STATE pLANT BOARtI
THE INSECT PEST SURVEY
A periodical review of entomological conditions throughout the United States
issued on the first of each month from March to December, inclusive.
Volume 8 August 1, 1928 Number 6
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INSECT PEST SURVEY BULLETIN
Vol. 8 August I, 1923 "*J 6
OUTSTANDING EUTOM.OLOGICAL FEATURES IN THE Tj ,T-D S.TATS FCR JULY, 19?
The grast-hopper outbreak anticipated in the last nxr-ber of the
Survey bulletin has developed to quite serious proportions in western
South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kans-,s.
Throughout the greater prt of the country cutworms continued to
be of but little irmortr.nce during July. During the latter F'-rt of June
and the early p-rt of July, however, an unusual amount of d:'.-e w-.s oc-
casioned by them in ,aine -rnd quite a severe outbre-:- de\eloEda on the
overflowed land in the northern Willnrette Volley in Oregon.
The fall armyrorm beca-me extremely abund:.nt in r,-rts of Tr-xas dur-
ing the first w-eek in the month :,nd about the middle of the T.onth it
was repotted as doing serious damage in mn:ny localities in 'issis--:ippi.
The rose chafer appears to be unusually trouble :ore this Ecaszn
in several more or less isolated locrLlities in the northern .-nd Centr-Ll
States, reports of serious d-r..re having. been received from :.c. York,
Indi-n'-, Wisconsin, and '!ebr.aiska.
The a'bnorrr-:.ly lprp.e number of wireworm reports recor-cd i.. the
last number of the Survey bulletin is nu'-cnted this month by rcrorts
of heavy darr.g e from .' ine, Nv. York, r'ncPs, -ind :;br :2.
Since the low ebb in ibundA.nce of chinch bu.s, which oc,'urrcd be-
tween 1917 and 1919, this insect has not re-.chcd o low a 1c- .1,.tion
record as is reported this year.
The wheat stem map'ot is .arn,'.rirt- in epid.' -c fo r in *:uth
Daikota, Nebraska, and K-nsas. -.,. ,.heat JUA l.t.onn nd .} wheat sheath
worms are both very m-t,-ri-Ily incresin- in r-,'. ,rs in 2.io.
The sugarcane borer ..-,.r .r to '1. abncrraly :-rc" this vc-r in
the cane section of Tounsisn.
The codling moth adults of th( fir.t bro-7 .-r.: cm(frgini; co::i.,.-a
bly later thRn last yez.r in the Ohio River Valley .ind East Central
States. Illinois reports this insect two weeks later than last year and
the Ohio records are approximately three weeks later.
The Oriental peach moth continues to be at a low ebb throughout the
greater part of its range. It is now recorded as far east as jFredonia
in ITe' York and has been definitely located at Lake City in S.0iC.
Although the plum curculio still continues to be subnormally abund-
ant throughout the greater part of the Eastern States, present conditions
in Georgia indicate that there will be a heavier population after the
peach season this year than has occurred for several years owing to poor
weather conditions intdrferinr with effective spraying, and reports from
Illinois indicate that this insect is above normal in the southern part
of the State.
Throughout the raspberry-growing section extending from Ohio and
New York into Ontario the ricpberry s.wfly isdoing very considerable
damage. .... .
A rather serious grape root worm outbreak developed in Nev, York
State and extended'into Berrien County, Michim-n.
The strawberry root aphid has increased so rapidly in the straw-
berry-growing section near Chadbounn, N. C., that it is a serious eco-
nomic factor in that region.
Although the early indications were that the M.exican bean beetle
would be subnormally abundant in the originally infested areas, because
of lowtwinter survival, subsequent conditions have caused this insect to
increase enough to offset the winter loss. During the month the insect
spread rapidly across eastern Maryland.
The elm leaf beetle appeared in serious numbers at Troy and in the
suburbs of Dayton. This pest appears to be confined to the Miami Val-
ley in the southeastern part of Ohio. No reports have been received
from other States this year.
The usual number of reports on termite dimznge were received this
OUTSTATITTG ENTOMOLOGICAL FEATURES IN CANIADA FOR JULY, 1928.
Reports indicate that the onion mn.,L-ot is more troublesome than
ucsul in Ontario, sections of New Brunswick, and in. southern Sraskatche-
w-n and 14L nitoba.
The outbreak of the roadside grasshopper, Camnula pellucida Scud.,
is affecting r,-ibn-., rraszes and grain crops at Riske Creek, Ga.rng Range,
Alkali Lake, Do, Creek, and Big Bar Range, and Stump Lake in the Nicola
Valley, British Columbia. Over most of the province, outside of the
above areas, there has been much rain and no grasshoppers are in evidence.
Wireworms are more abundant than usual in Ontario on a variety of
Reports indicate that the rose chafer is less abundant th-n in for-
mer years in southern Ontario.
The potato flea beetle is prevalent throughout the St. John River
Valley region, New Brusnwick, but scarce along the Northern Strait and
Miramichi Valley region.
Garden slugs of the species A.riolirmax arestis are present in
serious numbers in field and garden crops in the Agassiz and Chillir:ak
Valleys, British Columbia,
The raspberry sawvfly has rarely, if ever, been more injurious in
raspberry plantations in the Niagara district, Ontario.
The cigar case bearer has increased in abundance in Ontario over
last year and occurs almost all over the province in neglected orchards,
in some of which almost every leaf is attacked. It is reported as very
prevalent in orchards in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.
The species Laspevresi2 nackardi Zell. has beco-r.e a seri ous cest
in sour cherries, in recent years, in the Sranich district, Vincouver
Island, British Columbia.
No heavy infestation of the green apple aphid has been seen any-
where in Ontario this season. Last year one of the worst outbreaks on
The fruit tree leaf roller is much more abundant in Ontario this
year than usual and is found in almost very county **.here fruit is
grown to any appreciable extent. The eye-spotted budmoth is '-lso more
abundant than usual throughout the fruit districts of the province.
The satin moth occurs over the entire Lower Fracer V-lley :'.nd over
the east coast of Vancouver Island, Pritish Columbia. The infestatio:n
is very serious this year, especially on native cottonwood. It is atf
tacking all species of poplars and is also very noticeable on ntive
The lilac loaf miner Grncilari, syrinellia Fnb., now nprc.rs to Ic
established throughout Ontario.
The spruce budworm has heavily infested Douwlas fir in cert,?.in
sections of Vancouver Island, British Columbi;..
Cnnkerworms have been present in t'undance in the Annapolis V:l-
ley, Nova Scotia, and have t completely striped many unsprayed orch.-rds.
GENERAL FREEZE RS
T, H, Parks (July 23): Grasshoppers are not an economic pest
in Ohio this year; very few are noticed inz meadows and pastures.
H# C, Severin (July 12): A grasshppper outbreak has started
in Brule, Buffalo, and Lyman Counties, judging from the nuc-
ber of reports received.
M1 Ho Swenk (June 15-July 15): Grasshoppers (Malanoplus
spp) continued to be reported from the area in western Nebraska
mentioned in my last report during the period here covered.
J& W. McColloch (July 20): Grasshoppcrs continue to be a
problem in several of the northwestern counties of the State.
SHORT-TAILED CRICkeT (Anurogryllus muticus DeG.)
R# W, Harned (July 27): Specimens tentatively identified
by J. M, Langston as Anurogryllus muticus were received July
9 from Rankin County, The correspondent reported that these
insects wore causing serious injury, to co-peas and other crops.
J. H, Hawkins (July 13): Cutworms had done serious injury
to peas and tomatoes at Lamoine Beach when observed June 20.
The red-backed cutworm, Euxoa ochrogaster Gn. was the main
offender. Cabbage was also destroyed by this insect at Newport
during the week of June 25. Corn had been cut off at Monmouth
by this insect and by the greasy cutworm, Agrotis ypsilon Rott.,
on July 1. At Cape Elizabeth on July 6, both the red-backed
cutworm nnd the greasy cutworm were present eating the leaves
from cabbage and cutting them off at their bases or eating out
the small hads,
F. B, Morris (July 18): Sporadic damage on lettuce in Oswego
J. Go Gaines (July 18): Cutworms causing slight to moderate
injury on many crops in Wayno County*
J. Js Davis (July 27): What we determined as.Srpti (Hadna)
arctica Bdv., caused considerable damage to corn at Winamac
H. C. Severin (July 12): Cut-,orms were not so abundant as
usual this year.
L, P, RocL-:.vood (July 7): On lJnd overflowv.d until about
May 20, moths of Arotis epsilon Rott.. oviposit,.-d in mud imme-
diately after the water drained off. First damage noted on June
23. Locality called Uapoto Lake, Wrazhington Couity. 2Etimated
damage to date being 6 acres of oats and 30 p-r cent of the
AR1.Y70F.M. (Cirohis uniouncta Ha.-.)
R, H, Pettit (July 24): Armyvormns were found in Glal-in
and Osceola Counties. Only a few specimens have b-.-n sent in
and bo report' as to the injury.,'
FALL ARa -'ORM. (Laphygma frug.ip.rda S. & A.)
R, V1, Harned (July 27): During, the lst wci-k r,,ort ;,ve
be-n received from several counties stating that the southern
grassworm Laphvyma frugiperda, -7as destroying young corn in
many fields. It 1"as first reported from Calhoun County on July
16, the next day from Choctaw, and the next from Yalobuchp. Gras-
worms havw b,>n reported from iinds, Alcorn, Lee, DKtibbeha
Delato, Chickasaw, Prentiss, -_.rd }'.onro,; Counties. The worms are
probably present in several other counties, i.ni thore is a
possibility that the next generation may cnusc cons idr..ble d-
age as very few of. the wvorm, have, bc-n orasitizia
F, Ls Thomas (July 9): The worms are abundant thrours 3ut a
20 acre field at College Station,
WHIITE GRUBS (Phyllophaga spp.)
Js J. Davis (July 27): White grubs ,-re r._port'd abundant
at Crown Point June 29 and dzaging str -'b.rry at Su;:- itville
C, C, Compton (July 5): White grabs of brood A have b-.n moro..
pirsistLrt than usual in their attack on corn in Jrunay Co..ty
Grubs are still w.'orkirig in corn that had b:--n r plant l June
10. Favorable *C.ather for corn planting the early part :f V'y
encouraged fanirkrs to plunt corn in a zuajon .w.rn pl.i-tinl-: should
have bu-n delayed,
M. II. S7",unk (June b15-July 15): In Knox, Antdlopee, Holt, and
Rock Counties hundr.-ds of acr.s of haLy meadows, lyine in t',L
rich-r and lowvr parts of the field- that ordin-rily .r.: t'.\
bust grass-producing arias, w7r. dLst oyed by wliite :-rubs Jur-
ing th. period covurid by this report. T!,, situation it !o
curious in this region that there is danger of a hay chort-
age and the reculting forced .alo of livestock in c.rt.lin
ROSE CHAF(E (Mac odact'vlus subsoinosus Fab.)
C, R# Crosby and assistants (July): Very serious injury to
fruit and truck as woell as ornamr:ntals in parts of W7aync Coun-
ty has been reported this year, also slight damage in Orange
and Greene Counties. (abstract J.AH.)
J. J. Davis (July 27): The rose chafer was reported from vari-
ous section& of the State between June 28 and July'5 as follows:
From Winamac comes the report that they were abundant through-
out Pulaski County; defoliating young apple and plum tree at
:.onterey; prv-ent by the millions and devouring every green apple
in a 10-acre orchard at Ray; and abundant at Grown Point,
E* L, Charmb-rs (July 25): Specimens of the rose chafer have
been received from a dozen or more sources in southern counties
where they have been reported as doing considerable feeding
on the foliage of raspberries and to some extent injuring corn.
Monroe County seems to have had more trouble than usual this
year from this insect.
M, H. Swenk (June 15-July 15): Th. rose chafer appeared in
great numbers in the sand-hill region of Nebraska from Cherry
County and Thomas County to Grant County during the period
June 19 to 26 and did the usual amount:of injury to fruit and
other trees, bushes, shrubs, and garden stuff.
J, H, Haw!kins (July 13): We have found that clover baits
were effective in attracting the adults of the wheat wircworm
Agriotes mancus Say and give some promise as an auxiliary
method of controlling these pests. Wheat wireworms were found
April 18 at Holden in the first 6 inches of soil, although the
ground was still frozen beneath the top layer of 6 or 8 inches.
Reports of wireworm injury to potato seed pieces during June
werQ received from W::,rrcn, Wiscassct, and Tciport. Potatoes
were so badly injured on a farm at Cape Elizabeth that replant-
ing was necessary#
F. B. Morris (July 18): Wireworms caused much damage in some
cornfields; in one case 60 o-r cent being destroyed in Os-'.o
J. G. Gains (July 19): Only a trace of injury on many crops
in Wayr.lU County.
M.. Ho Swerk (June 15-July 15): Corn wireworms (Melanotus
cribulo,-u.u Lec. ond others were unusually injurious to corn
during the first half of July. In soUme fields the loss of stand
New Jersey and
was Quitc serious, Thr. trouble *.. a- most prevalent in t'.- area
from Clay and. :ipilton Counties north to M:rrick c-nd Va lcy
J& .7, McColloch (June 26): Corn is being ,njur-1 'j *;;irc-
-jorms on a farm at 0s--Ego. DcimaCe has occurred for s. vcral :.:.r
JAPJEZ.S BE-L'. (-c17 .iia 7e:oo iic a i "a.)
Monthly Letter of the Bureau of -.ntomolc.:y :!o.l170, June,
1928: At the pr.zsent time fiv, rp,-cies of CriLntal parasitc-s
0 "l t1 .- T'*- r
of the Japanuese b.jtlce ar.e -stauli.h .d in ,Tcr: J.r Z.,, tV.:r
being two sp.;cios of Tiphia and. ono each of Centater, D.-i,
ana Pros;na, Tiphia vcrnalis war recently recover-d for the
first time from a colony that .7as c-tablizshed t"- years :o.
