The Insect pest survey bulletin


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The Insect pest survey bulletin
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v. : maps ; 26 cm.
United States -- Bureau of Entomology
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Bureau of Entomology, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C.
Publication Date:
monthly, mar-nov. plus annual[1926-]
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monthly, may-nov.[ former 1921]


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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 1, 1921)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Vol. 14, no.9 issued only as a supplement..
Issuing Body:
Vols. for May 1, 1921-1934, issued by the U.S. Bureau of Entomology; 1935- by the U.S. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.
General Note:
"A monthly review of entomological conditions throughout the United States" (varies slightly).
General Note:
Includes annual summary starting in 1926.
General Note:
Includes some supplements.

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A periodical review of entomological conditions throughout the United States
issued on the first of each month from March to December, inclusive.

Volume 10 September 1, 1930 Number 7









Vol. 10 September 1, 1930 No. 7


The serious grasshopper conditions reported in the last number of
the Bulletin continued during A11 ast, and particularly serious outbreaks
occurred in Idaho and northern Utah.

The pale westernn cutworm 7as reported as locally serious in Utah,
and the Bertha army7orm ras reported in outbreak numbers in the north-
eastern corner of -'orth Dakota during August.

The periodical outbreak of the white-lined sphinx reported from
I'evada in the last number of the Surve., Bulletin extended westward into
the Lake Tahoe region of California.

The dry-feather conditions of July extended through August and,
as vas to be expected, damage by the red spider continued throughout
the month.

In this number of the Survey Bulletin is a surrmary of the Hessian
fly survey of TNeT York State. The infestation as a whole is light,
averaging for the State 3.7 per cent. In southeastern iTbraska about
80 per cent of the puparia were dead by the last of July, largely
as a result of the hot, dry -.-eather.

The fall arxrnvorm continued its depredations during August through-
out the Gulf Region.

Very sever. damage by several species of corn root worms is re-
ported from south-.stern Hebraska; Diabrotica virgifera Lec. was the
most destructive species. A species heretofore of practically no economic
importance, D. filicornis or...- also seriously numerous.
The velvetbean caterpillar i., again apoe:'ring in part of Louisiana,
although not so numerously as in 1929.


On the 'whole, the c'2llin- moth seems to have been stimulate by the
unusually high s--.m-cr temperatures, arn. severe late injry, is r- crtz-
from- the entire drought area.

The oriental fruit moth is apparently not unusually abundant thr:gh--
out the ew Ln,:l:.nd and Middle Atlantic States; in fact tw.ig infestation
has been lighter than usual over much of this territory. condition
extends southward to Georgia &/ii -.estward to Indiana.

The plum curculio sCems to be unusually atc:iJnt throughout the
Northern States and at a very low ecb in the South,

The citrus whitefly and the citrus rust mite have been :ore trouble-
some than uZua_ in Florida. This is believed to be due to the dry -eat:=;-r
inhibiting the developm-nt of entomogencus fungi,

Blister beetles are generally prevalent and destructive throu-hA:t
the East-central and :ortCh-ce.-..ral States.

The asparagus beetle is dI.finitely recorded for thw first time
from southern California. Thec pest has been more or less serious throu':-
out central California for a nuIber of years.

In Massachusetts the :'-xican bean beetle has been found to be 7ell
distributed over the Connecticut Valley region of Hampden County ani north-
ward into Hampshire County. The pest has also been found in a fe7 in-
stances in _rar:lin County. In tIhe older infested States in the drv.:t
area the insect was r,_duc,:: to a negligible factor by the high t=r-.-.rrtures.

Tobacco horn-?orms are very decidedly less abDuni:Dnt thinr. usual in the
Tennessee tobacco-growin districts.

The saddled prominent, uttivitta Jalk., is a:-erinz
in outbreak numbers in the 7ie-- Stetes .-here it is defoiiat:-.
large areas of beech and maple.

The gipsy moth i3 at a lo-: ebb of 'bundancc but th'i brovn-tail o:oth
is showing a decidedly um,,ord trend i. the 1e Il;and States.

A repetition of the outbreak of thIe re":-.striped zaple wor .-hich
occurred in 1917 and 1918 is occurring in parts of "'-C3achusetts :.n



North Dakota






G E N'E R'A L F E 2D E R S

GRACS,:PFLRS (Acrididae)

T. H. Parks (August 25): Complaints about grasshopper
damage were received from Clinton County, in the heart of the
drought area. Damage to soy beans occurred after the hoppers
had left meadows and pasture fields, where the grass was
destroyed by heat and drought.

H. ;. Riddle (August 14): Infestations have been noted
in Dunn, Divide, Pembina, icLean, and particularly in .alsh
and Grand Forks Counties.

H. E. Jaques (August 20): Grasshoppers are very abundant
in the western half of the State and moderately abundant
in many other counties.

F. F. 1-msler (August 18): Romalea microptera Beauv. is
abundant at Gulfport.

::. H. Swenk (July 15-August 15): Grasshoppers (:.:cl.:,nlu:
differentialis Thos.)developed considerable abunC'ance and
destructiveness in Nebraska during the period here covered.
3o, d County suffered a particularly heavy infestation, with
considerable injury in the alfalfa and grain fields. Other
centers, of severe infestation were southern Brown County,
Platte and Polk Counties, and southern Lancaster, Otoe, and
Johnson Counties. S -rious damage was done to apple orchards
in Otoe and Cuming Counties by the grasshoppers stripping
the leaves from the trees.

A. P. Sturtevant (August 28): If the coming winter and
spring arc favorable an increase is expected next year in the
number of grasshoppers, at least in parts of .7y:"ingb

A. P. Sturtevant (August 28): It is expected that more than
the normal number of grasshoppers may be looked for in Colorado
next year.

C. '.akeland (July 26): Grasshoppers arc in greater abundance
this year than for several years. Te county agent in Cassia
County has held a rixin; demonstration in one community -,'heri.
.elanoplus mexicanus Sauss. was migrating from range areas
to cultivated crops. The county agent in Jefferson County
has held two or three small demonstrations for the same species
and the county agent of Kootenai County is working with a
,-roup of farmers in poisoning the grasshoppers in small local
outbreaks. Quite a heavy infestation of Camnula pellucida
Scudd. is reported from the Henry's Lake district in Frem.ont
County. Dr. Parker has visited this con. -urity recently and
reports that infestation is severe enough to cause alarm for
another season.

North Dakota

G. F. Knowlton (August 7): C --shoppers continue to be very
abundant in northern Utah, cau' '..g damage to zuar beets, alfalfa
seed fields, and many other crops.

CUT:'.0P1E.P3 (:Ioctuidae)

G-. F. Knowlton (July 28): The pale v-estern cutworm
(Porosagrotis orthozonia .;orr.) destroyed approximately.
acres of dry farm -7heat in a 60-acre field at Fairvi'77.
Other nearby fields were d,-Ged less severely, and mostly
in spots. Larvae stopped feeding atut two weeks ago.

BERTHA AR1,YWORM (Barathra confinrata .al!k.)

H. '7. Riddle (August 14): The three counties in the north-
eastern corner of the State have been reported as suffering
a fairly serious outbreak. There is a much less noticeable
attack this year than at this time in 1929.

;7HIT2-:.:TD SPHINX (Celerio liJneata Fab.)


