The Insect pest survey bulletin

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Title:
The Insect pest survey bulletin
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v. : maps ; 26 cm.
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United States -- Bureau of Entomology
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
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Washington, D.C.
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monthly, mar-nov. plus annual[1926-]
monthly, apr.-nov.[ former 1922-1925]
monthly, may-nov.[ former 1921]

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 1, 1921)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
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.
General Note:
"A monthly review of entomological conditions throughout the United States" (varies slightly).
General Note:
Includes annual summary starting in 1926.
General Note:
Includes some supplements.

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University of Florida
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Full Text







THE INSECT PEST SURVEY
BULLETIN



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


















Volume 6 August 1, 1926 Number 6


BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY

UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND

THE STATE ENTOMOLOGICAL

AGENCIES COOPERATING


















IXiISKC'T PEST SURV77]Y BULLETIN



Vol 6 ~u~ztl" 19-26 No. 6


OU$T2TIU 20:c~~I~LF77VJI:R7TS D1 TKL_ UJITTE ST ZCE S FOR JULY, 1926

The most significant Jf~m1~ lvdlonment that came to the attention of the Survey dzxrT1g t1-1 mc t7, T e the Fc: tension of tho territory 1nown to -be infested b- tle (c c r i atorhn'.). Tn Volume TT, rage
,of the insect let ----c account of the original disco-very, 6f
th .s pest at J11e- LvnIs Cn,', ,.nl a Lrief _-.ccunt of its se-rious doeveloprnn and ultimate control in In the current nur: ber of the Bulletin it is recorded from Jericho (L. 1.), and Z tU Ver'non, N. .

The Hessian fly is rr-pro:tcd decidedly more, abunlant in west-central Ohio
and the.P northern two.-thirds oC Iaina menacing curly so-. wheat in this region.

The green bug ap~cearej_ in serious nxnb,-rs in Chio, Indiana, 1Michigan,
M1innesota, and South Da-1c--ta drgthe. month. This is the first green-bug outbreak in this region since the ir.cption of the Surve.

Because of the latle season the movement of ti.,- chinch bug from small gra in to corn ras delayed unt-11 early July. T'ho situation is reported as unfavorable in the Ohio River Valley -iestward to 11cbracka and Ko--nsas.

The corn ear worm~ is unusually t~ulsrein the re ion we6st of thne
Mississippi River comroinig the States of Torc., Ne braska, and Yansas. It is also reported as damaging corn in 1,-,oith Carol-ina ,,ndr MississipnA,

In the Ohio Iliver Valliey the stalk borer is an outstandinCg pest this rear in th( e region extending fran Chio, throug&]a indiana, anc! Illi'-nois., 7estrard to0 Nebraska and Iowa and southward into Miss-ouri and Kans-s.

The su-,nr-aie beetle is r r'orted for tlh e first time as a sericusc pest of corn in Illinois. it is alco doing considerable damage i-n bMisslsippi.

The alfalfa wee vil has 'been f ound in 'Tochen County, 77yo. nerthe ITolbtas'l?' Sta! te Line0

The codling moth is repoorted as more. nw-ie-oue-, then nslin lni ?na -and Illinois'. but on the Paci-fic Coazt It is rePortod as dcaa_~l~

A rather unusual inf>ustation of a3leor ,eJ by t-he oeerb.;i
reported from Wvashington Stale. These buswr on o~~~i ~ by
puncturing the f ruit

The apple seed chnalcid i s recorded f or the, f irst tIT!e- a s eman pl pe)st in Ma ssachus et ts.












T'he 'bor,,r is -inc T- and 90 per cent of the fruit
in som- poorly o-r.1,-, ,,,,,-1, 1 0, -h r -1, s i n or r, i a

Tho ch.--,r-.Y is reccr ed for the first time from Michip.an.

S -(2r,- -1 6ver a very wide
'--.--Iina and Mississippi$
and vic t c cc, :Icuz being reported
on r ot

Tho a : a potato pest is more serious than usual in
Indiana and

The ar1 -,.;1C. -1-- -vory in, tho r- f. r r (- r 7 rea section of Maine,
C 7 t i -, al co --7icaz 4n the pea canning C0,at'-warrl to J.
s 0 t-1 of z 0 f r, U 1 ; r--1 1,4 U- her n n 1 ---S t,?.

Th e b o I I 4' "1 n i --ner.lly 1.,.,ht in Texas, Ck-lahoma,
and T-1 Yiv--,issi-iDpi the infestatic
'- -c t,,v, y,--r ,, but 1h-e intensity
thrc a ,- ', Vlabazrra and E ,orgia the inf station


,,r occ, ;.onr,,A considerable excitement dl,, n t 7 r nissisdippi, and
and Worth
C r c, I a I n rni an y ca,; s c-or 'l-on ;-.,as ,:,-,ric,a;71y by this pest.

The c ct ton 1 f is .7er -V,117 prev-31ent o,.,,er 'he southern part
of .'he cotton belt a,-, o-'i'li", ,o tlo of crop may do serious
d- 4n a,
In the ca ;ter- 7..-rt of the cottr n. brlt, .,vorm is doing
noticeable d,,r, -- y 1L.1, ,- C, j t- li "" .A ,-- -1;4 vh. i I c i-a L -a and Mi s sis z ppi
the f ,ll armywor:l i s Tla- c -,: t 1 E,1

In this wjyn-li, r of tho ,77.,,r !oy D,1110tin is a C,Z=-----1ry of -1-1he
done to buil ;.-., '-y t .:riitcs, diarln- the fisc.-,l t ed o the
B-a r a-iu of 1j n t C r

OUT 1STJ17,1 D',"T Ei7LO!IIOLCCIIC Z P7,JT1 IN 0,C7.", Y, 26

Wiro-r-ns, caa-, ,d an a-verame of
1C Ixr cent ir t,:) SoUtr _rr ,-Ocrta. The
Cra,, reak has in

to fiell -,arden crops in tranzy
secti,-)ns cf in nave, ueenr ;poit--l as
in of

7-Ate cr-ibo ar(, do*y),- rmr!h to fi, 7d -ro7!7 in sections of
S 1925,
q7ac ,,cc h, vo cr I O'le
jLtined of loc.,11y in I ar 10',
'nave been Lil -,o com- U.













Thp- 'h(-,.;tlp ElDicatIta. fissilabris Lec. has appeared in outbreak
form in the ',' -,rnon district and near Crc,2to-nI Brit-ic.h Columbia, destroying the foliage of a-rid attac -!.'16, potatoes, alfalfa. and 7-heat.

Iho pnr 77--i n -4-s corr-on on ld rarsnip on mcxshlarids
e a 6c)
and has ;nfest d bout
per o-" Ir grown for s3ea in
the

711-le it-, annis and the arhis aro scarce 11-his year in
sect i ons o the D ova Sc ot iia, v,,h ere la --. year they werE;
present in severe

Th c a i, s- piously infesting 1-1pples in the Acacia ', alley
and at Dear River 2-OW' 'S co a .

The eye-s-ootted b-a !noth has c--?used consider-able injury in neglected a p pl e o r ch a r d s J n c 'a c t J, 7-, o f, 1 --1 'n -n-b-- nrd t11- Talley,
Fo ,,,a Scotia. rcl-L.-Ir f-n,-Fcsti a' !I-) -per cent of apple,
pear, and pl=j nl 1=7+2.0-1' s 0'. 4"" 1 rit-2q Columbia, and 10
per cent of ir 7, r, --ol!--rs have increased
considcxably in, tl, "o-d 'i-Irict, and there is a probability
Of a serious outbreall J- r, 1 '27

The I'las "bC,-n r ,sjDornsilclc for serious damage to apples in
sect-ions of south -.n

he stra--7be-rry root 1, py,-'t-q L,, is becor inga serious
Pest at
s-17-gat-as Say, has bc( ;a in ----ction ; of No,7a Scotia and southern
0 C C,

The aphid M 77a7- r4l aDietil- 7 -!- -, 7 --1 s f n d Inf eating 90 per cent of
the tideland Z, I veIsla-n-d. and on t1ho c -I -ce Rupert, darin-V -7 f fe ct ed treoz, :7a s
M-7. The injury, -i r,,, 7n c
conf ined to old no d, the n e e d I s o f 1 25 and tI 1 a terminals off 1920 "being
.0-
11naff ec t ed.

The Europe.tln bead"I- Baer.,occurs on beech
over the gz-et( r S-C tia. it has not yet
found in Cape Dreton IsIcn-i or New

'Ir'here is a hea-r,,, of t----e Inrc7a ca-- --:-Learer and D-Irch
sa-,7f].-7 a','-"L over .,-.id or, 11retIcn, -'"J+'a.--I. '-21-e 1,arch sawfly
17
was re-. .)=.-ible for a il) rcr cent deflolia-t-4-on- o-L !: rches bctwcen 4orth :3aY.,
and Sturgeon Falls, 0,.J-ario,














Thu :jpruce lindvorm ir, present in outbri k form in southern Cape
B.ruton island and in Sudbury County, Ontario. Outbreaks reported in the past, in scctions of BrItish Columbia, appear to have completely died out.
The i7tar orn'n hr-AuebfI%-Td m'osuito,.Culex -nipiens L.,isdvlpn
in great nur- <- T acreage, of rushgro,.'i sewage-contaminated
swamp on tho o*-z-Jii-.- c -' ix' 1, Que.










TFRZEPS

TH F A 1TOMALA (Pnomala or4en-al's '3at-",rh.)

New York E. P. Felt (July 29): 4. thcu'z"r -prob,7,bl,, 1*-riitp,'-.
in'estat'on ha- be( -- -At Jcri ch() 1'. 1 and
aroa, Imde -n M: 'rc'j. '-I c' ctt.r C
The beetles 1" )Ider
rh 41 t e s an,-, ara --d ,t 'Ih,,z, if 1-he flomel
E-Ylc)r,- thi-3 recurved pe-Laj., e7oals.

GRASSHOPPERS (Acridiida--)

Tndiana vo V. (July 26): Gras-1-ionpars ha-ve 'b -en ab-.-n.-.-,nt in ccn
11 L e to flo-er an' v ;'Fe -Oblo rdeno
61o er fitAlds. Re-pc---TT of dc-nar ,a
came fro.-n G and Milf ord on July 20 and 2l.

Nebraska !vI. IT, '; enk ('u",Y ;?5)' r4n- late jun: and- '..' Uly t'--ie arca i--'I
,7hi ch -nrort-.nt in e z '.by n, sl o-- -( --- _p. ) -as
tak-!.n,- pl,-,ce in the -a-' o n d c u r, i d s e xr -i d f r c m e s 4Z e r n
Euf-"L'alo Count-y v.c) -irc'-L.,- -- i J" O-f ..a-:T c c, r. Cour-ty, a-d: from N-ac z-o 1
Colmity i C extended wast to Fra.Ihlix-L Ccu-aty,

U tah G,, Kh.,.1-to-, J;.,,7-y 7C ,
at Troi t Cre,7k, CIe! 11ed rp the catb," a::,

California E. 'Urbahns ('Lin( d' .4,f i,: 7 a c
repQrted a%-'tac' dn- cott-on
se-reno iii-;u---y aJ,.,,P, Ie in a
vve.oe a c:Dr-r.e4.- e IP al 50, C;f
th a ,I-r C J.-JI 'O"Iac',ic, tliu crap w,- s
c omp! e t CIL y d(-Etrc-;



N e w, York E, P. Feat k j, I n- 'b, r of -jI-eat r:f-re-.-orr 1s, .! niol-ei
Tra- -1, (z 4- L cf G-a c h v 0
plai:i t s.
.! C() -')
Cr 0 G'D-' a nd a z s 1,1 t r 7" --ty e-c
0 -at in t 1 -- e -f i e I d o -o JU 110 1 a e -,- n -ar C' d r. -.,D d
as in 7 1
b e c OIS U "L' "I 0 1, 'I I I Ot US C 0) -j-jS Gyll. haTe d at, D d
one young OrchE,rd at Peru,

n,1H a na J. J. DaA s (J-:177 26 : Wh worms -iere re- 0a t J e, er s -onv i 11 e on J'al y 1 a t N c r th M an ch e s t o r o n J- il y 2 an d
at Spiceland or, July 1Kansas J. W. McColloch 'juiie L!,.%
% ore,-orms eesro'ed 10 ac-.'es of
corn at Linco'n ar caused zoim-e ( amage to co--n -t L-.-Tence.











~sbrak1 I, H. S'renk (July 215): From Butler County, under date of
June 2b, came another report of injury to corn by -'4reworns,
of the species Melanotus fi-,silis Say. This field was of listed
corn, on low, heavy black s-oil. About the middle of June the
"iireworms started boring in the base of the stalkr,,and cutting
off the plants a little "below the surface level of the ground
co that by June 26 the corn had been killed outk ir. large m~tches and there were from two to fc-ar of the wireormis in each Corn. stalk.

