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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University of Florida
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Table of Contents
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    The most important records for January and February, 1933 & general feeders
        Page 5
    Cereal and forage-crop insects
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
    Fruit insects
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
    Truck-crop insects
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
    Forest and shade-tree insects
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
    Insects affecting greenhouse and ornamental plants
        Page 24
        Page 25
    Insects attacking man and domestic animals
        Page 26
    Household and stored-products insects
        Page 27
        Page 28
Full Text



Vol. 13 March 1, 1933 .'. 1


Alabama Dr. J. M. Robinson, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn

Arizona Mr. C. D. Lebert, P. 0. Box 2006, Phoenix

Arkansas Dr. W. J. Baerg, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
'k Mr. Dwight Isely, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

California-\ Dr. W. B. Herms, University of California, Berkeley
Prof. E. 0. Essig, University of California, Berkeley
I Mr. Stewart Lockwood, Bureau of Plant Quarantine and Control,
Department of Agriculture, Sacramento
Mr. H. S. Smith, Citrus Experiment Station, Riverside
*- Dr. A. W. Morrill, 815 Hill Street, Los Angeles
.. Mr. G. S. Hensill, University of California, Berkeley
,.\ Mr. J. F. Lamiman, University of California, Berkeley
S| ( Mr. A. E. Michelbacher, University of California, Berkeley
s ,Mr. L. M. Smith, Deciduous Fruit Field Station, Route 1,
S1 Box 232, San Jose
Mr. F. H. Wymore, College of Agriculture, Davis

-4Colorado Dr. C. P. Gillette, State Agricultural College, Fort Collins
Dr. Geo. M. List, State Agricultural College, Fort Collins

Connecticut Dr. W. E. Britton, Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven
Dr. E. P. Felt, Bartlett Research Laboratory, Stamford

DelawTare Dr. L. A. Stearns, Agricultural Experiment Station, Newark

Florida Dr. Wilmon Newell, Agricultural Experiment Station, Gainesville
Dr. E. W. Berger, State Plant Board, Gainesville
Mr. J. R. Watson, Agricultural Bxeriment Station, Gainesville
Dr. H. T. Fernald, 707 Eest Concord Avenue, Orlando

Georgia Mr. M. S. Yeomans, State Boardi of Entomolo,.- Atlanta
Mr. C. H. Alden, State Board of Entom-nology, Cornelia
Mr. J. B. Gill, Box 444, Albany
Mr. W. H. Clarke, Peach Experiment Station, 1T9honaston

Idaho Prof. Claude .akeland, University of Idaho, Moscow '
Mr. R. T. Haegele, Entomological Field Station, Parma

Illinois Mr. W. P. Flint, State Natural History Survey, Urbana
Dr. T. H. Prison, State "atur;l History Survey, Ur':.>t-J.,\1(
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Kentu cky

Loui siana


1, ryland


Mi chi gan


Missi s sippi


Mo ntana

:Te b raska

il. lamprshir

Prof. J. J. Davis, Purdue University, Lafayette

Dr. Carl J. Drake, Iowa State College, Ames
Mr. H. E. Janues, Icv.-a 7esleyan College, 7t. Pleas'-.-.t

Prof. Geo. A. Dean, Kansas State Agricultural Collf-ge, 't.:--.;-ttanr.
Dr. H. B.-n-ngerford, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Prof. H. R. 5ryson, Kansas State Agricultural Colle-e, `"'_r-ttan

Prof. W. A. Price, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Dr. W. E. Hinds, Louisiana State University, Baton Ro -e

Dr. H. B. Peirson, State of Maine Forest Service, Ai.--i.sta
Dr. C. R. Phipps, Agricultural Exterimrent Station, r-cno

Dr. E. N. Cory, University of M Ir. i-1., College Par:

.s Mr. A. I. Bourne, Agricultural E.:.eriment Station, Amherst

Prof. R. H. Pettit, Michigan State College of Agriculture,
'East Lansing
M.r. Ray. Hutson, Michigan State College of Agricu-ltrre, East

Prof. A. G. Ruggles, University of Minnesota, University F---7.
St. .Paul
Prof. A. A. Granovsky, UTniversity of M.innesota, University
Farm, St. Paul

'Ir. Clay Lyle, State Plant Board, State College

Dr. L. Haseuan, University of Missouri, Columbia
Mr. K. C. Sullivan, Board of Agriculture, Jefferson City

Dr. A. L. Strand, Montana State Collc- <, 2ozeman

Prof. M. H. Swenk, University of Nebras_-m, Lincoln
Mr. Don B. 7.-elan, University of -t-braska Lincoln
Mr. L. ates, Delart-nent of Agriculture, Lincoln

:r. O- Sc'.'reis, Div. of Plant Industry, Cladianos 31"'.,

e Mr. L. C. Glover, Agricultural --xpmrim ent Station, 7 -


New Jersey

14ET Mexico

New York

o rth Carolina

North E."i: zta





R.ode Island

Dr. T. J. Headlee, University of New Jersey, ]. Brunsv'i k
Mr. Harry 3. Weiss, Chief, Bureau of Statistics and In-
spection, Department of Agriculture, Trenton

Dr. J. R. Eyer, College of Agriculture, State College

Prof. C. R. Crosby, Cornell University, Ithaca
Dr. R. D. Glasgow, New York State Museunm, Albany
Mr. P. J. Parrott, Agricultural Experiment Station, Grene.a
Mr. P. J. Chapman, Tue- York. State Experim-ent Station, C-eneva
Prof. A. H. YMacAndrews, Department of Forest Th.tomolo y,
lTi." York State College, Syracuse

Dr. Z. P. Metcalf, :Torth Carolina State College, State
College Station, Raleigh
Dr. R. *7. Lciby, Commission of Agric dlture, Raleighe

Prof. J. A. Munro, North Da'_ota Agriculturrl College, State
College Station, Fargo

Mr. J. S. Houser, Agricultural xpcriment Station, U'oostcr
Dr. Herbert Osborn, Ohio State University, Columtus
Prof. T. H. Park-s, Ohio State University, Columbus
Mr. E. W. M.,ndenhall, Ohio State Derartment of Agric ure,
97 Brighton Road, Columbus

Prof. C. 7. Sanborn, Oklahoma Agriciltural and
College, Stillwater
Mr. C. F. Stiles, Oklahoma A.[ricult-ral and technicall
College, Stiliwater

Dr. Don C. Mote, Oregon State Agri cultural College, Corvallis

Dr. T. L. Guyton, 3,rea- of Plant Industry, H"arr isug
Prof. H. Z. Hodgkiss, Pennsylvania State College, State
Mr. A. B. Champlain, Bureau of Plant Industry, Harrisbrg
Mr. H. B. Kirk, B reau of Plant Industry, Harris brg
Mr. J. N. Knull, Forest Research Institute, Bureau of
Plant Industry, Mont Alto
Mr. J. R. Star, c/o Kopoers Bnperi Yent Farm, Li onier
Mr. C. A. Thomas, Pennsylvania State College, Kennett
Mr. H. 7-rthley, Pcnnsylvania State Coll- -.-, State
Co 1 c: -

Dr. A. -. Stene, State Department of A-riculture, Kin ston

South Carolina

South baota






" -gton

Guest Vir"inie

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Costa Rica



Porto Rico

Prof. Franklin Sherman, Clemson Coli-',:
MIr. Alfred Lutken, Clemson College

Prof. H. C. Severin, South -,:ota State College of Agri-
cilture and Mec'-rnic Arts, Brookin's

Prof. G. M. Bentley, State Board of .Ygriculture, ,-:>.:vi1le

Dr. F. L., Agricultural .r-peri-nent Station, College

Prof. G. F. Knowlton, Agricultural :_x-oriment Station, Logar-

I.r. H. L. Bailey, State Department of Agriculture, .ontoelier

Dr. 7. J. Schoene, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station,
Mr. C. B. Uilley, Division of Plant Industry, 1112 State
Office Building, Ricbmond
Dr. H. GT. Ycler, Virginia Trick .Ex-Meriment Station, Norfolk

Prof. R. L. Webster, State Collee of asIngto, Plman
Mr. M'. H. Hatch,' University, o- ashi:.--ton, Soattle

Prof. .7. E.. Rimsey, Agricultural Exncrimrent Station, .-.
tox 'n
Dr. L. H. Peairs, West Virginia University, Morganto'T.

Mr. E. L. CLam'bers, State De-art-nent of Agric ture, Maisor
Dr. C. L. Flu:e, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Mr. C. L. Corkins, Office of State entomologist Cheyenne

Dr. C H. Ballou, Artado 1368, San Jose

Mr. 0. H. Svezcy,,, Hamaiian S,>ar Planterst Associction,

Dr. Alfonso Danpi, Avonida Insurgentes 171, San Jacicto,
Mexico, D. F.

Mr. G. N. W'olcott, Insular Experiment Station, Rio Fiedras

THE .,:,-__,711*-. :-Ai[T -ECORDS 7: JA0r.A-.Y A -TF-r.'- 193

The winter for the most part has not been abnormally severe on !nost insec-..