The same sp-cies has ljcen recovered from t.-1-L coloni-c e'St-'b-
liched l3st year. DCLx:la v.zntralis has been recovered in both
this y:ar and last y'.ar, from the. first coicny cstabliEV.-.
T-.:nty-three thousand Tirplia cocoons have been rciv. this y:ar
from India, and a shipment of 3,00 adult Tiohia .*crne.is from
Jasan arrived in rood condition, with 42 p-r :..nt alive, ?ive
thou'.and Prozr na sibirita '..r- r.civcd fror7 Jpoa.n on p'.rastiz-d
grubs. The larval .survys con:iuctci during! the late sprin-7 ar.
early summer of the prcs,.nt year at nu. roue stations -ith-.ln
the heavily infcstcd area indicate a markL.'l rdu. tion of J-.r
beetle population at all stations rhcre the beetle hac b-n lon-
established, and a decided increase in the newer stations.
C E R E A L ATD F ORAGE- CROP I :" S--7 CT S
7:-EAT AN.!' 0.T"S
HESI.T'I FLY (Fhvton.h.. ; dcf-t-uc6:r S,,y)
T, H, Parks (July 21): The survey ju-t co.jlrt.t in *io
this year shows HL.-rin fly loss .bu:,dar.t over th.,- State ;s *..
whole than a yucr a,-o. It has :ric:.az.d -..,:- idly in the scuth-
'."ztern quartLr of the State, _.m.ins nL:'rly th-- r:. as last
ycar in th% northL;.:t, but ;::z d.cr..-s-., v-rr r-uch ir. thi :.rth-
wvrtern quarter. T;-h.; aver-..L for the Stte this year is 1.: : r
pent of the rtra-r iafet' co:.uL rod .-ith .)'0.6 per cent a ...r
ago. The Inf-,2tatins by counties rrngi from 1 orr cent in .t.t.
wa and Sanducky Counti.s to J- t: r c nt In St;.r., Cout.-ty locat-d
in -.act.-rn Ohio 'h..r. coisid-.rL.lu "h.t u.. Lo"d -.rly I. "t
Thu rapid incr..ais h;-z3 co'm. ;;,bvut in. .. v .tern cou:ti-.
even though practically no -hc.t i: ro" .1 .Z:ly, ".on- ic-rc
dam.ic from the insect *.; coni'in.d i a f.-- iorth. .te,rn .':--
tius. An unusual thing about thL .\rv'y is t,-.t t>L i:;st.-
tion in individual fi.l,., ithin t.i-. ?..,, count v ried f-c:-
none to 60 per cent.
The record by counties
t:'as as. follows;
M. H& Swenk (June 15,July 15): Present indications are that
there is a general but light infestation of the wheat stubble
with the Hessian fly over southeastern Nebraska, and bc:use
of the abundance of rainfall that we are having and the heavy
volunteer wheat growth that is develpping, the situation is be-
ing most carefully followed.
CHINCH BUG (Blissus leucontemrus Say)
Mt H* Swenk (June 15-July 15): The chinch bug did no,.commer-
cial damage to crops in Nebras]ha this yoar. Not since the very
low cbb in abundance of the chinch bug during the years 1917
to 1919 has there been so little eviJ'-icu of this pest as dur-
ing the present stumer.
E;GLISH GRAIN APHID(Macrosip:rum Prarnariui' Kby.)
Mo H. Swenk (June 15-July 15)-1' In Nance Cour'-ty, during the
third week in June, oat fields were fcn a h-aii.y infested
with the English gra n aphid rhich was fond working over in-
to adjacent corn field, ; also, in some *)l&cn-j.
WHEAT-S'TE1 MAGGDT (Meromyz a am r i c aina Fitch)
M. H. Swank (June 15-July 15): Reports of the wheat-stem
ma'-ot causing injury to what heads continued to be received
up to June 28 from localities ranging north to Pierce County sn
west to Scotts Bluff County.,
H. C. Severin (July 12): Th.- wheat-stem zacrot -,as more abur.-
dant than usual this year in our --hat.
J. W. McColloc& (June 23): ",.at received from Grnc:'ur- :-s
heavily infested Wtth this species. T.e farmer repz:rts 15 to
33 per cent of his crop infe-t i.
W. P. Flint (July 21): This insect has be:n reported in several
of the north.7-cZt-central counties of Illinois. In very case it
".'as sent in or r-portcl from timothy. This insect is rarely r,-
port-d from any other section of Illinois,
THEAT JOI:.T WOBM:(Harc.lita tritici Fitch)
Ind i aha
T, H, Parks (July 2): ,',h--t joint worm has ir-c:eased greatly
in the southern half of the State over th.t found last sur.er.
Io damage 7as done this year, but the insect is increasirg r-i:-
ly. More numrous than in an averoae year.
..HEAT SEiTH ',Ch,.: (Harmolita v'-rinicol] Doonn)
T, H. Parks (July 23): This insect has increased in alu i:. ce
in the central counties, >'-any fields have from 3 to 6 per c-rn.t
of the straws infested, while on._ field in Cr- ford. County '*z"
11 per c,-nt infested. These infested stra-s are .-.utc notice .!>
b,.forL the .vh-hat is harvested. I attribute this lar.-cly to *..
lat.- develo].rcnt of the plants this '. rrinr-,
STALK ICN-'L (repipL.:i ebris nit lb]n.)
W. H. Fr..-u;n and .. Kostal (July 14): The E.l borer is -
pecially cordon and cdstructive in the vicinity of TM fnvill,
StatLn Islard. Th. follovin- pl..r.ts havc ;icn f"u"2 infested:
rM.iri-old, tc:rato, '.'. t corn, i 11 t
corn A,,:ut to Lntur the jsel s .' sho-,.d .'-.t ,. .. r cnt
G. H. Su:lisbury (July '2): Tor:-.o. .v. l- n attal '" 1;tlk
borers in Ch)utauqu.t County.
J, J, Davis (July .'7): ''i st.I: bor r ..:. b..n cn t.r -
out the State, but not I d..ti- ctive, ,.., r,_itly, as in 1.'."
or 1927, It .?:s r>poat.i5 ..,nt in as sibly th .uo,.an corn
bor. r. Injury ..a, r,.rort,.d to ... t fr r. A':.bia :i T..fa ct c,
,- EAT- A..:...OR. (.';.. ,,u... *. c-:nia albilinca '-,:,n.)
June 27; to barly at Albion, July 10; to oats near Indianapolis,
July 7; to oorn at Frankfort, Logansport, Hartford City, Lowell,
Atlanta, Attica, North Liberty, Linden, Thorntown, New Richnond,
DePau7:, Greenfield, Rockville, Waeynetown, and'Stendal between
July 3 and 25; to potato at Camden and Gasten, July 13; to
tomatoes at Greensburg and Camden, July 6 and 13, respectively;
to dahlias and zinnias at Greensburg, July 6; to mint, which was
appreciably damaged, at Kimmel, July 10; in ragweed at Green-
field, July 25; to hollyhocks and dahlias at Waynetown, July
W, P* Flint (July 21): As has been the case for the past sever-
al seasons, large numbers of the common stalk borer are being re-
ceived daily, In most cases these insects are sent in with the
thought that bhey may be the European corn borer,
E, L. Chambers (July 25): Many specimens of the stalk borer
have been received during the past week. It was reported by sever-
al correspondents as being unusually injurious to hollyhocks and
one report stated that it was playing havoc with beans.
J, W. McColloch (July 20): The common stalk borer is again caus-
ing considerable damage to corn in Kansas. Rainy weather and heavy
-.ced growth last year are partly responsible. About the same in
abundance as compared with an average year.
H. C, Severin (July 12): Sent in with the fear it might be te
European corn borer. Damage being very small in the eastern half
of the State,
M& Ho Swenk (June 15-July 15): The stalk borer was frequent-
ly sent in for identification, or its injuries were complained
of during the last half of June and the first half of July, These
reports have come in from all parts of the eastern one-third of
EUROPEAN CORN BORER (Pyrusta nubilalis Hbn.)
M. N, Taylor (July 23): At present there is no injury from t~e
Europ,.an corn borer in Erie County#
SMARTJ.FhLD BORER (Pyrausta ainsliei Heinr,)
E, L, Chambers (July 25): Several abandoned fields having laige
pitches of smartwc.-ds were found heavily infested with this
borer at Dane.
M, H. Swenk (June 15-July 15): During the past few years we
have received literally hundreds of caterpillars of various
sp-cics with the inquiry, "Is this the European corn borer?",
SUGAKCATE BORIER (Diatra-a sac-haralis Fab.)
T. E, Hollo~way and W. E. Haley (June 2?): From our own ob-
sjrvations and from reports from reliable, observers the c-'r-
cane moth borer is extraordinarily scarce this y.-ar. Fields
of corn and sugarcane have b.-n _':a:ined and no torers fo-..
An infestation of 20 per cent of the stalks in a cornfield is
the greatest infestation of which 7e have hoard.
Thv eeg parasite Tric-o-_raw_-a minutrn Riley has not bcEn fc ni
so far under natural conditions.
J, ";7, Ingran (July 21): Borer damage to early varieties of
rice in south-ctern Louisiana has been small this sL--scn. :-.
viriUties arc now h:ad.-d and very few d-ad hcds r;zultin-
from borer danerc have been foui-i at Cro"71cy,
LESSER C.On:I STALK EG0T-/R (Elar-_rpalouu li.nosellus Zall.)
R. ;'. Harned (July 27): A correspondent at ,7if-ins in Stone
County reported on July 15 that th- lesc-r corn stalk borer
had completely destroyed a lO-acre field of voung corn. A corr F-
pondent at Hattiesburg, Forrect County, r-ported on July 2,
that injury by this insect was noticeable in mary cornfields.
in that vicinity. Rather serious injury to be-ns by it "
reported from Kr. ol,, Jachson CountyJuly 13.
LARGER COR!. STALK BORrR (Dia-ra- :.aol. .11 Dyer)
I:. Ho Brunson (July 10): Th, larger corn. steal' borer has
been reported damaging corn. Tht larva.- of a corn billbuj bt,-
longing to the genus Sphenophorus a;_i found in mo:t c-.es
associated with it.
LINED CORN BO1ER (Hadcna frctilinca Cr6te)
E. Lo Chambers (July 25): S-v.ral rLports h-.ave ben rc-iv\d
from the southeastern pr-rt of t.-. State to the Lf:fct th.t the
lined stalk borer '.'.-a, appearing in patzhes of corn a.! dcn.-
serious injury for a ..'bile but have "o-" pupL.tld. A l:r~c nub r
H. G. Sovcrin (JUly 12): Thi, Inonct rwnj sest in (r3ny tI1.L-
from the eastLrn I.lf of t St. tn".
CORN ROOT P PiID (A'u:-ptiz .ii-rd- ForZ.-)
J, W1 t.!cCollocdi (July 12): Corn injur-I by this -' .
reCLivcd from LaCy,'n..
CORN LEAF APHID (Aphis maidi Fitch)
R. W. Harned (July 27): Corn plants rather badly infested
with Aohis maidi were received from Mount Olive,Covin.ton
County, June 28,
CORN BILLBUGS (Svhenophorus spp. )
M. H, Brunson (July 10): A number of species of corn bill-
bugs belonging to the genus Sphenophorus have been more numer-
ous and have done more damage to corn than usual in the east-scmn-
tral part of the State.
J, J* Davis (July 27): Corn billbug injured plants were
received from Logansport, July 3. Howe:ver, this was old injury
the plants being badly riddled and with distorted tillering,
J, W, McColloch (July 15): A bad infestation of Sphenophorus
maidis was found in a field of corn on the Kansas river near
CORN SILK BEETLE (Luperodes varicornis Lec,)
Ro W, Harned (July 27): Beetles belonging to the genus Ll-opro-
des probably varicornis have attracted considerable attention
in corn and cotton fields in a few counties during the past
few weeks. Serious injury to corn and cotton by these beetles
was reported from Marshall County on July 7 and from Tishomingo
County a few days later.
J, He Hawkins (July 13): Thrips, which were present in corn
in the St. Albans neighborhood last year, are again present
and are a serious pest in sweet corn planted for canning.
STRIPED BfISTER BEETLE (Epicauta vittata Fab.)
C, H. Brannon (June 29): Reported By Hugh Overstreet, county
agent, as ruining fields' of soy beans in Carteret County,
A BLISTER BEETLE (Epicauta lemniscata Fab,)
Jo W, Inrram (July 7): Blister beetles oppcared in a number
of qoy bean fields around Crowley during the first week of
BAiTDED FLA 3BETLE (Svstena tr-,niata Syv)
J# J, Davis (July 27): SyVstcna tani.ta destroyed 3 acres
of soy baans at Clinton July 7.
F R U I T I : S .- C S
_U:..eP-A, ?SD Spri-. (P-r.ttranychus ril-sus C. & F,)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): This inse.ct is d.ecid-ily
subnormal throughout the western fruit-irowi ing cunrti-. (.': 'trat*
J. A. i.)
FALSE T"2ISH-.D PL:jT .-I" (fLvr-uF iuvit' Say)
C. Ka Bullock (July 14): In O'ntario County t-.is insect -.2
v-ry serious in parts of a fvw orchards,
E. E, Franc (July 10): Slight injury in soi-- pear orc-.ards
in ;7aync County.