CER.EAL AND FOR AGE-CROP I ISE CT S

WVEAT AIM OATS

=2S3'AN FLY& (2hytopiaga destructor Say)

Pennsylvania &.C, C. Hill (August 2): Recent surveys by T. J. Blisard and
New York the writer, in eastern Pennsylvania, and H. D. Smith in certain
sections of the State of' New York show very ligh.t H~essian. f~y infestation. The inTesl-ation in Ne-, York Sta.te extended into
the spring wheat sections of jeff erson Courty.

Ohio E, W. Mendenhall (July 12): I find th3 Hessian fly infestation
to be 3)4.6 per cant in flarke Couanty. The infestation 4.s rorse
where the fly-f rae date wa- not observed.

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): Indications reach us from all Inrts of
the northern two-thirds of the Stat e of :,,n abundance of the
He ssian f ly and rroab 5 1i ti e2 of a heavy inf esta t ion thi s fell1.

17ebraska MA. H. Sr~cnic (July 25)- The Eles-ian fly dil practically no
commercial d~inia,-e to the Nebraska winter- wheat crc-r, ( f 1 9215 26.
The only complaint of any lo!,s -Thatever to 'le rec-ivcd at this off ice catne froin cortral York Oounty, and this indicated thlat
the damage wac but cli ht.

WKEAT STRAIC rMLM (Hamroltta erandis Riley)

Nocw York H. D, Smith (Aur7ast 2): A gen,-ral infestation of Harinolita
L~nd in, was found in various sections of New York State. It
occurred in considerable aburd,.nce In Wayne and nearby counties
and ra-s found in lesser abundance in the spring -"heat regions
of Osweg'o and Joff -rsorn Countios.

W~qiPT STEM 5AX.7?LY (Cephuc, Pymeus L.)

Pennsylvania &H. D, Smith (Auguszt 2): A recent survey by taie wrriter in the
!Tor York State of Ncew- York shows th.a rwhat stem !7aw-fly to be very
abundant and extending thNror--g-;ot the wi-eat m,:ow_*n- sections from northern Pennsylv.,ania to csfar north n as Ocs:e-o County.
In Oswego and Jefferson Countifes scarcely an, in-.e- ,-a ticn was
found.







WHEAT STEM 1!Ar0 GlAro:nyza ameri cana r ~

1hi ana J, J. Davis (July 26): The heat stern Tag ar: received. on
jtune 29 from Greenfield, where it was reported damaging wheat.

GREEN 3UG (Toxopter',. Pram-4nun Rond.)

Ohio E, W, Mendenhall (July 12): 'A find Fson~e iLn~f~'cst;tionu t'
spring grain aphl.s in western Ohio butth inzs ct :s not u>
any seriou-, damage to wheat.

indiana J. J. Davis (Juliy 20'-)- Toxoptera -rrn~irnm Rond. wac abundant
on oats at Imderson zand Argos, on Jtly 1g and 19, respectively,
and apparently doing some damage,
Michigan R. H, Pettit (July 0): Samples of oats inf_,sted by ~x~cr
g-_ranf _Rond. were received from Crystal Fallz, !ron Courvn.
away up near Lake Superior. Thi.s, I believci, is the first
record for the TUppar Peninsula. The spanimens were det ermin~ed
by Prrf,, 11 1, 14rLaniel who had ex-oeri'env'. wa-th the rre.tu .e
formerly in iZcnsas. A fie'd of PO-acr'%. of -oats io r,:yzorted to
be entirely destroyed, and the bugs are said to be beginning on
other fields, Thz weather has beeii cold and wet, I believe,
although it has re Det* y tur--od warm accordirn17 to the 'word of
Earl Roberts, t a: otrun C-itr; v,,wosn~ ~ h
specimens. (lyII I have a. so received today ffcm FmDf rea
Michigan., in Leelanau countyty, sL-mples of Tonoptera L-ram inurn
in octz.

Minn esota CTE Mcel(ul 5) 1~ c-tb-!reak. of th--e .2reen m continues
unabated anid has s59:-CA nor"-h, sc-uh, eat aad n t~ te
State 'antil it, has reached. the Yovva line o-1 tne sou h) the
Wisconsin line or. the cast, Pui.th and. Remiaj!i on the north_, and
the South Dakota lii,_e on the west,

0. N,, Ainr r io (July 16S) Thi s sp ecies al-way s pr esant in the Middle Wezt in .-rnall -numbers. is in,_ reased tD th--,e importance of a scourge in couth-central. W-innesot a this, srmi.ner. Slrd laa
is now too old focr their food and rnearl,v all have gone rncrth
Thousands of acres cf nTheiat and or~ts haver-, bcen practically
destroyed in 13 counties i ;e't. the dr-, weat-ier ailing
in the injury. -4 -few ficheI_ La nort .;tern Iowa also show signs
of green-Lug damage.

South Dakota H. C. Severin (June 9): The green bug iz!- becoming abundant on
oats and -,heat and is beginning to do some damage. Parasites
are still sqzrce and so also are predacious enemies,~

EYGLISH GRAIN APHID (Yac-rosiphaum Crra- ium Kirby)

Illinois W. P. Flint (July 20): Thi s aphid ha s b een -i ery abundant t i n
oat fields in the north-central and northern arts of the State
during the last two weeks. Considerable'danag-e to oats has occurred in several co-inties in this sectionJrbana. A t the







-1 Q 2-.

present time parasites are becoming abundant in the heavily
infested fields, and the aphids are fast disappearing.

SMUT BEETLE (nPhalacrus politus Melsh.)

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (July 25): Luring the last few days in June and the
first week in July the smut beetle,Phalacrus politus, as reported
as exceedingly numerous in badly smutted wheat fields in Dawes
and Morrill Counties.

CORN

CHINCH RUG (B1isras leuconterus Say)

Florida J. R. Watson (July 30): The chinch bugs have been quite destractive
at Gainesville to St. Augustine grass lawns as usual at this season
of the year.

Ohio E. W. Mendenhall (July 12): The chinch bug is doing some damage
in Darke County. Some methods will have to be resorted to in order
to protect the cornfields.
Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): The chinch bug has show,,n up in spotted
areas and the first report did not come in until July 19, which was unusually late. Reports of damage have come from Union City.
Kentland, Portland, Montmorenci, and Liiton,

Illinois W, P. Flint (July 20): The expected outbreaks of the chinch bug
throughout south-central and central illinois have occurred at the
time of small-grain harvest. The area wher3 serious infestation
has ocarred is limited to counties in the southwest cert-rl
part of the State, and one or two counties in the cetrol area. The
damage is spotted, but quite severe in some cases. The combined
creosote and calcium cyanide barriers have given very good control,.
Present weather conditions nre very favorable to the chinch bug.

Nebraska M, H. Swenk (July 25): The chinch bu, which began its movement
from the wheat and other small grains into the corn in southeastern
Nebraska from Jure l1 to 20, as reported last month, reached the
maximum of this migration from June 25 to July 6, and the migration
was practically over throughout the State by July 11. The pest
caused more or less serious losses to corn in 16 counties of southeastern Nebraska.

Missouri L. Haseman (July 23): With the early spring dry spell the chinch
bug bred abundantly and proved a real problem in a number of the
central counties following w-he-at harvest. The migration of the
very young bugs from wheat stubble to corn resulted in considerable
damage to corn, and if the summer and fall should prove particularly
dry I suspect that the second brood would do still further damage
to the crop.

Kansas j. W. McColloch (July 17): The chinch-bug situation is still bad








in northeastern Y-a-.,qaz. Dry has been favorable to t 110
insect. The second brocd is ro,,,,, hatcriing in large nun'bers 4-n corn
and sor&.-am fields.

lississippi R. W. Earned (July 15): Durin.,;r 1:1-ie last few days i.-a Junc ard th
first few days in July, corm-plaint-Z i-n regard to the chinch b,,ig on
corn i:7ere received at this .)fff'cc from 3enton, Co-niah, --nd
Count i c e.

CORI; EAR 'IXTIRL M ( 14 e 1 i c this cbsoleta Fab.)

;outh Caro- J. 0. Pepper (Jtly 9)* The larvae of t11is in--ect have mi-rated from lina alfalfa fields 'to near-by cornfields and are seric-,asly injrr-In,,O, th,3
young corn in Oconce County, at-tacking i)ot'',L t1le st----'.,Lks and the.
buds.

:ora 0. N, Ainslie tiu!y 16) T116 1 L7,.,a3 a-_ -e attacking i7--o7,. in- Cora
at Sioux City, eating out the th2na-t of th;, steA's nd lkilli-., r 'he growing tip, esreciaily in c--e,--t corn. _'_t d,.te th Lre
a-bout half grown.

rebraska M. H. S,,enk (July 25),v The ccnmon corn ear Torm caused cons i dcnpble
alarm, a7, woll as local injUr-7. _3V '14- !-e to.0 of +_ ,
rn -nts and workln-,i d-c.-:r ir o --'ail: e-:ouring
o pla he cantler of
the developing tassbll,, the erica frorn J11' Y 7 t 0 17/, nc: us-*, ve.
The younger stages of this ias(,ct -191 e in sevur-Al iy stlarc(;,-s tho-Light.
by fa-rrners to 'be th-, Ea-rcqan co-n orqr. (;o-ipl Lnts of this sort came from Douglas, S,-:-rp,,, northe--,stern Gage,, an,,'L notlieni WI-0s2t-er
Comities.

:an sa s J. W. Mc-CO11001, \,,'vly 17)- Tlie corn c-ir -vur:,_,i is ExtreT,,,Iv 3.1-un"antthis year 3vc-- t1ie 3ntlre Stat.e., "",7, rj --P,,r of rcxyl t
lcast one larva in i t. The irJa-rY to 4-1he curl -,nd tac-sel-5 of field
con,, I-as been cutctandirg. Appro- inLtely 25 per cent of th-s plartc,
in Riley Coraity show se-,-erc dama&;e. Reports from, all
sections of the State indicate th3t this condi-tion is ranern.l. (Jul. 31, A, e, '7:1- actiThe corn ear worm cont4_rx,.,- s oxt-err:.Iy abundant in th; f cally every ear of swe-'u .--or:i goln,_ foil
on t1i -narIce-t in Filcy
is inf ested, Field corn is just coir*,n- :,,, -1--ito the ear- and .Ile 7,o--ms
are already abundant on the dc-jelop;ng, ears V c; _e n J-'r 4- 11
ississipri R. W. Earned (JUI-Y 15)Z y to co, n y -- co-_,n
ear Torml Heli.cthi- obool( ta, T,---,s from Colwibia, :.Ierion
County. on July 10.

LiLGER CORIT (STALH Pr;RER (Dintraea 7e2colella Dyar)

Orth R, W. Leiby (June 2Q): More than t -e average nvnbcr of

have made injuries to corn mcre pronounced.

STALK BORER (PaMipema nitAa Guen.)



,rolina oflinjury by thin insect are being received. T':.c-; c7-ry ce.-_Fnn, -may
,ssachmetts A. I. Bo-=ne (July 4): We received orw fixaij, specimens of












Panaipe-a ni-; Iar-ae~ a oaut o-ni-. r-n clcst .i thais
Vicinity (2rnerst). S'_ncc,, tl-hat ti-re -.ie havo occasic.lally had
t-pest reported. Wie do not think that it'has been ac- aT'undant
a s u sual .

Chio E. 17 Mendenhall (Jl 12)~: The com-mon -,talk bI.orer 'has been
qui te prevalEzqt this ycor. and ofrcn taktcn fcr the European corn Lc.'er. Attacking various plants- in sout'L-.1estern Ohio, and doinrg
somne dan-ago.

In~dian~a J0. J. Davis (Jul.y 26): The common stalk borer was the outstanding
rest. Reports 7,ho,-Ied corn to 'be the pred'omrfnant host although qu~tte a fe-r, re-rorts oif dar.age to toma ,to'and occasional one-- of Qe'-;QI toSPao onion, .>., hollyhock., and sour doc These letters have come in during the morith frum June 25, the date of
or June re-oort, to July 26c

Illinois 'U. P. Flrint (July 20): A very large num-ber of' specimens of this
insoct have b.er. sunt in dut-ing the past month, i*!cct of the injury rej.,rted has been to co-rn and oats,, Other 'plants re-srtcd infested
have been poprer. delp~hini-an, tomitofes, potatoes, and b The larvae are about one-half' gromm in the central part of the State
at this time,. It ic probable that the insect is only normally
ar.dantu in the State, btt rmort people zare no7-r on the lookout for
insects bor-Ing in caornl.

