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

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THE INSECT PEST SURVEY

BULLETIN



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



















Volume 3 October 1, 1923 Number 7


BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY

UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND

THE STATE ENTOMOLOGICAL

AGENCIES COOPERATING












1ISE'"T PEST F UR'TEY BULLETIN F


V o 3 October I -223 Fo. 7


F 710'"I'LO&IlL FKiURES 1W TIEF UYITT0 Sr1'!7FS. 'FCR cFP77r7_r-r1, 19,2 3

Jiapar s made dul-in--- Septer-ber indicate that the Hessian f1-,,r is Lore abundaiat than usua.1 o-ier the southern third of Indiana and 111inois, and the. the situation. is also threatening in -Li-isscur' and Yeo-as,

heavy rains in Illinois al-d -,*issoul-i red-, ced ti)e seriousness of the heavy
chinch bug infestations. hol: 'evelr, are mcre n-zi:--r-us over "he Treater
part of the dhin-h bug beZt, particularly -in the nozrthcrn limits, -than last fall.

The European cofn bor--r irfesttation earners to be inf--reasina in intensity
in Ohio.

The garden weblvc---m c ont L.-iiies to be destr,. ct ively abunda-rat in alf alf a in Indiana, Illinuis, ai.d be_* .rg especially serious on nv p2antings.

The most serious outbreak of the --otton lea.-:o_-r that has occurred for
several years is re-_,crded th's ye _r t'clroL ._J out 'he cotton Bell. Northern f lic7hts of the moths uro-o.Fht tl-lem in;Co and the Lae 10E a-*.cn bet-,- Pen Se-rtenb
1' I er
and 15, where scme dezage was recor '.ed to fruit, b-, 1,'-,:e feeding, of t:-e cnot'hs.
_L 41 situation
Of 340 po;.nts in t1le 17ot-j-on Belt re-cortincr or. bo- %,:(_,evlat,. in August- and early in Sep'-.-, oer, 173 rr;-orted serious ( ara,-P. by this pest.

The birch leaf-s leletonizer is e.ga-'-n reported as cer.4-ously d Z z ag ing b irch trees in Yassachusetts, Connecticut, a-i-.d scu- !-e-_-r :"e,,v haiLpshire.

SDruce and fir '-Iiave beer. seric-,. sly defoliated in parts of Idaho, (*alifornia, and V!ycming by tiie spruCe bud- 17cx!.

The bee louse has oeen fo-_1,nd well establIshod In ',arroll f"_ounty, !,d. This is the first record cf this i ,sect oeiiig actually established in this country, although it has beer. repe: tedly introduced on imported queenbees.


OUTSTI.NDIN,,G LT70!,MLCC-Ir4!1 FEATUP77S 70R FOR 1923.

The wheat-stem sawfly Lppears to be still spreading in 1'anitoba and
there is little doubt but that it is present in ali t..e ::heat. gro,:ring areas in the province but only in small numbers in northwest-ern dis' _-, ts. Th i s insect has not been as prevalent -Jn 'he crops this year as in l9e'2, to cool wea-IL-1her and the parasite Ificrobracon ceChi, which has been f ound in most of the worst cephus infested areas.

The Hessian fly made no appreci"iole head-.-;ay in eastern !anadian Prairies during the past season, despite our expe,: stations of the sprircr,



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The chinch bug shows a greater area of infestation in Saskatchewan than formerly reported. This insect apparently 'oveis an area of 1500 square miles over partially settled prairies with great expanses of unbroken land. The infestation seems to centre at Lacadena, Sask.

The cutworm. Feltia ducens, Vl1k. is very plentiful in southern Alberta, and has been by far the most numerous hoctuid taken by traps at Lethbridge.

There has been an extensive outbreak of crickets in southern Manitoba which have caused much inconvenience by their feeding activities on binder t'ine.

The Colorado potato beetle has been a very great post in Manitoba this past summer, particularly in mid-northern regions. Pn increase in this pest has been observed in Saskatchewan.

The green apple bug, LW s omuni, which during the last few years declined in numbers, is now apparently on the upgrade, becoming more numerous again.

The fall web orm has ceen observed in unusual numbers in southern Manitoba, eastern Ontario, and central and western Ouebec. Parasites appear to be abundant.

The larch sawfly defoliated -,,ide areas this summer in Alberta, extending as far west as Edson, out not having as yet rea-hed the B. C. boundary line along the route of the Canadian National Rai' iayo.

The birch leaf-skeletonizer is more acndat this ,ear than usual, occurring through Ontario wherever the birch is found groe:ing.


CEREAL AND F OP AG F- 0 EO P I S E T S

: ISCFLLANFOUS FP'FDERC

GRASSHOPPFES (Acridiidae)

Wisconsin A. A. Granovsky (August 26): The northern part of Door County is
seriously infested with grasshoppers, the principal species being
Cemnula mellucida. aithougn other species are present. The loss
in crops is fromr slight to almost complete. The grains, such as barley, oats, wheat, and even rye, suffered badly. (lovers and
alfalfa were defoliated at Sturgeon Bay, reducing the value of hay.
Melan~!us bivittatus occupies second place in this county. It has
been observed that this species prefers lower places with larger
grass, especially on the nely broken land. Many specimens of
this species were infested with nematodes, as many as 2 to 6 worms
being found in some specimens.

S. B. Fracker (September 15): Telanonolus atlanis and Camnula
peilucida were much more abundant than usual in most of the State.
The severe epidemic of last year in the northeastern counties was
not repeated, however. Complaints were received from Adams, Dane, Door, Dunn, Forest, Grant, Iron, Juneau, Marinette, Monroe, Oneida,
Washburn, and Vood Counties.








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Georgia 7. F. Ttirner (Septerber l): Cracshoppcrs are very abundant (three
or four species) all through toc middle part of the State. I wonder
if the fact that so many fields havJe been turned out in the past year
or two hasn't something to do -v-th this. It is in such abandoned
fields, grown up to weeds and much crab grass, that the hoppers are
most abundant.

Neoraska I. K. Swenk (August 15 to September 15): Reports of moderate grasshopper injury frcm south-central Nebraska, east to Kearney and
Thayer Counties, were received durIng August. Newly sown alfalfa
fields in Saline County, and also in York County, were reported injured oy grasshoppers during the first two weeks of September.

Texas 0. G. Baccock ('August 18): Me1anon us differentialis Thcm. is
fairly numerous, but seems to attack only the yucca, eating the
margins until the leaes are practically ruined. The center bud
or young leaves are not attacked, because the cattle had previously
eaten them while young. Oak leaves, other shrubs, and grasses
apparently wmere not attacked, at least while the yucca was present.

Washington A. L. Kelander (Septemoer 7): Grasshoppers appear to be less abundant than usual, there being but few ccmolaints where formerly we
have had aeczens of letters. Everbearing strawberries are reported
as oeing destroyed near Spokane. At Fruitland one correspondent
writes: '"Early this spring I noticed the tiny hoppers by the millions
in the pastures The hoppers wefe quite large about the time the
pasture was getting pretty care anid I noticed that, wherever +Ye Jim Hill mustard wdzs, they were busy at "ock. They stayed with that until the seed pods we:e emptied, when tiey moved on. The
tops of our potatoes were totally demolish-d, but the tubers were
far enough along so that they -re not spoiled. They stripped about 3 acres of field corn until just the stalks stand. They
have eaten the silk off all the ears of the 10-acre patch and have eaten right down into many of the coos. They ate the strawberries
and vines in a short time, when they settled on the carrots and turnips. Peas, parsnips, and watermelons they do not bother much, but asparagus disaonppeared as fast as it came up. Onion tops were eaten
down and in a few instances they ate down into the onion. When they reached the house they became a terrible pest, eating the flowers in
the yard, and even the mosquito bar off the windows."

7HITE GRUBS (Phvllonuaga spp.)

Wisconsin A. A. Granovsky (August 29): Vhite grubs are common in the region
about Sturgeon Bay on account of a large acreage of wild, uncultivated
land, where the pest is breeding. The injury is variable, owing to the cultural methods used by individual farmers and the newness
of land used in cultivation.

S. B. Fracker (September 15): This insect is apparently absent in the grub stage in the extreme northern counties this year. Elsewhere it is generally distributed in both 1-year and 2-year stagac
No heavy losses have occurred.







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HESSIAN FLY (Ph\yt -a destructor Say)

Indiana J. J. Davis (Purdue University Insect Notes No. 19): The Hessian
fly infestation is not noticeably heavy in wheat stubble in northern Indiana, except in fields sown before the fly-free date last
year, but is abundant in the southern third of the State. Counts
made byV IH Larrirer, of the U. S. EntonLological Laboratory, show the infestation of stubble in the southern third of the State to be
from 8 to 38 per cent, enough to cause a serious infestation in
wheat sown before the fly-free date. Because of this infestation
it is important tha- all wheat grocers in southern Indiana adhere to the fiy-fr-ee sowJing dates, and it is equally important, if not
more so, that the wheat growers of northern indiana use similar precautions and cooperate in sowing after the fly-free dates in
order to maintain the minimum infestation.

Illinois W. P. Flint (Sepember 13): Abundant rainfall throughout the State
has caused a hea- y growth of volunteer wheat. Apparently, eggs
are being deosited -n about nom-al, or a little more than normal, numbers in northern end southern Illincis, but very much less than normal numbers in the cen-ral part of the State, where the fly has
been very scarce during the past season,

Wisconsin A, A. Granovsky augustt 29): The Heossian fly was observed, I
believe, for the first tie in Doo coun-y duri-rg this year. It
was quite destructive in several wheat felds and also attacked rye
fields to some extent. it rro!ably has been here for several years, but only this year was damage notied. (September 15): This pest
is not a serious factor in whee:; production in this State.

Minnesota A. G. Ruggles (September 29): The Hessian fly seems to be decidedly
on the increase. Last year we found it doing considerable damage in one or two counties, while this year I have had reports from a
number of counties, yet no reports on the extent of the damage done.
Unfortunately, I have had no time to devote to the problem and have
been unable to work out so far the fly-free dates. Practically all
of these infested counties so far are in the southern part of the
State and are in the region where winter wheat is being grown more
and more extensively.

Miswouri A. F. Satterthwait and R. A. Blanchard (September 4): Three fields
at Pacific were left uncut because of the Hessian fly and Harmolita tritici combined. Dissection of flaxseeds shows an extremely small
per cent of live Hessian fly forfs. The majority of puparia were
parasitized, while some dead, moldy tyrvae were found.

R. A. Blanchard (September 4): Infestation by the Hessian fly, as shown by examination of wheat stubble, is light in the vicinity of
Webster Groves. Dissections of flaxseeds showed an extremely small
percentage of live hessian fly forms within the puparia. (September
7): First eggs of the Hessian fly were found September 7. However, upon examination of volunteer plants, several white larvae a
week or so old were found.







-2714LHasernan (Septenber 12): The fly situation continues threatening.
Fa=vers are pro--a--n- whea* 1~ early with rains favorinc, this
work_ .ne 1e-Partmzelt 01, w ca-y _ a dr4vo on delaying
s e,,d ing until ,he fly-f ree Cc:c c ;e to handle threatening outbre a's with the cooperation o7 oo- g r ow crs. The infestation is loss
threatemnrng across the central naft of the State.

N~ebraska H~ I. S;:!enk (.Oeptember 1-15): At the Hessian fly observation statiorn, c3?ol~.e rear Plattsuouth, Cass Co-unq-y, where the examination
of 1,6300- xheat-C p_1.uts s1 o,,T. an average inf estation of 6.6 pecr plan-t,
tho~neccsbe-an to ee 'c Spteirber 1 and wore moving about in the
fields in f orce by 4et r There -,.as a heavy errergence f rom
Septerbcer 4 to 9, so t.iat by~ the latter da'&e, over 40 per cent of the zu~~~~~~~ gii tbbent iven. up "heir flies. Egglyn bea on2S~~? 6, a.IA on Srtemiar 11, 1,680 egi-,s were laid on 103
wheatrL-iZ-ts.rc'encc c2&,oved uip af'-or Sept eMber 9 and cool weather of helast f vw, d 1 ias c hac ked acK vit y in t he f ie lds but a h eavy
wave of ezrgc'nce i~s Icoked for fcll ':ing the next few warm days.

*T::y~i Harpiolita tri4t;.i* Fitch)

VWisconsin A. A. Grano.rsky T oerc15: Tis pest is rarely injurious in
Door CrunyMissouri A. F. Sitterthwait and R. A. B~anchard (September 4): Theat around
PacIic is- very heavily infeste bU-c-*'y -:b tst,- -- in somre filsnearly
100 nor cent of the choots _~7~~ uncut1- because of the damage dm.1 ty thses n esan fly together.



