Official Organ of the Florida Entomological Society
Vol. VIII WINTER NUMBER Nos. 3 and 4
NOTES ON EUPTERYGID LEAF-HOPPERS WITH
DESCRIPTIONS OF A FEW FORMS (HOMOPTERA)
By W. L. McATEE
1.-Forewing; 2.-hindwing, of Joruma pisca.
The following notes on distribution extend the known ranges
of the forms mentioned, and the names of host plants are given
wherever possible. Nothing has been published on several of
these forms since their original description so the information
should be welcome. A genus, two species, and four varieties
are described as new. ,For economy the following abbrevia-
tions are used in citing two of the localities: Onaga for Onaga,
Kansas, January 6, 1921, French Creek, under leaves, F. F.
Clevecoeur; and Perry, for Camp Perry, Ohio, September 5,
1921, W. L. McAtee. All leaf-hoppers with latter citation were.
collected along the shore of Lake Erie on wild grape which they
had thoroughly riddled.
Genus Alebra Fieber
A. albostriella var. albostriella, Fallen.-Woodstock, Vt., A. P. Morse.
A. albostriella var. discicollis Herrich-Schaffer.-Falls Church, Va.;
June 6, N. Banks. :
A. bicincta DeLong.-DuBois, Ill., August 9, 1917, J. R. Malloch.
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Genus Empoasca Walsh
E. trifasciata Gillette.-Falls Church, Va., June 7, N. Banks.,
E. albolinea Gillette.-Indianola, Nebraska, July 5; Cambridge, Mass.,
July, on maple.
Joruma new genus
This genus is intermediate in character between the two main
groups of Eupterygidae that lack an appendix to the hemely-
tron. These groups have been distinguished by the characters:
wing with, and without submarginal vein, respectively. A
clearer way of expressing the same thought is apical cells of the
wing closed, and the alternative, apical cells of the wing open.
The present genus has one open and one closed apical cell in the
wing. Venation of tegmen and wing as in Figures 1-2 (kindly
drawn by J. R. Malloch). Another character of note is that the
ocelli are so well developed that they may justly be called con-
spicuous for this small leafhopper; they are on the rondure from
vertex to front, at about their own diameters from inner mar-
gins of eyes.
Other features of this insect probably of generic significance
are the following. The cross-vein that would form base of first
apical cell of tegmen is nearly obsolete. There is a row of coarse
punctures extending about one-third of way across pronotum in
front of each humeral angle and there is a nearly percurrent
median impressed line on the vertex.
The genus is named for John Russell Malloch who is equally
acute and successful in collecting as he is in the taxonomy of
Genotype the following species:
Joruma pisca new species
Head and thorax dark brown above appearing as if underlaid by red-
dish; tegmina uniformly fumose with dark greenish reflections; most of
face and legs pale yellow, the upper part of front and anterior part of
vertex, more or less reddish, sometimes paler just around ocelli; abdomen
chiefly brown above and pale yellow below with edgings of the alternate
color; pleural regions more or less reddish. Length: 3 mm.
Holotype 9, Plummers Id., Md., August 27, 1922, J. R. Malloch; allo-
type, Glen Echo, Md., August 22, 1922, W. L. McAtee; paratype 9, Glen
Echo, Md., July 23, 1922, J. R. Malloch. A. female from San Domingo,
W. I., 6.8.05, August Busck (U. S. Nat. Mus.), seen only after the pre-
ceding account was in ms. is made a paratype. Another specimen in too
poor condition to be included in the type material is from La Ceiba, Hon-
duras, Aug. 17, 1916, F. J. Dyer. (U. S. N. M.)
Joruma adusta new species
Another specimen of this genus recently found represents
a species distinct from the genotype. It agrees exactly with the
generic characters as already defined, and in the main is colored
like the genotype. Reddish tints are almost absent, however,
and the front of vertex between ocelli and middle of face are
covered by a broad dusky band. This species is also longer and
broader than pisca; the vertex is more rounded, its median
length scarcely greater than that along inner margin of eye,
while in pisca the vertex is more produced, the median length
being decidedly more than that along' inner margin of eye.
Length 3.5 mm. Holotype 9, Chapada, Brazil, January, C. F.
Baker, (U. S. Nat. Mus.)
Genus Eupteryx Curtis
E. artemisiae Kirchbaum.-Arnold arboretum, Boston, Mass., swept
from Artemisia sp., July 27, 1921, Harold Morrison. This species has not
previously been recorded from the United States.
E. flavoscuta var. flavoscuta Gillette.-Beltsville, Md.,. May 21, 1922;
Glen Echo, Md., August 8, 28, 1921; May 14, September 17, 1922; Chain
Bridge, Va., September 11, 18, 1921, J. R. Malloch. This species lives on
E. flavoscuta var. nigra Osborn.-Beltsville, Md., May 21, 1922; Glen
Echo, Md., August 8, 28, 1921; May 14, 21, 26, J. R. Malloch; August 22,
1922, J. R. Malloch, W. L. McAtee.
E. flavoscuta var. juvenis McAtee.-Glen Echo, Md., July 23, 1921, J. R.
Genus Hymetta McAtee
'H. trifasciata var. trifasciata Say.-Onaga.
H. trifasciata var. balteata McAtee.-Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y., Aug-
ust 10, 1922, swarming on Hedera helix which the hoppers had severely in-
jured, W. L. McAtee; Dallas, Tex., August 21, 1922, on cultivated grape,
F. C. Bishopp; Ames, Iowa, various dates, April to September.
Genus Erythroneura Fitch
E. vulnerata var. vulnerata Fitch, fulvous form.-Perry; Vermillion,
Ohio, July 21, 1921, on Delaware grape, C. I. Bliss; red form: St. Louis,
Mo., on elm, T. Pergande.
E. vulnerata var. niger Gillette.-Onaga.
Erythroneura hubbardi new species
This species has a very distinct type of coloration from any
previously described American form, and suggests very strongly
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in this respect some of the European species of Eupteryx. The
scutellum and parts anterior are sooty fuscous (the eyes some-
what reddish) ; the tegnien is pale yellow, with the extreme base
of clavus sooty and a fuscous mark beginning at apical third of
clavus, skirting costal plaque and covering remainder of the
surface posteriorly except for the following clear areOles: a
small one on radial margin in apex df clavus; a larger one in the
end of each sectorial area; the extremely large first apical cell
'almost entirely;' three small round spots in second apical cell,
two of them on margin, one at exterior angle; three large and
two small spots in basal two-thiids of third apical cell, and the
apex of this cell; a large spot basally, connecting with radial
margin in fourth apical cell and two small round spots toward the
apex. Moderately wide margin of pronotum and head as seen
from below sooty brown, a narrow line between eyes, and re-
mainder of lower parts, including legs, but excluding the sooty
brown genitalia, pale yellow. Venation of tegmen of the
vulnerata, type ;vertex longer than wide between the eyes, blunt.
