The Insect pest survey bulletin

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Title:
The Insect pest survey bulletin
Physical Description:
v. : maps ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Bureau of Entomology
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Publisher:
Bureau of Entomology, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C.
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Frequency:
monthly, mar-nov. plus annual[1926-]
monthly, apr.-nov.[ former 1922-1925]
monthly, may-nov.[ former 1921]

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Insect pests -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Entomology -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
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Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 1, 1921)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Vol. 14, no.9 issued only as a supplement..
Issuing Body:
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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OEC T P E ST S U RV EY
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VQ1 October 1, 197 1 0. 8

OanSAnDnt ETMnaLOGWRAL. MATrWS I N TIM T-1TITZD STaTES FOR SUMTMBER,1 -27

A seri~ous vhiter''.jiubin~festation is reported from the Ea st Gentr a!
State~s fro~m Ne st e= IndianA to eastern Febraska and Kansas.

The first 'serioust-ouxtbreak of the f all armyworm since 1920 is under
tay in eaztern :Kansa~s .and. Oklahoma. 1inor, outbareaks have been reported -fron-
Indi~ana, Mississippio,pzd Aaaa

The Hessian fly situation has not cha nged materially since ouw last
report. A recent survey in 1Nebraslka shows that the situation-iE! not "partice.-
larly menacing, hieonFhq Pthe'r _hazd, in so-qth-ceatral. 1ansas there is
e-very indication of serious trouble frora this pest. It .7as discovereed for t1-e
f irst time in Sedg-dick County, Colorado, nrhere i-n inelividual cases, da-mage
amouzted to ap-Proxi-mately 10. per.cent..of t he crop.

The alfalfa rreevilhass very slightly externded its aea o-E infestation
i'a 0olorado thais, year,

tireport of Fuller s rose beetle a~ttac_,i-n~g soywecis in .1orth Carolina
lp the firlst-record of this insect as a pest to a field cro_).

SThe first record this season 9of damage to fruit by adul ts of thes
cotton- leaf worM was received on, $eptemdber 13 -fron- Kansas. The late 6ate and
the locality make it evident thnat but little serious trouble is to be antici-
pated from this Past iii tG fi Jruit belt.

Vhusually se;,ious damage by thel -apple -mago is ecorded this seaso--
from the Fast Gentral Sttsextendiag, from Ijassach-uset's to Virgimna

The, oriental fruit moth6 has 'been very destructive tarouighout the most
&T the infested territory. It. has. been reported f-rom. Dela-7are -Counmty, Ohio,
and i s still spreading in OGeorgia. Ver heavv paras-itislsa of tho- seconda
bVpod is rtcorded from Cozzectuicut.,

One Japanese besetle 7as collected durinxG Se pt emter at Perr-vilIle,
Cacil 04u=ty, Barylaad, nhiach is outside of the previo-nsl kno-w in.AfestOed area.

Zro Specimens, Of the f exncin fruit ari have. tet besen f ounTd i -,t1--e
4s~pofdrit crop of 1)27-26. The- last one, discoverec- T-as o--- Jmie 23.i so. Te
thtOf tile previous seasoa,
Tt'* AMiordt4 g' to the most recent mxrvey e th~e territory covered by the 11ex-
'M' iov'l 'botlo nov 00ompiers the entixe Last. Central and ..iddle Atlantic





















region, Oll Pptingte os tal Arent n#l Then'hmlmtreceoyVi e
isso~utern OntiarioLv, Canaaubnrnois Noaptyith otascrnrfMc
an Erie, Womsing ade_7 Living sto nortie -ntehaenms o ro e
YorkrStat e. ft- n exeis nothec southwaridears h etro eayvoa

eatar ascfar asrveyhas Centere an Hutndnmareadstl ote
easun r alon thhea sother border of so thwe t etoLna erCu yhne
County, coniuin g sobeouthwa prd acrss Vrgiie bo, aro.x lxnra l
bemrlcen, and StsylatcheanCo amties int NothCrlni wic SteItx-
tend dei del more alt ou th e eoas twar dl losein eoddfo sfres s
rrent Pitittan Dpin Ch ounthies.eIn Georgitepstean ntenrhr
half letin of teSaevt the singet cl epto oftetrioyarudeoasil
oan thesoicbter boren er.al h disribti na th netoafae'btltl

advan e. vIn n Alb ma te trin tory heasc xtne d buRiyvlgty ote ot,
had the grassisopp ersrwitor hase remane prcialahsam sls er
In Kentuck and Tennesetel ite ha o ved about on rtotersfcu
inect stoitly bfeinr o itnefo the Ifassopoer Stat lie


Thae Eurcoperand cor borerias xtne d its ragcnidrblnothr
Ontarigor a disrcs southern vubc. I ntroelra cletin avcen ae









TbO Striped June beetle. gggyl decomlineata Say, whi ch f eeds on
MOUe rOt f maaY cultivated plants, 'ia reported as present in dry sandy
00116tA ftsMt of the farmizg areas of sorutheastern British. Columbia, where
It4 Agers to be on the increase.

Tba yellow-necked caterpillar caused serious defoliation of apple
tree at Pointe, in the 0kanagea Valley, BritishColumbia, and in southern


The apple leaf-sewer, AllnongoER v18icaria-i Zell., occurred in severo
a0reak-form in Nova Scotia this sumer, from Mochelle west to Digby, some
-sba~ being comPletely skeletonized by second-brood larvae.

4 Wery serious ouatbreak of pear psylla has been experienced in sec-
tiona of the Niagara district,"Ontario.

The Buropean red mite appeare d in outbrea form in southern Ontario,
quite late in the seasonl. affecting pl=n, apple, and other orchard trees.

The'sprnce budiworm has greatly enlarged its area of attack in the
Tbar 143M district, Onta'rio. north of Lakm Huron and the G~eorgian Bay. A
very7 severe infestation is reportedl from Gonganda on the north and east, to
a*oh aer Lake on the zocuth, and as far nest -as the east branch of the
4aenish River, at area o more than 4,500 square miles.

MWh European lear-mining saw17 ?Dd Ri.Klug, has been-found
.40rilewaly attackizg gray, birch In certain sections of Nova Scotia.

Catbreakis of the hemlock looper accurred in- several sections of
Ontario, The infested areas occurred qlong the 3St. Laurence River from
Brockville 'aa far east as Gananoque, and in extensive areas in the Hluskoka


th ortricid Rgg&MgotJhis ottit~ag Rob. has completely defoliated
long maples all waer Cape Breton Island.

The maole, 16af -mnier, 9aQgagggagidla Chamb., caused much -dam-
40to boxelder tbrav&Met Sasokatchewan.

th hps b$ AF941501goAk.sg1 DeG., is very abundant
adhtheonsariously ffecting horses.






















Ohio ~ M H. "71 enkal (Agt 2eSetehe 42 lie 0ru
ndt ru sh v bhegtenreceived f -rom s l
eastern aotin s ou r he tate.a onTherb amg
to nustreryidstoc frutandesh ruck pc




Xansas ~ J. 5. MEcolloch, (Septembier 21): tOfalThenafaf
inBre dreom Countie e Bulipt an





-i7a sreportwn ad 1ots~n Buga



greens il edatm' aS:odc--orn.

1ebraskaG. H. Shwe tnk "(Agstep ZStember 25): Copaithfit-uyb
agi tegrs huave be ees recelved from i ltvrsh ~thr n





eastern potionurofr he Spte ate. 'Teerpot eat.hel


am s s J. 1.. 7):inTheSeptemberub, ): There g
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and Harers xin Sep br Counties (Septebr1) li gushv
benel fulledgtrSock Auton. hi

bait~ trgansr m beets in onl actoer, ntne ti umr
M if .7 R1 I (aph pera S. A.




toconatAuoaSetmbr 6
Ilios ln (etmbr1):Tee aebensvea asso
dnmage by tis insect t summer som alfalfa. moderatel
hevyflgh o te ots ccrrd urngth frs ad ec
on 7erl nSpeme.LrverciedSpebe 3vr
neryfulgow.Autso hi pcisaealastaz.i
bli tas rm Jrc o cobr







Iad 4 Si b(ag ast 25-Septem'ber 1): There is a heavy outbteak
fi ?llarmyvmrm over the eq ire eastern half of the State.
ktalfa, VOluntaer wUheat P and bent gross being attacked, and
lEiv~l aeriO~zly injured at lMahattan and Wichita. We are ratch-
i4 the outbreak closely and expect little damage to alfalfa
1econise of the abundance of grass.. Tachnic parasites, from 31
t' 60 e stwr oberved. The last outbreaks riere in 1911
and 19200.

J. N. ,,c~olloch (Septeiuber 19): There has been a general out-
bre; of the fall army,,-,orm in the State during the past month.
The first report vas received an August 31 from Wichita and newi
,a reports are still 'coming ir*. Bermuda and bent grass have been
inJurod at Mcdhita, Salina, Caldwell, Dodge City, and Gypsum.
Dizage to alfalfa was reported from Allen, Woodson, Cherokee,
Harvey, and Bourbon Oounties. Corn was injured at Altamont.
'Volunteer -fheat has. been subject. to attack everrywhere.
(September 25).- Recant reports of injury by the fall armyTworm
have been received from Cherryvale, Coffeyville, Neosho Falls,
and Mhite City.,

5 heaA. N. Caudell (September 20): In Payne County,near Perkins, I
f ouad alfalfa being very decidedly injjpred by the larvae of
-4hat Dr. Dyar d~etermined as Lagymga frgg 22rda. ,Most of the
larvae appeared to be about half to two-thirds groun.