Washington A. L. T!Plander (Septerber 7) : C>- o-o,:!roa orc7n-ua Uhl. was just
sent in by one of cur fo;-zer entcr olcTV stude.Z,_- from Roberts, Idaho,
with tl- ^ollowing note cn ha~o-ts: "t is rit), but20 e cn
oC h wet c-cp here. tsiksits pierrc-hm routh parts into
t )c kernel of wheat Cduring the L- k sta 'e ant-, feeds, causirag it to
shrivel. a.--Par very numerous near Iud Lake."

7THIFIT FPrFThY BO7 (enhu-ts Z=aevsL L.)

New York G. E. Smith (July 4Y This pest is very bad in wheat fields this
year in Orleans County and is causing nuch heavier damage than the
hessiLn fly.

Wlis cons in A. A. Granovsky (August 28): Practically all fields of wheat in
Door County were slightly infested w-fth wncat sa,"fly- borers, but
injury was rather slight. Al.1 injured plzarts dried before harvesting and the grain was not -filled properly.













ruT c13U mG (E-lissis 3"' :.ru Say)


Indiana T. J. Davis (Septefbe-r 18): Chilich bugs are no,.-,, cormon in all
c ornf 41elds The second genera-ticrn of ug s did very little damage this vear, o,:,ig to the fact that egg laying fcr the second generation was late and at. th e ti me the e; as hatched aid the! you,_ng bu~s beg-an to feed the corn :;as rrai-ti-all beyond the stage of injury,
except in cases %,wnere the ougs %Tere very aoalyabundant. There
is an abundance of bun s to go over 77he --inter.

Illinois 7. P. Flint (Septernioei 13): Keavy roins have occurred, over most
of the area tilse T, dusling the p ::t two eeks. These rains have
greati.y retarded ti-e ci-!el zxment of the seccna-orcod nyriphs. Suffici~ent nue, s he- sr';iv d 'ti-e rains, so t hat t-here wilrrobably
oe noc-e aduits i-ie~?;:j Orn?2 ion over most of tne infested territ ory than wa~s ti-e case in the f ail of 1l,22.

Mvinnes ot a A. G. Ruggles Senterbcer 29): At Brookjpark, in Pine (..unty, the
chinch bugs seem to 01.e bCc~e estaolished again. They did censiderable damage this year to crons in that region. 7fe are putting
on a Coxnnunity caapaign n that area this fall.

Missouri L. lHasemrn (S-_n tcm e T:ar 12): Since thec cumrer migration of the pest
to Corn,$ the situation as rc~arJs th inh uq seers ruch irroved
over the Stilate as a -hole. The nort3e.-nar of 'heState, twot hi4rds or more, has had plent-, of raiin, ~d~-nhas not suffered.
from this oest as we feared it'oild ea-rai-r.

Nebraska Y. Ei. Swenk (SepteLmber 1-15): !rtsfrcm, the Harlan county infested area indicate th-at ear>'L in ?.r~e erct i !ally a12 of the cornfin-ids wvere more or less infested % i-th the bhrcr ug. Practically the same report, coyes from the restric~ced Saline Co,,Antv infestation,
als o.

Oklahoma E. E. Scholl 'kSepternoer 20). The Chinch bug situation in the northeastern rart of tie State is again serious this fall. Where specific instruction were Ic~-ed last winter in the b-urrnang aagnbs are not so numerous. A much Pore ;videlly extended burning campaign
will oe i1naugurated oy this De-ar-1ment soyre t---m.e in October.

CORY EAlWOUff (Heliothis obsolete Fab.)

Florida J. N. Tenhet (Sep-tember 20): Dmage is 7encoral over Gadsden '"ounty.
In rany cases 10 per Ceat or more cf s .rfnr bizans are rendered unL-arketable by the ]arvae boring into thep pcds.

W7isconsin S. B. Fracker (September 14 : This pest is later than usual and
damage is slight. It has Lbee*n reported from Dane, Grant, and 7ood
Counties.









Missouri L. haseran (Septrmoer 12): Ts nest n,3s increased abundantly of
1at e.. Late f ield and sw-cet coi-n is ei.-:7 seriously dai-a7,?d by it.
The Last of August -the piest did scrie clarage to gro,,.-ing tips of tot-,.
bacco as rrbudxvornhtt

I~ouian~ T. H. Jones (Septeisber 4): '7c have been making observations on th'e
number of ears injured by the ear,ro=. this 11.ear in a field of corn
(field) at Baton Rouge here small su-.cessive -olantin-s havoc been rnad e. Examinations of thLe ears on oiie row of each planting have
been made .,,hen the corn reached thie roasting ear stage. The f ollowing are the results of these examination:


Ears containing : Ears without Corn planted. Ears examined, earw,,orms oa: shows ear,,,or-s anid
*in evidenc-e of : showing no th4ir work. : iriury by therr.

March 10 : July 5 :30 :8
17 i0 184
April 7 :23 4 2 28
21 ;27 :49 :22
28 31 4 34
May 5 A ug 3 : 23 23
12 0 : 1 :0
23 20 63 0
28 1,25 f- 0
June 2 7 2 1

New Me-xico R. Middlebrook (Seotemoer 13); The corn ear 'orrn as dore about 5
per cent damage to itho cjtts n and about -iC rcr cent darrage to the
corn, th~e heavie,-t dazrago to th e corn bei-n;7 in the s,7Toet corn.

SUGpR-(AlrE (Pi-traea s-a-ch-rais Fab.)

Loui-s iana. T. H. Jones (Septemnber 4): 7e hcave Oeen mctkingr observations en
the number of stalks injured by the "borer" thick yTcar in a field
of corn at Eaton Rot, w'er, sal successive rlanL5.ngs have been
made. Exe-,:iraTonc of t'he stualks in on- r-,,L of each planning h -ve been made at the tir e the ear-s reached th'-e roasting ear stage. The
follo-vwing arn, t:--c, rc sults of the exNami'n ations;-1

: Stalks contairng : Stalks :.ithout Corn Stalks : c.-ve o tu-cao : larvae or pupae
planted. examined.: or coigi-nIury : and showing no
*y a q r-. in Lir o larvae..

March 10 July 5 7 34
17; 10 :21 25
April 7 : 359 23
21 27 61U 29
M.ay 5 : Pug. 3 2547
12: 10 :44 *34
243 20 57 19
28 :25 86 1
June 227 812









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Texas T.'C. Earuer (August 2C): The sugar-cane borer has been reported
from several localities as causing considerable damage to the second
crop of broom corn. The first cutting was scarcely affected, but
a great numoer of stems have been bored in the second cutting, causing considerable breaking off by the wind.

New Mexico R. Middleorook (September 13): The loss in the corn crop this year
in the eastern half of the State caused by the larger corn stalkborer, saccharalis or zeacolella, is estimated at 30 per cent.
This has become a very serious problem 'ith us since we can not practice fall plowing because of the danper of the land blowing
away and we cannot rotate.
EUBOPEA N 0K BORER (Pyrausta nubilalis Hbn.)

Ohio H. A. Gossard (Septemoer 18): Considerable increase in the degree
of infestation cy this pest has been noted during the past month in
the infested territory. Tw:o fields have oeen observed which yielded
as high as 10 per cent of the stalks infested. No definite indication has yet been found that the insect will be two-brooded
this season under Ohio conditions.

YELLOVT-BEAR rLTERPILLAR (Diacrisia virginica Fab.)

Washington A. L. M.elander (September 7): Yello ,-oear caterpillars have recently oeen sent from, Seattle as injuring a field of sweet corn. According to G. T. V'alisteed, who furnished the specirens, "The caterpillars eat off the silk and soretires part cf the young tips of
the ear. Usually when the silk is eaten off they migrate to another
ear." This is a new record with us.

(OR'-SILK BEETLE (Lunerodes varicornis Lee.)

Alabama 7. E Einds (August 25): The ccrn-silk beetle has oeen reported
from several localities this season. Especially serious damage
was done in Tuscaloosa County.

EELTED CUUMBFR-BEETLE (Diaborotica balteata Loc.)

Louisiana Bureau of Entorrology MTonthly Fews Letter No. 112: C. E. Smith
reports that ccnsidelaole injury has been done to corn in Louisiana by the belted cucumber-beetle. This insect, in destroying the silk
'of the corn ear, has retarded pollination, and in some fields a
large number of poorly developed ears were noted. Similar injury
has previously oeen noted as beir.ng caused by the beetle of the
western corn rootworm, Diatroi 1 onicornis Say, but this is the first instance in which such injury has been found to be due to the
attack of D. balteata.












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Nebraska E. -H Sl ;en-'. (A u,:;-ust 5-3 1) ti-e 'hird 7,eek in P'.1'r'Ust there
u, !! an aounqancc o n--l,, af ar)*I.id in a lal--ne
was a re ort of s f ti e c or.
,ounty f ield that the plants c-ho'.1 ed ev*d-.-t and. injury.



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New Mexico R. -. iddleorcok 13): '-,c fa2l an v,-,-or--, is re-orted as
present in Estan 4 a ley.

r-OTTON -U7"OS7 crrithoc c.lli GuFn-)

Nebfaska. 1. H. Swen. (Se-ptc nber tI-e rid".e ron"
enoijqh +'on cccurrnd -*-r. iafalla
in -LLhj-'.s distri: t to con-fuse -s -Uc 'U? e real caule of -;I-i-e,
Consuming a.--.d of^ 10-1VI's 1-a cc-e of 1'ields.

G IRD7T, "EF7777 (Lp t 2 P c S il -11, is C uon .

Indiana J. J. Duvis (Se,. -,,er6er 2,L,
On,- c f to alfa f a
by the aifa-1fa we'cwormer %-as re^--i,,Ttd f cir t .e ext-ro-c and
of te-le Stxle, E--,"-'.art "cunty,

Illinois %7. P Flint ( Sentc oer 13 is A-ta-k4 -7,
falfa. This inse-, has o ,ell a Kd r c e r n T1 I i n c i s
-ihe r c it h as d e s -'U- r o-jed r- n c -.-i f a c e f --' c n7
August 19-3 It r- -s 1.ot CPLn
,n- y to caise ar
damage to older fielc s.

1 1 -is s c u ri L. (Sept,-r-Ler .19). T'LIZ Pest his rf ,-tt jr(d its -uT.T,-cr bron .
T'04
ths were albundart, cn r-in'7 ScNebraska 1r, S 17 e n k ( Au z us, t 5 ':" 1 is a of the -.roat aound an;,c of
moths o-f ti-e r-ar("Icr CC VJCTTI v:hich were 6. rirepo- U
o f L-- u ry o tIL e -t-c -* rd c,- t t o f a-L 1 all fa, x d e c a' 0 -r. u ry t C f I e 1""S f -C Uc 7 ---"; f -11 f a 0 C, -n i n J -7 r c lu-,-st bv
the -,.I-ird L ro, e of "o re---v d Au.7- lst 2 zir !
have cc.n'uin-L;eci un--- .- 'Lr.c- r .*- t i. -s- rc,')cr-s te) a'ate
have cone fro7, 0-1-ce %7ac"e, c
1. 1-crw)
-he !--I da -S 4 j 3crnz ar-1 PIPrce
durin- 4 e,.v
4 --- ji,
Plany of thc are
Continue for Geverai d Sa-(en ()er 1-15): T r,
juxy to U- tl-e C-ar 'en c 0 rr, C Ln ('-d thrc ,-Lj-h the first
we ek in C elot, emt e r R e r' c e -r o d r 4: j- i -o,,, r i r-, C -, h ic If 1 Y f r c 7Ant e-1 cpp- and Z- c cno r, c- un;,- i e C'U" a!.,c fr(,-, K,icx "ount-Y to +-.--e nortland f x or ;-Xiar. c r-- a nd to tht,-, sotmtl- t esp
: t ies
forZ4 -, +
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'in -e D6t- Zrorth of -t',, 1, t v -r
in t h -s S t I, e 1r. nearly every case it rrv- s re7c,c,.t1v c o-r a a
that was most daLreged .











U_ S



jZ_ 112,T 11; '7D (Ph,_)-ra I o unifjiae itch)

TTis'lonsin A. A. GraTiovs'-;:y (4):z-v4iist 1- : I--I D ,or Ccurty this insect i,re-orted as oluite cc.m,ion, '-.jjnast ,D) Tn the early spring of this yCar the a )- -_Ie -bad a-)J_-i_*-_d an,,-_ -ared in 7reat mlr i 0 s inf, sting biias of @r)-Te trees cind esrcc5aly floT-er"-
clusters all S'ur,-1-cn Larqu cclo:-.ioz wcre pi-c,-ent en le'af
petioles ca1yxcs of 'the Lajer th-s ,peCiOS '7as
observed 'by- oat plants in -the fields.
(,CI)II:, :,r H (Car7ocnysa
C- C'TH L.