-.e Frasshopper situation is much less alarming in the Western State. t-,n it
was a year ago. North Dakota alone shows an increase in the numrbcer of egs no< in
the ground over the number at this time in 1932.

Unusual rnumbers of white gr-fs are recorded in the Middle Atlantic States from
Pennsylvania to Virginia, and also in Iow:a, and will probably be destr2'civey
abundant in the latter State, where Brood A is due to appear tnhis year.

Chinch bugs appear to have wintered successfully throughout the r'ea:er parr
of Ilinois, westward through Missorui into Kansas and Oklahcma. The inect i
also recorded in threatening numbers in isolated localities in icwa.

Abcundance of fruit aphids is reported from the New Engla. d States ut.&r
to Virginia as sucnormal. A similar condition also prevails through e Zat
Central and Jest Central States.

Citrujs aphids appeared late in February in considerable number? on oun
citrus trees in Florida.

The vegetable weevil did 1..e to a variety of truck cop in the %ruf isrict
of Mississippi and Louisiana.

A arge infestation of the gipsy moth has been located within 5 miles of the
eastern border of the barrier zone in Connecticut.

An insect new to this country has teen found attacking wistearia at G-reenv/ic.,
Ccin. It is Lecanrum excrescens Ferris.



North Dakota. J. A. Minro (February 17): The grasshopper situation remains
unchanged. The heavy snowfall over the State has, I believe, rendeled such
protection that very few of the ec z will be injured by the cold.

South Dakota. H. C, Severin (February 20): -7-.-z of grasshoppers parsed the
winter in excellent condition. Bee fly larvae and meloid larvae arc fai-ry
a'oundant, but not abundant enough to make any material difference so :far as
grasshopr-r prospects for next spritr.- are concerned. If weather conditions
are favorable to grasshoppers in the spring and unfavorable to plant growth,
we expect a large amount of grasshopper da-.agF, in South Dakota during the year.
However, 7 do not believe that the darm.a.e will be so severe as it was in 193.

Iowa. C. J. trake (Febr-uary i7): Gra ,:shoppers are scarce. No serious ou+.raL-
is expected, alt:.,'gh there will probably be a few small areas tc ra.

Misso-.ri. L. Haseman (February 22): With the favorable situation as regards
gssoppers last fall, coupled with wet, coldi winter, h-ppers are no:

Colorado. G. M. List (February 24): moderately abundant in localities in caster.

New Hampshire. L. C. Glover (February 23): Mr. Conklin re-,ortei on Jar-:.ary J7
that active nymphs of Chortophaga sp. were observed on a lawn.

Florila. J. R. Witson (Februiary 20)': Schistocerca americana r1ury is me:0: *ely
aLundant at Gainesville and Lake Alfred.

WHIT2 .R3Y S (PhyllophaLa spp.

Fennsylvania. H. E. Hodgkiss (Februar, 22): 71-ite 'rubs .ve been fc--nd r ':her
ac.'-.rntly as p-ipae in the soil just above the plow 'in--. Farmers have re-
ported that they are tirn.inC large n-uX-bers of .t .em up, r tai whcre this is
dlone birds are very abundent following the 'low in the field. Vir inia. L. .'. Peairs 'February 17) '.ie rbs arc reportedd nl-ncrou.
in soil in various sections.
Virginia. '7. J. Schoene 'Fe-rrary 1..: ,e'.", o'laints were received from A.custa
Coun-ry of severe injuryto the sol by white rubs.

Iowa. C. J. Drake 'Febrary "' 7 "h white grubs ore very abundan. uany sdricus
reports of Irood A are expected.
H. Z. Jaques "Febru-ary 21): An unusual abu.da:nce of white r'uos has been
observed andi report by some of our farmers in digging hcles for fence posts.

CE AL A:: F 0 l A GE- C R OCP I N SE C T S

H3SSIA. FLY ,r;-pphaga ievtructoi Cay}

O0xo. 1 H. Parks ,Febnrary 2' -he only i -:; I ve to r' e f
,.ht the HesIan fl: is v1 r 'arce in Oa) an tat we avc one of.
l-ighest pop.lations of thi: insect for M:.. a's. ".hee, is no indiation
that damage -ill occur anywhere in the S: -c this sum.-r.

o;;a. C. J. Lrake (F ruary 1"): The He-,s' > l is moierafel,, abu d:. :cnona
Ccuty r.pre nts the c heavily infested part of t.he Statc.

,Mis2:ouri. L. Easefan Febmru'< 22) Mot of the wOhea t ',' has .:.; esin
fie2 and *intec, u not c n ..ricari rd on them.


CHI:rH BUG (Blissus leucopterus Say)

Illinois. 7.. P. Flint (February 21): The chinch bug is present over all of
the State with the exception of the extreme northern and southern ends.
Recent counts show a very low winter mortality, better than 90 per cent Of
the bugs being alive at this time.

Iowa. C. J. Drake (February 17): The chinch bug is moderately abundant. It w"i
probably do some damage--spotted--in 10 to 16 counties, in small areas.
H. E. Jaques (February 21): Chinch bugs are apparently shovwiih up in con-
siderable abundance. Daring a warm spell just preceding our last freeze they
were crawling about in last summer's heavily infested area in the southern
part of Henry County in large numbers.

Missouri. L. Baseman (Febru-ry 22): Two cold spells coming with sudden temreraturc
krons and the more or less continuous wet weather are not favorable for the
chinch bug.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (February 23): More chinch bugs went into hibernation at
Manhattan during the fall of 1932 than was the case the receding year. Counts
made to determine the number of bugs hibernating in the vicinity of Manhattan
showed an average of 40 bugs to the bunch of native prairie grass, with a
mortality of 5 per cent. The dryness of the winter in the State has been
conducive thus for to the successful overwinterin; of the bugs.

Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles ( 1): Chinch bugs were quite numerous in bunch grass
along the roadside in Pawnee County before the last cold snap, but I have not
had time to make a survey since that time.

n.t-A:n JOI-T ",7L0. (Harmolita tritici Fitch)

Oregon. Monthly letter of the Bureau of Ent-,olo-y, No. 224 'December 1952)"
T. R. Cheamberlin, November, Forest Grove, Oreg., made an examination of the
fall collection of wheat stubble from the sample farm in the Molalla district
and found Harmolita tritici present in 28.2 per cent of the straw.s. The
following parasites were also present in the percentage indicated; Pitr-'opinou
aureoviridis Cwfd., 2U.3 per cent; Eurytoma parva (Girault) Phillips, 48.2 percG
Eupelmuas allynii (French) and F..e1minus saltator Lind., 1.8 per cent;
Calosota metallica G-ah., C.5 per cent; undetermined parasites, 1 per cent;
total parasitization, 71.8 per cent. *** examinations showed that -F other
Eurytoma had been destroyed by secondaries as follows: Ditropinotus, 56
E. allynii and _. saltator, 15; Calosota, 4; undetermined parasites, 5. -.
original parasitization of Surytoma in the cells as counted in the fal- ws
t"iL, 52.9 per cent. It was also found t?.t 118 other Harmolita iad eern
destroyed by Surytoma larvae which had entered more than one cell.... nmw-ber
of Harmolita originally present was, therefore, greater -y I11 than was
indicated by the fall count and the total destruction of Harmolit" by Fur'to:ta
was 56.1 per cent and by all parasites was 73.1 per cent. *** Comparting te
parasitization in the fall collection from the sample field in 1952 with thCt
in the corresponding collection in 1931, the total destruction of Harmolita
by Z-. .r.. has increased from 45.2 to 56.1 per cent. *** th.e :mile oI f the
month most of the H. tritici were still pupae, whereas in 1931 practic-lly all
had pupated by the first of the month."



COPRT SAP. WCP'L, (Heliothis obsoleta Fab.'

Florida. 'J. '7,,.tson (February 20): Corn ear worms are i::x : in "ens a litle
onr. the lo'.;,er ecst cost.

ETROPZAIl COR1T B07-LR (Pyrausta nzbilalis :.-,..)

Connecticut. W. E. Britton (February 23): Very abundant in ".- London Coun:
many larvae removed from stalks by birds. :.oder' tely abundant in id dlesex
County; larva survival O.K. in both counties.


THRIPS (h.ysanoptera)

Florida. J. F. '7atson (February 20): Aeolothrips bicolor Hinds and "ran--"iriella
f'.sca Hinds are C(Lmmon on oats.


LADY3=ETLE3 (Coccinellidae)

Ore-on. C. Mot'e (February): B. G. Thompson reports on January 6 that he
visited Peterson's Butte, near Corvallis, and found an unusually large cache
of ..-lird beetles. They appeared to be mostly Hippodamia convergens -uer.,
and seemed to :.ave survived the cold weather in in fine shame. '.'c re
than S3C, specimens were examined and only one was found dead.

.owa. H. E. Jaques (February 21): Ceratomegilla fuscilatris 1M-uls. is am :
in student collections in numbers that would indicate it to be quite aun-dant
out of doors.

A L5AFFHPP7KR (Aailia sanguinolenta Prov.)