N ebr a s k M. H. S~renk :2 The outb-:-ea':_ of th-e cotwion stalk borer became the
outstanding insect cu'iirrext to thbe ch-birch-bur~ troubles, during
the period ccvi~red by this rencrt., June 2PYuly 25, Between June
5 a.-d July *3 reports were received from Practically all of the
eastern Nebraskta acirties south of the Platte River east of Saline
County, and als.o fro-i Sarp-7, Dou-1a:, and Dod.ge Counties, lying
north of the Platte. From Jiuly 11 to 19 reports of similar injury
were received from CumninF, Tharston, Dixon, ard cther northe-.sternl Nebraka contie,h~fcre in somec fields the d&na~e cont inued to be fa irly extensive ana seri,,us. Complaints abruptly ceasLed about
July 20.

TIow-a C. Y Ainslie (July 16): Larvae of -variouas sizes and osare
fond in stalks of sweet and field corn, doing rrwrkcd injury in
some fi,, ds in Sioux City.

Minnesota C. E. Mickel (July 1l ): MAny re'norts ire beig re'iired rc-Lrd-ing
the injury of the stalk borer at St, Pazul. Reports of injury to
rhubarb, corn, and potatoes are the m~ost -numerous.

li s sour i L. Haseman (July 23): This caterpillor has con'tir.-ed to attract
attention in corn and g arden, cro-ns tr-'r oughout the mcnth at Columbia*

Ka n sa J. W. McColloch (July 15):' Corn plants infested 'vith the larvae
of the stalk borer have been recjvd frota Hla-watha on July 2, and
Lawfernce on July 15, (July 3T1): Samnples of corn injureel -61Y the










stnlk boi er ha-.e ",an rce:o.LvT Thence on~ Jul1 :2", Tc&3ne
on July 21) and Stillrell on Jr.ly 21

~2A~oEn (i hs -_ni -un rt a ia,)

finne s ota C, 1% Mickel (July 157): Several local oto'k faryOm
have apoeared At, RrPul but the,:y are v .ry lccad in rw ture ,i
in all cases the rworms have 'been h3avily Taracitized.



Vinneso ta C& E. Mickel (July 15) : During, the latter pai t of ivay and~ th.e first
half of June there -vas a ver- h-avy flig-it of -estern army cutworm mothn in the w est ern -prt of the Stat e. The flI ht e.-t e,6e t o th-,e
eastern par of the State, d1thotig7h thie iawmbprs o17 moths in the
latter section was inuch lecs than in tl-e west.

STRIPED 0=7 PO1 (:1aae-na fractilinea ; Grote)

iew York :4. P, Fel~t (J, ly 29): Larvare, were recei-!ved in early Jul'.,y -from
Schohar-ie Co=aty1 accor-aied by thle sta'temfent that the insect
was causing quite serious dariua-e to field,,- of ensilage corn.

C,.TZ. Crosby ani acssietants.: Thro fields of" corn. 7were partially
destroyed at 1West Valley by this insect.

BLACK CU-T0R1' (Parctis y Psl~ Rott.

Illinois W. P. Flint (July 20): The mcst abundant cut-rorm ocuririn.7 in the
State this year has been the gieasy cutwvorm, ;rog j 7 n. TIs
species has caused dain&ge on lor1a)nds, or areas. that haC. bcen
partly overflowed earlier in thc. sp.rirg. It ha, been received in
large cornstalks, where it ras bo-ino in thie st4.k in somew ?halt
the same manner as the larvrae o "lhe commo-n stalk bore--,, altlaouzh
the entrance hole was very much larger.

YELLOT7-317RPEED AnMfY7V0RM (Pr odenia ornitlhoralli Guen.)

an sa s J. W. Tvo1Colloch (Jjuly 1): Thit: cutw~orm has caused daman'e to corn
at Fort Scott and lola.
GIIEDEN 7ND-ORI (oote~ge simiialis Guen.)

vdissburi L. Haseman (July 23): For the p-ist week the garden :vebr.orrr haL s
been attracting special attention in_ the southeastern counties
of the State where corn and. cotton are being dam!eged! e::tensivrely.
Here, in central Missouri, this caterpillar is also ver-,y abundant
in places though it is confining its work quite larFe)y to nj-,ed
and other uncultivated plants,

1sas J. W. McColloch (July 1): Thoe following reports have been received:
On June 211, this insect destroyed 10 acres of co-n at Furela: J-ine
23, a field of 3.4 acres w-as ruined at Burlingame; June 2( ,9a~a7







infes,-,- d at P ,.ola; Jun-,-; 2G, consiler-ible injury re,,,portcd to
com in Bourbon County.

BILLBUGS (Si)henornorus =P.)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): Billburs 1 iave beG-n reported from Jeffersonvilla on this date7 this bei-ng oi i- ,Jul-_,y to Cor'll, 1"rvae
"'CrO Llbu-nOant on J-c-ly 19 in 'bulbs at

BILLBTJa (ST-, -icxoohorus iraidis Chitt.)

Kan s a q J. 74 :',-_Colloeh. (Juno 2',')) A f i-',ld of cvrn' at has been
seriouslY damaged by thi- ir-SeCt.

CRaPE (Cola,ris, b,-unnea Fab.)
-s of by tho gr b_- of this
Illinois P, Flint (inly 20): R,,;,nort 1 11
species (-ontinued to bc; r .3ei-,7cd during ti',e 1,ntluer rart of Jrne and the first cf July. '"' i urvey made by J. H, 3ig,-er in several
counties, of -pstern -i'llirois showed that the larvae h!,Ia caused the
,cprcip.tcst amount of .ama -e on cp-rin4-broken rrd-clo-7er so(% 21all
plowed red-clover sod injured in a fe,,-, casec, 'tut not so
as ro-ring.-brolmn sod. Injury is also rcportee, .71here corn had follow
corn, and 1.41-ere corn had mixtLres of timothy and zlcver#
a.L-o in a fc-,v cases to corn so:,,beans. Corn on zwer.t--110VE
sud ra2 nearly or mul"-lev froe fnom injuzy. The adult insects are now very al)undant in f4.elds of soy,)q,, Ls, and are causing sor^e da*na6
by their fcE,ding on th scybcan I-eaves.

SUGi Z^ZTF T,"111= (Fu_,th,ola rw-i-C'Ds Lee.)

Illinois 1 7. -. 71int (July O), Reporte2 doirC damage in a sz-.,all are! in
cou-14hern Illinois, 7ho dc4nag3 all oruarred to corn. and ,7as typico
of the damage by this insect in tl*i(,, c3outh. TAis is +h-,,- first time
that this insect h.as '%en rqDozted doin,, damage in illirole. Ide-ti fiction of the species was made "by Dr. T. F 7riron of tha '--"7xal
History Stirvey.

flie CiS-ippi .. T:tarned (Jul,- 15): T :7o rather serious, Complaint i re,-, r tc
injury by t'lie rough-11eaded corn stall--_ beetle, or -,_,,:arcanc b-,,'-Ie,
,,-orc rec_-iv 1-,,,:JA. ,Iurinc- the early part, cf July. One, znp.-arc ne g-,over
in Lauderd- le Coun-ty rencrtcd that 4C nEr cent of AT sugarcane
hn),1 b- em d managed by thi s bf,(_4-1c. Another gr owe-- in Coriah ,oxu-ity
stated that a fi-old of corn been d cstroy, d by t1,is insect.,

PZ T I S
renar
'Tcbr,- ska M. H. S, ,cnk (Jul77 25): Durin the sc.-ond we'7X in Jul" imble
instance c,-.)mc to our noti,, o, 11 Greelpy Cv-,ntr cornfield,
planted on native. rrai.,io v-od broken this sprinC, alcolj" the last of
Marc'_i, dis1xd six times plan.ta& to corn -bout by 10, xac
pr, jctically dectroycd b(;". ... ,on thu middle of Atne and July. 9 by
Prionus grubs borin. tr into th'e cornstalks and killing theri.












CORN ROOT WORM (Diabrotica longicornis Say)

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (July 25): Complaints of serious injury in cornfields
by the western corn root worm, Diabrotica longicornis, were
received, between the middle of July and the period of forwarding
this report (July 24), from Cass, Gage, and Hitchcock Counties.

CORN LEAF APHID (Aphis maidis Fitch)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): Aphis maidis was very abundant and
apparently destructive to sorghum at Columbds on July 21,

Kansas J. W. McColloch (July 15): This insect is very abundant in corn
and sorghum fields in Riley County. Practically every sorghum
plant is infested and about 25 per cent of the corn tassels are
heavily infested.

CORN ROOT APHID (Unuraphis maidi-radicis Forbes)

Sebtaska M. H. Swenk (July 25): The corn root aphid continued to be
reported as injuring cornfields during late June and early July.
The most serious reports came from Greeley and Dawson Counties.

Kansas J. W. McColloch (July 5): A 50-acre field is heavily infested
with this aphid and the attendant ants.

ALFALFA

CORMIT EAR WO M (Feliothi ckel< ta Fib.)

South Carolina J. 0. Pepper (July 2): The alfalfa fields in Oconee County
are heavily infested by this insect, which is causing much
damage.

CLOVER LEZAF WEEVIL ( Hvera rgactata F?.)

South Carolina J. 0. Pepper (July 7): Many adults of this insect can be found
in the alfalfa fields throughout Oconce County.

ALFALFA WEEVIL (Phytonomus posticus Gyll.)

Nebraska Don B. .helan (July 214): In view of the fact that a new infestation of the alfalfa weevil has been found near the Nebraska line at Torrington, Goshen Countyr, Wyo., it might be well to make known that in June I made a survey of the North Platte
Valley in Scotts Bluff County, Nebr., for this pest. Beginning
at the Wyoming-Nebraska line, alfalfa fields, both north and
south of Henry, were examined east to Minatare. Sweepings -ere made and new haystacks were examined without any trace of this
pest being found.








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FALL ARMYWORU (Laphygma frugiperda S. & A.)

Florida J. R, Watson (July 30): The fall armywormn has been quite
generally troublesome at Gainesville especially to Bermuda
grass on lawns and golf courses.

FRUIT INSECTS

APPLE

APPLE APHID (Aphis pomi DeG.)

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: Young orchards-in Orange County
are showing quite an infestation of this insect. This pest is
how abundant in young apple plantings in Ulster County and in
several older bearing orchards was abundant on terminals and
suckers.
ROSY APPLE APHID (Anuraphis roseus Baker)

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): Mr. ',Whitcomb reports rosy apple aphids
in Middlesex County to be present in some orchards in numbers
enough to cause some serious curling, particularly on top-worked
trees.

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: In Columbia County rosy apple aphid
colonies can easily be found although there is little commercial damage. A fe-v colonies of rosy apple aphids in Monroe County are showing up but in no instance has this condition appeared at all
serious. In Chautauqua County a few leaves can be found here
and there curled by this. aphid but they are rapidly changing
to the winged form, so that very little actual injury has or should
be done. A f~ew colonies of this insect can be found in Orleans
County but in nocase is the number sufficient to cause appreciable
injury.
CODLING MOTH (Carpocapsa pomonella L.),

Indiana Bennet A. Porter (July 24): The first moths of the second brood
emerged at Vincennes July 2; first eggs hatched about July 10;
the hatching of second-brood worms in large numbers is now
occurring. Codling moth infestation is very heavy in many orchard
in s outhern Indiana,

Illinois W. P. Flint (July 20): The first adult of the second brood of the
codling moth emerged at Carbondale, in-southern Illinois,.on
July 1. It is possible that adults were out a few days earlier
in the orchards. Emergence occurred at Urbana on July 7. A heavy
emergence of adults is taking place at this time in the central
part of the State. The insect is more abundant this year than
usual in many localities.

Michigan R. H. Pettit (July 2): The codling moth is much later than usual.
Even in the southe-n part of the State the worms are still very







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small pnd the first generation is just nicely getting started.

California T. D. Urbahns (July 17)* The infestation might be considered
light except in neglected orchards in Watsonville. Many growers will omit spraying for the second brood, which is now appearing.

Washington E. J. Newcomer (July 11): Owing to the cool weather of May and
June, the codling moth is not as numerous in Washington as usual,
and the fruit is generally freer of worms at this date than it has been-for several years. Second-brood worms began hatching July 11.
The parasite Ascogaster carcocapsae Vier. is being recovered
in.larger numbers than in previous years. Of the worms collected
from banded trees, 27.5 per cent have been parasitized, whereas
formerly only about 15 per cent have been parasitized.

FALL CANKERWORM (Alsophila pometaria Harr.)

Maine J. V. Schaffner Jr. (June 28): Several orchards and elm trees
have been from 50 to 75 per cent defoliated at Kennebunkport
(along the highway).

New York C0. R. Crosby and assistants: In Wayne County half a dozen more
or less neglected orchards wbre seriously defoliated in the southern
part of the county.

SPRING CANKRTWORM (Paleacrita vernata Peck)

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: In WayVne County half a dozen more
or less neglected orchards were seriously defoliated in the
southern part of the county,

LEAF CRUMPLER (Mineola indigenella Zell.)