Ila s sachuset t s t 1. 73o .irr e (S 217 r e-or t ffr cm C!: --t ern ',"ia d 10 sex
-0 SLLt
L, ecci d 'trood
Gcun' y the ear'1-y p _-t 0.1- e d V
of codli.:ii:r .-.qo v a an-, late c;u--c.L).+_".,) -jorlh. 7-crt beginning, to
up at that ve-.-y 'badly J n 7.- tur in4 apl: es.

L s -m a i S e c: di, e r 12 Urnij rayed fruit is al,-Ozt a
cul: -,Orms
1,)lete loss frc-.i rorL7s c-_,u di,_-_,,-es. L, ap, --- -7 11071 a( 7i'h no
r e d iatue bUt ar-- at tf. i s C, 6,
L U I I r :11 _. n ce
scr c' .S SJL'as Yet of Ih- t'iixd r c-, ( d 1"C'rMS" i- n r 1: ,l


New Mexico R. k'.,idc11.eLrook (S ejjte "Lor 15) ,c 12
10 t,) 20 per cont of rejections in plants.

Cal if or n ia T. D. 'Urbahns (Se-otemloer IT h -- c c d I ..Iq m c h :7 e 11
imder contro-1 in 01c'.Icar,,11s c- )rayed in the
ap-rde district, S, m,:) of these crcl-,ii-Os cho-ca luss 2 rcr Cent of 7ormy fru'.t, while of t1no pc _,rly sprayed orchards
sh+oT47 a h-_avy in fe j tat ion. Larvae were rcaip-idlu -o tn in u,) hi'bernat-irg quarters.

PID-= =-D C, Z-D.-TL-, (fLhi-ijra ccncirna S. CZ A

1qeT7 Hampshir e P. R. o-ry (S- Tt -rib _r -At !-or th ord t'r-iere is a sT all
inf estat--on of th -,,: ins--ut on P,'301 e.

XeT, Ynrk G, F. Smith 1S): Ir ur.nty t1iiis in ;ect is
present in. t7o 31,)-u-r,- r .-char( c,

H., A. Go s ard (Sept =:'ib P- 1 -) Th s Ct 17'7 t ,'CeiVe-' fr Cambr -d .'-c w.d 1av ,nna, attack'r- afi


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APPLE AND THORN SKELETONIZER (Hemerophila pariana Clerck)

Massachusetts A* I. Bourne (September 25): The apple and thorn skeletonizer
seems to be increasing badly throughout the Connecticut Valley
region at least, and, while this last brood has not turned out to be quite as bad as was anticipated from the evidence we had
of the second brood in August, yet isolated trees or those which
have not received pretty careful spraying are very badly browned.
This insect has spread in nubers pzgh. to be a ritUousr pe~t
from the Connecticut Valley region at least as f&a.r east as Worcester County, where reports from the County Extension
Service state that in many sections of the county the insect can
be found and, apparently, it is very generally distributed over
that region, although the county agent stated that damage to
individual trees is not very heavy. Of course, in well-sprayed
orchards, as would be expected, there is very little evidence of injury from this insect, although in most cases, at least,
traces of its work can be found, I was able to personally observe
the presence of this species in northeastern Essex County, which
would seem to indicate that although not yet in large numbers
the pest has spread clear across the State, and we can probably
look for increased abundance throughout the State, as a whole,
another year.

Connecticut W. E4 Britton (September 24): This insect now shows all over the
State.
LESSER APPLE WORM (Laspeyresia prunivora Walsh)
Pennsylvania S. W. Frost and E. N. Craighead (September 15): The lesser apple
worm is more abundant tln noticed before, Together with the leaf-roller Eulia velutinana Walk., it is causing considerable
late injury to the fruit.

A TORTRICID (Amorbia humerosana Clem.)
Pennsylvania S. W. Frost (September 13): The leaf-roller Amorbia humerosana
Clem. is exceedingly abundant this summer in some orchards in
York and Cumberland Counties. Summer Rambo showed as high as
25 per c ent injury.


HAG MOTH (Phobetron .
Ohio H. A* Gossard (September 18): The hag moth larva was received
from Utica, August 28, taken in a dwelling house, and on
September 25 from Negley on apple.

GREE.N FRUITWORM (Xylina antennata Walk.)
New York Rv Go Palmer (June 23): In Monroe County, slight damage is
being done by this pest to fruit in apple orchards, but in well
sprayed orchards good control has been secured.











H. W. Fitch ,(June 23): In 'Uayne County this insect is reported
working on apples, peaches ,and prunes.

P. J, Chapman (June 23): This insect is doing considerable
damage to apple and pear in Wyoming County.

E, W. Pierce (July 20): We found this insect in the pupal stage
during the month in Ontario County,

Missouri A. C. Burrill (August 25): Occasional holes in apples apparently
due to one of the green fr'it'orms were noted in the Jim Hayes
orchards on August 3 and 9, 1923FALL WEBTORM (-y-phantria cunea Drury)

New Hampshire P. R, Lowry (August 30): The fall webworm is common in Durham
on wild cherry, apple, 41m, plum, hickory, white oak, birch,
and ash. Eggs hatched July 14.

Massachusetts A* I. Bourne (September 25): The fall webworm has turned out to
be slightly more abundant than last year. At this time the larvae
are beginning to mature and leave the webs. Mr. Jenks, of West
Acton, reports that in his section this pest seems to be unusually
abundant. These are the outstanding pests which are facing us
at the present time.

Connecticut B. H. Walden (August 31): Old apple orchards and roadsides are
badly infested in Windham, Tolland, and New London Counties.

New York R. F, Illig (August 9): In Wayne County nests were reported
found.

Ohio E. W. Mendenhall (Septanber 17): The fall webworm is doing
considerable damage in apple blocks in nurseries in southwestern
Ohio.

New Mexico R, Middlebrook (September 13): The fall webworm is present but
doing little damage in the southern half dthe State.

ROSE LEAFIOPPE1 (Qmnpoa resae L.)

Pennsylvania S. W. Frost (September 13): The leafhopper, kf_2 a rosae L..
has been exceedingly injurious this summer. Not only do the
leaves show serious injury, becoming almost white in cases, but the fruit shows injury. In many places the fruit is materially
spoiled in appearance by the droplets of liquid discharged by
the hoppers. The green varieties seem to suffer the most.

SAlT JOSE SCALE (Asridiotus Perniciosus Comst.)

Ohio H. A. Gossard (September 19): The San Jose scale was received
AL-ust 21 from Hibbith on peach.









Indiana B. A. Porter (September 21): The San Jose scale has continued to
dm sericus damage at Vincennes. The injury to peach in some
instances is fully as severe as that to apple. In some peach
orchards many dyinp branches are in evidence. Crawling young are
still abundant.

Illinois -7. P. Flint (September 13): The present season on the whole has
been favorable to the growth of this scale, but not as favorable
as the to previcus seasons. Scale is still abundant in the
southern part of the State, and it will require careful spraying
in all commercial orchards in that section to keep down the insect
the coming year.

Wisconsin S.B.Flacker-(September 15): This is a new location (Union Grove)
for this pest. The scale is generally distributed throughout the
village.

Missouri L. Haseman (September 12): The pest has bred abundantly again
this s mer. Where spraying of orchards was not thorough some
fruit is badly blotched oy it. A rive is planned for the fall and
winter to encourage the use of dormant sprays.

FLAT-HEADED APPLE-TREE BORER (Chrysobothris femorata Oliv.)

Ohio H. A. Gossard (September 1iS): Larvae of Chrysobothris femorata
liv. were brought to -us from Canton September 101, where they were
reported to have killed a few sugar maples and injured a great
number which had been transplanted into the cemetery at Canton in
the spring. All these transplanted maples were tireatened Tith
destruction. The insects were supposed to have come from an old
neglected apple orchard nearby.

EUROPEAN PED SPIDER (Paratetrangchus Pilosus C. & F.)

Massachusetts A. I. Bourne (September 25): In some orchards, especially cn
Baldwins, the European red spider is doing considerable bronzing
of the foliage. From my own observation I should judge that it has now spread very generally throughout the northern and northeastern
parts of the State, at least, I find several severe cases of its
bronzing on Baldwins in orchards in West Newbury, which is in the
very upper northeastern corner of Essex County.

Ohio H. A. Gossard (September 18): The European red spider continues
to be seen in northern Ohio orchards but is not so nmunerous as it
was S weeks ago. Dormant sprays of miscible oils seem to have given
fairly satisfactory results in controlling this species.

PEAR

PEAR SLUG (Caliroa cerasi L.)

Ohio H. A. Gossard (September 18): The pear slug came from Iarion,
North lmsted, and Cleveland on pear.












PACH

PEACH BRE (Aeeer'a exitiosa lay)

Georgia 0. I. tShayp (September 1,): Increased interect is shown in the
use of para' Di lorbenzene for peach borer control at Fort
Valley. Fracticaly all the commercial peach growers in Georgia
will use the rmaterial this year. Present irdiac-ions point to the use of 5 0;0 coCUnd; this fall in the Southeazstern States. Georgia
peach growers obtained very satisfactory results with the material
last year, when 250,CCO pounds were used.

SECT-HOLE BOR1R (Scolytus ru~,losus Ratz.)

South J. A Berly-(August 26): At Clemson College considerable damage
Carolina was done to a portion of the orchard before this insect was checked.

Ohio H. A, Goseard (September 18): This insect was received from
West Unity attacking cherry August 21, and from Hibbith attacking
peach.
STORY TRE-C0RICT (Cecenthus niveus De:.)

California T. D, Urbahns (September 3): This insect appeared in abundance
on cling peaches about two weeks before the f~uit was ready to pick and feeding upon the fruit made punct-ures about 1,n4 inch across and as deep. About 90 per cent of the ptnctures became infected with brown rot, Slerot1n. fictirena, and out of a
crop of 425 tons about 100 tons were lost from this inaJry.

GREN $CLIGE.-BUG 'Neonra n l ar i s Fitch)

Ohio H. A., Gossard (September 18): The green soldier-.bug was received
from 7 illoughby, Au.gust 28, damaging peach. it was noted at
Waterville, September 6, injuring peach, In a large peach orchard
at Waterville the commercial damage was probably not more than 1 to 2 per cent over the orchard as a whole, but individual trees could be found where the commercial damage would reach 15 to 20 pero ut and where at least 50 per cent of the peaches had been punctured and disfigured in all degrees, from slight to severe.
Both the nymphal and adult forms vrerB observed to be still active
and puncturing peaches September . They have also done more damage
in the vicinity of Fort Clinton than for several years,

G. A. Runner (Septenber 20): The green soldier-bug has caused
considerable loss in many commercial peach orchards in the northern
part of the State. -ork of the insect has been noted in nearly all of the counties bcrderipg on Lake Erie. In several orchards examined in Lorain, Erie, and Ottawa Counties, some of the trees
showed a high percentage of deformed and unsalable fruit. In fruit
pacing houses in Ottawa County many of the cull peaches showed
characteristic feeding marks of the soldier bug.






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SIL~VER LEAh'2 IMITE (--1Ioco-otas cornutu-, Banks)

Pennsylvania S. 17. Frost (SeptcEmber 13), "-he silver lo:af' mite ? hylloco-pteeq
corrputus Banl s hac. been fo-(tid ab-L_ndant in some orchards in
Adam-, County. herctr)cre, this species was found only in small
numbo er s,
F- -iC:H-77 IG. MOTH i~~sa I .n eat e. .a IZd ll)

Delawar e C. 0,. Har ",toa' ( -cte-mbar 15) Dead t ermina.2, due to injury
by this Csecriep., are v ery co=,..on on peach in iNe;:,arh1-c

(M IE'1U.2i !PE1CT{ MCTH (Lasnevrecia 'rolesta Busck)

Connecticut WeE., Britton (September 24.): ThI,,is insect 7as abundant in
tv7igs of ne,-ch trees i~n 0-reenvich in June. 1::ow the larvae are
in the fruit as far east as Ncow -.:avcn.

Pennsylvania S. ., Frost and E., Cra4-head (September 13): The oriental
peach moth is exceef~n,-ly abundant this summer on peach, although it has also been found on apple, In the vicinity of Collegeville,
Pa., nearly 60 ner cent o-1 the late poeEcnes -re injured by this
pest. About 2F per cent of the ear ly crop shl-oVed injury.



IEA47, AIM C=RPY SLUJG (C~aia cerasi L.)

W~isconsin A.A. 'Granovsky (AuE-iast 17 ): This slug is very cormnion in
local spots in Door County.



FLUM,. CrJT{CULIjO (0.onotrachelus nenu-nhor Ebst.)