.,,w Hampshire L. C. Glover (February 23): (rotes from Mr. Coriin,;- 16':
A very warm lay. The leafhopper Aallia sangurinolenta was found beneath the
remains of flower plants and appeared quite active when disturbed.


CLTOV.7- LEAF 2EPVL (Hypera -iunc taka F.t..

California. A. E. Michelbacher (February 19): 7-'oiout the winter a ey few
alfalfa weevil larvae have been collected from time to time at Pleasanton ard
Niles. However, the larvae of the clover leaf weevil were collected with
considerable ease, and at the present time they are fairly numerous.


.AN3 rA' LFILLAR (Hemileuca oliviae v :-. l.

New Mexico. 0. L. Barnes, Monthly Letter of the -ureau of 'o.tomelcg,, :.o. 224
(r'ecember 1932): '.', conditions in northeastern New Mexico were poor over


practically all the area observed, due principally to lack of rainfall during
the summer and early fall. *** The entire range caterpillar area visited Lad
been very closely grazed, grasses or other plants' suitable for egg deposition
were very scarce in many localities, and apparently the larvae of tche r'-;'i.
caterpillar had died in l,'rrae numbers over a consider.Jble portion of the area
visited. *** Range caterpillar eggs could be found after a brief search at
almost any point in the caterpillar territory, but c-- s in concentrated
quantities suitable for mass collecting were observed in only three 'c:-..:ral
localities--near Greenville,* in Union County; Mills, in Harding County; and
Wagon %.ko i'd, in Mora County. Grama, and other grasses were rather abundr.nt and
weather conditions had been more suitable in these areas. By far the best
collecting area of all was located about 4 miles south of ".7'_..:on Mound. It was
estimated at' the laboratory that approxim-tely g,000,C'(,0 rar..- catepillcr eg
were collected this season (for breeding the parasite Anastatus semiflavidus


A WEEVIL (Anacentrinus subnudus Buch'anan)

Louisiana. W. E. Hinds (February 21): The sugarcane root-stock weevils have been
found abundantly in larval and pupal stages, especially in third-year stubble
of POJ 213 cane at Baton Rouge.

SUTJGARCAhE BOPRER (Diatraea saccha.ralis Fab.)

Louisiana. W1. E. Hinds (February 21): The sugarcane borer larvae in hibernation
had been reduced in numbers very greatly by rather unusually thorough burning
off of the cane trash through the latter part of January and first week of
February. The freeze in the second week of February increased the mortality
decidedly among the larvae surviving a.t that time. Trichogram:.-e minutum
developing in Sitotroga eggs survived exposure to 17o F. and considerable
numbers emerged thereafter. These specimens were laboratory m,.t rial in two
stages of development and were placed in the vwe ther-appjr,-tus shelter in the
field before the temrperature began to rise. The freeze delayed by about five
days the emergence of wasps ready to emergTe.



AFPHI2 (Aphiidte)

Vermont. H. L. Bailey (February 21): Aphis pomi DeG. is moderately aburdant.

Connecticut. W. E. Britton (February 23): Fruit aphids are scarce in :.'.. Haven

New, York. S. J. Harman (March 1); Fruit aphids are moderately r.bundrnt in western
New York.

Pennsylvania. H. E. Hod-kiss (February 28): Th, egrs of the green apple aphid
are not abundant in orchards as a whole, for which reason I am soon going to


be looking for rosy a-phid c--s, which -re usually found in the centersof the
tr ees.

Virginia<. W. J. Schoene- (Februar 18): --s of -pple aphids are difficult to
find on friit trees.

,,e1, Virginia. L. M. Peairs (Februar 33);. Fruit apoids are r,'.-*or. ..: t .:cr--r.-
town-even distribution, moderl-tely ab'zndant.

illinois. W. P. Flint (February 21): 7-her'e is a ,re:At variation in the number cf
aphi1d eggs present in ap-ie orchards in western Illinois, ..ith only -.::rate
aajcr ~of '^-s in the central -nd so-athern po.rt of the State.

o:a C. J. ra
Miscoi' ri. L. H seman (Febriary 22): Aphid es-s are less -_aundrnt t--n Ls'221 utit
sor>e varieties show plenty. Recent counts at Colii'bia show 40 r- r cent mor-
tal-ity of 'Dohid e2:-s.

CODLI:7 :':OTH (Cnrpocapsa poomonolla L.)

..v: York. S. W. HKrmran (March 1): The codlin- moth is from moderately to very
c.' Aant in west rn New York.

otorgia. C. H. Alden (Febr-iary 22): The codling moth has been reported -t
Co nelia. There is a fair winter s-urvival of hibernating la...e no ..a.tion
yet. .

M is.o. i. L. I, (Fet-irary 22): A heavy crop of the codli moth is ier-
nating. The recent blizzard resulted in a mortality of 2C per cent above
snow line at Columbia; below snow, no mortal ity.

owa. C. J. rrake (February 17): Codling moths are moderirtely ab.ndant.

daho. R. 'j. Haer-.le (February 20): Codling moths are from modern tely to very
abs darnrt in southwestern hdaho. They were apparently but little affected by

Oregon. D. C. Mote (February): Codling- moth larvae in cloth bands survived winter
in g-ood condition.

APPLE LACE BGX Corythucl.. salicf-c'ta Gibson)

Orgo.. ... C. Mote (Febr 'o .'): :':.,-Tson reports that the :--:le .lace _, C.
saiicta, has been found to be hibcrnatin- in thos-":..s in the moss in a z-rove
cf ork trees adjacent to the Lavidson a-'-le orchard near Lebanon.

EA'.-7! TENT CATPILLA T 'M-lcccpsoma am"ricana Fab.

VeImonr. H. L. Bailey (February 21): Eastern *tent cte:'rillar e*- mass. G on
Ippe and wild cherry are more Pbn .nt a "-171y becn for : E.... -ears.
0cscrv:'tion in Oran--rc County.

eest Virginia. L. M. Peairs (Februiary ): Eastern tent cater-ilr c,-w are
nueirirous and very abundant at Mo:'::town.

-'1 1

SAN JOSE SCALE (Asidiotus perniciosus Comst.)

New York. S. (. Harman (March 1,: mThe San scale is moderately ab mnoant in
western Te; York.

West Virginia. L. MI. Peairs (February 23): The San Jose scale is moderately
abundant at Mor-antown.

Virginia. 7. J. Schoene (February 18): 7e- are searching for trees infested
with the San Jose scale for testing out spray mixtures. h. far we have not
been able to locate an," infested trees in the State. The scale seems to have
practically disappeared from unsprayed trees.

North Carolina. Z. P. Metcalf (February 21): Tr.e San Jose scale is moderately
abundant. It is ap-oarently not so abundant as it has been in former :'ea'rs.

Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (February 20): On February 9 the minimum thermometer at
Fort Talley recorded 11.9 F. above zero. According to our data on the effect
of cold weather on the San Jose scale, that temperature was sufficient to
reduce materially the infestation on peach trees in this locality. Fi.ures
on the percentage of scale killed by the recent cold weather will be available
early in March.
C. H. Alden (February 22): The San Jose scale is moderately abundant at
Cornelia. There has been intermittent breeding throughout the winter months.
Crawling young were observed in January.

/Florida. J. P. Watson (February 20): The San Jose scale is moderately abundant
in Gainesville.

Illinois. '7. P. Flint (February 21): Low temperatures have killed probably 90
per cent of the peach buds and have had some effect in reducing the numbers
of the San Jose scale, although actual counts have not been possible in ran:

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers 'February 27): : Since our last report was made on the
San Jose scale, we are finding additional outbreaks in Jefferson, 7aukesha,
and 1.11waukee Counties, indicating that this insect is spreading in Tisconsin
aided by the hot, dry summer and the comparatively mild winter.
Iowa. C. J. Drake (February 17) The San Jose scale is moderately abundant. It
is spreading to the southeastern part of the State, and was found in Des Moines
and Ames last fall.

Missouri. L. Haseman (Febcruary 22): Recent counts of the San Jose scale at
Columbia on Japanese quince show P6 per cent mortality of winter-sta.~e nymphs.

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (February 17): The San Jose scale is moderately abundant
at Auburn.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 21): A. perniciosus was found on Yahonia from
Greenwood, October 31; on coral berry from meridiann November 1; on Japanese
quince and japonica from State Colle:-e, November 10; and on Hypericum from
Greenwood, October 31.


Louisiana. W7. E. Hinis (February 21): The San Jose :cale is plentiful on
deciduous fruit trees in home orchards.

Idaho. R. W. Haegele (February 2C): The San Jose scale is moderately to very
abunidnt in southwestern Idaho. Very little winter mortality.

T'tah. G. F. Knowlton (February 20): E-z, only, of the San Jose scale in
northern Utah.

Califorria. E. 0. Essig (February 20): The San Jose scale is moierrtely
abundant in a few orchards.

COM1 0N RED SPI-?. (Tetr-n-c:_- telarius L.)

Penns-lvania. H. E. Hodgkiss (February 28): Red spider eos are not so ab-.-:.i.nt
as last year and we do not look for serious infestations except in occasional


PEAR PSYLLA (Psyllia pyricola Foerst.)

