnry F. Dlietz (July 23): The tomato sphingid was very abundant
in the vicinity of Petorsburg.

ississippi Troy Thompson (July 9): 'The horn;',orm is scarcer at 7aveland than
I have ever observed it. "'

CORN SkEWIOM (Hel iothis obso leta Fab.)

ississippi Troy Thompson (July 9): The tonrto -fruit, c!rm is scarcer at s7ave1P~nd then I have ever observed them.

S0UTIMMI G-REEN STINK, FUG (Nezara viridula L.)

uisana ~ 7 B.Hins July 22): 7J have had reports of southern green
stink bugs attacking ripening tomatoes in very injurious numbers.

CAE? OT BEETLE (Ligyrus gibbosus DeG.)

,sas J. 7J. M.cColoch (July 10): Adults of this species rere received
from Hugoton rith the inf ormation th;at they were thidc around the
roots Of tomato plpmts and causing the plpnts to die.

LE;AF-FOOTED BUJG (Leptoglossus phyllopus L.)

ouis ana 7T. E. Hinds (July 22): 7~e have had reports of leaf-footed plant
bugs attack-ing ripening tomatoes in very injurious numbers.

GRMT PEA CH APH-ID (Mmwu _esce Sulz.)

ndiana C. RI. Clevelarnd (July 20): Aheavy invasion of iingod migrants
occurred on- toiroto at Lafayette beginning June 27, lasting for a wecek or ten days. Numerous wingless progeny began to develop at
once, but the heavy rains of early July appear to h;:ve so thoroughly
checked the infestation that at present only an occnsionaJ. individual is to be found here and there. Thctensive spread of mosaic in
all fields observed occurred following the aphis invasion, the
disease symptoms appearing about tro wieks following the period









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of greateszu abundance of the aPphis. This is the usual. in.ubtVo period of -,-,e disease. -7c have experim-ntally r&t~cnstrated the
ability of t'he species to tr.-msrait tomato mosaic, -mnd it therefore
apper motiobf7ble that the great degree of disease s'prea d in this inct.-nce mn.y be definitely traced to the hcavy infezt-atioz
by this ahs



T':PRT7 1 C1.B B LG P 7. 7 0F2 (Picris ~ ~L.)

India na J. J. D:,-,is (July 2'-"):, Geh-raiy !abvuxcdpnt. Reports received
Jul1y 1 to l18 f rom-- a'Ll over t".Ie r3ta to.
Jison~.n ~ .B. r~cr(Jly10) 7 t Os-korh this insect 'at atacking
cnKbba ga. A;bundnnce as compared N-vith rim average year seems to
be less.

U t I Gcorge "T. aovl-ton 'J'uly 21')': Ca~bbage -ror:'s are ctue.xing conC drable dompLce in lo- .1 itios -there crabbatg3 is not treated.

C,'2BBXiGB AP-HID (.3revicor,-re bra-ssicrte L.)

Nev. york C. Crosby and assistants: Mae maturer -olrri:ts in 'Nssaui County
secm to be able to viithstnrid the attac of the lice vory v7eil but a-large number of the younger plants -arc rezciving Iserious injury.
In Erie County it iS quite abundant in certain pl.7ntings.

Ind iinr J. J. Dav is (July 23): Abundant at I-.ottuo July 8 and at -Pichmond
on July 16.

Illinois 17. P. Flint (-July 20): This insect is abun&nt, according to
C. C. Cormpton, i-1 the northern p-trt of the State. In some cases
severe dpmage to cabbage htas already resulteft.

UthGeorge F. Xhoriton (July 2): Thie c,-b'jage aphis is Inrticularly
numerous for this time of t'Uhe year, Pnd rill probably be a. serious pest this suzier. (July 21): There is less drmnage from cabbage
a phids than usual for this time of' the year.

CA'BBAGE :.2AGGOT (Hyl emyia 'bras ci cae Boucht-l)

New~ York C. R. Crosby and assistants: In T'.y ne County severe dpimage ras
done to et-r ly plantings. Injury very c-evcre throu~tiout Cnondag.
County, while in Is:onroe County this pest is causing a good deal
of doniarge this sec son.

-.isconsin S. B. Fracl.er (July 10): 7orsc than usual, especialy in southern
counties. Very abundant at h.-dison.





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.IARLIr,-,TJIN BT_ h-;strionic, Hahn)
4 -aly 8): Occasionx l com-olaints are still b.Ding
___Ss':LssJ.Ppi R. Harned (J
receiv--d in reg-.rd to thia hnrleqain cabbp.ge This inocc'v
r,,is re-por- ed as ou-* te -_bund-: nt on c-abbagge rit Krcole, in j .,.cl-son
County, on Jwe 22.

ew Ilexico J. R. Douglass (July 19): 'I"he hr rierluin cabbage bu.; h-is r -oenr-d
in gre,-ter numbers ,t Estr ncla this, se ,.son th- ,n s _nce 1 C r- 3.



71ITTE GRUBS (Z ,iy -Chaz snp.

ansas J. 7. "cColloch fJuly 18): to strarberricq hns
been reported! from 'Vellington a::d Cle -ir7;..,ter during the 1-ct 7e,-2:.

GRAPE COLASPIS (qolasio sg bunnea F-ib.

ndiana Marry F. D!6tz (July 23): Perhaps. the --nost notable AMsect pest
.0
0J. southern Indiana was one of the strawberry root 7-)r-,
briL,_-,ea Most of the strawberries exr -_Aned 'in -,-,he
ern part of the State looked as if they had been ariileJ F'hoju4
due to the feeding of the ttaults of this insect. 1,jo, orly dild this insect feed on strawberries but it nas foin,.d to be Ireedin!-Ion beans, melons of wirio I us cinds, and grape.

ST2 1.4.13FRRY LR i R )!.L= "knc-Tlis --onrotana Fro"I 1.

dian,- J. J. Davis (July 23): Rcported d,=a ;ing stra-.,berry at Borden,
Jul y 2 0.

George F. Zhowltoii (July 2): The str- r berry le,- f roller is doing
sl i ght dmiPge to patches in D,-.vis and Salt lp ,!:e Counties.

egon Don C. I -ote (June 16): All le,-ives rolled, lar,.,ne nearing =iturity,
only 2 pupae observed. One four-ricre 4-yer r-old p -_tcl 100 per ccnt
infested,, Me-ning every plent --ith one o.- more le,-,voz attr c'-_cd.
T-o smaller younger beds ner rby 10 and 20 per cert irfestr tion,
respectively.



:i.SP_,'LIAGUS Br:2iLE ('rioceris is'paraai L.)

York C. R. Crosby and assistants: 11oderate inf estzation in Or,%ge Count y
was f ound in+ several p1r,,ntings;

ScOnsin S- B. Fr,-icl,:cr (July 10): At 7hul-lesh-L and there r--as less
thpm the usual Pmo-Lunt of d,-r.,%ge to asp-ragus.









Oregon ~ .P. -t.*c1,-.ood (July 10)): Th ic i._ the first yea-r we have collected
thizb~ele hre ~1toughit ~c~been in other parts of the Stat4 for -. l~ew years past. Incs3cts appe;r to h11% oied nothssi
vp~lle-y, the Tuslp-t-n Valley, -,bout 5 years after their appearance ini
the mnVrAlcy(i~te.



TIR~7~2IS(El,-tridae)

Cal if orn -a R~oy 7~. Crmell (J uly 1): r- orr,,s, Pholetes clifornicus, hv
caused considerable &=age to bEa,,ns, -particullarly limn~s, in parts
of r ,nge 2-nd Ve:itura Countias.

A 7TITr CGflTB (Pvylo-b a~ 1r-nceol-tA Say)

ie- 17eXico J. R. Douglass (July 19): The adults of Ph lohrn lancge'ol 'ata
h--ve been not~d feedIint on voluflteor beans since Ju~ne in the
foothills rest of the Estpncia Valley. Infestpation light, no
increase over last sea-son.

ILT &,1 BFEETLE (EL -,cna corzurta uJz.

VigiiaNeale F. Hovward (July 21): In the locality of Mc'Coy, Montgomery
County, this insect r-as raporied.

North C?.rolina Franklin Sherman (June 30): The complaints indlica'te it as vorse
than usu;l in our mtphwhere it haLrs been for se-iernl yearZs.
It is also causing much worry in the foothill section here this
iz the flirzst year of iulIjury.

Ind i ana -Nerale F. Ho-waPrd (July 21): Reported from Crawrford, Dearborn,
Ha~rrioon, Jennings, Ornnge, Ripley, Scott, STwitzerland, and 7rashington Counties.

Karrj F. Dietz (July 23): No !heavy infestations of the :.exi can
bean beetle were found in the -area tha-t wie covered. However, re
found suspicious injury but no beetles atTobinsport in Perry County. The counties in r-hich this insect has been found in Indiana in destructive numbers are Clarke, Scott, 7ashington,
Floyd, Cr; Tford,,n2nd Orange. It rill probably ta-ke in the whole
southern qfua-rter of the Stpate next year.

J. J. Daivis (July 23): First records, by county, in 1925 as
f olloiws: Harri son, Juane 24; Floyd, July 2; Cr,-s 7f ord, July 3;
i2a shington, July 7; Dearborn, July 8; Ripley, Jlily 9; Jennings,
July 11; Scott, July 11; Ora-nge, July 18; 11.onroe, July 20;
Ffayette, July 22. Home garden beans are heavily infested and
the adults of the second generation have mio~nted to the larger
crtnning, ber-n acreage. Considerable dnage is anticipated.









P ns 31D): Tl i i c P. lborm c,
Alab, J. (Ju- A
170r1c in restricted territories, esrcci rlly in tl-ie nort.' I-centr --l and north-,- ,stern pr r's of the Stnl-e.



P z ',-PHID -(-Lllinoi-. -pisi '7;-1t.

7isconsin S. E. Frnc1c,_,r (July 10): This ino,3ct is re.port-d 1:-rron,
Coll-r-ibir., r_-id Zodz c Co-jntfes- T t- an
ga yep.r it se=,s to be les's 'Irn usu l.

Ut, h Goor-a F. Knc-i-toli (J,, ly 2): 1 ea P-o'-Iid ; -:crp, mor_- 'his
0 L -97n V_ysr r th n since 1923, oy'rig r- ntly to tlno ---t zs7rin6. Tl y 7 '-rc MPS P'-rld until th.: h: t -eat-ILer s-at in, na
since then they Prc, less

1. H, .wloy (July 25): This -nt louze -s conicon o- !-_i- 'alfr in the Uinta a-isia. '1his is especir ily true ,-.-hero thore is _ftcr vy nd. It is not destructive -,t iDrosc-nt. lt h"'s Verm cr-aLning f.- ctory ports in some pip-cos but no haz bi: en r-'pcrt_-d.