A- -ApnK. Gockerhami Wgmst .29): 1 f ield of five or six acres of
s,eet potatoes -;as bein severely defoliated by a caterpillar,
Whibi c I ththk is the fall grassworm.

R.%p 1 WH arned (September 22); Qunly tno complain~ts have been re-
ceived recently in' regard Uo the southern grass.worm. One of
these complaints vas in regard to injury to cotton at Leland
on Augu4st 19, and the other pas in regard to injury to corn at
e Peqan 04 AuAust 27-


aSSIAN nky (t kb'a d-e tructor Say:)

1 bl@ : W.P. ELtn (September 19): During the. first part of September
thero, *4as amoderate emergqnce of Iebssian fly. Eamidnation of
1 eariy saas vwhat made on September 17, shoved a moderate niumber
of emgs nettly batchO& and half-gromn maggots an the Plants.
Zmergenoe is Still tEldng place.
!N*we (.j6 ,zs 25-teptember 25)': According to a survey
Rv gg6 ApageI re mas no eerious or conpmer cial damage



























offa l in ahe a i
exuthentAn-hoi loo;rirg of 192T bu iaipeia aaeoa
excprea psomewbl twne CassadJhnoretisvw arvf







iiiiiiiiiiiiliiiii iiiih to in e arlii ini ithe faU of1iiriibdin W e
stalnteer volunteer mea tbtmi.ee odsp om
shoeavy safesaion ofa 8h Ot1)9- n'opr~f*eraavs)e
santepie I "d tcal 3g






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thes dis Zim the pastoruro











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bi
ofur the 192627aintearm Ahapprpv hTo OUto 0 am


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sl,,sii ii
Kanss J UI ,' 00 -10ch (eptmber19): pas, "a=,erhasbeenver




















@ i
-7hih isinfsted andit ill;e dfficlt t detroythi
s .. d;4 +tI;
Vouterco bfr seie aSptme 2)







heavy ifestatin of th fly ocivrs I volunter rlea aroun
Baerrie.Prcicll eer til iifete.Abuthaf r
th agos r fl-go adtrnfom:4 o h fasedstg,
%et*chws haiyifstdTthfasedvs eev'ii




"'YMM W19MI&I (A~ades sull1iilis Say
J.1W 2cllch" S t imer2i trve f h- s'secesveiette;
Kanaas""







addid to the list if bUt One borer. is found. Several townshi-ps'
Am@$ap dy eensconted along the vestern shore of Lake Michigan
V. wAU Imo sign of a borer. IsolatdR points in Illinois and ivestern
kkM~uh ave also, been 'scouted. vath negative reautls, so that the
1*10frt liMit$ of this year Is infestation have been roughly
"established.

00KKAR ORM Heloths o2bsolet Fat .)

W. A. Thomas8 (August 131)a The corn ear worm is unusually abuna-
Ali0 &t on late corn this seasoa and is doibg serious damr;ge in some
fields4. One field vas observed on the above &ate iiere every ear
abbned the womrk of this insect. In some'cases the ear had been
almost completely severed from the stalk, causing the grain to
f~itl to develop. In others. the larvae had eaten furro,.s through
the devbloping grain throughout the entire length of the ear.
skha M. H,. Svenk (Avgust 25-September 25).0 The third brood of the
corn ear worm 7as-albout normally injurious during the period
covered by this report.

.SOMMBEN CONK STALK :30RR (Digtraea zencolella Dyar)

&4J. 74 Mc~olloch ('September 19): Larvae of this stalk borer have
been received from a number of localities in the State during
the past month. This pest is either increasing in Kandas or
else farmers are finding it because of their interest in the
luropeaa corn borer.

LESME CORN STALK BMRR ('ElasmopaJEi~g ligosellus Zell.)

Ap#ppi R. , Harnad (September 22): A correspondent at Yazoo City sent
in on September 2, specimens of the lesser 'corn stalk borer -aAth
the report that these insects vere causing 25 per cent injury to


STALK OBMER ( !gejma nbris nitela Guen.)

askaM. E SwAnk (August 25-Septsember 25): Specimens of the stalk
borer coming.in during the period covered by this report have all
bein pxaye. Relatively very few such specimens have been re-
ceivedaiwop August 25-



lama T, J. Dp;is (4oember 24): The armyworm vas reported attackin
corn at QOrs i o,; Jualy 18.

























DIFTERWIAL lGmAiQADk Say

haaspp s. .been ob served ot epr te thls's2), -tth au swr
groldenrod, ande othe late bloom~gfO~















ofbr, h species regar
K sa J H. &c7oloc (Ags September '5 dig1h
daestructive wry ofu.dth o' i-etr onro o .ta okpae




















suangrss
corna roo.etts werepstillbe in Geti2b7h mideofSpeme:
Kan S scoJ. sTi. k h~o ll oed (Au ust 25 bytan5 e et ftecr
plantsl Coun tya Thc e fel haegneornu'o teijuy y
the havesbeen corncroot as i.

Colorado G.ite. Gillette rSesulteme tha ,eet erorno hsbetei o
injurihe itan theSte than it hareni omryasn r
eahya eevn oecmlinso t erdtos7hr

coni som I oni r-i o i7 rtre er nsc

cesote osiifenhay omtmsamstttl h







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Cun, &ad at there is consiclerabUe dagger of the introduction of
Termites into baildings, through the utilization of the corn
stalks, I : notifying the farmers of the situation and advis.
ings against the carriage of such stalks int'o farmn buildings.

AJLFALFA

ALFALFA. MEVIL (Daonousy -01 sticus Gyll.)

Colorado 0. P. Gillettea -(September 9).:. J., H.I Newton 77ho is giving opecial
attent'i on to' tAhe control I< of thi s' in'sect r epor ts v ery sl ight bsx-
tensioxl of the infested area this year. The injuries from the
weevil have uot been severe except on a 'Very f ew farms.

LACKg tUTOs (ZpvRlon dBL Rott .

IllnoW P. Plint (Septem~e 19)1: In one instance the black cut-worm
destroyed~a field of. alfal-fa Trhich was so-7n in jdgust.

POTATO LEMFOMPM (E-Mgoalca fabane Harr.)

Xan sas a P, Smith (Septemb'er 6): This insect was very abu ndan during
August. Severe damage shorn by cage rearing, but field damage
not distingiaished betreen that done by other leafhoppers and
root diseases. It is the chief unusual alfalfa insect of the
season; beinii more abidant tha in recent years.

A PYRALID tMTH (I10gggaila noctuella D. &k S.)

11arland Mo W. Cory (September 13) 0 Destruction to portions of a ne- 1y
teeded field of alfalfa is reported, possibly one-fifth of all
areas considered. Larvae and pupae were collected September 10,
and adults emer'gad' September 12. Some parasites ar present but
have z.ot yet emerged.



GRilG LOVRR Or-Mi (P_1Jthnnnau gbra_ Fab.)
crt f ,NWTmbt(Sepemr '):The green-clover ,7or is -unsually
teA abundant .on soybeans and. cowpeas this sumer and doing consid-
erable danage.

090W STMR BUM (Agr Oldt(rg haris Say)

E aaJ. J. Da-vi s (Septembar 24): The, gre~en soldier bug was reported
September 24 as c noil in some localities In -southern Indiana.
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiee sg od vi en e h t he h v
iiiiiio h oea edsi hepd







FULUMRIS RO 9E- 41-TI

North -J.- ".. 'Tenht (September I)-: Although damage to soybeans in neg-
Quel~a lgile thi s inf estation is interesting as the first lmnmw
Occurreftce off t~his inasect oft m 1tiva ted crops,, F1111erIs's ro se
beetle is unusually -aunda,-t in this locality-this year, and is
defoliatiag holly and s,.eet bay everywhere.



CHINICH BUG (Blisss legacpteusaa Say)

Ka~nsas J. W. ".c:Colloch (September .19): -0 Te excessive rainfall this Sam-
mer check-ed the chinch byu outbreak in the State. Only one re-
Dort of 'damage has 1men received since the first of Augst. At
Jetmore some injury TAs reported-August 16 to late sorgb=n -,ich
-r.s bein g gr o-.n as a feed crop.

CO:7, FAR 70MR (Beliothis obaoleta_ Feb.)

Mansas J. --. 1.4cColloch (September 13):- Thme corn ear worm is inJuring
the heads of kafir at Cimiarron.


D E CI D U 0US F R U1T IXS-E CT S



JAPXNESE ZETIF (FPo:illiat Japonica Fe-im)

laryland L. 3. Snit h (September 23"): one Jaanwas beetle vas collected
during September at Perryville, Cecil County, rhich is outside of
the previously known infested area., a hearing has been called
f or October D' at ahich the extension of the quarantine to the
ne-7. area -All be considered.

General '.on~thly 'Ye-,s Letter of the 3ureau of Entomology, No. 160
statement (August, 1527): T3ijhLa pq22liavo9a an imported parasite of the
Japa~nese boeetle, ,rhich was recovered for 1he first time last sea-
son, has -made excellent progress diaring the present season. It
has no-: been recovered from three of the fout original liberations,
--nd is abundant over an area of more than three square miles. At
the center of IVhe colony it has been destroying as manny as 25
Japanese beetle larvae per square yard of ground. Without reri-
ously depleting the "mother" colony, enolagh material has been
collected for nine ne77 colonizations Aidely sca~ttered over the
heavily infested area.