Mississippi R. W. Harned (July 15): Specimens of the apple leaf-crumpler
on apple were received from Pascagoula in Jackson County and
Sallis in Attala County on June 26.

UNICORN CATERPILLAR (Schizura unicornis'S. & 4.)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): Caterpillars were abundant and defoliating
young apple orchards at Greencastle July 15.

APPLE MAGGOT (Rhaaoletis pomonella Walsh)

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): Mr. Whitomb reports that in Middlesex
County the apple-maggot flies began appearing in considerable abundance on or about July 16, which would be the approximate
date for this section, also, of their appearance in any considerable
abundance.

Michigan R. H. Pettit (July 2): Adults of the apple maggot w-ere out and
have been out for a few days in this section (East Lansing) of the
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APPLE RED BUG: (Heterocordylus malinus Rent.)

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: In several orchards in Yates
County where this insect has never been a problem in past years a large amount of the fruit was injured this season.
Other orchards show a moderate infestation, In-Greene County many fruits have been rendered unmarketable in some orchards
from damage by this. insect.

FALSE APPLE RED BUG (Lygidea mendax Reut.)

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: In several orchards in Yates
County where this insect has never been a problem in past years a large amount of the fruit was injured this season.
Other orchards show a moderate infestation. In Greene County many fruits have been rendered unmarketable in some orchards
from damage by this insect.

BOXELDER BUG (LeDtocoris triVittatsSay)

Washington R. Lb Webster (July 6): Reported as "sucking the juice out
of all our apples" at Berrian. They are thickest on the Red
June. Many trees have them so thick on the apples that they
look like bee svarms. (July 7): Reported as puncturing
Red June and Delicious apples in Benton County.

SAN JOSE SCALE (Aspidiotus perniciosus Comst.)

Indiana Bennet A. Porter (July 24): No second-brood crawlers have
been found yet, but indications are that they will appear within
a day or two. Infestations of the San Jose scale are comparatively light so far this season.

APPLE SEED CHALCID (Syntomaspis druarumr'Boh.)

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): Early in July, on the 8th, our
attention was called here in the College orchards to the crab apples and lady apples which were being stung by some wasplike
insect. Specimens were collected and sent to Washfngton
for definite determination. Reports confirmed our suspicion:that this was the apple seed chalcid. On the trees where
these insects were found, which was in the variety block, a ver large percentage of the crab and lady apples show the character istic injury by this insect. This, as far as I can ascertain, is the first. time that we have collected this particular specie
at least in any abundance in this State.

PEAR

PEAR SLUG (Eriocampcdkles limacina Retz.)

Utah A. C. Burrill (July 4): In Logan, Cache County; psar slugs
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all turning brown. Larvae are now leaving trees. Abundance as
compared with that in an average year seems to be greater. Over
one-fourth of the leaves have been ruined.

PEAR MIDGE (Contarinia yrivora Riley5

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: In an orchard in Orange County,
near Snake Hill, the' injury was extremely serious this season.
The Bosc variety was almost completely destroyed. Clapps Favorite,
however, were only slightly injured while Seckels and Bartletts
in the same orchards were apparentlyy untouched.

PEAR LEAF BLISTER MITE (Erionhyes Eri Pgst.)

Utah G. F. Knoii'ton (July 30): Blister mite is damaging some apple
orchards around Fruita, Loa,,ind other southern Utah towns, where the trees have not been sprayed for this pest for several years.

PEACHES

RHINOCEROS BEETLE (Dynastes tityus L,)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): Specimens of the rhinoceros beetle
were receiveA from Salem on July 19 with the report that they
were damaging ripening peaches.

FRUIT TREE FULVINARIA (Pulvinaria amygdali Ckll.)

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: Early this spring growers in the
area infested by this pest applied lubricating-oil emulsions
as a control measure. In general the results were rather satisfactory. From observations made in Wayne, Monroe, and Orleans
Counties some orchards still have a slight infestation, especially where poor spraying 7as practiced or too dilute oils were applied.
It is feared that the infestation left will seriously smut up
the fruit unless summer applications against the hatching forms
are applied. The first eggs hatched about July 3.

ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTE (Las-oe-resia molesta Busck)

Georgia Oliver I. Snapp end assistants (July 21): Third-generation
moths are now emerging at Fort Valley and Macon. The insect is
nearly one full generation behind last year at this date. The infestation at these points is very light. The pest is of no
economic imrortance here now.

PEACE TWIG BORER (Anarsia lineatella Zell.)

California T. D. Urbahns (July 15): This species is causing the loss of
many canning peaches. Some orchards, where spring .sprayinlg was
delayed by rains, show 75 or 80 per cent of the fruit infested
in Sutter County, whereas in other sections the infestation is as
\ low as 2 or 3 per cent.










PEACH BORER (Aeeria exitiosa Say)

Georgia Oliver I. Snapp (July 21): Indications point to the heavy use
of paradichlorobenzene in the Peach Balt at Fort Valley this fall.
Peach-borer infestations are fairly heavy in orchards where the
treatment was omitted last year.

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): The peach tree borer is probably more
abundant than usual this year at La Fayette.

SHOT-HOLE BORER (Scolytus rueulosus Ratz.)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): A number of reports of the shot-hole borer
attacking peach and cherry have come from the southern half of the State. The reports have come from points as far north as Portland.
PrObably it is no more than normally abundant.

Michigan R. H. Pettit (July 9): G. L, Gentner of this department has just
returned from a trip to Ludington to look into a case of great
injury done by Scolytus ruu-losus in cherry trees. The peculiar thing about it is that the daname. is altogether due to feeding punctures in the twigs. The twigs are many of them killed and
large masses of gum were thickly scattered throughout their lengths.
I could not make out how the thing could have happened by correspondence and I therefore asked Mr. Gentner to visit the place. He
records 50 or 60 cords of apple and cherry wood from which the
beetles have recently emerged, this firewood lying alongside the cherry orchard. The trees'in the vicinity of the wood were more
seriously attacked than those at a distance. Mi. Gentner reports
that a number of trees will undoubtedly die from the feeding
punctures alone. The trees were in such vigorous condition that
no breeding galleries were found.

PLUM CURCULIO (Conotrachelus nenuphat Hbst.)

!Mlicachucetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): The plum curculio is showing up in
considerable abundance and as near as can be estimated at this
time will be fully as bad as for the last few years.

Gcorgia Oliver I. Snapp (July 21): The Georgia peach crop of nearly
13,000 cars has moved without a single complaint 6f curculio
damage. The infestation is extremely light. Wormy peaches
have been scarce this season, and the insect is apparently under
excellent control.

CHERRY FRUIT FLY (Rhagoletis oingulata Loew)

Ne7 York C. R. trosby and assistants: In Ulster County practically all
orchards examined are free of this pest. In some orchards in
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Michigan R. H. Pettit (July 2): Cages set for the cherry fruit fly
at Traverse City show that on last Sunday, the 27th of June, 50 flies --ere observed, and an examination on the 26th had showed no flies at all. Owing to a hole in the cage, the flies all escaped and I have not seen any of them. It is unreasonable, however, to suspect that it may have been one of the cherry fruit flies. This morning I received from Hart, which is a little south of Traverse City, five white-banded adults of Rhagoletis cingulata gotton by one of our field men sweeping the trees. This is, of course, authentic, and the first
authentic record for the State. There were four males and one female.
PRUNES

RED SPIDER (Tetranychus telarius L.)

California T, D. Urbahns (July 19): The hot weather is apparently favoring
the development of the red spider at the present time but general infestations are much lighter than they have been for four or five years in the Sacramento and Snal Joaquin Valleys.

EIGHT-SPOTTED FORESTER (Alypia octomaculata Fab.)

Massachusetts J, V. Schaffner, Jr. (July 7): This species is abundant on
grape throughout the Italian section of Revere. Undoubtedly spraying will be necessary to protect the crop.

Minnesota C. E. Mickel (July 15): The eight-spotted forester has been
very abundant on vines at St. Paul and reports of injury to vines on houses are constantly being received.

GRAPE ROOT WORM (Fidia viticida Walsh)

Kansas J. U7. McColloch (June 23): This insect is said to be
destroying 1,00 vines in a vineyard near Atchison.

ROSE CHAFER (Macrodactylus subspinosus Fab.)

Nassaohsetts A, I. Bourne (July 24): The first specimens of rose chafers
appeared in this vicinity (Amherst) on June 26 and 27. From our observations and from reports which have come in, they are apparently of normal abundance.

New York C. R Crosby and assistants: In Dutchess County a slight but
not serious infestation is present in most vineyards. Slight damage ,as noted in a large number of localities in Wayne County; cherries, apples, and other fruits are being attacked.

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (July 25): The outbreak of the rose chafer
mentioned in my last report ceased abruptly about June 26.










GRAFE FLEA BEETLE (Haltica chalybea Illiger) New Mexico Jo R. Douglas (July 15): The grapevine flea beetle has been
causing considerable trouble to the young grapevines in the
Rio Grande Valley near Albuquerque.

BLUEBERRY

BLACK-Ll CUTWORM (Arotis fennica Tausch.) .'aine C. R. Phi ps (July 19): This cutworm, abundant and destructive
last season, was taken in bnly two 14calities this year. A few
larvae were taken in Cumberland County early in May. About a
month later (June 7) larvae appeared in some abundance on Long
Island in Hancock County.

BLUEBERRY FLEa BEETTE (Haltica torouata Lec.) Maine C. R. Phipps (July 19): Larvae of the blueberry flea beetle
were noticeably injurious and abundant early in June in Hancock
County. The adults appeared about July 14.

BLACK-HEaDED FIREWORM (Rhopobota naevana Hbn.) Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): Mr. Lacroix reports that very few
complaints of any serious injury from the black-headed fireworm
have as yet been received.

PECAN

PECAN NUT CSE BEiRE (Acrobasis hebescella Hulst) Florida J. C. Goodwin: The nut case bearer is extremely destructive
this season at Monticello. In some orchards the loss ranges from
25 to 60 per cent of the crop.

FALL "7EB;ORM (H:nhantria cuiea Drury) Georgia Oliver I. Snapp (July 19): The fall webworm has just begun
to make its appearance here at Fort Valley.

ississippi R. W. Harned (July 15): The only complaint received recently
in regard to the fall webworm was from Sibley in Adams County
on June 29; pecan trees were infested.

ALMO1N

ELM LEAF BEETLE (G-alerucella xanthomalana Schr.) Clif _rnia T. D. Urbahns (June 25): 'On a ranch at Hanford where about
eight large elm trees were completely defoliated the adult
beetles attacked and completely defoliated adjoining almond trees.







CITRUS AND 3SUBTROPICAL INSECTS

CITRUS IEALYBUG (Psetdococcus citri Risso)

Florida J. R, Watson (July 30): Mealybugs have been unusually troublesome in citrus groves, but are now being controlled by a fungus
disease,

CITRUS RUST MIT (Eriophyves oleivorus Ashm.)

Florida J. R. Watson (July 30): Rust mites at Gainesville have this
year continued later into the rainy season than is usual, but are
controlled by their fungus disease.

SPIRAEA APHID (Ahis spiraecola Patch)

Florida J. R. Watson (July 30): Heavy rains and high temperatures have
reduced the numbers of citrus aphis (Aphis spiraecola) to a
minimum. This has been accomplished in three ways: The high temperature retards both development and reproduction of the aphids, the heavy rains wash a large portion of the aphide from the trees
and dash them to death onthe ground, and. the high humidity has caused a large epidemic of fungus diseases, particularly Empusa.

T U CE CR2 0 P INSECTS

MISCELLAHEOUS FEEDER S

PaINTED LADY (Vanessa cardui L.)

Indiana J, J. Davis (July 26): The thistle caterpillar has been scattered.
Only one report of this insect attacking cultivated cr6ps, namely,
hollyhocks at Portland on July 1.

Illinois W. P. Flint (July 20): The larvae of this insect have been nearly
as abundant as in 1924. The percentage of parasitism at this
time is not as high as that in 1924. About 10 to 20 per cent of
the larvae are maturing in central Illinois. A few larvae have been
fund feeding on soybeans.

Minnesota C. E. Mickel (July 15): The thistle butterfly, Vanesoa cardui,
is extremely abundant. In certain parts of the State it is reported
that they have entirely consumed Canada thistle in some places.
Their numbers have been so great in other places that they have
been properly called army 7orms. They have also been working on the
sow thistle.

POTATO aND TOMATO

BLISTER BEETLES (Meloidae)

Connecticut W. E. Britton (July 27): Epicauta pennsylvanica DeG. is reported
attacking Swiss chard at New Haven on this date. (July 29): Enicauta
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mrr-inata Fab, was attacking tomatoes at Wethersfield on July
29.