0 CTS B 171, R S

FLEA B7ETT,7 (Systenr tf-,_-qi,- tr bll nclr

Grirl J. Drake (july 9): 7ho b -etle Systu,-- 101,--nda
'7elsh. T-is vcry. r bundont on cu-cur-bit -O'znt3 L'I t-'-ie vicinity of, .',.rr--s dur-.n_7 June.

STELIPED CUCU-1BCF EEEELE (Di,- broticr vitt-.' i 7"n.

New York C. R. Crosby rrnmd ssistr nts: Extremely in 7!7iyne -):id
Couzatbi es.

Indiina C. R. Clsvel,, tnd (July 20): iii hi,?hly injurio---ts n-o n-burs
or- yo-Mig cucumber nnd melon pl=ts --bout Jw,..-- 15 f-.t !nf est,- tion checked Pnd pl-mt s of ci --.-nt' y prot cet ed b- du3 tin cr ,lciu_ rsenr,te ; nd E-yps x .' (1L-230) a.--a -- 1 2o _-C!U -"ily
by dusting -ith arsenr te of lepd -,:-d hydrited li!:-,e (1-9).

J. j. D,,,vis (J-uly 233): Rc-oorts continuo,,is sil-Ics last r, -ocrt from r ll pnxts of the southern h, Jf of the Stnt-e.

, isconsin S- B. Frr cker (July 10): Vr)r tro-LColeso-mc ,id injurio-as rs usu.11.

Car'l J. Dralc-_ (Ji-tly 9): Tho striped cuai-mber 'Cne'l-le has beer- vory uidr nt in -c-v7a this ye. ,r. Near -nes 250 -,duits rere fo-.-uzd or. n.
sing10 cuc7_,rbit plr nt,. In the experiment, f iolds -o-s
were ontirt_17,- destroyed -,-ithin 48 hours the -xoe, .rrnce of
the beet 3. casting wit2h 5-psur rd cf jc' Mn. a r s ona t e Tr
ce-t,, ;n oth--r dusts h ,.v, given excellent results.









262
-" : C,)! 1r,,ints of
-en!!: 'Jux-ir-, _25-J--.1Y 25) F r --jary trj
ztri, cri cumml)cr 'to,t1c h.-;.--a be ,,n subnor.n.ir-1 in n-j7.ber this july.
X' r L st f ive
0. '". B' b-oelz: (July C-): lor the 'irzt time in t lo, yc!7,rs thc clac-amber bt7,otics not -.n.ounted to ;ul- ?-thing. In
-nie nct single 'bec"-le is sei,., ye ,rs th-ey Inve bocn very The centrist is very
s r
..r- ^T'v:

r,,-I0'7 T,7=--i 'Th-i-os t-,baci

T),2 1 1'-1 (Jbii July h6 thriris 1-hida Dr. Adnms is
thi s :ips lben injuri-_ag considerably in
c',rt, in localities.
SPOTT:ID CU CTS., M (DL,- b-ot; BEETL 71 soror Lec.)

C I i 0 r 11 -1 7 D. Urbr hns (Jaly 2): in the :icrjztLienLo ,-lley rdult beetles in -_ Luusur1 .4bindance "".rcntly in -n.d alflr lfn.
f ields nd rtttr dking ripe pricots nd yenc'nor. Ll 'Irricot Ercr ,e7- fror Vicr- ville reports !L tot,,-1 loss to this cro-Q. 1-01ons ,-'id bne's nd other crops P-re suffering considerpble loss.

-.-ELOIT .PHID Ro-r.

Tn d i i7 F j. J. (July 23); 14,r ny r,=-ortc from -all sections of th, c
Stfte r, rc received from July 6 to 15.

i s 2 i S ip- _'d Trcy Thor son fJu-Y 9): The melon ,.p'".iA is present in one field ,,and 'r -.Y o"boerv!-tion, otherriCe this section (S, ncock Co,.Ulty -Md rr rt of Penrl 2iv, r County), ,o fr r -,s I is unusually free fror. this The -7ilt diseisa of tomatoes is very bad all
arer this Country. ome eggplants P.re dying f rom ri disease or cr u.se is %rery Sirilnz to the trouble in the tor.! tces. 17 c 'i r!- s P Compl ,ary by the melon
H. ST-.,enk (J- :ne 25-July 25): -.int's of ini, id hr vc becn subnormnl in number this July.

Enbcock (July 6): RRther lnte appearing this ye--.r in Sonorzi but n,),-,* v ,ry ctbix-idp.nt -nd doing considerriblc damage. Nr tural enfo. ; in nw.b(--rs.

STF.!PED CUOUZER BEETLE (Diabroticti. vittnta FAb.

I'Tcv: Yorh: 0. R. Crosloy Pnd assistnnts: Considernble in Erie County
-litic- by this inzect. ,a-ed in several loc,'











S qUA SH B j (A q tr i st is De G.)

ssachusetts kA. I. Bourne (July 24): 71e f o i-iA th e f ir st eg gs o f th e SuESlh bug in ,h- fijcod on Jiure 27T and 29. They hrave beon reportzd_ -s being -present in large numbers in the :retGa rden sections in
the eP7,t. -art of the Stacto.

lississippoi R. -7 ro (July 8): Sy-oci-mons hpave beon receiveFd of the common
squash bug durn- the la st fe;drys froim ',>icbuslhq -.nd hobnroe Counties. In both cases the comlaintz ,-7re in raLe--rd to their injury y
to mo-,lo.

e-braska :vn Sak ure P,5-JTal y 25) Th--e smiuAFh bug has caused fully
the usaal anioant cf[ trou.bic. to cucu1rbit grorvers.

rtrah I. Haw Eley (July 25)- This old pest hpas "Leen v, ry cm,:mon in
southor-2 Ye for several yea~rs. It is no,,- becomr. estb lisihcQ
i n E.br oxclder, a~nd Davis Counties in norfhern UI.Ph. Last Yepr s~nmo fields 7cre entirely destroyed and itj looks ns tcUg
there --ould. be some loss this yea r.

S'%tJASH BORER (Mielittia, sayriniformis hlbn.)

assachusetts, A. I. Bourne (July 24): The moths of the aounsh vine borer hra
been observed in tho field, but as yet it is too ea rl7y to note any
evidence of their injury.

OTITS

LESS R OINIOY FLY (Eunerus str.,Ptu3 Fal.)

DT7 York E P. Felt (July 24): Recent collecting has sho-r- this insect to
be somrnei hat generall y etistributed in portions of the Hudson and
1.:ohar7k Valleys, the flies having been co, otured in the open at
Saratoe P,Amtd', Schenectepdy, Albo-iny, Greenville, P.nd Athens,
in some- cases at least no roots having been purchased local lly for
sevralye.-rs.

ONION -, GGOT (Hyl emyi a anti qu~a Ileig.)

MYork C. R. Crosby and assistants: At Milba this insect is -1ttackinp
onion and is serious on muck areas in tthis section. Inuyi
general and quite serious in 17ayne -and Oswego Counties.

Adiana J. J. Davis (July 23): Reports of abund,-nce in northern LIadiana,
especially Steluben County, June 27-July 16.

cosnS. 3. Fracker (July 10): A-'pparently less troublesome thaun us-omiin southern part of the State; some dp~g in northern section.







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Tit ah I. "-. '1_71v-L y (July 2555)- This jocst v, :ks Ppp!'.rently introduced
into C ,,chc Vall3y r:bcut 1919 or 1920- It hr s 'been -r3ry dostructive in pp.r'uq of this regLon nd nov: it has to 7--ber
-.nd 1), .vis Countics- These counties re lrrge prodiacers of
t-.Ud-, cro,!33. -.ny onions f,..-e raised. Thare has been scme loss this yc, .r.

C'NICIT TK-PTPS (2--riLs t,- 1D,7.ci L.

Ut rh L Hawley (Ju" y 25): Th --, onion thrJ-ps -ere r,bund-nt in fields
in Davis County on Juiae 20. _"raey have incra .sed mpidly ,nd whore not h-.vc grc, tly tile crop.

__'FLC*,_.-- ,'F, BEETLE

.:ichiC n R. H. Pettit (Jully 24): I. -ecord h;-s been received of is
pTp.rently injury to onion roots in cur Xent County -.-.iu&-1rnd and 7hich s,;ems to be a cr se of a-.,new sort of t.-oubie -3hLich is t
-present spreading in one field. The e)not loc:-lit-y 4s Lo-.7ell, ichigr n. The beete, Stilbus -picalis :-.elzh_, vrs identi:"'ied Cy Dr. '-. H. Flr tch, rho is qtr tiioned here foi- -- tilie_ 7h 0 selcr-s to consist in t.-e e-,tin.- off of roots of h--,,If gro-n onions 1"y t-he. q.dult bo2tl_--s. The Pitch where the d,-n;, ge occurs
is smnll -nd covers only -, fev: squoxe but it is steadi ly
Gprep.ding bids f, ,.ir to become serious in this one fizld, ;7 t 1 e n z, t , e .-v v 3 been trying- out flake cy,miCle but have not yet
rsae1vedthc report r-,s to its v, .?.ue.

P::PpaRs

PEPPER 77=VIL (z-_,ithoncnus e-agenii 0,%,,.io)

Cc.1 if o rn ir J. 0. :.Rlmore (July '--)n this dr te pegper -7eevile vere collected
(first occurrence this se,,,,so.-.) in fiel,,! of chili poppers in Ormige
County thf-t 'c dly -Lrf csted lr st ye ,r. It h;7,s bae -_ estimated
thr t less th,-n 1 per cent of th sm,,11 buds : re infested ;- t this timc, Llmost n,- ,turc lrirvr c x-cro found in sr-.1-11 buds one-fourth
incli in di,-neter.

BEETS

E_ ATDM FLE. 3FETL'E (Systena Say)

01 io T. 7-1. 1 -x1--s (July 25): This insect mr de nee(--s','%ry the pl.inting
over of su rrx-bcets on sone farms in nortx-,,o8tern Ohio. .1 dus t
of lime nnd P.-sennte of lor d was used -.,ith apr,,%rent success by
the Continental Sugo.r-beet Coinp.,My.
S- TG 7
T !_,FFL'OPPZR (%..,tottix tc-nollus. Paker)

U t h F. Kno7,lton (July 2): The sugx-bcet, loafhoppor (Zuto4- t ix
LMa?,1-us P,!-,cr) is not d -.-v-.ging the boots noticer.bly so f!'.r this s-prin only a f ov beets indic,-tin,, lo f roll hv7ing been f o'-Ond C,_o f U .








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0,-IIN. ,.CH LZ',F I M,771 (FC00mvi-, hyr)scv,-,,rJ rrinzI in Os-ego Colinty ntimber of cro-r-s
York 0. "R. Crosby -).nd ascist-r nts:
-ere re ccted on ccount of ir, pest.

C,',-1TRQTS

RJRSL7 v ST,,,1,K '-EEVIL (1 r-onotus 1-jv-iuscY,-u.s Boh.