South Carolina



E. 0. Essig (July 31): The white-l'-ned sphirco .as abundant
in the Sierras in the La-e Tahoe region in June an4 Juil.

J. N. Tenhet (August 20): Injury by Horistonotus uhleri
Horn has been very severe this season, and much new territory
seems to be invaded. Thle infeste- territory seems to be
slowly spreading. Adults of this species have been re:.arkably
scarce this summer. (August 21): Adults of IVionocrepidius
vespertinus Fcb. have been very abundant for the-past six weeks,

K. L. Cockerham (;5uut 5): Soil sifting for the larvae of
Heteroderes laurentii Guer. in the vicinity of Foley has
indicated a population as follows: Per square foot soil 4
inches deep, in early corn an average. of 2f larvae were found;
in similar area in early Irish potato field follow by late
corn an avera:-;.- of 5 lerv. ere found; sirrilar area in grssy
turf indicated one-focurth larva per unit. Since at this
time larvae are small, many are no doubt overlc ked; it is
possible, therefore, that the infestation is gr ater t.chn
indicated by counts so far obtained.

I -. GF.I' (.'..-v lophaga., spp.)

H. B. Peirson (August 16): ,`-ite grubs are very abundant
in a forest nursery at Orono.

'. P. Flint (..'t 16): A white --rub surv. co: '"ctud
throughout thb northern p:rt of ths St&-to .,r. -. .er and
Mr. Compton has shown cLana.e ;i Broo,2 A to b raz:-. r f -Ottcd.


.iI;:I.,C^-.2 (Eilateridae)

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Spots of severe damage occur in all counties throughout the
northern half of the State.

R. H. Pettit (August 15): Vfhite grubs of Brood A are
moderately aoundant on the southern half of the lower peninsula.

RED SPIEhR (Tetranychus telarius L.)





South Dakota



G. E. Gould (August 23): Red spiders are still doing
serious damage to bans.

.... L. W. Brannon (August 13): Red spiders have been more
injurious to beans this season than for several seasons.

E. W. Mendenhall (August 5): On account of the long drought
.the red spider mites are very bad on blackberry and raspberry
plants at Falloway, Franklin County. The leaves are a sickly
yellow color.

J. J. Davis (Auot 19): Red spiders ruined a commercial
crop of beans at .nrdianapolis, according to a report dated
August 5. This pest was also destructive to elder at Frankfort,
July 25, and abundant on red maple at Sullivan, August 5.

W. P. Flint (August 16): This mite has been much more
abundant than usual, causing severe injury to evergreens,
various ornamental shrubs, and, in several cases, to commercial
apple orchards.

M. L. 1Midlake (August 23): Red spiders are very abundant
on hydrangea, lily-of-the-valley, morning-glory, and other

H. C. Severin (August 17): Red spiders are extremely abundant,
and many garden.plants, small fruits, and plums have been

2. H. Swenk (July 15-August 15): The red spider was com-
plained of as injuring spruce in a number of instances in
eastern lebraska during the latter half of July.

R. W. Harned (August 22): Many complaints in regard to
infestations on cotton and orn.mental plants of various
kinds were received from all sections of the State during
the first 7eek of Au6-ust.





HESSIAIT FLY (Phvtophaga destructor Say)

C. R. Crosby (August 1): Hessian fly survey for 1930:

e.T"7 York

County Ni

Total o.l
Weighted average


I ov'a


imber of samples


J. J. Davis (August 19): The Hessian
abundant in southwestern Indiana.-

Average per cent
of infestation



fly is moderately

H. E. Jaques (August 20): The Hessian fly is moderately
abundant in Des Moines County; also reported present, but
scarce, -in the western part of the State.

M. H. Senrk (July 15-August 15): The month of July was
extremely hot and dry, and LTiese severe weather conditions had
a very adverse effect upon the puparia in the wheat stubble
fields of southeastern Nebraska. Preliminary counts made in
Case and Clay Counties indicated that only about 20 per cent
of the fly puparia vere still viable the last of July.

WtIEAT STRAW 19ORti (Harmolita grandis Riley)


M. H. Swenk (July 15-August 15): The -heat straw worm
was quite prevalent in the wheat fields of southern Dundy
County during July, but no apparent commercial damage resulted
from the infestation.

R : BUG (Toxoptera graminiur Rond.)

H. W. Riddle (August 14): The green bug has caused serious

North Dakota


South Carolina




North Carolina

South Carolina


damage to oata and wheat in Mountrail, Razey, Barnes, Grand
Forks, W'ells, :Telson, La Moure, Towvner, C-riggs, and Sheridan


CTiiC.i BUG (Blissus leucopterus Say)

A. Lutken (July 30): The chinch bug is reported from
the southeastern section of the State.

R. H. Pettit (August 15): The chinch buf is moderately
abundant in the lower tTwo tiers of counties.

J. S. Houser (August 11): The chinch bug-is moderately
abundant; more inquiries than usual.

T. K. Parks (August 25): Chinch bugs have been damaging
corn in a fe-7 fields in western Ohio. Co .plaints reached
this office during July fro.r Van W7ert County in particular.
The insect has increased in aouniance over last year.

N.. F. Howard (August 12): Infestation by chinch bugs, which
ordinarily cause considerable damage in this area (Columbua),
has been relatively light, :r. T. H. Parks believes that
the chinch bug is coming back but at the present time it
will have to be rated as lighter than usual.

IL. D. Peets (August 18): The chinch bug is abundant on corn
in Lincoln and Copiah Counties.

D. Isely (August 22): The chinch bug is of more than average
abundance and is causing some" serious local injury to corn and
rice in the rice belt.

FALL -oYTOfI!0 (Laovma frugioerda S. & A.)

C. H. Brannon (August 26): This species continues to cause
widespread damage over the eastern part of the State.

A. Lutken (July 30): The fall armyworm ap.-i-ared in the
central and southeastern sections of the State about July 10.

?. H. Clarke (August 16): Serious injury by the fall army-
"jorm was found at Luella, -:here corn leaves were being stripped.
A field of young soy had been practically destroyed. In-
jury to cotton was the most severe; ra:-.ed feeding ar-as oc-
curred on the leaves, but the most severe injury w.s being
done to the developing bolls. Thre,. larvae -:ere found fe:ini
in a single boll. NTum rous caraI id- larvae -ere present and were
destroying many of the army-orms. The carabid larvae were also






New York



noted to be fe" on the larvae of the arx.,-orm that
had enter'_ t--. soil for pupation.

",' S. Yeomans (August I1): Heavy infestations in the
lower part of the State -'ere reported during July. *.any
complaints from the middle section of the State are beinr
received at this time.

0. I. Snapp (August 13): Reports of damage in Peach
County and adjoining counties are still being received.

J. R. i.atson (August 25): The August brood was not nearly
so large as the Julv brood.

J. %M. Robinson (August 26): The heaviest infestation on
record in many localities in the State occurred from
August 11-26. Infestation general over State.

R. -. Harned (A-'.st 22): Infestations occurred in practi-
cally all section ,f the State durini- August. In some
instances corn, sorghum, soy beans, and peas have been
severely injured.

F. P. Arncler (August 18): An outbreak occurred in the
Gulfport district the second -eek in August. Some of the
paved streets in Gulfport were covered with the .7oi-.s.

--ui>;C,'G" (Cir'jhis uniouncta H-aw.)

Er. C. wouldd (August 26): The first armyporms were ob-
served on AuZust 5 and by August 8 reports of injury had
been received fro-. rmany parts of Princess Anne County. Severe
injury occurred in szv:ral instances to millet, sudan grass,
alfalfa, and corn. Most of the larvae had disappeared by
August 12 and at present moths are abundant.