Length: 2.75 mm. Holotype Y, Chiricahua Mts., Ariz., June 9,
H. G. Hubbard (U. S. Nat. Mus.)
E. obliq.ua var. obliqua Say, red form.-Washington, D. C., November
3, 1895, on oak, T. Pergande; yellow form: Sea Cliff, N. Y., N. Banks.
E. obliqua var. electa -McAtee.-Falls Church, Va., March 28, N.
E. obliqua var. eluta McAtee.-Glen Echo, Md., August 22, 1922, W. L.
Erythroneura erosa new species
Venation resembles that of obliqua Say. In two specimens examined
a vitta covering more or less of vertex, middle part of pronotum and most
of scutellum; differs considerably in details; in one specimen this vitta is
sanguineous (nearly orange on posterior part of pronotum), is underlaid
by dark stripes along inner margins of eyes, and by three pairs of dusky
spots, one pair near front of vertex, a pair of smaller ones just behind,
and a pair larger than either of the others near front of pronotum. In
the other specimen the -vertex is yellow, with only the anterior pair of
spots and median line posteriorly dusky, posterior disk reddish; front of
pronotum dusky,-two large discal spots scarlet; anterior disk and extreme
lateral angles of scutellum and margins of pronotum pale yellow; ground
color of tegmina greenish yellow, clavus with two large oblong blotches
on basal two-thirds, and corium with a single similar blotch exterior to
hind part of clavus, and another just posterior, coral-red (glossy spec-
trum red in one specimen). All of these spots have their edges ragged
or erose. Apical cells, apex of clavus, and hind part of costal plaque. dusky
fumose; a band of coral-red spots over cross veins in one specimen.
Length 3 mmm.
Holotype 9, Los Angeles Co., Calif., D. W. Coquillett (U. S. Nat. Mus.);
paratype 9, Spreckels, Calif., Sept. 10, 1907, E. D. Ball (Ball).
E. tecta var. tecta McAtee.-Glen Echo, Md.. August 28, 1821, J. R.
Malloch; New Hampshire, F. Blanchard.
E. tecta var. carbonata McAtee.-Glen Echo, Md., July 16, August 22,
1922; Chain Bridge, Va., September 10, 1922, J. R. Malloch; Middlesex
Fells, Mass., August 28, August 29, N. Banks; New Hampshire, F. Blan-
Erythroneura abolla var. divisa new variety
General color above sulphur-yellow, hind margin and a median longi-
tudinal line on vertex, disk of pronotum, scutellum, and commissure
broadly dusky to black, a coloration reinforced by the dark dorsum of abdo-
men; membrane as well as ends of the cells between sectors dusky hyaline.
General color below sulphur-yellow, legs stramineous. Length 2.75 mm.
Holotype male, Glen Echo, Md., July 16, 1922, J. R. Malloch.
E. tecta var. tecta McAtee.-Glen Echo, Md., August 28, 1821, J. R.
Malloch; New Hampshire, F. Blanchard.
E. tecta var. carbonata McAtee.-Glen Echo, Md., July 16, August 22,
1922; Chain Bridge, Va., September 10, 1922, J. R. Malloch; Middlesex
Fells,'Mass., August 28, August 29, N. Banks; New Hampshire, F. Blanch-
E. aclys McAtee.-Glen Echo, Md., August 21, 1921, April 23, July 9,
30, 1922, July 1, 1923; Virginia near Plummers Id., Md., August 27, 1922,
J. R. Malloch; Kingston, N. J., August 20, 1923, on redbud, H. B. Weiss.
E. morgani Delong, red and yellow forms.-Chain Bridge, Va., April
16, 23, May 7, August 20, September 17, 1922, April 23, 1923, J. R. Malloch.
E. basilaris var. basilaris Say, red form.-New Hampshire, F. Blan-
E. basilaris var. affinis Fitch.-Onaga; Falls Church, Va., April 7, N.
E. maculata var. maculata Gillette, red and yellow forms.-Sandusky,
Ohio, August 16, 1921. on sycamore. C. I. Bliss; Perry; red form only:
Washington, D. C., November 3, 1895, on oak, T. Pergande; Sea Cliff, N.
Y., August; Cambridge, Mass., October 10, N. Banks.
E. maculata var. bella McAtee, yellow form.-Glen Echo, Md., August
22, 1922, J. R. Malloch.
E. maculata var. osborni De Long.-Chain Bridge, Va., September 11,
1921, April 23, 1923; Glen Echo, Md., August 22, 1922, August 10, 1923,
J. R. Malloch.
E. maculata var. bigemina McAtee.-Onaga.
E. maculata var. gemina McAtee.-Glen Echo, Md., July 4, Aug. 28.
1921, J. R. Malloch.
Erythroneura maculata var. confirmata new variety
Markings of head, thorax and scutellum as usual in the maculata type,
yellow; tegmen with a streak along claval suture anteriorly, an oblique
dash at base of corium and another at anterior end of costal plaque, yellow;
dot at posterior end of plaque, and in base of fourth apical cell black; and
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the following markings red, broad vitta based on costal plaque, extending
inwardly and crossing clavus as an oblique broad band, and a straight nar-
row stripe, connected narrowly behind to a spot which spreads so as to
fill spaces between sectors anterior to third and fourth apical cells, also
ramose marking on cross veins; costal plaque dusky bluish hyaline, apical
cells fumose. Color below pale yellow. Length: 2.75 mm.
Holotype, and paratype males, Chain Bridge, Va., April 23, 1922, J. R.
Erythroneura maculata var. parallel new variety
Bears the same relation to maculate that var. rubra Gillette does to
comes, the red markings being more extensive and denser than in the typi-
cal variety, of a darker shade of red, and the dorsum of abdomen very dark.
Length: 2.5 mm.
Holotype male, Lexington, Mass., Sept. 28, 1920; paratype male,
same locality, Sept. 18, 1920, and Arlington, Mass., Oct. 9, 1920. Specimens
intermediate between this and the typical variety were collected at Lexing-
ton at approximate dates.