SAY JOSE SCALES (AsP14J2LtJER K901ic0us Comst.)
-ichign .Peti (epe~br 7)9 nt o iatriiisthifndngo




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Stbe. SMa Jose scale on f our treez -zhich, are reported as being
badly ancrust'ed at Charlevoizm This records the occurrence of
the scale the farthest north in tichigan. The report ras made
yL.- -k. -Taft, East Jordcn, lmlichigan.

Colorado a. P. Gillette (September 9): -5.his insect' is only kno-wn to occur
in parts of gesa and Delta 'Counties. In the latter county only
in t-o or three orcht-rds. We have been able to keep this pest in
control by prompt Oluarantine menasures. and by the uprooting and
borning of trees .tbat -.ere not promptly cared for by the o-,ner.



APPLE AP-EID (i-phis --pom DeG.)

Utah G. F. Kno-.7ton (September 3): The green apple aphid -.as r.-ther
abundant in northern Utah during 1927, though no 'serious damage
vas relporied.

'ROSY AFFIZ APHID (A4maphts roseus Baker)

Volorado 0. 'P. Gillette (Se-otember .9): This aphid, vhich has become
~rather enrlydistributed in the orchards of Delta and Hesa
Counties, bas of very little importance as a pest this year.

'700LLY APPLE APHID (&riosoma lmlzgerum_ Hausm.)

SYork E.P. Felt (September 24): Woolly aphids, probably Lriosoma
1inniggwgm me not so abundant as usual in Rochester --..Horsey'.

=OLIMG MTH (Carvocapsa pojmonella L.)

olorzdo C. P. GIlf1lette (September S): This insect has been extremely
destructive to apple and pear crops in the State this year, the
most serious losse-s being sustained in t,,he Colorado Valley of the
--estemn slope. The poor control secured through the use of ar-
senical sprays makes one -,onder if ve have bred up a variety of
this pVest that is quite inmmune to arseni-cal poisons.

APMI AND TECR7 MKEETNI ZER (Hoemr o-p~gla 2Pr ian Cl er ck)

"Seetiet ou 1. E. Writton (Septenber 23)-a This insoct is slightly more abrund-
nat than usual on apple at Ye-Y Haven. Adults are no7w resting
Supon the screens of houses.

4t~erk'Z, P. Felt (September 24): The apple and thorn skeletonizer is
verY numerouz ia aa apple orchard near Genesee Valley rP-k;.(-For-
IMY) This lnseet appears to be &generally established in the s-)uthern
Sand -.estern. part of the State. In some localities it is,.e.xceed-
2 6l~ty 41%;nuas Oh u11prayed trees.








YEhLO%-2-YCKnD. CATERPILLAR (D ttgg gfgDrulry)

I ndi ana J. J-. Dav is (September 24)-. Thpe yellow.-nocked caterpillar, Yms
reoredfrom '3argrvlea bndant on-apple the latte'r part
af Au~gust-

L .d OTTOIT iZ WORM (Alabama areillaceA Hbn.)

Kan a s J. -.E~loh(September 13): The moths of the cottonleaf rorm
are roported puancturing apples at Osage City.

dPLEMAUG0T (Riaoiella 71alsi)

-as sachuse tta s I. Bourne (September,2o); ThQ 'railroad -,orm has been generally
abandant. It h*a's proven to be fully as atyundant as during ,192G,
but not so bad as the previous ye,r. Early varieties -:ere fomuaind
to be pretty badly riddled by the maggots. Wealthies, wyhere pro-
perly sprayed',' have apparently come through successfully, and as
far as w,,e can. tell at present, the late or main season vcrieties
ar nt eroulyafeced Sept ember 29): Folloi-ing up the
report I sent you a 'Lea days ago, I vouald say that later data com-
ing in duriig the last, t7o or three days, -particularly from
the eastern part of the State, lerad us to lbelieve thiat injury.
by the apple i-aggot is mors serious than -.-as at first belie77dd.
Som Cntoh hich ar'e being harvested shio- considera~ble presentc
of the ma-,gots,

Connmaect icut Philip 'arman (September 24):, The apple maggot is apparently mor
abuindanit th~an u'sual on apples in Well Haven County.

liel. York -Z. P. Felt (Se-.tember 24): The apple -aggot is becoming quite in
jurious to Prunes in the albanay sectioa., It has been trouble'some
for .several.years mad this -zeason 100 per cent of the fruit mas
iinfested L-1 some orchards.

Virginio R. G. ILeveriing (September 17): Pe have a tree of good apples
that ie call Cabin -apples' that 7,ere harvested three or more wleelks
ago. .a put them in the cellar to get mello,., and I thiQgk somme-
thing li!Le 7r- per cent of thLemz 7ere infested -Ath maggots. We.
have found them in several other 1kinds of apples, including Grime
golden and 1:agnug-m 'oonwm, but naot to such an axten si h as
apples. I t-hink Vthat vo have never been bothered -.ith this pest
until this year.

-a FHOPEERS (Jassidae)

2-a s s achu se tt s aI. Bourne (September 26): Wehave found, particularly in the
eastern part of the State, an abundance of late leafhoppers omn
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APPLZE LE1A:PHO2PEER 4q(!Mdisaat Mali -LOB,)

panectent Pilip Garman (September 24): This insect is causing consider-
able moitling of the leaves of apple trees in Yer Oaven and EArt-
ford Counties; dowage is hard to estimate. It is apparently more
MIabudetthan usual.

orth Z. P. etlf(September 9):: This pest hcs done a high percent-
Carolina age of injury throughout the apple-growing region of the mountains
and is much more a.lwadant than at any time during the past 20
years.

APPLE CURCULI11802111E M9yntell9g Tuarigbb Say)

40~ lkW.Cndenhall (Septomber 9): The apple curcullo has done a
great doal of damhge to the applc crop this year.

TZRAI TE'S

sa J.W. 12olloch (SZeptember 19): Termites are reported injuring
apple trees and asters at Concordic.



0113YTAL FRUIT nOTH W;aspeyrrsis molesta 3usdk)

G%, at 1hiliq Garman (September 14)i This pest has sno been present for
three consecutive years in some orchards, doing great damage each
yenz. It has decreased in same sections and increased in others,
Kit estimated, ;hat 50 Per cent of the second-brood larvae rere
parasitised in the orchard :Aere the parasite 17'-acrocentrus
assglloag ARoh. was most abandan:6.

la 0 1. Snapp (September 20): The oriental peach moth continues to
spreaa J 'n Georgia, aad has caused damage in some orchards, espec-
ially adjoining or near apple ,prchards Mhich furnish a host for
the late gonerations. Daring recent aseks it-has been found near
WAtkeville, at 7oodland, IBarnesville, Voodbury, and Knoxville.
IT t EMMAltle, It was found to be much 7orse than the curculio.
"_" W hdoo&teroy around 50 'oushelt of late peaches.

Z' T4% medenhall (September 13): The oriental pec ohis
JOBt in 101~were County this year aad reported Quite bad on
Peach tbroughout zouthern, Ohio,



too# Awasht 20); The peach-borer infestation is
AST, ~ea ! iniX~y 1A ?t Valley. Dealers r epor t heavy buy-





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L. Doier (September -iiii1): each griiiers in the Bridgeiiie
section of the State have suffered enormous losses thio year
from ;.-rmy peaches. A4- investigation yesterday indicated
that the mzajor portion of this damage is. cle to Late curculio.
lgeenl V hr-aeoe t,,-o broods of this- insect in thai
sectiou this year.



B:LaMMBETY 4PSYLLID (Trioz:-, trimanctita Fitch)

Earlad .N.Cory (Senternber 13): T'his insect has been reported as at-
tackcing blackberry at &-rleigh- Heights. This-.is a ner, record.
It is also recorded fro-m Petersburg, Dorchester County.



FOCSESC T-7,1 C.ATMR7ILLiR (:alacosoma !di~sstr~ia BFon.)

orth ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ '1 .Utaf(etme hs insect seems to be very gen-
Caroina ralon pDersimmon trees. Practically every tree is infested.
iinny .trees have 20 to 30 feet comprletely defoliated. This pest
--as bad last yeax.b-at is -auch ::-ozse this year.

GRAPE

G-R=P 3RY GIT7" (.ol-ychzosis viteana. Clem.)

-2l70are -H. L.. Dozier (Septe-doer 1): -.ork of the second brood of the"
grape terry moth is beginning; to .sho-..,up very brdly on several.
,properties i-n the Dover section. By this. date 50 per cent of
th-'e birries on 14 acres of vigeyard appear to be injured by the:
-o:rm's, -ahidh see-,n to be about a veek old.
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LEATHOFPPES (Jassidae)

Oh,-io '. '. Ledenhall (so-,-tember 27): I find these active little in-
sects Qu1-ite nur.-erous on grape leaves 'cut they do not seem to do
*a-ny ap--preciable damage.

SIX-SPDTTM- GR-E DFETLE (Pelidnota punctata L.)


!Te-::, Yo--- -Li F. Felt (Se,'tember 24): dults of the spootted grape vine
bactle --ere unusually numerous in late summer on grape vines
iln the, vicinity of Yev7 York City, t-.7, three, or even fo-ur oor
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CUREalc, TS

IiOiiCU T WORHi (Fteronus ribesii Scop.)