New York. S. '7. Herman (March 1): The pear psylla is moderately abundant in
western Me.:: York.

PEAR THRIPS (Ta'.-niothrips inconsequens Uzel)

Ca-lifornia. F. H. moreoe (February 21):' Dr. S. F. Bailey reports that the pear
thrips, or prune thrips,was collected for the first time this sprir-.on
February 15 in the Healdsburg section, and on February 17 in the San Jose


A TT.IPS (Leptothrips mali Fitch)

California. L. M. Smith (February 27): L.. mali, a large, black, predacious
thriops, was found in considerable numbers, apparently hibernatir-.., under old
shells of the brown apricot sole, Lecaniun corni Pouche, on Fr-nch prune trees
at Linden, on February 22. he maximum occurrence was e.:-ht thri-s z..-.r a
sin'-le scale. The present winter has been cibnor::.ily cold, but a[ 'arently h.s
not reduced the survival of this beneficial thrips.

PACIFIC PEaD SPIDER (Tetranychus pacificus McG.)

California. L. 1. Smith (February 27): Considerable nrm.r ". of T. ..:. 'i-"'.3s were
discovered hibernatir,,-i under old shells of the brown zr:-icot scale, _. co''.i,
on French pri!r: trees at Linden, on February 21. The mximum occurrence was
21 spiders under a sir.-le scale.

RAs 2:E nimc.e:oi'es

:,.L '-i,'-::D CANE 3O':E7,' (A"G'rlu? r.:'icollis F",.

,,i consin. E. L. Ch-'ocrs (February 27): An item which bs; be of interest is

the finding of the red-necked cane borer showing up in our packin' hou: e in-
spections of raspberry plants, incidatin- th t this insect was quite prevalent
and th t some of the fields which were certified as having. only a trace earlier
in the summer when, they were inspected developed to have heavier infestations
during' the late fall, and conseauuently a sp;cital notice v/as sent out to all
the nurserymen callin- their attention to the pest and reminding them that it
would be necessary to sort these out carefully and carry on the control
measures recommended.

A I;LARCH FLY (Bibio al bijennis Say)

New York. C. R. Crosby (November 12): This insect is abundant around raspberry
plants. Many larvae were received.

RASPBERRY ROOT BORER (Bembecia -I r In: ta Harr.)

West Virginia. L. M. Peairs (February 17): The raspberry root borer is reported
bad in a planting in Marion County.


GRAPE L-AFHOPPER (Ei.: throneura comes Say)

California. E. 0. Essig (February 20): Hibernatinag adults of the Frape lf-
hopper were reported abundant in vineyards at Vernalis by W. G. Scott,
February 15.

P2CAN ZE7VILS (Balaninus caryae Horn'

South Carolina. A. Lutken (Fe-bruary 25): Pecan weevils, B. caryae, haave been
very prevalent throughout the State.

OBSCURE SCALE (Chrysomphalus obscurus Comst.)

Mississiwpi. C. Lyle (February 21): C. obscurus on necan from Pass Christian,
January 9.


CITRUS APHID (Aphis spiraecola Patch)

Florida. J. R. Watson (February 20): Th:- citrus aphid is considerably in evidence
.on young trees, and indications are th-t if the weather remains comparatively
cool with sufficient rain to stimulate growth, and in the absence of heavy,
dashing rains, this infestation may be quite heavy by March.

MIX:CAN FRUIT FLY 'Anastrepha ludens Loei)

Mexico.. :..-s Letter, Bureau of Plant Qu taantine, No. 25 (January 1) : Tnre
adul: flies were taken Dec. 9 in the traps oper: ted on the premises in
..-amoros on which a number of flies were taken last month. :;o other flies
were taken in the 2C5 traps operated'on the 74 other premises on which traps
were operated. The fruit arrivir_- in Matemoros from the interior of .:exico

ha,', shownr. a very light degree of infestation during the past two months. It
will he recalled that no infested fruit was recovered in October, t.hat beng.
t-e first, month to elapse with no infested imoorted fruit being recovered
since a full-time inspector was assirnei to latamoros in 1929. On-l four
imrported oranges were found infested d Nrij- Kovember. -ight larvae wf-ere
taken from these oranges, which originated in :.:ontemorelos, in the te cf
".7eva Leon. 7.,:.ther the absence of infested fruit in Matamoros is the result
of climatic conditions at the points of origin, control measures carried out
by the ,-rowers, or closer culling at the time of shipm -ent, is not known. The
four infested orarges were contained in shipments of four cars of hulk o:--..-es
from Montemorelos. (No. 26 February 1): Four carloads of, in bulk,
were received in Matamoros during January from Montemorelos. Some 6,C : fruits which had s-oiled were taken up from the various stands t:rou:-hout
the city. Ex.L.mir nation showed 23 of them to be infested with larvae c the
fruit fly. Sixty-seven larvae were recovered. Oran:'e.s were retailin-. iurinZ.g
the month at I cent (Mexican) each, or about one-third of a cent Aerican
money. As a result of the low prices, oranges were scattered all over the
city with a corresponding danger of the establishment of a local infestation.
The second application of nicotine-molasses bait spray to the trees of
Matamoros was completed on the 24th. While no A. ludens have been taken in
the traps in Matamoros since the first application of the bait was complete,
1C A. pallens were taken duri;.- December.

RED SCALE (Chrysom-r.halus aurantii Mask.,

California. H. 'J. 2:n (February 23): The red scale shows a winter mortality
of about 50 per cent. This is a more normal condition than was re-
ported a year ago, when the mortality was unusually hi-h.

FLORIDA RED SCAL3 (Chrysomphalus aonidum L.

/ Florida. J. -R. Ttson (February 20): The Florida red scale is moder.-ely abun ant

Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 21): C. aonidum on grass and cactus from Tctties-
burF, January 17.

CIT?-3 BLACKFLY (Aleurocanthus .'.olmil AshYy )

Canal Zone. James Zetek, Monthly Letter of Bur. of Ent., U.SD.A.,I:. C2
(Decermber): Adults of Eretmocerus series Silv. were liberated Sepve.:ber last
ye-r at Fort A1mador, at a place near Juan Diaz, and at a place called La
Sacanilla, near Juan Diaz. *** At Fort Amador the limes are fairly clean -f
Wolumi The smne was true at Ucros pl-.ce, beyond D.. Iiaz. At La Sabca: l.,
where "he citrus trees were in an abandoned st-te and heavily infuse was
almost urnablle to get any woglumi, and such leaves as I did get had the exit
holes of the parasite. Live parasites were seen at all three places.

CITRUS WTFLY (Dialeurodes citri Riley & How.

Florida. J. R. Watson (February 2K): The citrus whitefly is moder, tely "
a' Gained sville nd Lake Alfred. It is not parasitizei by entrc.:cenous f..,i
cas it .., last year at this time, altho-.- fu:- i are in e7ide.ce.,

Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 21): A :'-L.ther heavy infestation of 2. citri on
crpe jasmine was reported from McComb on December 2, 19C, and on Camlelia
f:,:m Bay St. Louis on January 2, 1933.

Louisia.a. W. 3. Hinds (Februrry 21:' Citrus fclir-e shid cnsi e-" sine
the freeze and this will probably reduce the citrus wi1e fl s.rviv &r1-
ly.. .u te f ys;i i ;.-
CIT:'.-'nT rL'.' ALYBUG %Pseudococcus ahani ree

California. 'H. J. Ryan (Febru.ry 23): Citrophilus me:: co ntrol by the
Australian par-sites Coccop aus urncyi Cored. anl etracnemus pretiosus
Timb. has continued to be particularly effective. This mealybcu7 is no longer
considered a pest of importance.

CITR7S ';.I iTE (1Phyllocoptes oleivorus Ashl./

Florida. J. 5. R'tson (Febr-ary 23) The citrus rust mite is moderLrely r.... t
at Lake Alfred, rather more so than usual for this time of year.

CIT"US RD SPIDZhR (Paratetranycfus citri 1ct reo or

California. H. J. Ryan (Febr.-iry 23>: The red spider, P. cit.ri, ,:as excepionay
severe in 1932 and is carry-ing over-in sufficient numbers to ri:arrnt the- pre-
diction -h't infestation will gain be heavy in 1933.
,<, n neahsvy; in 10SS.9


RAISIN MOTH E-phestia figulilella Gre...

California. Monthly Letter of Bureau of Entomology, U.S.2.A., No. 224 'Decomber.:
work of w Figt F. Barnes in fis orchards 'na drying yards near Frcsno dur i>
the past season has just been sum:iarized by Perez Simmons, who esti'r'cs th:t
during the past season firg growers: lost about C216,OC in actual cash, _ostly
as a result of deductions because of infestations by the raisin moth. It is
believed that a lare part of this loss can be p-revented by t7 e us e of shade
cloths in drying yards.


PARLATORIA LAT SCALE (Parlatoria blanchrrdi Targ.'