E. ligata var. ligata McAtee. Perry.
E. vitis var. vitis Hairis.-Dallas, Tex., August 21, 1922, on cultivated
grape, F. C. Bishopp; Washington, D. C., October, 1895, on Cercis canadensis,
T. pergande; Perry; Ottawa County, Ohio. September 4, 1921, on Vitis
vulpina, C. I. Bliss.
E. vitis var. bistrata McAtee.-Fort Washington, Pa., September 24,
1921, H. L. Viereck.
E. vitis var. strict McAtee.-Perry.
E. tricincta var. tricincta Fitch, yellow form.-Kelley's Id., Ohio, July
30, 1920, on Clinton grapes; Put-in-Bay, Ohio, August 3, 1920, on Catawba
grape, C. I. Bliss; Perry.
E. tricincta var. calycula McAtee, yellow form.-Chain Bridge, Va.,
September 11, 1921, May 7, 1922, J. R. Malloch.
E. tricincta var. integra McAtee, yellow form.-Chain Bridge, Va.,
October 2, 1921, April 23, 1922, J. R. Malloch.
E. comes var. comes Say, red and yellow forms.-Rocky River, Ohio,
September 1, 1920, on Catawba grape, C. I. Bliss; yellow form only; Black
Mt., N. C., May, N. Banks.
E. comes var. vitifex Fitch, red form.-Dallas, Tex.,.Aug. 21, 1922, on
cultivated grape, F. C. Bishopp; Colorado (No. 1854).
E. comes var. elegans McAtee.-Cambridge, Mass., October 3, November
1; Lexington, Mass., September 7.
E. comes var. rubra Gillette.-Perry.
E. comes var. rubrella McAtee.-Onaga; Sea Cliff, N. Y., N. Banks.
E. comes var. delicate McAtee, red form.-Falls Church, Va., March 26,
N. Banks; Chain Bridge, Va., April 16, 23, 1922, J. R. Malloch.
E. comes var. accept McAtee, yellow form.-Chain Bridge, Va., May 7,
1922, J. R. Malloch.
E. comes var. compta McAtee, yellow and red forms.-Middle Bass Id.,
Ohio, August 10, 1920, on Catawba grape, C. I. Bliss.
E. comes var. ziczac Walsh, red and yellow forms.-North Bass Id.,
Ohio, August 6, 1920, on Clinton grape, C. I. Bliss; red form only; Perry;
Wichita, Kans., August 31, 1918, on English ivy, J. R. Horton.
Erythroneura comes var. bidens new variety
Like E. comes var. rubra Gillete, except that the upper surface of pro-
notum save a semi-elliptical space on each anterior angle, and a semi-
circular spot in middle of front margin, is black. Length 2.8 mm. Holotype
male, Virginia near Stubblefield Fall, on Pinus virginiana, October 23,
1921, J. R. Malloch.
Erythroneura comes var. suffusa new variety
What is left of the ground color is pale yellow, but the vertex has a
median dusky vitta, flanked at its apex by dark parentheses; the pronotum
has the hind margin and much of disk dusky to black; the scutellum with a
short median vitta from base, or more of basal part, dusky to black; and
the tegmen except for costa is dusky fumose; in best marked individuals
the usual black markings of comes are distinct and colored markings typi-
cally indistinct; color below also chiefly dark, middle of face, legs, and
abdominal edgings paler. Length: 2.75-3 mm.
Holotype male Glen Echo, Md., July 16, 1922, J. R. Malloch; para-
types both sexes, same locality, July 10, 17, 23, August 8, 1921, and May
26, 1923, J. R. Malloch; August 22, 1922, W. L. McAtee.
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By W. S. BLATCHLEY
(Continued from page 23)
*209 (16015). C. crenulata Cr.-"Sumter Co., very rare" (Sz.). At
hand from Gainesville; taken by Watson in June by beating in flat-woods.
*210 (16016). C. confines Cr.-Throughout the State, south to Ft.
Myers and Moore Haven. At hand from four stations and recorded from
numerous others. Common about Dunedin, Nov.-Apr. on soy-beans, Con-
volvulaceae and other vegetation, especially in low mucky grounds. Gaines-
ville, abundant, Mch.-Apr., in the hammocks on basswood, wild cherry,
buckeye, etc. (Doz.); velvet beans, Nov.; oak, Apr.; maple, June (Wat.). In
the North known as the "sweet potato flea-beetle."
*211 (16020). C. quadricollis Sz., 1878, 368.-Types from Enterprise
and New Smyrna, May-June. Biscayne Bay and L. Worth (Sz. Ms.).
Common in truck patches around the southern half of L. Okeechobee in
March (Bl. 1923).
LIII. Systena Clark.
Small elongate, convex black or dull yellow glabrous species
(3-5 mm.) having the thorax without basal impression, elytral
punctures confused, front coxal cavities closed, spur of hind
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tibiae small and slender. The adults live mainly on marsh vege-
tation, as Polygonum, etc.
*212 (16023%). S. frontalis (Fabr.).-Northern part of State, south
to Citrus Center (Davis Coll.). At hand from Gainesville and Dunedin, at
the former on smartweed, July (Wat.); rare at Dunedin at porch-light,
June 15. Occurs usually on Polygonum about the margins of ponds. Leng,
in his Catalogue, forgot to number this and it appears erroneously as a syn-
onym of pallicornis Scheffer, a Texas species.
213 (16026). S. pallipes Sz., 1878, 367.-Types from "different parts of
Florida, abundant on swampy meadows in May and June" (Sz.). L. Poin-
sett, L. Ashley, Baldwin and Crescent City (Sz. Ms.). Ft. Myers, Apr. 20
*214 (16027). S. elongata (Fabr.).-"Enterprise, not rare" (Sz.).
St. Augustine (Ham.). Moore Haven, Mch. 27, on foliage in low mucky
soil. Gainesville, on Helenium, June (Wat.).
*215 (16029). S. marginalis (Ill.).-Crescent City and Haw Creek
(Sz. Ms.). Dunedin, rare, Mch. 28, on wax-myrtle; July 5 at porch-light.
Gainesville, on Polymnia and Myrica, June; L. Wales, on oak (Wat.).