Georgia Oliver I. Snapp (September 19): There will be practically no
second brood of the plum o-urculio in Fort Valley, C-a,,.tis
year. To date only one ddult of the .-,econd generation h-as been
reared, and only four larvae of -the second brood have reorched
maturity.~ This sho-7s a great va-riation in the life history
of this insect in the South, as for some reason there are two
full generations. Last year a third generation was reached
in the insec-tary. Climatic conditions are -perhaps the factors
which determine the size of the second brood here.

Wisconsin S. B. Fracker (September 15): This year's abundant apple crop
shows considerably less curculio injury than usual.

1REMI F2AC_{ APHID (4yzuc poer sicae Sul,-z,)

N.ew Y~rk R. F, 111ig (July -7): This aphid is found generally throughout
W7ayne County..













H. 7, Fitch (July 7): InT#yne County this insect is becoming
abundant in prune orchards.

R. G. Palmer (July 15): In Monroe County this insect is quite
common,

COTTON RED SPIDER (Tetranychus telarius L.) California T. D. Urbahns (September 20): This mite has been unusually abundant
in many prune orchards this year, especially in the Sacramento Valley. Many trees were completely defoliated in spite of the
efforts of fruit growers to control the pest by spraying. The
presence of dense 7,ebs and the folding of leaves interfered with
applying insecticides.

RAS B ERY

RASPSRY CANZ-BOREE (Oberea bimaculata Oli7.) Ohio H. A. Gossard (September 1S): This borer has been reported from
Al-on, Ohio, attacking raspberries.

GRAPE

GRAPE TUBE GALL (Cecidomyia viticola 0.S.) Ohio H. A. Gossard (September 19): The grape tube gall was received
from Ottawa where it was attacking grape.

GRAPE PHYLLOXERA (Phylloxera vritifoliae Fitch) Ohio H. A. Gossard (September 18): Phyllo:ere vitifoliaa:cam-e.frtcomn
Mesopotamia September 9.

ROSE CH.LFEP (Hacrodactylus substinosus Fab.) New York C. C. Tagoner (June 30): The rose chafer is still being held in
check with an excess of lime spray in Ulster County.

C. E, Smith (June 30): This insect has been unusually abundant
and destructive on applzsand peaches in a large number of orchards
in Orleans County.

R* G. Palmer (July 15): The rose chafer is severe this year,
doing considerable damage to apples and peaches in Monroe County,

E. W. Pierce (June 30): This pest was found abundant in one
cherry orchard in Ontario County.











F.H. Bond (June,-1Q23): 'ie found -rape, av,0le, and cherry in two
orchards in Cswe:7o County infustod by this inc-ect. They ,%re cleaning
up fruit and fol iage. Az arsernate-molasses spray seemed to check
them and a few dead ones could be found.

GR.,PE LE, FH0PPZR 9-ytrn -ua coes Say)

Delaware C. 0. Houghton (ZSepte-'ber 20): These icafhoppers + nave caused considerable
damage here this season and are still very abun-dant on the, vines.

GR P-BDRRY MOTH (F1crssviteana Clem.) Delaware C. 0. Houghton (Septunber): A considerable amount of injury by this
species has been noticed at Nerark this year.



P:CAN SI7UCW02M (iLaspevrcsia caryana Fitch) Alabama W. E. Hinds (-4ngust 29): The pecan shuck77orm se -ms to be unusually
abundant and is no7 causin-g the drop-ing of healthy gro-,vn pecans.

REGAL :.:o:H (Citheronia reL~alis Fab.) Georgia 0. 1. Snapp (Septarber 16): Larvae of the re-al moth wecre noted on
this date decdir.- on pecan. Ea,-cx fall these lar-e larvae are brought
to the laboratory by alarmed pe, can gr ov\72fl.

FALL 3E0RM (HY-Ph-ant-ria cunea Drury) Florida Jeff C~affin (September 10): Tefall -webworm- is very abund'aht this
year in practically every pecan grover in the Statle.

FULj~,R ROSE BELTLE (Pantomnorus fulleri Horn) G-eorgia W. F. Turner (September 12): W7eevils are very abundant on pecan
foliage in twn or three groves at Barnesville. They'-are mostly grouped
in clusters of from 6 to 10. There is some feeding on the leaves, but
this is not serious. I nevar have- seen this insect so abiundant.

TRUCOK-C'ROP IN SECTS MISCELLANEBOUS FEMERS

BLIS-ATR BET-LiS (Meliicae)

Wisconsin S. B. Fracker (Septemb er 15): Epicaua vittata is reported as causing
severe local injury to potatods in G-reen Lake and Vlachington Counties.









287Louisiana J. Wo Ingram (August 27): A nu er of fields of soy beans in the
vicinity of Crol ey were al..ost ccmpletele. defoliated by the
striped blister beetles during the month of auust.

PE.ER 'EEVIL (Anthoncm!n errenii Cano)

New Mexico W. E, Emery (Septenber 12): This insect attacked the Chili pepper
crop in the locality of iMesilla Park last year, doing at least 50
per cent damage to the fruits. There are none noticeable this
year, due to some unknown reason.

A.'EVIL (Listronotus latiusculus Boh.)

Illinois W. P. Flint (Septemrber 13): A "eevil, probably Listronotus
latiusagus, has been generally destructive to carrots in tno of
the south-central counties. Adults have not yet been obtained but larvae end aourae have been identified by Dr. Chittenden as
probably of this species. in the area mentioned there is a general
destruction of cairots in gardens.

PCTA;TO

COLOABDO POTAjO BE-7LE (Letinotarsa decemJneata Say)

New York R. F. Illig (August 16): This pest can be found in almost every
potato patch in 7ayne County.

Wisconsin A. A. Granovsky (August 18): This spring early potatoes -ere quite
seriously injured in Door County by this nest, khile later potatoes
escaped serious damage, the average damage bein7 moderate. At present
all larvae have disappeared, and only an occasional adult beetle
is present,

S. B. Fracker (September 15): This pest is slightly less destructive
than in 1921 and 1922.

ITE GRUBS (Phyllophaga spp.)

New York A. D. Davies (August 18): Have a very serious outbreak of white
grubs near Gravesville, practically destroying the meadov7s and potatoes on two farms. As many as 23 grubs have been found in
one hill of potatoes and practically all potatoes are eaten so
severely that they are worthless.

POTATO APHID (MacrosiChum solanifolii Ashm.)

Wisconsin S. B. Fracker (September 1q): Distribution of this pest is widespread
but there is little or no direct injury, although the insect may be responsible for the general spread of potato mosaic. Seen in
Door, Langlade, Oneida, Forest, Waupaca, and Portage Counties.











ORE PFAOR MKI-D (:, il ~cr ic ae !-7U

Wisconsin A. A. Grazlovs1:y. a~gust Ji'): Thspe.-t 5s ricre,-abti nt than
1Macrosi-;hur, solanifcliL i]n Door Coant;,,

POTAT~O LEAFHiOiEF1, (osc q; In i L eB)

NeT. York Z. 77. Pier.ce (Au&-ust 1S) This -Dest can be f oniid in most fields
of potatoes in Ontario Couity and hop-perburn injury is quite
ev ide t>

K. E, Faine (_i.u-st 19): This -ooDst is causing considerable injury
in Chautauqua County,

Wisconsin S. B.. Fraclher (September 15-): This insect caused less injury this
year than at any tim--e since 1917, In the southern coluntlies
potatoes rem-ained gree, uitil th_-e mid_-ie of Aii--ust, one month later
than last year. There ,7as some damag-,e in cormnercial districts
of the northern secilions out less than usual.
!T0RTHITT TOBACCO EROR:(-h eet,-ontius 2:a oumcuaa a.

,iisconsin S. B. Frac'ker (Septeriber '5): This pest is injurious in a Len
fields in Irwui, Wvaupeca, zand probably other counties.



I~O?.T Q~3B~OM(Th-,nt ia ra-)ac Li.)

Ner7 York R. F. Illig (Aug-ust 9): Over the .,f1-ole 0.f ::ayiie couty. (AG1 Sust 16):
The imported cabbagenorm, is present in 90 per cent of the plantings
at Sodus.

W7isconsin A. A. Granovsky (August 2C): Among other cabbage insects the most
injurious this year was thie imported cabbageviorm. In many gardens the cabbDage- leaves i7ere completely stripped. This is probably the
most important cabbage pest vie have in the part of the State around
Sturgeon Bay,

C.ABBA, AB:41D (Previco~ bLJice~

New York WD.Mills (August 19): One field of' cahbare in Nas san out
vias found infested v!rith the cabbage apibid early this 7eek.
Wisconsin A. A. Granovsky (iA :gust 2G): Yext in importance after the imnoorted cabbageTorrn is the cabbage aphid in this reg-ion ('Sturgonni7'ak)
on cruciferous crops, osp,_cially cabbage. It is quito common in all
-ardcns, doing consid-,rable damage to the plants, although that
damage is not conspicuous as is the case rith many aphids.






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FA:11,'FJTT.T C,0_BACE PUa kf, ,LAa a histriorica Hahn)

New Mexico R. TAiddlcbrook (S -pt(-mbcr 13) The harlequin rabbago bug has
caused a loss of approtimatcly 10 p, r cent in-this Statc.

ASPARAWS

ASPA ,r;'-US BEETLE, (Criocc-is as-Dara;!; i

Delaware C. 0,, Houghton (& Ptfmbt r 20)* This spocik s is ncw to be
found in vintcr quartcr-.:at NeTark. An unusual around of injury has occ-arrcd hqre this y ar,
xa.b ,,ch-na orrurta "al s.
1=1-'N BaUT BEETLE,

Virginila Nc-ale F, Havl7ard (Septc-mber 10) This post was found at
Clirichf ield, in 'Russcll Co-onty.

Georgia Neale F. Ho7 ard (Sepllcmbe, r 10): This -Post 7as first reporte"L
in -,' 921 frol-l TI-Iomas Ccunty, but very li-*k-tle sprei:id occurred that Year a--.d -in 1022. 11r. Iuth,, r Bre-n, of the Georgia State Doard of Zntcmuloy, reports -ondcr date of A2i-,ust 31 an area of 250 to 360 square miics inestcd, as compa-red 7ith 'i.6 square files last year. The b-ctlc is clooc to the Florida line in the direct-Lo-a of

Tennessee ITeale F. Howard (September 10): Found one mile sc.uth of
Jonesboro, in ',7as: iingtoa Countiv,

211abama 7. E. Hinds (Angust 2C) The lex-* car- bcan jc,' 10- h- s be, n
ftni xid outside of the Zxpzirdent S-6atJofi zrou-nds noax Aiburn, in Lee County,

Mississippi R. 17. Earned (Smo member 26): uhoa 7h c,7;ns.f.derable scouting
has been done in practically every cou,:, Iy in this State, the Mexican bean beetle has thuc far beer foun in only -t,7o counties, Tishomingz) and lta *arqla, in th, mrthea-tcrn =ner of the St at e. Sev,3n infDst-Dd nio-ourtics hawe Ieei found in Tishoming'4 County and si.x infested properties in Iia .7anrba Coi:n 6y. N,) infestation has baen foand mo.-e than 7 miles frora the dabarra line. The ncrtI,_crr-n,,.)sU'- roirt at l.-h.i.c,11 the teetl has been found in MJ,7sissi,),A --' s L t 1_77 o--, rather 4 -I les south of Tishomin,- 7
in I i s h-*I.e th ) s3ut'hernmost
point at which this ins, -ct has 'bet-r 1-c-aiid Js at Tre -inn .-, in Itawamba On-arty.

