Official Organ of the Florida Entomological Society
Vol. IX AUTUMN NUMBER No. 3
A NEW GENUS AND TWO NEW SPECIES OF.SPIDERS
COLLECTED BY BUFO QUERCICUS (HOLBROOK)
BY C. R. CROSBY AND SHERMAN C. BISHOP.
FLORICOMUS n. gen.
Type F. floricomus n. sp.
The male only is known. Abdomen with a well developed
dorsal sclerite. Head without impressions and armed with a
single horn or protuberance arising just below the anterior me-
dian eyes. Embolic division of the genital bulb without the tail-
piece present in Ceraticelus, Ceratinopsis and related genera.
Hind coxae separated by less than the diameter.
Floricomus floricomus n. sp.
Male. Length, 1.25 mm. without the cephalic horn. Cephalo-
thorax grayish yellow, narrowly margined with dark gray;
viewed from above evenly rounded on the sides behind the
middle; in front of the middle, the sides are nearly straight
and strongly convergent, bluntly rounded in front; viewed
from the side, the outline is gently arched over the posterior
part, slightly depressed at the cervical groove and then arched
rather steeply to the posterior eyes. Head only moderately
elevated. Clypeus high, nearly vertical and slightly concave.
Close under the anterior median eyes there arises a long, stout
horn directed forward and upward, pointed at the tip (fig. 1).
The upper surface of the horn is clothed with numerous capitate
hairs increasing in length towards, the tip of the horn. Each
hair bears a large, recurved barb at the tip (fig. 4).
Posterior eyes in a straight line, the median separated from
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Fig. 1. Floricomus floricomus.
Fig. 2. Floricomus floricomus.
Fig. 3. Floricomus floricomus.
Fig. 4. Floricomus floricomus.
S .-.of the hairs.
Fig. 5. Floricomus pythonicus.
Fig. 6. Floricomus pythonicus.
Fig. 7. Floricomus pythonicus.
Male, side view of body with legs removed.
Right palpus, ventral view.
Right palpus, dorsal view.
The horn enlarged to show the structure
Left palpus, ventral view.
Left palpus, dorsal view.
Male, side view of body with legs removed.
each other by three-fourths the diameter and from the lateral
by one half as much. Anterior eyes in a procurved line, the
median placed close above the base of the horn, smaller than
the lateral, separated by the diameter and from the lateral by
the diameter of the latter.
Sternum broad, dark, widest between first and second coxae.
Hind coxae separated by less than the diameter. Labium dark
gray, endites lighter. Chelicerae short and thick, grayish yel-
low. Legs and palpus yellowish.
Abdomen with a large, strongly chitinized dorsal sclerite.
Soft parts of abdomen dark gray. Ventral sclerites not in good
condition for study, apparently not very well developed.
Femur of palpus straight, cylindrical; patella of the same
thickness. Ratio of length of femur to that of patella 13 to 8.
Tibia short, bearing a short, bluntly pointed dorsal process and
on the outer side opposite the paracymbium there is a large
rounded lobe bearing two strong spines, the inner the larger
(fig. 3). Paracymbium small and very strongly curved, so as
to almost form a circle. Tegulum large, the bezel strongly
developed and produced ventrally into a long slender point. Em-
bolic division without a tail-piece. The embolus arises from be-
hind the bezel, makes a large free turn over the end of bulb,
curves back on the dorsal side and then back so that the tip
lies under the edge of the bezel, (fig. 2).
Georgia: Okefinokee Swamp, May 28, 1922. 1 6 (A. 1H.
Stomach of Bufo quercicus Holbrook.
Floricomus pythonicus n. sp.
Male. Length, 1.2 mm. Cephalothorax grayish yellow, mar-
gined with dark gray; viewed from above, broad and evenly
rounded on the sides, narrowed towards the front and pointed
in front of the eyes; viewed from the side, evenly arched be-
hind the cervical groove, then rising steeply to the posterior
median eyes, then rounded and descending to the tip of the
clypeal protuberance. (fig. 7.) Below this the clypeus is very
strongly concave. The protuberance appears triangular from
above and beak-shaped from the side. It is thickly clothed above
with short stiff erect hairs.