F, B, Morris (July 18): Pr.-c.nt in coi:..- orchards in C_ -:o
APIFL' APHID (Aphi ri -)
Co Re Crosby ar.d aszisan.ts (July): Early irn th.- month this
insect bccaimc dcci.Ldly nurmerouc in th, south,-ste:-n ":rt of th.
State, and by t}h, .idIle of the n.or.thsL ... curling. '"::- ob-
s.-rvd in Clinton, Ulstar, Grecne, ar.i Colu-li Cr;:.tics -..h-
out the rest of the State this insect r- ^ns very -c.. -c. (ab-
stract J, A. H.)
ROSJY API-L' Ai.':.L (n,. P'.p ij r., '. ,,.. 3 k r)
C. R,. Crosby and assni'* ,r.ts (July): In thL so-.th.actirn
part of the St.iae the ro -- ',-.:- ..'..Id put in its .. a "c.
about the :I ile of th- month .:.i did di. ie in a f. or-
chird:.;, T inrdic'j.d hy i, ort fro1 r :'d;,.-r .:', U-st~r C:.-.t..ics,
In the v.,,.ctcrn part of tl.L. Stat it o. a i.;*'ll'iblc fat. r,
S, C. Chandler (July 21): SvrL. ,'.l latS :..:y has oc:ur:
in southern Illinois f:o:-J :o. ;::,.I ,,-ii: ,
CODLLING OT01 (C..i rr',, .- r...,, 1, L, )
C. R. Crosby and a .-istarts (July): I: th. 1itLr: -.; :t of
the State L gs bLgan h.itchinr .-r'.rly in t- -orth, -
of the month considerable damage was reported from Greene
County, though in general but little sideworm was observed
throughout the month. In Clinton County considerable side-
worm injury was observed on the 16th, and in the western
part of the State sideworm injury became quite conspicuous
late in the month. (abstract J.A,.H).
E, Lee Worsham (July 23): The codling moth is not so
abundant as last year. The egg parasite Tricbogramrna
minutum Riley has been introduced in the apple growing re-
gion of northern Georgia and about 95 per cent have emerged,
The introduction is very successful so far as can be told
at this time.
T, H. Parks (July 23): Emergence of the spring brood
of moths occurred at Columbus rather regularly between
May 18 and July 9, Worms began leaving the fruit the week
of July 10, with the first pupa observed July 15, Sprpying
is advised for central Ohio during the last week of July.
The broad is much lighter than usual in the southern half
of the State, with a very few worms being taken under the
bands by L. A, Stearns in Lawrence County.
S. C, Chandler (July 21): Codling-moth adults of the
first brood are now emerging in central and southern Illinois.
Emergence started in southern Illinois on July 9 and in
central Illinois July 14. This is nearly two weeks later
than normal. While the first brood worms were not so abun-
dant as usual, unsprayed orchards show an average infesta-
tion of from 15 to 20 per cent, and with favorable weather
it is possible that this infestation will reach close to
100 per cent before the end of the season. The last moths
from overwintering larvae emerged Juno 26 at Carbondale#
M. H, Swenk (June 15-July 15): The first brood of the
codling moth began its emergence at Lincoln on July 13,
about a week after the disappearance of the last moths
of the spring brood in our rearing cages,
Ea J, Newcomer (July 4): First-brood moths began appear-
ing at Yakima July 4. The first spray for the second brood
of v/orms should thus be completed by July 12. On account
dfthe protracted warm spell in May it was suggested in the
June Bulletin that a higher percentage of wormy apples
might result than usual; pretnt indications are that this
will not be the case, the warm weather having been followed
by a long period of abnormal cool, windy weather, which
apparently offset the effect of the warm weather,
FRUIT TRIZE LEAF 0lLU (ArchiD: aro-iroSciIa ",T7'lk.)
C. R* Crosby and ; assistants (July); This insect is
unuaally prevalent throughout the State, even doir.n
-xtensive datdge in well-spray-.d orchards. It is p:.:-ticu-
larly serious on pcars.(abstract J.A.j.)
CA3S. HKARERS (Coleophora spp.)
C. R, Crosby and assistants (July): Case bearers w7er
gcn-rally of little importance; except in orchards -where
arsenicals ,-re omitted from the first spray,. C.flrtchrclla
Fern, was more prLvnlent than C. malivorcl.a Rily.(abstract
AFPLZ A;D THOR2 3SKZL-T70CIZFR (Hc.Troohil:, rarian- Clerck)
C, R, Crosby and assistants (July): Th p.-ple and thorn
skelctonizcr is prc.-snt in normal nu-ib.rs in Waync, Onon-
dega, Dutchess and Crange Counties. In Ontario and Genesee
Counties they did considerable dams.-ce during the month.
EYYE-SPOTTED BUD '.'CTh (Soilonota oc.llan,, Schiff.)
C. Ro Crosby and assistants (July): The L'ye-Lp;ttLd
bud rmoth has bL-n decidedly more serious this y.-ar thn
in many y-arL, repor-ts having bcn reccivd from practi-
cally all the centr:-. and wust-rn counties of serious
damage, in some cases even where oo.,_ vcpr'ry practices have
ben follo7.-,d. (abstract JAi.)
EA3:iI "? T -::T CATJ,-J-ILL;-r (,::.- Co "-x :.- riIa nT..* FO.)
C. R, Crosby and assistants (July): Tht cast.rn tI.-;t
catLrpillar was vWr' abundant in practically all u,-^i.r' d
orchards ir, the western cirt of thi State. II fir-t IIIs
of the Sccond Pu',.ration "r ob...rv. 1 in Dutchc ous Cou:-ty
o0 July 12. (ibostrict J.A.H.)
E* 7;. Mund~nhall (July 21): Tunt caterpillar,- arc quit
nurnLrous on ap1l :-'.] other tr.-, in soUt'. 4e t-rn :'.io,
FALL ';:-I''l (i;.T nt ri- '. Di-ury)
E. E, Fran.. (July 16): F 11 u or :nr re e- n in t 7o
orchL rdc in i.,y:i. County.
C. K, Bullock (July 2): Fall w o-.rLs .r. ha' : ...
and rl mi nig t:. ir -b-.b in Ont..;-io Couw.ty,
STATE PLANT BOARD
APPiEi MAGGOT (Rhaeoletis .pomonella ;4alsh)
C. Rv Crosby and assistants (July): Adults of the
apple maggot began om'rgence in the southeastern part
of the State 'during the last Teek in June and the fitst
week in July. Emergence apparently reached its peak in
this part. of the State by the middle of the month, though
it was generally heavy throughout the third week of
July. (abstract J.A.H,)
BUFFALO TREEHOPPER (Ceresa bubalus Fab,)
W. E. Field (July 18): Trees injured in two uncultivated
orchards in Onondaga County.
A. B. Burrell (July 23): Adults of the Buffalo treehopper
were first observed July 20 in Clinton County. This insect
does economic injury in this territory to young apple trees
in sod, and especially to those in alfalfa sod. Attempts
made two years ago to prevent otiposition of this pest by
painting the trunk and branches of young trees were n tcct
APPLE FLEA WEEVIL (Orchestes pallicornis Say)
T* H. Parks (July 23): For the first time the apple
flea weevil has damaged foliage on trees in many commer-
cial orchards in southern Ohio. The apple orchards at
Chillicothe have a heavy infestation with severe damage.
Previous damage in-Ohio had been confined to Delaware
County where the insect has beai present for a number of
years. Presence of the insect in the hill orchards of
the county prevents cultivation, which is the only con-
trol method known,
CAIBLPJ:Y ROOT WORM (Rhabdopterus picipes Oliv.)
E# E, Franc (July,10): Slight injury in several apple
orchards but much less than a few years ago in Wayne
County. (July 16): The cranberry root worm beetle caused
less damage on apples than usual this year in Wayne County.
It- work was found on the foliage of several weeds, as
well as apple and cherry foliage. Only a few apples were
found which had been attacked.
ROUND-HEADED APPLE TREE BORER (Snp~rda candida Fab.)
Wo E. Field (July 18): bt causing much trouble in Onon-
E, W. Mcndenhall (July 18): The round-headed apple tree
borer is quite bad in some of the commercial orchards in
Montgo.e ry County.
APPLE RLDBUG (LGidera mncndax Reut.)
E. E. Franc (July 10): Abmndant in the southern r-rt of
7ayne County in so.f- orchards, and present in a few or-
chards in the northern half of the county.
W. E. Field (July 16): S,-vere injury from rcdbur was
noted in one orchard in Cnondaga County where nicotine was
omitted from the calyx spray. (July 18): Gen rally abundant
in Onondaga County and serious in one orch.r3.
APPLE LEiZ. HDIFZ. (*_ooa sca ral i LecB.)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): Throuit ti Crater
part of the iJTe York fruit-growing section leafho_:-rs were
unusually abund-int, as high as 87 per cent of t'- leav--
showing injury luring the first week in the month end -',:rcr-
dations continuAd throughout the month. (abstract JA.H.)
GFiLz'1 APPLE IL.Ji-F:.. (?:, unicolor 7itch)
A. S..:ills (July 2): The green a.pIL luc.:c:. r T. ur.i ccr
has rcLchcd the 4th and 5th stagps and is abundant in a
few orch-.rds in Gr'.n County. (July 16): few adults of .
unicolor arc nor;: present in the orch.-rds. >. unicolor r-_
much less abur.d jnt than T >phlocv''ta r-r> this y-.:-r in
SCU L'Y SCALF. (Chio'.-':is furfura :'itch)
E. .* Franc (July 10): Prr.ent in t7o r.---ple ur1: .Is in
F. B. Morris (July 18): A few wc-L f u.i in so me: r
orch-.r s in *?_.;o County.
.;:i,' y i.t, (L -.vl_. ,r ,, F K-' ret.)
C. Rs Crosby andl :.- st.is (Jul-'): :.-rly i t' enth
Lf13,-layin,- was 7ell u:. r r ts havi' recivd
from U14', r and Cnt:-.rio Counties on July -'. turnn
part of thu St::te th insect >-: rnlly v- e
an.1 in ic:itirtv were t r:t ,.o furt r :- ;.in be
ncciC'-.*:-y for t iL ir'cct. In the u -t:. t c State
in Oranre ,r.d 2utcii-,Z Cou..tics ther... i r ,
bby the rmid ile of th, montl -::). thti i ct w t' *u-
dant during' t'.. third -ceik i July. (abstr.-.'t J.A'.)
PEAR LEAF BLISTER MITE (Eriophyes pyri Pgst.)
E,.E% Frane (July 10)t Abundant in some pear and apple
orchards in Wayne County.
C, K. Bullock (July 14):' Not so abundant as last year
in Ontario County.
F. B* Morris (July 18): Some present in all pear orchards
in Oswego County.
R# W. Harned (July 27): Apple leaves badly infested with
the pear leaf blister mite have been received during the
past week from Yazoo and Tate Counties.
PEAR MIDGE (Contarinia pyrivora Riley)
R. L, Payne (July 2): Pear growers in Genesee County
report an average crop, except in the eastern part of the
county where pear midge caused about a 50 per cent loss.
PEAR THRIPS (Taeniothrips inconsequens Uzel)
E, E# Frane (July 10): Not enough to do damage in TWayne
County. Parkerls record earlier in the season very doubt-
W, Eo Field (July 18): Present in some orchards in Onon-
daga County but not causing injury,
PEAR SLUG (Eriocampoides limacina Retz.)
C# R, Crosby and assistants (July): The pear slug, in
general, is doing but little damage, the only reports com-
ing from poorly cared-for and unsprayed orchards.(Abstract
E. H. Mendenhall (July Z): Pear and cherry trees aro
badly infested with pear slugs which are doing some damage
to orchards in the central and southwestern part of Ohio.
QUINCE CURCULIO (Conotrachelus crataegi Walsh)
Ray Bender (July 2): Quince curculio work is showing up
on quineaU in Dutclihcss County,
C., K. Bullock (July 14): Very little injury on pears in
Ontario County. Restricted to one or two orchards.
LZ3SSRR P.-ACH T7Cz -:2,R (Sesia Dictions G. & ?.)
E. E. Frane (July 10): Troublesome around brown rot can-
kers in old orchards in ;'aync Cou-.ty.
C. Z. Bullock (July 14): Frc-s-nt in some orchard's -here
there are brown rot cankers in Cntario County.
ORIZ0,AL Pr'CH :.:-: (LaspIr-ria molesta 3uzck)
E. J. Hambleton (July 2): Some tw7ig a'.i fr-st injury
by the oriLntal peach moth larvae has been noticeable for
some time in Ulster county One 2-ycar old orchard nort.
of Kingston contained several infested fruits.
D. !'. Daniel (July 16): The oriental p:ach moth infesta-
tions have been located as far -nst as Fr-.-or.ia. Several
orchards betw.n Fredor.ia arnd i7estfield sho: t'.i'; injury,
and larvae were collected. Farthe'- t point c;.,t l nt year
was *c.tfield. To State Line the infestation is nrral
Oliver I. Snapp (July 2Z): A definite record of the occurr-
ence of this insect in South Carolina was establi-i :
a result of the detcrmirnation o01 larviu in pach twigs
sent to Prof. Franklin Sh..'rrar. of Clcmson Coll,-e ly Mrs.
B. R. Furtick, of Laki City, S. C.
Oliver I. Snapp and H. S. S-in:lc (July LO): T' rirtl
p,-.aich moth inf't-tation in middle ,or.*La is not more than
ten per cent of K;it it 'as in 19-'7. It has s'fcrc- d a ;r -.t
set-b:i:ck this year. Some of the *r .p~rties ir.:czted l:t
year 5hoe no i'.fcstation this '.-:, while others show only
a li(it infestatior, "h.-rc it 'L hsavy a y.-ar .