Illinois W.- P. Flint (j aly 20)- A.ults of' this insect h,- ve bec-n brcd -Crora
1,- rv-ic trl--Ln in cprrctz ir, CIf-rtor- County. Severe d,-rnage is reported to cr.rrctz in one ol tilis county.



FGaT-,L,2NT T,,13--, FjG rp -Dhia c-)Irni Heid.)

,,,i s si s si ppi R. 7. ., rnecl (%Yuly- 8): On June 29 1. co.m- A,-dnt ,- cccmr-anicd by
s-occir,-,en-,, of tLe cgFpl- nt 1,7tccbul-, solani., vc.0 reciJ-jed from a corres-oo&.c nt from Pralric, in J- rig
fror, the P.bund-nce of these insects on the leaves -cc -dwa, they ricre probribly cr using ,ionsiderr ble dc-n,- gs to egfTlant-s t thaA, point.



HOP IPHM (,A orodon humuli Schr-nk)

)regon Don 0. ..Iotc (June 108): winged ragrente, -Aults, -ird Jj.,T11,-.ture
i n g! e s s f cr!- P s on 1. eavc s in i I 1, =- e t t e 1 --l 1 a y b, v c b e c n r 0ported. Some grorers have alrer dy stnrt, d- sprnyimg o?Der,7.-u ions; others rc making pre1r.rationz.

.R D, Is H
(LH:, I Tai,- siv-.e Bo'uchs)
L-, br;%s,

"outh Dr- ko tr H. C. Severe n (Ju7 y 20): An -uni-isuA11y cirly and severe -,.ttric! : of- rr dish maggots oc-urred in e,- ,stcrn Soiath Dphota this spring.

S*,77Y.,': POTe^ TOES

TOIRMISE. -13METMES (Casslidinae)

'ndiana J. J. D-- vis (July-23): Tortoise beetle lar-wn.e repor-t- injuring
sreet potp.toes at C-mnalton, July 1, =d Vincennes, July 7.

ppi R. -. Flarned (july 8': Specimens of tortoise beetles idcntificd
-is jonthonata nizripes Oliv. and :,'etr iom *- Y
a bi-ftt, .ta Sa h!-ve been
receiv-d from Columblas in Lovmdes County, where they vere reported
-n;- ging sweet pot,-Aoes; sm- cir.acTis ida.tif ied as Chel-rior-phr cassUea R ib. s drm.-iging sweet pot.-,toes at Shemnon in Lee County.






SOUTHERN FIELD)-CROP INSECTS
COTTON
CG'T 0 1
BOLL WEEVIL (Anthonons randis Boh.)

GENERAL Cooperative report on status of boll weevil and other cottcnt
STAT MFNT insects at of July 15, Delt. Laboratory, Tallulah, La.
Weevil infestations continue exceedingly "spotted" over the cottonbbelt. In central and northern Texas the infestation is
generally light and scattered whereas in a few of the southern
counties higher infestations are reported. Infestations are
exceedingly light throughout Arkansas ar Tennessee. In northern Louisiana weevil infestations are generally light with occasional spots of severe injury, vihile in southern Louisiana high infestations prevail generally with corsiderable injury. Some weevil
injury has been reported in the Delta section of Mississippi with generally low infestations in other portions of the State. Alabama
and Georgia have generally light and "spotted" infestations in
the northern portions with somewhat heavier infestations in the
southern portions, Generally light infestations have been reported
in the western sections of South Carolina. and North Carolina
and considerable weevil injury in the eastern section of South
Carolina and southeastern section of North Carolina.

north F. Sherman (June 30): Specific complaints of boll weevil damage
Carolina are less than in former years, yet our field workers report that
the invasion of fields by hibernated weevils was greater than we
have heretofore experienced, especially in the southeastern
part of our cotton area - much less evidence of them in the
higher (Biedrmont) section. In the east and southeast they have
been,'found as numerous as 300 to 400 hibernated weevils per acre.

Georgia J. F, Jackson (July 9): In our Survey conducted in 14 counties
in a strip extending across Georgia from Burke County on the
east to Muscogee and Early Counties on the west we find the
percentage of squares infested to be extremely uneven,varying from
no infestati on to 26. per cent with an average of about 0.5
per cent in the eastern part of the State and from 1.8 per cent
to 54.0 per cent in the western part of the State,averaging over
20.0 per cent,
Alabama J. M. Robinson (June 30): Boll weevils have appeared in larger
numbers than last year.

J. F. Jackson (July 11): In our survey conducted in 8 counties
in the southeastern corner of Alabama extending from Lee to
Covington Counties we find the percentage of squares punctured to range from less than 1 per cent to over 16 per cent with an
average of 9 per cent punctured.

Mississippi R. W. Harned (July 8): Boll weevils are still scarce in
Mississippi.

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CI0by Lyle (July 21): The most "spotted"condition of boll weevil
infestation I have ever seen at this time of year, is the
statement of R. Wo Harned, Entcmologist of the State Plant Board,
S after receiving reports from 196 farms in 25 Mississippi counties
during the past week. Weevils are apparently most numerous through
the central padt of the State and in certain localities of the Delta, though many farms in these sections still report no inifstation. In the southwestern corner of the State, as well as in
the extreme northern counties, few weevils have been found, and there is apparently no immediate necessity for poisoning on most
farms in these two sections.

Missouri Lo Haseman (July 24): No reports as yet have been received of the
actual work of the boll weevil in any of the cotton sections of the
State.

Arkansas Dwight Isely (July 15): c211 weevil infestation this year has been
confined to restricted areas thus far. Severe damage has occurred
in only a few places, 7rom present prospects. the boll woevil
injury during the present year should be the lightest which has
occurred in Arkansas since the insect has been generally distributed over the State.

Louisiana W. E& Hinds (July 22): Boll weevil multiplication is occurring
very rapidly at this time and reaching complete infestation in
many fields. There has been practically no natural control in the
central and southern part of the State, but the drought has
continued this season, also, in northern and western Louisiana.

A BOLL WEEVIL (var. near Anthonomus erandis therberiae Pierce)

Mexico A. W. Morrill (July 23): In the Yaqui Valley intensive control
measures, including fumigation of cotton seed, dusting volunteer cotton plants with calcium arsenate, .and hand picking of squaares
from and under infested volunteer plants, has reduced weevils
so that a total of 15 hours' examination of volunteer and seedling
cotton July 16 to 18 resulted in finding no trace of the insects.
Last year weevil damage amounted to not less than a third bale
per 'acre. This season it will apparently not be appreciale'int.
the Yaqui Valley.

THRIPS (Thysanoptera)

North F. Sherman (June 30): Several sendlings of stunted cotton plants,
with crimped leaves, have been received, In two cases a yellowish
thrips was found but we are not convinced that it was a primary
factor. Dr. Wolf (Pathologist) says the plant resembled the
"Crazy Cotton" condition described a year or so ago by Dr. Cook,

Correction In Volume 5, No. 4, page 199, the saltlmarsh caterpillar ( _sti.mene
aeraea Drury) credited to R. W. Harned, should be Apantesis
oithona Stkr.










BEAT RTIPS (Heliothrin. fasciatus Perg.)

becxico A. W Morrill (July 23): This pest, previously reported as
unusually abundant on peas and cantalorpes in the Yaqui Valley, is now working on cotton. Thile a large percentage of the lower leaves on plants is mrore or less affected, the actual damage to the crop is not yet appreciable. Abundance of adults depositing eags on new leaves threatens considerable damage within 60 days.








A SM.A LL BUG (Oeocoris ruancti-es Say)

Georgia Haliard Do La Parelle (July 3): I am sending scme specimens of
what we have been calling the false chinch bug, These were taken
in a cotton patch near Atlanta. The owner of this patch reports
typical cotton flea injury, but he did not find the flea and I
been wondering if it is possible that this insect does the same sort of injury to the plant as the cotton flea. Determination
of this insect made by Mr. McAtee.

CORN SIIZC B E (Luperodes varicornis Lec.)

Alabama R. W. Hurned (June 30): Have received quite a number of complaints
in regard to the damage that these insects are causing. Most of thE
complaints have come from across the line in Alabama. I have been
informed by farmers in Alabama that some of these beetles were
sent to Auburn where they were identified as Iwperodes davisi Leng.
During the past few days we have carefully investigated the
situation in Lamar County. We found that the farmers were unduly
alarmed in regard to these insects. Some of them had the idea
that their crops would be completely destroyed. These beetles
are doing some damage to different kinds of plants, but the damage
that is being done by the beetles there is not as serious as that being caused by the drought. These insects are most abundant on
corn where they feed especially on the silk. Although more abundant
on corn than cotton, their damage to cotton seems to be as great,
if not greater, that the damage to corn. On cotton the beetles
made holes in the leaves, gnawing the leaf petioles and girdling
the twigs. They were also found causing damage to sweet gum
trees. It was reported to us that they occurred in large numbers on
various other crops and plants,

J. M. Robinson (June 30): Lunerodeq, probably davisi has been
attacking chestnut and gum trees, and spreading from them to
cotton and corn. When they got on the corn they either destroy
the tassels or the corn silks. In attacking the cotton they
destroy the foliage. In one locality they are continuing to spread
over thj cotton covering sevcrql acres. These insects have been









sent in from~ W~sonvil1C, Shel.by County, -uscalc)osa, Tluscaloosza
County, and Vernon, Lamar County.
1.1i s.ssipupi R .Krcd(Jme30): A nixnbor of compl-aint- in regard to the
damage that the-se insects e~ecaningh' havoc beEn reccivud. So!-ie of the complaints have come fr-,om- th- eastern yart of Lowndcs C-.1-ty.
Under date of 7v.P. 27 t1e county agen Wt?~i~LmrCiny
sent uc a nwrmber of these irsects with the staterent that thoy are
causing considerable do-mage to cotton and corn in' one field. He
rites: "tIh, insen't pill1 nit d stine tUhe plz~zt, catising tho
foliage to lie whore it ihaz b, Gn stung." (July ):Complaints in regard to thes-, boeti-cs irom several differ ,rcat places in the State have been received. They are reported arc domarinE, cotton~,
corn, and various other plants. Determination made by H, S. Barber
7/14/25 with the following~ statement: "Thpe~oe- biuneuy- Crotch
which apj ears nrongl- listed. as a synonym of va-icornic3 Lec. in
the Leng List." ; (Jtly 10)': "Specimens. fromn 1.7olcut, Tishrningo
County- -and Lee sdale, t.Adarn-;: County,1avo 'teen recei-7ed, with statemner
that injury has been/colkton chic.'3.y. .(Jvly 27-): On Jul:, S, specimens of Lqperodcs brurnners rere received from Holcut in ;.shcmingo
County where they were reported as causing serious damage to
leaves and. sqiinres of *cotton, plants.

GAP ~.ai.N sJB7R t eostee im 1 al Gue)

Texas W. A. Baker (July 1): Along the ertire route traveled 1 f ound
only one cotton field that r.,s infested with the garden webworm
.and which, from reports I have heard, is shorixg up in considerable
numbers in western Texas.