Ch io H. A. Gos -zara (Sc-ot cmber 10) A, L, 1 er 5 of m staf f
during th(-, f-:'rst .7i,_e'c in sc, uted th-%u7h Jacllson Cryaa'uy and fw.nd -.-Larvae of this pes-11 immediately south of
Coalton. A batch of eg-s .7as ftuiid on the (,a]!,- Hill rike, immediately saath of Clay. Charact L evidence of fe6ding was found at several points on the Jacksorr aeliston pikc in the vicinity of Roads, P. 0. All stages of th-_ insec were found








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iln Gal .ia County ahout 2 rfii".es north of Calli-oolis. Evidence of was -00 ."L beit--lee14 Galiipolis a--j-l Ch(;s' iire. Hu has
'Jnue JLI-i,): tirre fo-Li.rd teic b, ,etj-es at t'hill and at
--n Ross U') W

New, oxice- R,. Middle'hrook (5optember 13' The harm from the bean bc,3tle
in the sorth, zn section of the State has bccn very sr-,aii ia
co--a] prison w-*- t1i formc-.- y ars and Ihe t-tal ostircated lcz s does
ix" exceed 10 per cen The fall stcim bean crop is c, I ,n
its v.,ay wad. there r73.11 be little or no d,4-magc by the bcai .
beetle thic year. 'Se-ptember 23): The fall string b -,an c7op
is Tell under 7ay aLd there is n,,i apprcclable darnage in "he
soul"hern half of the State. Crop off so(,n before in--ciry can
take place. Pintos sligIntly dama-od,

SOLT2= G7 EZEY 11-ANT-BUG (17 -,P. -a vix dula L.j'

Louisiana T. H. Jones (A-u -,uct 25', Adults were sent -' ,n by county agant fro-i G-fant Parish with a letter stat'Lig, that this bug 7as doingg
quite a bit of to peas, beans, and other field aiid vegetable
crops in .Irant .7arls-h. IT

P-- or ida J. N. 1'c-nhet I"e-)tarber 19): Poets and vines of string 'beans
-everely daxa.Le-l in se-.cral fjel ,s at a ncy. in one small fi(;ld,
%Uid-Cr tobacc;-, shade, abol" 50 per cen- of the vi-nes were. killed
rut:o igIlt.
GR=N SU7UER BT-TU* hiln-ris Fitch)

Michigan Eugenia McDaa-el (kii-gust 19)- The green soldier bug, Cr ter m
h has been recc-*.-,-P,,! this rrorning froi-.i ',ass Cc,-,;nty w,,ero
it is s .d to be att-.c",,:J--i-- buan3 ia tile i-Je.--0. TIaey r, uficture
the YoLuig pods and are causing considerao'e injvry.

LESSM) ODRN S'L"LK-BORER Mlasrlural-e'! Zell.)

South Carolina J. A. Berly (Augist 2,1'): is in,zect has rc-pDrted as attacking sna7 c-LL7tcr and.
.p bEzns and sp--cJmcns rcre i-c-c-*,v(.-1 Anderson Oowi (ios.

S

PF' A:I;FID (111 --,rj 0'*tp '05 S *1 Kd,.t

Wisconsin A* A. Granovslry (Aa 7ist 2q): T?-ic nca afi..d c-t Sturge, n Day this
year vTa- very common in i'-te field. peas aid caririi.l, p,:as, T1--ilc
early varictj -s of peas ezca,,ed tho Such varictics as
Ructler, D ,,,bie lUaska,., a-.j.J Alas-'a, :-ir-t n-ed early and
were but litt''Le irjixed or esca d t h, j. I ' Ucy, vhij-c late
varieties were badly infested with tlhio insect.










S B, F-accer (S-pte:nlber 1 rEjr, -nest, ir p es7r-It and jur ious r... i -,or t 6rI 'Er (,!--I
in al"I cur.:,icrz- :-I --c- 7 7 j
D -,d-e, Tca-, a- d Counties.

:'u I...C 2,H Staph.)
ury varied considerably
-scuns:-n A, ,, Craro%,F! :y 29): The pea moth inj
T-i-,;h "he of the peas gro-.-n. The early varieties suah as
Alaska rcre very little affected, i-I --'Iy, 7hile .Later sufffercrl considerably. This Pcst 7as -PrjSCn I in
every I ca f-Juld about Sti=-con Day.

CIJI IT 77,

STRIFED GUCTJ*,',MU!-BE7.T= (IIJabrot-ica vittata Fab.)

Wisconsin A. A. Grancvsky (- ,ugust 20): This pest is very con -ncn on cucum,"bers,
sqanshes, etc., around Ztu: ,-con -3ay. Tt t'-,--c most dcs--t.-ucti,,,,e
insect on cacun.bors, injuring and somct-,m-s d,- stlroying
garden cucum"hers, cspocially of eatly p'llanti.Z,74

nJ.'LjI,,-I.i,3 Cram,-,r)

Missouri L. Haserran 12): T'-iis -o(,st is doin- d-.Ii a,-c nc- in central
Mi s co ur i. it do.s-,U--,Qyc.CL co,-,ncrcial canlu-aloi-Lp ; crop in southeastern
11issouri last month..

I T -I Is

STREPE-D C-J=,OER-?EET"LE ot i ca ,- j. t t L, t a Fab.)

Now 1. exico R. Mirldleb-,-ook 'l): Abo-,It 0* per c- rjt of the melcn crop
was replanted. ahis pes-'L is becoming more ab-indant cacli year.

MELON (Pphis ,osf-y-o4i Clov.)

Ma in e E. M. Pa-tch (Septcmber 24)- Ticcally v, iy ni-, ,r-:)-L-,Ls in G,; n'uerland
and fork- Counties in Aik;ustv and Septr:;rifocr on cucL nbtjrsand squ--shes.

A CUCUMBEii-BE1TLE (:Piabrofica zricincta Say)

New Mexico R, Middlebrook (Septeff.-bor This -,-Et CIrl considerable dz.rraee,
estimated loosely at 20 per c-.,nt, to and caiitaloule
crops in the eELst,-;rn half of Ih,: S-tateD b-1-1. -e '--iav,,D no 7!ay of telling
thQ financial loss sirc- has 'Ibec l s-a(h a r..arIrzt -for
wate--melons that many of t-hc-n 1--ave nct been gather& L roin the
fields.



SqU- SH IIADY--DF=,,LE (LPj.lach-ia bor--.aliss Fab.

arylana '7. H. (S ptember 15): Dofoliatine a small acreage of squ,--qh
at College Park and Silver Spring.








292
Virginia W. F6 Ohiti: (Sertmber 1F,) : Th"s insect if; rej orted from Arlington
oiapletely defoliation ,
as c, r* ore-'ou--th of an acre of squash.

O'TJ07

ONION THRIPS tabaci L.)

Ohio 111. A. Goscard (S, ptember 19): Th:-ips L-Lbaci .1. appear,: d in
Olestructi-.-e nurn oers in onion fields on :-:auc'--- land in th D Dstern
part Of the State in late July and early A-aFa-3f. extended
drought. Crop yid!lds were seriously im-PaL. ,d in scino fields:,
the cilions being killed when the boles wtrc no large.- than
pickling size. 1,,-icotine sulphate ap-olied 74th a po-7cr sprayell ras found to gi-e martial success in controlling the outbreak :,
but heavy rains did more good.

Michigan Alg en 714cDan.5-1 (A-cguct 19): The onion thrips has been r(T.Ported
from a 1 ,ichigan onion f ield at Charlotte, where a good percentage
of the crop has been dtstroy ,d,

57""ET 1 0'7ATO

'77iE! T-FCT.LTO ,VE 1"VIL (rylas -rof micar ilis Fab.)

Florida and BiAreau of Entomolo-y TIonthly News Letter 'L'Io. 112. The sumnaer
Geor-ia ins-Dection for the sweet-potato weevil in Bak ;r County, Fla.,
and Charlton county, "Ia., has just b ;cn fin-tsh6d and the present
findings irdica'-,e tha'. v zy succcsFf-al progress has bc- n -rade
in this worlz:. More coTrpicte rccuits r'ili. 'b; ohtai.nod- diiring
fall inspection. but the weevil has,, a )jvarently, b, E n eradicated
ill the worst (la%er centers and it is expcc'% Ied that no unusual
dif4--'iculty will be experienci--d in cl, aniiig up the re..iainin ;
infestations.

Mississippi X. L, Cockerham, fAucust 29): Tlie sreet- otato cro-o of southern
MississipDi has been damarcd by tno cont4nucus rains which hav e
Prevailed durin,-, the entire If t'--e _,:Pa-,.-y and constant
rains continile during Sen- ,em-uer and early OGto-jer th s7'eetpotato crop in the io71a-ids around the. bLyo-ac and rivers r7ill
P000ably sou, 7 aAd rot in th:3 fields before harvest; lu!,is rotting
in the fields vill ma,, rial'17 red-ace th c,-7e('t-potato -.7ecvil
irfectatio-, c,.s both a0ult ard lar-al Gta.,e,; pi--ii-,h in decomposed
Potatoes. Thc st-Mlier amount of p7,tatoe-, s'-.ur,- d duri-ng the
T'7int(-r lr;ill also reduce ; t1i'le food s, .pp-'y of overwinter n ve-evils,

BL-XK-LE3GED TORT 0ISE-EEETLE (icntl-onota niprires 01i.v.)

New Wexico R. Ml--ddlebrooi: (P-ugrst 20) Tni s i 's the first ye!mx that they(have
been su-Lficiel-t -k-o attract mv.ch no'.-ic- in Dona Ana County. I do not believe they have Clone any ap-greciab'e damage although some
far'ners clai-a a lo3s.










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r,C) T T 0 NT LD 0 LL 771--FITIM (Pn L,I-oncmus- grandis Bch.)

7eat*-.er, r.op3 a-nd markets Vol. 4, Io. 10 (September 6): The
cotton crop is forecast at 10,76S,000 bales on a basis of condition r -rorts averagin- 54.1 per cent nc---mal for August 25. The
prcsncct--ve yicld in -:'icated from this condition figure is 134.C
pounds rer "cre, out the final yield may oe nore or !eFs, a-cordina
to d- velo-rmerts in cor.Jition more or lecs favorable than a-rerage.
T'Ie indic, ted oroducti-on is la.-,ger t..an last year and than t*:.,o years ago, bu,. much sn aller th&n the pre-var avera -e and sc-mewhat sLraller
than the av-iaae during the war -Deriod. Both insect barrage and
Unfavorable weather contributed to the heavy redu tion in condition
during A,,grust .

General B. R. Coad: Observa:,,.ior.s on the seriousness of boll weevil infestaS t at, em e nt tion throi, o-hcut the cotton belt diri,-. Auzust and early September seem to indicate tI.at the heaviest damage is oc-,urring in .he rarolinas, A'aoama, a: d '"ississir-A -.hile heavv daracri is also rer-orted
from Louisiana, Arkansas, 7ennessee, and Georgia. Cf 340 different
uov.-rs in the cotton oelt from i?,.,hi-h reports have been received, 50
per cent rei ort that boll weevi.1 daTrage is hea-vy.

Virginia Eeroert Spencer (September 15): This r=ning the ('ounty Icrert of
Norfolk County urougA in to the ex-oerizricnt station specimens oil
tho cotton ooll weevil. Thez;e .,iere taken at t'I^e to,:;n (,f Fortlock,
about three. ri--;,.es sc th of Yorfolk. L:irvae ,,,ere ahi.,.ndant in all
the blioxited squares cnd sma-li tolls.

Alabama 7. E. hinds (,August 2b): The boll weevil is causinF much rncre
damage in t"ie Southern States than has occurred in recent years.

0 kI ah cm a F. E. S--I-Loll (Se-ozember 20): Fe-en+ r ins c-z e too l-,te tc aM to
the prcducticn cf cotton but a lot of and fcli--1;1 -e
be procluced to the fall b- -ood o.' c-,J.l weevils. !-Tecvils are
not so nMerous, huxsver, at tl,---. til-e (", year as trey v,*ere last
year at the sa:-e tire. In. exten(ied weevil cm-pa---c-n is nov: being
started by this i-Ist*.u-'I41-c--a.

COTTON LE.'F CR,' (_C.ab, ma ar -ill.ac,)a I'lon.

Magsachusetts T E Jones (The P rtLx k,-t .'i-nes Pawt uc ket, R. I., Septeirber 12):
A cloud of mot-is of in iriclussifi -,d Y&ricty swepT, dovn on the rity f"ass -o- -L
L- nday -u--d remained all Sho,,, windoxs
of No---th Adams I
-ds of au nmohiies and ever thi-ng of a l-'Ie nat,- re were ,,ar i i.Ld s.* -., i e -L Y ,
covered. 1-..CrLui? Y rl--r t s-ar.--ed so 'h;ckly aro,,).nd the electric
arc larps 'U.'LICA the liFhTc almost as-', a shad owi 77'her,- lu-' .e rno-ths cain e f r or. not;od kna.-,is Last yedr :A)out .Ile saire tina they Trade
an a--,I:,earan--e and-remained until the first frost killed them.



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294

RI d e Is 1 az-.d T. E. JGre6 (Lert -!rb ,r 13): Yp -,terea-,- aftern-on T -7-as ratI(-r
to cep -mol--r.s o-f ti-_c cl-.-;., r :!at:-r c-Mar n nurborc
on UK)c outs_-'J(- of about the street's near
tl
-_E; -ai in I do no'- believe they ero
llt' or I i-ave noticed th, r

_arv.Land J P.. Kyslo- e -t -L e r Inrifed- c' mc rs are, in -y 7re! on
-0 n a:6 n ('__v,3'erC o-P 6 and 10 On '21 n
Iuc e, -out areas on the f r u t e x e n J-K, sed cavity ir, sore uasesi these :--re -prcol-cly oy po---. itry.