California. News Letter, Bureau of Plant Quxarantine, No. 26, (Febrary 7 o
infestations w,,,ere found outside the areas already known to be infested In
the it.te-gro;;ing a-reas 301,7Y2 paim inspections were made, and in outside areas
11,ib. Jour infested d-te palms were found. One of the '4 -oalms was found in
Arizona, near Phoenix. It had been found infested previously and tr,.atei b't
obviously some live scale remained. The palm was dug out and destroyed. The
r -3 were found in the Imperial Valley in California. One of 3he
showed live scale and was defoliated and sprayed. Only 'single deaa s" _S were
found on the others and they were not treated. No scale vas found d-.rin- the
year in the Coacnella Valley, the principal date-growing area. In h ryperi, .
Valle. in California an inspection was made of ornamuental palms other >.2. dat,
and 33 Canary Island and 4 fan palms were found infested. These were rcifoli t
and sprayed. Four of the Canary Island palms showed a recurrence iu to he
fact that-scale had penetrated and settled on x.n..xrc-de. leaves in the i ihcr
J*ey were protected from the spor..v:, These palms were cut back :'-:1in ..
sp:-a ed.


VEY....:A:L: ,,'7ZZ.'L (Listroderes oblicuis '-yll.)

Mi-;c usip1i. C. Lyie (February 21): -e.-inning' on 1,Tovember I1, 132, :hen we
recei-ed the first specimens of the vegetable v'eevil since early summer,
tiAs insect has attrr.ted more attention in Mississirpi d"ring the f'i
an'!d winter months than any other species. Serious darae to turnirs ana
m1stard has been reported from many localities in the southern three-
fo irt .s of the State throughout the winter, while cabbr.-e, s7inach, car-
ros, and other vegeta-bles have been severely damai-ed at various places
in southern Mississipi_ during the past few weeks. On Iebr'.ry a n.m-
ber of adult specimens of D. duodecimronctata v'ere collected from a .?-ar-
Jen in La irel, Jones Co- nty. Some larvae of the vegetable "'ee-vil were
cent at tl'.e same ti-me. T.he corre'-opndent indicated that severe injury
.1ad een cased to cabbage, tu-rnip greens, beets, and soinach, most of
v;- .i had urAdoubtedly been caused by the veevil, 7but possibly some
t-he cucmber beetles.

Lo isiana. W. 2. Hinds (Febr-ary 21): The vegetable reevil is no-r distrib-
uted throughout Louisiana and had appeared in destructive numbers on a
variety of crops before the occurrence of the fr.:cze..

A ,TBD OC .'.U -77TL7 (Diabrotica balteata Lec.)

Florida. J. R. Watson (Febr-ary 20): D. balteata is in evidence occasionally.
It is suite prevalent on oats about Gainesville at the present time, b't
is not abundant enou;hI to do any material :'.,--.

Alabam.a. J. M. Robinson (February 17): The belted bean beetle '. been re-
ported on vc-.ftables at Dothan and Aiburn.

SPOTTED C'JCTj:..Z B3ETLE (Diabrotica duo-.ecimmpnctata Fab.)

Vir,-inia. H. G. Walker (iebruary 2;): A tvelve-spotted cucumber -c.;tle was
fo' nd feeding in the field on collards on January 4.

Aransas. s D. Iscely (January 18): T-';lve-spotted cucu:mber beetles were founi
in considerable abundance on vetch on the experiment station farm ..2r
Fayettoville by H. H. Schwardt.

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (Febr iary 17): Spotted cucumber beetles were very
absundant at Dothan on vegetables in j-:..:y.

A. MOL2 CRIC:'.:ZT (G !. %'lIl ,' .'p.)

North Carolina. '7. A. ",.- Monthly Letter. of the Bureau o7 '.to 0lo -,
".S.D.A., No. 224 (Decemnber 1932): :.:,l cric:cts (Grsllotal r st.)
ca,.ge on moist sand witho ut food have c ntin' act-iv for ts ion" as
das:. T .erc is no noticeable -rowth rin t'i prio, t ar l
striking of te bod, es racially in t.ic abso-'l.u re ion.
s. rin'cinF of tlie bod y,,, especially Int e s i


Alabama. J. M. Robinson (February 17): [ole crickets have been reported on
vegetables at Jasper.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 21): Complaints of injury by mole crickets in
gardens have been received from Biloxi and G-ulfport, Harrison County.

FIELD CRICKET (Gryllus assimilis ?ab.)

California. F. H. 7-ymore (February 21): A few specimens of the field cricket
in the vicinity of Davis have reached maturity.

SZED CORIT MAGGOT (Hylemyia cilicrura Rond.)

Iowa. C. J. Drake (February 17): The seed corn maggcot is very abundant, also
a pest of onions.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 21): A correspondent at Perkinston, Stone
County, sent to us on November 22, 1932, specimens of H. cilicrura with
the information that these insects had apparently destroyed a first
planting of turnip seed and seriously injured tfe second.

GR,_i PEACH APHID (.yzus persicae Sulz.)

Virginia. H. G. Walker (February 28): In general, insects have been rather
scarce during the past winter. The spinach aphid, M. persicae, has been
unusually scarce.

FALS2 CHINCH BUG (.sius ericae Schill.)

South Carolina. A. Lutkcn (February 25): False chinch bugs were very de-
structive to turnips and related plants during the early winter.


MEXICAN BZA:: BETLE (Zpilachna corruota Muls.)

West Virginia. L. M. Peairs (February 23): A goodly percentage of the Mexi-
can bean beetle ,as reported alive in cages.


PEA 7EVIL (Bruchus oisorum L.)

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (February 17): Pea wveevils have been reported on
peas at Parrish.

Oregon. Monthly Letter of the Bureau of Entomology, U.S.D.A., No. 224 (Decem-
ber, 1932): Pea weevil attacks all varieties of peas.--A. L. L..r'.-n,
Corvallis, reports that partt of the time has been occupied in counting
the number of weevil (B. poisorum) stings in 73 varieties and strains of
peas grown on the Oregon Experiment Station plots. *** Some peas had as
many as 17 entrance holes and one lot had 853 entrance holes in 100 peas.
All here heavily infested; 35 of these varieties and strains have been
examined from the crops of 1930, 1931, and 1932. *** These peas were


grown in adjoining plots each year and. "-ere exposed to pea "';'-vil at-
tack' as uniformly as possible. Although all varieties were not ur-nifor'n-
ly attacked in -.y year, there seems to have Pcen no consistent choice
each year."


'ABr:.GC 7OR S

/ Florida. J. R. Watson (February 20): Cabbage wor-s, which were so in.:; rous
last year, have been conspicuous by their absence this winter.

Louisiona. 7. 2. Hinds (Februgry 21): Eggs of the cabb-?E butterfly (A6cia
rapae L.) and cabbie looper (Autogra)ha brassicae L.) were suite coon
before the freeze but -,)ractically disappearred from the pl-r.ts thereafter.

i...' L-- -J.4.... (MJuLg antia- histrionica :-hr.)

Virginia. H. '7alkcr (Febr-uary 28): Harlequin bugs were collected. on Jan-
;ry 4 and at other times during the winter, hibernatin, undir leaves in
the edte of a voods vhich bordered a collard field that had been e.:vily
infested with this insect.

CA3-_AGB APHID (-:rcvicoryne brassicae L.)

Virginia. H. G-. "*tker (February 28): The cabbsae aphid has been unusually
scarce. Small infestations can be found in old cabb.' E fields at the
present time.

Alab &r-. J. M. Robinson (February 17)- Rep-orted on cabbaFne and coll.-'.'is at
T uscaloosa.


C..--O:.rT RUST PLY (Psila rosae F.b.)

New York. C. R. Crosby (December 31): Infested carrots received, with the
report th at it"has been destructive in -ry gardens."
T noIT I Pdes.

STIPED FLEA B2TL2 (Phyllotreta vittat-. Fab.)

Lo uisiana. '7 l. Hinds (February 21): T-.rnip flea beetles have .been -x.erate-
ly ab'danrnt but apparently .ere reduced in numbers "'"y the freeze.

* *0NI0ONS

ONI01 T!RIaS (Thrirs tabaci Lind. )

Florida. J. R. Watson' (Febrtry 20): T. tabaci is much in evidence on onions
in Pinellas- County.-


Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 21): Onion plants sho,'inz injury by Thrits
tabaci -'"ere received from Pascaounla, Jackson Counnty, on Jannary 3.


FXI.-'S G-LTS (Sciaridae)

Ohio. J. S. Houser (February): There have been severe losses by sciarid
larvae to radishes r-'.'n in -recnouses, at Toledo, in "-hich soil had
been stea.n-sterilized. Probably introduced in manure.


TSTRA` RLY PA. LR.- (Orthaea vincta Say)

Florida. J. R. Watson (February 20): The strawberry pam-nera, which wv-as so de-
*str-ctive last winter, has been giving trouble only in the souIthern part
of the State around Plant City, but they're not nearly so bad as last
year. On the otier hand, v-e have not had the fo rny mornings that we hWd
last winter, with the result that the cntomogenouis fungi have not been
nearly so much in evidence. in other words, they have been about as
dorrT,,n as usual in the winter tis.

STRATSRRY ROOT T'.'IL (Brachyrhinus ovatus L.)