Posterior eyes in a straight line, equal, the median separated
from each other by half the diameter and from the lateral by
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the diameter. Anterior eyes in a.slightly procurved line, smaller
than the lateral, separated from each other by about half the
diameter from the lateral by a radius, of the latter..
Sternum and labium dark, endites gray. Hind coxae sepa-
rated by less than the diameter. Chelicerae short .and stout,
dusky yellowish. Legs and palpi brownish yellow.
Abdomen with a large strongly chitinized dorsal sclerite which
is reddish brown, finely punctate and sparsely clothed with short,
stiff, appressed hairs. Ventral sclerites not in good condition
Femur of palpus nearly straight, cylindrical; patella short,
wider distally. Ratio of length of femur to patella, 11 to 7.
Tibia short with the dorsal apophysis strongly compressed lat-
erally. This process viewed from above appears narrow and
pointed but from the side it is broad, rounded above over the
end, with a nearly square corner below; on the middle of the
outer markin there is a large quadrate tooth or branch (fig.
6). The paracymbium small, thin and strongly curved. The
genital bulb is of the same type as in floricomus but the bezel
is not produced into such a long point ventrally. The course
of the embolus is similar to that species but the first outward
curve is not so prominent. (fig. 5).
Florida: Palm Beach, March 1919. 1 6 (Thomas Barbour)
Stomach of Bufo quercicus Holbrook.
CONCERNING SOME TINGITIDAE FROM THE
GULF STATES (HETEROPTERA)
By CARL J. DRAKE, Ames, Iowa.
Corythucha associate Osborn & Drake.
Common on wild or rum cherry, Prunus serotina Ehrh., at
Starkville, Miss., July-August, 1921, collected by Mr. M. R.
Smith and the writer.
Corythucha pallida Osborn & Drake.
Belmont, Miss., July 5, 1921, taken on wild mulberry by the
writer. The Mississippi specimens agree with the type series
and other specimens from the north in size, structure and color.
Corythucha celtidis mississippiensis, n. var.
Differs from typical form, C. celtidis 0. & D., by the larger
hood, more arched median carina and darker markings. The
posterior portion of the hood is considerably larger, and:more
inflated posteriorly. The color markings are much broader,
darker and more prominent. The other characters are quite
similar to the typical form. .Length, 4 mm.; width, 2.2 mm.
This variety feeds on the southern- hackberry, Celtis mississip-
piensis Bosc. The type series, adults, nymphs and eggs, were
taken by the writer at Columbus, Miss., June 22-24, 1921. Holo-
type (male) and allotype (female) are in the writer's collection;
paratypes in collections of Mississippi Agriculture College, Iowa
State College and writer. Other specimens are at hand from
Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
C. celtidis Osborn & Drake feeds on the sugarberry hackberry,
Celtis occidentalis L., and is widely distributed in eastern United
States. It may be easily separated from the new variety by its
smaller size, lighter color and the hood and median carina.
Gargaphia amorphae Walsh.
Common on False Indigo, Amorpha fruticosa L. Aberdeen,
June 26, 1921; Columbus, July 23-25, 1921; Prairie, July 27,
1921: Leland,. Miss., Sept. 21, 1921, by the writer. Gelchossa
oblonga Say was also taken in rather large numbers on the same
Gargaphia binotata Parshley.
Dunedin, Florida, Oct. 25, 1914, collected by Mr. W. S. Blatch-
Stephanitis blatchleyi, n. sp.
Separated from S. (Leptobyrsa) rhododendri Horvath by its
much smaller size much less inflated but longer hood, and nar-
rower costal area of the elytra. It may be distinguished from
S. pyroides Scott by the longer lateral carinae, the more strong-
ly raised median carina, and the much smaller and less inflated
hood. Length 3.2 mm.; width 1.7 mm.
