, THE INSECT PEST SURVEY
Volume 18 M"arch 1, 1938 Number I
ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT QUARANTINE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
THE STATE ENTOMOLOGICAL
STATF PI-ANI' BOARP
Vol. 1i March 1, 1938 'To. 1
THE :.:CsE IMPORTANT RECORDS FOR JA:;U,-.Y AITD FEBRUARY
Examinations made in February indicate that grasshopper
eggs have passed the winter with but little mortality, accord-
ing to reports from Illinois, Missouri, and Colorado. Mormon
cricket has passed the winter successfully in Montana and Utah.
Up to the third week in February, however, no hatchling had
The pale western cutworm was hatching the middle of Janu-
ary in Utah.
Heavy infestation of white grubs on wheat was reported
from Oklahoma. These insects are also doing some damag-e to
asparagus in parts of .Tebraska.
Damage to rutabagas by the sugar-beet wiremnrm is reported
from California. Apparently the larvae fed throu.-hout the winter
Throughout the chinch bug belt from Indiann to 0:lahoma the
bugs have apparently passed the winter successfully; however,
the most critical period is yet to come.
Owing to the mild winter, the nlfalfa weevil has been re-
portedd as active in the infested iprts of California -nd in
pirts of Utah.
R"-ports from INew Jersey, Pennsylvania, and "ichi,-n indi-
cate that the coiling moth has passed the winter with compara-
tively low mcrtality.
Reports from Georgia and Illinois indic--te th-t the San
Jose scale c-ine t';roag. the winter very succutFsfully. In GCecrgia
examinations made during the first we k in Feb-uazry indicate th-t
83 percent of the scale were still alive. Th, infestation in this
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State, however, is very light.
Although peach trees were blooming the third week in Febru-
ary in Georgia, no plum curculio adults had been taken up to that
I Green citrus aphids were beginning to appear the third week
lin February in the orange groves of Florida. In general, they
wore not nearly so abundant as last year.
S The citrus rust mite was abnormally prevalent in both Florida
land Louisiana in February.
The vegetable weevil was reported as generally abun&ant from
Florida to Georgia and westward to Louisiana. In many places it
was doin.'- serious d'naj.e. It has also been recorded, for the
Second successive year, attacking plants in tobacco seedbeds in
The banded cucumber beetle was reported throughout the Gulf
region and in southern California.
Severe damage to spinach by the western spotted cucumber
beetle was reported from southern California.
S Entire fields of tomatoes in southern California, wherever
the vines have persisted through the winter, are very heavily in-
fested with the larvae of the tomato pinworim.
A similar condition prevailed where pepi:er plants were
* allowed to st.nn1, these being heavily infested with the pepper
weevil in the same region--southern California.
In western Illinois, cankerworm adults appr-ired in unusual
numbers during the warm weather early in February.
In Arizona the past winter has been one of extremely heavy
Buffalo gnats were worrying cattle in Arkansas the last week
in Dece-i.er. This is the earliest record for that State.
REPORTERS FOR THE INSECT PEST SURVEY-
The Entomologists of the Bureau of Entomoloy:, and Plant
Quarantine, United States Department of Agriculture
J. M. Robinson, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn
W. A. Ruffin, Extension Entomologist, Alarama Polytechnic
C. D. Lebert, P. 0. Box 2006, Phoenix
W. J. Baerg, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Dwight Isely, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
E. 0. Essig, University of California, Berkeley
W. B. Herms, University of California, Berkeley
M. L. Jones, Department of Agriculture, Sacramento
S. Lockwood, Bureau of Plant Quarantine and Control,
Department of Agriculture, Sacramento
D. B. Mackie, Department of Agriculture, Sacramento
A. E. Michelbacher, University of California, Berkeley
A. W. Morrill, S15 Hill Street, Los Angelus
H. J. Ryan, County Agrioultural Building, Los Angoles
H. S. Smith, Citrus experiment Station, Riverside