COTTON FLEA (Llu meriatiis Reut.)

Gecorgia Haliard De La Parcollo (July 3): The insect Inown a-, the cott.on.
flea, which I believe is Zcl" qeria.tis fReut.). has appeared
in the State of Georgia,- doing Corz id erable damage to Americus
and Winder.

Mississippi Re W, Harned, (July .29): The cotton flea, PsalluA scriaus,
was collected by De 74 Grnimes on July 12 on cotton 2 miles south
of G reenville and on July 13 on- cotton growing 2 miles north of
Leland. Both of these places are in Wa,_zhington County. In regard
to the first field 'Mr. Grimes wrote: "PlanU~se.&dinp,, squares and young bolls. Squares look to be sapped by -,clting insect Somre
Plants i-pith practi cally- no limbs and. little fruit, 1 In rc ard to
the second field he wrote as follows: I'Some stalks tall a-r not
fruitin~g well. Leaf-hoppers and green bugs flying from cotton.
Collected one small green plant bug."
The insects collected from these fields were identified by Dlr,
H. H. Knh7,t, of the Iowa State College, as Z..ca lluz ,- riatus.
This 4.s the first definite record.-that we ha7e *of the occ-urr-ence
of this Insect in this State. It is of interest that Mr. G-rimes noted the injury to cotton that has been described by Dr. Hunter
bef ore -hi collected t~b insects.






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Geo0rgi, Cooperative report cn cotton insects as of July 15): Athens, July
1, Letter from Mr. Frank Ward to Dr. IT. D, Hunter. "Before this
date considerable hopper injury was indicated. However, this
week in tho several fields inspected cotton has begun to retain
squares and show more nearly normal growth. Last year it was some
3 weeks later than this when the plants began to retain some of
ttheir fruit."

South
Carolina Clemson College, July 19, F. H. Lathrop. Hopper damage light and
scattered.
Louisiana Tallulah, July 15, Dr. J. W. Folsom. Hoppers common on cotton, wit1
no apparent injury to the plants.
Texas Houston, Dr. W. D. Hunter. The cotton hopper is much less abundant
in Texas this year than for several seasons. It is attracting
practically no attention,
McAllen, July 4, Mr. L. G, Plyler. Cotton hoppers have been found in several fields but apparently have done only slight damage. We I
heard no complaints.

W. A. Baker (July 1): The U. S. Experiment Farm at Greenville is reporting a heavy infestation of the so-called "cotton flea", the
plants already shedding many of their small squares.

RED SPIDER (Tetranychut tr1arius L.)

Cooperative report on cotton insects as of .July 15 :
Alabama Auburn, July 19, Mr. Jo M. Robinson. T .e red spider is appearing
in various places in the State.
North Raleigh, July I8g Mr. Franklin Sherman. Complaints of the red
Carolina spider have been received, but not generally over the State.

Missouri L. Haseman (July 24): The cotton red spider has been unusually
injurious in southeastern Missouri, but during the last half of
July the pest showed signs of clearing up.

Arkansas Dwight Isley (July 15): The red spider on cotton has been reported
from or observed in St. Francis, Craighead, Lee, Faulkner, and Miller Counties. Conditions are favorable this year for serious
outbreaks.

COTTON SQUARE BORER (Uranote" malins Hbn.)

Texas L. G. Plyler (July j4); The square borer has been found in one or
two Z1elds of young cotton in McAllen but not in sufficient numbers
to do heavy damage.

SALT-..MARSH CATMP!LLAR (Estiamene Acraea Drury)

Mexico A. W. Morrill (July 23): For the first time during the past three
years this insect has become noticeably abundant in cotton fields
in the Yaqul Valley. Infestation generally not injurious up to
July 18, average about one caterpillar per cotton plant. Three~or







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f cur acres adjoining a", fal-fa f ipid from wh71ich a migration or
caterpillars occ-ur-rcd .X Iferca t,-o cxtcrit cfF E5 to 0 pc--! c-.nt
of foliage.



Mexico A. W, !Vcrrll (Jrly 23): Fo.TloT-iAnv tw7o scacrn~s dxmi~ng, 1 t.-e
b olvi or m h as b e en.- r a ct i c-1 1 a _, n -; f r om- c ot to n --'-j.C --1d in'
Yaqui Val ley this~ insect he s dh ozn pozsilbilit 1o0 of doinyco>

TV. 0 J0 2Y 20 d a P pra C -SI 1y c c r f d t o s q Lia r o 7- T ~xirnt o of 010 Ife ron lI Je .'f&:e o ec-Li ons ofF a )-~rc fieldi

indicat-inc of conv:inuX_;d incr,_vO_7 durii~g nc,,t three e~



liothF~ ~-e~i21Sc3j~v.,zral cc:wr.t s, bi:t cen(I n,,ss chcrk the C &r o 1 i a lady beteT~.--~ v n ,0aid alrzo h-ro', etruz
parasites t11-6 z1o ~~Y~ii

Kentucky Fl. Garmnai (July 9> The c-:tton pJant lou:-,e is ra2'her com-m).
the sc,thwestern counties cf thL State, whoxre c -:rn 5.s rc-;.ng
grown. Several reports with spec*1mns have been sent to me in the
past two weeks6

Missouri L. Husenaan (July 214): The cotton louse attr'a.-ed a g-e-t deal of
attention during theL fore ra:,t of tha -wcnth. b-.)t p' ~tz
predacious oerri1es have largely cleaned. up theP infestation,

GEMRTAIJ Cooperativ e Report on Ict ton I nqcct s(J yl)
STATMENT Treon ton,. Te-i n. J U),Y 3 Mr. L. E. Halt is ,L 1 ut Ya &g "t Lt C e
ruining hundreds of acres, of cotton in Gibs-!n Cc;ntvy,
.4a lulah, La., July 15 -) 7r.-. J. W., Fo3om. lnf D;t itizn a;
been riC:espread. it not h~~yexc:nt 2~loally, yi: ctEti
havoc been induced in exro--imStal -1-ts by exce!7sive oiPct-,c.3
of cnicl=arn~rseniate. The Infet ttaio.-S, Verc., h~wr a
reduced by v.4.n oni July 1)4 acccmjan-,,,e- by a ctr-:'_; i>
Florence, s- 0- July .5~, R. T~I d. -Lice have- been '-~~
in only one fie!O- off c alum-arcona.lv cd cotton and th,2 1; st
observation dl-owed that Para;-*tos h~d ti-o lice under control,
College Station, Tex., July 169 flr '."no as,, Lice have boc~a
reported as inari.oue i.n northern and i*,, ,r.-c!s-ter-n Texas., Rerorts have been- received from Floyd, Lrtbbock, Dickens, H~oward-, Callahan,
and Ward Counties,
Baton Rouge. La, July 17, Dr., 1 E inas, Lice increasing very
rapidlY r, ere 3 applications of calcium arsenate have been given
rank cotton,
Auburn, Ala, July 19, M~r. J9 M. Robinson. Lice caus.ine n:zh
attention in widely distributed portions of State, Irfestations
varying from 0 to 100 per cent.
Clemson College-0 So CO July 19, Y* He Latbrop. Lice injury seri ous
in many fields that have been dusted with~ calcium arsenate in the
coastal plain section,







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Malcigh, '114 1. July 1.% 11r. Fr=-.klin Sherman. A few complaints
of licc; have bef.;n recuiv, -,d.

Ijo-ui siana, W. rs. Hinds (july 22): Cotton plant ]Acc are i nnreac-in,-, very
rap dily and esp ,,cially in areas Vnich ha-v, e le-Pr, (1--,,zt 1 -for wf c-,*V il
ccitro% Vie are find'Irg thrlt it is easily po-,rA*1-)13 Vo control
thc .-_-e -,)lant lice, by il,- ng c;alc.-jm ars:!, ,,,nate,, 01 yart -,,, '1%)r
or -c ttj, woi- ate and -i:;, ]yin.tr li _Is
as 'Lho c- _,-ricr 6 pars cf air, I ,e 1)
mi xiur in the latE; evc-.-,-.r-? rl Lr thc CJ_;. i Still arl ', th,- s t nt w I d 'be ix _-,cd f CT WC-Vf,, I Cor
riLh a lica,7,,r or 9 pounds pnr ac-ro of th-_ dust
mixturo.. The cost of 101_! nt lonse control additiont7. t) +'-Le
control wnrk is 75 cents per acre and orc
a 7_ A. It 1 1 ssary during the -cason. is, wo believe, t'.,ot r, L.A. be rieco I n
many o A' our "Urtter 09 pEr cent con rol of the lice
hac b:Den socur_,d by mothca o-f I.reatoments.

Texa- s W. A. Baker (Ju1Y 1): In V7 ic section (Dallas) the lice ,7ero
present on cotton to C ccnsaerab-a cxt, :nz up vtn ll alboilt t,r) weeks
ago. At th s tir..,) Inc.y are -f-,?W I cavir-_) Vie, f, c y -. '
fields suffered scri-iur, from thoir elf-,,ct ,. A. :f-act
about the 1-_ ce th-Is y( r, that,, in si)ite of t-ht
tLions of the coi ntkry, t'hey were still on h,
about t hr ce ric c;ks af -iv-o r t he t ime I t s v con3 La rcd t
lice have done their damage and disappe: .red.

COT70N =U7 Y71: (MLO-am- n.nAj-,L1 Ubn.

Telegram from B. R Coad (luly 31, Loaf trorn o,,tbrea_ : poncral
STATEMENT throughout _Louisi ,ra, ri.th -tc:-)n:- J.r2oBtation Is
scattered ) thro -r -hort ond ki-1 -ncas, Tamr-ad for poison
quite gcaor A- and madden.

Louisiana W. E. Einds (T-oly 13): EmntY PuPal cases of th, have been
found. (j,-*j.y 22",, 1he cott'11 71 11 x
J. i Leallho-m :tccr.:c-s at bvt
in very zma7.1 ntn:)eres. an c.-,-ectirg r ,- t f t -., ng
of cotton in this State be-fore k j-a t 10.

Toxas Cooperative Rr,,pc--t On Ootton Insects (,P Av VO:
A. 'E p P o r co n (0 a I y 11. 1 t.tl ,I i O-f the :l.o Grande near Eaglo Paos Pna (Lj*fr1,-:,Y1 k--maCe in soi-is
fields and in var-7 f-,v caI -:,e
L. G. Plyler Ou7,y 4): 0,1no 2 and now
over 50 per cent of the fields near f4*i. 1. ;P. ard un Ue
river are infostod.
Dr. F. L. Thomas (,Iuly 16): Paris ,%roen and calcl-r-n arsenate are
still being applied for the leafworm in the arers rlaero the original
infestations occurred.