Hood long, moderately large, extending a little in front of the head,
the length nearly two and a half times its width. Head, except eyes
and lateral margins, concealed by the hood, the spines very short. Rostrum
stout, long, extending slightly beyond the rostral channel.. Rostral, laminae
considerably raised, gradually widening posteriorly on the meso-and
metasternum. Median carina distinctly arched in front of the middle (arch
nearly as high as the hood), subequal to the hood in length, and connected to
the median nervure of hood near the base; about the 'middle of the
posterior portion. Lateral carina long, uniseriate, slightly sinuate. Para-
nota moderately expanded, -mostly biseriate, elytra gradually expanded
posterioily, the tips rather widely separated aand rounded'; tunid elevation
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high and narrow, occupying almost all of subcostal and discoidal areas;
costal area broad, with two rows of areolae at the base and with five at
its widest part. Nervures sparsely clothed with a few, fine, long hairs;
lateral margins of paranota and elytra finely and rather regularly serrate
(two rows). Antennae rather long, moderately slender; first segment
a little thicker and nearly twice as long as the second; third segment
nearly two and a half times as long as the fourth. Bucculae contiguous
General color yellowish brown with brown or fuscous markings. Tarsi
and fourth antenna segment, except small basal portion fuscous. Median
nervure of hood, a spot on median carina, three narrow, transverse streaks
(mostly nervures) on costal area and a couple small marks on tumid
elevation brown or fuscous. Body beneath brownish.
Type (male), Dunedin, Fla., Jan. 17, 1919, Mr. W. S. Blatchley
collector, in writer's collection. Paratypes in collection of
Blatchley. This species is very distinct and not easily confused
with the North and South American species of Stephanitis and
The generic characters of Stephanitis and Leptobyrsa need to
be studied carefully. The hood, lateral carinae and length of
elytra vary in different species. One North American species of
Leptobyra has no lateral carina; in some species the hood is
present and in others it is wanting.
Leptodictya tabida Herrich-Schaffer.
Brownsville, Texas, Dec. 19, 1910. This is the first record
of the sugar-cane tingitid in United States. It is a fairly common
species in Mexico and the West Indies and at times is of con-
siderable economic importance.
Leptodictya plana Heidemann.
Columbus, Miss., June 24, 1921, and Starkville, Miss., Aug.
1921, collected by the writer. The specimens were swept from
grasses but I was not able to locate the food plant.
Leptoypha costata Parshley.
This species was taken in large numbers on an ash tree, Frax-
inus sp., at Aberdeen, Miss., June 26, 1921, by H. L. Dozier and
Leptoypha mcatella Drake.
Dunedin, Fla., April 8, 1921, W. S. Blatchely collector. This
species feeds on wild olive, Osmanthus americanus, and the
types were taken at Gainesville, Fla.
Teleonemia cylindricornis Champion.
Caledonia, Miss., June 25, 1921, M. R. Smith collector. Palaski,
Ill., June 28, 1909, taken in an old cypress swamp. This is the
first record of this lace bug in the United States. The speci-
mens agree with Champion's description and figure, and with
my specimens from Mexico, except that the subcostal area is
slightly wider and contains two and a partial third row of
areolae. This difference is not very marked and does not seem
to warrant a varietal name.
Athaes angustroriparius Heidemann.
Taken in company with A. mimeticus Heid. and A. insignia
Heid. at Tupelo, July 1, Belmont, July 5, Leland, Aug. 15, and
Columbus, Miss., June 24, 1921, on Desmodium sp. Recorded
heretofore from Florida and Texas.
THE CAMPHOR THRIPS IN FORMOSA
Ever since the Camphor Thrips (Liothrips floridensis
(Wats.) ) was discovered in 1912 there has been more or less
speculation as to its origin. A survey of the state during the
following two years showed that it was widely but not universal-
ly distributed wherever camphor was grown. It has never been
taken on the Lower East Coast and camphor in that section,
south of Cocoa, shows no injury. It also seemed to be absent
from many localities in other parts of the state. Nevertheless
its wide distribution indicated that it had been long in the state;
Its spotted distribution and the severe injury it inflicted sugi
gested an introduced insect (Annual Rep. Fla. Agric. Exp. Sta.,
1913,p.lxiv.). For some time it was confused with the Bay
Thrips (Liothrips perseae (Mason)), which led to the conclu-
sion that it was a native insect.
The writer has recently received three adults from Prof. R.
Takahashi of the Agricultural Research Institute at Taihoku,
Formosa, Japan. Altho these specimens have somewhat larger
and darker bristles than Florida specimens, there can be no
doubt of their specific identity.
It would thus seem that the camphor thrips was introduced
into Florida from Formosa with the camphor tree itself. Prof.