L. ;7. Brannon (August 13): A serious outbreak of the ary-
Torm occurred in this section during the pastreVk._. I.ore
numerous this season than for the past several years.

CORCN AR .EAR.. (Heliothis obsoleta Fab.)

Geneva Experiment Station (August 15): Th- corn ear -cr-
is moderately abundant in western ITe'- York.

A. G. TRu--les ani assistants (August): Reports of moderate
at-unIance have been received from several localities in the
southern part of the Statu, and .7. A. Dickins reports this
insect as very abundant at ',indo:-.

H. E. Jaques (Auust 20): The corn ear worm is very




abundant in Des Moines and Polk Counties and moderately
abundant on corn and tomatoes in the central and southwestern
part of the State.

C. N. Ainslie (August I): Field corn in this region
(Sioux City) shows an almost complete absence of the ear
worm this year, in fact not a single case of infestation
has been found during inspection of cornfields. Early sweet
corn was attacked to a slight degree but much less than
normally. Corn husks grow compactly this year and this 7ray
repel the larvae.

D. Isely (August 22): The corn ear worm is unusually
destructive this season, in its injury to both cotton bolls
and corn. The most serious injury noted to corn was in an
80-acre field in Pulaski County in which the entire grain
crop was destroyed owing to cutting off of silks by the
worms, apparently before pollination had taken place,

LSSC? CO.:T STAkUL: BC'R (Elasmopalpus lignosellus Zell.)

J. R. Watson (August 25): This insect has been rather
troublesome to cowpeas and other crops.

R. 'V. Harned (August 22): Several complaints have been
received in regard to injury to corpea and bean plants.
These complaints came from Stone, George, and Jefferson Davis
Counties. Corn plants injured by this species were received
on August 13 from Durant.

C002T ROOT APHID (Anuraphis maidiradicis Forbes)


M. H. Swenk (July 15-August 15): The corn root aphid was
quite injurious this summer in Kearney and Harlan Counties.

CORN ROOT ",CR.3 (Diabrotica upp.)


M. H. Swenk (July 15-August 15): The outstanding entomological
trouble in Nebraska during the period here covered was an
intense outbreak of corn root worms (Diabrotica spp.) in
southwestern Nebraska. The prevailing species was D.
virgifeia Lec., which did considerable injury in this same
section in 1927, and a little last year. A considerable
smaller number of D. longicornis Say were present in the
region, and an entirely new corn root worm, D. filicornis Horn,
described years ago from ITe- Mexico, contributed heavily
to the injury, especially in Chase County.






AALFA*LFA :'ZVIL (Ph:;toi.o-s posticus Gyll.)

A correction: The note on the alfalfa weevil by G. G.
Schweis in the Insect Pest Survey Bulletin, page 275, s-cond
line, should be corrected so that "fruit crop"' will read
"first crop."

G. G. Schweis (August 19): The alfalfa weevil adults are
more numerous than during the preceding two seasons.

CC.77PAS 1 SOY .E:\S

VELV'ET3:A., CATERPILLAR (Anticarsia &em-atilis Hin.)

H. Spencer (Au-ust 19): The soy bean worm or caterpillar
has appear:-! again at Baton Rouge and in Iberia Parish.
Larvae are of all sizes, and are much more numerous than
those of a previous brood, which appeared here the middle
of June. Soy bean leaves have many ragged holes in them,
but so far the dar-age is less than it -as in 1929, -hen
stripping of the plants occurred over a large area. To
avoid possible loss of the hay crop, the soy beans are
being cut and cured early this year.

CO.7P--: CURCULIO (Chalcodermuz aarncus Boh.)

North Carolina

South Carolina



C. H. Branon (August 26): Very severe damage from this
species is -idenced by large numbers of specimens sent in
from many sections of the State.

J. IT. Tenhet (August 21): In some fields the coopea
pod weevil is severely injuring co--peas.

J. M. Robinson (August 26): The corpea curculio is very
abundant oier the State, attaching field peas, soy beans,
lima beans, and snap beans.


COTTON L WY3 7O,.' (Alabama argillacea Hbn.)

H. Spencer (July 29): Several reports of the occurrence
of the cotton leaf worm have been received. This insect
has appeared near Carencro and Ridge in Lafayette Parish
and in Cam-eron Parish.

.. W. Harned (August 22): B3gin:ing with July 28 complaints
acc):.panied by spkci.ens of the cotton leaf worm w"re received
every day through Auguot 9. Since that date a few scatterin;


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reports have been received in regard to this insect, the
latest one being August 18 from Clarke County. The in-
festation as a whole was not a very heavy one, but in some
localities the worms vere abundant enough to demand control

C. F. Stiles (August 19): The cotton leaf vworm is
moderately abundant in central and southeastern O':I';1.:,.


CODLING 'jGTH (Car-nocapsa -oomonella L.)

New York







Geneva Experiment Station (August 15): The codling moth
is very abundant in the Hudson Valley and western New York.

.'eekly News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (August):
Severe da:-w--e in both the lower Hudson River Valley and the
lake region is being caused by the second-brood larvae.

L. A. Stearns (August 18): A partial third brood will be
developed this season.

C. H.. Alden (August 18): The codling moth is moderately
abundant at Cornelia. A heavier infestation than at this
time last y3ar.

E 7. ",3e':-er and G. B. ::errill (August 27): The codling
moth is modf:ately abundant, infesting pears, at Lake Butler;
caterpillars are quite abundant.

T. H. Par:s (August 25): The codling moth is on the
increase in all parts of the Stde. Injury is severe in
Lawrence County and growers have been handicapped in
fighting it owing to a scarcity of water for spraying.

J. J. Davis (Au.-ut 19): The hot, dry conditions have
been unusually favorable for the codling moth and we may
anticipate considerable late damage. This insect is very
abundac-t in southern Indiana.

F. H. Lathrop (August 12): Infestations in the Vincennes
area have gradually increased during the season. At present
there is serious infestation in some of the apple orchards.
Mir. Sazama estimated that this insect is more abundant than
at any time since 1926.

F. H. Lathrop (August 13): In the Hudson orchard at
Parkersburg there appears to be very nearly 100 per cent
infestation of the fruit. By -xamination of 40 apples from
one tree we found 116 codling moth eggs. A considerable

proportion of the eg-cs '.,.-ve apparently dried up instead
of hatc':ir.:-, probably as a of the hot, dry -,eather.
7. P. Flint (Agust 16): T-.e extreme dry weather of the
:t month s be"n s -ome'wat favorable to the codlirn- moth.
The- insect has been increasing on the -hole and is slightly
more abundant t". .-. usual for this date. ".ell sprayed' orchards,
ho-ever, cre very clean in all --rts o& the Stote.

Ken.tucky F. "-. Lathrop (August 12): At present there are serious
infestations in some of the apple orchards in Henderson
Count ,'.

Arlansas A.J. Ackerman (August 11): The codlinrg : oth caused
serious daia-:e last year following the first brood and this
year it appears that the insect will be more injurious :Luring
the late season.

Zansas P. :.. Gilier (.u.ust 14): The codling moth is preent
in as great abundance as ':as expected by the very early season.
The dro-' t has had the effect of somewhat increacing the
infestation over what it would have been in a normal year.

Idaho C. *, (July 26): Codling moth developments have
booean puzzling throughout the year. There were three small
peaks of emergence of adults of the first brood and no time
when their_ 7 3 what 7ould be considered a g--neral heigl.t of
emergence. This condition has made the planning of spray
applications: very difficult. Growers in. .--ral have apolied
from one to -.o more cover sprays than ordinarily and control
to date is ex:ceptionally good.