Lee '.'orsham (July 7 '): The oriental p';.L'i moth has not
been pr.... -nt nea- ly .. i-uch in rio-th- rn ,'cor.-ia r last
,. !.!ecndcnhall (July: 7): I fiH: the orient, p. .c'.
moth infesting p.-'::ch --d plu: tr,-.s to oe extent in r i'-ir
County. The oriLntil p -ich. moth f... uuf:.d in Mont.-u. ry
County pcoch orcL'^rLs but l'n>z not .1,ji L.'r to be as c:: 1
last yk-ar. At Colu:-jbai this rmot' Iu:.- Lo'"- d *L.,. to -
Found in Mian-i Coui.ty to CO!LL L;':'.-I.t. It Z.c-- up a little
later this y"ar, Th. d!o:L: *oc not s-.I to ve. cextn-
J. J# Davis (July 27): The oriental peach worm occurs
in considerable abundance at New Albany. The writer visited
four peach orchards in the vicinity of New Albany July
18 and found the insect present in all of the orchards.In
two of these orchards the infestation is heavy and we
estimate 90 to 100 per cent of the fruit will be infested
GREEN PEACH APHID (M.yzus persicae Sulz.)
E. E. Frane (July 10): None observed in Wayne County.
COTTONY PEACH SCALE (Pulvinaria amygdali Ckll.)
EB E, Frane (July 2): In Wayne County many of the ovi-
sacks of the cottony scale are full of eggs on peach while
others are just beginning to show a fringe of cotton. (July
10): Abundant in a fev.' orchards but now under control in
A LACE WING (Corythuca sp,).
E. E. Frane (July 2): Large numbers of hatched and un-
hatched lace wing eggs were seen in a peach orchard near
the Lake in Wayne County.
SAN JOSE SCALE (Aspidiotus perniciosus Comst.)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): This insect is gener-
ally scarce throughout the State. (abstract J.A.H.)
Oliver I. Snapp (July 20): Some scale spots have been
observed on some of the fruit at Fort Valley. One com-
plaint of a heavy infestation damaging trees has recently
cone to the laboratory,
CHERRY FRUIT FLY (Rhasolctis pinqulata Loew.)
C. R, Crosby and assistants (July): Emergence of the
cherry maggot was practically completed by July 2 in the
rearing cages in Wayne County, The flies in general were
quite prevalent throughout the State but well controlled
in all commercial orchards, ( Abstract J.AH)
DAIK CtfTRRY i'RUIT FLY (Rhaaoletis fausta O.S.)
E# J. Hambleton (July 2): In Ulster County, in one trap
which yicldcd R. fausta the cingulata species began to
emirgc on the 15th, 10 days later than records of other
traps, and have not reached a peak to date.
PEA.R SLUG- (.riocamDoides liracina Retz.)
J, J. Davis (July 27):. The cherry slug was a.;ur::-..t
on cherry at Lafayette June 27 and at Finona L--'-: July
C .FRY APHID (.'yzus c,_rasi Fab.)
C. 2. Croshy an! assistants (July): The cherry aphid
is decidedly blowv nor-..a! throughout the State, (abstract
J. A. HO),
PEACH B 2RK BEE-TLE (Pht:-.oro Dhoeus liminaris .-.rr.)
,Al F. Curvcll (July 2): Several trees in s7et cherry
orchard aying apparently from attach: of this insect
in Erie County,
ShCT-HOLE -O:-=R (Scolytus rugulocul ?.t.)
E* E. Fraic (July 10): On,-- :,'oun- cherry orc>urd inju -:cd
in Wayne County near lar-.- "7ood pile from which the beetls
PLUM CjC PLIO (Co:.ot:Lu ic l r Iot)
PLCL:r C~R U IO C o:o) u. :.O,-o:- r "o t )
C. R. Cror.by and assistants (July): The 1um curculio
was about normally abundar:tconzidc-irallc i:'.jjry bcin re-
ported from poorly sprayed orchards <',. u<-'out the State.
Oliver I. Snapp (July C0): This insect cused considerable
damapc in SorrL. orc. res durinrig recent w.'-:s at Fort Vtdl*.;
arid some couipl:Ai,.t0 of wor:my fruit h've r;.c'.'-, ti. labora-
tory. SoLi'- rain has been rcord,'-j on ono-L-;if of the d .ys
since Junu 1, and th.it h.-,s raterally i. rfr,:d -ith the
effectiveness of the insecticide us',_ for the cujr.-.lio,
It 1-has a so f.icilitat d the dve loV,'- L !'t of first-':. :. ton
adults. TL cu Ladults have bccn ':.ri,.; from the soil in
numb-rs for .-.:v ral r Icks, but to d.t thrc have bcrn
no indications of a s' co.d r.li. i ;.',ti-:.ly all of the
"..'ornis" in p. -hLs r ici-:itly hL v *e n l..rt- u:., i. Indi-
cating that th:-y ir the i-o', r.y .- over ij rd f.r..lc,
Thi- curculio pOLu lU.tijn in -,.or'ia .. C1 O ,' ds aftcr
the p Ich SL-.::,n will Cvil Atly IL lar,_'cr ..i it :.: boen for
Eo Lee Worsham (J4ly 23): Damage to peaches in northern
Georgia by the plum curculio is very light compared with
damage done in 1926;and 1927.
S, C. Chandler (July 21): Curculio infestation has been
heavier than usual in parts of southern Illinois. Many
growers have applied as many as seven dust applications
with arsenate of lead. More curculios have been jarred
at Carbondale from unsprayed trees than any previous
season. The first curculios emerged in cages from drop
peaches were seen at Carbondale on July 10.
RUSTY PLUM APHID (Hysteroneura setariae Thos,)
-. George F. Knowlton (July.10): Aphids have been doing
serious damage to plum trees this spring at HydU. Park,
and northern Logan. Most of the leaves have become severely
curled in many cases.
EUROPEAN FRUIT LECAJIUI (Lecanium corni Bouche)
E. E* Frane (July 10): Not causing much trouble in
C* Ko Bullbok (July 14): Abundant in a few plu orchards
in Ontario County,
W, Er Field (July 18): Some present in plums in Onondaga
RASPBERRY FRUIT '..ORM (Byturus unicolor Say)
E, L. Chambers (July 25): The raspberry fruit worm
caused serious losses in several large raspberry plantations
in the southern part of the State this summer, and specimens
received last week indicate that it completely destroyed
the fruit in one small planting.
OBLIQUE BAITED LEAF ROLLER (Archips rosaceana Harr.)
E, L. Chambers (July 25): The oblique banded leaf roller
has been reported being more plentiful than usual on rasp-
borry plantings in the southern part of the State, The
nursery inspectors have sent in several lots of specimens
RASPBRFRY SAWFLY (Monophadnoides rubi Harr.)
G. H* Salisbury (July 2): Sawflies are working on
berries quite extensively in Chautauqua County.
F& B, Morris (July 18): Did considerable da-.-o in several
plantings in Oswego County,
s. W& '.Enienhall (July 11): The raspberry :a--7ly is very
bad on raspberry leaves in plantations at Brar-dt,.i---i
County, The leaves are riddled and no doubt the d '--_
is concid.rable to the nc7w gro.vth for tips,
G. Ho Chambcrlin (July 2): Raspberry sawfly injury
can be notcd in raspberry plantations in Ontario County.
RASPBERRY CALT ECRS (Oberea bizaculata Oliv.)
C. R, Crosby and assistants (July): Damage by t?.iz in-
sect, though not extremely serious, was rcqort i from
Chautauqua, OsTlcgo, and Oncr.daga Counties. abstractt J.A.:'.)
RD SIDR (Ttr- vchus tclrius L.).Y
RZD SPID2.R (Tit.rgnvchus tcla-rius I)
R, Ho Pettit (July 12): Barrien County is at present
suffering from attacks of mites "-orking on th- foliag- of
raspberries. Th. reports would irnicate that th: at'ac.
is a very serious one and cones at the ti:e of picking the
fruit. It is now being investigated,
A TREE C"ICKIT (Occar.thus Lpo,)
T E#, Field (July 18): Th. insect is c'uzing crix-s
injury in some Columbia plantings in Onor.hdaj Cou:nty,
BLACKBZRRY tL.L l'.I:-l ('.tal-ui :p.)
G. Ho Salisbury (July 2.3): The bl.ckberry l..if L-.inr
is gen rally distributed and is causing a few :rc wrs
concern in Chautauqua County.
CQ.,'PEA CIRCULICI (6ialcod.rT.us afcn.us Boh.)
17. A* Thomas (July 3): hu;,ircdz of '.ciiccz.s o:' this
insect have bccrn obscrv-d ,:n th. t:ni.r zhoots of bl.ccborry
during th, pact f,:. days at Chadbc.rn, but th-r. ""nB r.o
evidunc. of fe.-dine. They have bcLLn found only in pl nts
adjacent to cultivat-.d fields.
BLCUC GRAPE APHID (Macrosinhum illinoisensis Shimcr)
Sidney Jones (July 9): The black grape aphid was found on
grapes near Nawburg, Orange County, on July 2.
GR-.PE BERRY ;'OTH (Polychrosis viteana Clem.)
:T :-':.' York
D, M. Daniel (July 16): The grape berry moth in Chautauqua
County seems to be confined mostly to the first few rods ad-
jacent to the underbrush along Lake Erie, and along fence
rows and woodlots,
R, Wo Harned (July 27): Grapes seriously injured by the grape
berry moth have been received from Derma, Big Creek, Durant,
EIGHT-SPOTTED FORESTER (Alypia octomaculata"& Fab.)
Dt M, Daniel (July 16): Feeding of the eight-spotted forester
moth has been noted in a few vineyards in Fredonia County,
G* H.-'SaliBbwry (JO4y 23): In Chautauqua County the eight-
spotted forester larvae can be found at work; although dis-
covered here and there these pests seem to be found mostly along
the western half of the shore line. Their numbers are not alarm-
Jo We McColloch (July 5)- Larvae of this species are re-
ported defoliating grapevines at Palco.
GRAPE LEAF SKELLTONIZEE (Harrisina americana Guer.)
Co H. Brannon (July 20): This insect is causing considerable
damage to grape leaves in unsprayed vineyards over the State.
GRAPZ ROOT OlM (Fidia viticida Walsh)
R, H. Pottit (July 26): This insect for the first tirme is
doing serious injury in Berrien County. In past years we have
occasionally found scattered specimens, but only on taro
occasions. This year the beetle is pretty well scattered over
Berrion County and is reported by county agent Lurkins as well
established and doing quite a little, injury.
C. Re Crosby and assistants (July); During the first week
of the month these beetles were observed, and by the l1th in-
dications of a rather serious outbr<-z' led the growers to spray.
Unsprayed vineyards w~rc seriously damaged by beetle-feeding.
It was still evident at the end of the month, (abstract J.A.H,)
, J. York
GRAPE LZAFHOPFL (Ervthron.-:ra '-crmcs Say)
C. R, Crosby and assistants (July): Throughout the lca-.-
grape-growing section the grap,: leafhopp-r is very much less
prevalent than usual .r.d this year is attracting little atten-
tion of the gro'.'rs. (Abstract J.A.n.)
T. H. Pafrks (June 20): These rr.pc, leafropp-rs, E...trc -.,
comes and E. tricincta Fitch,arc more abu:-dant in ooc-ercia
grape-growirg counties alo:.-7 the la:e shore t'-.a-. last y-ar, A
majority of the vineyards appear to be s-,riculy infested east
of Cleveland. More abund:.,.t compared with an av-rage y-ar.
M. H. Swecnk (June 15-July 15): Complaints of injury to ...ca-
bine and grapevines by thb ^r ce icfhoppur continued to -
rc-.-ived during the period covc'rrd by this report.
GRJ.P2E FLEA BEETU (Haltica 11halvbea Ill.)
E. 2. Franc (July 10): Caust-d slight injury to buds; cce
larvae have been found in 17-y:.c County.
D MI. Daniel (July 16): Several complaints of inj',ry by a
steely beetle attacking grape have bten received from r-zonia
EKED-KE..FJ ZL_ A :ZrTL(^vt_^a pallicornis Sc.liif.)
D. M. Daniel (July 16): Fjcding of the cight-zpctt'> forester
moth and of t.,. r,-"-hcad-d systena `cctlc has b .-n not-i in a
ft:- vineyards in Frcdonia County.
GRAPE PhYLLCXERA (Phvllvx::a vitifolia.. Fitbbh)
Sidney Jones (July 9): Th" Grape phylloxera 7-c four.d to
be doing injury to a vineyard in ti.. N,'.'T.burC sEcti3n of Orange
County July 6.
J, J. Davis (July 27): The j14f -a11 form of the gr:ra-
phylloxcra .:as r-portLd from L-.l1 Jurn 28 and from PCru July
21. This, leaf gall form is r-cortAd cvLry y_-r, but apjcrcntly
occurs only on wild varieties a.il is ncv.r s-ri.:u-.
EUF.OPL:AN FhIrI LE;AJIIy. ( -L >.n 0or!iA BouchL )
C, R. Crosby (June 18): SpIci.-..n. r.1ciVLi from AlL-.-:any
County, also infestLd vine rcc-iv, d from BTl-ont, D.tcrim-.ticn
Tmadce by Dr. Morricon.
CUR'iJ .' i c -D LC. -.F1.',
CURPuANT AFHID I(v'ui ribis L.)
CURpPJCT AID GOOSE-ERRY
SCURRA11T APHID (I'Vzus ribis L.)
C, R. Crosby and assistants (July): The currant aphid
is normally abundant in the west-central counties. (abstract
HOUGHTONtS GOOSEBERRY APHID (Aphis houghtonensis Troop.)
J0 J. Davis (July 27): The gooseberry gall aphid,Aphis
houghtonensis, damaged gooseberry at Greensburg, July 7.