'F 4
a-- -_ -red arvac or -h
GeorTia ,e-temoer 5) c
t.Iree-f -rrown and rLore y(,i;-,p larvae in r- -s f iel's
I;L U 1112, a.,-. No ar.rre,-d._IILe a-, y t (Septemoor 16):
Did no", see any
i6'ds strip-c-d e 'ral ey ana 11--r--.
siE;ns t,--*,-,e,? waf.; ks L
s nsec, c: T c n c ncrthery, Geor 7ia e + 7c-'- to --Cd c Geor7ia t is -.7-ear.

B. R. ('oad (Sent-r- -er 7): The, lea -,-orr is rer-orted as having, dariazed cot-on o ns CA. y 4A-n T:Lftcn

Sn--pn (So- t( miuer TI-e -ot4-on ,*.--)-r, "as prevalent in praCd on
CCttCr Pj d ,te in v4.cinit,, of Perry,
dcin7, c ons e i au: e e. arr. -.-T e i n s o-,, e f I S e r t o r L 4 f i-_d CI 41
;-,o _,-rcs -.,,,:is al.--cot !7 .rrnletely de.cl-ated
0V cnt:oi-, r,-om, n-- 4r Fo-t ,2 I.e-., L-sect is ,rcre aoL n6-: ,nt
liele this -- ar tiI.In and -3 -1 cons i eracl, d:t-a-rc

Ohio G P Ru-,+Z P r ( 3 e pt em i e r c t r, e -I", c -E. a;.,, r ,-,r
i n 1 a rp, e r,_ L c e re a, ;s k:- a---.d c n I e f L I a- -Z S 6 firc t veek ir. r 0 S e Y L 0 r e re l iv d c f J.nj*kiry
to rinened fiuit in Ctt_-: i nea, '.

1'. A. Go,3.-a.-d 'Sete-lber 1')-. 7_0 t() tLC
d.i6tr-*^-t6 o' nort.-rr-a C_--o -'Y-- -i r,+.Ae--c,---h
and 5
alci.-F tI, p s ( iA- rn 1, e o. ,e :7 ?_ c -_?7, n tne dof-.11"T 0
71
d a--- i7, s (,d
OY Ln- othc an_- t+ .6 i
C7 L'Ce r-1-i;i; r 1d Gf ',I:e r, o hs
had

India.r.a D a v I s S e T t c e I, '2h o 1, f r-.-, a r 7' C t h -as
no.
wa3 ez, re I Ly C e "'he
f-L 'U recr*_3 L-.7, to rc,
1'3 1 C C", L Cin 4. 4- ,r r -ort to
s 3f ini
"nox ano Da"if-SS
Th_' firc" r .ncrt -.-ias On IC-!E:2UCr









2r)-

17): "] e p,-IUIIS O t', t ha7e caused
n j u --- y C 2. J_ I t C) ---I -L S 1- C T r e ind fruit throughout
t',ie Jta"-e. I rl rjae are !e.- )n COIC,'101. '7hic'.L is being
'rrv-n in t'ne of- t.Ie southern counties.
The '7cr,:.rlG Lid not a-o-ear on the cot 'Lon riant u.ntil about September
4-1

Kentucl-'y 3. -ft. Ciad (S -ptemb ,r 11): lul- cn Countv has suffered more or less
dz. rai-,e Zro,_, t-ie cotton lea- 'vorri. the T)resent season, oc-or' in,- to int"orr-at'on rel'-a-b7le sources. 7*.G in a (]i ion to the
counties of yol- flave been -pro-7*o,;.s'L,,

4
'Tennessee -3 C j a S -_ t am b e r 3 Tleiiabl_ 1-for z tlon sh:) C ce-ioar, d,mace
h,is -jee-n occasio.je6 17,Ir 7 e and :,7LZ. son
Coin 4.es in IE-.-nnescee, (Septl ni'Ler 11), 11-enry a.,,d 711--nderson
CoimtLes ha,:e -.iore or 12ss -. 7cm the cotton lcafT7o rm
ti'le nrezent seLson, L cct)rd*n- to -,n*_-or.,i ,t-_'L(-I from relia:tle sources.

Alabama E. T-1-1nds 2E): 1_ -,7c bcen re-corted recently
from morp !Iai olf' the this State. W e
a T-Lee ol" al-l-v ir the nort-ern twothflrdc of 'U----e la t 7E of A:Itrast and t'ne first ter,
d _3is or -UT(-, c" up to this date
o-er oi,.,) rr.i..L -)n -uo aijj L U1
3 of ca.Lc_-rLr a ooraLr; Ii,-s been use:1 in "a
S- fo r A, u -c n rc;..-m con G r The 7 nd crop
0 i.; -;t -rn I eaf -orrz s is no- r,?a&- i!,..- S' L,-e in
Centlr,71 -- nd noft-'iern Li,-ba--a. This pe-1- has be -,n r6rort d as f,.:tr
sout"n as':.IoIiI(_ C, in, U, 1, v '_u, d :.,ma, -ot as p'r-at in the
the cotton -.Fas, too alon,-.

3. R. Coad (Se-ptmber 11): _.jc?.,T rence and Ta:fiar Countios 'L-ic-ve sj-if e2ed more or le ss d!-.mar-e fr!,,:n cc -on the present season,
accof '__in,- -Go reli : Ie

sSi.ss*.-rq3i 3. R. CoELd (39-,Dter"ber e -foL .r z r" es -are si f 'ered
,.re S,)r 4- -1
more or le,s fr ni tha CCtl, C.I _V ce _o1j,
accoi'di-I.i.- -',-o Infirmati,)n fic,_-i raa i _-J,_I,:, ) .i

Lec11 (a 7_ --, rl' n T S j C, U
t -ta 7 e s' c Ic a
1; r C4 1' -cn
L07, 3&n v


Missouri A. t le Tht "7as UCCI Lrr nSa-trr-.7,,e- 2, d at tc _i-hts and
'Ll 11 1 L -1
zo i-.-- -Qerfect j n 1 0, -1 C e i e r a 1. li b r d ay

L H 7. L '(,r icE-ouri the cro-O of
c; -Lote -1 )L A (,Iotlis iave
b ;e ,i ffi:i*u- a-6 C:)*I,,)_..I-,4.a c _'-ce 1, Sorne s -rious
da-a e to a C,- I --j e r e f e s d i nz o n,
c( -cn nearly matured. S,,)ri.e -, ,una casDs rtcoAed.








296

Arkansas B. R. C, ad (September 11) The foliowin counties have suffered
more or le ,s donate frcm ti-e cotton le--1'x )im the present season,
according to information f:-cm relialrle so-,_irces:

Green ,ross Jefferson Saline
P,,i laz k i Independence Jackson Perry
el
L 0 g a,-.-i Sebastian Nevada Ouachita
Un4_on

ki ah oma B. R. Coud ( S e p t er., b e r 11"' C. E. Sanborn, Entorolog-LF-t, Ctl ater,
under date of Sentemoer 7, advises that tne lO-a1'7:crz nas begun to
c3cur fairly generally in the southei-n part of the _'ta'16. This is
in addition to cc,: urren es previously reported at Fved,: rick, Tillman
County, and liicAlester, Fittsburg County.

New Mlexico R. Yiddleorook (August 16): it is too early to est-imate damage.
Have appeared in enormous numbers. Lo-al an-en4-cal supplies are
e ha,,Asted and ti-ey will 1 probably do m,,re dar:.ag- unti" mor, ar,enicals are obtained. ug;ust 2' : 'o -par icular daTrage;
ma: o,: a be-aef '_t 13):
in 'I",.c3ilia. and Pe,,oz,
The cotton arrived so La'c and ( id not incrcaop in numbers
so thcA ;hau little ha.ru thry did Aaq o, Ioet by the advantaFe painedby the straining of t1- e 'ea:.-es Nh4ch a!7c,!.--d the sun to r- ach tlae
lo-,;er boils Lrid ha. us, d scmc rir: nincr --.-hi; h in this
country is in a ,vaiita e.

r'OTqO.N ITHD (fthis Glcv.

North Carolina F. Fherman (Ceptemoor 6): 1 think that our field vurl,ors can give
testimony tn -_t in some fieL's there -',.as 'teen zore cf this arhid on
the dusted olan-'.S.
7 -:PldF the nfes',-ttion is
Georgia W. F. Tu ner (Sel ter ber 3): In several f _L
so heav,- that onenin- cotton is be_-.r,-,, o,.-ercd ty ?i on'. ydew and its consequent sooty Mold, In a f _-el( of r ct'A r, dusted only twice
the infestat;_on is gener--.1. (7(jul6,r1 a leaf didn't
'bear some a-oliids. k-ro3s the rcad is axicther which was not
dusted plannedd in a, jea_,h orc-:iard) 77ory few anhids in one end of this field. Furtiier do ,.rn '11 -e roai, I-oap-Ve-, scre poisor, ble,7f
across from the dusted field, as by 'he se,,rer- defoliation
of the youy.-, 1,each LriEs. Eer-_ t:-cr,- a--e a-. ,hi--l.s than in tl !e
-oortion'which recei-ved no d,_ st wha-,c-rt r, bu-1- not nearly as rany as
in -',-he fi ?ld (a-rcss the rox ) which rc efved. the eust d1re ,tl,'.
G. A. Ea.lorey (3eptemoer 12): Ap! Ad inf es4 U
-ation is also reported
from LaGran-,e.
17

C07TON DOL1710P" (He"ji-ot'nir,

a:o a-n a E. hinds (August 23) The cotton boliworT has been extremely
common Z"nd the freq,,,ent complaints show the, it is diner more carnage
than the, boll weE;vil.




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2

Ilis s is s i-p i Geo. A. c b c) 1 v c rrr, ho r e r o rt d as d ar- a rI'l- C r 1- 4 F I nr C_V4
L :L an c a
0 "IT T_ "T D J nT J)'rr te7arius 1
Te' rqn- --'-u3

org ia Geo. A, T'c-lonev ( S en t c, b e r The r.-,d sridr r is ncre-va-'-n4- in
s or, e E, c.,Ic--is near St Lesvil -.1e.

Al. .baLa 7.17. E 17i--.,Os ( P,AFus+. 20 The cotton r,= d s-(.ider ::as re, '-rted f.-cque4"t.Ly d ;r_ yg TUi-- OU, t its a-p7earlan: c be, n 'c-, _ecvv-,r a i -...s

70TTON FLEA (psall-ils C-r-4 IAI's Peu' '

Texas Durea'a J^ EAc-,riclo7y I'cnthl ue"41-.er "Nc. 172 7 7cr the last t-.-o
or thrce ,-ea--s -"he---e -- ave oeen frcr.- scutherr
TexL- o aooi.-t tine dararc t D JV e '_t-'-cn f ea.
T-'-e ins e it- t c --vl- i, !. t"_ is -naL e s Th c
4
in4ur- a trb,' ted -c --+- is z -2 blact.;.rcr cl very __OUO scl."Z-1rc 'S
at th teinl-_nal G11a :)f ti-c nlant t c'-e nrcl-r-in-_.ry CorCrV'at4or
za e t )I- s is reco ia -L u f c 4- t e d 2, a e, !:A ib t r u-c)er o parts cu,:r d
ir a m_ a-ne- u,-- L-_ Ise L dev-?'Lcn(-,d I-r i_ L In' U I'
e,-' c e, s iv e r "1 1 squares
z; I u an 1-au4+ of t-ro-1-t.i. T-. e y ce, v -L
-I av e -'c,,v or no later _; .I ard rr-L-4-- -a"2y r D r-t 4 -L
a.)i.on-r-al :71,
ou ;;7ests that, a large part cf the tc '1-e i r c c Ti, --ty
Le d-L e. to c.'164Z.utic ca-se -.



-L'7CrD L3, (.T:'elaronluo Tpr, ur T.";r. D G

P. K. ':'ale.en (Sept-no,- r 21 1 cf toa'- _r!o
the le _ve_- va- rrc -tcl ic--'.y rcloal-ly
r,'L, 4C, -to o, r _;en-."

Kentvcky A. Da7_ze to tc_-a, co %-er-- 7,--e2:t in saattered clons at






Lou is iar-ja T. I-r. a-,e ,v ro-,. rd cut 'he
Se -t C', aj, C, C 7 y oz, e tc e v a -E, q-,,;Jtc a
oit of daLioz -re o- ti-_, fllcir t*c 1-ioc rains




........... .


F 0 R E T F T


X, 1) LE 1 1)

7T ALPE 710 '21 T i n a s e n e

E-R )OD (SP77 T7FlT-YFj'-R 7 '7 11
L Ju in"r 'l-cuntics,
IlTirc7 nia 7' rn ev: Th's nst-ct is rencr.ed frorn t'l.o fcl]_C ,*

Derkeley E a -,e y
c ne
r
r a, -m is an s
f 'e ri or. P, o n 7 as
K nj:.