Ne'r" York. S. 7. Harman (March 1): The strawberry root v'eevil is moderately
abundant in western :c'.: York.

3S5TS *

BET LZ'-:OOPTR (Eutettix tenellus Ba'. )

Idaho. R. 7. Haegele (Febr-3r 20): condition in so'thwestern IdaIho
in December probably increased *r-:.tly the ,-inter mortality of the beet
leafnop-!er. '.Tith tl-c -round practic-ally bare of snom. cover and tec.era-
tures ranin fr- 1. to--15 i., over"vintorink conditions v.ere ex-
tera.l f)niv r:.-i lOe to--1en ,,
tremely bnfavorable. .-bsence oi snov with lower t.. rrat.ra-s in so thern
Idaho during, December -nade overvwintering conditions uzfavnrable there
also. During Febr-uary, 1933, te-m :eratures dro-oped to-!50 to-25o F. with
a 6 to 8 inch covering of snoa. on th'e ro'ud. efinite information rc-
gardin' winter mortality vill bc available in March from Pr. P. Annand
of the Burea.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (Febr-ary 20): Beet leaF:oppers are in hibernation in
northern Utah.


TOBACCO Fi. BEETLE (-oitrix Yarvula Fab.)

North Carolina. Z. P. Metcaif (February 21): The tobacco flea beetle is ap-
narently abundant, having survived the winter in oodlv ni--bcrs.

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F FO R E S T A :: D S H A D T R E Z I S C T S
3R071-TAIL .MOT0H (Do-.i. n.-acorr"ca Don.)

Ne' qngland. Monthly News Letter, z r.-; u of ?-Pnt Q'arantine, No. 26 (February
1): The folloving inform-.'tion has been prepar-:-& fro-n a survey of the
browvn-tail moth records at the Greenfield office. In general, the brown-
tail moth infestation in 'Newv Englan d uring 1'`72 was somewhat li-:-..'er
than during the previous year. This is "-, e.ed on field observations made
during the summer months and on the number of hibernati-.- webs cut from
the trees during< the winter. A srm nationn of the records at the office that from 1932 to and inclul.inr the soring of 1932 there were over
10,000,000 webs cut from trees in Massachusetts, New HaTmshire, "::'M: ne.
Records are available for towns in Massachusetts from 1922, ,". in .ev:
Hampshire they begin with 1930, and for Maine vith 1">1. In 1930, a total
of 1,183,379 wvebs were cut, 689,684 of which were in Massachusetts, and
493,695 in New Ham-mpshire. In 1931, a total of 1,6c-', 045 wvebs were cut as
follows: YMassachusetts, 661,613; New U 1ampshire, 652,763; and Maine,
341,664. In 1932 the total number of webs cut was 896,469 as follows:
Massachusetts, 314,919; New Hanpshire, 513,760; and Maine, 67,790. 7-ere_C
of course, other webs cut by individuals, of h--h we nave no record. In
ss"uet the v...,v' av orcr I
.assachusetts the webs are cut annually by the local moth superintendents,
and this is generally done quite thoroughly. In :-v: FL-amprshire and Maine
the work is done by the State organizations and by tons in a few cases
when. advised to do so by the State officials. Daring 1',:73 the infestation
was scattering- and light in the eastern half of Massachusetts exc-Zt for
heavy infestation in southeastern and northeastern parts of the State.
In ew, Ham-nshire, the southeastern section, along the New Th--m;ire a-.n:
'%ii.e State lines, the Atlantic Ocean, and west to and incline: the Merri-
mac Valley as far north as Lake Winni;esaukee, ,as rather heavily infested,
and lighht infestations w,,ere found as far north as 3Bartlett, Conwray, and
Albany. The infestation in Maine was general and .c-avv in spots throu .-
o-at the sothvwestern section including the area from Leriston and Auburn
directly south to the Atlantic Ocean and westerly from Leiston anc' A .burn
through Poland, Casco, and Sebago to the New v zHashire State line. In-
festation was observed as far easterly as Castine on the Penobscot River,
here 7,000 ;,ebs were cut.

New Ham-nshire. L. C. Glover (Febru'irr 27): Notes from Mr. Conklin -w- local
outbreaks of brown-tail moths have been reported by Mr. OsC ood. One is in
Laconia and the other in Alton, fro-. Alton to Alton 7'.

GYPSY _OT:2 (Porthetria disc-par L.)

.Main .. News Letter, Bureau of Plant Quarantine, :. 26 (Fcbru-r:'. I): 7"
gip5sy moth egg ci ars -:erc found on snruce rwreat- rnt-rial at "-burn,
Mass. The spruce brancieos orig-inatcd in southern Maine .an were insecte;
at 7oburn prior to bein, made up into finished wreaths t-at rere to be
snipped to New York Cit-,. This is th.e first reco:- for scver:al '-cars of
Sclusters eig found on materi>,.s vwhich were to be uec in t- -manu-
s fact re of 'rcaths.

Now Hampshire. News Letter, Bureau of Plant Q(arantine, -:o. 25 (January 1):
Mr. _'.,erney reports the findin,, of a gipsy moth' eg mass on a crate of
rough slabs containing, laurel wreaths. Five such crates were movincr to
Boston fror a point in the infested area in 1ew Hampshire.

Connecticut. .'rs Letter, Bureau of Plant Quarantine (February 1): A report
has been received from the State of Connecticut indicating that the State
force have discovered a large gipsy moth infestation in v>odland in the
town of '7olcott. They have already treated over 4,500 egg clusters in an
area of about a square mile and a large amount of additional Vork will
have to be done before work is completed there. The presence of so large
an infestation within 5 miles of t.e eastern bord-r of the barrier zone
might prove to be serious had it not been discovered, for there ,wo ld be
considerable danger of the small gipsy moth caterpillars driftin into
the barrier zone during, the spring if the wind vere blowing in a westerly
direction. As no Federal fu`ids are available for work east of the bar-
rier zone and as there are not sufficient State. or town funds appropri-
ated to do a great deal of woodland scouting, there is no means of knhow-
ing whether or not similar infestations exist in other localities near
the eastern border of the barrier zone.

SPRII':; CATYR 70RC' (Paleacrita vernata Pck)

Kansas. H. B. Hungerford (Febr-uary 20): The spring' cankcr worms are abundant
at Lawrence and were emerging in Janlary.

Missouri. L. Baseman (Febru-ary 32): A canker :orm male moth was taken at
Columbia late in January and male and feralu moths the first week in
February in the 7h:'ss City and St. Joseph areas.

FALL C 7.:MIER 20MRV (Alsoohila oomneteria Harr.)

UI'": York. E. P. Felt (February 21): Fall canker w.or-n c : s are very abundant
on Long- Island and there is likely to be consid(rablc defoliation.

Kansas. H. 3. Hungerford (Tebruary 20): The fall cankr-r v-orm.s arc abundant at
Lawrence. T7ecy were emerging in D_.cembec.
H R. Bryson (February 23): E-,-ergence of tpe fall cane r '7or-s began
about the first of January and continued throughout the month. Th e break
of the energ-ence of this brood occurred January ;^1. The sprin brood
C>t to da te, .as not reac'-'ed
began to emerge tile last weck in Janar, but, to date, has not reached
the height of its emergence.

RESPLF:TE:;- SHIELD BEA-R (Coptodisca srlendoriferella Cle--)

ew York. E. P. Felt (February 21): The resolendcnt shield bearer, C. splen-
doriferella is somewhat abundant on Long Island, though not sufficiently
numerous to cause material injury.

BRO':-E BIRCIH B.R. (Agrilus anxious Gory)
New Enr-Iani ar.-l New York. ''. P. Felt (February 21): The M r-nze birch borer
occurs in a magnificent row of white birch at Glen Cove, Long' Island,


several of the trees bein, badly i.-.fested. This insect is rather .:-:.-:n
on ornamental birches in both e ..c-- .A e-. Yor. S -t- .E


P3CA:: S-SIA (Sesia scitula ':.rris)

Virg inia. 0. I. Sna-pn (Febrzary 11): This insect is reported to be causir.-
consid, rable da-nge to dog-ood in and near Roanoke. (Det. by 2.A.Snyth.)


3LI LZ'A. 3=L7 (Galerucella xantho-melaena Schr.)

1.ev. York. E. F. Felt (Febriary 21): The elm loaf beetles were found in mid
winter in some nx-nmbrs in a fircplace at '"Mmaronec:. A-rTLrcntly the spe-
cies is -interin: successfully in lar'e numbers.

e'., Jersey. A. ,Murray, jr. (February 15): I amn the ovnor o"f a clal-.,ric
frame house 44 years old located in Little Falls. About 10 years s'o -;e
noticed that every mormin; in the '-arrct there :ere nu-merous bugs l'-
about on the floor. They ;.ere ,.;ept uo ever: day but t. couantity ..,s
not enough to be especially noticeable. Last fall a nev. tenant complai.-:1
of the quantity ofthis sa-nme kind of bus that seemed to aDnpear during the
nig-ht and lay scattered all over the house in the morning -r--. conversa-
tions with th'e tenants they cxplained that you could s uy-eo> under an- of
the baseboards, v'herherere were sxoaccs between the base':- -.r' ani the
floor, and find some of these buss. (Det. _E. A. -Lc':.)