Takahashi states that the insect is scarce in Formosa and the
damage it does is consequently of little importance.
J. R. WATSON.
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MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY
Nov. 8, The Society met in Science Hall with President J.
S. Rogers in the chair and the following members present:
Bates, Bratley, Berger, Cody, Floyd, Hubbell, Merrill, and Wat-
son. Visitors present were Prof. H. B. Sherman of the Depart-
ment of Biology, Chardkoff, Limebaugh, and Miller.
The resignation of Mr. Beyer as Secretary and Business Man-
ager of the Entomologist was presented. The Society voted an
expression of gratitude to Mr. Beyer for his long, faithful and
efficient service to the Society. Mr. Homer Bratley was elected
Secretary of the Society and Professor John Gray Treasurer and
Business Manager of the Entomologist.
The paper of the evening was by Prof. T. H. Hubbell on "The
Biology of the Grouse Locusts". He gave a detailed and com-
prehensive discussion of the food, breeding habits, habitats, and
color variations of these small orthoptera. They feed mostly
on decaying vegetation in the soil and inhabit moist ground
along the borders- of swamps and streams. They are of little
economic importance. Unlike most orthoptera these insects
are good divers and can remain under water for some time.
Mr. M. T. Inman, a -chemist of the Kay Research Company
of Pittsburgh, Pa., is spending the winter in Gaipesville carry-
ing on investigations with an insecticide called "aldehol," a
mixture of comparatively high boiling point alcohols, aldehy-
dides, and other oxidized hydrocarbons.
DISTRIBUTIONAL NOTES ON NORTH AMERICAN
BY TUEODORE H. HUBBELt,
The following records are of interest because they present addi-
tional data concerning some rare or local species which have been
seldom recorded, or because they mark extensions of the known
ranges of better-known forms. Unless otherwise indicated, the
material is in the collection of the Museum of Zoology of the
University of Michigan.
Mantoida maya (Saussure & Zehntner).
FLORIDA: Manatee, Manatee Co., viii.22.1925 (T.H.H.) 1 9;
Orlando, Orange Co., ix.20.1924 (T.H.H.) 1 9 ;Archer,
Alachua Co., viii.11.1925 (T. H.H.) 1 6, 1 9; Columbia Co.,
approx. 31/2 miles north of the Santa Fe River, on the High
Springs-Lake City road, vii.22.1925 (T.H.H.) 4 6, 2 9.
This little Mantid has been thought to be characteristic of
the tropical element in the Floridian fauna, having hitherto been
taken in the United States only in south Florida. Its discovery
in some numbers as far north as Columbia County indicates
that it probably occurs throughout peninsular Florida, and per-
haps even in southeastern Georgia.
All of the specimens taken by the writer were found at night,
while collecting with the aid of an electric headlight. A number
of other supposedly rare species have been taken commonly in
this way, and it seems probable that Mantoida maya, as well as
many other interesting Orthoptera, has escaped attention chief-
ly on account of its nocturnal habits. No specimens were taken
on lighted sheets set up near its habitat.
At Manatee a single female was swept from palmetto and
dwarf oak scrub on cut-over sandy pine land. The Orlando
specimen was taken on a bush of Ceratiola ericoides ("rose-
mary")-one of a patch growing beside the margins of a small
pond in the "sand scrub" area 5 miles west of the town. This lo-
cality, now rapidly being subdivided, was also the habitat of a
number of other interesting forms, including four new species
In Alachua and Columbia Counties M. maya was found in open
groves of Quercus catesbaei on sandy soil-"high oak" as the
habitat is locally known. At Archer this oak growth is more
open, with tall grasses, dog fennel, and occasional Ceratiola
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bushes among the trees. The oak grove in Columbia County is
dense enough to be called woods; under the trees oak seed-
lings, dwarf oaks, chinquepin and various bushes and herbaceous
plants form a low but rather thick undergrowth.
Most of the specimens were taken by sweeping the oak and
chinquepin undergrowth. Two pairs were taken in copula in
Columbia County. The series obtained is the result of several
hours of careful collecting.
Acrydium brunneri (Bolivar).
WISCONSIN: Mamie Lake, Vilas Co., vii.4-16.1919 (T.H.H.)