L e

E,

Illinois 17 P F I i 1- 4,- S e r t er. -0 e r I it -'-s --er-- a--lun-lant Jve
of, t'-e f7 a as trle.s b!-tl-. in
4.
v, urd _re oeir l il-l, c



Ne-. York f'- T. rrusoy 0): 1-m TI-e-, rk ar l
nk e rz ,

Yew jerse- R. Ell. Lctt 1Sen-e--Ler 15) are urusia'!'y rf-r+ilt;.l
tLl:- o u ; 1.1 c A r F S t t e h i s y a s D e t r s T S d e o 1 -- a L d

P e nns y iv an a S r -- c t 1% 'S -7 t e e .1- 'he c L 1-7
"bu-.,.daiA ,hi-_ siLLr--r. It .'.as be3n -'r:a_-,c n qu 4 n, e
und
Ohio T a-, E,
cr cla _-rs
n r,--, v f ', ,S
i. y
r T) r L
-1 r -4r e v r s av c 1 1111 e
-as d ;J3 re-cl-+-d f dina oi.
f ur L r Ls
s-ruce at YarfeT-l,


7117, 7 2 s IS, l -V

Yaryland 17. llvslc- ) 5 "r t er- 0,3'r h e t IS a7-iii hea,,,rily
r u n J --a -- e r z; ar -L! o r- i r e o c a nd G- o i I 71i-ht darazp tl) 114_yd ns. 1, c t as scricL s as last ea-.

N c, b r. s _v a H. Swenk Ic3ertenber 15" in c'iaris-n roixty, near FL rrbo'd-1
to elins by the 5e-terrloer -_,as
reported












r canadcrs Is el la (harb

Vev 'Hdrns' -ire P "R I o r y '3 p I Jr e r _11 17C-1-ny are beini7 skele-L-onized
hus 4,ls-U bn7,,:.n. I'l-7-s : nsect is -cre-valent cv-2r so,.ati-cm half of t? e 7ta--', no inforT..a-'--*cn has been
iec ivud Ls to 'Uhe cccditic-Is ir. thie north rn half.

E c r n e ( C e -c t D e r 21 5 In -a-.ross "11-P St_, +e
I fc-_ ,cf 1--ra-t i-n nra'- .icallv al. of -_ e
-iorsy t-,-,c- -:,ere nci-irletelv brc-: ned as a rcTult f he feo
_ng of -tncse insects. aicn- tne -_ca s I n-,-'-ic,---d ever-.r e E: isoil,-_te.2. tress nastur-s, _,rn,'. ;ned as
if sco-1-hed cy 1yoc-,j(-aJl-. nc rr, en t-ssues -ere left to
t h;--- i ;. a 7 e 11-c'711 01, t4"e SE'7 e co- _i'L.,1- -e,!ailed here in the
'cnne ,ticut Valiev, the quite as severe as
in he r, o rt.- as r,i z c -n c e I vas irterest4ng to
--he- -cve._s 1- c nd ; t' c 2 TD i r el-1c., i- orthern '.-e r less "-a-, in t'
C e _3- -7ej- It -.,as a' so s k 4 -1
41- h at t 0 0 r s-.ne thinq hel, true- tl-.-bir ,he:-, Ln. t,"t n e a c "ittsf Palton,
r-" 4 z- 4. 7 4 4* 4_,nd Le-_ l c-4 e- c s t; e Vj 0 T L C I v,,, e o
k e -1

t -1- u.t i + Q n 'S --I.) r as
About t.'L.e sw-e aE

-T Lrl A

flITAI r, e L-4- or, j I c a4

Far-Ianif H s Septe-__re-_- 4 F ;.11 a -,v a, r ar 1 -1 4
crri o -n c I r e 'n Ll,, far_: Z cat7*'na
0'- Gcss, ,za (15eti e? --7e by
tr e117 c rl
L 0 e x 1 0!-nd iana J. J. D, ,vi_-- ('en-'eT L,.-r has
-e e S f t I
-L) r, I- a s o n

11 n c is F H Be n j 7-1n, i n of D-(,otur, ',,'a c c n
unt Y, p r all-v 6 e 7'7 1 _"t e(I AL)C- j-' 4C, -o-r uen' c' t'-,e lzrv-e :L --d b v b y -i c n



'SL 7') P7 P-1 7L!, I S f4 L F C c --, s 7'r 7 a r a 5 a e e

Nuz: Lexico (Septc-,rrber i.:,) T.'-e Furo-f an ei!- s -ale is
n c n c e r a o' t' Stat e






306

L*21'F--PE'7'-rL-- (Cal-,rucella luteola T'uell-)

Vashington A. L. Eelar.Jer 'C eptemL r 1-0: The c lri le-f-beetle is reported
from 4hehalis by Frank Dabney, v.-ho states tlat "many of the trees
look p-etty sick and undoubtedly die if this pe ,t is not
curbed. All the grcen matter of the Icaves is eaten." 171re knew
of the occurrence of this species at rlarkstcn and abcut Vancouver,
"ash. buT t,'lis is the f irst report of i-411 to the north.

PII F

PINE DEFOLTLAT--R (roloradia Lar-Ldcra Blake)

ralif ornia rJonthly News Letter, D- ireau of Entc-.rnc7og,. ) 1110. 112: The-pine defcliater, rolcradia p id(ILa Elake, -as d 4 cc-1vered in the ("hiquito
Bas in. The ini7s ati( n is evidenTly v- ry ligi-t, sin-e no trees sould be found that had been noti !eabiy dcf,, iat--G. The catl-rpillars v;-,rc- fc ind or, th-1, ground un6k-e- t rros, -,%,herc th'E"y '.-ad evidenuly been broap-ht do-,"n by the smoke ar.-I gases from tho control
fires. fhis discovery is .is-the sp c-ics has not
before L eei. r ,poite6 f ,-r this 1ccalit Y. On July 14, Yr. Patterscn
arrived in t -:F Y ,s, nite '-utic)ral Purk to stuCy the resort fcr 'St insect co idiotic js in -this Park. Bark-jpe4 c infestations in the
yellow riiie, sugar rine, ond Jeffr ,y rinf, -.ve been very slig,.t
since the 'ast ed-aminations rade in the Park, in, 1 19. The r-ine defoliated was- also foLnd in the Purk. r*aterr- ,illars v,, ,re found
feedir- on the Tef
fre'v pine in the 1A.-,tle Yosemite a-,,.d in the Fnovl f'reek Basin. They w, ,re fcund on the yellvx pine on the Yocerite
Valley floor.

rMPCRTrD FIF7 9;7T1-Y (Diij 4o-n circle ha---ti

Vew York 17. R. "rosby (1ug-Lst 20): Fo-und eatir7, t ie needles off oI lcn7leaf pine trees in vards- trees 6 -.-axZ clcl, at 171i- e Plairs-1)...50
to 200 cater Dr. says that this is
pj-liai6 0,1 O.ae 1.ree.
a new record. (Determirazion ma e by "i.

VOPT, I I R
J

Forn)

,dlifornia Mon-thly- News 1,etter, 3 ,re,-u rf Fnt-nCog:-, !1o. 112: The tops of
numerous rcplars on an estate n-zar Re-l, -c--d '4ity, lal-4f., h-ive been
killed by the Pa( ilic il -(,T1,;Lr rd-'ef. T'i e *be e s
which ciusd '-he trouble 3-,1,ear tc nave core frbn the
iiatl*ve bla,:!k along the tanli's cf the creeks. cutting g
out end oUrnij--x the icfe:-;-,c-d -,;ond ,,las re-onrrien 1ed for Control.



Sp -%UrZ BjDrv'OM ((4anoecia QHarLq1oKL -f -uT-r- f e r an a eTr .

T. E. Snyder (Septerbeir 13):, This Bureau has recently investigat-ed STITEMkIT serious defoliations by tx-.e spruce budworm in northern and central
IdaLo and in the Yosemite National Park* in the Tower 'Falls and




-------------




301

(7amp Roosevelt s ert icY.3 ',zo T1-is Jestn., -tve insect, wl-ich has
d ka v as a:: d s p -u a a f), L 1,9 cz Ontario,
r i k a r. i n i a ., r a r. y c j i u t c d 7 1 i r c u 7 h oi, t + 1 "71 e t e n t e






Letter, Pureau of Entcmclo-y, Fo. 11,2: ',n clxa -in :Iticil
I r-)l-,-l F-rh, .-as riaJ- dur' of t' I- pine fir- in --he Cic.cicr 17a,,_ie Past nont... T:ie ar,_ Aj- i y a S r, c e t 10
Dr-02oet s cp. This attack c I- I' a --.,i e cr ari ca.^' v--,,r a
lov-er po.-ti--n cf '-I-e bole is kcl ,_,ln-v as four vears are
re .,-ailed to k4-1 o-' t' C, er
i -La r t :T-n nany casl lls srall,
tn ,es are i r c n a r !Xrir.7 4_-: r Puru Cf J, U7,Jst
a ; n be m aq c, 7 tIAS i-.a7e, I-e nurpcse
o :' r z o! r, e, K L i, -e s CL SC-C "C:-' f r) o s b I e

Dh I s s i; h Or

Calif Crnia 31 1 l L, r s L c r !J 1 12 j' -t 'z7an -o a
3-10
rd th- n,.AysryLien '-at t c -r-ti
trees 4
y :able nt thic _rr E,
c c e, t 'i I r 7- 1: -.1 a t i c) i -. s G- f 0 r 3 if, t I i r i!:: r, o: --t
rp c 'r o 1 e A
-6 -s olll d L, -,, I I-) I t-r e v
4 0-,k
pp T,-C borc
7-- ", r k
srail ossio 'or fo-)d, arl ":,.is caused tlle
0,.,er arC. icse color. _, ,t r-u-h --eal dara;:ro is d r, 1 t
the re;. ,S 100, o"J, h j

lps

ca!-" forriLL monthlyly Xe,,--s r
7
rc,; )-;i ts ,_a,:; s ?s n
r e Ct a-a ".at t, Ie 1,j-,3 4n ---a-scr
C -_L I I I C7,
several dal,-s was r.Dt ir ff ,t ve L.rcd cf 1 i i nj 1- s 'C + c s
7 -it V c, r+ L r' to dete ThL- s,:,,asin sc-., are ora 7 ,,y ,
i; I ne, %7;.iet,.er r, U2j- iwD rnort--ilitv.
T e
'ihesc -tcsLE, n- r C 0 ro, ; i
('a T- I y c .-I c 1- r -u 1 -1 r --ay
OJ a 1, 7 (- ir, d
+ r
i- 3 C "'T ,7 e - ann are. n- ly
1. i- Y., r o d _C, v
r & j u L
the air.










T-0
A

TULIP F -e-L- a ir-:

Indiana J. J. Davio 18): Yu-.eroug a: Ercrts of t -,cacn tO.ip tr-es or yel-I U7 poplar .!^,ave u t;n rccr-ived 7rcrts
ha,,-e all cc,:o frcm t!,e southe.-n hal.k' cf t.-o Stat(-, S p C C in rs L) ::, re hat Tt
fr, m 7erre '"er L, Cn 1 r
a-:)-oarertly a li-t-tle iater Than us-,,-a'L ti-I's -car.



IT4
7e s rFin*a B,,,kr e ai., c' E cLzol )7y Ve-,.-s L e t t r J o I, IYITy 01
F r r T7. 7a., T, ry sma2l treec of 1-1a-'. 114ckcry,
,1
hazel, : a., c _stnut ',:-ere nartialiy defc' i at t:1 '; _, I y ancl,
1-"Z -u3t 0", bee t 1 'S Cf ;,,.,r,-a 1. rE, r,7 na,-*,,, n s cL, e c a s -.-. s e s
P y I o),u_,d_-i-A and youra,
cia.,iy on ulacK vva.,nut, the beetl' "!Lre trees were ctr4,prd of th, .'_r leavesoa

s c o r si r. f 1_ J'w' !st 17 In Docr (onitl, srr, e irjury 1,vas
rer c r' ed .


S' E 0' T P '17 T F F 0 U

D 0 q N "T T T, T' L A T S

J 117M.")cC' F F LE A- H CT 7' 3 r' IT, S

"riassissippi R. 7". Earned F C- eLf- or r, C-Iv.sirJ7 Seric'-AS
-se in,: --7's
d-m-age tc c.. a-.' S I e e, is .



-a en v7 -van a D,' G

(%nrect cut C" F i 1 1 u 7 t 2 I' 0 -e, : lc 7Jst at Scuti-ii-r7tcn
S-id Un-tt '-,e 0 V bv ha-d dest2cy, d j'0ct c 3_- c n .

