The Insect pest survey bulletin


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The Insect pest survey bulletin
Physical Description:
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-]
monthly, apr.-nov.[ former 1922-1925]
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

November 1, 1930

Number 9










Vol. 10 November 1, 1930 No. 9


October developments in the grasshopper situation include defoliation
of young citrus in many parts of Florid., serious destruction of nev fall
pl-ntings of alfalfa and crimson arnd red clovers in 3r:nh:lin 2nd ;;inchester
Counties, Tenn., and rather large populations building up in northern
Nebraska, western North Dakota, -nd parts of Iowp.

In acii.ion to the rather heavy infes-ition of the Middle Atlantic
States b-7 the fall armyworm, reported in the last number of the Survey
Bulletin, the insect 7as quite generally prevalent and in many cases
seriously destructive in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas.

A hervy growth of volunteer wheat, in southeastern Nebraska, which
is no'w deT-eloped to such a size th-t it can not be easily destroyed by
disking, znakes possible a serious infestation of the Hessian fly in -'heat
next spri: g in that section. moderate infestation is also reported from
several counties in southern Iowa.

A heavy flight of chinch bugs to hibernation quarters took place in
Illinois during early October. Practically all lawns of St. Augustine
grass in Fairfax, S. C., have been seriously injured by this insect.

The corn ear worm is appea'ring in noticeable numbers in southern New
Hampshire the first time since 1922. It is reported as quite prevalent
throughout the remainder of the Nev. England and Middle Atlantic States,
causing -a loss of at least one-third of the corn crop in the intensive
truck-grovring section of Long Island, N. Y. This heavy infestation ex-
tended westward as far as Milichigan, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Indiana.

The velvetbean caterpillar, though appearing in ra-ther large numbers
in parts of Louisiana, is not extending so far -ect -ard as it did in the
season of 1929.



A scarabaeid beetle (Bolbocerosom. bruneri D. & McC.) was four
early in September damaging golf greens near Lincoln, 'oebr., in the
same manner as do common white grubs.

Codling moth injury is being reported as quite generally severe
throughout the New 1nglnd, :Liddle Atlmntic, and South Atlantic States
and westw.7ard over practically the entire Mississippi Valley .egion. In
Washington State, ho-ever, irnfest-'tion is said to be much below normal.

Consider-ble d&m-age by leafhoppers on deciduous fruits is reported
from :'7e England, .'Jest Virginia, Georgia, and Indiana.

Following extremely low temperatures last winter in prrts of
'-7ashington State, woolly apple aphid infest-tions were much below normal
this year.

The hot summer and mild. fall are believed to have been responsible
for a very marked increase of the San Jose scale population in central
and southern Illinois.

.The ti.7g girdler. iF...qvite. gner-lly prevalent and causing some in-
jury to pecan and Snglish walnuts in parts of Virginia, I-orth Carolina,
and South Carolina.

The finding of the wYnlnut husk fly at the mouth of Cajon Canyon in
San Ber"- c.ino County, Calif., indicates tt this insect extends over
a much lo.'r area in southern California than was originally suspected.

The citrus whitefly, Florida red scale, -nd purple scale are re-
ported as being more abundant than usual for this season of the year.
It is believed that the dry weather has hindered the development of the
entomoger.ous fungi which normally partially control these pests.

A sj --Ie specimen of the Colorado potato beetle was collected in
Davis Cot. ty, Utah, this year. This insect has not been observed in
Utah for s:.voral years.

The potato tuber worm is much more prevalent on the Department of
Agriculture's farm at Arlington, Va., than it has been for the past two
years. Specimens of this insect were also received in -otato tubers
from Frederick County, Icd., this yc.r.

The southern green stink bug is retorted as being very effectively
controlled by the par-site Tric:;oioda pennipes Fab. in Florida.

Cabbage loopers were unusually prvey-lent in the ':orfolk section of
Virginia, southern Illinois, the whole of "'i-sissippi, and parts of 7exaS.

The Mexic:n bean beetle is quite generally reported as either 'b- '
sent from fields or decidedly r-'iced throughout the ew "-nrl-nd "nd
Middle Atlantic region. iJo reports of d-.Igo b:.' this insect wer2 received
durin- the month of October.


A very unusual type of injury rwa.s observed in September in the Norfolk
section of Virginia. A small blick burro77er bug (Panaeun uhleri Sign.)
was attacking new sprouted spinach, killing the young plants before they
pushed through the soil. They were so numerous in one field that 43
acres had to be resown.

Thousands of acres of Douglas fir have been killed in the Colville
National Forest in ; 1 ashington State by the Douglas fir tussock moth.
The serious outbreaks of this insect in central Idaho now seem to be
controlled by pars ites.

The mountain pine beetle is causing serious dama-e on both the
east and west side of the Cascade Range in Washington State.

What is believed to be one of the largest outbreaks of the southern
pine beetle is reported from the Smoky Miountain National ParT: in North
Carolina and Tennessee.

The squash bug is reported from P-yOtte and Gem Counties, Idaho.

The fifth case of infestation of cedar trees by the larvae of the
moth Tortrix cockerellana Kearf. that has come to the attention of the
entomologists of Ilebrv- .iI was reported this, year from Frontier County.
The insect has been kno-n to occur in the State for the past four years.

The fo-7l tick has been discovered in Brookhaven, Miss. The source
of this i.,jsta.tion is not known.

The finding of Cleonus pier Scop., in Yates County, N. Y., again
this year seems to indicate that this European pest is established in
that State. In Europe the pest is known as a sugar-beet insect.






North Dakota


Tonness ee





J. R. datson (October 20): Grasshoppers are very .-_nI-nt
over all the State, many species stripping the le-ves from
young citrus.

R. H. Pettit (October 20): Grasshoppers arc very -bun=nt.

J. A. Munro (October 23): Mr. Robert L. Shotwell, Assistant
Entomologist, Bureau of Entomology, writes to me under date of
October 17, in p.rt, -s follows: "I found a fair sprir2:linr
of adults in all places th.-t I visited last month even th:ufh
no damage was reported. Given favorable conditions, these
could lay enough eggs to produce quite a crop next year."
This report refers particularly to the western part of North

H. E. Jaques (October 25): Gr;sshoppers have been moderately
to very abundant thrcugheut most of the State and still show up
in large numbers on warm sunny days. They have h.d a very
f-vorable time for egg-laying.

C. Benton (October 18): About the first part of Sept.mb-r
n farmer located 4 miles south-oest of Winch.-ster h-d about
20 acres of red clover destroyed by grasshoppers. During
the latter part of September -nd the first half of -ctober,
total destruction of, or partial injury to, nev f-ll plantings
of aifalfa -nd crimson clover --ere reported from v-rious parts
of Fr-nklin County.

M. H. Swv-nk (September 1-October 15): Damage by gr-sshoppcrs
continued in ;?.*, of northern Nebraska until about the middle
of Scptimb-r. (October 20): Grasshop-ers are very abundant
in northern ITebraska.

G. F. Kno'.-lton (Octob-r 20): Gr-sshop-,.'rs are becoming less
-bund-nt now, and dI-m-gc is decreasing rapidly.

FIELD CRIC:.-T (Gryllus assicilis Fab.)

M. H. Sw7%nk (Scptcmb2r 1-October 15). Field crickets were
very ;nnoing as Ihousehold pests in' Scotts Bluff mni .'orrill
Counties, especially in Bredgcport -nd Scottsbluff, durin.; the
month of September.

R. '7. Harncd (October 22): Cozjpl-ints h-'v- continuAd to come
during thD p-st month in r.--rd to th.e "bund-.ncc of crickets.
Apparently these insects ar. most -un.l-nt in the northwestern
-art of ..ississipi. Some reports of their unusu-1 "un-i-nc_
hav, -Iso been received from the or-iric rt.ction of northeaste-n siss3o)i.

C'TU.'TRIS (NToctuidae)




H. E. Jaques (October 25): Cut'worms have shown considerable
fall activity in sever-l of the counties in the northern half
of the Sta.te.

G. E. Gould (October 23): Cutworms of several species are
abundant at present on spinach Qbout Norfolk.

J. R. .,-.tson (October 20): Cut'v-orms are moderately abundant
over all the State.

State Plant Bo:.rd of Mississippi Press Release (October 27):
He-vy damage to alfalfa by cutviorms was reported from Washington

FALL URJ Y".OR'.; (L-.ohFn:- frui-oerda S. & A.)






L. A. Stearns (October 20): The fall armyworm is generally
severe throughout the State nd many complaints were received
during early and mid-September.

T. L. Guyton (October 24): Probably the outstanding occurrence
in the last month or so was ths outbreak: of fall armyworms in
York and Cumberland Counties. This insect caused considerable
damage in certain districts of these counties and in one instance
destroyed 7-acre field of fall brrlcy. Numerous reports of
damage to lawns were received.

G. E. Gould (October 23): The fall aruyworm has practically
disappeared except for several small infestations on spinach.
Only slight damage has been reported.

T. H. Parks (September 30): An outbreak occurred on a farm
in Butler County during Septtmber. The worms fed upon volunteer
wheat that grew after wheat stubble ground was plowed and planted
to alfalfa. They have been noticed for two weeks and have now
almost destroyed the wuheat in som. spots of the field. They
fed a little on the alfalfa, but did not seriously injure it.
Larvae are now pupating under clods and in the. loose soil
near the surface. A few larvae have tachinid c:yr on them.
(October 6): About two dozen larvae collected September 30
wore brought to Columbus and fed with grass. These now all
pupated exccirt one. The larvae were very dark in color and at
first glance would not bo token for the fall armyworm. Identi-
fication of the insect was verified by Mr. Philip Luginbill.
(October 28): Larva', collected September 30 in Butler County
had pupated a few days later and moths were emerging by the
middle of October. No parasites emerged from these larvae.
On October 8 the county agent reported that the larv-e had all
,;up-ted in the field.