Mar yland E. 11. Cory .(July -): Crop made; io damage but considerable
strip-ping of .the foliage a-t .Glenarm by Macrobasis flavocinertms
Blatch.

North Carolina R. 1U. Leiby (June'29): M1acrobasis unicolor Kboy. appears to be
rather destructive to Irish potato vines in the western part of
the State, at least correspondentsi-complaints 7.ould so indicate.

Indiana J. J. Devis (July 26): The striped blister beetle,,:, ica~uta
vittata Fab., damaged torratoes at Ronmioy or- July 22. The black
blirster beetle,Epicauta nneylvanica damaged tomatoes at
Pendleton on July 22.

Nebraska LT. H. S -ertk (uy25):! There was an outbreak of the gray bli ster
beetle. 7pica uta ciflerea Forst.,, during the fortnight between
June 30 and July 14, in -Nuckolls, roebster, Franklin, and Harlan Counties. This species 'ras accomanied also by an abundance of the large brown blister beetle (Mcrobasis immaculata Say). The
pests injured especially potatoes, tomatoes, beans, and other
garden truck,in many cases stripping the plants.

Kansas J. ",. Mc~olloch (July 15): Blister beetles have been especially
bad on, potatoes dur i gV the last tw-o "weeks at the follo!-ing
places: Glen Elden, '.oodston, Selden, Osborne, Mound Ridge,, Victori
Vine, Salina, Stockton, and'Hill *City7. (July 31); The blister
beetles have continued to be a seriaiur! pest in gardens throughout a nmamber of north-central count ie s.' Dv.r ir, the past -week reports
have been received from Paradise, Plainv7ille, Vesper, Penokee,
Bloom, Hays and Caidrell. In. most cases the injury was most
severe on -ootatoes and tomatoes.

MississiprAi R. 71. Earned (July 15): Blister beetles belonging to the species
Macrobasis unicqilor Kby. and trai c a12,! rrr-ata' rere
reported as caitairfg serious dnma,-,,- t c meanss at 1.1nnis on July
5. S~ecimenc of 2-nic .uta lermiscata, collected on lrish potatoes
1',ere received from Purvis on June 30,
~~ LU:332 GOSSH0PFF~ Rorae '-cera Beau,)

:. iss T)I-,i R. *. Earned (July 15 ): The --outhern lubber locust ras reported as causing serious dc-ma,7e to cantaloupes, grape,. corn, and other
crops at Gulfport o-n July 6.

STRIFD FLEai~'2 (Phyllotreta vittata Fab.)

Alabama. L. W. Bran~non (July 9)'. This f lea beetle is doing severe damage
to young muastard, turnips, and collh)rdG at Birmingham. Grow.ers in this section are plor.inC greienrs up because the injury is so'
severe.
SUC:{FPLY (Dcybhur, minimus U~hl.)

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Plant Board, reported the toraito suckfly ontM to t
Pascap'onla on June 26.



Maryland 7. N. Cory (Jaly0'): Nodwo apcarant, exce-pt some hopp'erht1rn.
be~~ ~ ~~"aho 3to n or leaf at Glenarm. Crop
maao so no Ci~ ~aoi C:e~I

Ner, York C. 71. Crosby and asc-ietcn-1t-s: This peot is found only in moderate
nmbers in Cta coun ty. Ir. no inst,:ance h-'as the infestation
an-neared seric~j5.

Indiana i. J. Davis (J-,ly 26): The potato leafho-pper is an incroasingly
important rblmin the north'-esttsrn cu~trof the State, Reports of damage reached us from as far south as Danville.

Illinois W. P. Flint (JTuly ac): The potato leafno,pr is much more
abud~aztthan usual in Illincis this se,,:! no:. Rather severe darnoge
has occurred to jgarden beans as 7Tell as ycaces. It waRs also
suspected of causing damage to red clover and scybeans.

:I10T.IT0 FIEri BFEIT.7 (Bpirix cucumeris Harr. )

Indiana J. 3. Davis (July 26): The potato flea beetle continues as an
outstanding potato --est,



0,.551 -tL-"cT (177lemvia tras sicu.e Bouche)

New Yor k C. R,. Crosby =a aseistarnts in Brie Connty in untreated seed
beds seril:us losses have r_,71tc to carohe-ae and cauliflower.
Man cr~li w~s 70bcerr vd of i~njury in M1onroe County to cab->)ae by this --oct, .'o- ~go injury is quite extensive
both1 in early cibl h.gc, a. c~c seed beds in Onondaga
County. In sorns- _-F~as armers are havin'4 to buy all their
late cabbagee plants. >~oa fe- farmo,-rs treated their seed 'bed 7vith co-rrcsdi,,e su1blimL-!.ate this year and report their beds
as being practically free f=-,irnagaots.

Maryland 24. 1T,. Cory (J-uly 8): 'ith blacks root rot and mnaggot injury
co-moined, about one-third of the crop ha--s been destroyed at
Glenaro and. a small percentage at Phosnix. The maggot is apparently
on the increase as compared T-ith its abu-ndance in an average
year~G _PKHI (Brevicorve brassicas L.)


Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): A-phis brassicae reported -attacking cabbage
at La Fayette.

Illinois C. C ompton (July 9): lTce cabbage aphid is appearing in serious













nub~~ onTh~en cbgo and c- Lf lorer in Cook Countyr. 14fore
injury ic C: rctned tLhan P: xp,.ri-rccd in, 19P5. Moderate
c3rrma.,e so far.

IT ebra-,-, Mz .. T-.. Swe nkx (July 25): rparing -"-he last .veek in June the
were numecuscrp~it of injury to cabbage by the cabbage JOJM (h~t -rie L.)

Utah G, F. Xnow-ltcn (Jul-y 30): Cabbage worms are doing slightly
less damage in most parts of northern Utah, than last year, DlIOTI-DACX INIOTj{ (Plutella maculipennis Curtis) Connecticut it-, E. Bri ttlor (July 28): A cabbage head collected by A. E.
'ilkrinson shows injury and cocoons in Southington on this date.



;~iI2 JLTS(Bhy~ora~aspp.)

Kanas J. 17. McColloch: The county agent reports 7hitp- ,Rrubs destroying
straw berry beds around Goociland.

ST&T~, "I LCYh2 701i (A S cvl zotana, Froehi.) Ohio B~. W. Mendenhall (Jly 15): 1 find that strawberry plants in
Miami County are inf ested with the leaf roller to some extent.


,AS2IAPA :GTS B777=- (Crioceris, asparagi L.) Maryland J. A. Hyslop (July 1): 1Vo damage has been noted and but very
few bectlez have been se(en at &vanel. It-, abundance as compared
with an avera,7e year z,-ems to be much less.

Indian-- Jennet 1. Porter (July 24): Orioceris rr:ihas baused
considerable dil mage in home gaa dens in this section (Vincennes)* BI~jTS

w~~~KSPCPIT2e;D C70TJM- DFMTIF (fiabrotica noror Lec.) Cal if or nia 'Iq oy S. Ca mpb e11 (July!-, 1 ): ,1i,)b ro t ic as wo r e abu ndc n t all1 spr ing
in the Santa Clara Valle,, na~ particularly all varieties
of string and wrax bea-ns -,ro!7r. '--r e.

~A-1,2 i-7,'ID GP'ia rurnicis L.)

Ncbra ska M. H. S,.vek (July 25): During the last week in '01ne there were
numerous complaints of injury to bans by the be=x aphid.










innmesota G. E. Mickel (July 15): Aphis rumicis im causing considerable
damage to string beans grown for caning in onr of the so Vhern
counties of the State. About 200 acres are affected.

SA~LT MLRSH CTERPILLR (Z stigmene acre D=y)

Mississippi R. '. Hiarned (July 15): Insects identified as probably the
salt-marsh coterpillar -Tere reported as injuring beans at Moss
Point in Jackson Couaty on june 26.

SEZD CORN MZaGGOT (lemyia cilicrura Rond.)

New York 0. R. Crosby and assistants:,-.A great deal of damage has resulted
on the early planted beand in Yates County. Three fields
observed will be dragged up and many others are going to have a
poor stand. In Wayhe county a large number- of bean plantings
were seriously injured and many growers had to drag up the crop
and replant.

New Mexico J. R. Douglass (June'30): The seed corn maggot has caused damage
to bean plantings in the foothill region west of the Estancia
Valley where the fields lay idle last season. Larvae, pupae, and
adults can be found at this time.

MEXICQL BEAN BEETILE (Epilachna corrupt MIuls.)

North Carolina R. W. Leiby (July 16): It now appears that the bean beetle
is more destructive in the upper. Piedmoit section of the State
than in the mountain section. On July 19 it was reported in Caswell County, one county east of its known distribution for
the season of 1925.

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): Numerous reports of the Mexican bean
beetle have come from the southeastern part of the State. There
is only one authentic record outside of the area known to have
been infested in 1925. The new infestation is at Frankfort and
cons-iderably out of the previously known infested area.

SoUTHERN GREEN STIITK BUG (Jezara viridula L.)

Plorida F. S. Chamberlin '(July 22): Young bugs are very numerous and
are doing considerable damage in some of the bean fields in
Gadsden County.

APPLE LEAFFHOPPM (Empoasca mali LeB.)

North Carolina S. P.,'Metcalf (July): This insect has been very bad on cotton,
potatoes, garden beans, soybeans, aAd peanuts, in the eastern
to-thirds of the State.

Endiana J. J. Davis (July 26): The bean leafhopper, Empoasca sp*,was
reported damaging beans at Paoli on June 28.









PEAS

ZRA "aTERPILLAR (Mamestra picta Harris) .. "

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24):' During the first week of July
we received complaints of foliage riddling on peas by this caterpillar. In several parts of Hampshire County and one or two points in Tranklin County rather extensive defoliation to peas was being caused by larvae of this species, -hich apparently were unusually abundant in certain small areas scattered through this region.

PEi iAPHID (Illinoia pii Kalt.)

Maine E. M. Patch (July 17): Bad infestation in ancock Qqnty,
York, Cumberland,. and Lincoln Counties, the damage being severe. (August 1): Potl&and Packing Company, Unity Plant, reports that they doubt very much if their yield will be in excess of 15 per cent of last year.

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): Mr. I-hitcomb, entomologist at our
Station at Waltham, reported 'that the pea aphid .in that section of Middlesex County and in certain sections of Plymouth County is abundant enough to be called serious.

New York Rodney Cecil (July 15): Damage ranges from a total loss on
many fields to a reduced yield and poor quality of peas on others. The infestation extends approximately 20 miles south, west, and north of Utica. There is a small area damaged in the vicinity of Cortland, Penn Yan, and Geneva, N. Y., though the area is not so large as that around Utica,

C. R. Crosby and assistants: Is very abundant this season in Orage county. This pest has materially reduced the crop cn most truck farms.

Minnesota C. E. Mickel (July 15): The pea aphid has recently been
reported as very abundant on peas grown for canning purposes
in the southern part of the State.

Utah G. F. Knowlton (July.30): The pea aphid is not as numeras
as usual, doing little damage to peas or alfalfa,

CUCmtER~ S

STRIFE CUCUITYER 3E2TLE (Diabrotica vittata Fab.)

Connecticut W. S. Britton (July 2)4): This beetle v~-s scarce early in
the season, at Hamden, then became abundant, and many plants have died from iilt follo-ing larval burrows in the taproot This form of injury is unusually noticeable.
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New York C, R. Crosby and assistants: This pest is present in about
the usual numbers making it necessary to apply control measures
generally. Attacking cuc-umbers and melons in Nassau County.

Florida F. S. Chamberlin (July 13): This pest is now aburiant in
cantaloupe fields in Gadsden ,ouInty.

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): The striped melon beetle has been
normally abundant at La Fayette,,

Illinois Co C. Compton (Ju:ly 10): The striped cucumber beetle is not
causing any damage to cucumbers, n !cns, and squash for the
first time in a nmoer of years Jn.,nrthern Illinois, In some
fields it is difficult. to find specimens.

South Dakota H. C. Severin (June 9): Exceedingly scarce in South Dakota
this year.

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (July 25): Complaints of injury to cucurbits by
the striped cucumber beetle continued to be received in normal
numbers during the period covered by this report June 25-July 25.

ELCONS

MELON APAID (Aohis 2.ssyii Glov.)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): Aphis rossypii is reported as attacking
melon at La Fayette.

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (July 25): Complaints of inrary to cucurbits by
the melon aphid continued to be received in normal numbers
during the period covered by this report, June 25 to July 25.

California Roy E. Cqnpbell (July 15): In Los rageles and Stanislaus
Counties this insect is reported attacking melons. Two fields
in Los Angeles County have been observed to be practically
wiped out by severe attacks, but in general the infestations
are spotted. Increase in abundance as compared with last
month.
VEST STRIPED CUCU TBE BETLE (Diabrotica trivittata Mann.)
California Roy E. Campbell (July 15): Adults damaging foliage and fruits
in San Fernando Valley. In several fields 50 per cent of the
plants show wilting caused by feeding of the larvae on the
roots. More abundant as compared with an average year.