Neveda G. G. Schweis (August 19): Codling moths are now on the
wing; unsprayed fruit is 100 per cent wormy.

Y ,LLC..-:-CKTD C.T3RPILIAR (Datana ministry Drury)

Vermzont H.L. Bailey (August 26): The yellow-necked apple tre
cater-illar has been unusually plentiful, particularly in the
-est'trn part of the State.

?.L_'-:-.'EO APPLE. TREE BCRR (Chrysobothris famorat, 01iv.)

Ohio T.H. Park-s (August 25): Injury is serious in a few orchards
of southern Ohio. One grower has been cutting them out and
reports more injury than he has ever observed.

A ?LZ CURCULIO (Tochyptcrellus 9gudri-iblus Say)

Ne:h -- Ashire P.b. Lour" (AR-.usjt): Severe injury found in :c-kinton,
Salisbury, Gilmington, Tc:.ple, and Hancock. Adults abu.nda-:t
during June and larvae fairly common June 25.


SHOT-_iOLE BOR--R (Scolytus ruAgulosus Ratz.)



J. A. Hyslop (August 30): The shot-hole borer has killed
several Japanese cherry trees in Mont.L.,er-, County and is
also seriously infesting other trees -eakenei by the drought.

T. H. Parks (August 25): Complaints about injury from
these insects are coming more frequently than usual. We
attribute this to the weakened condition of trees caused
prolonged drought. Wild cherry, peach, and plum are the

by the


PEACH BORER (Aegeria exitiosa Say)


0. 1. Snapp (August 13): The first adult of the season
emerged on July 22. Egg deposition began on July 31.

W. H.Clarke (July 30): Numerous pupae were collected from
the soil at the base of peach trees today. (August 1):
A total of 18 pupae and cocoons were collected from the
base of a single tree. Numerous empty cases noted; two
cases of field emergence were recorded.

ORIE.TAL FRUIT MOTH (Laspeyresia molesta Busck)


New York

Ne'w Jersey

New Jersey


P. Garmani (August 24): The oriental peach moth is less
abundant in K*, Haven County that it was last year.

Weekly News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (August):
Injury by this insect continues to be severe in the western
part of Niagara County. It has also been noticed in Orange,
Columbia, and Dutchess Counties.

Geneva Experiment Station (August 15): The oriental
fruit moth is moderately abundant in both the Hudson Valley
and westernz l&7 York.

T. J. Headlee (August 15): The oriental fruit moth?_
is moderately abundant.

John Gray (July 25): Twig infestation is very light at
this date (July 23) in ,,ew J~rsey and Delaware, but third-
brood infestation has begun and promises to be very heavy
by the end of next week. The peaki.of the second brood was
reached about Moorestown, N. J., July 5 with 82 per cent
of the peach trees showing larval infestation and 17 per cent
twig injury.

L. A. Stearns (August 18): The third brood is active at
the present time.

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West Virginia L. M. Peairs (Au.ust 27): The oriental fruit moth is
considerably less abundant than it was during 1929.

Georgia 0. I. Snapp (August 13): The oriental fruit moth in-
festation continues light at Fort Valley.

W. H. Clarke (July 30): The infestation in middle
Georgia has been light all season. Only a very few cas-s
of fruit injury have been noted.

C. H. Alden (July 25): The oriental fruit moth is
moderately abundant at Cornelia.

South Carolina A Lutken (July 30): The oriental fruit moth is moderately
abundant in the northern part of the State.

Ohio J. S. Houser (August 11): The oriental fruit moth is
moderately abundant. Dry weather is not favorable to this

T. H. Parks (August 25): Early varieties of peaches
harvested in mid-August are not seriously infested.

Indiana F. H. Lathrop (August 12): The oriental fruit moth has
not been so abundant in southern Indiana this season as its
activities last summer presaged. It is probable that there
v'as heavy mortality of overwintering larvae as a result
of lo temperatures. Nevertheless, the infestation of
peach twigs by the first-brood larvae was approximately
equal to tb<- of the preceding spring. The second and later
broods fail 1 to increase in numbers to normal expectancy.
Since July 1 there has bee slight increase in most of the
orchards of this area. During the past two weeks, there
has been a slight decrease of infestation in some orchards.
Moths developed from twigs brought into the laboratory
this season are below normal size. In laboratory studies,
the moths do not oviposit freely.

J. J. Davis (August 19):. T'-. oriental fruit moth is very
abundant, especially in southern Indiana.

PLUI CURCULIO (Conotrachelus nenuphar Hbst.)

Maine H. B. Person (August 16): Tihi plum curculio is vcry
abundant in general.

1c,' Harppc'.ire P. R. Lowry (August): Considerable injury was noted
during August in the southern part of the State.

.4a-f-achusetts I. 3curne (JxUfust 22): The ?1 curculio v.rv generall'
aonears to be doing less d e t' usu~l, not onl. in t'-o










well sprayed orchards but also in, -ore exposed or ,-^s
carefully sprayed orchards.

L. A. Stearns (2'u;-:t 18): The second-brood grubs are
leaving thsfruit in Sussex County.

W. H. Clarke (July 30): Injury has been very light this
season. All varieties nave esc;-; d serious injury. The
Elberta harvest is practically completed. (August 18):
The Brackett and Woodland Cling varieties have also escaped
injury. The last of the r.oodland Cling are being harvested

I. Snapp (August 13): The infestation in Georgia
this year was the lightest in years, certainly lighter
than any year since 1918.

J. S. H:ouser (August 11): T,., plum curculio is very
abundant, e--"cially in orchards having a light crop.

J. P. Flint (august 16): The extremely dry feather has
apparently been unfavorable to the plum curculio larvae
and emergence from drop spples is very light.

R. H. Pettit (Au.ust 15): The plum curculio is very
abundant ever',-here.
A. G. ?ges (Au'.ist): The plum curculio is reported in
moderate abLundance generally and very abundant in Aitkin,
Fillnore, aii. Hennepin Counties.

Hi. H. Sernk (July 15-August 15): The plum curculio caused
considerable injury to the plum crop in a small orchard in
Morrill County during the first half of August.


PLUM GOUGP.R (Anthonomus scutellaris Lec.)

.:. H. Swenk (July 15-'Auust 15): The plum gougeL-r caused
considerable injury to the plum crop in a small orchard
in ::orrill County during the first half of August.


I.EDITZ?-RE.^AI FRUIT FLY (Ceratitis ca-oitata Wied.)

Plant Quarantine and Control Administration (August 15):
During the period August 1-7 there mere submitted to the
Orlando office for identification 42,839 specimens of larvae
sent in from various points in Florida by qome 600 inspectors
engaged in the field inspection -orok. Ihose larvae, none of
;Thich p:'ovcd to be the Mediterranean fruit fly, were tc:.n

from avocado, guava, pepper, orange, grapefruit, tomato, sour
orange, cactus, peach, fig, plum, pomegranate, pear, grape,
wild plum, wild grape, ground cherry, lemon, eggplant,
persirr.on (wild and Japanese), pa.-paw, tangerine, papaya,
olive, mango, mushroom, palm fruit, custard apple, lime,
maypop, banana, almond, quince, love apple, Surinam cherry,
sapota, and cantaloupe.

CITRUS APHID (Aphis spiraecola Patch)

Florida J. R. Watson (August 25): The citrus aphid, which was
unusually abundant during the early part of July for that
time of the year, has almost disappeared from the groves. This
is due apparently mostly to the activities of ladybeetles
and syrphls fly larvae.