LIV. Longitarsus Latreille.
Very small oblong-oval, strongly convex, glabrous species
(1-2.5 mm.) blackish or dull yellow in hue and having the front
coxal cavities open behind, thorax without basal impression,
elytral punctures confused, hind tibiae with apex entire, first
joint of hind tarsus nearly half the length of tibia. (For key to
species see Bl., 1921). The adults live mainly on subaquatic
vegetation along the edges of marshes or on herbage in dense
216 (16032). L. varicornis Suffr.-Leng, in his catalogue, mentions
L. heliophyti Horn, a synonym, as occurring in Florida, Alabama and Texas.
No other State record. Occurs on the Indian heliotrope, Heliotropium
*217 (16046). L. pygmaeus Horn.-"Enterprise, Tampa, Baldwin and
Sumter County" (Sz. Ms.). At hand from Arch Creek and Dunedin. Fre-
quent about Dunedin, Dec.-Apr., on tall dead grasses along the margins of
ponds. Described from Georgia.
218 (16047). L. testaceus Melsh.-Northern part of the State south
to L. Okeechobee (Davis Coll.). Numerous records by Schwarz (Ms.) and
others but part of them doubtless refer to L. cotulus and tenuicornis.
*219 (- ). L. tenuicornis Blatch., 1923, 34.-Types from Sanford,
Dunedin, La Belle, Moore Haven and Ft. Myers, Nov. 21-Apr. 4. Common
on low vegetation about the borders of ponds and lakes and at Dunedin on
the fleshy crucifer, Cakile edentula (Bigel), along the bay front.
*220 (16048). L. cotulus Blatch., 1914, 141.-Types from Kissimmee,
Dunedin, Eustis and Sanford. Occurs throughout the State, south to Moore
Haven, on May weed or dog-fennel, Anthemis cotula L. and allied Compositaa.
Gainesville, May-Dec., on Eupatorium, Cephalanthus, velvet beans, chin-
quapin, etc." (Wat.).
221 (16049). L. melanurus Melsh.-Lake Harney (Sz. Ms.). Crescent
City (Wic.). Horn gives North Carolina as its southern range.
*222 (- ). L. fuscicornis Blatch., 1919, 65.-Types from Dunedin,
Oct. 26-Dec. 13, where it occurs on low vegetation about ponds. No other
*223 (16052). L. perforatus Horn, 1889, 286.-Types from Tampa.
Frequent about Dunedin, Feb.-Apr., on tall dead grasses about the margins
of "wet-weather" ponds.
*224 (-- ). L. impuncticollis Blatch., 1923, 35.-Types from Dunedin,
Feb. 28, swept from vegetation about the margin of a pond.
*225 (16053). L. solidaginis Horn, 1889, 286.-Types from Sumter
County on a species of Solidago. Orange County (Sz. Ms.). Frequent about
Dunedin, Jan.-Apr., on huckleberry and other low shrubs in open pine
woods and about the margins of hammocks. Hibernates beneath pine bark
and in Spanish moss.
*226 (- ). L. subcylindricus Blatch., 1920, 70.-Type from Dunedin
Mch. 27; taken by beating in dense hammock.
*227 (- ). L. aeneola Blatch., 1923, 35.-Type from Caxambus, Mch.
6; swept from low herbage along the margin of a salt water lagoon.
LV. Glyptina Leconte.
Small oblong-oval species (1.5-3.5 mm.), closely allied to Longi-
tarsus but having the elytra blue or dull yellow, their punctures
in rows, first joint of hind tarsus not more than one-third the
length of tibia.
228 (16056). G. bicolor Horn.-Biscayne Bay, Slosson collection,
Jan.-Mch. (Leng Ms.). No other State record.
229 (16058). G. cyanipennis Cr.-Biscayne Bay (Horn, 1889). No other
State record. Occurs in Indiana on the Virginia-creeper, Parthenocissus
230 (16060). G. brunnea Horn.-Tampa and L. Ashley (Sz. Ms.).
*231 (16061). G. spuria Lec.-"Enterprise, rare" (Sz.); Tampa, Haw
Creek and Punta Gorda (Sz. Ms.). Cape Sable, Feb. 27; one specimen taken
by beating in hammock.
232 (16062). G. cerina Lec.-"Tampa very rare" (Sz.). St. Augustine
(Ham.). Probably an error of identification.
LVI. Phyllotreta Foudras.
Small oblong-oval, subconvex species (2-3 mm.) allied to
Glyptina and having the elytra blue, or piceous with pale stripes
or spots, their punctures confused; hind tibiae not grooved, the
spur at middle of tip. The adults feed on cruciferous plants
both wild and cultivated.
*233 (16066). P. vittata (Fabr.).-Enterprise Apr. 17 (C. & L.).
Jacksonville (Sz. Ms.). Sanford and Dunedin, rare, Apr. 4-26 sweeping
in low moist gardens. Known as the "cabbage flea-beetle," the adults feed-
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ing upon the leaves of turnips, cabbage and strawberries, the larvae on the
234 (16076). P. chalybeipennis (Cr.).-"Occurs on the sea coast,
Massachusetts to Florida" (Horn, 1889). No other State record. A sub-
maritime species feeding on the sea rocket, Cakile edentula (Bigel).
*235 (16081). P. picta (Say.).--Northern twd-thirds of the State,
south to Tampa. At hand from Ormond, Apr. 15, beaten from oak. Gaines-
ville, very abundant on young oak foliage, Mch.-Apr. (Doz.).
*236 (- ). P. liebecki Schmffer, 1919, 339.-Types from Enterprise.
Sanford, Mch. 28-Apr. 9; taken in numbers by sweeping herbage along
the borders of cypress swamps. This is the species erroneously recorded
by me (1914, 142) as P. robust Horn (See Bl., 1920a, 263).
LVII. Aphthona Chevrolat.
Very small oval, convex, glabrous species (2-2.5 mm.) having
the elytra blue or reddish-yellow, their punctures confused, hind
tibiae with the inner apex notched or bilobed, the spur on inner
237 (16084). A. insolita (Melsh.).-Capron, "very rare" (Sz.). Miami
(Kn.). Occurs in Southern Indiana on the Indian currant, Symphori-
LVIII. Psylliodes Latreille.
Small oblong-oval convex glabrous (2-2.5 mm.) piceous bronz-
ed or bluish-green species having the antennae 10-jointed; front
coxal cavities closed behind, hind tarsi inserted on the outer side
of the tibiae above the apex; elytral punctures in rows.
238 (16089). P. punctulata Melsh.-St. Augustine (Ham.). The only
*239 (16090). P. convexior Lec.-"Occurs in Texas, Georgia, Florida,
etc." (Horn, 1889). At hand from Gainesville; taken by Watson March 10
on radish. No other State record.