GOOSEBERRY FRUIT WORM (Zophodia grossulariae Riley)
-R* W-. Harned (July 27): During the latter part of June
a correspondent at Corinth in Alcorn County reported that
b-lueberries were being seriously injured by larvae that have
been tentatively identified as the gooseberry fruitworm,
PECAN LEAF CASE BEARER (Acrobasis nebulella Riley)
C. H, Brannon (June 20): This insect is causing severe
damage to pecans in the eastern part of the State.
BED SPIDER (Tetranychus telarius L.)
R, W. Harned (July 27): Injury to pocan trees by these
mites was reported from Loflore and Noxubee Counties re-
cently. Many complaints in regard to red spider on ornamental
plants have also been received.
WALNUT C.TERPILLAR (tlnt intl-rcrrimna _G & R,)
Re W, Fa-ncd (July 27); The walnut caterpillar seems
to be p ei rt on pc-can trees in al! parts of the State,
R W.i Hornc.l (July 2?): V'-D cotit.. ;-. -to receive many com-
plaints in rc*-z rc) io 1u.": o p1. -* trc by the pecan
budmoth. Durii- Jduly sp c. .-' b.',) rc'..;vcd from
Humphrpys, Sunflower, Leflore, Harrison, and Lee Counties,
P _'LFL.'10TLH 0rot(10-p
W'T MUT '
,LUIT HUSK GGOT (':- .tis jli rcz.
7-'ALINJT HUSK MAGGOT ut: I --"1-is U--n r d i G fcs .
Monthly News Letter Los An;.*ls County iort. C..-. Vo1.
10$, Jo. 7, July 15: Durii- the, past t7o or f-, 7 onr
English walnuts from orchards near "-. irio on the Los
Anr.:.-les -San BErnar:i.:-i Ccunty line have L'-n u.,dcr suspi-
cion of infestatio.n wit'-i h-c :t, a -cis of insect
belonging to the family of fruit -lis -.i not finitcly
kno-n to occur in the Statt. Until recently, ho;ver, only
adults of local scavcrn-,_.-r flies had bn r-ar-. froI repeat. c-
iy collcct'-d infost-.l material, recently _`_It C-p.ci r-S
of the ;1*. lnut hunt r,(\-,ot dcter-r.rd by r. J, .. Aldrich,
U, S, ILnational :uscuDm, v'."i,-,nto,, L,. C,, werc reared cy
Hi, ,.':. rr:.itago,TDputy Horticultural Cor-:.lionor, Los Is
from material collctcd in this c.--, 1ccality in October,
Monthly Noe.vs Letter Los ..'&lcs County hort. Cor-. Vol.
10, No. 7 ,July 15: A recent heavy infestation of r.lnut
aphid throughout the wal.nut ,i -tricts has r_- .tly c .-.uc.
considerable attention i. to the r-:.id bl"aLc*:c!1 of the
foliag.e frcm. the "sootyi..,oli" fungus -.ro.:iri in t'.- bo:.-v-
de7 copiously secrctcd by these inuccts. _. i:.fstation
has appar'-nitly passe@ its _a','. i, clu st rs of the :2fl.-
gray ladybird betle, a ::io.t effective :. .y of this pest,
Lire cver,- 'hro over foliLu-c and u. rk of i..t tr'c,
together with a few d;;,-c of hot .2th.-r br. bout
early effective control,
CTTIh0 HILU.;. : '. J,'_ C j -o:: ,' e r n)
.o!,thly c-.-s Letter LcT .:" 1 l-s Count.,- ',-r.. .- ol.
10 'To. 7, July 15: .cLcr.lrh, to the r.r,-.rt of ty
'.lrrticultj',',l C w.:. i- sion,.r, '* ,'ii *' in C-.. rL c of
Insect.iry iOp ratiri:, t..-.. u bcetlcr were distribut.. ov r
;a ;,ro:.:i-...'!tel, 8,0'-, ;,'r ,.... ,*;" citrl s t1hro. aut th3 >---'e:.y,
CLLi (Zzii. 1
M0'onthly NI," Let' LLos 1-.Irl1 C,. itr r'frt. C.::. Vol,
10, !Io, 7, July 15 Th h;,tcli of b.)*. c- l :ractCill
ccrnp!t A in all .i:-.tri ts .:.1 in t'.- co,L:--t ir .. thu *C..'n--
scilu u i:'c r..purt d as r :.c, i.; co.: : i.l.,"Llc sir .i .. t-.L
C.c;i>. alrc.-:dv mi rati: : b.!.J: to t- v OL
'ALNUT iPI ID (Chro r:,,-.- iu7li ,l -.:':ilt.)
CITJjS WHITEFLY (Dialeurodes citri Ashm.)
Monthly News Lettor Los Angeles County Hort. Comm.
Vol. 10, No. 7, July 15: All host plants of the citrus
whitefly in the Arcadia Nursery in which a recent in-
festation of this pest was recorded have been destroyed
CITRUS RUST MITE (EriophVes oleivorus Ashm.)
F. L. Thomas (June 25); S. W. Clark, entomologist of the
Lower Rio Grande Valley substation, reports that rust
mites are beoamtng quite abundant in the groves,
BLISTER E-7.?LS (:.:eloidae)
J. J. Davis (July 27): L.e striTe i blister beetle, -_ ,'__ "
vittati, dgm,,zcd dahlia flowers at Corn;crsville July 18.
R. W. Haerr.ed (,uly 27): -lister beetles identified as
'.'acrobasis unicolor were reported as c:using severe injury to
Irish potatoes at Zoon.villc July 5,
C/-3J:_011 5._-TLE (li"rus gib'csus DeG,)
J. ";. :,?Colloch (June '3): This s-, ics is seriously d.. -
ing, carrots, tomatoes, and parsnips at Polla.
". RN ~GA!I)L.:: FIA ET:L2 (.hvllotreta x -.' Horn)
I. H. S-.enk (June 15-July 15): The western -.-cc:' flea bee-
tle continued to be complained of bn C-.-ccn truck until toward
the end of June.
:ZELR CATr^^Z-LI.;: (7araestr:- icnta ct- rr.)
T. H. Parks (July 2'): T.c. zebra caterpillar has :-.n '-.-h
more atlund.nt than usual and has been att:.iin. onions -l
other rardocn v.('-etables in various parts of the State.
J. J. Davis (July 27): The zebr. cat.r,-illar was r rted
on onions at Judson Jun.- 27 -n-' on p-s, cabc-re, :_.: beets
at Thorntown July 2.
C. IR. Crosby rnd assistants (July): Strio'u in ury to b.--
and sweet corn b', this ii.^ct has ben rc.rted from 'n.
Onondpgi, nnd Ontario Zounties. (a'bstrract J.A.!.)
J. E. Dudley, Jr. (July 21): '-'n.u '.-*y z.vre infestation
*ty vwhat vm': believed to be th.- s,. -d corn :---.t was found in
rowvs of cull onions t]... midi-le of June in }- nosha --n.ty. -
infest-tion of -.nv -.xtent could b. found in 1. z- c.>ons.
This is th>. first ti.--.- in 5 ye-.:z that t. .s -:-_- is.s, if corr ct,
hnz b-en kn-j.n to att-.c onions to -.-j'.rt to -nv.hinr. r
were 7 inch-.s of r- In r.:-ort d d rir. ':. at ,in i s
from the laboratory. Ths except,: .1 rucor: for Jur. .
rainfall comrin- in eT.,ci..lly 1. rd d. -. d.. *'tr'.. d fro
75 to 90 pur cent of eitTcr ,--, or yun.- I rv., or bothef
the onion t-rpot. T z.-: water con.'itiori, -..zo :-.sutd in
an unLvL:n and int-tL eT-Lrrtnce of adults Lil : -.3 lid to
cull row.-.s July 19, about a northh later th.-: n -jl. ... rly
heavy inftstatlon of .-.a r-ots r..-: found uoor .x... "ti:r, to con-
SEED CO.?'* i,.',,C -1? (b"/ c': r cilic-ur-,. :-:rd. )
sist of about 80 per cent of what appears to be Hylemynvia
fuscicens and 20 per cent Hylemyia antiqua.
GARDEi: SLUG (Agriolimex agrestis L.)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): DaTrage by slugs to pota-
toes, tomatoes, and beans has been reported from Chautauqua
and Ontario Counties. (abstract J.A.H.)
SPITTLE IITSZECTS (Cercopidae)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): Adults of spittle in-
sects are reported from Wayne County and also reportedJ*rom
Oswego County attacking strawberry, (abstract J.A.H.)
POTATO AND TOMATO
COLORADO POTATO BEETLE (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): The Colorado potato
beetle was first observed in July; reports from practically
all parts of the Stite indicate that this insect is as abund-
ant as usual or slightly more so.
H. C. Severin (July 12): The Colorado potato beetle appears
to be very severe all over the State.
POTATO FLEA BEETLE (Epitrix cucurreris Harr'.)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): The potato flea beetle
was considerably more serious than usual throughout the greater
part of the State during the first two weeks of July, and by
the third week it had practically disappeared, and but little
damage was reported later in the month. (abstract .T.A.H.)
J. J. Dawis (July 27): The black/flea beetle was reported
as damaging potatoes at Ambia July 6.
THREE-LIINED POTATO BLLTLE (L:rra trilineata Oliv.)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): Specimens of this in-
sect were received from 'estfield, where they were attacking
POTATO LEAFHOPPER (Empoaczca fabae Harr.)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): Throughout the early
part of the month but few leafhoppers were observed throughout
the potato-growing sections; by the middle of the month they
were still scarce but were beginning to appear and were be-
coming numerous toward the end of the month. The only excep-
Iv! j s ~ i s z i1 -~ i
tion to this was Cnon',3;a County, *.r..re '.r-p:.,rburn was ar:n-.r-
ing during the second week in July. (abstract J.A.H.)
J. J. Davis (July 27): Tre potato !lfhoT_ r was reported
dr.magnin;; potatoes at iaterloo July 21 and at r-...-r:t July
7.'. P. Flint (July 21): Th,. aople lcaf-.:pper is ext:.-ly
abundant this yd-,r and is causing severe injury to potatoes.
E. L. Chambers (July 25): Early potatoes and dhli. are
becinnin2 to show in.i ury from leafh'r-pErs '.,hic!. seer to be
m"r- prevalent this surrer th:-n last in souhe.r- countis.
"..ny -,it..iis are already showing hcr.r'rburn accorii.-7 to the
nurzc ry Lirt-ction. reports.
C. N. Ainslie (July ): -_nis jassid c-.-.pr3 to h.ve done
much harm to potato fields in the vicinity :.f io Cty, ro-
duuc inf premature rirnrn.p.- c:nu de,-th of th- iev s. "--t
fields ar- comp-rativ3ly free from the-: pests, hile ner-by
fields suffer. The potato acrcar;, I}re is 2.r- this s.zn.
_,.I. S EDUG (""" r. t,-- ; L.)
C. R. Crosb,, and assit:.-nts (July): T. tarnis. T- rlant
'bug ',va r:rort,.d a: doinf an unusual r. :r.t of '-.- -e to po-
tat;.s in the west-central p?.rt of t"-.. -tate, t-. -:.* be-
irn prinr.cipally to the ti-s of the vines, abstractt J.A.H.)
C. R. Crosby and asziStants (July): A few potato aphids
were Feen in 3Suffolk County the first oY" the month, :.n_ th-y
,ere becom.inp ab'naiant by th,. midilL of the month.
K. L. Cockt: r..-: (June 15)I: h'Te r-ttch of toxtocz at Eii.-
."az found to be severely d,.foliatcd b: th, tomato horn .or-.
the dLr-zqe '.'ir. bL< n done d'-irin-. tht nr-c, ir.cn- ee.
Offic'r'.l ,e':,rd Vol.7, -', ..ul y 11: .'. new disea sc re-
portc:J last '., .r from t:.- for th'- fir- t ti.c is now :. ly
distributed in r:,r7,,, potato zecti'r., of t,. Afi.'. d 'lnts
vary fro'-, 2 to J -cr '. t, :or.:drr.'ble .,-. to c.-: ex-
pectd. (r .L.-"' chard1, '.0'i ; j .r. V -: : 3 ., 7.,.. *' )
',J. E. Cr':f ,Juiy )..)' i,;.c "r ','*I. l.. "-**ri h ir r. : ,r'. to c
the pecuiL.:r *iease of -:,tatoes i., ;ome ti:-.s of th- vust
i s F.nrn-tri o-! c coc', r.'-,l,
POTATO APHTP, (illinoia fcolanifolii A ..I.)
T A 0 ".*: (Froto .-rc. ne..ta Coha .)
rCT:,AT. 7. .. ., 7:=ratrio :' cockerclli :..Tl .)
IPOTD CABBABE O. (Pieris rapae L.)
I Mrr"PORED ,'ABB,*E ?IOBI (Pieris ra-pae L.)
C. K. Bullock (July 16): Butterflies of the imported cab-
bage worm are laying eggs in large numbers in Ontario County.
Some have hatched and are doing damage.
W. A. Thomas (July 16): Within the past few days this in-
sect has been observed defoliating collards in many home gar-
dens in this section (Chadbourn). T,.o weeks ago few specimens
could be found on this plant, but heavy rains have followed
and now many plants are seen completely destroyed.
J. J. Davis (July 27): The cabbage worm was destructive to
cabbage at *Jarsaw and Marion July 23 and 24, respectively.
E. L. Chambers (July 25): Early cabbage is being hard hit
by the cabbage worm and indications received from our pest
reporters show that considerable loss will result generally
over the State this summer.
H. C. Severin (July 12): The imported cabbage worm appears
to be very severe all over the State.