Colorado C. F. Gillette (September 6): This is a comparatively recenvt
-arrival but it has beco-.-e established in mazy of the gardens of
northern Colorado,: and has become rather serious ,-,here control
measures have not been used.



TBPBER-LIS-D FIG 30RER ( tychodes trilineatus L.)
issiS sippi R. TI. Rarned (September' 22): Specimens of the three-lined i
borer -.ere recently received from Gulfport, -7her, they nwere re-
ported as causing ihjury tofig trees.


EECEDA2CAE E E(,crolhasi s ne-,lal Riley)


asi sms!ppi R._71. ar'ned (Sepoterfber 22): acro-basis neulll -as collected
on oe can at Bropokhavez Axtgust 30.

A PHY.LLXEA, _(.lylxr oa s Perg.)

asissippi R. 17, Bhrned (September 222): Phylloxera notabilis was collected
Gn pecan at Yeriton Augu s t 20.

PECAITU-UT (Protec-,teryx bolliana Sling.)

wz sslissippi R. 7. HBrn'ed (Sept'ember -22) - Proeoperyx bolliana_ rna collected
on pec at bolunibus on August 23 and at Brookhaven on -Lugust 30.

CITRUS

CITRUS 124LYBUG- (Peac.aca cir 2isso)

Californi~a lonthly 1,ew7s Letter of the Los Atkgeles County Eortic. Comm.
(September 15). During the fitcal year ending Jilo 30, 1927,
the Los Ailgeles -County Instectary propagated =nd distributed over
the mealYbug inafested orchards of the county approximately
4,000,000 adult. Cryptolaemus, the ladybird beetle being used in-
the control of this pe-st, -According to the report of H. -.Armi
tage, Deputy Horticultural Cormnission-er, in charge of this -ork.
Atotal of 7S9 properties representing 7,000 acres of citrus but
containing- an actual- jgested acreate of' 4,775 acres -ras covered
neing ten adialt, beetleys per tree. areful inspections rado e.rl
1idi blu tpring to aetermine the d~egree of infestation over the
)menninfeted.icreaeiaidtoiiiiiiisuchiaturl sTrepA s oc
ed itii thiieelg otsaf gan nmcaamrt ee-







mire the progress of control resilting from liberations of Crypto7
laemas and to locate any infrestations requiring additional atten-
tion, shoved 13,398 acres to be infested or 235 Per cent of the
total citrus acreage in the county, an increa 'se 'of only 4 per cent
over the preceding year. The inspections sho-w the infestation of
the coastal citrus areas representing approximately 12,000 acres
to be 70 per cent complete thile t~he interior or foothill sections,
including the San Fernando Valley, repre-senting approximately
'43,000 acres sho,.- only 0" per cent infested, As a result of the
sp-ring inspection, infestatiohs throughout the county rere gr,ded
92 per cent light, 13 per cent medium, and 5 per cent heavy.
'Under normal field conditions it is necessary to liberate on only
a swall percentage of the light infestations and both medium and
heavy infestations can be checkoed w.ith liberated Cryptolaem-us -with
only nominal injury to the property from the attack of the mealy-
bug. Unfortunately, field conditions 7,ere such this season th-t.
--hile they permitted the normal development of the mealybug, the
prolonged cool, & .-eather materially delayed the activity of
the Cryptolaemus. In fact, to such anextent that in spite of a
l_-boratory production 6f Cryptolaemus, permitting the complete
coverage of all infested properties requiring it, during the nor-
'-mally optim-am period of April, Ma-y, and June, more or less injuriy
resulted to the present crop. The injury Tras evidenced in the
lorm of small sizes, 'Is-.rttyl" fruit and a. drop of mature valencias
in the heavier infestations, 'Black scale and orange tortrix, holv1--
ever, have been serious contributing factors to these lossoa this
sa0o8S
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ations of Cryptolaemus are being confined to those properties
,:here necessary control measures for other insect pests in the
orchards have interferred -,-ith the completion of mealybug control
from the initial liberations.

1EXICAN MEIT WORM1 (Ana~strephpa ludens Loer,)
Tex,7s S. 3. Fracker (September 27): hNo specimens of this insect have
yet been ;9ound in the grapefruit crop of 1927-29. The last one
discovered --as on June 23 in some late fruit- of the previous seasomn


T RU C K C R 0 P I N S E CT S

MISCZLLANEous. FEEDER
BLACK BLISTER BEETLE (Etgautgi -pennragig 'IG

Ohio E. l.:endenhall (September 16): These blister beetles are qlut
trulsm nsvr.1o h onisiicnrladsuhr
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12dWMI)LISER BETL (3icata cinerea marginc-ta- Fab.)

R. T7. Harned (September 22): 019auta -aragiat.- -.as reported as
causing injury to clematis at Oxford on August 1o, to eggplant
at Hattiesburg August 310, and to Boston ivy at Neridian on
September 17,

NPOATO

COLORADO POTATO 3EETLE (LEgatintarsag decem-lineata Say)

C, P. Gillette (.Seeptember 9): This old time potato pest has done
very little d'namgoe to the crop this year. 7,e seldom have reports
ofseios amge from it any more exce-pt in limited are-s.

-POTATO YFLA MEETLE (;Agtrgx cucum-eris Hair.)

0. P. Gillette (September 9): The potato flea beetle continues to
be a rmjor pest. on potatoes in the Greelcy section, and has becen
rather more abundant than usual this year. It does not seem to
be a pest on the -estern slope as yet.

4 NOLE CRICKET (LrZ11-otalga boorealis LurM.)

J. J. Davis (September 24): 1,401'oe crickets, 21Grylloalm borealis'
Burm. -ere reported damaging potatoes at Vincennes September 12.

CA2BiG-E

CABBAGE "',,Wl: (Ponti~a rapae L.)

.Bovxne (Septetiber 20'): CabbAge 77orms are normally a-bundant
as evidirnced by the cond~ition in the field at the present ti-ne.

J. J. 'Davis (September 214): Common cabbage 7-orms -7ere reported
ahindarnt from a, zamber of localities i-a the northern half of the
State d-arizg the first half of Se-ptember .

GABBAGE 1UGGOT (HYleggjl bpssgica~e 30uche)

0.P, Gillette (September 8):- This in~sect has rapidly increased
L'a numliers, and it has been injur~ious IVo cabbage end ca-cliflo-.-er
in the Stzte diiring the past fe-. years. It hazs also spread to
som* of the garden sections of the nestern slope.



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gaau. s- Abbot (September 16): Th@# insect pas first found at
Vienna tept ember 9, bat Mdst hale been vorking for some time.
Also. Tfound at Fairfax.

ludiana ItN. F. Ho-wrd (September 3): This insect vas reported from
Ddyies-6 and Warrick 06unties,.

J. J. Davis (September 24): Hexi can bean beetles were reported
destructive in southern part of Hamilton County September 17.

Kentucky "N* F..' Bo-nard. (September -3-)%:. Tha 1,exican bean beetle has been
fmind in Henderson, Trigg, and barshall Counties.

M~rUk H. Sireak -C Aigust, 25-September 2v-): Probably the most important
entomological event i! Neraska during the period covered by this
report mas the dideovery, late in August, thzt the 4Hexican bean
beetle hva arrived'in Scottsbluff County, evidently follovring
down the Yorth Platte Valley from '.yoming.

ennesee N F. orrd. (September 5):The Mexican_ bean beetle has been
found in genry, Carroll, Henderson, Chester, and 11c~ary Counties.

a npiR. 77. iBnrned (September P2):- Specimens of the Mexican bean beetl
were received fzom Booneville. August 25, and from Belmont Sept-.;
ember 3. Reports indic.-ted that, these insects nere causing seri-
Ous dazage to gardeii'leaws.

r9ado 0. P. Gillette (September 6)* -This beetle continues to extend it
area in the beann-gro-Aing, sections and 'especially on the western
slope. It has now become.very destructive in most of the bean-
growinzg sections of Mesa and Delta Counties, and has done consid-
e~rable da ae to the beano in lower Arkansas Valley during the
past sammer. It is also reported as causing very heavy losses to
the bean crop iz the vicin-ity of Weldona, Norgan County. It is
the first time it has been reported as a serious pest in this
section oE the State.



WUIFED CUCUMBER BEETLE (Diabrotica vittata Fab.)

AgradGC1'7P Gillette (September 8): This insect has spread to nearly
all of tba cnummber and melon gro-Ang sections east of the Conti-
Aaetal divide, but bas never 'been a real pest outside of the lowyer
Alansams Valley in the-State, whare it Mas 'been only moderately
Omadant during the past summr.








slope. in Colorado, but I have never had it repo-,rted ai a pe st in,
any of the garden areas of the we-stern slope in this St'atot It
has been only moderately albundant on cucumbers and melons this'year

PICKLE WO0MI (L~gphugagg nitidalip Stoll)
I&

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 2A): The -oickle 'rorma ''as destructive to
cucumbers at Princeton according to-a report received September 12.,

EkUASH

skUAS11 BUG (Am-- a Ir i st ig DeG.)

Webreasa m H. Siuenk (August 25-september 25): Injury by the squash bug
continued to be increasingly complained of-during late August and
early September.

ONI CH

0C1ION 11.,GGOT (H~ylemyia antiqu Meig)

Colorado C. P. Gillette (September 9): This species, likev the cabbage
maggot, has also been rather rapidly on the increase in the onion-
gro,ing sections of the State during the last fe-. years. It bas
also spread to some of the garden sections of the Yrestern slope.