J. J. Davis (October 20): Definite reorts were received
during the second week in October from Toll City, Cannelton, and
Corydon. In all cases damage to rye, w-heat, and barley was
serious nd in some cases the worms totally destroyed these crons.




New York

Indi na


Io wa


w.. A. Price (October 23): Beginning October 2 end continuing
through the present date the fall armyworm has been very de-
structive to rye, whcat, and alfalfa fields in central -.nd
western Kentucky.

R. ,1'. Harncd (October 22): On October 17, J. '7hitakor,-
County Agent, reported that insects were causing serious
d. ',ge to alfalfa in :ashington County. He sent in one lot
of worms that had destroyed in one spot 2, and in -
hundreds of places spots from 10 to 50 feet in size. In the
package that he sent were 10 worms. Three have been identified
as Hcliothis obsoleta Fab. and seven as Felti- -.nn.xi Trcit.
Another package of vworms that he reported were dcstr:ying
alfalfa contained three specimens of Hcliothis obsolct and
five specimens of Laphygma frugiperd (October 22):
Serious injury to turnips w.s reported recently from Jackson
and Meridian.

State Plant Board of Mississippi Press Release (October 27):
The southern grassworm continued to be v.r.,, destructive during
the month, attacking pastures, la7.;ns, gardens, soy beans, and
alfalfa in various parts of the State. E*rly plantings of
oats '-crc completely killed by this pest in George County.

S. 'V. Clark (October 12): The fall armyworm is doing severe
damage to beans in the Raymondrillce section, '7illary County.
(October 15): The fall armn,-orm is v ry abundant and doing
severe damage to beans, beets, carrots, cabbage, cane, sudan
grass, and law7ns throughout the wholc lower Rio Grandc VAlley.

W7HITE GRUBS (Phyllophaga spp.)

Staff of Geneva '-x7-orimcnt Station (September 29): Thite
grubs ar.c rnod rately abundant in Geneva.

J. J. Davis (October 20): ;,hit- grubs wcre reported .att-.cking
corn and potatoes at Frr-n:fort, September 24. (October 20):
Thite grubs are moderately abundant in the northwestern
quarter of the State.

R. 1. Pettit (October 20): Jhitc grubs are vry r-'.unii-nt.

H. E. J-.quss (Octob..r 25): Many of the counties in the usurl
brood r gion show heavy inf stations.

1. H. Swcnk (September l-October 15): Injury to lawns, golf
gr-.ns, -nd haymcadows continued to bc reported from north-
eastern Nebraska until about Septemb-r 20.


KD SPIDER (T r-n.'Lu, tolnrius L.)


1. York


UTcbr ca

Kew York

I.. A. TotLers (Auguast 1970): Unusually sever, infstations
of this mite in mojlm orcard- in cortoin sections of tho
in.tchxc district. In cortmin orchr.rds the trunks, br,-nchcs,
foliage, e-nd fruit, covyrod. nith th. mitos and webbing.

C E R E AL A I. D F 0 -A2 CROP I I T S E C T S


I'3L. iA FLY (Phytohnhag destructor Say)

Staff of Goncva -xpcrimnt Station (3optmb-r 29)r
HIssian fly is modcratijy -Lu-ndant in Iv-.

;. P. Flint (October 21): TL extremely dry summnicr has
greatly reduced the infstation in this Stat 2 rnd exc-ept for
ll ara in southwest-cntral Ilinoiz, th-re "7ill apparOntly
bo little! dLv;oc froi tle insect in the Stat2 this fall. Evon
in oCrly-sown 7b2.-t infest,:tion is v.ry light.

.. Jaqs (Octob.r 25): llas,, Adi, .rrn, nd
Va'n 3:ron C:-untieG r Tport modret to h"' infestations. Som
of the neighborini counties r.ort their presence in smllcr

?I. S'T.nlJ: (S..otcmbor 1-Cctcber 15): In spite of the fa
nat the hot and c-ry month of July dcsuroyJ a 1-rgc
perco-ta-o of the puparia, th.mre remained quite a hoevy in-
festation of vi-bl".o -,..rf-"ra the -'hcat stubble, annd, vithn
the coumiing of xugust rains, th: -Tssir n fly omrg-d -.bmundrntly
aria attackd tII iktvyz grol-th of vo1uner .oluntt- that had
sprung u-p. Lost of tni-s volg nor growth hs not bee.;n dostroyod,
.-nd is now too l.rg2. to bastro-. by diskin At the sa.m time
it is hnevily laden 'ith l%-rvm -iiJ ru'ria which h ill forcm cn
2xtrcu-ly serious mon-c to thi sov;n-i crop of Ih2at next spring,
if !not yt thic fall t'Liou-h possible supplmentary fall brood
th. !ltter pert of October.

A2PML- &RAIET APHID (h.hor losi 'hunm urunifolihc ?it ch)

Staff of C-n-va Experiment Station (Octobor 20): rphids
are moderately abundant in Gcneva.

M. H. Swank (Sept a-mbr 1-October 15): During the second wck
in October a ry, field in northern Crss County was practically
ruined oby an ab-undance of the apple grqin aphid. (Octobr 20):
The ":1c grain aphid is moderately abund-nt on ry.j in astn
: Tbraska.



cc :4

CHINCH BUG (Blissus loxicoptru5 S.vy)

South Carolina




Now7 Hampshirc



jlow York

Neow Jersey


', .st Virginia


J. N. Tnhet (October lb): Practically all lawns of St.
Augustine grass in the Fairfax section arc being very seriously
injured. The grass on many lawns has bcon killed outright.

J. J. D'vis (October 20): Thj chinch oug is common in the
northeastern corner of the State.
t. P. Flint (October 21): There v.ero very heavy flights of
chinch bugs to hibernation qucrtcrs during the early part of
October. If th,, spring of 1931 is dry or moderately dry, this
insect will undoubtedly cause dam-.. in some six or ten
Illinois counties.

H. E. Jaou.ues (October 25): The chinch bug is v.ry abundant
in Monroe County.

CORNi EAR-C.: (Holiothis obsolctra Fab.)
I- r. con -orm is moderately
P. R. Lo";ry (October 19): corn ear '"ora is moderately
abundant ip t0. saath-rn quarter of the State. This is the
first time it has becn at al1 common since 1922.

W. L. Britton (October 24): The corn ear worm has been moro
abundant in Connecticut this year than usual and has c:-uscd
serious iiijury in several cases.

L. A. Stearns (October 20): The corn car -orm is very
abundant thlrolg-.ut the. Stat4.

Staff of Geneva 7r.riment Station (October 20): T-. corn
car worm is v.ry,- abundant in Chautauqua and Eri CounLties.

C. R. Crosby (October): The corn carr worm injury is very
severe all over Suffolk County more so than in recent ,.r--rs.
Caused the loss of at least one-third of the crop. (. G. Bc.n)

T. J. HR-dlcc (October 8): The corn ear worm is moderately
abund ant.

T. L. Guyton (October 24): The corn car -or3 was very
abundant in late roasting cars. Of course the dry weather we
I.d here probably destroyed the chance of late roasting cars

L. '. Pcrirs (October 20): The corn ar 77orm is very abund nt
in i"org-.nto'7n.

G. f. Gould (October 23): Th corn ear worm was moderately
abundant durin.. Sctember .nd October in snap-bean fields.
Obsrv tions on be ns oic}-.d around October 10 showed that a
l-rg. p-rccnt'ge ha d bca injured -n,'y to lo'er their mr-.rket
v'lu,.. Injury was -lso noted on tonmato-s -nd corn.









J. R. -Watsori (October 20). The corn ear worm is moderately
a-bund ant, feeding mostly on beggar-eed seed.

J. J. Davis (October 20): Considcrable injury to canning *
tomatoes. A'undant the past Aonth throughout the State on
both field and svieet corn. A one-third grown larva vas seCen
in i4itchsll September 27, eating into an apple. Reports
from Boonville and Scottsburg, October 13 and 14, respectively,
mention serious losses to tomatoes, a large percentage being
attacked. From Vincennes 7;e have a report October 17 that
they wsrc attacking sw7e
T7. A. Price (October 23): The corn ear worm is very ,cuni-nt
on corn, tomatoes, and soy beans. After the maturity of the
corn it h-7s in ma-ny instances gone to the stalk and to other
near-by crops.

R. H. Pettit (October 20): The corn e ar worm is moderately

H. E. J:qucs (October 25): The corn eir worm s.ems to have
been more active than usual this yeaor. Much of the late sweet
corn suffered, -,hile field corn in many counties shows unusual
activity. The distribution 7.s rather general throughout the

M.- H. S7en1: (September 1-October 15): The corn ear -orin
as reported as doing serious da&-I-ge in cornfields in Nemaha
County late in September and early in October.

G. I. 'Jorthington (October 15): The corn ear v7orm is very
abundant at Cleveland. Damage to tomatoes and late corn is
unusually severe.

F. A. Smith (October 20): The corn ear worm is very
abundant in the northwestern part of the State.

T. F. McGehcc (Octobcr 18): Corn e .r vworms are very abund.-.nt
at Holly Springs. Feeding in heads of sagrain.

G. F. Knowlton (October 20): The corn ear worm caused con-
siderable d:.,'ge to corn, and was observed dac-ging green
tomatoes at Logan.

U. C. Loftin (October 14); i'y impression is that Heliothis
obsoleta can be found at Central Baragua at any time of the ye.rr
on corn. Corn is planted during any month of the year and that
which we get for t:ble use is usually infested.