CABBAGE MAGGOT (Hylemyia brassicae Bouche)
J. H. Hi.:ins (July 13): The cabbage maggot was abundant at
Newport June 26, cabbage, radishes, and turnips being attacked.
The cabbage maggot was found to affect from 11 to 17 per cent
of the crop at Cape Elizabeth July 6.
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): The cabbage maggot was
very serious the first half of the month in seed-beds, reports
of heavy losses having been received from Wayne, Ontario, Onon-
daga, and Genesees; Counties. (abstract J. A. H.)
DIAMOND-BACK "OTH (Plutella maculipennis Curtis)
W. A. Thomas (July 2): A rather heavy infestation of this
insect was observed on collards growing in a home garden at
Chadbourn. The injured areas were very noticeable from a con-
siderable distance. Parasitism seems to be very light in
this area this season.
HARLEQUIN BUG (Murgantia histrionica Hahn)
W. A. Thomas (July 17): The harlequin bug was doing serious
damage to collards in the vicinity of Chadbourn about two
weeks ago, but the recent heavy rains seem to have checked
their work somewhat and the injuny is not so apparent at this
L. W. Brannon (July 13): T: harleouin bu7 is more a'J-.c-
ant than it was a. month c-o on c t Birnin' --, 'but it
is less ab:&nd..nt than norv-.l. The fir,-t generation start-I
emerging in the inscctary on June 18, and was :.=-n in the
field at abou-t that tire. It can be fo :d in cab'---- fields;
in this district, but is not c.-using SE'-ius d-.&-ce.
GAP.: F A .D (H j'. u s r r -. i c" .c Sul z.)
'. Been (July 16): 7r_ spinach ar.h-d is .ir-..ti-.r to
cauliflower quite r2a.idly in Suffoll: Coc-nty.
W. E. Field (July 18): These flea beetles are cauli-.. -reat
da,-.e on B.-isselssprouts an": in late cab:'c.r-e seed-L-ds in
ST-.,K'.T R:Y R-,CT k- ;-ID (ApLis fo :-b:si 7e: "
.. A. Thomas (July 17): he st:;..bt-rry root louse i..:esta
tion seems, to b..- incrasi. r'.:idly in the stra r.- ':.i
areas of uJ:rth .' r A!in,. 7r.. infe-- ttii at C' ...-:>wn is ex-
tremely heavy at th:s t1 In c-any. fields it is I-.t i1-
.ossible to find a pl-rit that dues no c.rry a frrly hvy
inf` station. 2h ,-'rr.v -r rs :z .. very '...h isc:.r' -ed o' -
r..; to the heavy loss sut-intd in plants here the
r">!hi-s are ri-es,.r.t in ) ',-. un.:b. r.. r i ls plant d in early
sprirg already show a loss in plr '.t of from -- to f? -.r ccnt
unr-r wet x rather ccr.,ities. '.-.,-: '- wiath r sets in tr.
d.--,:-- .e ,.ill incr: .s,- -u:'-. : r; rapidly, '- : fro st
"n. }irn,'.d (July 2":') Serious in '.jury to st.. -rc'ies .
th- stra:.hc rry c own bore r:- r', -rt .d r c ntly f-y- Mcri ...
.... ..... I-.. ? *"L .l-v .(.ncv i co-.-" t? ", r'r ;': .)
S ; :.'L-nr.dcnh:.il ( .0y .'): I find th. leaf roll r. te
i:., in so-n.. loctliti.s in .'.ri o. ty, o'i. v .
oc i' rru d.
R. L. ".cbst r (July 7):Lf.,: b..etlL '.* ..* .,
Sunnyslde a' Lntt-rin." .:1:^ :.nd ..c'." ..," a m:l :.:;:C.
_.L.IF. D FLE:A FEETLE (h, '.- tret- vittata -^.)
1 7A-7 J-'Y C'": 1* 4"-" rl d -
.TRA,.;:?:-Y :,,r -.,IL (.71ch"'h^ -o rtu- L.)
ASPACAGUS BEETLE (Crioceris asparagi L.)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): The asparagus beetle is
abundant and causing much trouble in Or.nndaga and Chautauqua
Counties. (abstract J.A.H.)
SPOTTED ASPARAGUS BEETLE (Crioceris duodecimpunctata L.)
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): This insect was reported
from Onondaga and Clhautuqua Counties during the first half of
the month. (abstract J:A.H.)
MEXICAN BEAN BT3EETLE (Epilachna corrupt Muls.)
J. N. Knull (July 25): Larvae and pupae of the Mexican bean
beetle were found on bush beans at Espy, Columbia County.
W. E. :,c:Fth (July 9): The Mexican bean beetle has made its
appearance near Glen Echo just across the District line along
E. Hall (July 17): This insect appeared last year in small
numbers at Glendale and has made its Lappearance in enormous
numbers this year. The plants in the sun are badly injured
while those in the shade are not so badly injured.
J. A. Hyslop (July 18): The .!e-Jican bean beetle bppIaWp
in destructive numbers, completely defoliating garden beans
in southeastern Montgor.:cry County the s-cond week in July.
Adult beetles were appearing in large nitmbers July 25.
J. E. Graf (July 30): As far as our reports through corres-
pondence and other sources are concerned in regard to the
1iexic.-n bean beetle, this pest now infests all of the State
of Maryland, making its/!Lpparance on the Eastern Shore and
southern Ma.ryland this season. It has been reported that it
was particularly destructive in some sections of southern
Maryland and in the vicinity of Annapolis.
Miss Van Horn (July 15): L.ast year the Mexican bean beetle
made its a-re7arance in very few nur-ibers at Barcroft and this
year it has appeared in enormous numbers and has defoliated
beans in m-vny places. This is the second generation.
'. S. Abbott(July 9): This insect is present in large num-'
bers at Vienna ?-.nd has destroyed' many early plantings of snap
beans, and is now going to the limr:, beans.
North Crrolina C. H. Br'.nnon (July.20): IT.s insc-ct is ctusinr trr-.-nd-.:._s
darnaae to bc-.ns all over the State. r-..-.:e started lte ow-
ing to the dcl.yed season.
Georgia L. .'orshamn (Jly c): :hc -e;:^ic.-n bean.beetle is doing
serious d-...'e throu:hct the middlet r.nd northern pe-rt of
Georgia. Tnis pest seermc not to be present in th' south-,r:n
half of t:.e 7t-te. "Ter. it is present it is doinj the -.
amount of d.ge as last ye ir.
Ohio E. L'. ;.end-rnh-l (July 2)): ThIE insect is quite b'd in
places in Montgor:Ery Ccunty, -nd was fc und as fr north -.s
Miami County July 13.
Indian- .J. J. Davis (July 27): Th. Mxic-.n bean beetle %'.- re-orted
as far north as ?o-oc-no nnd ;-.nderson J'uly 21 and Ps far wV.-;t rE
Birds3ye July 6.
Alabama L. W. Brr.-nnon (July 13): The-. first --neration of M.exican
bean beetles beg'-n -,r c-rin' in the fields 'u-n- 11 .-nz? I,
now present in the fields in large : numb--rs. The first cron
of bunch be'.ns ezc'ircd serious inj' ry but the second: cr7":
will be severely injured i:nless contr-'l '-e -ures ,re 'd.
Adults :mnd larvae were found fe.-dii;r on coweaz n- r a field
of de-troyed benrns and adults and -": were found on soy c.*r.s
at the sa-rL place, Fole '--nns are be-r., t-vv-,. Jly i, juruc in
the vicintiy of Birmin-h-,m. Cnly 4.1 r,: cent c: the beetles
crmerged in the hibern:-tion rr.. field infest:ti.n isn
worse than tiis Cur.vivPl v'ould indic.te.
GA/r^.; F_-- !'_:j'.; (:.-iticus citri '.sh-.)
Ma.ryland J. A. E"-.iop (July 10): -,is i"s< t'.- ob.:-r-:td Jul.r 10
in rre-.ter nuimb,.rs on ctrin.- b.-.- tli-rn it h l..en ir. t
Pr.st 10 yenrs on my f rm n -.r Silvr v ri:.r-.
-'A .'i:- .'! (A ]^h~ic r ujaicj s L .)
Ohio E 7 n.'nh:.ll (July 17): i- re is -. outbreak of' the bean
"phid on f- rrzeri be'.nz at 3r-.t;dt, '. -" .'.i c'_nt.,, ".re consi ,r-
Cale d m-.,e is b> in.-' done.
1 74 A :I7 (-. uica r:.Licol .-,- :-
Indiana J. J. D-,i, (July ;'*): r- e r.t .r-ids were rortr. -
str'ictive to e-rns at 1m ;un nn :_nnvilla '.y 2.
?"-\ AfrA (FlT In ia n -' i "'tt.)
C. ?.. Crosb.,, (July 14): This i..t.t is nrsent in few
fields in Yates and Ontario Counties, but it is causing no
E. L. Chmbcrs (July 25): "any complaints have been re-
ceived that sweet peas are being heavily att.ac'r-c-d by the pea
aphid, rhey seem to have suddenly appeared simultaneously
throughout the southern part of the State on or about the 15th
J. E. Dudley, Jr. (July 24): The abundance of this insect
on peas and alfalfa is fluctuating greatly but at this time
there seems to be less than one-fourth as many as last month,
being only half the number that occurred last year in Columbia
County. Coccinellids are numerous, but not so abundant as
usual; syrphids began to iocrease noticeably about July 1 and
at the present time are much more abundant than usual. Several
mornings they have Leen so thick on the ground that a continual
buzzing as of a hive of bees resulted. Adults have been col-
1ected by the hundreds with a hand net. I.abis ferus is more
abundant than usual. Parasites, chrysopids and fungus disease
are much less abundant than usual and have played little part
STRIPED CUCLUIFER EETLF (Diabrotica vittata Fab.)
J. H. Hawkins (July 13): The striped cucumber beetle was
attacking cucumber and squash plants at several places in the
State during the first week in July.
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): In general, this insect
seems to be normally abundant throughout the central and west-
ern part of the State and was reported as unusually abundant
from Monroe and Oswego Counties. (abstract J.A.F.)
C. C.Cor.pton (July 14): The striped cucumber beetle is much
less abundant than usual. It has not been necessary to use any
control me.R..ures in Cook County this season.
J. E. Dudley, Jr. (July 21): This insect was late appearing
and did little dlmr.Ze to seedling cucurbits wing to the frequent
rains occurring during the short period when cucurbits are most
susceptible to its attPck (Kcenosha County). (Juno 15-July 1):
On account of the heavy precipitation, it was impossible to
v:i.k in many fields for a week or ten days to treat the bee-
tles, and by the middle of July they were decidedly scarce in
H. C. Severin (July 12): The striped cucumber beetle ap-
pears to be very severe all over the State.
... H. Sv.enk (June 15-July 15): Comr.nints of i...r -- th
striped cuc'umber beetle continued to be received in nor-2.l
nurfbers during the entire -period covered by this recort.
SPCT 71 CTHIUT7:3 7_R :'.- 7- 7 (L'-brotica duo-,rqi- i .ctat 7- b.)
Sidney Jones (July 2)": i.ce 12-spotted cuc-.;L-bcr bet is
present on potatoes in Orpn County.
C. A'. Ernn:on (June 15): j-..',ts of this species are c-..i:.-
widese_. d,--mr:;e to let.ves of tob"co -.n cotton.
.C:_ A'TIP (AD hi PCg: .. li Glov.)
E. L ',7,rsL"r. (Jul-,, 23): Th- cotton -rii is unu:- 11,
a.bziinnt, presumably &-j: to the ver:,' vetse s. on.
H H. 5.'e.i- (June 1-July 15): Th. a: ,:cc of !hids re-
ferred to in my last report rec:>.d to rlout norsl .ers
toward the end of Junc, *xccpt in t-- c-.se of the melon --Iid,
v.hich contin-:d to be co -lind of about a's usuwl -,'rin-- t-
entirc period co\-'- L' by th-s r .-prt.
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C. "''.,":, .". n': a ssittan ts *-"y)'.: "'. fli';r )t( red in
"ret't U;,t-LrG in C "o -ount, r'n in 3ore t'. : nry -
L.'rs in --n. ':nty the iilc of thf oath.
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he .',ie" thin :-ur:: l for t. t" of t> :-.3
_1h. c,'?ap h .. .- ";ns first re-
J. J. Davis (July 27): The onion thrips were reported as
dma&ging onions at El.-ood July 174
C. C. Compton (July 14): The onion thrios is appearing in
much larger numbers thEn at any time in the past five years.
Under favorable weather conditions the next few weeks the dare-
age will be considerable.
ONION MAGGOT (Hylemyia antique Meig.p
J. H. H-kins (July 13): The onion maggot Was present at
Newport June 26 and doing considerable damage to seedbed
J. J. Davis (July 27): The onion mnagot was reported as
damaging onions at Bourbon June 26 and from C-lumet City July
C. R. Crosby and assistants (July): This insect is present
but less abundant than last year in Oswego and >7a.;ne Counties.
LESSER BULB FTLY (Eimerus strigatus Fall.)
E. McDaniel (July 19):. The first case of an actual attack
of the lesser bulb Hy/i Pnust occurred. Samples of onions
destroyed by this insect arrived today from Leslie.
BEET FL-EA BEETLE (Disonycha xanthomaliena Dalm.)
Nebra s ka
M. H. Swenk (June 15-July 15): Swiss chard was badly in-
jured by the spinach flea beetle during the early part of the
month at Lincoln.
SIX-SPOTTED LEFHOPIE2 (Cicadula sexnotata Fall.)
J. G. Gaines (July 19): There is a moderate infestation on
lettuce in c'yne County.
PEPPER WTEEVIL (Anthonomus eugenii Cano.)