Hai t I G. N. Wolcott Otine '23): Purther regarding Alsbara In Haiti, I have
just learned that. the Pnts which were so effective in J- stroyir
the prepupae T:i ro Mr-norpripm dE structor Jar. as detern'.1.red b,7
Mann. This ant has introduced into i'wi rFthc-.,
recently as it is not li-..ted"1,- ITheeler and Mann, and is now present
not only in Port-au-Prince itself, but at least 15 or 20 miles in







_273.each &irectio., the farthest SO'.Lth being at 'rrouing beyond Leog-ne
(a determination by a .1 r Sm-.th at Illi.nois), and alao at Cape
Hai-tian cn the north cocas'u Thits- record is froir, the "Faderal
Horticultural Board. :-, ;.rspector of rhich ?Bld up a ehi72Thent of
pineapples from? this. port bc,-4uso of its being infested viith ants,
The cua.break of A2labamia i"h-iih I reported may 'have be on -precedcd
by a previous gerneratior In the sarme fields, but the mnag:-r of' the
Plantation had not nctcd. it. The exceptional chaaractor of it
was that ii. occi..rred in thie :rjr-, for, to far as we know, outbreaks a~dway,,s have occurred in the faidl a-> far backt as people in
Haiti r.,me-nber. Thi s is ,,ni to d-L-fForenl fr-om the conditions in
Porto Rico, whillere r.,- 6bser_--aicis ai-c tlna-;.- -.or years there arc no
Alabama at all a:u. cortirnes nione for two or three years, or
poasibly longer.

T 03A.C rC,

POTUTPO TUB wORm (YnthorMrea orerculoella Zell,,

Florida Y. So Chamberlin (July 13): At Quincy a very few split worm
larvae have been observed in tobacco fields the past few dIays,
So far the infestation is '.f no economic iliportance.

TOMATO WCRM (Pr'otopar c;. sextet. '7h.)

Plcrida F. So.,hamberlin (July 21): At Quincy the infestation during the
i'nonth of July was much less than usual.

SUGAR CANE

SUGA4RCA,, BORM, (Diatraea -sacchyira.i~ Fab.)

Louisiana .To ED Hollowsy and W. E. Haley %(June 30): On dSuvar plantAuions
Within 140 miles of New Orleans the writers fou.z the infestat"Lcn
by the sugarcane moth borer to be slight in general.

ANT APHID (Iha fl Foprbes)

Porto Rico Arthur H, Rosenfelad (July 9): While on th3 north mast tne attacks
of this aphid in damaging numbers are confined 'almost exclusively
to TUha under the drier conditions of -*,"._- irrigated south coast region; while WDST is still the deci(:edly preferred 1ost, some
damage is also been frequently on t1-B aJ.c-AdeL-e; higl-sucrose
canes, particularly the popular Barbados 4Lrid %1j (12)6

WEST INDIAN1 CAE LEAFHOPPER. QSacchc-'a,.-U1-, M1cph-x) srcalpz i17o- a Wet.)

Haiti G'eo. N, Wolcott (June. 23): Last Januiary m~y attention war- directed
to a field of cane near Leogane which wee so heavily ~.fse
with thc 'West Indian cane leamhoper (fulgorid> Sacebarosydne
(Delpax) saccharivora Westwood, that the cane was -considerably
stunted. After the cane was harvested, the young ratoons were only









slightly infested but in March the manager again ~o~aght n~
o~t to !ook at the ccnditicns. T~e infcstati~n v~as rrrach more scvere and h~d spre26. to adjoining fields. A e~ dkys later I de~.icn~trate~. o.~ a fev ztoo~.s o1 cane how easily th~ nymphs
and adults ccuJd be killed with calcium cyanide dust. Eoxevur, the manager was afraid he might also kill some Haitians, v~hich
would be an expensive matter, and nothing was done in the v~ay
of control. tCoo~u~ a mmth a~o I visited the field ~.nd fcun~.
that the infestation had z~o~t di~..p~carQd, so much so indeed.
that the c).ass dcnionstration that I had p~nned ~as not an t~ntire success, More receri~).y thd manager reports the insects all gone,
or at least so nor~rly gone as to be causing no dan~ge.

FOREST A~!D S1{AD~~RE2 INSECTS

G~PL FEI~T~R~

A BE~ (Me~.~I~j1e pe~br'~vi~ Cr~jsson)

Georgia E4iard De I.~a P~relle (Ji~ly 3): I am sending specimens of one
of the carpenter bces which I believe is Megachile ~p. These bees c~rne to (}eor~ia in a shipment of red wood sI'in~le~ from
somewhere in the West. They were sent to this office b;~ Dr.
H. P. Stuckoy, Director of the Exoeriment ~3t2Uon, ~xper~irnent,
Ga. (Identified as ~~chile ~rbr~i~. Gre seen by S. A. Roh'7er,)

COTTONY-CiJSHI ON ~CAI~ (Ic~rya pnr c~,asi Ma ~k.)

California Lfl 0. Haupt (July 6): The cottony cushion scale has shown up
abundantly on ornamental trees in ?~mford, doing severe dama~ to naples, Soir~ control me2svrec consisting of o~ sprays ba~e been used. on smaller ornamontals. ITo &,ttcmpt h~s been nrAe to control it on mcplcs except for the int~cduction of parasitic
anti predacious insects.

?~RIODICAL CIC.$A, Q.Pibic.ina e~Len~cim I,.)

Louisiana W. E~. Einds (J~ily 22): With reference to the p~s~ible ar~earance
of the periodical cicada in Mor~Thouse P~i'ish, I ~cul& ~say that I did not see specimens and am not positive as to the ideixtificatic of the species. Professor H~rned h~s written raising a question
relative thereto and stating that in Mississippi bc has found
only another species attacking~cotton and believes that such species, Ti'otccn ?ventriDenn Say is the one recponsible for the attack on cotton, associated in the report to us with the
poriodicj. cicada,

GrPSY MOTH (Porthetr~a di~~ L.)

Mzssac1~setts A. I. Bourne (July 2)4): Mr. Lacroix, of the Cranberry Sixb~
station, reports, under date of the 15th. serious injury
to cranberries by gi'psy moths in isolated localities in the towns of Harwich, Dennis, Brewster, and Falmouth. He also






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notes considerable stripping in the woods of the towns
in that immediate region. He reports noting numbers of male
gypsy moths in flight between Woods Hole Ld Falmouth on
July 19.

Monthly News Letter, Burea of Entomology, No.133 (May):
Parametigana secregata Rond., one of the European tachinid
parasites of the gkpsy moth, which was obtained from several
parts of Europe last summer, hibernated successfully in the
hibernating cages in the'laboratory yard at Metrose Highlands.
Seven strong colonies of adults, each containing over 1,000
fertilized females, have been liberated in the moth-infested
area of New England this spring.

Monthly Letter, Bureau of Entomology, No. 133 (May): The spring
colonization of Anastatus bifasciatus Fonse, is practically complete, nearly 2,500,000 parasites having been colonized.

WHITE-MARKED TUSSOCK MOTH (emerocampa 1eucostigma S.& A.)

New Ycrk E, P. Felt (July 24): R. E. Horsey reports that the whitemarked tussock moth has been more numerous at Rochester than
for several years past.

Nebraska M. He Swenk (June 25-July 25): The white-marked tussock
moth continued to cause annoyance and injury to trees and
shrubs during the first two weeks in July,

FOREST TENT CATERPILLAR (Mp!ncosoma disstria Hbn.)

Indiana H. F. Dietz (July 23): The forest tent caterpillar is quite
common in Martin County in the vicinity of Burns City.

BAGWORM (Thyridopteryx eehemeraeformi-s Haw.)

Indiana J6 J. Davis (July 23): Abundant in Jennings, Scott, and
Jefferson Counties, defoliating arbortitaq,maple, and other
shadow trees, June 23 to July 16.

H. F. Dietz (July 23): The bagworm moth is exceedingly common throughout the southwestern part of the States heavy infestations having been noted at Burns City, Princeton,.Evansville,
and Terre Haute. This pest is exceedingly abundant. Also in
Indianapolis. Shade trees, such as various maples, boxelder,
and evergreens, are suffering most from its attack.,
Mississippi R. W. Earned (July 9): Specimens of the begworm were received
from Rosedale on' June 25, where they were reported as seriously
damaging arborvitae. Specimens that were damaging arborvitae
were also received on June 23 from Dunleith.

Kansas J. W. McCoiloch (July 20): The following reports have been
received during the past month: At Topeka, defoliation of






-27 Csha1d treed; Kansas City, defoliat.ion of boxocdr; Rossville,
defoliation of boxe'lder; Lnd Corbin, injury to evargreens.

VALL 3TORA (7 1~hrtrj.-r enert Drury)

Massachusetts A, 147 Bourne (JulJy 24): I~e. noted tlhe first begiriningrof the
webs of the fy11 wobwovrm on the 1gth to the 20th of this month. I ndian Ho F. Dietz (July,23): Quite, cormon in !irtin County in the
vicinity of' Burns Cit;?.


AR'PO7ITZ AIR10MC1VIP Ar~~i hi aPc.

lNov Yor k -M. D. Leonard (June 26): Infestcd arborvitae trigs were received
from Saratoga Springs.

W7isconsin S. 3. Fracker (Jul~y 10): Slight d&'nage to arbarvita-s at Milwma]oe

lor th F, Sherman (June 10): One complaint of "spider-ritos'rma
Carolina nuts,_ry. Conpiit of' this is unua.al v~th r.


BIRCH{ I2AF !lE Feosa l~ Thg)

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne .(Jul.y 214): W;e have been noting the irjury caused
by the birch leaf miner to be very genernt1ly distributed throughout the length of the Sta. Evorn In. the hith'~ s- ton
injury is vrery noticeable.

J* V. Schaffrier,jr. (July 25):- A birch leaf miner (S ,Wfly),
probably Penp -mila P~ug, is working on gray bi-rch sprouts
throughout ca Lst3rr Massachusetts. lie hcxe reports as far northMavet as IptCwich.

Connecticut 7W. E. Britton (July 24+): Cie(fly on Btula nopulifolial but
occasionally or- EurorcEfl cut loaf and native paper birch. Two
-broods of larvae have alr-eay minced the leaves at N~er Hlaven,
T~mdnd. 'Vr1.1ngford.

New York M. P. Felt (July 24+): The birch l.fmin-r !a ,,b=Am~t on gray
birch from Glcjns Fls suth nont;y to 1h7ew York City, and Tiest
into t'he Catskills, wany of the trees rt the present time wit
such a proportion of' the ).cavcs broiwd by the mining that thew
have a brov'niph cast vhen sen from a distance. The first
generp.tkion conploted its trans format ions the very last of June
or nearly in Jujly, sin-. ;rlts eg,-, and young larvae 7ce
observed Jtitzy 9. Breed-Ing is known to occur 'until into early
fall.









BO.E LDER

BOXELDER BUG (Lehoooris trivi.tat s~ Say)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 23): Boxelder plant bugs abundant at Plymouth.
All stages of nymphs and adults sent in.