CCIi.- RCC-T .OPiMS (Diabrotic- spp.)

M. H. S-_en : (Septembcr 1-October 15): Adults of the



North C-rolina

Louis i ana




corn root worm (D. viriKi.r- t.,, of the Mexico corn
root 7orm (D. filicornis Horn), :.nd of the western cor-. ro't.worm,
(D. longicornis S'y) were plentiful in and frcl in t hetevily inufested arsa in south-estern Iebra-ka,
7:hich includes Fedwillow, Hitcbcock, Dundy, -.nd the southern
parts of Frontier and Chatse Counties, until w:ell into October.
A campaign urging a -.-neral. rotation of all fields that were
in corn this yeor is no--, being put on, beginning w-ith a
f-rmers' tour of inspection of the d-E.gcd fields around
:.:'cCook on October 17.

SOUT..ER. CORN STALK BOR-ER (Diatraea zencolella Dyar)

C. H. Brannon (October 22): Very severe infestation on
corn on Hospit--l frnm at Goldsboro, T7ayne Ccunty.


VELVET B-EJ CJATRPILL.R (Antic,-rsia gemmatilis Hbn..)

V. A. Douglas (October 2): The velvetbean caterpillars
hn-vc not been found so f.-r rest !s th>:, were in 1929.
Ex.u'iinations have been made as far -west as I!ome, Tex., which
is about 20 miles west of Beamnont, but no injury w-s found
west of Crowley, La., along the Southern PAcific Railroa.d.
Along this line, Nome marked thu western limit of infestation
last year- while this year the infestation ends at Cro-ley.
north h of Croley, the infestation has been traced as far as
Colfax, northwest of Alexandria, but the northern limit -.--s
not reached. Injury to sc.y beans is severe from Crowley to
Colfax and near Lafayette and Jeanerette. The fungous disease
Botrytis rileyi has been noted in several fields.

U. C. Loftin (October 14): I noticed some of the velvet-
bean caterpillars about the first of September and today I
saw full-grown Iarv-e feeding on the same bean plants. The
infestation here h-s been very light this summer. Doubtless
they Jre already in the United States before now,

C0JPEA CURCULIO (Chalcodcrmus -o neus Boh.)

J. M. Robinson (October 20): The cowpea curculio is very
abundant in Auburn.

BEAIl LEAF BELTLL (Ccrotoma trifurcata Forst.)

E. S. Hinds (October 29): Cerotomn trifurcota Forst. h-.s
becn very abundant on soy beLns .nd covwpe.s and appears to have
been quite largely responsible for preventing the setting: of
pods on co", :.-.s.




A SCIRABAEID BEETLE (Bolboccrosomra bruneri D. & McC.)

H. H. Serni (September 1-0ctober 15): Early in Stptcnbcr
it vws found th-.t the golf gr.ens nt th, Shrino Club n,.r
Lincoln had been seriously d.-mng-d by tha l,,rv-c of B. bruncri,
which worked after th m.'.nner of coincon :'hite -rubs.

A SCAA3AEID BCJTL. (Ochrosidia iirrnaculta Oliv.)


J. J. Davis (Octobe.r 20): it grubs (Cyclocerohdla
vere injuring golf gr ,-ns October I -t Indi.npolis.

SUG-..2 C.;:-
..J. -. B- .. r
, ... .. R`.I_.R (D-ir~trr; c s:_._cchar-.-is Fa._.n


.. 3i. Hinds (Octobcr 29): Di tr-c- s-cchar-lis FJb. is
unusudly scorco. Th.. odm-g2 to sug-r-c-nc will bo the lightest
in m--ny ycars.

Y R U I T I iT S z C T S

COTI I^ATq" ..G_; (Al-bam- -r-rill-cea Hlbn.)



':;est Virginia.



2. ffl csot~a

A. I. 2ourne (October 2): Dr. Fern-lId reported th t hI
observed th_ cotton l1of '.-ori for the first ti:-.Z on the night
of September 25-26, *:hcn the moths wro present in A,7ihorst
in considor-.jlo numbers.

J. Z. Britton (Octobe.r 24): Therc 7a-s *. he-vy invasion
of moths in 3ridgep-ort -nd i:rhtrr one at Grcxn'-ich -nd
som. other to-ns -nd cities t 1-st days of September, I
did not s e rny in 1': Haven.

L. .. P7irs (October 20): >T.-. cotton -orm is reported in
Lorg-nto-'n. >otbs 2igr tin:; on Sptember 25 and for a vcek
ftcr th.-'t date in moderato numbers.

C. H. .ldon (October 24): cotton lc-f v-orm is modcr-tely
^bundant in the m-iddle eorgis section.

.. P. Flint (October 21): There h-,s be>n very h-cnvy
flight of moths during thj. -rly part of Octobor. Very lrge
numbers of th-s- insects -ocr- noted during th(. first f-r" d--s
of the month and -'g'-in on October 13 cand 14.

C. G.Ru g-1-s (October 10): -bl-b-m ^rgill-cc -,s very
abundant th. l"1st of Sjpt.- br. InjTry to the fruit of stra_-
berry --is s_-n -t d. Pr-irie.



J. M. Robinson (October 20): The cotton leaf worm is very
abundant in Auburn.

R. W. H-.rned (October 22); These insects are very abundant in
practically every -:-rt of the State.


CODLI;:_ i.:OTK (C _roc--P. pomonell.,. L.)

Ne'w York

Ne'.w Jersey

W.est Virginia

Georgi a




C. R. Crosby (October 20): Codling moth injury is very
severe in t-he Huczon V:lley thick year. One lrge comierclal
orchard sho'7s injury of about 60 ner cent of the crop.

Staff of Geneva 7xpsriment St-tion (October 20): The
codling moth is very abunda'nt in western -:" York.

T. J. Herdlee (October 8): Codling moths .re rmoiera.tely
abund ant.

L. i1. Peairs (October 20): The codling moth is very
abundant in Berkeley Coanty.

C. H. Aldenr (October 24): The codling moth is very abund-nt
in Cornelir; rorst since 1J.

T. H. Priks (October 28): C:unts have just been completed
in 94 orchards here the spray-service rec'?mrnend-tions -ere
follo-.-ed. These men spr,,yed in the crlyx, followed by two to
four cover sprays, depending upon their location and the degree
of worm infesta-tion; 5.5 per cent of the fruit -was infested or
blemished by the l-:rv-c -.t '-yrvcst tire, comp.-red to 4.4 per
cent d-ln'ged in 192S. The haviest irifest- tion v.s in southern
Ohio ':here l-rv..e continued t. 2nter the. fruit in September.
In LP-wrence County, '.'here t7'o-thirds of the gro-ers -were
unable to apply all of the spr ys o,-ing to vater shortage,
approxiraately 50 per cent of t'.- fruit 7s d-rjged by codling
moth l.rvEze. In thie orch rfs *:ich follmed our schedule,
only one spr-y ';7s ". lied for the second brood of '-orms.

J. J. Dpvis (October 20): L.rv,-e were still entering fruit
in southern Indi-na a !-eek ago.

P. P. Flint (October 21): Third-brood -nd l-te secc.nd-brood
codling moth larvae caused very horvy dam-ge to a.ples this
year. Surveys in southern snJl western Illinois conducted by
,r. Canndler -nd 1.r. Big-_er s&.o- inf st-tions running as >igh
-s 58 per cent in srnie orchards in southern Illinois -nd -0
par cent in some orchards in --:cstern Illinois. These infes-
t'tions occurred in commercial orchards whichc h h-d received
from five ta seven polic,-tions f spray during the suner.






Washing on

There were some striking differences in near-by orchards.
In one case t'-o orchards ohnei by the same person, sprayed
with the s-me cre-s and rigs, containing the same varieties
of trees of the same age and sprr.yed with the same schedule
showed an infesttion of 28 per cent in one case and 4 per cent
in the other,

7. A. Price (October 23): The codling moth is very :bundant.
We collected 109 larvae from 8 bushels of wind-fall apples
gathered in the station orchard at Lexington on October 22.

R. H. Pettit (October 20): The codling moth is very abundant.

A. G. kug-es (Qctober 10): The codling moth is very
abundant in Ramsey and Hennepin Counties.

R. MI. Jones (October 23): Apple harvest has been completed
in some orchards and is in full swiig in other orchards. The
codling moth is moderately to very a ,udant. Late worms were
more numero-as this year than usual. The last egg deposition
was recorded on October 3 -and the last larvae were observed
entering the fruit on October 15,

G-. F. Knowlton (October II): Injury to apples has been
rather severe during the past sea-son in many Cache Volley

M,. A. Others (October 6): Infestation is much below that
of average years. In one district where minimum winter
temperature of -25 F.occurred, and where spring frosts
destroyed almost all blooms, obviating the necessity for any
spraying, the occasional apples still on the trees have been
entirely free from codling moth infestation. NIcrmally a few
scattered apples would be very highly infested if left unsprayed.
Doubtless minimum winter temper-tures of -25 F.caused a high
mortality of overwintering larvae,

LEAFHOPPERS (Cicadellidae)

New Hampshire


WJest Virginia

P. R. Lowry (October 19): Typhlocyba pom-ria i'cA. 4.
very abundant in the southwestern part of the State.*
of apple have been badly stippled since August.
,. P. Zappe (October 23): Apple leafhoppers started in spring
in about the usual numbers and gradu1ly increased during the
summer. At harvest time adults were very abundant causing
injury to foliage -and staining fruit. Owing to lack of rains
the stains on fruit have not been washed off, and late
varieties of fruit show rmaich discolortion of fruit.