CITRUS WHITEFLY (Dialeurodes citri Ashm.)

Florida J. R. Watson (August 25): The citrus whitefly is very
abundant, mcre abundant than for many years. The months
of July and August have been abnormally dry in Florida,
with the result that the entomogenous fungi have not
been as effective as usual. Consequently, the citrus
whitefly has been more abundant than for several years.

CITRUS RUST I',ITE (Eriophyes oleivorus Ashm.)

Florida J. R. Watscn (August 25): The citrus rust mite is moderately
abundant; mo: 3 common than usual for August. The months of
July and Augi.3t.have been abnormally dry in Florida, 7ith
the result that the entomogenous fungi have not been so
effective as usual. Consequently, the rust mite has given
more trouble than usual.

T R U C K : P 0- iT T S 0C



North Dakota




BLISTER 3EETLES (;-eloidae'

J. J. Davis (August 19): Blister beetles continues ?-bu.-dant
from: July 21 until August 2, the last date reported.

P. Flint (A.Lust 16): Blister beetles (FTjica-ta vittata
Fab. and E. marainata Fab.; have been very abundant in western
Illinois. They were found att:ki. st-ck beets, squashes, and

E. Riddle (August 14): July 26 -August 6. A survey in
Pembina County reveals that county as being very seriously
infested with these insects. From .a.Tsey and Cavalier Counties,
also in the northeastern section of the State, several inquiries
have been received as there is a noticeable outbreak tLere.

M. H. S'venk (July 15 August 15): In v`ebster County potato
plants in a field and adjacent garden truck :ere badly injured
by sarrrms of Epicauta, cinerea Forst.

E. W Mendenhall (August 1): Blister beetles are bad on
dahlias in gardens and nurseries at St. Paris, Champaign County.

H. E. Jaques (August 20): The striped blister beetle
(E. vittata Fab.) is reported very common in Van Buren County.

SPOTTED CUCLK9 3_: fi:: (Diebrotica d-:oei-:nctt- 2&b.)

J. J. Davis (August 19): The spotted cucumber beetle wras
reported damaging flov.ers, tomatoes and other garden crops at
Renssalaer, August 15_., At Ligonier (August 15) it was reported
as da.- rim- small corn.


FOT,_LTO STALK "'vi1L (Trichobaris trinotata Say)




M. L. Midlake (August 23): The potato stalk vwecvil is
attack*:ir:! eg :plant.

M. H. Suenk (July 15 Au'gust 15): During the third !:eek
in July a potato field in Platte County w7as found practically
destroyed by the potato stale: weevil.

POTATO' Ll.- E. IrA-7i ( "oa _:- f abae .arr.)

L. t. Brannon ( August I3): p.. potato leafhopper has been
more abundant this season than it vas last season.



South Dakota

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South Carolina


:,'.- York


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Nex.t York

A. G. EJ-les and assistants (August): Reports it.Jd-ate
that this insect is occurring in moderate abundancL generally
and probably above normal in Aitkin, martinn, Carlton, and
Filluore Counties.

K. v. Svrir (;agust 17): T-... potato leafhc=:--r is very
ahu-dant in g :.Lral. Larc amount of da-zae done.

H. E. Jaques (August 20): Th potato leafhopper is moderately
abundant to very abundant throughout northeastern Io-;;a, also in
2alhoun, Carroll, and 3oonc Co'unties.

TO;"AT0 Y'7`.: (Protoparce sexte Jo'rn.r..)

J. N. Tenhet (Argust 16): A considerable acreage of late
tomatoes is severely attacked.

J. J. Davis (August 19): :oT7to vorr-:s were rporte cd-girgi:
potatoes at Lcesbur, July 31, and tomatoes at .ionter,.y rnd Union
iJills, August 6 and 11.


IPORTED : I-C, (Fieris rairae L.)

ileekly '.sl Letted" 'N. Y. Stat; Coll. Ar. (A'ust): reports
fro-m Ontario and ionroe. Counties duri;-, the lest wveek in July
and the first v.eek in August indicate that cab:_ :e 70ori3s are
becoming q-nite numerous.

A. G. Rugg-ies and assistants (.-u.2ust): This insect is
occurring in nor...l abundance.

H. Z. Jaaues (i-ugust 20): Th_ imported cabbof-e norm SL:c.s
to be rapidly increasir, in nui.bers throughout the State.
i. H. Swenk (July 15 Augst 15): The i-iorted cab'--e
worm continued to be reported as injurious to cabVage during
-July and early A,-.t.

7. ?. Knov;lton and. :.. J. Janes (A-:g-Ust 19): Cab'.oe
b-tt-rfliez are "ery abunditrnt, flying over the cab- UE fields
at Pa. -.on.

3Ar.AG JFHID (.ier *icor-r,. brassicae L.)' iI'.s Lottor F. Y. State Coil. Agr. (A,.-ist): corts
from Ni;i gara, Ontario, Ilonroe,and U1str Counties indicate that
t*e cab':---e aphid is incrasint rapidly.



South Carolina






J. J. Davis (August 19): The cabbage aphid was reported July
21 as destructive to cabbage at Thorntown.

TJ.T.LE'"JI:; BUG (Murgantia histrionica Hahn)

P. K. Harrison (August 21): Collards in home gardens in
Fairfax are quite heavily infested.

J. J. Davis (August 19): The harlequin bug is abundant at

R. W. Harned (August 22): A correspondent at Itta Bena
reported on August 1 that harlequin bugs were causing much
injury to turnip, mustard, and cabbage in her garden.

R. ;. Harned and assistants (August): Reports from over
most of the State indicate that the insect is appearing in the
usual numbers this year.


STRA:WBERRY LEAF LOLLER (Ancylis comptana Frohl.)

C. N. Ainslie (August 20): Berry growers in the vicinity
of Sioux City are much annoyed with this leaf roller,which has
caused much damage to the strawberry vines. Effective control
seems to be lacking, especially with ever-bearing varieties of


ASPARAGUS BEETLE (Crioceris asparagi L.)

Monthly Lcs Letter, Office of Los Angeles Co. Agr. Comm.
Vol. 12, No. 8, (August 15): Crioceris asparagi,a more or less
serious pest of asparagus throughout central California, has
recently made its appearance in Southern California at Bell.
The owners of the field w;ere inclined to believe that the
beetles have been present for several years, but this is the
first season that they have caused sufficient damage to attract
attention. The principal dama-e was found to occur late in the
season and to be due to the feeding of larvae and adults on the
foliage of the older plants. In northern fields the principal
damage is to the new sprouts.


iEIXICANi BrU K.LE (Epilachna corrupta Muls.)

A. I. Bourne (Augrust 232): jr'.'rys'the last week in 1July



:.,, York



'est Virginia




showed the pest io be well distributed over the Connecticut
Valley region of Hampden County. Isolated infestations were
noted in bean fields along the main automobile hihv.-avs
leading east and west from the Valley. In August .:.i-ration.
led to an. appearance of the beetles in fields throu'rh Har.shLre
County in the Connecticut Valley region just above Ka-.rden
County, and one or two instances were discovered in Frar.:lin
County,, whjh.ise the northernmost Connecticut Valley county.
In addition the area in BErks-.ire County'where th. pest was
found last year has increased to a considerable extent.

.. Britton (A'ugust 25):. This pest is found in small
number end is apparently now distributed throughout the State,
though not found in every bean patch.