Utah George F. Knowlton (July 21): Boxoldur plant bugs are present
in great numbers, as always, sometimes getting into houses in
such numbers as to be a pest,

BOXELDER APHID (Periphy? 1u negundinis Thos.)

Utah George F. ETowlton (July 2): The boxclder aphid is abu&nt and
the leaves on the trees are sticky and often moldy. (July 21):
Damage from the bo:xelder aphid is much less serious tow than
earlier in the season.

CATALPA

CATALPA SP.HIINX (Ceratomia e.Ltie Boisd.)

Chio E. W. Mendenhall (July 1I): I find great damage to catalpa trees
in Knox County by the catalpa sphinx mother especially in the
nurseries. This c.n be easily controlled by spraying with arsenate
of lead.

Indiana H. F. Dietz (July 23)? No widespread infestations of the catalpa
sphinx were noted. At Evansville and Washington, however, local
outbreaks were observed,

LMP
.JM

ELM COCKSCOM GALL (Coloohs ulmicola Fitch)

New York E. P. Felt (July 214): The cockscomb'elm gall has been common and
disfigured the foliage of American elm at Rock Beach, Lake
Ontario, hear Rochester, according to T. Maloy.

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 23): DTring the past month we have received
the gall of this insect from all sections of the State.

Wisconsin S. '. Fracker (July 10): Two requests for information were
received from Beloit and Waukesha.

Utah Geo. F. Knowlton (July 2): The elm cockscomb gall aphid is doing
slight danage to elms at Providence.

EUROEAN ELM SCAL (qossy~aria _uria Modeer)

Ne" York E. P. Felt (July 214): A slight infestation at Highland Park has
been reported by R. E, Horsey. This scale has not attracted notice
in the vicinity of Albany.







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Wisconsin S. B. Fracker (July 10): A number of street trees were killed
or weakened at Madison. Some were protected by oil spray in
April, others by washing scales off with fire hose in June vhile young were active. Both measures tried were apparently successful.

WOOLLY ELM APHID (Eriosom rimericinum Riley)

Utah Gee, F. Knowlton (July 2): Erio amrericanum Riley, is doing
much more damage by rolling the leaves.

ELM LEAF BEETLE (Galhrucella xanthomelaena Schrank)

Connecticut W. E. Britton (July 24): Trees now showing brown in many parts
of the State: Windsor, Cheshire, ad New Haven.

New York E. P. Felt (July 24): The Ilm leaf beetle appears to be increasing
in Rochester, there being one bad infestation on street trees,
and for the first time all the elms in Highland Park were sprayed
for this pest, according to report of:R. E. Horsey. The insect is generally distributed in t1he eastern part of the State and
here and there in the Hudson Valley has caused rather severe
damage to individual trees or groups of trees, the destruction
of the foliage apparently being clcsely related to near-by
buildings or other structures affording excellent winter
shelter.

Oregon JS Wilcox (July 3): Larvae of the second generation are just
outoon trees at Corvallis. Some larvae are as large as threedixteenths of an inch long.

California F. P. Rou-l1ard (July 7): Spread has become general this season
at Fresno and vicinity. FouAd in many new localities of the
county. Several towns ate spraying the trees.

HEMLOCK

EVERGREEN SPANWORMl (Thers contractata Pack.)

New York Eo P. Felt (July 24): Evergreen spanworm larvae, provisionally
identified as this species, were abundant on a hemlock hedge at Rhinebeck under conditions which suggested severe injury
earlier.
JUNIPER

TJNEFER WEBSWORM (Dichomeris marginellus Fab.)

New York E. P. Felt (June 30): The juniper webworm appears to be unusually
abundant in the lower Hudson Valleye there being several reports
of injury from localities south of Poughkeepsie. Adults are








appearing at the present tiM. (July 24): The Juniper webworm
has occasioned several complaints on account of its feeding upon and webbing together the foliage of ornamentals in the
lower Hudson Valley.

LOCUST

LOCUST LEAF MINER (Chalarus dorsalis Thunb.)

aryland J. A Hylop (July 30): This insect is again browning the
locust trees in eastern Maryland and northern Virginia.

Ohio E. W7. Mendenhall (July 21): I find the yellow blothh miner
on both surfaces of the leaves. I find this damage to the locust
in the southern half of the State.

BASSWOOD

~EURC:EAN FRUIT LECANIUM (Lecanium corn Bouche) New York C. 2. Crosby (June 11) Specimeons of basswood received from
Cazenovia. All basswoods in vicinity seem to be infested.

MAPIE

COTTONY MAPL SCALE (Pulvinaria itnumerabilis Rathv.)
Connecticut W.E. 3ritton (July 24): Tw samples received from Hartford.

New Jersey 7. Bo Lctt (July 24): Thise scale hes been noted in the
vicinity of the dity of Elizabeth, where considerable damage has
been done in some cases causing death of tree. Undersides of lii;bs of trees along some streets are literally covered with scales and the cottony mass is, in some cases, an inch thick.

North Carolina F. Sherman (June 30): Several complaints received.

Alabama J. M. Robinson (June 30): The cottony maple scale has been
causing considerable attention pretty generally over th@
State where maples are prized as shade trees.

Indiana tChicago American" (July 6): Thousands of shade trees in 'abash
and near-by cities and towns are being badly damaged and a
number have been killed by the maple scale, according to the
county agricultural agent,

J. J. Davis (July 23): continue to receive inquiries and
reports of abundance, espociallv from northernom Indiana.
Wisconsin S. B. Cracker (June 13): Some specimens of bit,tersweet, maple,
and elm were received from Madison. Damage is not seriacus.











ORI'NTAL M(CrIi (Cnidocamnta -fla;escen s Wlk.)

Massachusetts J. V, Schaffner Jr. (July 25): Eggs and first and second
stago larvae were obzor-.-ed in Rc~zbu2;y and Dorch.-ster
secticns of Boston a Jaly 23. Thle greatest amrount of
feeding was on Norvay and sycamrore mcpies located in vacant
lots and back yards. Infcstation w~as heavy in two restricted
localities visited.

BGWOiRM (TZ:tZLdoptS _rx f em~~nracformis Haw.)

Ohio E. W., Mend enhall J~ 27)0 The 1,aeorm is very bad on
mIaple and other shade trees in Columbia and they are doing
great damage to our shade,

KvAPT.Z. PEF21ZCCCUS (T"henacoicus scericola King)*

Indiana J01 J. DaviAs (July 24): Killing foliage of either hard or
Norr-ay m& ,Ao at Sal~ern,

SILVET. MAPXZ LEAF? 1ITE (P llcctmt) o-ita e4s Shim.

Now York Y1i. Do Leona.rd (June 17): Many trees infested at Naqsau.

Wisconsin S. 3, Fracker (July 1.0): F~ewer specimens received than
usual frM 'Oro r2.vcr-S.
GOUTY VEIN G&TL (1L; nyjjr,, coni 'e

Indiana J. J, Davis (J-aly 23): This galfl au- hard maple 'was sent in
from, 17a-,ington,, ind., Jvi;1r 13, it atgrees with i4lis species, according to Pelt~'s latest cataloguie of gall. insects. GallIs
had. opened and el.l insects had lef't when received,

OAK

OAKX LECANIUM (i .pnim ruercif ex Fitch)

Alabarra J., Ma~ Robinio:n (Jar,-- 73): 10caniin wauerfe on water Oaks
has been attracting attenti-on, ,e young hatched in the
firs'. few dayz of June.



Mississippi 1% Wa Ha~rrod (July 9): ro all sections of the State more
cor 1i s ",an u--a hava been r c'dved in regard to scale
inse,.,ts belcr.--.-,- to the g!Fr:avi Xrnris on oak trees. The
dzziac to -Lth-c&., trc,,,s is proba-BIy a combination of the
exceedinly lc.-g driitwc h~.e had, together with the
attacks of the scale insects, The scale insects, we believe










are getting wore credit for they V tan they0 doserve. People
find their trees dying ar1 r.pcn c ia~.find a few of the se
scales ard give them all of the fc e the condition of
their t~oees.




New York E. P. F3lt (July 24): The European pine sawfly was reported from
ssne, a Paric, 'Rochester, by R, E., Horsey, though causing -no
sericias )-n-ztry, There was a bad in-festation last September in
,ihind Fark. Rochester.

17MM-II -vEVIL (Pissodes -,trobi Pack4

New York 7. P. Felt (July 24): The white-pine woo-A.] has been in.cru'asirng
in nmbars in the largo pine planting around Tonihannock Reservoir, City of Troy, and thnis reason has killed 75 to0 90 per cent of' the
leading, shoots in restricted areas. The damage has been so marked that thebci-ty has 16 men cutting out & -nd burning the
affected shoot.

COLASPIS SP,

Mi1ssissippi R. 17. Iarnod (Juvly 9): 1Ia1ve received speci.mns of these
beetles that wie think belong to the genus Golaspis from several
corrospondcnts, On June 214 Troy Thompson, Wavelan&., wrote as
fotj:j:, IT-- separate cover I am mailing a pine tree, The
dying condition, you ril1 notice in the terminal straw is typical
of IhILnez-ds of thousands of trees in 1Hancockz County. I have
made a roug4,h survey of tha territory covered and find it general
ove7r the western half of Hiancock Covntr. Yesterday I obs erved
light infestations as high as Picayune. The territory from W ;,v el west on the Pearlington road to within a mile or so
ofc c i,: the aorat hit of any I have observed so far.
IEoWeVeI.; u~i.~ ck across the north end of the county I find.
hoavy,, damvtle also, so I take it that it is general throughout
thi a stretch. I om confident t.bat fully 75 per cent of the
young t'reeG in this section are dying, and believe that by fall
none will be left. Po iar the damage is mostly in young trees,
but I find that in lots of places even the largest timber is beginning -totr red from the top down. So far I find verT
lit tlo damage along the Pearl RW.ver..U

Troy Thcmron (July 9): There .s a cbrysomelid beetle that is
playing ha-r3t- wic the foliage of the young pine trees in
Kan.oocLh Coanty and the part of Pearl River Count;j that I have
se.Thore --ro acres and acres of these young pines that look
like they arc- dead, On close e::enination I find t1tthe ocetleo
works on the iee$.los ncar thb sluci that Joins it to the branch










but does not corpl~tely sever it.