L. M. Peairs (October 20): Leafho;pers are very abundant
in Berkeley County.






Mis souri

J- 5h in, ton

0. I. Snapp (October 15): Leafho:.:rs have been unusually
a)lur,-nt in peach orchards this fall, r;orkinr the folii--e to the.
extent that it hcs tao:en on a silvery appearance.

J. J. Davis (October 20): .r-'thr.ri:ur oblicui- Say is
mroderat ely abundant On apple in southern Indi:..a. .:--le
leafhosperc (T,' ..acvb sp.) 'rere abundant the ,a-st month in
orch:.rds at >Mitchell and Bedford. Noticeable excr:-.-:nt-spottir.g
of the fruit -s well as whitening of leaves.
Dr. F. H. Lathro-, under date of S.[.tember 20, writes from
Vincennes: 'The leafhopper (E. obliqu.) is swarming in -..prle
orchards of this section in unusual numbers. This species has
been incre ing o. this section since midsummer. Consid-er le
injury has been c'^e in some orchards through rer-.ov-l of the
chlorophyl from tae leaves. RHin h.s removed most of the
excreta from the fruit."

A. Price (October 23): The apple leafro.-ers are moder-tely

R. H. Pettit (October 20): Ap2le leafhoi-pers are very,

R. ,. Jones (October 23): Apple leafho-;:ers :are moderately
abunda-nt on apples at M-rionville.

.O0OLLY APPLE APHID (Eriosom-a 1.'ieru- Hausm.)

M. A. Others (October 6): Joolly rapple aphids are nxuh less
abundant thamn they are in aver-Le years, doubtless o- in- to
colder -iinter ne-ther last winter. In districts where minimum m
temperatures of -25 F.occurred, this seasons woolly rn'.id
infestation was extremely light. In the irrdiate vicinity
of ',enatchee, -here the minirsm temperature of last winter was
about -19F., there a grater infestation th- n here the
minimum re.:1crd -25F., but still lighter than in normal

SijT JOSE SCALE (.snii.tus perniciosus Comst.)



0. I. Snap:) (October 20): 7he 'enoral infestation in this
section (Fort Valley) at the -, ore.ent time is .oier-te.

'i. P. Flint (October 21): The dry, hot summer and oe.en fall
have been very favorable to .n increase in numbers of the San
Jose sc.le. While this insect suff-red a v-rv high -inter
mortality from the cold weather of the p-st winter, it h-s been
able to come back so that slight to moderate infestations can
be found in i:,ny commercial orch-rds in central and southern

South Carolina


New Hampshire

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

J. N. Tenhet (October 10); The flat-h'*;ded apple tree borer
has very seriously injured a large young pecan grove. TrE/es
four years old, .nd cmLing into bearing, seem as severely
injured as one -rn t-o year trees. Miony trees have been -lmost
completely girdled.

J. J. Davis (October 20): The flat-headed borer ,-as reported
damaging apple at 'le':! Richmond September 28, M-ple at
Jeffersonville September 21, and both pole and maple in
Randolph County September 18.

APPLE SV3a C.'ALCID (Syntomasois druparum Boh.)

P. R. Lowry (October 19): Seedling apples and crab apples
mtere badly infested- with the ap-ole seed chalcid September 20.

APPLE "'-xGOT (Rhagoletis romonclla 75alsh)


liTe7 Hampshire

A. G. Ruigles (October 10): The apple ma-zot is more
abundant than usual, much dam-ite resulting. One observer
at Preston says no -dults were seen until August 18, then they vEr e
very abundant.

EUROPEA:7 PTED 1,1ITE (Paratetr.nychus pilosus Can. & Fa&r.)

P. R. Lo-'ry (October 19): The European red mite is very
abundant in many apple orchards. In some orchards 100 per
cent of the calyx ends are covered with evs.


PEACH BOPRER (.ceri- exitioso Say)





0. I. Snapp (October 20): 'c ;7re still getting a feu e:-'s
at Fort Valley. Moths have been emerging as late as October 14.

J. J. Davis (October 20): The peach tree borer was reported
from Tell City, LaPorte, Indianapolis, and M!ichigan City the
latter part of Septcr.-.ber.

R. H. Pettit (October 20): The peach borer is very abundant.

Il. H.S-.eni: (September 1-October 15): The pench tree borer
was reported as injurious in southern Clay County during the
third week in September.

G. F. Kno'ilton (October 20)7 The peach tree borer is dm-.-ing
pech trees at Provo, Brighiam City, and illard. D-jr -.e occurs
commonly in peach orchards throughout northern Utah.




Ne-7 York


Test Virginia



LESSER PE-ACi BOjiP (Sesi pictipes G. & R. )

0. I. Snapp (October 20): The inf'est-.tion is .:prerntly
heavier then usual in orchards which .-;ere .inter-injur. last
fall or which have been somewhat' neglected or careless handled.
The la'ge numbers of trees injured by low temperature last
fall have contributed to the incre-.sed infestation.

ORI!TJTL TRUI? MOTH (Laspeyresio. molesta Busck)

P. Garman (October 24): The oriental fruit moth is reported
in ITev Haven and. Hrtford Counties. The situation is much
improved ov.' tL- prevailing year ago. Natural enemies
observed ar.. Trir 4ogrann'a rin:utum Riley, .'.crocentrus
ancvlivora i-oh., and G.l.ta rufiscutellaris Cress.

R. L. Payne through C. R. Crosby (October): Larvwe of the
first brood of oriental peach moths could be found in pr-cticnlly
all section of Orange County, in young orchards.
The growth of young trees ,'as ch.eckld in a number of orc' .-rds
as a result of this pest, killing the young ter-.:n-ls.

Staff of Geneva Experiment St'ation (October 20): The
oriental fruit moth is moderately abundant in westernn :I
York. (September 29): -h- oriental fruit moth is moderately
abundant in "Ting-ra County.

T. L. Guyton (October 24): In counts made for oriental
fruit moth infestation, the infestation at Harrisburg ran
about 20 per cent on Elbertas and 50 per cent on Iron Mountain .and
Salway. In the Chambersburg district the counts on Ilbertas
ran from )bout 4 per cent to 3S per cent. Counts in all
instances were made by cutting open all of the fruits from
a particular tree or from a me- ured lot of the run of the tree.

L. M. Peairs (October 20): The oriental fruit moth is
moderately abund ant in erkelc County.

A. Price (October 23): Th, oriental fruit moth is
moderately abundant. The amount of twig injury h-,s been very
m-terially reduced this year, ow:ing probably to an ,-bsence of
pe-ches and to the prolonged drought, the latter resulting in
a small amount of growth nd in early hardening of the w1 Dd.

PLUM CURCULIO (Ccnotr.:,chelus nenu-.h-r Hbst.)

M. P. Zappe (October 23): Curculios have caused a large i.,unt
of scars on fruit, especially the fruit on outside roTs of
orchard trees, Fruit also shows a consider-ble amount of fall
fL-ding punctures.

New York

C. R. Crosby (October): Evidence of the
plum curculio could.-be icunrd in pr'cticolly all peach
orchards in Orange County. Orchards located near favorable
harboring places for the beetles were severely infested.
Considerable injury Tais found to be rather severe on a few
trees in various parts of the county. (R. L. Payne)

Staff of Genev- Experiment Station (September 29):
plum curculio is very .cund-nt in Genevo,








New York

0. I. Snapp (October 20): All adults have left peach orchards
for hibernation. 1one have been collected in orchards during
recent jarrings*

J. J. Davis (0,t';ober 20): The plum curculio is moderately
abundant in general. Reported serious in plum orchards at
Plymouth, October 13.

R. M. Jones (October 23): The plimr curculio is sc-rce at
Marionville. :;ovt orchards showd only occasional stings on

'.7HITE PEACH SCALE (.Aullcas-,is pentagona Targ.)

C. R. *Jilley (October 21): T.ere seems to be a general
infestation in the city of Richmnond. Infestations have been
observed recently in various sections of the city and some
calls have been received asking for control remedies. It is
being found on plum, cherry, and peach, chiefly on plum and
sweet cherry.

;7. L. Gray (October 16): The ",est Indian peach scale is
moderately in Adams County,

SHOT-,HC'LE BCRER (Scolytus ruwulosus Ratz.)

T. H. Parks (October 28): .'cording to the county agent,
these beetles are doing much dJ-_ge to peach trees in Fulton

QUINCE CURCULIO (Conotrachelus crataegi Jalsh.)

Staff of Geneva Y-periment Station (September 29): The
quince curculio is moderately abundant at Canandr;igu, -nd
Hall, .



SHOT-HOS BO?.Z'x (Scolyt-as r-cLos2s Ratz.)



New York

J. A. I-y-lop (October 15): Several Jap*nrce cherr-T trees
near Silver Spring wiere killed by the shot-hole borer.

G. L. Bond (October 16): T.h shot-hole borer is reported
in the MTize vicinity, and in fact it is some :-.aife
in all sections of Jones, Smith, Covington, ',,:v:'.'e, arn
Jasper Counties, especially to trees vhich have
from winter injury and peach-tree borers-

G. F. Nn-,ltor. (October 20): A few cases of shot-hole
borer injury to youn:_- peach and cherry trees have been
recently observed in northern Utah.


PLUMI C.-JLR (Anthonomus scutell:ris Lec.)

'. H. Swenk (September 1-October 15): A Platte County
correspondent reported th-t the plum gouger (Coccotorus
prunicida)had practically ruined her crop of plums during

CGIFEFJ.Y' ROOT (R r.-.bdooterus picipes Oliv.)

Staff of Geneva Experiment Station (September 29): The
cranberry rootworm is vcr:,' abundant at Red Creek.