A:' A1HID (Dreyfusia picca Ratz.)

Mai.Le. H. B. FPeirson (October 8, 1932): Large arec of fir affected in torn of
Brighton by the fir bark louse, D. oicea. Outbreak ap-noears to be folloa'-
ing up a river valley. Trees uo to 12 inches in diameter are being kill-:.


HICKORY B3A.RX 32TL (Scolytus cuadrispinosus Say)

Ne".- York. P. 17Felt (FIebruary 21): Locally abundant at rc-t :tc':, L:-:
Island, infested trees in mid ,-intcr containing literally thousands of
vigorous grubs.


LARCH CASE BARER (Co eor1'or-, laricella Hbn.)

iassachusctts and Connecticut. . LIt (:ebruar 21): The lrch case
bearer is ab.'u;.nt and wintering successfully .t llesle, 'ss., and
Stamford, Conn. It presumably rill be decidedly injurious over much
of New'- .ngland the coming season.


A SCALE I,"?'? (Lepidosap!hes n-.:t-ai Sulc)'

M1ississipi. C. Lyle (February 21): L. nesteadi on juniper from "oorhnead,
October 29. (Det. A. L. Hutchins.)

JT2_IF ,T-J'.QP (Dichomieris marLinellus Feb.)

Pennsylvania. E. P. Felt (Febr-uary 21): The juniper v.ebvorm is locally abuin-
lant and injurious and apparently wintering successfully in the Phila-
delphia area.

SOUTT.2F PFI"- BEET:LE (Dendroctonus frontalis Zim-n.)

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knull (Febrary 9): Several small infestations of the
southern pine beetle have been observed in the vicinity of hont Alto this
year. The insects were found in trees vhich have been making slov. growth
for the last three years. Infestations were also observed on '"artin'.s
Hill and illss fo-antain, Bedford Co Anty. On martin's' s Hill the insect v-as
fo-and at an elevation of approxi-ately 2,900 feet.

E-CROPE"2 PIHD SHOOT "OTH (l-iyacionia buoliana Schiff.)

Massach-isetts and Connecticut. E. P. Felt (February 21): European pine shoot
moth larvae are interior successful ly and have been noted rather commonly
at Jellesley, Mass., and Stamford, Conn.


SYC.''ORE L-C_,J (Corvthucha ciliata .'y)

Icra. H. E. Jaques (Febr--ary 21): Sycamore lacebu ,s are coming in in the stu-
dent collections in r;numbers that ,o -ild indicate them to be quite abundant
out of doors.


A IYRALLID 'TH (uzophera ostricolrella HIst. )
Pennsylvania. E. P. Felt ('ebruary 21): The tulip tree bark borer, ostricc-
lorella, is somtevrhat abundant and injurious In the Philadelphi'a area.

T'TLIP 1L2 SCALE (Tou-neyella liriodendri Gmrel.)
Connecticut. E. P. Felt (Febr-uary 21): The tulip tree scale, T. tiliriferae,
youing are abundant and vinterinE su. ccessfully in the Stamfori-d area.

J.L:" .;T
L\GGOT (Rhaoletis suavyis cponpleta Cresson)
,alifornia. K. L. '7olff for H. J. R-,n (.ebruar- 23): Trhe raln-t hDuR-fly .
ziav is ccmpleta Cresson: 2 infestations ound inr Octaber, I'2, in
tw-) orchards near Puente. This is 5 miles v;pst of thc nearest infestation
previously '-orn.


I T S C T S A F F E C T I N G- & Z : E C S E


....... :* '1T5D SPI3Z (Tet JLov-r n telarius L.)
.Test Vir-inia. L. i" rs (Flrbr .ry 23): There aveo been many renerts t f
the greenhouse red spider, at :4or t nt c-n an- ctnter nlaces.

Mississipli. C. Lyle (February 21): Arborvitae twi shcwing infestaticns cf
red spiders cr injury evidently caused by them were received during' :;-vember,
December, and J.nuary, from various localities in the State.

CYCLAI-.:iT i TE (Tarssnoers -callidus Bks.)

Mryland. 1'. ory (J.anuary & February): Cyclamen mite rn Crassu-la r:icunda
from Cat ronsville.

Ohio. E. ". Mendenhall (:Tovember ;): The African violets in one of the -reen-
iouses in Urbana. are badly infested with cyclamen .mites. I 7-cul say 2D
plants are ipj-arently infested.

LAAIAT SCALE (AsmDiictus lataniae Sir-.)

:,'ississinrji. C. Lile (February 21): A. lataniae -as found on crar :e .:. in
Greenwood, lctoer 1, and on Snirsee tunberori from Moss Point, Feb-
ruary 11.

AZALEA LACEBUGL (Ste)anritis -yrirides Scott)

New EnEland. 3. P. Felt (Febr-uary 31): T.e azalea .ac.b.e S. oyri ids, ec-s
were rec iv:. in mid winter and are in excellent condiLtion. T.e. .
mr derately ,bimdt'nt in surn stcester c-unr.ty and scuthrestern IT-
En 1 and.

::TS, 0. I: A--E's (Reticuli eres snA.)

COhio. ... odendeW-.l] (J n'rry 20): The sue.rrnean. termites re qitei bad
in some of tl.e ;reernhuses a Daytor, an are oin' 0 consid.era'l d'.e to
plants acsh: as chrysantheu,-= ,- n eranilums.

A PILT3IJ (Arm rdlliditn. v-fll'-re Lit.)

liforni. . (n -4r.F 30): Co .n il s ave been bund. nt in
t-e orr.n'.,.cntal ad corrcercial -arzdens of t':e San Frrncisco zay district
this winter. Consiaer.: le e is done to cert-in tender plarts.


'ew Yr. jl:nd 7 -'-w York. B. P. Felt (Febr '-ry 21): s J-:,nnesp scale insect
is b n t in so;thwe.'tern hew Z:. .: ani is s.ev'hn cot on 7 t
m' 0les at Freeport, L. I., '. Y. *, and is als. in sFu.w rn ,:est-
c. ester County.

c -REE ': ,iSE, CEIITI L (Scutif'erella immaculata Newp.)

California. A. E. Michelbacher (February 19): The '-'rdcn centipede continued
to dc some damage during the 1-inter to greenhouse plants in the San ?ran-
cisco Bay district. The plants most severely attacked were sweet Tetas and

COTTONIT APHID (Anhis :ossywcii Glov.)

Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 21): Specimens of A. ,CossVTOii collected from
althea were received from Pass Christian, Harrison County, on January 17.
The aphids were heavily parasitized.

A STINK BUG (Corizus side Fab.)

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (February 17): C. side reported at Zufaula on althea.

A STI,: BUG (Corizus hyalinus Feb.)

Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 21): On October 21 specimens of C. hyalinus
were sent to us from Yazoo City, with a report th,-t they were injuring althea
seed pods.


ARBORVITAE LEAF MIITR (Arn/resthia thuiella Pack.)

Pennsylvania. J. IN. Knull (February 5): The arborvitae leaf miner is abundant
on trees planted for a wind break at L'ont Alto.


A PYRALID MOTH (Hcmoeosoma mucidellum Rahonot)

California. II. J. Ryan (February 23): Larvae of this moth v'ere found in Septem-
ber, 1932, corking seed heads of asters, causing t-e tot- 1 destruction of
some heads and a seed-crop loss estimated at 50 -,cr cent in one of the three
localities where found in Los Angeles County.


BC}XTOD LEAF I,'.-- (Ionarthro-alous ba-i Labou.)

Connecticut. E. 'P. Felt (February 21): The co leaf miner wv-s re-crted as
numerous at Southport, the ma cts being henlthy in mid -,inter.

Mryland. E. T. Cory (January and Febraar'-): Specimens of the boxaocd Leaf
miner were received from Baltimore.
Zx-.viUS SCALE (ChionasTis muonyrni cmst.)

I.,rth Carolina. Z. P. 1:etcalf (February 21): Th:e euonynmus scale is apparently
more abundant than in former .'Lars.

Mississi-pni. C. Lyle (Febru ry 21): C. eu,- -i rn .nyrr.s "
"tc..r 1. rorr S ri v er 19; and. fr-r.r Iniianl&, I:e:cr 22.
It vis asr fcramd in Uazlehurst, Jn irr 29.


G-LADICL'.JS T i IPS (" *itrp ldoi:.^S.)

Flcrida. J. ?. atson (Fcr',ry 2D): r.ere is rir'.iinr cf trirs in eevr'-1 ir&estcd propercrties, b,,t thc intrt is n-I heavy as
vet in !n.y Ti '.c1 Evidently this th:rirs "ces t rciu.; t1 sumer in .crida
in- only s::'ll nm-:crs --nd breeds sl:ly durin: the f-ll 'nA inter.
In adticrn tc tis tl.rips, pcr thers are fcund feeding rn the !ives v of
t'e L-i l'" s in t:. vicinity of winter `-ven: : i'trirs n" c. ,
'.......t..ri s .americ :is 'Icr;ar., Fr n'n ]_iniella. inj.>s l ia_ s Frr- lin, anr ' ___
t abci Linr. t.e ttcr nl-y in te "" mdite neiE7hbor-r:.d c cf ncn fie lis.
T.>is is t e first time t? E.t a m. -rican-'i las been present in l--10'' in
PinEllas Caounty. T. tab',ci is much in evidence cn onions.