*240 (16093). P. elegans Horn, 1889, 311.-Types from Florida and
Kansas. Haulover, Enterprise and Cedar Keys (Sz.). as P. lacustris;
changed (Ms.) to P. elegans. At hand from Ormond, Caxambus and sev-
eral intervening stations. Frequent about Dunedin, Jan.-Apr., especially
so on the field sorrel, Rumex acetosella L., in sandy cultivated grounds,
and the fleshy sea-rocket along the bay beach.
LIX. Stenispa Baly.
Elongate, subcylindrical black or bluish-black species of me-
dium size (5-7 mm.) having the head inserted in thorax to eyes,
its front inflexed, the mouth inferior; thorax as broad as elytra,
the latter not costate but with finely punctate striae; tarsal claws
widely divaricate. This and the genera with costate elytra up
to LXVI, comprise the subfamily Hispinae.
*241 (16094). S. metallica (Fabr.).-"Enterprise and Tampa, not rare"
(Sz.). Haw Creek (Sz. Ms.). Scarce at Dunedin, Feb.-Mch., on low huckle-
berry and on grasses about the margins of ponds.
LX. Anisostena Weise.
Small elongate bluish-black species (4-5 mm.) having the
antennae filiform, 11-jointed, elytra costate, middle tibiae curved,
third joint of tarsus bilobed, tarsal claws divergent. The gene-
ric name in former use was Charistena.
242 (16096). A. nigrita (Oliv.).-"Florida" Horn Coll. (Cr.). Enter-
prise (C. & L.).
*243 (16102). A. ariadne Newm.-Scarce in the northern part of the
State, south to La Belle. At hand from Sariford and Dunedin, Febr.-Apr.;
taken beneath boards in damp places. Gainesville, July (Wat.). LaBelle
244 (16103). A. lecontei Baly.-"Florida, rare." (Horn, 1883). St.
LXI. Anoplitis Chapuis.
Small elongate-oval species (3.5-4 mrn.) ; dull red, often mark-
ed with fuscous; antennae 11-jointed, elytra costate, with eight
rows of punctures, middle tibiae straight. Formerly listed as
Odontota or Chalepus.
*245 (16105). A. inxequalis (Web.).-"Lake Harney and Enterprise,
rare" (Sz.). as 0. rose Web.; changed to nervosa (=inaequalis) (Sz. Ms.).
Sanford (Wic.) as nervosa. Gainesville on Polymnia and Rhus, July (Wat.).
At hand from Eustis and Dunedin, Apr.; swept from low herbage. Leng
includes A. rose Web. from "Fla.", but this was evidently based on the
first record by Schwarz. That name is usually considered a synonym of
inaequalis, as the species is extremely variable in color.
LXII. Chalepus Thunberg.
Elongate-oval species of medium size (5-7 mm.) with black
elytra and thorax in part or wholly red; elytra with three costae
and ten rows of punctures. Formerly listed as Odontota.
*246 (16109). C. bicolor (Oliv.).-Occurs throughout the State. At
hand from six stations and reported from numerous others. Occuns in
spring and summer on low herbage, usually in moist places.
*247 (16111). C. scapularis (Oliv.).-"Tampa, one specimen" (Sz.).
Crescent City (Sz. Ms.). At hand from Sanford. Istokpoga and Dunedin,
Mch.-Apr.; taken while beating in dense wet hammocks.
*248 (16112). C. notatus (Oliv.).-Northern three-fourths of the State,
south to Miami; numerous records. At hand from Ormond, Sanford and
Dunedin, Mch.-Apr.; taken with the preceding and by sweeping low herbage.
Gainesville on blackberry, Ostrya (hop-hornbeam) and oak, Apr. (Doz.).
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LXIII. Baliosus Weise.
Similar to Chalepus but elytra dull red with scattered fuscous
marks and a fourth costa at base and apex.
*249 (16116). B. rubra (Web.).-Northern part of the State, south to
Lakeland and Dunedin. At hand from five stations, Mch.-Apr.; beaten
from wax-myrtle and oak. Gainesville on oak and linden, Jan.-June, mat-
ing June 11 (Doz.).
LXIV. Octotoma Suffrian.
Small oblong-oval species (4.5-5 mm.), dull black with thorax
in part red; antennae clavate, 8-jointed; elytra with short ob-
*250 (16124). 0. plicatula (Fabr.).-Archer, by Kcebele (Sz. Ms.).
Gainesville on buckeye and ash, Mch. 6-25 (Doz.).
LXV. Uroplata Baly.
Small, elongate, parallel-sided, dull black, species (3 mm.)
having the antennae 8-jointed; elytra costate and with ten rows
of punctures. Formerly included with Microrhopala.
*251 (16126). U. porcata (Melsh).-"Enterprise and Tampa, very
rare" (Sz.). Jacksonville (Sz. Ms.). Moore Haven (Kn.). Scarce about
Dunedin Jan.-Apr., on oak and low huckleberry.
LXVI. Microrhopala Baly.
Small oblong-oval black or dark-blue species (4.5-5 mm.),
similar to Uroplata but the elytra with only eight rows of punc-
*252 (16132). M. floridana Sz., 1878, 369.-Types from Sumter County,
Enterprise, New Smyrna and Tampa. Baldwin (Sz. Ms.). Orlando (Kn.).
Sanford and Dunedin, Dec.-Apr., on the hoary lupine, Lupinus diffusus Nutt.
*253 (16134). M. erebus (Newn.).-Northern part of the State, south
to Ft. Myers and Marco (Davis Coll.). Numerous records. At hand from
Ormond and Dunedin, Nov.-Apr., on oak, golden-rod and low herbage.
Easily known by its very large elytral punctures.
LXVII. Porphyraspis Hope.
Small convex dark blue species (4-5 mm.). This and all the
following genera have the thorax and elytra of nearly equal
width, with broad expanded margins, head usually wholly con-
cealed beneath the thorax and body elliptical or sometimes nearly
circular. They comprise the subfamily Cassidinae and are known
as "tortoise-beetles." The larvae are oval flattened prickly
grubs and feed, for the most part, upon Solanacese and Convol-
vulacese. (See Bl., 1910, 1229).
*254 (16137). P. cyanea (Say).-Northern part of the State, !south to
Arch Creek. Occurs throughout the year on the saw palmetto, Serenoa
serrulata (Michx.). Specimens taken along the Kissimmee River were
wholly black in hue (Bl., 1914).