DT ,('iophT~pY
A A 7. o ph- 7 p

A .LIT.Z (?riophv s sp)


S. E. Crumb (September 1): Ivergreun., HiMlaya, --ton
Eidorado, and Kitt-tinny blackberries are att-.cked.'-, a.-zrently
indiscriminately by what -.pers to be E. .r-cilis *'al., mnd
mites apparently of the s me species have been found on at
least two varieties of racpberr:, !:'.d on loanberry. Three
separate infested areas are kno-n--one in southern Cr.-:on ex-
tending as far north as Yoncalla and vest to :'.vrtle Point,
another in the Willamrette Valley as far south as Tnagcnt and
extending north to Vancouver, "w-vash., .nd a third in the
Fuy.,llup Volley about Puyalup and Sumner. hhe infest-tion is
especially he'-vy about 71jodburn, Oreg., where the blackberry
crop is practically a totfl loss in n.any fields.


FOATT CS B-AJR (Acrobasis juglonuis Lc:B..)


T. G-l' ney (October 15): . -oecsn leif case borer is -icderately
abjqdcant at Ocean Springs.

PiCk2 CIGAR CASE B_-rR (Coleophora c aaefoliells 3le,.)

H. '&l.,cney (October 15): The pecan cigar case ,arer is
moderately abundant at Ocean Springs.

T 7iG- GIPDLLR (OnciC.eres cinguletus Say)


North Carolina

South Carolina


B. A. Porter (October 23): The twi r-irdler was reported -s
causing serious injury in a pecan grove in v'athews County, the
majority of the small branches being cut of.- (Specimens
identified by >. S. Fisher).

C. R. "illey (October 21): The t.-i_ girdler is spcarently
more numerous this fall than usual. Specimens have been received
from Henrico, Chesterfield,. and Pittsylvsnia Counties. sportss
of danae have come from Campbell, Hanover, and Dinwiccie Counties.
uiost of the damage has been done to 3nrlish vlnut andcl pecan trees.
One specimen of girdled elm has been received and a v:isteria
which ',as very badly damaged has been observed.

C. 3. Brannon (October 23): Causing unusually severe dan6'Ie
to pecans this season.

Z. P. Metcalf (October 25): The twig girhler is proving to be
a serious pest, not only to pecEn trees but to various ornamental
plants. More complaints have been received this fall than in
previous years.

J. N. Tenhet (October 10): DMaLe ver, noticeable in several
groves of pecans ?t Fairfax.

P7C4 '^j:VIL (Lalaninus caryce Horn)

J. R:. Robinson (October 20): The pecan weevil is very abuni.ant
in central Alabama.

3LA .CEK CAL ?ID (L.:yzocslis fu'i, .i..1'.l-Is FPitch)

State Plnt Board of Mississiptoi Press Zele: s (Ct>.ber 7) :
l-e blc -: ,ecan aphid has been much less injurious zi-is fall t an
1ost season, very little damage w -vii occr in most c ses.

"i ssissippi

-AssissiZ- pi

* HUSk I Y ~L. '-oletis : r -c r .


ionthlty Jes Letter, Office of Los County &gricult.ral
Comrnissioner, Vol. 12, ITo. 10 (October 15): That the _-.lnut
nusk fly exists over a larger area in Southern COalifcrnia t."n
it has heretofore been knovwn to inhabit is indicated -o the
recent finding of larvae in v;:alnu-s .ro'.in:- at the mouth of
Cajon Can-uon in San Ber-..rdino C.ounty. ..e discovery made by
Can Birnardino County agricultural inspectorss places the 7cst
10 miles east of any previously :i:..n infestation. In addition
the inspectors state that attacked nuts have --ecn taken. from
isolated plantings of -..lnuts at points bet." en the -hinc-Por.a
areas, vhich has been knnov;n to be infested for some tine, and the
Cajon sass infestction--a condition ?.ic. makes it ap-ear likel--
tret the fly is general throughout the area.

A S .'ALLO0TAIL (Papilio cresnhontes Cram.)


J. R. Watson (Oc-tobe&r 20): The orangee do>-Y, as is usual at
this time of tre year, is doing considerable rmnage to citras
trees in nurseries.

CITRUS AFHID (Aphis spiraecola. Patch)


J. R. 7atson (October 20): The green citrus aphiJ is very
scarce over all the State..


J. R. 7atson (October 20): Ti-c southern zreen stink tu- is
decidedly less abu.6ant than i.ring October of t'-e past several
years. Tliis seec to be due to trie -'rcat abundnce of the
p:rcsitc Tricho-oca. Th. substitution of Crotalaria soectatilis
for ". stri~tt in many oranrve -roves has also 7Iped in this

CITRUS .Vi'irLY (rialeurodes citri Ashm.)




J. R. '.atson (October 20): The citrus rhitef:ly is very abu.nCant.
It is rather more abundCant than usual for October. 2r" heather
has hindered develO.c::n nt of entomogenous fun-i on this insect.

J. :,. Robinson (O'tober -J): L. citrus Khitefly is moderatelI
abundant at Sprin- Hill.

'. L. Gray (October 15): I-e citrus vhitcfly is ver- abunant
on privet hed-: in Ada:n'a County.


5 TI1- BUL3G. (irpF ara ir'.: .)

-41_ -







FLORID.A 3D SC. J- (h-rysomroh:slus ficus k.shm.)

J. R. watson (October .30): Thc Flriae red. sccle is moderately
to very abundant. It is rather more Zo.b';ndant than usual for
October. Dry v;:eather .-as Linceie. development of entomo:.enous
fungi on this insect.

J. ivi. Robinson (October 20): The Ilorida red scale is
moderately abUnarit at Spring Hill.

P-FPL S3C-- (Leoidossc.;es beckii Yewm.)

J. R. Watso' (October 20): 71c purple scale is moderately
to very abunc it. is rather more eb'ancant than usual for
October. Dry 7ast- r has hindered development of entomogenous
fungi on this insect.

CIF.US JIT (Zrio:."--s oleivorus Ashrr-.)

J. iM. Robinson (October 20): The cit-.-us rust mraite is moderately
e mindant at Spring Hill.

J. R. .atson (October 20): The citrus rust mite is moderately


VCLTL._"'1 '7ZVIL (Listroderes obliouus Gyll.)

H. Dietrich (October 20): Vegetable weevil adults vere
reported on turnips:in a garden at Lucedale October 15.

C-.--,: 'J.B ,jR:E. (Loxostege similalis C-uen.)




Ie braska

G. E. C-ould (October 23): The ra'den webwiorm is quite
injurious to spinach throughout a" of the Tidewater region.

J... Robinson (October 20): TurniD webvorms-are moderately
abundant in ATuburn.

C. Hines (October 15): Garden webworms are moderately a.x.._at
at Yazoo City.

M. H. Srenk (September 1-October 15): The garden vebworm
seriously damaged some alfalfa fields in central Johnson County
during the last half of A-uzut.

CABIAG` iBOPJ. (Hellula undalis Feb.)


State Plant Board of .Pississippi Press Release (October 27): T.-.c
cabts&e webworm destroyed several hundred acres of turnips planted
for the cennrin, factor," at Lucedale.

R. Har.v.' (ct0ber 22): Specimens were received from -
'I bany on Septemb:er G, :here they .-ere reported as seriou-sly
injurin- t-rni-, ca':-2e, 'and collarl- plants, and fro!7 meridian
on ve-pt( 9, :.&re'& t'y ;ere reported as causing serious
injury to tuVrnis'.

i'AL J CH-I:CH BU (yisis eric&e Schill.)

G. Gould (October 23 : false chinch b-2f is exceedi.:-ly
abundant in the -'`rfoll-k reion this fall and d:.-; -e to turnips,
mustard, and' csJirnach. has been rL _.rted.

... :-.t Say)"- 'r'' ^"

COLORA20 POT-J B'J TL (Le-otinotarsa ece.linta Say)

3-. no;lton (October 20): Tn-.e Colorado potato beetle has
not been obsed in Utah for several years; but one adult
beetle c;llectc on the l'vis 3oanrty Experiment Farm at
Farmington, July 17, by 1.1r. i. J. Jaies.

POTAT20 L L- iTLZ (Lzitri:E cucurneris Harr.)

-Iev York

C. t. Crosby (October): In general early broods of the flea
beetles are less aCundant than rsual in-Suffolk County. The
late brood, appeared in average ab-undance but did not cause
much damage because of early death of potatoo vines ('. E. Seen)

TOBACCO FLA B2:L (2itrix .-parvul'a tb.)


S.. (,;br 14-16) Present on potatoes at Suver,
C-r:,ts Pass, and Ta ent, but as these ';,ere the onlv places -h.ere
potatoes were examined in ;estcrn Ore.-cr-, it is likely that the
insect is much more widel'- disTibuted.

:~;c .2 (~> ~ sx.)

New Hampshire

Ye7 YLork


P. Ii. Lowry (October i1): Tomato hornworms have :i.--n much
less abundant in southeastern :--. r..-,shire this year than usual.

C. v. Crosb' (Cctsber): to07te ,r-". are ver- nu-7r1a.i .
in rm.:.y fields of late tomatoes in Suffolk County causing
severe dama -- in late fields.. (.. G. Been).
POTATO-TUL:7 ,,21:.: (P-Xt jrim2-.a or-rulella Zell.)

J. E. Graf (October 9): Stcijens received in potato tubers
fr.m Frr-derick County.

Vir: ini:





T. L. *Guyton ( ctoboer .4): Recently a shipment of potatoes
which vere said to have ori-.innated on the Eastern Shore of
Virginia ere e .-.Lnec at PShip-ns'.ur., Pa., and vere found to
be heavily infested. ;ith t-e -pot to tu. -er moth. .ec do not
kno of ;his insect's oc' urreYnc in Pnr.sylv nia than in
introduced t-ot toes.