Oiio. J. S. [c:sor (,'erry) -ldirlus cor-'s stored, in a 7arm -seT'nt -eret
sv;:arrni ....i tL txrits whilc those stored in c'cl storage so"e very little
development during the "-inter.

m-ODnr,- ":' ... .. C B" .. (Stenph nitis rhodcdendri H^-~.)

ITcw 2n.ln_ .. P Felt (Febr:ry 21): T:ec r'cdenircn l!ace&b>' is r.nem.hat
commornr in southern r'er., I r;la.d, tec" r- bein- enoug e s sc th-t .-n averae
t" sor-v;.'t sev re infest.ticn m"y be expected the ccrin~ se,'son; it is p,,,
T e al "" m ....seve"re l~~ s{:-
coU jn o> Islm d, :.. Y., -nd an avc(r'"-e tc o cc t s&ere "nes-
ti' -.'y ai sc bo e-ected te ccmsin: ascn.


A SCA .E 'S-'.'T (Lecani'.rn excresccns F-rris)

wi s t ri a

P P Flt (Feb2rry 21): L. excrcscCrns r:as recently fiiund cn
ot '-reenvich. It ias not ".-retcfre ben recorded fr this
(7eS. ::. Ic:'risrn.)

I i S Z C 1 S A T T A C K I C' G .; A 1 A :1 D

) 0 E= S T I C A :7 1 A L S

,X3,LD::, ?'": (l lCris 1,-vit t,'.s Say)

Illinois. W. P. Flint (F3ruarr pl): c xelde r
in, thr '-. o't ... entire .".intcr.

Indinn. J. J. .Davis (Febr r" 2r); I mi ,t sv t-t t c brelder bu1 cas
btcn .... .yin" uff annd rn n h-:':s tirn" 'ut t.- r' er.

, e inue! to e n .aLO-


HEAD LOUSE (Pediculus humanus humans 'L.)

Maryland. P. D. Sanders (February 11): A nurse in a Brltimore hospital became
infested 7ith headline while nursing an infested ptient in the hcs-oital.
The infestation ras carried into the ITurses' Home '-here othor nurses be-
came infested.



A IGS'OIS GCRAINT Y1--.F (Sit6tro.-a cere.lella Oliv.)
A IT -:TL ERAI BT E Cat_-arts q-adri c ol li s Guc r.)

Pennsylvania. H. Hodgkiss (February 29): The angoumis grain mnoth caused con-
siderable damage to corn, especially corn in the cribs, and in our southern
counties this w.?s sccom-opanied by the square-neched -rain beetle

A SPIDE BEETLE (Ptinus tectus Boield.)

Washiinrton. Y. H. Hatch (Febru;ary 6): P. tectus occurred in numbers bout bags
of imrortee fertilizer -nd other dried anial.-T ro ucts in .-.rose on the
Seattle waterfront during October 1932. Not reported before, to my -nc".7led-e
from IT. A. (Det.K. C-. Blair.)

FAIRY SPIDER --:::L (Ptinus villiger Reit.)

North Dakota. J. A. ',,unro (Februry. 10): This -7eCU: I received letters from two
farmers at St John, reporting the orcsence of -est in their stor"c- -.7hcat.
I have ex-mined samples of the injured "-ne-t onl the insects -qnrd find that
they are the spider beetle P. villi :er.

SOUTTKIST C07PEA :EVlL (Callosobruchus mrculaltus Yab.)

Mississippi. C. Lyle (Febru-,ry 21): Somples of stored -pes sent in by Stte
Plant Board inspectors drin- eceib :r .nd J-nurr7 indicated that Bruchus
oiuadrimaculatus r'as quite obundor-t in rost localities.

RICE 7-EVIL (Sitophilus or'/zae L.)

Alabama. J. .. Robinson (r. bruary 17): Thie rice ,'-eevil ias rcportcd in corn at
Clayton, Elba, -,nd Troy.

TE,'!TES (Reticuli'trmes s-oo-.)

United States. T. Snyder (J'nrary): i:rLng J.nurY 6.9 cases of ter-ite
damage were reported to the Bureau of Entmolo-y. TIh clr'i list gives
the number of cases reported. from e:ach section: ,:iddle AtlDntic, 21: South
Atlantic, 16; Central, 13; est Centl, 4; north Central, 1; Loer
Mississippi, 13; Pacific Coast, 1.

North Carolina. R. -. Leiby (February 16): Our first report this springi" of
their swarming in Raleigh.

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3 1262 09244 6367
Inrdin J. J >avis ( rT.): L-.rt f i trites f v -
-C:1 trE first re'ert C CrrMr r. 2,-r r-r frccr

J-. J. insr (?cr.ry ): mits rf .-crd in ,c-s C SLv-
'l .. -.r .-. z : c .u. .. .. '- :;a r i c n . .
,:y: "Ane r dc.

.... s.r Lyle (Fob-.r y 2l): :" ny m r tests s frr iAfrnrr- tic :: r' ci--
2ll.ln.-: terites iP r'clcr.e re rec:-ived fr.n rny l v.ces vrny
S -t :n'.riis tr.e s -r e ccntrhsn
...-"--i ::: '..... 7:inds ( Lotrur'ry 21): "2erTmites h<"ve b-eeT flyir.A. n "- .-*',s
-f.. --.. te",-t --, e'C.ted I-qIdin P d-irir;- t-e or-st 'neel.

We, st -7ir'iFia- L. -:. Fe-. s (?ebr"ry 23): -'u--se .nts .,ve re.-ied n-:dsw ly
'.tive rr.n "cc, ';nt o>' milrd v1ert .tr nd -rreree-crted freo,,.ently.
Si C, (I ---1 -,r m y
Miississi .i' C Lyle (?ebr., ry,: r'.. ,^',y c w..:... irts .f anr-ryance c;, o-le-nccsis
x-'_1:.i :>c r: (7,ve ben. rec,.ive, A-rin.: tre pn s for r.cnts. "rresnr'.- r.ts
-clT;oit, rpc> p:rc' -rr.j, BRidA c' 'd, mni CkcircP. iniicited t:;: t ese
"Tr ts ',,,-ere ]-i e 0 rcjdd;me r e

M issis ip-i C. LI (Fe r-! -ry 21): S ei-.nrs c.f 7-r.. -'. .s Srprris Spy .ere
sI-nC i j:.s frcm i ,. e c i jE s}.C t n cl -J-
ser4- .* i.s frcr'. ik.I.. y, In J nr.ur.:-y 23, 'ith the str tte-
:er- ".. ..t t.ey "ere trr' il srne in t e.. 1.:tc1_n

Ajr -- 7 .wcbinsrn (Feb .. ry 1" ): Ar .entiine 1-nts ( .i .. .1
""-7.0- ,'*ve "c,.. renrted in br. ies at ctrcit, Cp(li5-a, .nd Auc.rn.

MIisis-i .;- i. C. :Lye (tor-', ry 2 A): Argerntine r.ts rere received frr r. .. is,
-', it f :, first time cr. J.-n,-_ry 2;-. This n'-,kes 2 lmcvn in-
fest T icr.s ir. Mi ss i "s : cf ,.';i- -S r tly -'ve "- er i te .

-fr ni' 3. Zssig ("c br--' ry 20): Ar:-entine ar.ts in ti-e S'm 7. -ncisco -
ri .it ae een lIess rtve this 'in er c C n< t C".Lnus'r- rld 'rlt 1e
for: thin >rea.'. .. i;eb c .r (Fbr ,.r 9): e ren e : o ..",ri v i t y ;'*.t ? o r '_,p l e y f r,- .e v e r '- 1 '."'e c l.'s m ... F ,c o ^' a', ". _; 1 1 .a l a r ^ e n .' e r c f
--" c js 0 rs T:ere u Ce;ed.
rLO.,L ";IT (Vi:^J-C ,r.t s ... .. ..

:.*ssa:ch se-'-ts 1? P. F It F( -.b-\, y 9l)'. T lever rite vas nr-d nt ....
... ho,b e sr:: c i n l '.t f -... '. ,t ,T -: ll~ s~ s e v d "el '. i n,'-' s b i n ,;- i r.v a ''- -d .

.....-.t. t. F. r y 2 c.c cl ver mite 0 s ..'.nant band troublp-
C( :; 'tc "',; I 't Sta-.r-.f r lt :.- i v. de" '
I ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ iv Jiis ,.in Fr!'*"[:"'"

i1- 1i~i. ". p. "ixt FKr A e o ic-1 nnl--er of reF- orts :ave
._, r. re:n- ;e.' ,v f inx' ic ns -f : ss s by t} .' ] ver ir e