LLti iiaa G'm. Middleton (Juna 30): MYx Gr-af gave me some chrysonielid
beetles sent in 'by 0hac. B. Smith from the neighborhood of
Ponch-ntoula and lMadconville. Smaith: st*at--s that tLhelbeetles are
doing sev ',re iJrjury to pirues in that locality by eating the needles.
Small saplings wvere mrost severely infected. The beetlesappears
to be one on which we have several previous repcrts, i~ee,
ColnFiq brunnea Fab,, and Fisher thinks it is probably var.
coqt:nerris. Chittenden also tells ma that it is ColasTis
brmvmea and any -varietal determination would roqa-*re larval
studies.
PIIM B-ARK LO0USE (Chormes rinicorticis ritch)

W7isconsin S. 3. Fracker (July 10): Normally abundant on Tlate pine in
northern counties,

POPrJAR

COTT01MO0D APHID (Chaltor~iorus bryn ri Williams)

Noeb r aska 14. H. Swenk (Juno 25-July 25): An additional report of injury
to cottonwaoed trees by the a-chid OChaitophorlis binri was received
July 11 from Morrill County.

Utah Geo.. Knowlton (July 21): Aphid galls on the leaf,, petioles,
and twrigs of cottonwoods are com.-,on this year,, sometimes causing
considTorable numbers of leaves to drop.

SPRUCE

RED SPIDM ( -Trachus telarius L.)

New York E. P. Felt (July 24): The red spider zras somewhat abundant amd
Injurious on junipers and spruces at Rochester, as reportedb
R. ED. Horsey, and badly infested twigs, mostly of evergreens,
have beon received from other parts of' the State.

Indiana 3. J. Davis (July 23): We continue to receive reports, especially
from the northern half of tha Stateof injury to cedar, Norway
spruce, and other evergreens, as well as phlox, hydrangea, watermcinpump'kin, tomatoes, and other plants. Complete defoliation
wa s noted Oni sweet peas at rLafayette by Mr. Cleveland.

SFR3JCE GAIL -APHID (Gillttei cnolevi Gill.)

flew York E. P. Felt (July 24): The Sitka spruce gall has been extremely
abundant lapon some Cpolor ado bluo pprucc at New Rochelle.

CHMR1SS 5?.

Uital Geo. F. Knowlton (July 2): Spruce trees badl1y infested with
Chermes this year' in Logan,, Emigration, and Big Cottonwood Cenyons,









SPRUC,,' BTJD'70RM ( fumifrana Clem.)

"s consin S. B. Tracker (Jr.'-y 13): Injury,, to s-rlce and 'balsam increasing
in nor~her .n couritios, judging by rcpoi2tz.

4 =COSMID (E-minotia Tia'nan~a T--eit.) re M0T Patch (Jun'e 2U) : Snmrle of ron- pl ~ace at Mere Point
Itrought to exfporimont station by Pi-of, I'Ti~cca.

A EUCOSMID (vr1oce abictara "Dern.) outh Dakota 1. C. Severin (June 25): The cater'pillars of this -moth did
severe darnagia to spruce at 'M Rapids this year.


TUL.IP SCALE (Tco'rnevlla liriod.mdrL GmCl.) ndiana J. J. Dlavis (JTu'y 23): Reported abundant on tulip trees at
Jasper J-a;y 6.


"fX):2.ET CAThpILW (2gAtna iit egerr ivk G. & R.) S(ClS.f F.4 Cranefield (July 10): fl~xage local at Bara~boo on walnut,


I XS F.C TS A TTA CK IN G GR E E XH0 US Z

AND ORNAMENTAL PLANTS MT-S07,LLA1VEQtS FEEIFRS

~,ADHIDIflAE

diana J. J. Da7rii. J, 23): Reports of injury to" f2.aver garden plants
by rotcL:.shave beep r ecelved from, central Indiana the last
f e-w wc;e k-3


rth Carolin-a F. F-ierrn~. (J1:1ne 30):. Several reports of it on lilac, dahlia,
canta.0ups, "n t~ans. As this is a dry vreather pest and the
zsocn in~~ a deficient in rainfall,, we are apprehensive of otxr~ea}lz cottonn fields bu1 no report of this received
as ye-;,Llinois W. P. Flirt (.J-ay 20):. The dry weather of the present se'asi'on has
mnvle >i~t~> very favorable for mites. biany rcr-crs ii~ir bi~v c'rne in during the last two weeks. In cas, :
vinar.re etinatl.oz have been made, a considerable amiou..nt of dalmgG







_2914has bann done to flowvering plants, fruits, roses,, and fruit trees,
Garden crops, especially b-_anz, aire also suffering severe iniy
from these creatures.

Wisconsin S. B. Fracker (July 10): Terncn biTouau Harv. severely
intiring ornamental evergroons such as pyr-amidal arborvitae,
Colcxrado blue spz-tce, and various davr Duipr a ai
and Watorloo. Also reports on ginseng at Gleaion and,, at Warrens,
on raspberries.

EUOUYMUS SCALE~ (Chionaspis enonvrni Comst.)

Now7 York E. P. Felt (July 24): R.; E. Horsey reports that the EBxonymus scale
is very abiundart on Luonradca and its varieties and has
proved a very difficult pest to control on account of the numerous broods and the impossibility of spraying the evergreens in winter
with oil.
CITRRT ALB- Pulococcus ritri Pisso)

Mississippi R. W. Earned "July 9): Mealybugs, Pseiidococcus citri, have
attracted quite a~bit of attention throughout the State during
the last fo; weeks. Sevral diffrent lots of specimens have
been r eceived at this off tee. Most of the complaints have been
regarding mealybugs on fig a-ad coleus, Howelicr, specimens
collected on magnolia at McComb have been identified as
Pseuxiococcus virgtus Ckll,.

SOFT SCALB (Coccus hespgridun L.)

Wisconsin S. B. P'rackar (July 10): One req.iest for information received
from Beloit relative to attack on trumpet creeper.

SPOTTED OCTUvR~ BEETLE (li abrotica dnodcimmnctata Fab.)

Indiana H. F. Dietz (July 23): In the vicinity of Indianapolia the 12spcttc cucumber beetle is exceedingly abundant and doing con..
sider-,)blo damage to garden flowers, especially such things as
gladioli, daisies, phlox, and zinnias.

POSIT CHAFIR (acrodact .ylvs -!.ibspinosns Fab.)

New York M.D. Leonard (.Jun_- 27): Insects received attacking pe~nt~e-S
roses, an'" Shrubs at Rochester,

FOTIt2S RO~SE BEMTLE (Nntooru- fiull2ri Horn)

Miss issi-ppi R. WV. Hai-ned (July 9): on June 19 a correspondent from Pascagoula
sent to thick office specimns that Were identif.Ied as Fullcrts
roso beetle. In regard to these insecte, the .correspondunt wrade
the following statement: "They a.re fo,.nd on. eirery- Ihing in the shrub
trcc., FAtc,,ine, and thcro-.hly destroy leafagu."










Al abama J. M. Robintbn (June 30)%. Lantern flies and !knd-tu skippers
have been very rnincrous and active in attacking the kudzu.

V21TTi1Y (Aleurodiaae)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 23): Ahundant on house plants (Coleus)
.!at Culver July 19.

cI:71 S 1- THMIPS SP,,

K hsas J. W. McColloch (July 20): Thrips (species not determined)
were reported very bad on ornamentals of all kinds in a greenhouse at Blue Rapids.

A LACEBUO (Crthuh eydonrvae F'itch)

Mississippi' R. Wm Earned (July 25): Lacebugs, identifi ed as the species
COorythucha cydoiae, were collected on craetegus at Laurel,


CANTNA LEAF ROLLER (Calpodes ethlius Cram.) Texas Oo Go. Babcock (July 13): Canna beds about residences in San
Angelo are badly injured by this pest. 'This is the first time
I have observed this in western Texas. -The larva appears to
be the same as~ the species f ound in Maryland, CRYSANIMMUM

A LACBJG (Coryrt1-v,,ca Mmrnorata Ujhler) Mszissippi R4 W. Earned (July 9): Specirmns of the chrysanthemum lace bug,
ga htc mamraa on chrysanthemum -leaves have been received
from Olark and Hinds Counties.





Illinois W. P. Flint (July 20): Several cases of severe injury to bulbs
by mites have been reported during the )az, monttacsu
and 6ladiolth being the two bulbs M'ost & f't& LILAC

LILAC BOSZR (?o-dosesia !.,vr-0) North Fa Sherman -(June 30):* A few reports, In,;-7 b thi a o
'Carolina often baei- reported to us in the past,









MAGNOLIA

MAGNOLIA SCALE (Neolecir-nium '!Ornuparyum Thos,, Alabama J. Mo Robinson (Jun'o 30): The magnolia soft scale has been
sent in from southern Alabanra attacking .19 ,&nolia -usat, P!MOX

A PLANT BUG (Lopdea sp,)

nd iarm H. F* Dietz (July 23): The phlox plant bug, jq~d sp. was
doing considerable damage to phlox in seriess at Evansville.
RHODODENDRON

RHODODEN1DRON LACE, BUG (Stei2hnitis r~idoden&- Hov.) Nev' York E. P. Pelt (Ju:ly 24): The rhododendron lace bug has 'been very
bad on rhododendrons in the flurand-FBastman Park at Rochester,
as reported by R. E. Horsey.

ROSE

APHIDID'AZ

Wisrtnsin S. B. Fracker (July 10): One complaint of Pro roa from.
Baraboo.
Utah Geo. F. Knolton (Juily 2): Rose aphids are doing more damage then
for the last fo-ur years. (July 21): Roses have been heavily infested with several species of aphids this spring, and in a
number 'of places in northern Utah the rose curculio is found in
considerable numbers,

ROSE CRCULIC (Rhynchiter, bicolor rab..) Indiana H. F. Dietz (July 23): The rose circulio was found. injuring
rugosa roses at Indianapolis and at West Baden the latter part
of June,

TERRAPIN SCALP, (Mulecanium, ianrfasciatum Perg.) Wisconsin Mr. Jungwirth (July 10): One report of damap at Sister Bay.

I NSECTS ATTACKING MAN AND flOMESTIC0 ANIMALS MAN

CAT AND DOG FLSOeo(eble cans Boacbe and C. fels Bou G=AL STAM,14T F. C. Bishopp, (June 29): Reports of dnnoyance to man and





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%' re sr',,o-' f-oL'- those f1r_1aS h-ave com,_- in frr)m pr--s cf Arkansas,, anCl TIJAncis. Apparently "nsec't
U L ts are
present in abc-at the usual nirrbers for this time of year.

Indiana 11,7 ,rry r, 2? Scvero outl-l enlr,3, o-fi7 e c!r-t f-rl 6---f' eas crxit--ri ic ic b ; j 4 q, a J.
in an-l thl -- we
of 17e.a outbroa'1111 -.rn,2 b- O n c have submitted for t'he determination o-_" t'heso

Sot'11- Dakota TT,. -k2, 3cNrcr-1-j (J :_":Y' 15 ftb- rt' 3,5 requests for cont ol
I cr IL s Ll I r 4 I., e '16 -a few days f rom vaf i
Soct'La:13 O'l, t'oe State"

Nebrasla H'_ 3,., c n k J 2 y 2 1 e a e);:i -1 r- -, I t o b 0 C 0 r"
Of miro tnan ',jsuFi p -cu 'rae tro""07-D
to abate sudde,,1y,

X--.nsau J* 17* McColldcb (July 15): Fleas have proved very t-rc-ibl-es," :, n
in several houses at Mlanhattan, Reports have alcc) boc-n
of.infastations in houses at Ciay Cmtor and Salina,

CHIGGMS (Irombicua i-ritanq Riley)IrAiana J. 0j", D'-n7is (J :*Jy 2- n S;rt,
--p L-Ist repf ,,-t chiggers have ean re. or t,- d a s v n o and ._!'ru'bb-_ry from Now Alloanyjo
Badfafl, ana

Nobraska M. H, (Z.'Une 25-JI-ly 25): Chiggers have 'C,2-,7n 7:Lnusually
bad this

IMI'MAN FLEA Qrle,-: irrit.nnr L.)