P.. Poos (October 15): .Lany times more abundant during
1938 and 1939 ,*/en only a :race of tlis s-ecies v;'a found in
tobacco he-re (ArlinSton zar.:). Some potato plants killed by
t'is species (and ro-i, thiis year. foundd in potatot, tobacco,
jimson weed, end Datura innoxia. This last host is probably
a ne'; record; at least for Virrinia.

IT. Cory (October `O): The potato tuber moth is unusually
buncdant on the eastern Shore of ....rylenu and has been reported
from '-idely separated sections of the State Frederick, Bonnie,
entron, 7astcn, and Snov: Hill.

IiPCP.D GAB3-.C-2*;C- (Pieris rar;se L.)

Stali of Geneva Experiment Ste'tion (September 29):
butterfly is ve-ry abundant at Geneva and Hall.

The cabbage


I or:


C. R. Crosby (Cctober): The creen cabbage worms are normally
abuna6nt in Su'iLoik County.

J. J. Davis (October 20): report from Peru, dted Spte.rbtr
Z9, advi3'3 u5s tet ca':-~e worms have b-een very bad te s
season on c
R. H. Pettit (October 20): The imported cabbawe wvorn is
modern c ely Ebunca nt.

H. JEcuIes (October 25): The imported cabbage worm is very
cb-.cant in Carroll and a-ud-bcn Counties and moceretely aobuncnt
in Iitchell County.

W. J. Harned (October 22): Serious injury to turnips was
reported from Jackson on September b5.

2. Seen (October 13): The common cabbaze worm . .as done
considerable damage to -.uoter and turnips in the vicinity of
Tumelo, causing total loss in - ces where sprcying was not

Tev. York


:e-, York

C.rosby (October): The diamond-bac:< moths caused average
ame in see-be.s; severe in fields in Suffolz County. (.

OiB LO&?. (2uatoQrs:L,.a brassicae Riley)

Maryl and

:'c- York



-ississipo i
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iv ior

.is: s is ,,i .

-i. h. 2orr (october 2O): The cP:' t) c'-c e anc .as c"'.sec. considerable defoliati&n to t-. seed
* iU otcto -ro- in .:rcstr County.

C. .Crorsby (October): lo er are nor-.-:ly ab-..:.nt
in seed-beds end fields and are causi.i-g injury to plants late
in season in Suffolk C0unt-. (. een)

-. . Gould (October 2,): The cebbV::e looper continued to be
injurious in October to several cruciferous croc-s, eS-ecill
broccoli, c&'bbce, and kale. _-t present the looters seem to be
diss~esrinf around ITorfolkc.

P. Flint (October !'): There has been a outbreak
on spinach in the large spinach-producinr area in southern
Illinois. 1.r. Chlicndler reports t...t many of the loooers re
no,' infectec with ,vilt c.isease an, tiat th-e outbreak is suxsdi:-.

R. H. arned (October 12): Complaints from all sections of the
State .n rearc to injury to turnips, cjbbae, .;a coll r.s h ve
:b-en roeIci. Ct tti6s ov-ic -urin- tne )s * -
r-corc to indicate tat -es- inse-ts _ve E vusl en
-abuncnt or as serious in e'issisipoi as ;e" are :t te "':S.i
t __-e

$. 7. l.,rk (October 3): .Dut--r.--: brashice is doin:
considerable c:c^ t: cabbage, particularly see& beds at

Q3~.-^.-- ..C-CT ('-.yle-.vioi brgssxcae 'iO-uce)

a. Orcs': (October): The ro-)t m-a^ot ordinarily causes
severe loss in about 10 oer cent of seedbeds, but yer -.. -e
*-s vry slit. D;mr.e also was slight on erl"---t cc:bse in
.orfolkL County. (J.0C.Befn).

H. L. Jques (October 25): The c.bbr-: :iot is vet'r"
in ;inn.cbago County.

rbJ- 2Dl1 'J7[ru" nti histril-ni~c- F;n,)
-. .. Cr.rc (October <): S-:ci-ens ere r :eived Ircm
Jiccs on ep'te:.nber 25, a .nd fr:, nion on -ctober 5. In eacch
Cc ..C.. injur to trnios r,:rorted. reports
incc: 4O t t' C E inc cts are ve.r% d -'..d nt tro-: ..ut
i t t re t ti-e.

BiA 1..0I';;-3C41 i. n (41ltell macul-ioennis n'nr ,s



J, E. micEvilly (October 18): The harlequin bug is very
abundant on collards and turnips in Pike and .mnite Counties.

CtB3EBAGC APHID (Brevicoryne brassicaeae L.)

G. L. Gould (October 23): The cab-,age eprid is exceedingly
abundant at present in the i.orfolk region and many grov;ers claim
they the most severe infestation in years. A small field
of raDe vas observed here many of the plants vere ','ilting
ou7in to the aphids, and the neighboring kale field had lar'e
colonies of aphics on practically every plant. Otner crops
severely infested are cabbage, rutabaga, and turnip.

GRi_ PEACH' PHID (Myzus -ersicee Sulz.)


R. J. Earned (October 22); A heavy infestation on collars
v:as reported from Jackson on Oct)ber 15.


*STP2.B3PY ROOT ',05i- (Faria cenella Fab.)


J. J. Davis (October 20): The rose root worm (Paria canriella)
was abundant and destructive to rose in the greenhouse at
Vincennes October 14.. ..

CYCL ih i.iT (Tarsonemus _pallidus ankrs)

a. E. ca:er (First two weeks in September, 1530): The
cyclamen mite wTas found on overbearin- varieties of stra-berries
in Puyallup, Sumner, and Tacoma,. Progressives and L:astodons
vere the only varieties'we v,-ere certain of but the mite was
present in one field where v:we could not 'e sure of the variety.
One poatch of Progressives south -f Tacoma vhich was abandoned
three or four years ago vwas found to be infested though the
others v:ere coparatively youn- patches.

.S G S B BC'"

SP.R/GUS B3-TLE (Crioceris as-oaraiL.)

H. . Jacues (October 20):. The asparagus beetle made its
first appearance in Henry County t-is :- r. To us t1is '.-s been
very interesting since :.:e .-ve looked for it in particular
every year for some considerable lenf-ti. of time. whilee the
damage this ysr vyas nowhere marked, 'e f3unQ th'. beetles bCinF
*brought in by several of ou4r collectors.


New Yorkc

:'e7T Jerszey


aiest Virginia





~ev. York

0. R. Cro~by. (Oatobfer:)_:^ --. exicran bean beetle is zeaeral
and 1'idesvread in Suf iolk unt Svere dam&:e in a i'ev field-s.
Second -year noted on.Loni I.slnd. Bad on lir.S. (. een)

3tafi of Genevt,,L' eriment. Station (Septe.:.':-r 29): .-.
L:exican bean beetle is- :..overatelr abundant in :'allzze.

T.. J. Ee&.dlce (October 8):. The YMexican r-an beetle is
moder,.tely at'u,.. ;'t..

L. -. tearnZ (OcItober 20): The 7.exican bean beetle is scarce
at the close of the suminer.

L.. Peairs (Qctober 20):. The I:exican hean beetle is
modera.ely b.bun6ant in h.lorgantor.n; hibernation in moderate
nmurb e r s.

G. '. Gol (October 2o): uhe L .exican bean beetle is
moderately ebu.nan.rt alth ough beccmin.-: scarce in the fields
about Uorfolk. he number present in the fields this fall is
greatly reduced, over last Year., .A large r.Ercentage of beetles
entering hibernation are:. n'-ly. emerged.

T. L. Guyton (October 24): The :..;:ican bean beetle nearly
dis&.ceared from the scene about HEarri.bur.~ this su-: .er. In
certain restricted localities '*here rain fell t're beetles
ape;eared ,cn late-planted beans.

J. J. avis. (October 20): .he lexican bean beetle is moderately
ab'cundant in -eneral.

J. 1:. Robinson (October 20): The Mexican bean beetle is scarce
in northeastern .lcbama.

i -'LR (Zoasca :7li Le3.)

J. Z. T=tson (Cctober 20): The '-:can jassid seems Cn the
-hole to be rz*t-er less abu.ncant usual at this time c0: the
ye. r.

S. 'W. Clark (October 10), Infestations and a'::, ^n:e ':out
normal, on beans ,?t Teslaco.

.i.'J.Lr (umhiG ricis L.)

C. Cros'.-- (October)-: L., bean arhid is nersl- -an ide:rea
_n limns in Sufrolk Cou ty but did not cu .u great loss. (W. G.

.5 1i.-.'.5j
,, -X IOu n. BL AH4 *-L_ -^ i (i=il L C 'ina c ar:'a,;ta 1l'als.)

-4-- -

JRaiF^D &2::JR jZTlu. U rot c~i vittata .F'-b.)

M,:inne eota




North Caroline

A. G. Ruggles (October.10): ..e& tried c.-icu:,ibr beetle is
very abundant on cucu:-ber and sqo-uashr on the University Farm.

H. E. Jaques (October 25): The striped cucumber beetle is
particularly abuno&nat in northern Iowa.

S QOTr .D 0'-CUCTBJ -uTR (Diabrotica odCiunctta Fab.)

J. .. -ritton (October 23): The spotted cucumber beetle
is reported as.being more abuncent eas compared .ith last monthh
on flowers of dahlia, late gladiolus, and other plants at
Hamaden and Westbrook.

J. R. '.atson (October 20): The spotted cucumber beetle is
very: abun,:ant.

Z. z. ietcalf (October:25); The spotted cucumber beetle has
been a serious oest of roses this -er in site of tne fc'ct
that the larvae did. oraccically no damage in the State. This
latter fact is correlated, v;e believe, vith the very dry
weather at the height of its breeding. season.