Monthly Ievs Letter, Los Angeles County Hort. Comm. Vol. 10,
No. 7, July 15: Out of 800 acres of green peppers growing in
Los Angeles, 452 acres have been in.nected to d&te and fields
totaling 37i acres fo'.nd infested with the pepper weevil.
S. -EET-POTATO FLFA BZ::TL (Chaetocnema confinis Cr.)
M. H. Brunson (July 10): The sweet potato flea beetle -s
been d-mnaging sweet potatoes and corn quite e::tensively.
TORTOISE EETE S (Cassidirae)
R. W. Harned (July 27): Tortoise beetles sees to be r-thcr
abundant on sweet potato and mornir.7 glory vines in all -.rts
of the State. On July 11, Inm-ector W. L. :.r-.y of ":;tchez re-
ported that he had never before sc-crn them so abundant as they
are at the present time in his territory. They are to be
found in pr.ctic-.lly every sweet Dot-to field -.nd on Zrr.cti-
cally every morning glory vine examined. sr.cies that hr.ve
been received at this office are ChelyVmor,-,i cassi:-. :.U.,
Chirida guttr.ta Oliv., Metriona bicolor Fb., and M. bivitta 'ay.
PTOBACCO TI rn-JTSiniella fuc- in)
TOBACCO TFR:I?$ (-r'.r.k~iniella fu~ss' Fine:)
W. A. Tho-as (July 2): A small field of peanuts necr Ch'd-
bourn was observed in which practically every terminal bud
seemed to be dyirn:. On closer cxrmin-.tion it 'as found th t
theze2 buds were he-vily infested with ':r[, the i.nirv hav-
in. occurred just before the young leaves unfolded. After the
le',ves unfold;v the injur-d' areas t-.rn brown, wIhich .-.ves the
buds the rpiearance of dyinr. rv.try pl:nt in the field was
more or less injur( d.
FO R E S T AND S H,'- E T R I S C T S
PER[0ZICAL CIA:,;., ( "^iciria septt-nd cim L.)
.ec',.ly New.s Let'.er 11. Y. St. Coll. Ar. Jily ; :,-
County (Sidney, Jones): The ptriodicr,1 cic vs v .:ctie
this -,v >k. The cic-',z1, wcre ovipositinr in :. ,-r .rh-.rd -.nd
a viney :rd nc:ir ;r:'i.'cur', rid c u.,d conr.idera.ble i-'.i. -e on toth.
Young traces in infesti-d art 's -.:, b'ini: c.vr..v-.L with cheese
cloth. 'jtchec.s County (z.4y ,.rndt-r): ?t&i cii 2 niury is
starting to shuw up on trut.; th. .rC %. itl.i 'trirn- .nrd Jli.r.
back, prob-bly due to dryin,- out of the tissue. Cn, vi_.n.ird
is -h7oing a Iar ie amount of d,'.-:,Id -:rt :c due to locuit tir-in .
Ulcter County (E. J. H .;-:I leton): CLC.dI injury to ,r.pt ,-Id
-nple hns c.-:uzcd ornm',: eor" c.nt, Te v.''ocdl.Ind trc, s .-re lo-inr-
the tops of the smallest branches. The worst infestation seemed
to occur two miles north of New Paltz, one mile south of Marl-
boro, and in the vici-nity of Flatbush. Greene County
(A. S. Mills): Cicadas are not making so much noise as before.
They have injured many of the terminals in a few apple and
Weekly News Letter N..Y. St. Coll. Agr. July 9: Orange
County (Sidney Jones): The periodical cicadas are still sting-
ing orchards and vineyards. Many of the injured twigs .ere
broken off by the recent heavy winds. Dutchess County (Ray
Bender): The cicadas beginningning to disappear. Those that
are left are more active, .
Apparently the oviposition is practically at an end. Where they
have been present in numbers their work can be seen at a distance.
Weekly News Letter N. Y. St. Coll. Agr. July 16: Orange
County (Sidney Jones): A young orchard of apples which was not
covered with cheese cloth was severely damaged by periodical
-cicada. Some trees that were wrapped were injured. However,
the work of this insect now appears to be over. Very few can
be seen alive. Dutchess County (Ray Bender): One block of
about 2,000 young trees has been fairly well cleaned up by the
cicadas, while a block of 700 trees just across the hedgerow
which were covered show no injury.
GYPSY MOTE (Porthetria dispar L.)
Canada Official Record, Vol. 7, No. 28, July 11: Having determined,
as a result of the apparent eradication of the gypsy moth in
the Province of Quebec, Dominion of Canada, which has been con-
firmdd by field surveys made by the C,:nadi'n Department of
Agriculture, that the risk of intoducing this pest into the
United States is no longer involved in the importation of
Christmas trees and greens from that Province, Acting Secretary
Marvin, on June 27, under the authority conferred by the act
of Congress approved August 20, 1912 (37 U.S. Stats. 315), re-
voked Notice of Quarantine No. 57 (Foreign), which removed the
quarantine established thereby from the Province of Quebec.
The order of revocation took effect July 1.
BAC- CR.M (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis Haw.)
Ohio E*. W. Mendenhall (July 26): The b2gworm has made its prjear-
ance ngoin in Springfield (Clark County) on orborvitae and other
.vergreens, doin.- some damage.
Indiana J. J. Davis (July 27): Bagworms were reported during July
from Danville on maple and also reported from Aurora.
Mississippi R. W. Earned (July 27): During the first week in July cor-
respondents at Meridian and Canton reported rather serious in-
festations of ba-,yorm on arborvitae.
ITls-.?/---.3D TIJS3C ..C. ;::-i (H-.eroc rmoa leuco tima S.& A.)
E. E. Frane (July 10): Ther(. are few :pe-mens of this insect
present in 7ayne County.
J. J. Davis (July 27): The tussock moth was rEverted from
Frankli n July 9,.
E. L. CIL-mbers (July 25): l.!e white-marked tussock moth is
more abundant than usual this year ani seer'.s to be pretty well
established over the State. Tht larvae are fairl- well devel-
oped now and many have ,upated.
M. H. Swer-k, (June 15-July 15): Th, white-'-..r'-ke: tussock
moth v.as first reported doinr serious injury on elm trees in
Lincoln on June 29. Other rr.-:rts vzere subzequently receivt-d
from other localities during the period covered by this rr.ort.
CA:.F:E.',7Cg.: :S (Geometride)
G. H. Salisbury (July 2): C.n'-:er-,ornms are less active t`-n
formerly in CYut'mqu, County.
A. B. Chmpla.in through T. L. '3uyton (July 6): CnrL.er":rm
injury was very evident in nore" .eztern areas of Pennsylvania
visited on inszcction tri-- -. '-,2ne, -ro'n 7;.-rne to -,,:-
sutawney nir Belleville both o-c.rds :-nd forest trees s:-d
considerable bro-nin- and defoliation. A variety of -id,
trees were affected, includin- .pdle. On the d-!tes, June
to 23, the caterpillars were -ho-.:t fA l grown .r..i "nny were
desccridinrt to r-ur.-te. Th sc caterpillars coe f: om the trees
on threads of eillT., and it is ios-ible to 'wal.k: or drive under
the tre'z without being; cowv-rcd with them. t;c: n.. z-::r::ite
Trichocr:-.-:.', minutum ` ilc h-.. not, so far, been f'jand unler
T. L. C.I'yton (Jily U)A,);.. interest',-:Z ; obrerv: tlon in c nr.' c-
tion with the a'ove rc rworm i.-fest tion ',. the pre.-:.ce of
a pred& cio'-is .ro-ind beetle, -.1oZo- fKi-i ', t_ ,, 'iV is use-
fuil '.n-ct ''.s very t.lentiful in !ii loc lii here t}'- can-
kL r-''.rTZ wv:ere pr.-Cent. It is n3 doubt .. valu4rle as.-ct in re-
ciuci,.r thc c: n.,r rwvorm L..rdz .s.r.d c-).o lId be tirotcctrd. c'...ny of
these bectl. s v re refo..Lnd on thf trees -.iz foli ..'e I.n on tI.c
(roundfeedin,- on the c:,n2.'r". rm larvae. .....* writer t.-
served a c:-cles .cf C lo1.:: beetl': in r' ,:..t nu-e:. d rir-- a
c:inj:, rwor.m outore:.i-: on .'crab in Colo,'.% ; :.- in :'.:...t-
Icut. C. wi!Icop.i T.L'C :,nd C. C-idi ^ weri L nti f-1 d 1rir.-
cuerixrworm rav:'res in tV, t t-.te. In every cn these b..tles
cons,.aed -rtat numbers of .i corrs. It is 1.,so in'. rtst'.-
to rc':re-iber that '. lo;'., . .. o .L "r ::' f 'i
Europe to combat the -'.,v -ot, in .Tew Eln'ltrni.
;TATE PLANT BOARD
FALL WBWOPRM. (Hyphantria cunea Drury)
M. H. Swenk (June 15-July 15): The fall wetworm began to
appear on the trees in such numbers as to occasion complaints
during the last few days in June and the early part of July.
PACIFIC RED SPIDER (Tetranychus pacificus MeGregor)
E. A. McGregor (July 23): Probably the worst pest of shade
trees in the great SanJoaqdain Valley of California is the
Pacific red spider. There are:facts which indicate that the
sycamore tree, Platan-s racemosa,, may be the native host of
this mite. Very severe injury occurs every year to a certain
percentage of these trees, resulting at times in almost com-
plete defoliation. The Chinaberry or umbrella tree, is the
commonest ornamental tree in the cities and towns of central
California.. Frequently the streets are lined solidly with
these trees. Almost every summer the Pacific red spider be-
comes so abundant on the chinaberry trees as to cause very
heavy shedding of foliage, resulting commo-aly in the loss of
their shade value. '.CertanThiti6ao (LizdEsy for '6iapJ6
maintain a department of pest control for the almost exclusive
purpose of combating this pest. During the present season
every tree in town has been sprayed at least once, and many of
them twice. The present correspondent has for the past several
years conducted an incidental study of this pest and hopes to
publish on it eventually.
GALL MITES (Eriophyes spp.)
M. H. Swenk (June 15-July 15): Gall mites of various
species continued to be reported during the second half of June
and early July. These included not only the pouch galls on
wild plum and elm mentioned in my last report, but also during
the latter part of June the walnut velvety leaf stem gall,
Eriophyes sp., and the linden leaf g.ll, E. abnormis.
ASH TREE BORER (Podosesia fraxini Luger)
H. C. Severin (July 12): Shade trees and windbreaker are
badly injured in numerous sections of the St'-ite, This is the
most serious pest of a-sh.
ASH APHID (Pemphi:us fraxinifolii Thorn.)
WM. H. Swenk (June 15-July 15): The ash aphid was reported
injuring ash trees during the period covered by this report.
*XLLD .JG (L.Leptocoris' trivittatus Sny)
H. C. Severin (July 12): ^*ny houEekeepers 'r.--ve co-ipl-inEd
about boxelder bu-;- entering homes durin- June and e-rly, July.
BOXELER. AP'HID (Feri-hylluz ner-ndinis Thoa-.Z)
M. H. S'..enh: (June 15-July 15): An infestation of boxelder
trees with the boxelder :rhid i.peare. in several p-rts of
the Stpte during late June ,nd c'rly .'uly.
CATALPA TPHFIj (Ceratomia c.t-tn-.e E-oisd.)
B. '7. Mendenhsll (July 20): The c-talpn. sphinx is be~inni'in
to ho:. up again in nt.-o'r.cr Count, -.rre are a a-ood *r.y
catalna tree plont'-d in this county 8nd this pest is well
supplied vith food.
WOCL7_Y Lr .1' UHID (R.rio r ~rgric-r, L^. il'-,")
14. !.uwenk (June ib-Ju1y 15): h.-. wooll- eimr --r.id 's
fr( qu.jntly ;',"'orted injurin" elr.; t.'eec.
ELM S.'.;. (C r -d I q tricint.t. 01, iv.)
T. L Cinu,'2rs (July ".j): .vere l _-foot e1:t in ..r-: .J-
"er' 'x:-imd rc'ntl." ':on ,-i-,1'-lint of tie city forester
and fY.irJn orrctic.ll:,' e'd wit., a -.vre infest tion of this
borer. TI, b ~r: :. d lo', off in 1irr : ...}. ts. These
borers, however, are belir.v to be a y, .cindry ,ia stationo.
I,;.* LJ'A? PU.-';-7 (f^lerIIel.'^ I'^nliL'". l-, : --r ,.':)
. '. ;J.,,:nL : 7ll (r',y I:) : L of .. el t:' s in Troy
are ett cl'ed "lc -.t-ely by th. el. It f bettlu. (July 7): lt>e
elm lte f bretle ,.,!: Nonii iniei- the Liui ,t'- hn trees
.t the :lional[ C L1 t s r :t' i -i ''r-.t t vton in 1..',
which was the first outbre in t tte. It s : *rc'-
sidJcr'blk dyv, :e to UI elts in th t, but V7it} i.li.' ru
nd c -rTefi1 rFr-,yin,- i iis "rety tll *:.iir control Cith
exc(TItion of r few outbr,: '-. outside of th- city of y :.
The -n'-t bn1 bL n conli.:c d to tu.' 'i V l ,.y, sout'. .s. r-
Ohio. (July 'V,): .Lu e':r. i,." bc-tle is iui-- '" on ia fe
rl t', ne. .. C rli l '! *;: '. J.:ity, T'. r re not
many elms in New Carlisle, but they are severely attacked.
A CAS. BArR (Coleophora-sp.)
W. D. Been (July 9): Case bearers were found on elm in
LOCUST BORER (Cyllene robiniae Forst.)
J. J. Davis (July 27): The locust borer was reported from
Frmincesville and Vincennes July 6.