SQUASH

SQUASH BUG (Anasa tristis DeG.)

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): Eggs of squash bugs in the fields were
observed for the first time June 28.








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Mississippi R. W. Earned (July 15): On June 28 specimens of the common
squash bug infesting squash plants were received from Copiah,
Grenada, and Leflore Counties.

ONIONS

CPROT RUST FLY (Psila rose Feb.)

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: Every onion field examined in this
locality (Williamson) w s infested by this pest, considerable
damage being done in some instances,

ONION M~GGOT (Hylemyia antiqua Meig.,)

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: Every onion field examined in
this locality (Williamson) was infested by this pest, considerable damage being done in some instances. At Elba, seedlings,
bulbs, and seed onions are all being attacked by this pest
and considerable loss is being realized.

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): The onion maggot has been reported
destructive at Knox and Kewanna, in addition to the regions
reported in the last bulletin.

Michigan R. H. Fettit (July 2): Onion maggots are the worst we have
ever seen them in East Lansing; in fact, this seems to be
the year for maggots of all kinds.

LESSR EULE FLY (Eumerus stricatus Fallen)

New York E. P. Felt (July 29): The lunate onion fly was taken at
Garden City and Westbury, L. I., in early July and is apparently
rather generally established, since the flies in each locality
were found after but a few minutest search.

BESTS

BEET :EBV;ORM4 (Loxostere sticticalis L.)

Minnesota C. E. Mickel (July 15): Large numbers of the sugarbeet webworm
have been reported from Redwood, Lyon, and Stevens Counties
in this State. Apparently the first brood has done very little
injury to sugar boets, having fed principally on Pussin thistles
and lamb's-quarters. The worms caused considerable alarm among
the farmers, however, when they became about two-thirds grown
and started to migrate in armies. In passing through cornfields
they devoured the lower leaves of the corn plants and for a
time the farmers feared that the corn crop was going to be taken
by the worm. No serious damage was done, however.

New Mexico J. R. Douglass (June 30):' There have been three outbreaks of tb
beet rebworm in the Estiancia Valley within the last ten days.
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and migrated in great numbers. The worms migrate into the best
fields from uncultivated land here Russian thistles are produced
in great numbers.

HA7TAIT-N BEET :,B7ORM (Hymenia fascialis Cramer)

Alabama L. W. Brannon (July 2): This insect is seriously damaging beets
on some truck farms in Birmingham.

FLEA BEETLES (Halticinae)

Utah G. F. Kh-norlton (July 30): The flea beetles were especially
damaging to sugarbeets in Utah this spring, holding them back as they came out of the ground, and in many cases necessitating replanting.

BEET ROCT ,PHID (Pemphieus betae Doane)

Utah G. F. Knowlton (July 30): Very little damage at Logan from the
beet root aphid is noted this year.

SUGaRBEET LEFHOP.FER (Eutettix tenellus Baker)

Utah G.F. nolton (July 30): The sugarbeet leafhopper is very abundant
over the Western half of the State, and doing considerable damage.
Around Delta, Richfield, Tremonton,and other places many fields
are either deserted or plowed up. A number of the sugar factories in the State will not run, and this outbreak, rhich is more severe than the one two years ago, will do several million dollars damage
to the farmers and sugar companies.

SPINACH

SPINACH LEAF MINER (Pegomnvia hvoscvami Fanz.)

Connecticut R. B. Friend (July 31): Very little damage was reported this ypar
at Ne 7 Haven. Spinach at the station, usually heavily infested, shows no injury whatsoever. Very much less abundant as compared
with an average year.

CiRROT

PaRSLEY STmLK ';EEVIL (Listronotus latiusculus Boh.)

New York C. R. Crosby and assistants: Some infested beds near Valley
Stream in Nassau County will sustain considerable loss from this
pest. On June 30 some larvae in rearing cages pupated.

SEET iCTTO

TORTOI SE BEETLES

Mississippi R. .7 Harned (July 15): Injury to street potatoes caused by tortoise
beetles has been reported from many localities in all sections of the







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State during the latter part of June and first of July. The
striped tortoise beetle, Metriona bivittata Say,seems to be the
most abundant species. Very serious injury by this species was
caused to a'-eet potatoes at Vardaman in Calhoun County.

PGUS TORTOISE EEETLE (Chelymorpha cassidea Fab.)

Maryland Z. :. Cory (July l4): RRported by county agent at Salisbury. Doing
considerable damage on one farm

S 0 UTHE.RN F I E L D-CR 0 F I NSECTS

COTTON

3OLL LVIL (Anthonomius grandis Boh.)

G I7 RaL Cooperative report on status of boll weevil (July 1): The figures STaTE.ENT on weevil emergence from hibernation tests issued in the preceding
report may for all practical purposes be considered final. At
Baton Rouge, La., a few -'eevils emerged from June 16 to 30 while
at the other stations either no weevils or a very few emerged. The
figures on emergence would not be changed enough to justify issuing
the table.
Scattered reports of boll s-evil infestations have been received
from most of the States in the southern part of the cotton belt.
The heaviest infestations have been reported from south-central
Texas, southern and northeastern Louisiana. eastern Arkansas, and
in several sections of Mississippi. The infestation is increasing
in most sections where weevils are present,
(July 16): In Texas a general light weevil infestation was reported in the south-central part with little damage, except in
local areas. In 0klahom i weevils were reported in a number of counties in the southeastern quarter and east-central parts of the
State. In _rkansas weevil damage is generally light and confined
to the Delta Coaurties. In Louisiana a general heavy infestation is reported throughout the southern part and in the northeastern
part the infestation averages higher than 10 per cent on many
plantations. Poisoning is general in both parts. In Mississippi
scattered iight infestations are reported in most sections of the State, with higher infestations in a few local areas. In Alabama
a general infestation was reported in the southhrn part, a somwhat
lighter infestation in the central part,and approximately none in
the northern part. In Georgia a very light infestation was reported in the Coastal plain section and no weevils in the piedmont section,

North R. '7. Leiby (July 12): The first generation is now emerging accordCarolina ing to J. A. Harris. (July 2h): Infestation appears lighter than
any year since 1923.

Mississippi R. U. Harned (July 15): The ball weevil infestation of the State
is more general at this time than it has been during the past two ye-irs. However, the average infestation is rather low, as reports
from 111 infected farms in all sections of the State showed an






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average infestation of 3 per cent on July 10. A few heavy infestations
upre reported and some farmers are already poisoning. The extreme northern part of the State is the only sect on where weevils have
not been found. Wecvils of the first generation will begin depositing
eggs within a few days and a rapid rise in the infestations is expected.

Louisiana W. E. Hinds (July 29): Boll weevils are quite abundant in the
southern wrt of the State and scattered generally in small numbers
throughout the northern half. We expect them to reach injurious
numbers by about August 10 in the major part of the State.

COTTON FLEA (Psallus seriatus Reut.) ERL Cooperative report on cotton insects (July 1): Reports of damage by STATEMENT the cotton hopper have been received from practically all sections
from Texas through South Carolina including Oklahoma, Damage is
generally reported across this area almost to the northern limit of
cotton. The damage varies from very light to complete loss of all
fruit in manny fields.
(July 16): In Texas severe damage has been caused by the cotton
hopper throughout the cotton-growing area in the eastern part of the
State. Damage has been reported as far west as Mitchell County. In
Oklahoma hoppers have been reported in counties scattered throughout
the eastern half of the State. In Arkansas more or less damage has been
reported in all counties except a few in the west-central part. In
Louisiana severe duage has occurred in the northern part and scattered
reports come from t-he southern part. in Mississippi reports of hopper damage come from all sections, the heaviest drmagc being reported in
the northern andcastern sections. In Alabama hoppers are general
throu-hcut the State with heaviest damage in the central and northern
sections, In Tennessee hopper damage was reported in a number of
counties in the western part. In Georgia hopper damage is severe
throughout the Piedmont section. Hoppers are present throughout the
remaining part of the State with severe damage in local areas only. in
South Carolina hoppers have caused severe damage in the Tie&mol't
section. In orth Carroli na there is a general but li:ht infestation with
a few cases of severe damage in the Piedmont section.

North R. '. Leiby (July 22): Found now genernly widespread over the cotton
C-ro ina section of the State. Seriously destructive in Gaston and Lincoln
Counties where some dusting -:ith sulphur is being done in an effort
to control it.

South J. O. Pepper (June -July): Many fields of cotton have been seriously
Carolina damaged by this insect in the Piedmont section.

Georgia Oliver I. Snapp (July 21): The cotton hopyr atta-cks have subsided at
Fort Volley, cnd after the recent hot days and nights cotton is now
fruiting nicely.

Mississippi R. W7 EHrned (July 15): Specimens of the cotton hopyr and complaints of its injury to cotton continue to pour ir.nto this
office. The hopper is apparently present in injurious numbers
in nearly every county in the northern half of the Sile
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ccinplaintt have also been received from several counties in the
ccuzo'p art of thei Statte. The injury seems to be heaviest in
the north-central countis. In m;nny fields very evw large squares
are to be found, i-hile 7. close examination will reveal that
pr,-ctically all the -Mall ones have been blasted. A fe'7 farmers
have dustod -;ith sulphua', 'but. most of them are not applying control
measures, relying on the hope that the hoppers vd11 soon migrate
from the fields.

Loui sian a W. rE. Minds (Ju].y 23): The cot ton f lea hopper has been reported
in more or loss injurious abundance in some 25 parishes in the northern part of the State :7ith occasional occurrence in other
secti ons. DamagVe to the bottom crooD exceeds 75 per cent in many
h-oav:1.'y infested fields, but such injury is rather spootted.

CO~TO'N JOR:.I (AlIabama argillacea Hiab. )

Cooperative rep-ort on cotton insects (July 1): The leaf worm
~2W2TT has been multiplying and spreading from' several counties in southcentral Texas during the last fe7T 1,eeks. In this locality con.~erV~epoisoning has been done. The insect has made its appeara-eize in several Parishes in southwestern Louisiana and south-,estern,
centr, and ncortheac-tern Arkansas and north rern 1.i ssissippi0.
i~v;-G-): Loaf 77orrms have been imltiplyAIng and spreading from a
net~ero. counties in south--central Texas and are now as far north
a-,: 'df>liamson County in Te xas. In Louisiana they hnve been report,,d 4rn c ever -al Parishes in the southwestern part, ofcL the State. In
ncie they have be E reported in the ",outhwestern c central, a~nd
no,-t,.c-aztor~ 'mrts of the State. In Mississippi thiey are reported
in Qo county in the extreme part.

Mirsissirpi Rn '74 Th,,, ned (July 15): The first specimens of the cotton l1a
;;orir r-ce.;ved this year were collected by T. F, !AcGehce, I nv~c'.CtOr
for the state Plant Board, at Holly Springs in the extreme nrhr
'mtcf the State on Jul _cTisi or ek earlier then,, the
a7erue ain:2ared last year, and as cotton is t-:o ;to three w elks
litr tanin 1925, and is further delayed in i ;- bec use of
Jrjury by the cotton hopper, it is possible that he, vy loss will
bO irfl~ct-.d if the iorms become generally d~~btd

Louiciana W. E. Hinds (Jt1.y 29): The cotton leaf ~-'nhas been definitely
p,_ted from the soutrbvesterrn and northwestern corner with
occa-ional occurrence rcrortc( in interm-lia-te a-le,,ts. Wi expect defoliation to bpco'io eo~rmon iate in Av:guc-t. Th~s is a serious
prospect, as the crop i-s generally co-nsidered a~ccut two 'reeks
la~ter- than normal.

BOLL 'CL(Tlohscbsoleta Fa b.)

Gr~or ~ --I. 2-. 3!edcoe (July 1): The boll rworm sc.rns to be unusul~aly
nu ',' rouse in come sc, ti oris of southern GeCiv17ia. in one field at
~:~rir~ntthis insect had3 injured from 5to 50 wr cent of the






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Alabama J. M. Robinson (July 16): The cotton boll worm is appearing
rather gDenerally over the entire State. In some locati6ns at Auburn
the infestation is running as high as 10 per cent.

North R. 17, Leiby (July 24): Larvae have been rather frequently reoort::d
Carolina as injuring squares in sections where an earlier generation duuloped
on vetch in armyworm proportions. Some calcium arsenate dusting
has been done to control this insect on cotton,

South J. O. Pepper (Juiy S):" The larvae have migrated from alfalfa
Carolina fields to near-by cotton fields authave completely destroyed many
acres of the young cotton in Oconee County.

Mississippi R Wo !arned (June 15): Insects belonging to the genus Heliothi,
probably Heliothis obsoleta, were received on July 13 from Amory
in Monroe County, Cotton was being injured by these insects.