.-.. -,, rich (ctober 2 0): The mel,.n vuorm end the squash vine
borer (1,,elittia sitrir.iiorTis Fon.) to,,ether have completely
killed -n acre of squash >lentec. ior fall harvest in Geore
County.. adultss of the melon '-orm were present in larve numbers
on October 18.

M~L~U ~-~Pi~IZ (~ohis 'oscypii 2-by.)

I. 3ond (October 16): ielon hids re j n te
melons in the 1.oselle vicinity.


South Carolina

-The ITe,,s Letter (Idcho University), Vol. 14, Io. (October):
It has been found that the souash bu.7 is well estEblished over
e. wvide area in Pae-otte and Ge-a Counrities and- that the infestation
is so extensive that eradication is not ieasible. it is
probable that it occurs also in adjcininf counties. (Claude

S T7SH- TLZ (i-rilcchna borealis .:.'.)

P. x. Harrison (September 58): The squash lady-bird b'ctl is
reported on puzrolin and ourd at airfax, t he.viet ant sttion
on purmokin.

J O l^ L . nlh n hyalinata L.)


S':J.-3 -''**(..nasa, tristis De1-T. )

,.e, York

+.K'"-.'? AID+ (s.: z... r s cuco rassice D2vis)

-. oulc. Octoberr 23): 'e ..r.i -:iJ is ;indc&:t ;
turnip, r-uitc -, raoe, an.- mou-tarde in the .orfolk district.

Cu ZRCT "^VIL (Lisrronotus Iiti I-.x iZj 33 oh.)

Crosby (October) Some slight injury" noted in the
\e sternly part cf Suffolk county. (7.S-.Eeen)

A7L'&C-R UC& (anaeus uhleri Sign.)

Vi r ini a

G -.. Gould (October 23): A very unusual ty:e of injury ?as
ob-servec in Se.:tember am- c all black burrower bue. 1hese
insects vere attacking ; the newl'-s, routed spinz:ch seed in the
Jorfolk district and would kill the plant before the cotyledons
could push through the soil. ter a plant thl-rca t soil,
the .--.s ';ould not interfere v-;ith it. Often the insects, ':--th
r~.ns end adults or both, would cluster aro-c-in. Q se-d arni roll
it awa1. They v'ere first discovered SEptember 10 and dis e-rc-
about October 1. They vlere so numerous in one field that t1
entire 43 acres had to be resov;n.
? ... -i!_--xl: 5^,-I +.I +.' (Ey.! c r.i< ++izsomalis wr ....)

-. C-'uld (3,ctober 1): 3he :-..'aiisn beCt '; b1jr:: is pre +nt
on spinach tyrou .hout the ,;orfolk region. Little d;..u- as been
observed from this insect, but thL :oths are 5--:.cant in the fields.

3--T UzJK? Jh (Zutet-i.;x tenellus ak-er)

C-. -. hno'vlton (Octo-t less abundant in the sGuar-beet fields of northern Ut%.. .:-e
irom curly-top hEs seen severe in .-rrr p-rts of -'is State, andc

7- ++t+.



New Hampshire


South Carolina



,L.A ....- (Anomis erosa Ebn.)
mi +er H D "; :.
H. inas (October 29): Anomis er.s. zon. hos been token
cocaonlry :eeCin- on the foliage of okra at Baton Couse. The
life history nd habits appear to be closely si.nilar to those
of aLhalama arpil-Qeo to vihich.this species &? to be
closely related.


FMLL -*., 'ORi (Hyophabntris curies Drury)

P, R. Lov:ry (October 19): The fall -,eb-.ormr infestation is
nor ;.3l in the southeastern part of the Statc.

C. R. Jilley (October 21): 'ali -;ebworms are usually very
plentiful in this section (Richmond) especially in the s Cmps
but hEve been noticeably absent this fi11.

. T ,nILLu. (Dc tana int-:rr1La 3. i. r.)

K. K Harrison (October 5): Th walnut t ctr-ir is reports.
as E:ttackin7 oak an- pecen at Fairfx.

State Plant Board of i1.ississi.o.i Press Releas (October 27):
.".alnut caterpillars vere generally scarce or only mooerctely
b-:K._ rt, It .s observec,h-:v -r, that v.slnut ceterpilisr egs
in Stone 0Countr e-ere h tchinE h i.t..out ny nr 1,iti3 a
inzicate an -b.rK..e of ,ce rts in the southc-rn part of
the State next year.

BUK LO Th.-.+,-:,PFAR (Cerese bubalus JEb.)

*.I. S-enk (September 1 to October 15): A n'indbr-'k of -uussien
olives in Serpy County 1;as'-badly injur=- &uring the present
season by the Buffalo tree-hopver.

71-03E L0._,. f--LL (hrio-orvys -r::iriil:;rg. r a

Ie 3r ska

,. B.. :._. (S-Dt+ er 1 to -Octob' r 15): _+ Li: ...'..-;v
corres-pondent reported t-e trets in his y-ard+ zeri usl-
elfecte by the e-sh gall, mite.

POPL,-R BORER (Saperd& clcr ta ;:')

M. H. Swvienk (September 1 to October 15): Complaints of







damage to elm trees b.- ti.e elm borer were received in ao't
normal numbers during September.

.Ur.OE. E1I L SCALE (Ooss'r.n:. 'a sr,-ria I'odeer)

Z. Sv:enk (September 1 to October 15): .t Grand ilar.-,
Hall County, the european -lm scale ;a:s reported as again
trouble-some, not only on elms.bat on. ha,-a.kberries.


...... .-- 1' T, SSO ,z ..' r (9"'e!.eme cca..*J:,s^ -:,sT -d. t --L: t5 hc3.)

monthlyy Letter of the Burec-u of Jntomolo-;-, c.:. 197 (September I):
Th-ough large areas of timber >.-.- been destroyed in central iho,
the outbreaks of the tussock -moth 'T roc_ n seudotsuia-ta c,
hcve been successfully reduced through the activity of eneficial
insects. In some -reas t zere was a little feeti.. by this moth
in 1930, but it is believed that the epidemic in all areas is
at an end.

,bnt'l y:Letter of the Bureau of `ntomrolo-:;, ... 197 (September):
The Dou2las-fir tussock moth h-s killed thousands of acres of
fir on the Colville National Forest.


1:;_- Y FIPPL. GALL (-ch-rs :la clt .ile-)

H,. H. S',venk (September 1 to October 15): Sh.riden County
correspondent reported the leaves on.his h>-ckberry trees to be
consid,- rably deformed by hackberryr niplle .alls.


JU, SO. SCA-L (Liaspis c.arueli TarF-.)

S. V. hendenhall (October 7): :fitqr t r.0 cutti::s
in one of the greenhouses at P i: .-ille cre badly anfstei
itL.'.e J i'-n ti c. Ie c- ju :nipr s' c in : !.,- nursery is
bc.dly infested and in this ;.ay it has been carried into the

: bPL.

.APLL LEA:F SPOT (Cecidomyia )cllar.s 0. S.)

i. k>. Herrned (October 22): iacle leaves infested '.ith glls
cLcuzc&d by Cec idomyis ocellaris were received on Cctcber 5 from




*(lloog somniaria Hlst.)

W;m. 17.Baker (September .14): Oaks near. imity and south of
thare I or several miles ,ere seriously defoliated by some species
of looper, li-cely Ello-i, somni.aria Hist. naturee larvae, pup-z, and
moths "ere present.

A LIAF .IAB LR (Lithocolle.tis sp.)

. Harned (October 22): Live oak le:.vts infeste- ith lecf
miners belonging to the genus Lithocol ,tis cri received from
Laurel, on September 23. Il correspondent indicateU that
pr ctically all of the live oak trees in Laurel 'verT infested
4ith these insects.


A FL T-HL. D.- BOR.'EJ (Chrysobothr-is florico!k Gory)

Henry Dietrich (October 20): Chrysobothris floricola is
extremely obuneant in southeastern Perry County injuring young
longlec.f pines by cel;ing the nedles near t'he base, after '. ich
the outer part turns brovin and fells down. Ch7lcophora
"'rir-iniensis Drury c-nd C. liberty &er-o.are also e cosron Cn
,oun. pines but I could not observe them actually cre-in ,- n S ci s
in nature or breeding cag-s vhile I 3obs"rved 2. floricola in ot
c ses. DAll 3rstida bred up in sl s7 o: lo n-7 1 f pine
inmmemi -cely _jcinin ., cut 'Iss sprin. ana sua .

SJ.N ?-4:* 3--rL- (Dendroctonus Ironitlis .iai-T-

North Carolina

I.onthly Letter of the 3-vreau of Lntomoloay, 'o. "l7 (September,:
'Vhat is believed to be one of the largest outbrek 1s in recent
years -as ouncec in Smoky l..ountain Fark. of particular interest
-as an outbreak of this beetle found in spruce. This is the
first record for this host in many years. "..ony local outbreaks
in pin.: -ere found in various localities in *estern lorth
arolina. aLnd in eastern Tennessee.

..fT J-I I_ _z SnT>- (Dendroctonus monticolae hook.)

Washi nt on

I-onthly Letter of' the Bureau of lntomolo ', Do. 197 (September):
he mountain -ine beetle is causing severe damage to tihi -ines
both east cnd Iest of the Cascade Range.

I'.,- FI1.TVIL (Pissoces strobi Feck)


C. R. illy (October 31): Specimens of infested ;-hite -oine
and Nor7a&y spruce collected in -airfax County, .hitF npine in
Botetourt County and -ustrian pine from -u.asta County--all
specimens from nurseries.