New York 0. R. 17roqby (J-aly Q: The insects Pzke a' shaL*P 1.Ato rhich sve!.Lls
itl-hes very badly for a good many days, Ropcrted from Blauveltf New York*

HTMIGLASS SPIDER (L,tbrodPctes nnct,,ans Pab.)

Al ab ama J. M. R ob i n so n e 3 Tm:jq h ourgle ss qp; der cr bla ek ,7i do-,,
Latl,_r o 7 c r- s -,, a t a, nl s f c rn-,a I e 4 h R. s bE on s e n t --n from Hunt evi 'T.
b Y D r e F S3. a U., S. Pc.blic Fealt:h Service, stilat-I.ng
ihat seve,-01 have beon bitten by this spider. He did not
mention th,6t there rere an- fatalities,

OATTTE

'J IMRN FLY (Fa!Fim tobia irrtt lrn Lo)

GEIMAL F, Cc Bishopp (june 29): The horn fly has be en less annoying
STATM MU U live stock in most parts of Texas, Arkansas,, and Missmiri











thPM is usual for tlhe month of Jrne. Although some dairyme ar
using sprays to protect their, settle, thore is rmuch loss comnpl~int from thc. iiisoct than um1

Indiana C., R,, 01evoLand (Ju."y 20)', Scarce in tho carly part of tho soason'
until th-,e latter part of Juno,oz.inng a] Inrer- 3y t~o the long
droue.-t in latter Tay and e- rly Ji'ine. Rajnsj have- now resulted
in great incro,,se dLLriflg ea-rL'y July to the present. Now v;-ry abuadr-.nI. ansi ,ioyi to cattle. Ma ny darynon aro asking for
information. on fl.y r-prays,.

Ilissour=i L, E1,se man (Jal y 24) : Tir olagh central Mis souri during the
latter part of J-uy li- es-'Vocbk have beon r~eeiualy harassed by anl
epidemice of tho horn fly,

Texa-)s 0, G., Babcock (July 6): Fcr t"?r last woek or 10 days at Sonora
flies have been on the increase until n or they w13.1 average
apprcxiratcly 400 to 500 per animal or. range. They are .now beginnir- to congregate at the base of the horns.

STABLE FLY (Stomoxyjs calcitrans L.)

GEIERALP. C. Bishopp (June 29): Very little annoyance to livestock
STATEMNT has been occasioned by this insect during June in most part5 of
Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, This comparative sc.,-raity is
probably associated with the dry conditions which hxave prevailed.



Ohi o F. C. Bishonp (J',y I)-. '."her ic- a slight increase irn the number
of ca1sof' the sc-rew wormn around the render ing plant at Columbus
on thin d-,ae

Texas F. C. Bis-hopp (June '29): During June the number of cases of
screw wvormns in ell classes of live stock have greatly increased.
A number of stoclanen in western Texas stated that the insect is
more abundant ad injurious this year than it has been for several years past; they are now employing extra riders to
ecour the ranges and treat cases,

BLEnTTLIE FLY (Callifhorn. ert~hroce-phala M4ig.)

Ohio F* C. Bishopp (July 1): There 4re a fewv specimrens- of CaIliphora
erythocepjala around the rendering plant at Colurnb!"s on, this
date (May 30).

AJMICAIT POG TIC& (Dermacentor vrrirbilis Say)

Wisconsin S. B. Tracker (July 10):, Complain'ts from several sections Of
Price County reporting great abundance, identification by Dr.
Swing.








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S- 71 BOT F:,Y o-,i g-L.

lowa Carl J,,, D-ral-ce (Ju:1y'-3) T h e 3 T) c-, r -Q- 0-1 g j, L I;-- i '4.
a few rh.e ep in lucas 00anty t".-12 s r"'.

K 7T"'Y

ESNYOU'- BEDBUG

Aissoiri L. Haspman (Jul- 2h)* Some poiilt-Ymt': n n re a7parp-ril;ly
unusual di .' B common- hern iculty w* th t ei r y;.,. u" try
houses.
FV-7-T TTOX LM,,-41 rriniatus Koch)

lississipri R. We Harned (uu I y 25): A cr,.iplaint in ree ard tto 'CI- 'uick, !Ps rrinia, &s received from Bil oxf on tvdy 16,w lo c p,, c i- ic n s were received.

STTCjO-jG U- FI.EA (EChjdan P na c ea 71 e s Y7.

Georgia S. Ee McClendnn (July A number of complaints of fleas or. ycang
dickens and cats have been received at

' Texas F. 0, Bishopp (Jane 29): In trany p.rtn of Tcy- -- ,s these izn'sects
Continued to cnu ,e consi derable losses throughout -*;,'-,,.. month of June.
They are even increasing in numbers in the plateau region iunwestern
Texas.
ANTS (Pormicidae)

,Alabama Js M. Robinson (june 30): Ants of various species ha-,e been qt ite
active th-rou, th
,hout t e month, causing irri-' -ation in housp.holdas well as destroying poultry young claicla .-ns,,

I N S 2 C T S I N F Z, S T I N G H 0 U S S A N D P R E M I S E S

TMMITFS

jE N M AL T, ,, Snyl1er-a Ter-ini.tes contiiya. to be reported as seriously dr-,maging the isst. Year July,, 1924.25 corn-olal.nts of d,' nn.afe have been 1'ecrlivca as fooilowc:

t t s. 2 West Virc,,inia Illinois 12 : Okleho-m 3. Cunne icut I 'V r" zn i a 10 Ior a I : Lldbarr. 6
'YC7 orth Ca-rolira 3 Yebraska 11 : Louisiar;, 17
Or r 0 "r t' 0 aS.-;.,h Oa'.clina 7 Michi-an I.: Naw Maxi 2 Pe rm an a 2 Mzimir i 9 : Te- ns 2
a b C! -, '-ic
jlflaryla'd 9 1 K-aapas 12 : Cal i f or r,- a 5
D,, C 12 xentllcl z 3 : Canal '7 one .2
Dolaware 1ndizLa 9 Tarmessee 6 : I :aw !i ---. i










I nd i-An a J. J. Davis 23): Serlriis inf estp.tionr reported from Buck
Creek -md Ev,-Ans,711le the Inst two wee'.Ir-s.

Kansas J. T1. :,!(-Colloch (OAy 20): At 'Everer;t whi-te -ants are very bad
in bv .10in!-, ; r.nd are sp,-id to dn-troylrg sinme A d%,relling
at Wcnita has had the wocdv rric Undermi -10d,. A repnrb from a h 'T. a at L onz states thal; the woce.-,ivork <%n f w nitur- en ruined,

J. 1 H o r n (J 111 Y 5 The first cf):,mla-int of termite damage
046f the mix nr in tk),1ay,, W3-p boe,rLso jo-stsj, Lrd flocrir.- v;as
0
ztlln,101 -i 'Chis iiase-i. Co.iiplaints of damage te d and b-c::,-Inei s uzr.nily begin to roine in abcut this time
of Year. T.i4-,Ll is tile f-Lrs. rc.port from the east side of the

H YJS:; FLY L.)

Indiam Ce R. Clevelard f-,7aly 20): TJnu-)u,-tlly abundant md treublesc-me
for thic uc--icd of year.

CPTG nTS (Gr, ilidae)

I ndi ana J. Jo Davis (Jay 23): Reported annoying in dwelling a ,Aarora
on July lj .

BEDBUG fCimer lpctuLrar s L.

&-in sa s J. W. McColloch (July 10)t At Orkley a drilling is said to bO
overrun with these in-sects. -p,,ultry holases et Tellincton
and T anhattan report consj.der :b).e trouble frcm theEe pests.

FLEAS (Siphonaptera)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 23): We continue tu receive rutierois reported
from a7.1 parts of 12,aa State of oe ziirrer.--3 in barns, fz,'2*M
buildiiies in gener 4. cnd city dwelllnEs,

CARrET BEETLE (Anthrenus

Indi ma J. J. Davis (July 23): Reporte d unusually abuzdaiit (Irr irg the
last few weeks at Guilfo-- d -and L,-Taystt--*

1,Tebraska M. Ho Swenk (June 25-July 25 : An unnswlly lArge niunbpr of
reports of trouble with buffi:1o moths, !-!crn 'n-ilariapand A. fp-ciabis Herbsthas been received f :om hoixeheepers during
thep riod covered. by this report,

CLOVER YIM (Zrvo*hia rxenetiosn Xoch)

Wi cco ns i n S. Be Frp.ckor (July 10): Severnl complaints of these pests
entering hou-3es at Wdison and Mllrmukee.










CCRNrIELD AM ()L i-q ri -r L.)

South D,:kcta H. C. Severin (June 25)~ Nu5sances in homes, Exceedingly
abutndpn~t in eastern third of tlheP State. (-iUIY 15): An
unl'y 4 3.rge irr-nr of -co-Mrlai nts are being received re.garding the cornfie-3 ant nd iG s invarsio' of0 homes Ln
eastern South Dakota,

EUJRCPFAN EARWIG (~~jy~arc~r~L.) Washingt on Tacoma ( Wash,,) 1Nevs-'fibiune Jp 2),' q~jeherrwIP: is raining
headway at :Maam and v4.c! i ~ty ara, C Lctty ag'Crn D .1- P cnard
urges a general campaign o-fc poi-con-I-g In th1at VI'iity to
elir~innte the pest.

SC orF Pi NS

Texas F. C. Bishopp (June 29): Se~veral rEports havc been received
of the occurrence of scorpions in numbers in 1,cnimses in the
vicinity of Dallas.

S T0 RE D G 1,A IN I X S 1,V'T S Nebr P. M, II. Swenk (June 2P-Jvly 25):o S'L-ored-grain pests are very
little c,-iplaineC. of 'ths summer.

OR AITAY 'T EEVIL (CnG-ienr a Fr n m-r ia L) New Ycrk 14. Do Leonard (Juine 25): Infeste3. samples received fromt
Wayland, attacking wheat --nd barley.
DRUGSTORE BEE-TL;E (Sitpc rer. raiep New York o R., Crosby (J-ily 1): Specirrn-2s received from Warsaw.
Reported as found in sugar, bread, lard, and other places
about the pantry,




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