LXVIII. Chelymorpha Boheman.
Large oblong-oval, convex species (9-15 mm.), brick-red dotted
with black; front margin of thorax broadly emarginate at mid-
dle; head visible from above. Both adults and larvae feed on
*255 (16139). C. cassidea (Fabr.).-Northern part of the State, south
to Moore Haven. At hand from Ormond, Lakeland and Moore Haven.
Hibernates in bunches of Spanish moss and feeds on morning-glory, sweet
potato and wild potato, Ipomoea pandurata (L.).
*256 (16139d). C. geniculata Boh.-Marathon Key and Key West (Br.).
A submaritime tropical species occurring along both the Atlantic and Gulf
coasts of the southern third of the State. At hand from Long Key, Cape
Sable, Key West, Sarasota and Dunedin. Food plant, the goat's-foot morn-
ing-glory, Ipomoea pes-caprae Sweet., a creeping plant growing along the
sea beaches. In my opinion a distinct species, not a variety of cassidea.
(See Bi., 1920, 71).
LXIX. Eurypepla Boheman
Large oval convex species (10 mm.) having the head concealed
by the rounded front margin of pronotum; outline deeply and
broadly notched between humeri and pronotum; claws simple.
257 (16140). E. jamaicensis (L.).-Key West (Sz. Ms.). Cutter, July 1
(Br.). A tropical species occurring on the geiger-tree, Sebesten sebes-
LXX. Physonota Boheman.
Large elongate-oval convex greenish-yellow species (10 mm.) ;
thorax with three black dots; head and claws as in Eurypepla.
258 (16142). P. unipunctate (Say).-Haw Creek Prairie (Sz. Ms.). No
other State record. Occurs on wild bergamot, Monarda fistulosa, wild sun-
flower, Helianthus, and kindred plants.
LXXI. Jonthonota Spaeth.
Oval convex species of medium size (7-8 mm.), dull red, elytra
each with one to three vague dark spots.
*259 (16149) J. nigripes (Oliv.).-"New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, etc."
(Br.). Ocala Apr. 17. Occurs in Indiana on wild morning glory and sweet
LXXII. Orectis Spaeth.
Small circular convex species (5-6 mm.) ; elytra with num-
erous tubercles, their margins maculate. Formerly included
260 (16151). O. callosa (Boh.). Crescent City (Br.). Occurs on ground
cherry and other Solanacee.
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LXXIII. Chirida Chapuis.
Oval subdepressed species of medium size (5-6 mm.), dull
yellow, elytra often maculate with blackish; antennal joints
2-4 in repose lying in a groove, joint 3 twice as long as 2.
*261 (16152). C. guttata (Oliv.).-"Cedar Keys, rare" (Sz.). Enter-
prise (C. & L.). Lakeland, May 8 (Davis Coll.). Ormond, Mch. 27, on oak
(Bl. 1902.). Gainesville, on wild sweet potato (Doz.); on sweet potato,
Eupatorium and Ceanothus, Apr.-Sept. (Wat.). Often listed as C. signifera
Hbst., a synonym.
262 (16153). C. extensa (Boh.).-Jacksonville and Gulfport (Schf. Ms.).
Differs from guttata in having the elytra usually immaculate and translu-
cent at humerus.
LXXIV. Deloyla Chevrolat.
Rather large, broadly oval, subdepressed species (7-8 mm.),
the elytra with disk brown, rugose, and bearing numerous tu-
bercles, its margins broadly translucent at middle.
*263 (16155). D. clavata (Fabr.)-Lake Worth (Ham.). Enterprise
(C. & L.). Eustis, Apr. 6, one specimen, beaten from oak. Gainesville, Dec.-
Apr., on oak. Apparently confined to the northern half of the State. Food
plants usually various species of Solanacee.
LXXV. Metriona Weise.
Species of medium size (5-7 mm.) and dull reddish-yellow in
hue, having the elytra smooth, evenly convex; third joint of an-
tennae but slightly longer than second. Food plants Convolvul-
acee. Usually listed as Coptocycla.
264 (16156). M. bivittata (Say).-DeFuniak Springs (Sz. Ms.). The
only definite State record. Occurs on sweet potato and morning-glory.
*265 (16157). M. bicolor (Fabr.).-Throughout the State. At hand from
nine stations and reported from many others. Hibernates in bunches of
Spanish moss and beneath rubbish, and in spring beaten or swept from
morning-glory, wild potato and various species of low herbage. Often
listed as Coptocycla aurichalcea Fabr., a synonym.
266 (16159). M. purpurata (Boh.).-Gainesville on buckeye, oak and
wild morning-glory, Mch.-May (Doz.). The only definite State record and
perhaps refers to the next.
*267 (- ). M. ormondensis Blatch., 1920, 71.-Type from Ormond,
Apr. 13, on wild morning-glory.
LXXVI. Coptocycla Boheman.
-Rather small oblong-oval, strongly convex species (5.5-6 mm.),
uniform dull red in hue with expanded side margins of elytra
*268 (16161). C. repudiata Suffr.-Haw Creek, Crescent City, L. Poin-
sett and Cocoanut Grove, May-June (Br.). Cape Sable, Feb. 23-26, from
among the roots of tufts of a coarse prairie grass (B1. 1920). Described
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AEROPLANE DUSTING COMING
Last month a private concern carried on demonstrations in
Georgia in dusting cotton fields and peach orchards from an
aeroplane, with a view to signing up the farmers for the sea-
son's dusting. The demonstration is said by those who followed
it closely to have been a success. Not only was the dusting
cheaper, but the distribution was more uniform than that se-
cured from machines operating from the ground.
It would seem that dusting citrus groves for rust mite should
offer a particularly attractive field for aeroplane dusting. It
could be applied at the optimum time. A single plane could
dust all the groves in a county in a few days at most.
Dr. P. H. Rolfs, who has spent the past four years in Minas
Geraes, Brazil, establishing an agricultural college and experi-
ment station at Vicosa, is back in Florida for the winter. He
addressed the Phi Kappa Phi Society of the university on De-
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cember 17, and it is hoped that the Entomological Society can
induce him to talk on the insects of Brazil. Dr. Rolfs returns
to Brazil in March.
Dr. W. S. Blatchley has returnedto Florida for the winter and
is now collecting in Royal Palm Park.
'Mr. G. F. Moznette will leave shortly for South America
Where he will study the fruit fly situation.
Among our members who will attend the meetings of the
A.A.A.S. in Washington the last of December are A. H. Beyer,
Dr. O. F. Burger, J. C. Goodwin, T. H. Hubbell, Geo. B. Merrill,
Dr. J. H. Montgomery, Dr. Wilmon Newell, F. M. O'Byrne, Prof.