Ind ial- a J J Davis jCr-' T:: o c 1 ac k -0 1 i's c r 'L e 9 t I e VMS f : rs t
T
re orted tn_-s ye.i::' irlju,,-in az t e ---s -Y'd








3C3




Thos.)

New 1 c rk I. R. 'rcsDr Ba ly infc,s- -,ed na nolia branc--s vere
fmm T-r-lLcn--.a.

T R

A IF"TD sp.,
T -torff (JU-,, q ) : -1
PiErS c- r Li- sniraea
New 'Ycrk A .j -.Y T,. s -s -c -Y inf es
in :jloi.ro f'cun-uy.



K T T'ied.)

Nevi P. R. had t'.e stalksbadly "-Jy tni,3 Lise?- -it



n ,- m a a r a FaL
--to-i (Se-o-"-em')er 24): L 4 d E, --it 1 -r
-ri. i I -L
T,-a+ by M-.
11 'tri -l sen, kir-r grazs -in i.a-,,v-- e- SL 1Js -u---y.










I 1T S E C T T 2- TK 7 T T
D D 0 IM 7 S T I C

N 1 A L IS

'd'EOUS

PC3FHA YL'Y (FaCoPo,7on dj:2a- Coq.

Tcxas Mcntllly Lettei U. S. Lu- _au of Entomul o,:::y, ITO. 112: Specimeas of
a lalgc) robt-x :"ly, 72:.jq-Do Ton dis-)aLr Ccq., have bum, sent co
Do c' or Al].r i:,,h '.)y T)av -:d H-Lin 7.cr Tf San ,n t cnio Tex. i th f, C
L
'9'r' ing Mar 01, in hi -,rv,
I-a,7ing v,3alkercd the cclo-nies to a extent b ,fr--c the
c, !Asc V7oo 0-iscovered. Gvcr a thou-and nave bo-m 1--illed by .noching
thun OVLr Tith a stick." No such -xam')er s have cv--,r bccn ropo rtod
b(-,,f or e ', althomg- i in thu of rojb,7-i,7 flics th,--re a oe
recoi-d,, of s_-vc-al s-ci .s occas .onc.ll,- attar'-irg beec. c>_roro-r-on
has baen f+c-md hi-lhc---tc only in Tc _'_ -as ariC. 0 t-_lahcma, and no ieT,3reaccs to iuq liabits are foil-nd in

LE--' LCUSSE (.- i aula cne ,,i :Tit: sc'I) Mpx y3 and F. F. '- Plinz Sentr,nbe-.- -10): 7-1 i n retreat y
h sp:,,cJ-s las be,- ed]
int-2oduced -,'th im )or-ed qu_ en be-,s ard has di-Ln-ocarcd 711m the
que ns 77ure irtfodaced iat!.Y- fall rolonios of so ti.at t' ic
im,oression has gro '7r. ar-one .8r-cricqn th-It the species
for scom unkno,.,in reason, Can not become e 3ta7_lishcd in this C(Ydntry.
In 1520 a sp-cim.cn of this sijccies s srt for
from Carroll Cc-ant-, :,AOL Rclen'ly it haz e-aJ.n roportcd
and E. L. ScchriSt ba visi'led 1h-- r-,,-ion. L .,-,-Lla is fau.nd in
many o1' the coloriec o7m 6_ ore -ricm of -6-el :Qcp, rs and is also
4
fc')nd in other ariariec in th _',nm.,:;diate localf-ty. 17hi s- '_'rPccies
17as r-nortcd as pres13-11L in. Mcchanicsbiro, Fmr yl-.-anla, in Mlay Of this year and it was then r -,por-11eJ tl-iat they had becii found
four or five miles aw--y d f _,7,r years ag,o.

iHFEL 13 _LTG r 11 u q r i, s --, n u a!7 L,

-ebras1a 1,14 Ho STenk (Se-oternbe, 15') It is in-'.er ct-*_nc- to rote that d-._Irin 7
the pfese-it suin,%.C thcre ha--u a of of L) c
I I ;n
OCCurrenc_- of t'.c

CF 11,17 S E A_."'Y H-13 16 r a' e ;2(, d 2- a in n S Sau'.:7 S.

New Jersey R, D. Lott, lcp -cimE;ns if tl-is J:=, _c weic at r1rcilto
ITe.7 Bruns7 ic -,' Iand ra.--,dcn; 4,t -as al-o rt: poitzci as ccrr mor
the State,
Delaware U-0. Houghton 3'
L This spec es has now -hecome pretty
Ivell ostablish_-d in1-iis Icc,-11ity, and inCiv_'.diiLls arc freqr.ently
seer, It 7ias introduced by eg:- masses fio-.q sout" icrn Hr w
Jersey, and for,,-arded to us by F. L.


304 -









tJ

C-
Z- S ..... ..
C.4
a'- 7 -a -1y)

nd- i aria J,. J4 T). ,.vi
c, usually
lfia-it 3 y cfr t7o-thirds of the
'111 tz i r D a i 1 d an a ii a an n u,-,T n,,-, i n t h c c & u, n t r y
01 t r. y S a



C 7 7 'L Y i c mi r r a
Te, as 0, t' inn in to rno
J 2 b o c 5 t in, b r 2 F L i c s a r o -a s a ar
a fLr -s '.raj- r, ca-,. ds sn,)w.


-C LE F-.-J,

-A a 0. 3isho-r-p -mb-r sriciisly
anno-inc, uc., v s l : t a, no of th --ain
bclt. -n z oT n s,. C C1 n C rrl C -77 S V I C -Ily cut in
r-Clac"-C! )ft 0.1 i U i on, a nd horses serio-L ';'J'.v an-noy-U. I)l 07* ir- cr-(; f-Lics s,) b,.,,' 'Ci-at fall 7- itc. d v i c e i I i t t h e V ha-,- c la, d
a-r t in tle JL 7 7,
0 t a
U,

c lb r a, I- a d 31'/ Th-- s' -ab' e fly cofti-me" more than
U
uLva!-ly annoyi-r- 01a :J-ag t-,e --cra h of t
U-*

T cxa s 0 07, 3 7 -,t'b c o c I : ( S p t (- r-:J r P. 1 'i he fly hc.c lee-,,. j CrCaS7.nn,
fcr th, i aA two vtc-!- s a' Soncra, T:- no'uHDFN FL-- ib ia i--r i

Gcncrad F. 0,, 2ishol ,p (Srq)trrber 2F). It,'1. j, s fj hL.s
t",an u -,ial tlli.2 L 017 t1'e
Dakotas, Tt is in s r. C C'),--1*k,1,-j11 C1
f6d t.e is --cdjc, d as
a result, 3r -ne c-.Lciia a dat if J.0'2pr r C ,,L

7
Texas C-L. ZabccL L ( 1 e 7" t C d 7 C, r t- o w o 01 s
t1i e hor-L c-7 h-),-,, e b J-h
3:0 to C 0 r,; -- aa J c a 1 -7. i-cr-aS D 171S f01107"3d
t1le c-oler a-d r,, s -,7 t

sr
r. r

'L e xa s 07, L, C- e tz; 0 -1 7 11
5)'
a ou norrn,31, :9,t r, o
cus
as 0- t le -.7ral-, ,cc a '-,y,








306

OX AR3BLE (L:Mogerm-a lineatum DeVill.)

Texas 0. G. Babcock (September 10): Ox varblesare appearing earlier than
usual. Damage is very slight at the present time. Cattle in general
show infestations.

HO SES

RED-TAIL BOT-FLY (Gastrophilus haemorrhoidalis L.)

General F. C. Bishop (Septanber 28): This fly has occurred in about
the usual abundance this summer in old infested territory, where
it is recorded as one of the most troublesome oests of horses. There
appears to be a considerable spread of the nose fly in the last
several years, Circumstantial evidence strongly indicates that it is now present in northern Colorado and northern 7yoming, several hundred miles southwest of its range in 1913. The simple devise
consisting of a piece of rectang-lar belting or leather suspended beneath the lips, from the bit rines, as recommended by the 3ureau
of Entomology, is coming into general use.

NOSE BOT-FLY (Gastrophilus nasalis L.)

F. C. Bishopp (September 2S): Actively attacking horses in northern
Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota and Minnesota. Extremely heavy
infestation of eggs on horses in northern Colorado and southern and
eastern Wyoming.

HORS2 BOT-TLY (GastroTlhilus inte.stinalis DeC.)

F. C. 3ishopp (September 2S): Active and heavy infestations of
eggs on horses in northern Colorado and southern and eastern
Tyoming.
FCPOULTRY

EUROEAZ HET FLEA (Ceratophyllus gallinae Schrank)

Maine P. R. Lowry (August 25): Very heavy infestations of .what has been
provisionally identified as this flea have been fonnd in several
chicken houses in this vicinity( Eliot, 'aine).
0airie,.
GOATS

SUCKING 3OAT LOUSE (Linognathus stenopsis Burm.)

Texas 0. G. Babcock (September 21): Kids untreated last spring are
suffering severely from the attacks of this louse.













I NS EC TS iN'FESTIMO"T HOUSES AND~

F R E T I I 1 B -Q

AFO=~-.0S: BEETL3 'T,Vctu-' sp.)

N eb ra sk-,a H i Se nk (AcL,-,ut 351) : A case of the serious injury of a barn
built of cottor--iorod lumbcer, in Buffalo Countly, 'by the powder-post
beotle~lcarne to our attention durin- the latte-r part of Auustv

BOCKZ LOUSE (ALt~o o- divinatoria Mull.)

New York C. 'R. Crosby ( u, st i-): At Darien a house is reported as badly
infested.

ALN -41,7 (Poeomvrmx occicientalis Gross,)

Nebraska 1ri H. Swierk (Septe mbcr 15): In Frontier and Harlan Countics the
molund-building prairie ant is rezp,-rted as a dt-structivc nuisance.

ARGTL17, uN (rid1Tymcx hirmilis mayr)

Georgia Luther 3ro~vn Septemberr 214): The Argentine ant has bee n reported
from Bruns-,ick and Waycross.
louisiana T. H. Jones ('Jp-tcinbor 4): The Argentine ant has been, the cause
if considerable complaint by householders in Baton R~ouge during
the past several days, It is usual for this ant to cause much
annoyance about the hcuse at this time of year, es-pecially if the
weather is viet.

EBUR-CPET ZAR77IG (Fnrfirula auricularia L.,)

Calif-ornia E. 0., Essig (September 5): The first report of th-*z, e'arVTig in
California has reached us, though it is known in Tiachingtcn and
Oregon. Residents if the infested area have icns77n it since lc19,
IT.,) damage is reported, although the insect is abundant.

FiJSE-PLU- B=M (Dermestes frisohi Kun.)

11innesota A. G, Rugrgles (September 29): An intuere-sting case of a fuserlug borer was nailed to my attention recently. The larvae of a
tierrae-otii, Zermestes frischi. was found eating the lead inside of the
fuose piugs that connected up the dif ferent cables of a telephone
company. The injury was not confinc4 t~o one plug but has been quite
g-eneral -througho-at the State.



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G__ I,-, JY 7 CalanCxa Prcna:- ia L.

I-le-7 York C. R, C-_-Osby 'Au ,ust 22): The -:eevils I-ave practically destroyed
rmy --e and ar, i., my ,7.-ea' granary.

Nebraska I, H, Sl-,Icnl-, (Scp-,,cmbcr 15): I e,_Dortc of i-Ijury to stored grain
',DeStf are P,;-air, becor.-.ing more coninon. f- -om so _Ahcrn
and eastern j\TebraE,'ka,
(-Icn f io )'osc-iras Fab.
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.Te-7 H,Lmpshire IP. 2. Lo7,7rv 2;5": Aftltc have been com-non in houses for
the last 7cek I'Iheie have been no rLPOI'tS Of inJury to cereals.

isconzin A. A. "T--a.njvs'-:y (Au.-rust 2S): This is a very common insect pest
in most of granarijs in Doo.: Lai-aze varies considerably,
accorain to around of Ln-fes",-tion.

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Nebraska M, H. S-enIz (September 15): '."c-)cr"s 'Dic inj: -1 r y to store-'- Theat
by s'u-ored. grain pests are a, ain 'n-,coming mo::c co-non. TI iese come
from southern end ea -tern Ilebrasha.

T T L 7 10 TT, (Ejo, -nt,=-anc -el'a Hbn.

Nebrazka H. H. S-7enk (S)ept-ember 16): ',C.DortS Of injur7- to stored -_rajn
P,.aq4LIs are arain becoming, _- ore lnes_ from sou'horn
and e stern INTebraslm.

7
Wisa: nsin A. G-,anovs'-:,r observed in
st 2S): TIie beetle
practically all creesze factories visited, and it --,as secil
in private 1,oiaes in 7oor Ccunty. Tho a-.-oant of is aillicialt
to estimate.





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