3 6, 5 9.
Taken in a drained bog of small extent, bordered by a growth
of willows, alder, young aspens and other shrubbery. The spec-
imens were found among clumps of withered sphagnum, burned
logs and stumps, and patches of fireweed and other invading veg-
Neotettix proavus Rehn & Hebard.
FLORIDA: Tallahassee, Leon Co., iv.24.1924 (T.H.H.) 3 juv.;
"Camp Torreya", 4 miles southwest of Rock Bluff Postoffice,
Liberty Co., iv.24-26, 1924 (T.H.H.) 5 juv.; v.29-vi.2, 1924 (T.
H. H.) 9 large juv.; vii.1. 1925 (T.H.H.) 1 6, 3 9; Rock Bluff
Landing, Liberty Co., vi.1. 1924 (T.H.H.) 2 9; Gainesville,
Alachua Co., vii.8. 1924 (F. W. Walker) 1 9 (Collection F. W.
The Leon County and Liberty County material was taken in
heavy ravine forests composed largely of beech and magnolia;
the Alachua County specimen in rich hammock of water oaks,
live oaks, sweet gum, red bay, and many other trees.
Paratettix toltecus (Saussure).
TEXAS: Phantom Lake, Davis Mts., Jeff Davis Co., vi.21.1916
(F. M. Gaige) 1 9?.
LOUISIANA: Winnifield, Winn Parish, vi.30-vii.3.1918 (G.
R. Pilate) large series.*'
FLORIDA: Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., vii.28.1925 (T.H.H).
The Louisiana and Florida series each contains about twice
as many of the short as of the long forms. The Florida speci-
mens were taken about the wet clay margins of a small pool on
the flood-plain of the Apalachicola River, on the bare moist clay
or in the marginal growth of close-cropped grass. Apparently
P. toltecus has not previously been recorded from Texas or Louis-
iana, and this constitutes the third Florida record.
Paxilla obesa (Scudder)
FLORIDA: 4 miles west of Cottondale, Jackson Co., viii:2.
1925 (T.H.H.) 1 6.
GEORGIA: Thomas, Floyd Co., ix.9.1924 (T.H.H.) 5 6, 3 9
1 juv. ? (5).
The Jackson Co. male was swept from low grass on moist
mucky soil, at the margin of the Hypericum belt surrounding a
dry cypress pond in pine woods. The Georgia specimens were
taken in a patch of open swampy woods of sour gum and other
trees, bordered by a grove of long-leaf pines. This species has
been taken in large numbers in various parts of northern Florida
by Mr. F. W. Walker and the writer; these records are reserved
for a future publication.
Tettigidea prorsa Scudder.
FLORIDA: De Funiak Springs, Walton Co., vi.15.1924
(T.H.H.) 2 6, 5 ?.
Found in small numbers in the margin of a small swampy
depression, overgrown with brush and tall herbage. One male
and two females macropterous.
Achurum sumichrasti (Saussure).
TEXAS: Cherry Canyon, Davis Mts., Jeff Davis Co., vii.9.1916
(F. M. Gaige) 1 ?*.'
Alpha apache (Rehn & Hebard).
TEXAS: Phantom Lake, Davis Mts.; Jeff Davis Co., vi.l.
1916 (F. M. Gaige) 1 6, 1 juv.*
Chloealtis abdominalis (Thomas)
WISCONSIN: Mamie Lake, Vilas Co., vii.16.-viii.6.1919
(T.H.H.) 7 6, 4 9.
Numerous in the drained bog mentioned under Acrydium
brunneri, and also taken in the open grassy aspen groves border-
ing the lake.
Goniatron planum Bruner.
TEXAS: Phantom Lake, Davis Mts., Jeff Davis Co., vi.1-5.
1916 (F. M. Gaige) 3 6, 1 9.
Rehn5 has recently recorded this species from numerous lo-
calities in western Texas and New Mexico; it was previously
unknown from the United States.
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Arphia sulphuirea (Fabricius):
LOUISIANA:. Winfield, Winn Parrish, v.13.-18.1918 (G. R.
Pilate) 1 A, 1 9.*
FLORIDA: Houston, Suwannee Co., iv.28.1924 (T.H.H.) 16.