J. Speed Rogers, and Dr. P. H. Rolfs.
MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY
October 29, 1924. The first meeting of the season of the
Florida Entomological Society was held in Science Hall, October
29, at 4 P.M., with President Merrill in the chair, and the fol-
lowing members present: Bates, Berger, Beyer, Floyd, Gray,
Hubbell, Merrill, Rogers, Walker, Watson. Visitors, Bratley,
The paper of the evening by J. R. Watson, followed. His
subject was "Insects of the Desert Region of New Mexico."
The speaker first discussed the climatic and moisture conditions
of the desert, and their relation to the insect life of the desert re-
gion. Under climate he mentioned the sudden and violent wind
storms and their effect on the insects. To avoid death in the des-
ert they dig into the soil, especially, in the middle of the day.
Other principal habitats are under the leaves of the yucca or
Spanish Bayonet plant. During the wind storms the tenebrionid
beetles hug firmly to the base of the plants until the storm
ceases. In connection with the wind storms the speaker also
made a brief mention of the birds such as the prairie horned
lark and the road runner. The former "roosts" on the ground
or under the banks of arroyas.
It is characteristic of the animals of the desert not to be at
all particular what they eat, and the darkling beetles even live
on Russian thistle seedlings, and weed seeds. The darkling
beetles in this section have no wings. On account of the severe
winds they would be disadvantageous. Blister beetles are com-
mon and very large in size, and some also have inflated immov-
able elatra. Some 'Cerambicids resemble darkling beetles in
being wingless and feed on cactus. Digger wasps are very com-
mon especially "velvet ants," sometimes called "cattle killers."
Butterflies are very rare. The speaker stated that he took only
one common species on his collecting trips. He collected an
abundance of geometrids. Agricultural ants were very abun-
dant and ciccadas were also quite common. Mosquitoes were
found only within a belt of 5 miles of the Rio Grande Valley.
Moisture is very scant. The light (8 in.) rain comes during
the summer months of June, July, and August. ,At least one
fourth of an inch is necessary to produce growth of the grass.
Under Brief and Timely Notes Mr. Watson mentioned the
infestation of saw flies occurring in the pine trees of the state.
Mr. Beyer mentioned millipeds as injuring citrus and pecans.
Mr. Hubbell spoke of collecting a rare species of hawkmoth
larva on cypress, Isoparce cypressi.
Dec. 3. The regular meeting was held in the Biological Lec-
ture Room of Science Hall; President Merrill in the chair. The
following members were present: Beyer, Gray, Hubbell, Merrill,
Walker, Watson; and the following visitors: C. 0. Bratley, H.
E. Bratley, Cobb, Fox, Means, Nolen, Musselwhite, Speere. H.
E. Bratley, R. E. Nolen, and H. L. Speere were elected to mem-
Mr. Walker presented the paper of the evening on "A Sum-
mer's Collecting of Orthoptera in Florida." He discussed and
exhibited the characteristic orthoptera of the salt marsh, sand
scrub, sandy ponds, cypress ponds, low pine woods, high pine
woods, flat woods, and hammock. The new species collected
brings the total number for Florida' to 208. Of particular in-
terest was an undescribed grasshopper from the sand scrub.
Mr. Walker described the methods used in collecting. He em-
phasized the fact that many species not to be found at all, or
rarely, during the day could be readily taken at night.
Our Common Chiggar
Dr. H. E. Ewing in the Jl. Agric. Research, Vol. XXVI, No. 9,
p. 401 (Dec. 1923), writes in "Our Common N. A. Chiggar, Its
Distribution and Nomenclature." He states that the proper
name is Trombicula tlalzahuatl (Murray). Synonyms are Lep-
tus (Trombicula?) similis Hirst, L. irritans Riley T. cinnabaris
Ewing. The pest extends from Long Island to Mexico and from
the Atlantic to the Rocky Mountains.
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ADDITIONS TO THE THYSANOPTERA OF FLORIDA-XII
J. R. WATSON
(Contribution from the Department of Entomology, Fla. Ag. Exp. Sta.)
84. Eurythrips osborni Hinds.
Beaten from Eupatorium serotinuin in bloom, Oct. 1923. Near Gaines-
ville. Previously reported from grass, Mass. (Hinds) and Tenn. (Morgan).
85. Trichothrips marginalis Hood and Williams.
Under rotting bark, with a good growth of fungi, of a fallen maple
tree. Hog-town Creek near Gainesville. Sept. 1923. (T. H.' Hubbell,
Coll.) Described from Louisiana, where it was found under the bark
of a willow tree.
Under bark of the same maple tree the writer in Dec. 1923 took several
specimens which correspond with the description of T. terminalis Hood
and Williams, described from specimens taken from a stump at Orlando.
It is the writer's opinion that these two species are identical.
86. Taeniothrips (Physothrips) xanthius Williams.
Collected by Geo. B. Merrill from cynipid galls in pigeon plums sent
in from Miami by Reginald Hart.
Described and known only from Cattleya orchids from Trinidad, W. I.
87. Gastrothrips (?) pallidus, n. sp.
Color of body and legs a very pale yellow flecked with conspicuous
hypodermal pigment which (like the eyes) is purple by transmitted, and
bright red by reflected light; antennae light gray, bases of segments 3-6
colorless, apical antennal segments and tube a darker gray. Head about as
wide as long; cheeks decidedly bulging, abruptly rounded to the eyes and
converging posteriorly, destitute of conspicuous bristles. Eyes rather small,
diameter much less than the distance between them. Ocelli large, straw-
colored, well separated from each other but posterior pair well separated
from margins of eyes, opposite the anterior third of 'eyes; bordered with
deep orange crescents. Mouth-cone long, reaching the mesosternum. Labium
broadly rounded at the apex. Labrum sharp-pointed and scarcely at-
taining tip of labium, tip dark. Antennae less than twice as long as head;
segment 1 very broad, especially at the base, concolorous with the head;
2, urn-shaped with a broad short pedicel, uniformly grayish; 3, subclavate,
tapering uniformly to a narrow base, gray in apical third, almost colorless
in basal two-thirds; 4, ovoid, darker gray in apical half or two thirds,
colorless at the broad base; 5, more narrowly ovoid, basal third colorless;
6, barrel-shaped with a broad colorless pedicel; 7, sub-cylindrical, ab-
ruptly contracted to a broad base; 8, sub-conical, contracted at base; 7
and 8 uniformly dark gray. Prothorax distinctly shorter than the head
and (including coxae) nearly twice as broad as long; each angle and also
coxa* bears a short but rather heavy, knobbed bristle. Pterothorax about
as broad as prothorax, sides sharply converging posteriorly. Fore coxae
slender, but little wider than the others. Fore tarsi unarmed. Wings
well-developed, membrane almost reaching the base of the tube, barely if
at all contracted in the middle but the basal fourth markedly wider; very
light gray except for a median darker streak along the vein which disap-
pears near the base and a little above the middle; sparsely fringed with
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rather long hairs, 3 interlocated ones on fore wing. Abdomen narrow at the
base, widest at about segments 7 and 8; each segment provided with one or
more rather thick but colorless bristles which become progressively longer
posteriorly, those on segment 9 being nearly as long as the tube, blunt.