0*7OKIO THRIPS (Thri-p tabc L.)

!a ssachuse tt s a. 1. 3ourne (September 26): Onion thrips thro-ughout the Comnnect-
icut Valley region this past season cawsed only a light to moder-
ate infestation. While this represented a considerable advance
over the condition in 1926, when the pest ,ias remarkably scarce,
yet comp,-red Tith the condition during, the period of the last ten
years, the present seasonis abundance rould be just about one-
half no-m-al infestation.



BEET ROOT AMBD (Pemphiaus betce Doane)

Colorado C. P. Gillette (Septombor 9) : The losses due to this ap~hid are
uniform from year to year, as it is generally distributed throvgh-
out the sugarbect-gro-wing area of the State. The losses sastained,
,,-hile seldom s!vere, are in aggregate rather heavy. The almost
complete elimination, off the narro-.-leaved cottonwoods on the f armas
of the beet-gro7ing sections, has apparently redited the losses
to some extent.

ZEMA CATERPILLAR ('11aegtraU picta Harr.)

Yevad ~ ~ na G.G. Shei (September 14): These insects have app-arenatly mi-






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grated Troma buridock to beets. Earlier in the year they nwere
reported fromFerarley on alfalfo. No serious damage reported..



SFOTED BEET MEWORI (g10e1ia persectal"g Hubn.)

Alabma L W.Brannon (kagnst.29): K-oths of this species vere seen fly-
ing bo in a patch of Swi ss -chard on July 1. I-ine moths .vere
caught that day. The first larva of this species was8 found in,
the field on June 27 so the moths -appeared sooner than first no-
ticed. .On July 9 the first pupa was found and on July 12 all
.stages of larvae were plentiful. First generation moths started
appearing in the, field an July 18-- First genera-
ti on mqths that emerged &,gust 9 are still alive. Second generw
ation. larvae are now papating and second generation moths 7,ill
Proba'bly be out in about 10 days. Larvae of, thlws species are not
doing so much damage this season as they did la'st yea.

SETPOTATO

A TORTOISE BEETL'E (IIetriona bivittata Say).

Usaistippi 21R. M, Harned (September 22): -Tortoise bectles, 1etfionp. bivittata
were collected in a s-ieet-'potato field at INatchew on August 22;
were reported as causing considerable injury.



a,4 bama K.' L# Cookerha% (August 29): Tho~so flea bee'tles ,-ere abundant in
a sweet-potato field at St. Elmo and ,*ere apparently doing con-
sidera~ble damage.

,SEMITROPICAL AI.RMYUOEi (Earodienierigagaia Cream'

Mississippi .1. W.'Harne'd (September.22): Specimens of the semnitropical army-
vorm Xl1ogmges eridania have been received 'recentlv fro Fruit-
land Park and Natchez. Serious injury to s-7eet-potatoe as re-
ported from both places,



#GGFLAWT LACEBUG (2Uggphja solanii Heid.)

Mia isffafifti 'R W. BHarwd (september a22).: Specime s of the egoplant lacebug
149co)1cted from aggplants at Halstead on September 14.



C04MAGE UAQGOT (Llggybrassicae Boucho)
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fr om Columbus,, and to t he south, of the Cabbaou magget ijrn
turnips and making tbam: unsalable,


SO0UTHERN -F.I ELD C R 0 P IN X EC T.S

COTTON

BOLL IEEVIL (AnthggMsEE grangia Bokhs)

Georgia 0. 1. Snapp (September 17); The drought during the lastmot
has materially reduced the boll-wieevil infestation. Some
counties in middle Georgia have prodiuced a good tro~p of coton

Louisiana W1-. E. Hinds (September 23)4. Boll-veevil damage in the mainct
ton areas has been quite heavy, but many fields in the souter
part of the State, ;Ihere cotton groving is scattered and nw
have practically escaped weevil damage this season. The lae
planted cotton is suffering much from wr-eevilz and yield pro-
pects are very poor.

COTTON LEZT WORM (Alabama argillgcea Hbn.)

Wazhinigton,D.C. F. IC. Bishopp (September 29): A few moths of Alabama argi~llc
have recently been observed flying around lights in Washingtn
D. C.

Arkansas F. C..'Bishopp (Se-ptember 11): Leaf--yorm attack on cotton alx
the highway 10rom Texarkana to Sikeston, Mo.. is very spotted
Very little complete defoliation -,Az observed, and many field
shoywed no apparent infestation. Some poisoning has been doe
but it is not general.

Ii ss i ssiplpi .R. W. Harned (September 22): Although the cotton leaf worm a
appeared quite generally over the State duoring the past few
,,,eeks, the damage it has caused has been slight. We have re
ceived specimens collected on cotton from several localitie,

.Uoui siana W. E. Hinds (Septem'-er 23): Cotton leaf worms have not in-
creased so rapidly or spread so generally in Louisiana thisea
son as seemed likely to occur tro months ago The principal
damage has beea ina the northern part of the itate and consder
able poisoning has been done for their control.

Texas F. C. Bishopp (September S0): Very little complete defoliaton.
of cotton by the leaf wo.-m has taken place in northern Texas
Some fields show. no evidence of the presence of worms, but
m-any ar-, "ragged" consider ably.






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in the Yaciui Valley, a full-grovn worm, vas found on August 2.
Since then to date, gradually ncreasin nwmber s, but only a fe-.
acres out of a total of 3,000 &ve sho-,n noticeable leaf injury.
Crop injury held to-'aii'inrappreciable-amount by use of calcium
arsenate and wvith-aia-of an undetettnined hymenopterous parasite.

30OLL T-RMT' (Reliothi s obsole ta. Fab.)
Chibom A.N. andll'Sepeme -20)4': Ift Payne County, near the village
of Coyle, I sa-, a iedo''cotton in which almost every boll was
eaten by the-cto b~htms all emerged, and scarcely a
square could be found n-ithout either a larva or a. pupa of the
-bollvl.n-t*8 al~ larva. So complete w~as this infes-
tation that it was predicted that the cotton would not be worth


Alexi co A.*W VI lol11,1 (Sept embe r.1) I61 &Iorm damage to cotton in the
Yacli- %hile-y'covrered a' periadd of about four veeks beeiiming the
adil"f"hyp'amge -ran~ged: f om 6 to 20 per cen(t of bolls
destroyed by vvorm-s as shown. by exam~iiation of 200 bolls each in
.aghiidhih'Ssk'301 or''dum~ge as negligible by September
1. Lincrease to 3 or opr cent in one 200-acre field e ained
Yeptbed$ 1 Lg .e er os-o silk of corn trap lns


SALT-1 ?,gSH G:e?2MPIL 1 ,2 tian scraea. aruy)

7. J:- etmbr1)': T~he salt-mmarsh caterpillar -Tas
-presfenf, 'iis t'e; '.Yalt.i 'Yralle6 pr acti cally fromn t.he begianing of the
seasonc yh flrgt'of -Septezmber an averge of 11e fl-grown
Torn-PE plaM obser-jad ii limited w-eas, laut fortuna,~tely owirg
to rnk rowh o plntsin f-hos areas no apprecjable damage a
don_. -'-;IAz oa:.e' f ieIld of, -00 aarez,,irffestation is believed to have
been lognef icial.

COME ON SUARE D AUBER (Lavu s eli Su s Van D.)

Le xIc Co. i. Morrill (September 16): This mirid bug first observed dam-
aging -cotton in Cae Yaqui Valley in 1925 proved very destructive
itonu field of 400 acres in 1927. 'This field. is 1prod-aci:-g ap-
protimately one bale -oer ac-e, buit dama-e to 'o- oil-- estimated
to be 49 Pei- ce-nt in. late July aud..angust pre-e--t-ed. a -,ield of
at least one wan one-b-ali ')ales, per ache. In othe field's in
the Yaqkni Vallevy the damage averzged. ` per ce-ntu of the bolls
destroyed. 3y SeptAemb,-er I-- the insect bad practically disap-
peared.;

A TIMIDID .(Gamap iri_egggans Champ.)







early in the season rwhn plants were'less than 8 inaheabldho
A common weed ('undetermined') in the TMaui, Valley is the natuml
food-plant here,, and damage to cotton Mas confined 0h fields
v.here this was abundant. In all fields cotton finally developed.
so much faster than the tingids mal.tiplied that there ras no aP-
parent effect from the attack, On the i-hole, it is evident from
this season's experience that with reasonably clean caltivation
no appreciable damage need be feared from this insect.

FZL triar cunea Drur y)

1.i ssi sstipp R. W. BHrned (September 22): SpecimeOns of the fall reb-mrm col-
lected on cotton have recently been received from tro localities
in 3olivar County, and on locality in MHadison County. In all
cases the corresponde-zts reported these insects, as abundaat in
one or two spots in their cotton fields.