COTTONY AP.TLE SCALE (Pulvinaria vitis Rathv.)
J. J. Davis (July 27): The cottony maple scale became con-
spicuous throughout central Indiana usually on maple, but oL-
casionally on grape. The. ladybird, Hyperaspois binotata, has
been especially abundant where the scale is destructive.
W. P. Flint (July 21): Numerous reports of infestation by
the cottony maple scale have come in from central and northern
Illinois. In many cases these reports have been accorip-nied
by specimens; Hatching started in central Illinois about July
1 and in northern Illinois a few days later. Predators are
TV,,TTUCKET PITI MOTH (Rhyacionia frustrana Corns t.)
M. H. Swenic (June 15-July 15):. Serious injury to the new
growth in a grove of western yellow pines near Stuart, Holt
County, by the pine tip moth was reported during the third
week in June,
SFRUCE SAWFLY (Neodiprion ahietis Harr.)
A. B. Burrell (July 2): The sawfly larvae on pitch pine are
continuing their ravgecs unabated.
PIITF BAKX APHID (Cheirnes pinicorticis Fitch)
E. W. Mendenhall (July 3): The pine bark aphid is quite
bad in a nursery in Col-umbus.
PIBIE SC'-E (c'-- er'- pinicol!. -erris)
C. R. Crosby (*.- 4): ?-.,cirens of t:s 'nt ;were re-
ceived from Or-n.e County, where trey vere ntt-.c.-rin: pine.
P:?.UC '-T SCAL. (Fhysokernes icete. Schr- :.:)
E. L. Chambers (July 25): P}, sor,'ce trees in sever'.1 nur-
series h-t-'e been found :c-vily infected .,ith this sc. Ie, ?rd
omre trees :.7ere re-Iorted by the insrPectore -.s ;ilti.n. under
SFuCE "GALL K.KI_ (C'-.c"mes :-.ietis 7-lt.)
-y Pender (Juiy 9): S-crce -11 m)?jids seem to be fairly
numerous on -.ppie in `.vt.hess county .
SYC.J ORF L'_? (-_,r.. li rl f' .:.n. r_' I.,)
E. '.7. 1.1cnLn..i (July 19): I find the c-,crmore le-i fo1dcr
in :o.nt:o,:.c-ry C".,nt ," d->in, considr- ble d' -e to 'the ler-ves
,^- ." ,,'" ,Y ( Ke rna tu s r i ; i.; .,- r. i "* rti< .
t" 'Asl I' I: r .1
E. L. ',mbers (.Tuly r): 1r.. -wflv : been ifoli-
ati'"- a 1-.-'- nu,-t:r .i ttf rrc' tree3 in the nerth',.ectrn
p.rt of the Strte this z 'ir. Sfv ral ,, st rerorterr h.ve
subr'i:ttcd '.., -. n iabcr- of species.
7? .'R -^:-; .' .I; '.. ( __ nu^ l' ._:" :. rt.)
J. J. Davis ('ly '.): 7." ,' i o ; T ,o't -- '. .s r : rt d
d:,r-,'ln.- I- oots of b --- t !' :t .......1 .
S S C T S A F FE CT I N G GREENHOU SE AND
0 R K A M E T T A L P L AN T S AND LAWNS
RED -,-E- (Tetranychus telarius L.)
J. J. Davis (July 27): The red spider was abundant in
evergreens at Rising Sun July 17 and at Aurora July 24.
Z. L.Chainbers (July 25): There has been an increasing number
of complaints during the past week from red-spider injury.
P.aspberry plantings anl evergreens seem to be hard hit this
,1. H. Svwenk (June 15-July 15): Injury by the red spider
Tetranychus bimaculatus, on evergreens of v-.rious kinds was
commnonly reported during the entire period here covered.
FULLER'S ROSE BEETL2 (Pantomorus fulleri Horn)
0. 1. Snapp (July 20): The Fuller's rose beetle is more abund-
ant than usual this ye.r. Some coirplai'i !of dcn,=ge to foliage
of ornamentals and other plants have been received.
BLACK STINK BUG (Cosmopelpa bimaculata Thos.)
G-. H. Griswold (July 27): The-re is a heavy infestation of
this insect in a flower garden of snapdragons and columbine
at Altamont, Albany County.
COLUri3T EtAF j II.M. M : (Phyto n-':". aquilegiae Hardy)
17. S. Abbott (July 10): A leaf miner, probably Phytcmvz-i
ccQuileziae, has practic.,lly destroyed several beds of columbine.
COITTJITTJiE BORER (PE2r.ierna purrurifascia G. & R.)
G. H. Griswold (July 13): This. species is heavily infesting
the roots of cultivated columbine in gardens of the Department
H. C. Severin (July 12): Creater drnm-jc tbnn usual to col-
umbine by these insects has been reported from many localities.
SPI1TDLE C=.:., (Achato es zeae L.)
E. L. Chambers (Jnily 25): The spir-r.le worm continues to be
sent into the office for identification from both or-.-._:nt-.l
and '-wild species of elder. i.;y -7-e nevar been rc-trted so
abandrnt os the h-.vce this y-:-r.
L.AZF.Fi i_*P SF.I:: .. (h-.vtoyza del hiniae Fr"-t)
G. H. Griswold (July 12): T.is is & new rst, just de.'2-?-
by Frost (Cnn. -r.t. 60; 77-c 1.a'), nd is comnr.on in -" 'd-ns
at Ithaca attac!:'i, dclpliini .
.. L. Chambers (July 25): iris borer
as bring more seriouss this "'---.r th-n last
srcctors. One plrtiri* obscrvwd in -n' C&
100 per cent infestation.
r:.,: been obser'.*:d
-. our nurger- in-
n'" h;d nearly
P A' V'
ir. j .
A HI! C'Z-."TS ..TiL^ (Strt7 julin r-...)
R. W. I-.rncd (July 27): -ectles '.-'.1onrir to the sr cics
Strateaus ':,ul i nu'r h v', been r. ortcd as c:!usi'.. A:ua i'.''ry
to palms at Gulfport ind Loni- nch.
r'"" ^Y TI1' 3',
'.,-LLC' "..CU LIO (_r, .:'_ r 1 t. i L.)
E. U. 1,',nJrnl,-.ll (July 21): r., of the ".',- v v,.illo-s
the nurzLri..-: in Jl',r.: Cc ,ty r. in fe"t,1 2;, t ot1.
-. Sm.F.T:x (Calirc. eti_,, l .)
J. J. TD'ivis (Ju!y 27): Tin ,,.. ;. ',.. ''. rt.d '.*. t
at Spicelnnd -'nd :3outh ?cnd J nc '-7 ind Val*"- r' i ,.'iy .
IRIS "KA',,.".(, o .ct onu--ta Orete)
Nebraska M. H. Swenk (June 15-July 15): The rose slug wqs considerably
complained of in southern Nebr-ska during the period from June
16 to 28..
A aRUS GALL (Rhodites nebulosus Bass.)
Nebraska M. H. Swenk (June 15-July. 15): During the period from June
16 to 28, reports of infestations of roses by the galls
Rhodites nebulosus were received.
A BUTTERFLY (Lycaenoosis pseudorgiolus B. & L.)
Ohio E. W. Mendenhall (July 14): The spiraea plants in the nur-
series at Brandt, Miami County, were infested with the conmnon
blue Lycaena ladon and caused some damage,
SPIRAEA APHID (Aphis spiraecola Patch)
Indiana J. J. Davis (July 27): Aphids were abundant on spiraea at
LaFayette during June and July and at Greenitown July 4,
INSECTS ATTACKING MAN AND
Indianna J. J. Davis (July 27): mosquitoes were very abundant at La-
F-yette and :.Iuncie early in July according to reports received.
Georgia 0. I. Snapp (July 20): Mosquitoes are troublesome earlier
than usual this year. Frequent rains are probably the cause.
FLEAS (Otenocephalus spp.)
General F. C. Bishopp (June): Reports of infestations of houses and
yards with dog and cc't fleas have been received from Pennsyl-
vania, Maryland, Nfew Jersey, l1-w Yor':, and South Carolina.
Ohio T. H. Parks (July 23): More questions and appeals for help
in controlling fleas have reached us than for several years.
Open sheds, l's, and living room are all listed as breeding
pl ,ccs. (Both dog and cr-t fleas were included in the reports.)
Indiinn J. J. D.-vis (July 27): Fleas reported the past month from
Green-,burg, LnFay'tte, Beech Grove., 'V-.rsa vw, and Crawfordsville,
One infestation at L-VFnyette July 25 was reported as occurring
in the lWin.
7. P' Flint (July 21): As is usually the case "r!. the
summer months, nurmerous r-ouests are beirf rc--iv,.-i for .s-
sistance in cle;.nin.- up outbreaks of feats.
E. L. 7orshc.r (July 23): Cat and dig fle-,s have been inv.:-
ing residences in Atl:rnta rmich rore frequently than ever o'-
73.,-_ (TC- 77 r7 -i bovis DeG.)
C. Bishopp', 4nd H. M. r...idrett (C>une 21-.:-): t.. h,.'
the .vereife number of grubs per anim-.l in d',iry h-rd7 near
Schenectady and Utica is cnwi '.atively low, the aver-e r r.i-
ing from 1/2 to 6 t.er head, there are still a n-unber of cattle
with moderate infestations (maxifu 27 rrubs in one host).
The cloudy, r:iny weather has rcd'-cei annryv-nce from heel
flies, but running of herds h-,: been observed on -unny dn'-s.
A few third-instar larve were found in *'.. backs of cattle on
'une 30, which is an unusu-lly late date for c-rubs to be coirn.Z
to the subderm-l tissues.
H1CI -LY (Haematobia irritans h.)
F. C. Bishop ('un,- 21-7O: .Horn flies 1r.- n-:. c.'"si:" .re
anno:,'ane to dairy cattle around Schenccta", and Utica, nj a
few dairymen have b,:run to use spray.. nie -ver-*:e m'-t r per
animal is about 150, with a r.nmge from to 1,,LZ.
J. J. Lavis (July 27): Cattle flies were cousin." cun"idkrsble
annoyance to d.-.iry cattle at Ir.di:..npolis *-nd '.r. Iville July
18 and 22.
SHORT-:;C'SZD CXY LC."S E (F:.--. '.inu_ l.U- rvt.rn1j. Nits.)
F. C. Bishopp (June ;"): -.L trouble r-ro i..estati r.. of
.=ro-rn cattle is bein,- .>..eri.*:.ed in t:?. vicinity of .c.ZLr.'.c-
tidy. The lice -ne most abundant in the e.rs, but .r'-- al..o
scattered over the c-,ttle.
F. C. Bisl.o-p ( nt ): 7 .ids .r.. c d. ron i rable
annoyance to ,.rv cattle in ce t-. n --stures aro '.
91RD TI'C? (-_. -- ,h.'.v li ch,.or' lis ': .)
F. C. isll.onp (J,'in#. 19): A r r. .,-t L. b, n r ,reiv. -. :
Michigan that this tick b,.,'-in t: att7.C'- t.ir*,'vos Cn this te.
HO: 31 FLY (U7,banns I-._:i.:'r U tCu .
H OU SE.H O LD AN D T 0- R P D -
P R O DU C T S IN .,S E S C T S
TERMITES (Reticulitermes sp.)'
J. J. Davis (July 27): White ants were reported as destruc-
tive at Crawfordsville and Connersville late in June. At La-
Fayette they were reported tunneling stalks of dahlia July 23.
J. W. McColloch (July 20): Since my last report termite in-
jury to dwellings has been reported from Kansas City, Abilene,
Galena, Rose Hill, and Savonbery. Damage to trees was re-
ported from Pratt.
Washington Daily News July 27: A recent survey conducted
throughout southern California by Alfred Ansell Jr., a Los
Angeles scientic'st, revealed a property damage estimated at.
$209,000 in 14 cities and towns included in the survey.. The
damage to individual buildings ranged from a few dollars to
$1,500. One example of damage was revealed when a huge wooden
cover on a 100,000 gallon oil tank.collapsed; it was found
honeycombed with termites. Stepping into a closet after his
coat, a man suddenly found himself falling through the floor;
termites had eaten away the supports. In another town a woman
was having her piano moved across a room when one end broke
through a termite-damaged floor.
POWDER POST BEETLES (Lyctus spp.)
E. L. Chambers (July 25): The proprietor of a summer resort
in Bayfield County reported that several log cabins built last
winter have shown evidence this sunmmner of an extremely heavy
infestation of the powder post beetles despite all precaution
taken to avoid it.
J. W, McColloch (June 21): These beetles are working in the
oak pews of a church and have been present in these pews for
J. J. Davis (July 27): We continue to receive reports of an
abundance of ants in lawns and gardens from all sections of
W. P. Flint (July 21): The warm, wet weather of the present
summer has been very favorable to the activities of a number
of common species of ants. Numerous reports of invasions of
houses particularly by Lasius niper :Lmericanus and Tapinoma
sessele, have been received.
M. H. S":enk (.T'unc 15-July 13:-,: Fo-.ae ants of sevcral :.ecies
were complairned of to an -nu'.n su. t.rt s-r:r- the period cov-
ered. by this report, and esreinlly during early Jily.
CIGAP2.TT. 3LT/i (r.-ioderr'7 serrcorne F"b.)
J. '.. McColloch (July 15): :-he ci:-.,rette beetle is infe tir.
mohz.ir furniture in a dwelling st i nc'as City.
CARPET B3LTJTZ (AntAreru scrorL: .rri.e L.)
M. H. Sweik (Junc 15-July 15): Gzret beetles were o--
plained of to ar. unusu.J! extent rurinp the rtri:. cover" by
this report, Anthrenus wcroy'>i'ri-c being the o.jst promincnt,
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