" ;

.Te bra sI-a



PI;IE LA~j1 SCO!AL (Chiionasnis ,.inifoliae Fitch)

i. ..'nden-zll (Septemrber 26): I finu an outcreak on
pins on private property in Sidne, Shel'Ly County.

SOC' ?LJi. (-oI.-,cy--l n.^.ic .. :c~r. r & >icL.)

r- L. Cl .... ob.r Z) Jo ne iis CZtn severely
injured in :r.r.y sections oi State b- tne '-otcnr oine scale,
a e:st vhich has never previously been recorded as coing any
extensive injury in ;isconsin's forests.

monthly better of the Bureau of Entomolc:-y, ,c. 197 (September):
-. ood a.nd J. V. Sclheneir, Jr., s-ent Se=te-.ber 2 ..-. 24 in
vicinity of Boothoby and rcecuid, le ., -:in observations on
the occurrence of the so-called spruce v.eb'..ori, Ei inotia nan&na Tr.

SPRUC2 LE:-j iIT_.C- (Pec rvaria iceaelu Kecrf )
1i: .... Sen' (Scptember 1 to October 15): I st-ation Tu--in-
the &oast s, z-r sho' d that soCe 2olorcdo bluc scruce trses in
Liu.coln ere in a nu r.b.r of nsnces sAericusl1- infested.

L. 3-c'bers (October .O): Lr-,e',r-cts of spruce, -pine,
an t isEr.n in ouJizs ancd arfield- Counties h1:c been defoliate1
by the spruce budvora.

.~~~ 1 -, 0 A 1 1 4. .- -" j j; i ~ --- .-

LISTER E.L--T- (:loide)
illy (October 1)" e iLave .. d no co.~ n s ". .
the: pests, 'ihcih. is -unu sual, espociElly dur:.a-r the d Zlia
hlo'--uin5 season.

-IT -.PHIL (Progiphiilus grireron ns is o:s)

J. J. i (Qctjbr 2u): .. -t t-:idc(F,. ^ri' __
r ort o c: i, st r, DL. t.r...-. l, s
;: t -rernf ieId tlh^ pust se.s ..:.

S_-'. HE D 3 i..i'..-'. (E inotia nanana Tr.)

OYSTMR-SH .LL SCALE (L.,^idost-.b:s ulmi L.)

Indiana J. J. Lavis (0ctober 20): us oyster-shell scale was reported
dostructi-7, to peony at Frankfort, September 26, and to lilac at
Brov.nsbur;r, September 30.

CITRUS iL.-LY3UG (Pseudococcus citri Risso)

Ohio E. .. "cndenhall (October 10): I find trat tre variegated
English ivy is subject to the mealybus (Pseudococcus citri Risso)
The i'y in one of the .greenhouses in Pine-sville is badly infestcd.

Indiana J. J. L '-is (October 20): irl1ybugs ,'ere reportcad 1min 7
chrrysc-nthenutm and other plants at Evensville, Churubusco, and
Richmond, September 27 to October 8.

O"E..;2_F. SC^-i (As.oidiotus hederae Vsll.)
Ohio 7. -... nnhall (October 8): I find that the variegated ivy
(Yrplnt i on c, nh 11 ,_-oe ): 1-
plants in ne of the frecnhouses in Psinesville, Lake County,
rc infcst.c "ith oleander scale.


SCALES (Lc-iissaohe[ comellise 7oisd.)
(.Liorinia fioriniae Tzr..)

ilississippi 2. I. Colaer (octocr 18): 3ioriniae sc:le (F. fioriniae)
is -''undLnt on C-rel.1i:o, ,-, onica in the vicil"ity of o oss Point
and Fasc, .oul2. -iso C.-1slli scale L. camel1iae.

i TO9TRICL (Tortrix cockercllana Kearf.)

Nebrasko I.. H. S-en (Sotermbr 1 to October 15): case of infestation
of c.cir tr-s v.ith tLh larvact of Cle-osis cockerellana, the iifth
such instance during the past four years, ',as found in frontier
County carly- in Se-te.bzr.


CL..YS. 2: ..... : 3UG (Cor.-thucha :Uhrlorata ihi.)

isississipmi L C-r.,es (October 20): Corythucha -.arn.orat:. is sli-ht to
a'tuncont on chrysonj.emrus .t Zurant and Lexin-ton.

.A :ff'i r T (PhrnT coccus osz---i :. )

henry icrtArch (October J): 1 .7 -7s .cstrovea cole'us
at several. places in Lucedales.

i issi s sioi

CW.ZE .<:Yr.TLT APTli (.Iyzocallis k_ a.luokga ni irk.)

.. arned (Octoloer 22): Crepe r-.rtle leaves i:,-ested
-"ith this aphid -:ere received from Canton on Cctober 7.


-~ ~IL (Pizso~es ST.)

.orth C:rolin&

C. K-. Brannon (October 15): This insect is cousin: severe
dai-are to Cdeodar in Rooeson County. (Determinei .... &. :idleton.)

,.!:..1U3S SCL- (Chionasnis euonymi Comrst.)

Torth CarolinF


-. P. Mtcalf (October .25): Th-' euonymus scale is a more
serious pest this fell than usual.

K>-::ISP-{RICA-L SCL -(Saissctia ..-::risr. :i.: .rg.)

J. J. Eavis (October 20): The fern scale apparentlyy
cisct is.-rica) >.s reported' as very abuc.cant on
house s--ord f',rn at c'-:omo, Octob'er 6.

- -..:;Usz C. -" .. (Ortnezia insi:nis goua.)


7. j. Erned (October 22): A heavy infestation of :'tr"eia
Insifnis on lantana ---as reported by i correc.,on e-:t at ,ndir,
on October 4.

IMis issippi


LILAC TL9 F. (Podosesia svringae HWrr.)


H. Svvenk (September 1 to October 15): At L'orfolk, iIadison
County, early in September the lilac borer vas reported -as
having destroyed a number of fine lilac bushes.

LLSz. BT-LB FLY (Lumerus strieatus Fallen)

Oh. io

S i. endenhall (September 26): There is &, good deal of
infestc-tion by the lesser bulb fly found in narcissus -t Eayton,
iont7omery County. (October 7): 1 find the natr.e 'lesser Lulb
fly" ?ooul-rly given to to species of bul'-fliEs, . striatus
.-allen and z. tuberculjtus Rona., in narcissus zulbs in a
nursery in Painesville (Lake Coui7.ty)

,RCTISSUS -ULB iLY (:rodon equestris lab.)


L. endenhall (October 7): The larger bulb-fly is found
in narcissus bulbs in a nursery at Painesville (Lake County).

BULB :'.IT (Rdizolypolus hyacinthi B3oisd.)


Xis sissippi

E. W. "endenhall (October 7): The bulb mites are quite
numerous in the narcissus bulbs in a nursery at Painesville
(Lake County).

Henry Dietrich (October SO): T1 e bulb mite. is co ron on
daffodil bulbs on fcr. in southern George Countv.

1~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 b JV -b r.1 1.i -1 1 1 7-h r1-

iOSiTC I (Culicinae)IS

o~~T!T,, .' (Culicinae)


Henry Dietrich (October 20): Shortly after rains, mosquitoes
became very numerous :nd annoying about Lucedale. Had been v-ry
scarce all sum'.er. During drouL-,t all sink holEs and roadside
ditches dried up. Streams that formed pools hLd no larvae
present, o, ing to ish. After heavy und continuous rains in
S tember si:nk holes and roadside ditches re rain-filled and
still are.

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3 1262 09244 5294

3C TICK (A'.- ? L iniaus' 1,oc")

i,,issisi.oi r.. ;.Hornec. (October 22): .,c-imens of the fow.l tick vere
re-ceivt. irom Bro '.ven during the ast week. Details in
rgc,-- to tf-e cent of this infestation or its ori-in have
not beenn learned.

0 U 3 U h 0 L L j ,u D S T R Z -'~
P XO w DJ U I/ I S :, : 1 S
7'P i T S ,.

.J 1 IS (Retic'liter.. es s,.

Ind.ana J. J. c-vis (October 20): Termites reported C2:.-.a-in- drTellia
,t Ivansville, September 30.

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1,, _3r_- 0. r. rosb'y (October 20): I am a;ain be-innin to reeve
specir.:.s from Yates Coiunty. !our speci:.ens "ve c.Ie in so far
txis t !i.

l (ene roids ~.oritnic.s .

indi:nT J. J. 2evis (October 20): The cad-1lle larvae (T'nebroides
me&rx1t'nicus) '-ere received from Crj fordsville, September -0,
`-ere they ,,ere retorted in estin.j whe ,t.

1JI ... *z.VIL (2:lendra oryz~e . i -. .ndc (Cotober 16): Thc rice '.-eevil is especially
.c.... t -1n cornfieIds in the vicinities of :i'a -sboro E.nd I.-'ur.!
ot,:,;;, r! nt noerd of :,ississip'ci Pre.s. .nel-se (Octob-:r 37):
1. r c '. eevil or oroirar- corn ,.eevil ':s re-ported as vEr-
.:.':-. .t ir cornfields in t-.c sout1..'rr. :s.rt of the State an.
1a 7v s u te F rt11 xTxS itec,2E 'ite .1L- t ,D
t-c ~ ~ -l '' c.r. :as -'cvxsed' ec'ri i-c-rvestina: end "_"u'.iation.

J - t. ". r. (roli^hus lint -sb.
I'e n t-.'c ... ..^. .r ic < (C c t o b'e r O c) : -.i *ht h. j-n d r e d old I en t -.ic):" h a- ~s
"*^r'e i :.una to be pret ,y ell initsE';itec e M mite, 1 -- .1-.-.u
_le.;neri C sh.