'.eekly iErs Letter'N.: Y. State Coll. A.r. (August): The
-..:ican bean beetle can be found over practically all of Orange
County on wax, string, and lima beans, though the infestation
is not serious. This insect has also been noticed in
Chautauqua County.

L. W. .Branrnon (August 13): The ::exican bean beetle
infestation is much lighter than last season on the Eastern
'Shore of Maryland.

J. A. Hyslo (Au-ust 29): Il.:=:z-can bean beetle has practically
disappeared in Lent -c'-;cry County'.

Q. Z. Gould (X;jU-ust 23): The hot, dry weather of this
season appears to have held the bean beetle in check. No
reports of serious damage have been received and few beetles
are precent in the fields.

L. W. Brannon (August 13): The ".:exican bean beetle has
apparently been affected by the drought and accompanyingr
extreme temperatures more than any insect in this section.
The infestation in the :7crfolk tr-,'kin section is much
lighter than last season.

L. M. Peairs (August 27): The iviexican bean beetle is scarce
to moderately abundant in the eastern oanhandle, :.'onongalia

IE. F. Howard (August 12).:' The .ex:ican-'ban beetle has been
severely reduced by the drought.

J. J. Davis (August 19): The Mexican bean beetle was
abundant at Spencer and Cra-.-.fordsville, July 26-2c.

IF. H. Pettit (August 15): .he Mexican bean beetle is scarce
in ,,bnroe County. Thus far only about a score of beetles have
comv to light this .,'car. These were taken at Dundee in the
southi.eastern corner of the State.




R. W. Harned (August 22): Inspector T. F. McGehee reports
that pole beans in gardens at Ashland and Hickory Flat, which
were found infested last year were recently i4spected and
found to be free of these insects.

M. H. Swenk (July 15 August 15): Eoilachna corrupt
was found in Scotts Bluff County in August, 1927. It could
not be found in either the sumner of 1928 or in that of 1929,
but reappeared there in early Aigust of the present summer.
Damage is decidedly local, coTm-cnly being on only a few plants
in one part of the field, usually near the road or an
irrigation ditch. The infested fields lie south of Lyman and
south and east of Morrill, in Scotts Bluff County, according
to a recent survey made by Prof. Don B. ';helan.


PEA MOTH (Laspeyresia nipricana Steph.)

R. H. Pettit (August 15): There seems to be an area of
infestation in the upper peninsula of Michigan at Pickford.
Samples of green peas just nicely ripening from a number of
farms in Chippawa County were received today. The larvae
are now about a quarter of an inch long.


ST.IPED CUCUE:B.ER B=ETLE (Diabrotica vittata Fab.)

West Virginia




L. IM. Peairs (August 27): The striped cucumber beetle is
very abundant in Monongalia County.

J. R. Vatson (August 25): The striped cucumber beetle is
absent from most of Florida but very abundant in the Everglades.

N. F. Howard (August 12): Tlhe cucumber beetle was apparently
checked considerably in some sections but treatments to melons
and cucumbers were necessary in others. On the whole, I would
say that it w:a less injurious than in previous years.

M. H. Sv:enk (July 15 August 15): Complaints of injury to
cucumbers and other cucurbits continued to be received from
southern Nebraska during July and early August.


SQUASH U-' (Arnsa tristis DeG.)

New York

Weekly News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (July 28): Squash
bugs are doing considerable damage in gardens.



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2. i;. Ainslie (Auust ,j): This'pest has been unusually
abundant in northwestern Iowa this season and in r.any places
has done marked. injury. Ihe drought and heat prevented the
vines from recovering from the atta::k by swarms of ny'phs.

1M. H. Swvenk (July 15 -juLt 15): During the pEriod here
covered there were r.any complaints of injury by the squash
tu,-. These cormplaants came from all over eastern and southern

G. F. Kno-;lton (Auust 23): Squash bugs are dar.aging
squash at Thylorsville.

SQUASH ,OFr: (Melittia satyriniformis :-:7n.)

J. J. Davis (August 19): The squash vine borer was reported
destructive to squash at Battle Ground, Lafayette, and Leiter's
Ford, July 29 August 10.

W. P. Flint (August 16): This insect has been more numerous
than usual. It has been reported fro.n the stems of the ears
of sweet corn. Specimens of what appear to be the larvae of
this insect were sent in from stems of s-..eet-corn ears in the
eastern part of the State.


TUR..IP APHID (PhoralosirhT pseudobrassicae Davis)

G. E. Gould (A-:gust 23): The turnip aphid is ap. earing in
new plantings of kale, broccoli, and Savoy cabbage. The insects
are quite abundant on wild mustc.rd and are probably migrating
from this plant to the cultivate crops.

J. J. Davis (August 19): The t.u-nin aphid is destructive to
turnips at Jasonville according to a report cf A-.ust 16.

S 1,T- 0 3:

SWEaZ.T-POTATO 2..LY (Stericti-hora col!l.rJs Sys

G. E. Gould r (August 23): The lar-vae are present in
Norfolk and Princess Counties again this".-r. The second-
brood larvae caused consi'erble damage about the middle of
August. The insects are probably as abundant as last year.




BEET LEAFHOPPER (Eutettix tenellus Baker)

G. F. Knowlton (August 20): The beet leafhopper is very
abundant in most beet fields in northern Utah. Considerable
late-season injury to sugar beets is evident in parts of
northern Utah. Beets in this area vary from good to very
poor. Late-planted beets are suffering most in Cache

L. 0. Essig (July 31): Beet leafhoppers are moderately
abundant in the Delta Region.


TOBACCO FLEA BETLE (Eiitrix parvula Fab.)


A. C. Morgan (August 13): Tobacco flea beetles are unusually
scarce at Clarksville and last week, in helping to take the
infestation records on 20 fields of tobacco, I did not see a
single flea beetle.

HI..,,JORilS (Protoparce spp.)

Tenne s see

A. C. Morgan (August 13): The catch of hornworm moths, at
Clarkville as compared to previous years, may be correctly
estimated from records taken from a location which has been
provided with traps for the three years 1928 to 1930. During
1928, at this location, July 12 to August 12, 433 moths were
caught; in the same period in 1929, 1,222 moths were caught;
during this same period in 1930, only 101 moths were caught.
It might be of interest to note further that from July 12 to
July 30, in 1928, only 18 moths were caught, while during the
same period in 1930, 51 moths were caught. From July 30 to
August 5 the increase in the catch was about the same as in
previous years, but from the 5th on the catch has been
practically nothing.
Last year an infestation record of fields outside our
control area showed an average of 57 small worms end eggs per
plants; this year the average was 11 eggs and small worms.
Unless there are very general soaking rains, an infestation of
eggs and worms on sucker tobacco can not be look-d for, which
will very greatly reduce the numbers of moths for next year.

TOBACCO BUJ.70BM: (Heliothis virescens Fab.)


A. C. Moargan (August 13): No recent tobacco budworm injury
has been observed and while this insect is not very injurious
here (Clarksville) commonly, it can be said to be now entirely



RICE s.d.LK BC-'F. (Chilo plejadellus Zinck.)


Id. "Dou.lass (July 51): ai&ht stalks of rice out of
2,500 examined v;ere infested b'.y the t-ice stalk borer.

SUG.J.'. .0 -,0r (Diatraea saccharalis Fab.)







Ie,' Hampshire

.7. A. Douglass (July 31): It is interesting to note that
so far this season no larvae of the sugarcar.e Lorer have been
found in rict stalks.


BAG .,ORM (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis Haw.)