COTTON 13UCCULATRIX (Bucculati 2ssypiell0a Morrill)

Mexico, Mo .'.Arrill (Septembor 16): The first specimens for the sea-
son in the Yaqui Valley irere discovered July 25. On Au49ast 1 ,
20 leaves picked at random woro oxmadnod sho7wing 12 damaged by
tunnelling of larvae at outer end of petioles, at junction raith
leaf blades. Green boll infestation vweavery rare at that time.
31, September 15, .20) leaves from the same locality, approximately
the same cotton rors, sho-.,ed 100 per cent damaged at ends of *s
petioles, the average numboer of T'orm tunnels being much greater
than 6 weeksm earlier. Green bolls show! an average of about 5
or 6 spots indicatin-g larvae -Nork-ing in carpels or emerging
therefrom. Damage inappreciable to first pic~king of three-
fourths of a bale -per acre in a field planted April 15. Later
setting of bolls appear to be damaged to the extent of at least
10 per cent.
COTTON APEIS (LpisgosU mii22 G1oy,)

M'i sSi ssippi l.2 H ed (September 22): A. L. Hanmer observed a cotton
field at 14icCool on September 9 that Vhewod a heaatylinf.",statian...
of-tho'cotton aphid. This particular field had been dusted with
calcium arsenate five times in order to control the boll weevil.
The cotto-.a -:as youing and had a fairly good bloom on the date ex-
ami aed.

BEAIT TBRIPS (Heliothrive faggitus Perg.)'

Kexicon k. W. Morrill (September 19): Severe damage in the Yaqui Valley
in areas up to 10 acres boecame sonspicuous about August 20.
especially noticeably in fields w;here peas had been groyn during,
preceding --inter and. spriing. In such- fields many volUnteer pea
Dlants appeared -ith the youz- cotton a.-Ld sooa became generally
infested -itlh thari-ps. The peas died during the extremely hot,
dr meaher nz, and June, forciag the thrips to the cotton.,





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.Several hleavy rains between August 20 and Septomber 20 reduced
the thr-ips to vagligible aMabers.,



9UGARCANEBORR (Mda.traeal saccharalis Fab.)

Louisiana 77. E. Hinds (September 23): The mug_rcane borer has multiplied
S rapidly dvring the third and fcurth gen'erations. Th;e'egg para-
site-, gihgm3:0Egg 9 epdgreatly to check a devas-
tdti'ngada0 :h +ofs Lbo4tory propagation, df Tricho,.;
aggahh.Qe.vr-QonAct ed rA,th w gs of SitotraLc* qrea~ll at
Baton R~ouge during the current season and -.-rill be increased dur-
ing the 7rinter with the expectation 'of "colonizing these parasites
On 219-t-rg -gsi on-gegfields at the beginning of the
egg-layingqagedi.4, or thp- ppecod genera'tion of borers in 1929.

FO11Ja MST 1A' N' -,-HR I. SR I E S CT S

.-ISCmLAkEOUS YEEDERS'



Y. eh~nhal::Sepembr 9: Whe, bagniorm is cluite 'bad in
Tello ptentakn evergropnp, and also deciduous trees.

asour A. Cadell(Septsmber 2): saiw a-rather small maple tree
almost defoliated by the bagworm at -Ind~pendence.

Unsas J. 1. McColloch (September l 1")' The bagworm continues to be a
pes of cedar, 4arborvitae,..Aand. boxelder in -northeastern Kansas.

-I TELMCRKD TUJSSOCKXMTHi (gglmercJamya leucstigma S.& A.)

X'r as rH 11. Svienkc (Auagust 25-'September 25) -0 The vhlite-marked tussock
moth co fkinues to be a- coepcosshade-tree pe~st.

Pi LE T US SO0C, CITERPILLAR, (IRigdota, tesselaris A.& S.)

)1,, To rk 2. P. Felt (Septeeber 24j: 'The ale tussock noth is causing
noe dead4 !ttb ear, o ple res inHghland Park, Rochester,
where it has been so numerous earlier. The foliage was about
-all,'dU#ir yedlaiithe xaasoa, by 'blight.-or anthracnose, and this
a f a@thhmt7ing:.to do, with the scarcity of ihet instect





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throughout most of New England. Infestations Se am to ls o
the decrease in may -localities.

Lassachuse tts A. 1. Bourne (Se ptember 26): The fall webworm, on the whole I
has been of normal abundance.

Pennsylvania T. L. uyton (September 27): 1 rould like to report the prewence
of the fall nebworm in rather unusual numberre in the vicinity of
York, feeding on the foliage of maple, mulberry, cherry,- and
apple.

North 0 I.,Snapp (August 19): An unusually heavy infestation of the
Carolina fall webworm on pecan,,forest, and shade trees betveen Charlotte
and Greensboro has been reported; some trees vere nearly defali-,
ated.

Nebraska .M. H. Svenk (August 25-September 25): The fall vebNworm has been
somewhat supernormally numerous on the shade trees in east'era
Nebraska during the period covered by this report.

1iissi ssippi R. W. Harned (September 22): The fall -webworm has began to show
up on hickory and pecan trees in the vicinity of A. & It. College.

A FALL IEBWORM (Hyphantria textor Harr.)

New York E. P. Felt (September 24): The fall -gebworm, Hypbanbtria texto
appeared early in August and -as very numerous an all kinds.: of
trees, eopecially plums and related genera, in Rochester
(lR. 3. Horsey). It vas also somewhat nm~erous in a section
about Albany and south in the Hudson Valley.

RED-BMIPED CaTERPILLAR (Schizu3a concinna, S. & A.)

New England J. V. Schaff ner, Jr. (September '23): Sgthiyaa concinaM S. & .
and, is common throughout most of New England and northern New York.
Ner York It was found feeding on boxelder, elm, poplar, -Aild cherry,
willow, chokeberry, plum, apple. and sweet fern.

Hassachusetts A. I. Bourne (September 26): The red-humped caterpillars have
been abundant since early August. They -have not proven to be
so abundant as during 1926, but have been rather more
numerous than is usually the case.

GYPSY MCTH (Porthetria dinpar L.)

3-c- York Monthly News Letter, Bureau of Entomology., No. 160 (Angust,1927):
J. V. Schaffner and C. M. Symonds, of the aypsy-moth laboratory,
completed on August 30 a two week's trip Into New YXork $tat e1
colleting mtiv larve to eterine te dipersin of n Im
porte gypy-moh paasit, Qo~sil Qqiig Alhovg





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this tachinid is' on6 of the bet: of the-imported gypsy-moth
parazities, it is not dependent upon -this host along, It has
beea retovered from many -native insects, and is 'known to be
present at least 100 miles west of the gyperymoth dispersion
line. Aipp~roimately 1500different collections were made. These
nePre obtained from the southeastemn,central, and northrestern
par'tsi of the- State, along -a route which included 1,4nroe Bing-
hamton, Cortland, Sherburne, Cazenovia, Oneida, Syracuse, Parish,
96m6, Pula".k "iatertmwn, '"tveerp, Ogdensburg, Gouverneur,. Pots-
dam. Malone, Paul Smiths, Champlain, and Plattsburg. During the
fa-11 man~y parasite records axe made from these collections, but
iii some 4casss the. hosts must be he-ld through the rainter to ob-
tainL the Parasites after hitpernation.

'-'CRIMNTAL HAG MOTH (On ~ 'flnu Walk.)

J.V. qahaf fner, Jr. (Se~ptember 2-3)1 In Dorchester and Roxpary,
Saffolk County, 90!LogwzM flav~gages Walk. (oriental bag moth)
to defoliating va-rio'us umall trees and shrubs in several back
yards and vacant lots, Oa September 2 -0, 1 noted the following c
comPegtely defoliated:t Norway maple, black birch, buckthorn,
black oak, wild cherry, ehokeberry, 'and pears.


M. H. we nk (August 25-September 25): The clover mite has laid
its eggs in largef um~bers than usual on the trees in the vicinitr
of QuMMa.

M00 SPIDER (LReE~myghEu telarigg L.)

S. P& Felt (September 24): The red spider has been much less,
Mearsva tbzm usUal mn Rochester evergreens oving to the cool,
Vet sanMor R.E. Horsey).

J. J, Davis- (September 24): Red spiders injured red ce&dar at
1in tnapol is September 10, and elm at Richmoxnd September 17.

W. P. Flint (September 19): This mite has been reported from
many Sections of the State during the first of Septem'ber.

M 93 PIDXR (TUtranX2"ug sp4)

F. Fait (SepVteaker 27)1 A red spider, Te traBZSghug sp. ,cover ed
l arae- otavsood tree'at Rachester with a very pale veb, there be-
ing a' strip about tva feet wide, and extending up into the tree
and out along the~ba* ot0 the branches. Beneath were millions of
yelowi 0 ates I givrig a distinct Yellowish color to the infested
partb 4 O:99 2 ory) Fve years ago, a similar
00VilU OA, Vx4) tbo lineseted areas were smaller, vas observed Qn.
4 & bech gee t a49 Chtater, westohester Counteep
I HR AY






that the patches covered by the hd.1es nere only, sev ral iches
in diameter and seatterd: liars- and "ere -apa the treak



Vigginia 0. 1. Snapp (Avgust 20) : Aphids: were more abundant onmaplG 8
and other shade trees this zsummer than for many years. Uazy com-
pla*ints have been registeted about "honqydew."

0YSTER-SKELL WALE (Zg4W~ U14g L.')

Colorado C. P. Gillette .(September 9): ,Thi s scale: has become very destruc-
tive to ash and purple lilac bushes in 1.Colorado from Dover north-
.vard. It Is also destructive to the willowt. and even cottonwoods.
In Fort Collins some large cottonwoods have died, apparently from
the attack of- t]i:s scale. At present, it promises to almost eli-
minate the ash trees from northern Colorado, exrept in towns where
prompt measures are taken to Inep it int check.

ARBORVILAB

STRAVMTERRY ROOT MEVIL (Irachyhlinull oa &Uz L.)