Tube about two-thirds as long as the head, twice as wide at the base as
at the apex, not abruptly contracted at the apex; terminal bristles about
as long as the tube.
.Measurements: Total length about 1 mm. Head, length .168 mm.,
width .173 mm.; prothorax, length .109 mm., width .21 mm.; mesothorax,
width .224 mm.; abdomen .187 mm.; tube, length .11 mm., width at base
.053 mm., at apex .028 mm.
Segment ................................ 1 | 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length ........------------........................... 29 40 57 56 44 43 40 29
W idth..................................... 37 27 27 27 24 21 17 13 microns
Total length .29 mm.
Described from two females found with the preceding species.
Hood's description of the genus Gastrothrips will have to be modified
in two respects to admit this species. The tube is not abruptly contracted
at the base and there are three interlocated bristles on the fore wing. In
shape of head, eyes, prothorax, and mouth cone it agrees with that genus.
Only the fourth antennal segment seems to bear a triangular process
88. Haplothrips angustipennis Wats.
Plant City, Fla. T. H. Hubbell, Coll. Described from Georgia.
89. Microthrips pierce Morgan.
On Cassia siamea 'at Miami, Fla. Feb. 7, 1924. W. T. Owrey, Coll.
:90. Scirtothrips owreyi n. sp.
Color dark brown; prothorax and especially abdomen darker, head,
,pterothorax, all femora and antennae somewhat lighter, all tibiae, tarsi,
.and antennal segment 3 a much lighter yellowish brown.
Measurements: Total body length 1 mm. to 1.13 mm.; head, length 0.11
mm., width 0.18 mm.; prothorax, length 0.16 mm., width 0.22 m;m.; ptero-
thorax, length 0.18 mm., width 0.22 mm.; abdomen, width 0.36 mm.; an-
tennae, total length 0.31 mm.
Segment............................ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ) 7 8
Length ............................ 26 44 58 52 48 63 13 18
Width ............................ 37 30 23 22.5 20.5 21 8 6 microns
Head rounded in front, considerably elevated between the bases of the
.antennae which it slightly overlaps. Vertex cross striated. A heavy black
spine inward from each eye and a very long one arising from below the
base of each antennae on the ventral side and two rather short ones midway
of each cheek behind the eyes; cheeks arched and roughened. Eyes large,
slightly protruding, roughly triangular in shape, facets large. Anterior
ocellus large, yellow and situated about opposite the anterior margin of
eyes. In one specimen the posterior ocelli are absent, in the other very
conspicuous, situated at the inner-posterior corner of each eye, margined
on the inner side with dark brown crescents.
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Mouth cone long, reaching the mesosternum. Antennae 8-segmented,
segments 2 and 5-8 concolorous with the head; 1, 3, and the base of 4
lighter brown. Spines dark and thick and quite conspicuous.
Prothoracx a third longer than the head and nearly .4 wider than long;
sides quite convex, but little wider posteriorly than anteriorly; pronotum
faintly reticulate striate; one long, one rather short but thick, and one
minute bristle on each anterior angle; a pair of long and one minute bristle
on each posterior angle; three pairs of bristles along the anterior margin,
the second of which are longer.
Sides of the very short mesothorax strongly convex and diverging
posteriorly, those of the even shorter metathorax nearly straight and
slightly diverging posteriorly. Two heavy spines near the anterior angles
of the pterothorax and the metanotum covered with short ones like the
abdomen. Wings entirely lacking. Legs rather short, the fore femora
especially so, the latter with a small tooth at the apex on the inner side.
Fore tibiae almost as thick as the femora, with a heavy black bristle below
the apex on the inside. Tarsi unarmed. Abdomen wide and heavy, the
last two segments with very long, heavy, dark bristles on the sides.
Described from two females collected from Iris trifoliata at Jacksonville,
Fla., by Mr. W. T. Owrey of the Federal Horticultural Board.
This species resembles Sericothrips apteris Daniels, in color, the ab-
sence of wings, and the long mouth cone, but differs in the presence
of ocelli, suture on antennal segment 6, two long bristles on the posterior
angles of the prothorax, the presence of a tooth at the apex of the fore
femora, and in the shorter head.
91. Chirothrips floridensis catchingsi Wats.
Under the leaf sheaths of Napier grass, Gainesville, Dec. 1924.
Previously described from Louisiana (Bull. 168, Fla. Agric. Exp. Sta.)
The Third International Congress of Entomology will be held
at Zurich, Switzerland, July 19th to 26th, 1925, with Dr. A. V.
Schulthess as president. General Secretary Dr. Leuzinger, Glo-
riastrasse 72, Zurich, 7, Switzerland. All entomologists are
cordially invited. For the Executive Committee,
The first and second congresses held at Brussels and Oxford,
respectively, were very successful and it is now proposed to
hold the third congress in a neutral country where entomolo-
gists of the belligerent countries could meet without embarrass-
ment, and Switzerland has been suggested as a. suitable place
and attractive in many ways and convenient for the majority.
MR. WALKER GOES TO COLOMBIA
One of our members, Mr. F. W. Walker, has left for Colombia,
S. Am., where he has been employed as entomologist by the
United Fruit Co.
THE CELERY LEAF-TYER
The leaf-tyer (Phlyctaenia rubigalis Guenee), which did so
much damage in the Sanford celery fields during the spring of
1924, has again appeared in large numbers in that section.
Owing to the difficulty of getting any poison into the heart of
the celery plant where the caterpillar works, the insect was
found to be a difficult one to control. Recent trials conducted
by the Experiment Station indicate that calcium arsenate blown
into the plants by a good dusting machine would seem to offer
the most promising means of control.
Now is the time to spray trees affected with rust mite,
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