E. W. Mendenhall (July 30SO): '..hile the ca-.:orm seems to be
well parasitized, an outbreak was found in east :-yton,
infesting a block of pussy;.,illow.s.

J. J. Davis (August 19): Iht bcgworm was common on red
maple at Sullivan, August 5, an.d very abundant on gum trees
at Jasper, August 6.

i. L. Midlake (August 23): Bagworrms are very numerous on

FALL iB4ORM (Hyphantria cunea Drury)

H. B. Peirson (August 16): uhe- fall webworm is generally
abundant, particularly on elm and willOw,throughout the State.

A. P. Morse (Au 1)st 12): Th,- fall webworr, is very. plentiful
this year in eastern Massachusetts, at least in Essex and
southern Middlesex Counties.

A. I. bourne (August 22): The fall webworm appeared to be
slightly more abundant than it was last year. !his is
particularly noticeable in the eastern part of the State.

SADDLED P.',:.-I2.T (Heteiocamoa guttivitta 'alk.)

J. '. Schaffner Jr. (August 11): This species has appeared
,-gain in the Berkshires of Miassachusetts. Cutbreaks with
some severe defoliation of beech and r.a'-ile have been reported
from many towns in western Massachusetts. Larvae have been
found 'in several localities in the southern section of the
T';hite io'ountains of -'.-w Harfpshire though not abundant enough
to cause strippir-.




Massachusc tts.

B. H. Walden (July 30): Heterocampa guttivitta has been
reported at Norfolk and Canaan attacking maple ana beech.
Naples show defoliation on side hills over an area of three
or four square miles.:' Anisota rubicunda Fab. was also
present but not nearly so abundant. : .

H. L. Bailey (August 26): The saddled prominent, HW-troca-3n[
guttivitta, defoliated many acres of woodland in Windham County,
especially in Guilford and surrounding .territory. It was also
reported from Pawlet in Rutland County and Dorset in Bennington
County. Sugar maple and beech are most seriously attacked.
There was a sir.milar outbreak of the species ten years ago.

BROWIT-TAIL. 0TH ( 'T,- mi.. -ohaeorrhoea Don.)

A. I. Bourne (August 22): .There are indications that the
brown-tail moth is .ol..e.'.at more ebundant than normal and
growers in the eastern part ox the State would do well to
give careful attention to the removal of winter tents during
the dormant season.

GIPSY :viOTH (Porthetria diesoar L.)

Ne,- H mpshire


Ne;w Hampsl-i re



F. R. Lowry (August): The gi psy moth is less common than
I have ever known it to be. Practically no largo areas have
been stripped.

A. I. Bourne (Av'.'ast 22): The gipsy moth has been
comaparetively scarce and has given little trouble.

SATIY ;,iOTH (Stilpnotia salicis L.)

P. PR. Lory (August): T';. satin moth has been abundant all
over southern 2Te,' has'.pshire, illowv.s being more generally
F -iJuly 2
stripped tnan ieretofore. Larvae began to hatch July 2


BIRCH LBAJ- .i ,G SA-viiLY (Phyllotoma nemorata Fallen)

H. n. eirson (August 16): There are heavy infestations of
the *birch leaf-mining sav,.-fly in, sections of the State surveyed
to&tt-. About 60 per cent of the leaves are infested.

.. ~3IRCH BORE (Aarilus anxius Gory)

H. 3; Peirson (August 16): T'hb- bronze birch borer is
gradually killing ornamental birch throughout the State.

BI.CH IJ-' 'MINER (Fer.-Ea r-j-ila KXlug)

2:7w England


'v; Hampsb ire




H. 'J. i.cAloney (.-ugust 26): The coinon birch leaf' miner
in southern Nevw England (species doubtful) is not so abundant
as it has been.

H. B. Peirson (August 16): The birch leaf miner is
generally heavy on gray birch throughout the State.

EL?.: L--A BETIL (Galerucella xantho:melaena Schr.)

P. R. Lowry (August): A severe outbreak is occurriri" in
1e..field, and ,anv trees were found stri-oed. Adults are
emerging in considerable numbers on July 2 and larvae are
not common.

2. Britton (Ai.>tst 25): The elm leaf beetle is more
abundant than for several seasons on elm at G-uilfori,
Litchfield, and Tho..aston.

W. V. >endenhall (July 31): The elm leaf beetle is quite
bad on elms in Ih,_, Carlisle, Clark County. similar outbreak
occurred there. several years ago.

A LEAF BEETLE (Calligra-ha 1celaris Lec.)

i',,I. H. Swenk (July 15 August 15): The second brood of the
leaf beetle _alli-r::ri-ha scalaris did not prove so troublesc-e
in late July and early August as the first brood did in
Niuckolls and adjacent counties in June.


SPRUCE Sk.JLY (Yeodiprion abietis Harr.)

F. Person ( 16): A 3-.all outbreak of the fir
sav;fly, JeQdiDrion abietis, near Georgetown. Larvae are
no., pupating. They are feeding also on srruce.


LI RCH S3FLY (emiatus eric soni i Hartig)

K. u. Peirson (Au:ust 16): Several small outbreaks in the
Dead River section have been report"L.

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GhCIi'-STRIPED ,I:APL-L v..: (j~nisota rubicunda Fab.)
TWO-LI:L-D PR'iI',l'T (Heterocampa bilineata Pack.)


A. I. Bo-urne (August 22): 1 wish to report another outbreak
of the green-striped maple worm, and the two-lined prominent,
attacking the maples and other hardwoods in the hill towns of
Franklin, Hampshire, and Berkshire Counties. The same
infestation also extended over a considerable area in southern
Vermont. A similar outbreak eas reported in the s;me area
in 1917 and 1918 and was of similar proportions to the present
outbreak. Reports of this outbreak came in during late July
and early August. There was considerable defcliEtion. The
situation was so serious that appeals were made to the State
Department of Conservation for assistance in controlling the

IAAPL. -'PTICULA (:5Tticula sericooeza Zell.)

Rhode Island

New Hampshire

Phode Island

New Zn1larnd


A. E. Stene (August 28): IjT-uticula serico-oeza Zell. found
abundant in Norvay mapl& seeds at east Greenwich. Corroborated
by Bromley Bartlett Laboratories.

MAPE BLADDER GALL (Phyllocoptes quadripes Shim.)

J. J. Davis (August 19): The bladder maple gall was reported
as abundant on soft maple at Logansport August 14.

OAK TWIG PhU'TR (Hypermniallus villosus Fab.)
P. R. Lowvry (August): The oak twig pruner has been received
several times during August from southeastern Ule;w Ham.,pshire,
in oak and apple.

A. F. Stene (August 28): The oak tree pruner has been more
abundant than usual.

". J. .ecAloney (August 26): 'The maple and oak twig pruner
is much more numerous in southern New England than it has been
observed before.

A BASK BLBTLE (Ips cli-rcr,'hiu.s Germ.)

H. Dietrich (August 20): IPS ca li-rnrLJu. Germ. is attacking
living longleaf pines (P. palustris) in southern C-eorEe County
that have been w..eakened by heavy turpentining and possibly
drought. The adjoining tim.ber was cut this sprinfr.

WHITE-IT;. ,T-1V1L (Pissodes strobi Peck)

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H. J. >'ac-loney (August 26): i can not make any definite and
conclusive statements at the present time but believe that the
white-pine weevil has been delayed in its er.c-rgence for about
two r.'eeks, August 1 until August 15.