COTTON HPEID.(Arhis gossypii Glov.)

North R0 W. leiby (June 30): Many complaints of injury caused by the
Carolina cotton louse have been received. However, parasites and lady beetles
are effectively controlling the lice now at Raleigh.

Louisiana W. E. Hinds (July 28): Cotton plant lice are developing in numbers
sufficient to call for control measures in many locations where
poisoning for weevils is being done. In some cases nicotine sulphate applications have already been made for' the lice in accordance with
the Lcuisiana method worked out in 1925, which consists of onehalf pound of nicotine sulphate thoroughly absorbed in 8 pounds of
hydrated calcium arsenate per acre, and applied in the late evening
or -'hen the air is as still as possible.

FALL AffMYw'OM (Laphy~ma fruerda S. & A.)

Louisiana E. Holloway (July 7): Grassworms have been found on cotton near
New Orle ans.

U. E. Hinds (July 8): The grass worm is now showing up in large
numbers around Baton Rouge and reports have been received from
points below Baton Rouge. They are expected to appear practically
throughout the State at about this time. (Jaly 2&): The raso worm
occurs in the third generation. It was quite widely distributed through
Louisiana but not seriously injurious as crops had increased so much
in size that thd .worms did correspondingly less damage. Parasitism
al so increased notably in the thiid generation.

Mississippi R. W.. Harned (June 15): Injury to cotton by the southern grassworm
or fall armyworm has been reported from Lake in Scott unty, Lucedale
in George County, and Meridian in Lauderdale Chuntyo In each case specimens were sent to this office for identificatio. Specimens
of .he southern grassworm on corn were received from Lake in Scott
County.
TARNISHED PLaIT BUG (Lygns tratensis L.)

Mississippi R. W. Harned (July 15): It is apparent that a part of the injury






-ii21 ito cotton this summer which has been attributed to the cotton hopr-r, has been caused by the tarnished plant bug. Specimens
of this pest with complaints of serious injury to cotton have been
received from 11 counties, all in the northern half of the State.

Louisiana 7. E. Hinds (July 28): The tarnished plant bug has been unusually
abundant on cotton, sucking half grown squares particularly
and adding decidedly to flea-hopper damage and apparently also to
the spread of anthracnose or boll rot in the cotton.

COTTON PLANT BUG (Adelvhocoris rapidus Say)

louisiana W, E. Hinds (July 28): The rapid plant bug has been unusually
abundant on cotton, sucking half-grown squares particularly and
adding decidedly to flea-hopper damage and apparently also to the
spread of anthracnose or boll rot in the cotton.

L~EHOPFFERS (Graphocephala versuta Say and Empoasca mali LeB,)

orth Carolina R. V.. LXeiby (July 9): An injury similar to that caused by the
cotton hopper is being rather generally inflicted upon cotton in
Wayne, Scotland, and Halifax Counties, the injury being caused by
Diedroceohala versuta and apple leafhoppers.

Z. P. Metcalf (July 3): In the upper Piedmont section of the
State the cotton in many fields was found to be badly damaged by
leafhoppers, with practically no cotton hoppers, a few thrips,
and not sufficient cott-on lice to amount to anything. The chief
indication of damage was in the curled and twisted condition of the
leaves and in the stunted growth of the plants. Plants badly
damaged form no lateral branches. This condition was also described
in Edgecomnbe County by the county agent in a field where cotton
had been planted between rows of Irish potatoes; the potatoes were
killed by hopperburn and the leafhoppers then transferred their
attention to the cotton, There are some indications that the plants
will recover in part from this attack,

THRIPS (Thysanoptera)

South Carolina 0. 0. Eddy (July 2): During June much cotton in the western part
of the State was dwarfed and in addition the leaves had a very ragged appearance, at Clemson College. This was not associated
with a heavy aphis infestation. During the first part of the month many fields were infested with a large number of thrips, but they have disappeared now. Plants are also recovering from
the injury.

RED SPIDER (Tetranychus telarius L.)

Texas F. L. Thomas (July 2): One of the few fields in which blooms
have been observed had a good many red spiders in the cotton at ColluzcStation. This is -orthy of note because it is the










first time I have seen red-spider injury ina cotton field in this
State.
CC7T SILX EZET2 (probably Luoerodes varicornis Lec.)

Mississippi R, W. Harned (July 15): During the last two weeks complaints
regarding injury to cotton by insects belonging to the genus
Luperodes 1ave been received from Adams, Alcon, Covington,
Franklin, Jasper-, and Leudardale Counties, In each case the complaint was accompanied by specimens.

COTTON SQU.JRE BORE (Uranotes melinus Hbn.)

Texas F. C. Bishopp (July 15): Cotton square borers are present in
moderate numbers in cotton in this vicinity (Dallas) and are
causing noticeable injury to squares, which are none too numerous
on the plants at this time on account of the activities of the
cotton hopper.
TOBACCO

SOUTHERN GREEN STINK BUG (Nezara viridula L.)

Florida Fo S. Chamberlin (June 29): Shade tobacco is being slightly
damaged by the southern green plant bug in a few instances in Gadsden County. The infestation appears to be less than usual
this season.

TOBACOO WORMS (Protoparce nuinquemaculata Haw.)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): Tobacco worms are abundant at Milltown
on July 23.
SUGaRCaNE

SUGARCANE BORER (Diatraea saccharalis Fab.)

Louisiana W, E. Hinds (July 28): The second generation of the sugarcane
borer was just reaching maturity during the last week of July, The
first and second generations have developed principally in corn.
We expect transfer to cane in increasing abundance during August,
but believe that the prospect is not as serious as was our
experience of 1925 when 30 per aent of the total sugar crop of the
State was destroyed. No parasitized cane borer eggs have been
found thus far this season but Trichogramrrma minutum Riley has been
found breeding abundantly in the eggs of the corn ear worm and
tomato sphinx particularly. In the large eggs of the latter
species more than three fourths of them showed parasitisatialwith an average of over 20 parasites produced per egg. We expect these parasites to transfer their attention to cane-borer eggs on cane
during August.

F OREST AND SHADE TREE INSECTS

MISCELLANEOUS FEEDERS

SATIN MOTH (Stilpnotia salicis L.)

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (July 24): Reports have come in around the last of









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Junec f rom points j n Vor cest or Conty, particularly the southern
h~~1f, _th, the s'-Un 20 r ry ar-ndan- in that section and
doing con -iderable d 1, ,e A% that tin-D the larvae were practically
mature and mo:;t-of the injury had be-en completed.

Phode R. A. Shoal s (JULy- 31): S-'.ripping MOAdividu. trees, not generally
Idand eri at .1 -an-uc;*:et and Providence. First records, for these places
thotjh kllorn to be in the State in 1925.

W7a -hingt on R. IL. Webster (July.6): Defoliated ILomba 'edy poplars on campus of
University of Wazhington, Seattle, in~ june.

GIPSY MM (?rrt2-1 atria dispar L.)

Massachusetts A, I. Bvtine (July 24.): Mr. ILacroi' reports that the gipsy moth
is cu1s.ig se~csdefolia: ion in. woo ditrict- from Famou.th thro,;*gh to Zr32ster and there arparently --*s a heavy infestation
in Sanri7ich and Barnstrble, and dcibtlecs neighboring towns.

TVI -MAR~E TUJSSOCK M0'ATH (1Iemerom,-P leucostigrna S.& A.)

Maachusetts J. V, Schaffner',jr. (maly 7): "At 3vere .tt there is a local out.
break of this f~rccies on various shade trees. Feeding heavy on
linden, horse.-chestnut, elm, and sycamore maple on July 7,

B~iG0RM .(ZThridppnteryx e rherneraeformis Haw.)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): .Bagwomrs have been reported from several
places in southern Indiana~, Wo f ound recently hatched young (possibi
a few days old) at Terre .1;ute, on June 30.

Kan cas J, W,. McColloch (July 10): 3agmqrm. injiiry has been reported from
Tecumseh, (, h."'ttan, and Burl ing,,m-e. Ih2 3w) Tho. -,x continue!
to increase in number s in the State,, E-rergrepns,, boxellr, and iMple.
trees are entirely defoliated, i-n nvnsy sections of Pastern Kansas. The following corn'TLxzlties hale reported J'njury s,_,rceJ'l 17: Burlinga- e, Manhattan2, Cherryia' e, O.Joe, North Top,,a, Kansas City, Ks., Topei~a,
E-h-erett, and Cc vego.



137,D S?ID"-h, (Tetranyichus: telar-;sq L~.)

Ohio E. W,, Mendonhall (Ju,,ly 2)4) 1 f .r. the rnA -r-13er ouite bad on
ar'bcrvit.ae evsrgrcens in r r~~at SirinisG.Jre1" and D;)ytoa.





Massachnfsetts A* 1. Bourne (July 2'4): By July 1 the workt of the birch leaf miner













was becoming very conspicuous. Reports have come into the office
from many points, particularly in the western half of the State.

LiR CH

MJLOCK SP.NUiQRM (Ellopia fiscellaria Guen.) Michigan Rn H, Pettit (Ja?y )7). I received today from one of our field
men from the C-rand Traverse district a quantity of half-inch
larvae of FElopia fiscellaria. This creature is coming out on
schedule in the district where it defoliated trees last year, and
it will be of interest to you to note that up here in Michigan
it ppsses the winter in the egg stage and only develops one
generation, whereas in Ohio, according to Prof. J. S. Houser,
there are two generations and they hibernate in the pupa stage.

LOCUST

LOCUST LEAF MINE (halenus dorsalis Thunb.) Maryland Perez Simmons (July 30): More abundant than for the past three
years in Mntgomery, Prince George and St. Maryls Counties. Adults
emerged about July 26,

MJ LE

COTTONY MAPIS SCALE (Pulvinaria vitis L.) Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): The cottony maple scale has been the
outstanding shade-tree pest. Reports the past month have come from
Montmorenci, Indianapolis, Monticello, Alexandria, Farmland,
Richland, Goodland, Kokomo, Elwvood, Delphi, Mellott, Danville,
Hartford,City, Lebanon, Marion, Knhox, and Gas City0

WOOLLY ILDER APHID (Procinhilus tessellatus Fitch) New York E. P. Felt (July 29): The alder blight aphid was extremely
abundant upon soft maples at Altamont, Albany County, the walk
beneath the trees being well moistened with honeydew.

PINE

SOUTHERN P~INE S~JER (Monochamus titillator Fab.) Nebraska M. H. Swenk (July 25): A complaint 'was received from Scotts-bluff
County of pine logs being attacked and destroyed in a few years,
even when used for building log cabins, "oby the pine sawyer.

PINE BRK LOUSE (Chormes oinicorticis Fitch) North R. W. Leiby (July 24): The white pine bark louse has been comCarblina plained of more than usual. Reports indicate a gradually heavier













lrrtt on cri'-thc 1 :-1hre year-,,e'fte has recently
seen .ihite T)Jkrl'c." a F ~ -I -',,tcrn prr ocA t,, t3~ a hat
appeared as if the trees hnad been thoroaLjhly --'-tc-.VaIhea,



Florida j, IZ% W7a*,or, ( JUJ: 30'1! C-insi der able dar.eg to the needles of
-QtIno "Vee60s from S&aifL eC han been reported during the month,



TNTNC. 00"MC'JG~1 (7 e'irnes co_'iGillette)

New York F, P. .'J t ( 1 y 2 5)I The ,43tens form of the colonici *neration
were reoeivca 'n early Jon. f~zc :t, JO Horsey, the, needles of the
im e s tc I o, 6tas spruc~a "Ce5-- 1 spo"ted vwit'h -woolly masses
gugL,,stive i2' Tfestatior. by -the i-ooUlly la~'ch aphid, Th'e specimens
were. c(term-inedI throrp'h th: cmurtczy of the Federal Bureau of
1trnI';by )Q' 6, W.~r of the )pr2.Forestry Institute,
Oxford U0nierL1y,



T~~ ~TPL~ ~tn inwteperrira G.~ & R,~)

Indiana J. J, Da~i~i (JT%:1y 2G):, Walnut torrr~s seem to be normally abundant
in central ]nanzn.


,)OEJT iILLOV; BEETLE(,,~ i~e~ versicolora Laich.)

IT ew York E,. P. Felt (J&'-.y 29): he im-norted willov leaf beetle has recently
10Mbn recel-ve2. from kmcnia, Dutchess Cocuty, -this being a consideraaolo northern extension of the area known to be infested by this
ins ect.
A SC-ZS (A'gTidJ, tIs rorlarurr, !arlatt)

Mi chi ian R0 H0 Pettit (July 9): Tw~o willowr t-rees were killed and a number
injured at Prankford by A 2Ct Ivina scale that is not
verIY plet5fal in this pcrt of t'; ccuuniry. The trees 'Mere 15
$~2~ThAand c-ppxentl y otherwise in a vg condition.