The Florida specimen was taken in -a sunny clearing in open,
cut-over woods of sweet-gum, hickory and. oaks. Leon County
is the only other Florida locality.
Leprus cyaneus Cockerell.
TEXAS: Phantom Lake, Davis Mts., Jeff Davis Co., viii. 8.
1916 (F. M. Gaige) 1 '.*
NEW MEXICO: Organ Mts., Dona Ana Co., ix.5.1924 (W. A.
Spharagemon aequale (Say).
ILLINOIS: Chicago, Cook Co., (C. T. Brues) 1 8.
Spharagemon cristatum Scudder.
LOUISIANA: Winnfield, Winn Parish, v.13.1918 (G. R.
Pilate) 1 6, 1 .*
Spharagemon inornatum Morse.
TEXAS: Cherry Canyon, Davis Mts., Jeff Davis Co., vi.28.
1916 (F. M. Gaige) 1 .*
Trimerotropis agrestis McNeill.
COLORADO: Sedalia, Douglas Co., viii.7.1921 (A. I. Orten-
burger 1 9; Morrison, Jefferson Co., viii.6.1921 (A. I. Orten-
burger) 1 9.
Trimerotropis albolineata (Bruner).
CALIFORNIA: Claremont, Los Angeles Co., March 1916 (M.
H. Hatch) 1 6, 1 .*
Trimerotropis huroniana E. M. Walker.
MICHIGAN: Schoolcraft, Mackinac, Emmett, Charlevoix,
Leelenau and Grand Traverse Counties.
This species, hitherto known only from Ontario, has been
found to be the common beach grasshopper on the northern
shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Detailed notes on
the species Will be published later.
Trimerotropis rubripes Rehn.
TEXAS: Phantom Lake, Davis Mts., Jeff Davis Co., vi.4.1916
(F. M. Gaige) 1 .*
Reported from the Rio Grande region in extreme western
Texas and up the valley to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Contribution from the Department of Biology, University of Florida.
'Determined by J. L. Hancock 1918.
3All records followed by a star were determined by J. A. G. Rehn 1919.
Determined by Rehn 1919 as Achurum acridodes Stal, recently shown
by Hebard to be synonymous.
"Rehn, 1919-A Study of the Ligurotettigi. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc., 49, 55.
A NEW SPECIES OF SYMPHYOTHRIPS RETICULATUSS
(Continued from page 30.)
Measurements. Body length 1.7 mm. Head, length .26 mm.
width .22 mm.; prothorax, length .18 mm; width .36 mm; meso-
thorax, width .41 mm; abdomen, width .46 mm; tube, length .21
mm, width at base .12 mm., at apex .046 mm.
Antennal segments--- .. ........-6. 1 2 3 ] 4 5 6 7
length .................................... 36 59 95 86 74 60 78
width ........-------------------. 50 38 36 40 38 35 31 microns.
Total antennal length .46 mm.
This species, altho plainly a Symphyothrips, has some structures
which suggest other genera. The reticulated surface of the
head and prothorax would suggest Glyptothrips, the strongly
thickened fore femora Nesothrips and the tibial tooth Klado-
Described from a single female taken from the skin of a tan-
gerine from Buenos Ayres at New York by Emile Kostal of the
Federal Horticultural .Board, July 2, 1924.
NETTLING CATERPILLARS Sit e 'd
Three caterpillars which are provided with nettling hairs are
common in Florida. They are the Saddle-back (Sibere stimylea
Clemens), the larva of the Hag Moth (Phobetron pithecium S &
A), and the larva of the Puss Moth (Megalopyge opercularis
S & A). The result of coming into contact with the nettling
hairs of these caterpillars varies greatly with different individ-
uals. An instance of very severe pain caused by the Puss Moth
larva has recently been reported by Mr. E. W. Pettersen, a drug-
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gist of Pensacola, who sent the caterpillar to the Experiment
Station for identification. "The patient (a woman) was brought
in from the country in a taxi. She had every sympton of suf-
fering severely. Her arm near the elbow was very much swollen
and very much inflamed. Almost her entire body was cold. She
appeared very much depressed. We had to give a narcotic to
relieve the pain followed by the usual treatment in such cases.
The party recovered in two days."
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