Ohio E. W. Mendenhall (September 10): The stra berry root neevil has
been doing consideratle darmge to the arborvitae stock in the
nuarsery at New Moore. Field near Spr!"ngfield. -They girdle the
new shoots and kill the plant back.

BIRCH

:31RCH LWA HMIR (FenusA pumila Zlug)

Maine J. V. Schaffner, Jr. (September 23).w Mr. Barnes of theI gypsy-
moth laboratory reports that throilgh Bingham, Noscow, Carratunk,,
and The Forks in Somerset County, the foliage of paper birch is
badly brovned by a leaf miner, probably Fgnuga pgm 1" Klug.

New,- York E. P. Felt (September 24): The birch leaf miner has been gener-
ally abundant in eastern portion of the State, browning the yovaig
terminal leaves.

13I]RCH SKELETONIZER (BucculatrixE ganadeagigelUAChamb.)

Nev York E. P. Felt (September 24): The birch leaf skeletonizer cocoons
vere fairly common on red birch *in Highland Park, Rochester,
tho-ugh little damage -,-as seen (:R. E. Horsey).



A LEAF MINE (Gracilarla negLn eI& ,Chamb.)
Colordo 0.P. Gilette (Sept mber ): Tbiiiiiiiiiiiiiiihe boeiio








leaves, has been unusuplly abuzdant in the vicinity of Fort Collins
dir ing the past summer. The larvae first make numerous small
blotch mines on the- leaves which they leave -when only partly gron,
and then roll the leaves in which to feed and complete their de-
velopment. ,Boxelder leaves wvere received .from near Akron that
had been almost completely sk~eletonized fromi the attack of this
miner.

CATALPA

CATAPA. _SPHINX. (C!qeatomagL cataloe-~ Boi sd.)

Obi 0 E. W1. Uendenhall (September Q,):' The catalpa sphinax is quite abund-
ant on catalpa trees at- Yel 'low Springs and is doing considerable
damage. (September 14)': The catalpa sphinx is :doing a lot of
damage to the catalpa trees at West Alexandria,, Freble County.



EUROPEAN ELI! -SCALE (Gogya souria Mo deer )

New York M. P. FelIt (Sept ember",-24): The e lm bar k lou aGose ; s1w2Zari a rNX La
is not conmmn in Rochester on trees -..hic-h are watched and sprayed
though a badly infested elm vas seen near Lake Ontaria (R.E.Horsey).

0.ord ',P. 'Gillbtte (September 9): This scale has long been present
in some of the parks and nurseries about Denver,-and is also
graduallY spreading to other--partssof the State. Apparently
this insect is thriving as -.ell in the dry climate of Celor.-do as in
the ea~stern portions of the country.

ELY, LEAP BEETLE (2alerucella xanthomelaena Schrank)

Cohnectica t 7. E. B32kitton. (September 24): This insect is apparently less
abtdndant tlhan us 'ual., I have seen some inj-ury here and there
about the State, but- it vas nowhere- serious and the very viet
weather in' Jul an I Aaglust was-favorable to the trees and un-
favorable to the insect.



A L&CO 2UG (Cqoryjt-q~as ceiti dis 0.- & D-.,+

a sisippi 37, RaWrned (Se temb~er 22): '-uite a number of hackberry trees
an the City of Co.!umbba are suffering from ian attack of the







vas found to be abundant on helmook in sdetions of hrar,
Plessis, and Redvood. in Sefturson Gounty- on August 2G. I n
.area of about 50 acres, the stand being 90 to 90 per cent hem
lock, the hemlock trees were stripped Thile the foliage of the
deciduous growth showed very light fandinges A collection of
larvae boaught to the laboratory began giving adults of thid
species on September 12.

E. P, Felt (September 24)1: Hemlock measuring worms were ex-
tremely abundant near Theresa, Jefferson County, some 200 acres
of hemlock being defoliated and presumably there -was less mater-
ial injury over a considerable area. Moths were flyimg in large
numbers September 19 and depositing numerous eggs.

BICKCRY

BICKCRY BARK BMELE (Scolytus quadrispinosms Say)

North
Carolina Monthly News Letter, Bureau of Entomology, No. 160 (hAgust,1927):
On July 15, 17, and 19 an outbreak of the hickory bark beetle,
(EccoDtouaster quarisgiginosu) mas discovered at-Swannanoa, N.C.
It has been in progress since the fall of 1925, ilen severe'
drought weakened many hardwoods and conifers. The outbreak was
rapidly increasing in size, and if it had not been checked would
undoubtedly have killed all of the hickories in its vicinity
within the next two or three years.

R* A. St. George (September 27): On September 9, R. A. St. George
left ksheville, R. C. for the Eastern Field Station, East Palls
Church, Va. On the vay across the State of North Garolina many
dying hickory and oak trees were noted that appeared to be in a
condition similar to those in the western part around Asheville
and vicinity. This was particularly so at High Point and Greens-
boro. At the former place two large estates were visited on
which there were about 50 dead hickory and 25 dead oak trees.
The hickory trees were heavily infested by broods of the hicuory
bark beetle, Eccoptor-aster q-aadrispinosu Sayrwhich were mainly
in the larval stage. A few, eggs were also found. Judging from
the similarity of conditions 7ith those near Asheville, Vahere
a thorough study of the situation was made, it would appear that
the trees were veakened from the effects of the drouth of 1925
and- were attacked that fall for the first time and have been
breeding up in numbers since then. They have increased in num-
bers to such an extent thatt they are now a real menace toai
the co-maity. At Greensboro in the Onilford Courthouse National
Kilitary Park, some 90 hickory trees were estimated to be infested
by the hickory bark beetle.
LOCUST
LOCUST LEAP WMIE (Chtalel dorgaiAt Thank)

liaseacuett J. V.T vSchffner, J.T (September 23)-' Mr. Hood of the gypsy-moth








16 a ported through s W-the-asite'rn Massachusetts, large
ntibtr.of black locust tre aiyfdupon by Chalepx s dar salia


New York i,- 1903 emb~i 21t) -1 T t leaf miner has been. re-
-jtparted a~s' ( aiz tre'lofocust foliage in extensive


b&fobbha ae Por st4
Colorado 00 P. UiT1ett6. pteaber- 8 S: This V6e; 4hi ch was introduced in-
to Colorado many year~s ago in the vicinit'y' of Denter, has gradually
spread north-ward 6Ad 'eastward until it has destroyed a larg pro-
portiopy he- black. locust..ree-, in, ea stern Colorado. t a
fiir 6iW inf 4 ori i Collihs onl-y-tiir be or f our year s ago, end
Aor thefIlyk touttrees in the city are.nearly all detad or ying.





.ndt' J. iA lseptembe 24) The 'imperial moth Caterpillar pati-
dsd an at*A1 inceton an se Wateibir-3i



J.-S op e The gr een striped maple worm has
Aefqo od -a cluarter of mile row of maple trees at Ola4the.

'* UK" 9oro Y ftAPL scaTA ace~r~icol Walsh & Riley)

Chi E.W. HMedenball .0%eptember 2G): I find the maple leaf scale on
maple-and baw treds in Columbas and vicinity.


Qa" PZIGALL C(M p1 Llae Wal sh)


1eakqcy .9.,.P.Pelt (30pt ember _?A).: The oak pill gall -.as extr4oely abundant
'd gngak leaves at`Ulwtille., Same of- the trees shored a scanty
pal-e fplig -and individual trees bore from 20 to 30 mnodera~te sized


$$Ms 3. P.' Oelok7pd 1) laves badly-infested by this
species vemre. rceived Trom Forestbarg.

c pe-flan anon cssy an (r iLat~a albif...ans S. & A.)

-EL Pettit (Septemnberw ) Considerable defoliation of oak
V ee-a 1w tho real &MA erpisar 'i beihng reported from
iiii
iiiio



















Nooln r Mo.n. t .Gly ew (Septe mbe 27: Oa trees cosentn o7 Of
C ar ol ina sred nd black wt h ooev e'Whinate oas, ir odt e af


ounath and oldag.ase cobned -aeth 'ea aaeoAali
allg als ong the st nem. AI simi arcodt nof0 a m nte

some12 o 15 yearst (ag netha notes.Mny hmde

followSpings a pro ffec-thywr as neted by the p

Couthous Natonal MilitaryH Park lo


Ohi E. W. Swledekhl (August 2 7)Sep tem erpn lo% ohi
reotheidl fom SCpyehbga Cont a s epoin tosd ed at



Austriand pine insnruse nry.hs
Srounds PINE. Horse (gdot=) rnaip im








HER SALE Whiows'api. .i~nUi liae: Fitch)
Nebraska -s cLK rek(uut2s~tme 0 ue omeeplaints of in>-
e.juty to spruce- tr~ees~by,the pine 19&f spale9 have been received
during: the Priod "chbered 'by thiis repot.


EUROMBT VILLOW, METLE Ia( L.Xgicl Laich.)

Connecticut W1. E. Britton (September 24):. Apparpntly distrbuted over mear~i
alL of tht' 'Statei. eed 8 on gloss eae ilea


GREE ZOtIf, 0 S E .'A.NX*D O0R If, T A. L A T



IAMI MI 9.7 3R METLE (4E6t 'nsyvnc DeG.

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 24): The black blister beetle ,-as reported.
damaging aster at Fort Branch, LaFayette, and Goodland the l1atter'
par t of August vnd early Sept mber.