PI7. BAFJ- APHID (Chermes pinicorticis Fitch)

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:1e'; Hampshire

H. J. iacAloney (August 26): The pine bark aphid seeres to
be less noticeable in southern New England, where there has
been a prolonged dry spell, than it was last .ear, cnd less
than it is now in northern liev England, where there h-.s ceen
no lack of rain.

EED-HE;..ID PlirE A..FLY (Necdiprion lecontei Fitch)

H. B. Peirson (August 16): A small outbreak of Leconte's
sawfly has been reported on Scotch pine near Bath.


;H7?E-PI:j T.7Z.IL (Pissodes strobi Peck)

P. R. Lowry (August): Adults and pupae cut from dead
leaders of blue spruce at Durham, August 9.

SP?{UCE GALL APHID (Chermes abietis Xalt.)

H. B. Peirson (August 16): The spruce gall louse is very
common along the coast and in cities.

A LEAF' II,2F. (E-oinotia nanana 'reitsc'-e)

H. B. Peirson (August 16): "Spotted" outbreaks of the spruce
webworm, Epinotia nanana, alone the coast remain quite heavy.

S.C -.,_ITE (Faratetr. .lus uniiunguis Jacobi)

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South Dakota


H. B. Peirson (August 16): The spruce mite is generally
quite common on ornamnentel spruce.

H. C. Severin (August 17): The spruce mite is unusually


TULIP SPOT GALL (Thecodiplosis l0riocejri 0. S.)

W. E. Dritton (Augast 25): Thecodiplosis lirJendri 0. S.
is reported on tulip trees at Bri`geport and "'est Haven.




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,?ILLOTV, CURCULIO. (Cr .;c.>s l.. &t-i L.)

E. '4. ivendenhall (July. 3): I;iottled v:iLlow and poplar borers
are quite bad in a block of pussy willow in a nursery in east
Dayton. (..iust 13): The pussy-willow trees in a. nursery
block at Colu2bus are badly infested and -&an7 of the branches
and trees are dead fret their attack.

W'AL:JUT SCAILE (Lspidiotus juglans-regiae Comst.)

J. A. Munro (iuay 12): Ps-jidiotus juglans-reiae- Comst. was
reported at ,uelph, Dickey County. Practically 100 per cent
of the villovs on the farm 'Tere infested. I'7any of the trees are
dying, *,

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,A. B. Britton (August 25): Th, mulberry whitefly is very
abundant on Cornus August 20, at Storrs.

BLACK Vi'_ '!-I_ L (Brachyrhinus sulcatus Fab.)

U'. i. Britt-on (August 25): This insect is reported
attacking Taxus at Greenvuich.

LARgER C-,T:. LEA ROLL2R .(Cal'odes ethlius Cram.)

P. Herrison (.A'-u t 21): T-e larger canna leaf roller
is very abundant at Fairfax.

CHRY3.-. ( : -1:. :12:..

CK-.3.Y's lT'I.7J:,? I C-ALL :;T) (Diarthronomvia .'-:oc a Loew)

H. B Peirson (Auust 16): An outbre-.1: is occurring in
augus t a.

.Y .'"' -i '! ::.C:'."-. .?, (Corl "thuch, -, src ta U'l. )

R. ...rned ( ,urust 31): Lccebucrs, .'s:-t.ucKa marmorata,
were reported as causing considerable injury to chrysanthemu.I.ns
a.t .cric'an on -Au.ust 13.





GR1.-EhC,'HOS THRIPS (Heliothrips Y.aemorrhordalis 3ouche)

E. W. ':Zendenhall (August 21): The greenhouse thrips is
very bad on chrysanthemums and other greenhouse plants at
Barberton, Summit County.


ROSE 3TE!, SAVTFLY (Adirus tri-.aculatus Say)

J. V. Schaffner, Jr. (August 5): Quite a severe
infestation of this species occurred early in August in the
rose garden in one of Boston's parks. lIany larvae were
removed from the stems, and specimens were sent to Mr. William
i,,iddleton for identification.



OSMAI 3 (Cuicnae)
::oS ~I T .3ZZ, (Culicinae)



N. F. Howard (August 12): Until recently mosquitoes were
scarce in most sections but about Columbus tl-.eya re becoming
more numerous owing to the fact that they are able to breed
in a stream which normally would d be flowing rapidly enough
to prevent breeding.

A. P, Sturtevant (August 28): Mosquitoes in the vicinity
of Laramie have disappeared much earlier than usual.

A GNAT (Hip-pelates pusio :alloch)

H. Dietrich (August 20): Hippelates pusio Malloch has
become extremely abundant and annoyin:: in southern Mississippi.
One can not sit dovn in the shade or out of the .ind without
the gnats flocking to one's eyes.

..[PASKED '';U'iT (F.e.La.i personatus L.)


J. E. :.:cEvilly (Iugust 19): A ::cComb physician reports
patients being bitten by O-sicoetuz personatus Linne. Bite
caused great pain ac. fever,







TZ;1ITES (Recticulitermes spp.)

J. J. Davis (August 19): Termites damaging building at
Ladoga, August 12.

W. L. Gray (August 16): Termites destroyed some valuable
records at the national Dox Co. at Natchez. "Contacts" to
ground were old concrete forms to base of the vault where
records were stored on wooden shelving. Also severe injury
to a number of residences in Natchez.

H:. Swenk (July 15 August 15): Additional termite
(Reticulitermes tibialis Banks) infestations were reported
from Douglas and Cass Counties during the last half of July.
One of these related to the floors in a building, the others
to injury to aster, coreopsis and other plants.

PO'ZC I-POST BEETLES (Species of Bostrichidae)

K. H. Swenk (July 15 August 15): A complaint of the
destruction of the woodwork in a cellar by powder-post beetles
(Bostrichidae) was received from Jefferson County during the
last week in July.

ANTS (Formicidae)




J. J. Davis (August 19): House ants were reported at
Elwood, Rockville, and Gary, and lawn ants at Michigan City,
South Bend, Mishawaka, and Lowell. At the latter place they
were damaging golf greens.

C. Hines (August 19): A newi infestation of the Argentine
ant has been found at Way, Madison County. This insect has
apparently been eradicated from farms near Flora;
very scarce in Yazoo City, Canton, Gary, Madison, Flora,
and -Ridgeland, where poisoning c-r.p-.rns have been put on
two or three years.

R. W. Harned and assistants (August): Several species
of ants are unusually troublesome about houses and stores
over the greater part of the State.

C. D. Lebert (A-igust 26): Considerable trouble with
many species of ants nesting in lawns, around shrubbery,
around edges of swim-.-ing pool at Te.mpe, and in houses.



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FIRE BRAT (Terrmobia ]o...:-stica Pack.)

J. Z. McEvilly (AIu-t 19): Silverfish (c:.eAtooia domestic)
have been found present in several honomes at i:cC-mb da.-airng
wall paper, r';:s, books, starched clothing, and. wearing

-HOUSE CRICK", (Gryllus domesticus L.)


J. V. Schaffner, Jr. (July 28): According to reports, these
crickets have been abundant in a few houses near the town
d.:np and for the most part these houses are on the same side
of the street as the durnJ. A second species, probably
Gryllus assimilis Fab.,w;as also abundant in places along
the grass and vweeds. Gryllus dorestic-s is the species which
his been abundant in the houses. The main complaint concerns
the annoyance caused by their presence, though the residents
report some slight damage by feeding on rugs and clothing.
According to newspaper re-ports, an infestation at S,-aipscatt
n&s also been giving considerable trouble.