A FLEA~ =EViI ( Or~cne ,t e' -,7 -i T~sE ec)

11- i o C., Pin! (Juliy 1M,: The ad'.ult; 'vcils T-ore feeding in vast
nunbezrs in *xie on the leaves of willow h~ son several estates
at Kernrebunk Beach,










IN SE C T S ATTAC K I N G REENHOUSE

AND OR AM NTAL PLANTS

MI SCELLAINEOUS FEEDERS

AZALEA LEA.F ROLLER (Gracilaria zachrysa Meyr.)

Maryland 3o N. Cory (July 8): Rather sparse infestation in propagating
houses and a heavy infestation in cold frames containingstock
plants of azaleas at Baltimore.

BLISTER BEETLES (Meloidae)

Ohio E. W. Mendenhall (July 26): I find the blister beetles doing
some damage to Clematis raniculata in the southwestern part of
the State. Spraying with arsenate of lead was effective. (July 19):
The gray blister beetle, Macrobasis unicolor Kirby, is very
destructive to Clematis paniculata at Columbus. The arsenate of
lead is valuable.

A FYRLID MOTH (HWrculia planalis Grt.)

Texas 0. G. Bibcock (June 29): The bushes of Algerita are badly
infested with the above moth. The larvae are webbing and eating away all the leaves near by. These bushes are native, the berries
being gathered by the population and made into excellent jelly.
The moths appeared in cages on Tay 11, 19, 22, 24, and 26. The
larvae are no7 two-thirds grown. The infestation was severe
last year and appears to be more severe this year.

GRCAPE LAFHOFFER (ErythroneurR comes Say)

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (July 25): From Franklin, Furnas, and Lincoln
Counties there were received during the first two weeks in
July several reports of severe injury to woodbine vines about
houses by the grape leafhopper, Erythroneura comes Say*

ASTER

WOOLLY APPLE aPHID (Zriosoma lanizerum Hausm.)

Ohio E. N. Mendenhall (July 26): I found the woolly aphid on the
roots of the aster plants in gardens in Springfield. Nicotine
sulphate is most effective.

CHRYSANTHEMUM

LaCE BUGS (Tingidae)

South J. 0. Pepper (June 21): These insects were svbrely injuring
Carolina chrysanthemum plants :in a yard near Easley.

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GLaDIOLI

A MITE (prcbably Rhizoglyphus hyacinthi Boisd.)

Indiana j. J. Davis (July 26): A mite, probably RhioZlyphus haitc ,t
was destructive to gladioli at Columbia cn July 12.

SU'TELO'dlR

SUNFLCiFR CATERFILL.R (Suleima helianthana Riley)

Missouri L. Haseman (July 23): Dhring the first half of July sunflower
growers of southeastern :1ssouri had their crops seriously
injured by a small cater- 1lar which bored into the stalks and
growing tip of the young lants. This caterpillar was identified by Mr. Carl Heinrich of the Bureau as Suleima helianthana Riley.
The moths emerged about the 10th and the 15th of July.

VFRBENA LEaF MINER (Agromyza jucunda VanderWult)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): The verbena leaf miner has been abund ant
in central Indiana in the latter half of July.

INSECTS ATT ACXI N3 MAN AND

DO MESTI C ANII MALS

MAT

FLIES (Several species)

Texas E. W. Laake (July 24): Weekly trapping records at a local packing
house at Dallas show that there has been a decided decrease in
in the number of flies captured during July as compared with
June. \hile the weekly catch per trap during June ran about 2
gallons, it decreased in July to about 2 quarts. There was a
proportia'bt decrease in the number of screw worm flies,
Cochliomyia mrcellaria Fab., taken. During July trapping Lucilia spp. constituted only about 2 per cent of the total catch. This
is distinctly lower than the percentage taken in June.

SCORE PONS

Texas F. C. Bichopp (July 24): Numerous house invasions by scorpions
at Dallas have been reported during July.
I
CaT XND DOG FLEaS (Ctenocep~alus canis Bouche and C. felis Bouche' )

Teas F. C. Bishopp (July 24): House and yard invasions by the cat
floa and the dog flea have continued throughout July at Dallas.
The trouble from these fleas is apparently being extended farther












into the sur=rner seasor. thanL normnAl or account of the unusual
amount of rain, R--o-ts of L ioOand. yard inf estations by
these fleas have ~ received frcm !izso-ri Indiana, Pennsylvania,
Xentucky Gocorci a, anrd 3o)ut h '_7ar olina,

PTJS-_=1 ~ChL,0 (Llreoercularis S. & A*)

Texas r,,, C. Bi shorp "Juliy 24) n.hl grozm t o rritare larvae of this
Znncies 'ha-ve be ,ii f otnd on s&otree s in thi s city (Dallas). No
reiports, have ccame in on the stinging of people by these caterpillars
this -,eason.
LtT01,7P 7 i1, O 3SUITOC (edes L~ti Ln

Texas 0,, B3ithorn (Ju*!y 24): This insect as first noted in Dallas
aJ2u;tLly 'Ci. It increa:-sed some and became more annoying in
dwc.1i~stow~ard the end of the monthi

Maryland 1%Th Cory (June 30): ite-or ted as infesting the "It Shoe Polish
Cozmp~any Z-Iant," This is the second report from Baltimore, the first
rec-ordeJ in Journal by Sanders.



Maryland J. Po Brown (Jr-le 30): Sulphur fumigation recommended at Salisbury*'



C~0 0iS IY(Tcnsrubescers Bellardi)

Texas D,. C. .-armnan (July 214): This horse fly was reported to be fairly
abundant in the canyons north of Uvalde during early July, but
there was a rapid diminution in the number t11oward the end of the
month. In the region between junction and Menard the flies appear
to have bI.een morc abundant than elsewhere in the Soruthwest. The
wixn!bo of flue per ani.ral in that section during t"10 latter eatt
of J.eranged from 10 to 1. The oultbreakI cf' anthrax rwhich occurred
in -:alde and adjacent colmnties w'as brcu-,ht under control during July with comparatively light losses. ThLere ras !some indication
that thie canyon horse fly played a part in the dissemination of the
dis-ease.
TOSE FLY (Gactrorhilus haemorrnoidalis L.)

;ebas~ M. H+. Swenk (July 25): ,Tae nose bot fly ras complained of as being
exceedingly annoying to horses in -fork County during the f irst
Week inM July.

BLOOnD STTCXUN%," FLIES (Several species)

Missouri L. Hasernan (July 23) : Blood suck-ing flies of li7estock have be-en
reported during the month. Missaari farmers have given cnec-1z1.
attention to these flies and used sptay mixtures for contr-ol ling












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q all n ts of the State. hom,. I--uiriec h,-cve be-a rc -:iv, :d fro, ar

HCRI' F1,-7

1,,, Mra zcman 'Ji2- 2-z) In central Missouri the horn fly has been
part ic- ;'Larly abundant an!a ; ,nncying to cattle.

Texas F, 0. ,,)-p (,Taly 2L')* Observations made in several parts of
ea: t a -. a o ( r_-_:.ng, Jul,- inaic--ite that- the horn
lq -o cause severe annoyance to dairy I Ouj___-n ly nur-a-, rcus IV a-nd rn- c ca-,, is C,- -;-ierdlly a-z uiiied that 37-ecsi 7e horn fly
abundance i-, ia .a--,Ily asc_ cciz ted with rz iny weather. T*.e condition
this year, hc77 ,ver, dces not bear out tIAs ass-Unpri on,

0,, G. '_P_) )cork- (June 26): 3CO to 501) P- r animal. Have held their 4- ;
0-.-n -Cor t 4.me pact at Sonora. Still remain mainly upon the
pe c ent
f and b,:;nc- r
th -, t-Al. P-ractically 90 to 95 of t1lo cattle hav6 horr. fly sore3.

SOL N "TOP"M macellaria Pab.)

7 x a s C; 'rci-1-opr (J- y ?4)! Reports received, during July from various
parts of Te:xas indicate th- A thie screr. rorm losses this year are c 'bout no:='11. So-.,3 loc 31itiez in extreme southern Texas seem to
have had c--'l UnU2V_ A .111M jFr 01 Screw r.orm cateo and the losses have been r(a+11%er heavy on sluep and ranches in the Pivide Country.

'E"T.-Oa FLY (St2moxys calcitrans L.)

s o ux- i L. Ha -emnn (Ju' In central !k ssnuri the ct,-able fly has been
LY 23):
particularly aburniant and mnoying to cattle,

PCTj_1 _Z11Y

Q. COLORED BILT31TOX (S-phenofnnrus aeguali, 077711.

Zcu h Ho C. Severing (June These b--etlos are atund int in cei-tain
Da-co ta sections of Swath Dr1,:otz,;. and 111avc bj(,n rep D!!t -,Ily F:-nto in by
farmers -,,ith tl!ie co,.-I)Iai7, t th ,;,t t'-.,-y hava ill- -hic! :--., The
br:letl ,-_ nay b-lco-)e to 1-ho roof of thc or to the
cutsidc of hc_- h,_ ud,

1 17 S E C T S I li F Z S T I N. G F 0 U S ":!J S

P 7i 771 1V 17 1 3 7 S

La Pp*
-4- of to bai.1 kli.mlbers by
Indiana J. J. Dl-,,Tis (J,,.'1y 26): Zncthcr r :po. 0
tho post bj(,,tjris pp coT C7 m
nc in, thi- ri-rt being. fro.. or. Jul",








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FLEaS (Siphonaptera)

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): Fleas have been normally abundant throughout
the State.
TERLkMTES

Indiana J. J. Davis (July 26): A few reports of rhite ants,Reticulitermes
sp., continue to come in from the southem half of the State.

Kansas J. W. McColloch (June 21): Termites are working on cherry'and plum
trees and on various ornaments in a yard at Gen. (July 31): Reports of termites killing cherry trees have been received from Plainville, July 10. Lenora on July 16, and Norton on July 20.

SUMMARY T. E. Snyder (July 2): Summary of termite damage to buildings,
mainly by subterranean species of Reticulitermes, from July 1, 1925,
to July 1, 1926, in the United States.

STATE 1TtBER OF CSES STATE NITJMBER OF CaSES
Alabama 1 Indiana 9
Ari zna 2 Iowa 31
Arkansas 5 Kansas 42
California 17 Kentucky 5
Canal Zone, Panama 3 Louisiana 24
Connecticut 1 Maryland 13
Florida 3 Massachusetts 3
District of Columbia 58 Michigan 1
Georgia 2 Mississippi 3
Hawaii 4 Missouri 19
Idaho 1 Nebraska 6
Illinois 14 New Jersey 2
STATE NUMBER OF CASES
New York 7
North Carolina 5
Ohio 36
Oklahoma 14
Pennsylvania 7
Philippines 1
South Carolina 2
Tennessee
Texas 47
Virginia 13
Virgin Islands 1
West Virginia 3

RICE 'ETIL (Calandra oryza L.

texas F. C. Bishopp (July 24): During the early part of July an outbreak
of the rice weevil rqs reported in a local macaroni factory. The infestation caused some losses at Dallas, but the main supply of






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flour and paclked c ocds wa-, not invaded before the insect -.ns broughtt
undoQr ccn~tm 1 b-7~ert~-;

A :7c:T~2 ~ ~T:,'MI M7 (cr>-ptot ermnes brevis W walker)

Loui ri-na T, Z. Snyder (July 2): The e-isco-v7ry of ryritotermes brevis S Waker,
a West Indian termite, in tho niocdwvorlk of a building at Ne-'7 Orleans.
~'eviously this termitc, which Is one of the powder-post terrdtes
not attacking. wood from the ground., ba d been found only in southern
aer-lida where it has bec especially injurious to b-4ildings.
'work~~~~ on teto odld onstration termite-proof buildings on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone,,Fananm., and at, '14ew Orleans is
bedn{- pushed and they chou.ld be finished during the -present caiernder
y( L. Thico buiTMings dcrnortrate th at termites can be kept cut
of .-ccden 'buildings by thp use of concr ete founqdatiop.s or wooden
fouancdtions impregnated with coal-tar creosote I the interior rood.ork end furniture being treated with cheinicals to prevent attack
by non subterraneIr, nowder-post termiteS, *;!h.-ich latter forms occur in
the southern Jrt of. thc' 'nitad States andi tizoughout tho Tropics.

LARDEF2 KIETE (Dermcstes lardarius L.)

Nebraska 11. 111. S'vc~nk (July 25): In mil1dlc. of July a correspondent in
-~~on County s,.nt in nurirerous 17?rvate of tne larder beetle: with
a statement th.,t they -e found imbedded in the 7o(4 of the sills
and other woodworlk of 'hir. Iiolse here he said they were riealkcning
thaose structu."e.s.