MMRYSAWTHEMB APMVIk= jhD (6 gnb Gill

Cho ." Ib Mdenball (September 16).: The blacak chrysanthemum aphid
is quit e abundant on chrysanthermu in the gr eenhousse at Piqua.

rEHYSANTEMUM LAME BUG,(gojrythudha marmorata Uhl.)

Mi9ssi ssippi R. W. Harned (Saptembei 22). pecimens of the5 chryanthbe$1Iitl ace
bag %wre receiv~bd on -September 1:7 from-1keridian,-+here they were
cauingserious injury to. chrysanthemm.

IRI BR (acr ootiii Ormt Gr ote


)$ew York ZE., Feelt (eptember 24): 'The -iri s borer -was seriously injuri-
ous to utlarg Planting of Japanese iris and German iris in
Dutchess County.

gg g .N., Gorr (Sei3Wmbarr.13 .)-."On higust 22 larvae and pupae, mostly
the V*Moetal fond U tBaltimorb thesa mostly, pu~pae.

..)(apt~a ):Ir is bare;W'rij'a reported abind~ant
SdA'"tsteMitve ,trJis at, South Bend, the last of August.









LILAZ L IMATMEa Feb~aaadail a.)

11asa chusetts E. P. Felt (September 24): Work of thlk 11pocies, me. rece.1voe
from A. P. Nor se, Salem. Mhe insect to empsing the lilac,, in
that section to look quite disrepatable.

New 'for k $P. Felt (Septembe 24): The lilac leaf minor is generally
Aistributed. and was seriously injurious to lilacs; and privet
in Rochester, and apparently the same work was observed at
Niagara Falls (K. E. Horsey).
Colorado C. P. Gillette (September 9) : This pest was first noticed in
Denver city parks several yearsa ago, but it has now spread as faLr
north as Fort Collins on the eastern slope and has become a rather
serious pest to lilacs. Both last year and this, some of the
bushes in the vicinity of Fort Collins have as high as 9D per- cant
of their leaves mined by this little moth. It first mines the
leaf an& then when about half-grovn, the larvae leave the mines
and roll the leaves in Tihich theyr feed to finish their developeant.


A BORER (Dinaiate triihti Horn)

California F. H.Wlymore (August 4)6: This is the first report we have had of
this 'borer attacking living wood. In this Case about 90 per andt
of the transplanted fan-leaf palms were injured by the adult
beetle boring into the grovdng tr ee tip or bud.

RMS
NIGGICN CAT&RIPILLAR (Schi=&r gmjgyrnijA S. & A.)

I'issiasippi R W. Barned (September 22)- On 6eptember 20, Mr. H. Gladney,
Ocean Springs, collected speciensa of the unicorn prominent an a
rose bush. He believes at least there have been three generationsP
this year as this is the third time he has collected this species
in the same yard this season.

INSECTS ATTACKING MAN AND

DO0M ES T IG AN IM A.LS5




Indiana J. J. Davis (Sept ember 24) : Fr equent re por ts of trouble ii dwell-
Ing houses are being received. The bugs were reported abunant
anda hnamu i n poul tryv housesn at Rockville September 12.






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ROSQUITOES (Culicidae)

-Utah G. Y. Knowlton (September 3):- Eosquitoes exe so numerous in the
beet fields around Thatcher and Penrose that it is difficult for
men to work.

FLEAS (Ctegocephal s canis'Curtis and
CtrnoyeRphalu s f elis Bouche )

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (kau~st 25-September 25): A recrudescence of com-
plaints of infestations of houses, farm-buildings, and hog lots
by fleas similar to the situation during July occurred during
the period-covered- ly this report.

GenralF. C. Bishopip (Septemibe'r 27): -Complaints of household infestations
statement of dog and cat fleas have come in from various parts of the 1United
States in about the usual number.' Many of these, reports come from
east ern Pa. 1d. and D. C. and al so some" f rom Or ego n.

CRIGGERS (Trombiculza irritans Riley)

Te8vjo F. C. Bishopp (September 10): Chiggers have been rather trouble-
some throughout the season and are perhaps more abundant now. than
during-the past several weeks,

SAWDLE-B3ACY CATERPILLAR (Sibine stimulea Clem.)

Wh~manJ. J. Davis- (September 24):a The saddle-back caterpi1lax vas re-
ported from Greensburg on August 29, and from Liberty September 14.





STABLE'rLY (S9_tgm= calcitrans L.)

assJ,. 'N. ec~ollochi (September 19): There has been a plague of flies,
principally stabld 'flies, in central Kansas. Farmers report that5
theylare unable, to vork their horses and mules. Some animals -arc
dying in Ellsworth and Kingban Counties. Hilk and creama produc-
tion bas.fallen off greatly in Reno, Phillips, and Kingman Counties.
Beef cattle have-lost. weight. One shipper in Kingman County re-,
ports that his cattle lost 100 pounds per 'head. (Sept embar 21)
Areport from Bushlong -states that the flies are very bad and that
cattle are losing veight.

Arbon@4 0.. Bi cbopp (Septcmber 12).1 Stable flies are observed to be
4bundnt and causing much annoyance to live stock in the central
"ao drthetstern parts of the State. The rice straw is no doubt
shbodik for at least part of this troubl e.








OGenral F. 0,:ishopp (September 26); Reports indic&ate about the U-Wa
statement amount of annoyance and losses from stable'flies throughou th
grain belt.

OX WAR= OLyE de~ ( 'oatu- Dofill. )

Texas F. C. Bishopp (September 15): Young stock are now. showing heav
infcstations of grabs., One group- of eight head .averaged 219grb
per head older cattle show lighter infestations. Although mn
of the grubs are in the late f if th stage, apparegb1y none have
mature an d emerged.

HELEP AnD GOAT S

SCREW WORM (Cochli2lia macellaria Fab.)

Texas F. C. Bishopp-(September 25): Screw worm flies have diminiished
in number throvgh the major part of Texas. 'While there have bee
a good many cases in sheep and goats followi-ang fall shearing,
the trouble has not been so bad as ras anticipated,and in fact,
is less acute than. norma,,l for shoarirg time.



VAX TJOTH (Gallacia mellonella L.)

Nebraska '11% H. Svenk (August 25-september 25): The unusual number of
reports of infestation of colonies of honey bees rith the wax
moth mentioned in my last report, continued during late August
,and -early September .
~TURKEYS

THE BIRD TICK (Haemadphysalis chordeilis Pack.)

11ichigan R. H. Pettit (September 14).. Spe~cimens of a tick were received
on the 15th of August from Benzonia ;7ith word that the turkeys
run in the woods and come in ,-Ath so many of there ticks about
their heads that it is necessary to remove the ticks. These
ticks were determined by Dr. H. E. Ewing as jheagmphysg11Ei
chreli omnl ald h id rtroytcI eiv

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I N 6E 0T 61 I F4S TINXG HO0UJS ES




Nebraska M. H. S'wenk (Aagu st 25-September 25); A new infestation of a res-
ide'Ace in Inco3n with pur common. termite, Reticulitermes tibialis
Banks,' *as 'reporte& during the -first week in September.

Ta Ww' McColloch (Se pt ember ',) : A niimber of k epxite of tormi to in-
Jur7 have been receivedl since my last report. Woodwork in dwell-
ings haig, been destroyed a-t Olathe. Stockton, Osage City, Hope,
Neodesha, Iola. and Abilenei The repair s on one house at Iola
cost $1,500. Damage to farm buildings is reported from Salina,
St ockton-, and Well s. :Busineass building aebe aae at
Natama, and Hope. Print paper in a newspaper plant at Herington
was injured, A few treez at Stozkton are infested.

on ~~AG INE ANT( Mr)

U 10" ippi R. W. Harned'(Saptomber-22): We have received a complaint from a
tv "," "tperson living in Starkville that the Argentine ants are so
#totxj1eeomae on hi-, property that they have caused sitting hens
to desert their nests. Many people in Aberdeen complain that
the ants are so numerous In their houses that they have to shake
them from the be 'd clothing at, night. This town has not put on a
control camupaign-since 192-2.

OARlFEMR ANT (2 onuy h 2a2nna De G .)

ManheJ. W. Uc~olloch (September 16):. Carpenter ants are reported in-
fi"stitg a dwelling at Stockton,

AN ANT (Irenle pia (NXYladeriA) Ssp.)

$48844ght4V, 1 arned (Septffber 22): A housekeeper in Starkville com-
plains tlat the =mall sugar ant, P'eoe~s (Ny e ga) sp.0
bas boen oausing her a great deal of tr oubl e ,ge tting into jelli es


~ 200EGUSE (Trqg di!agg:iaAl.)

'W",k Sptmer5 A suit e of mohair furnit ur e in
54cka r404a& 4 IWtta, is heavily infe st ed wl th book li ce .




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Kansas J. W.: McColloch (AMgus 26) 1 A 'bad iutestil ton of 1sM
beetle is reported in.a drug store at Antattid
A TELwl JA=SW(1gg Savo.
New Yor k E. P. Pelt (September 24): Tellow jMtkets, U
proved annoying in a Wadlog iver, ti. 'I., duojllog,4L
appear ed to be jesting in window easit".e ga"Im~g aixtraues
the hol es above the aash cords,.

STORZD GRAif,1 0 0, S0
IVILS
Georgia 0. 1, Snapp (Septembe~r 12): ieports, are coMACa to owe u lta
of considerable injury to corn in the, fiold from
lu~n .,Dvi Speme 4: ri 70*0 er o u

anttu ~et. ndSees ilaiazp~to m *~ibi*1I