L. M. Smith, University of California, Deciduous Fruit
Field Station, Route 1, Box 232, San Jose
F. H. Wymore, College of Agriculture, Davis
C. P. Gillette, State Agricultural College, Fort Collins
C. R. Jones, State Agricultural Experiment Station, Fort
G. M. List, Stiate Agricultural College, Fort Collins
S. C. McCampbell, Extension Entomologist, State Agri-
cultural College, Fort Collins
J. H. :Tewton, Entomologist, Paonia
R. G. Richmond, St-te Entomologist, Bureau Plant and In-
sect Control, Room 20, State Museum Building, Denver
C. W. ".Vde, Bureau Plant and Insect Control, Room 20,
State Museum Building, Denver
W. E. Britton, Agricultural Experiment Station, New Hnven
E. P. Felt, Bartlett Research Laboratory, St.'ford
P. Garman, Agricultural E-Tp-riment Stntion, Eew Haven
N. Turner, Agricultural Experiment St.'ticn, New Haven
M. P. Zappe, Agricultural Exleriment Station, Yew Haven
L. A. Stearns, Agricultural Expetriment Station, ,Te'-irk
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E. W. Berger,-St'ate Plan't Boa-rd. Gninesville
H. T. Fernald, 707 East Concord Avenue, Orlando
Wilmon Newell, Agil-eultural,.Experiment Station, Gainesville
J. R. Watson, 'Agri'ultural Expertiaent Station, Gainesville
Aiden, -State 'Board of Entomology, Cornelia
L. Bi sell -State Experiment Station, Experiment
Gill, Box 572, A.Albany; -
Yeomans, State Board of Entomology, Atlanta
Claude Wakeland, University of Idaho, Moscow
W; P.Flint, Chief Entomologist, State Natural History
Survey and Agricultural Experiment Station, Urbana
T. H. Prison, State Natural- History Survey,, Urbana,-
C.L. Metcalf, Head' of Entomology. Department, University
of' Illinois, Urbana
J. J. Davis, Purdue University, LaFayette
G. E. Lehker, Extension Entomologist, Purdue University,
Carl J. Drake,' Iowa State College., Ames
H. E. Ja:iues, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant
H. R. fryson, State Agricultural College, :rhnhttan
G. A. Dean, State Agricultural College, Manhattan
H. B. Hungerford, University of Kansas, Lawrence
W. A. Price, University of Kentucky, Lexington
W. E. Anderson, State Entomologist, Department of Agri-
culture, Baton Rouge
C. 0. Eddy, Louisiana State University, Baton Ro'ie
F. H. Lathrop, Entr.nologist, A;ricultural Experiment
H. Pierson, State Entomologist, State of Maine Forest
E. N. Cory, University of Mryland, College Park
H. L. Dozier, United States Fur Animal Field Station,
Blackwater Refuge, Cambridge
A. I. Bourne, Agricultural Experiment Station, Amherst
Ray Hutson, State College of Agriculture, East Lansing
Eugenia I. ,cDanr.iel, State College of Agriculture, East
R. H. Petit, State College of Agriculture, East Lansing
A. G. Su --les, University of Minnesota, University Farm,
Clay Lyle, State Plant Board, Sta)te College
L. Hasemn University of Missouri, Columbia
H. B. Mills, Head Entomolo:-y Department, Stato Col!:;e,
?. J. Parrott, Head of Agricultural Experiment St-ition,
L. M. Gates, Department of Agriculture, Lincoln
M. H. S.venk, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
3D ..7helan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
G. G. Schweis, P. 0. Box 1027, Reno
J. G. Conklin, Entomologist, College of Agriculture,
University of Now Hampshire, Durham
L. C. Glover, Avricultural Experi.-im-nt Station, Durh'ci
W. C. 0'Kane, Entomolo;ist, College of Ajriculture,
University of -Ne Hmpshire, Durham
T. L. Goyton, Sher-'i.n-Williams Co., Bound Brook
T. J. Headleo, University of New Jersey, New Briunpvrick
F. A. Soraci, 1Tur.,ry Inspector, Department of A.riculture,
H. 3. Weiss, Chief, Bureau of Statistics and Inspection
Department of Ag;riculture, Trenton
J. R. Eyer, Collee of A&ricultur', State Colle,-e
E. S. Blauvelt, Extension Entomologist, Cornell University,
L. A. Carruth, State Agricultural Experiment Station,
P. J. Chapman, Box 51, Vassar College, Pou'ihkcepsie
J. A. Evans, Extension Entomlo:4ist, Cornell University,
R. D. Glasgow, Entomologist in Ch.ar.-e, '-,.w York State
. .. Horsey, 440 H-hi,and Avenue, Rochester
R. W. Leiby, Cornell University, Ithaca
M. D. Leonard, John Powell & Co., Inc., ll4 East 32d
Street, .Tw York
Z. P. Metcalf, State College, State Collage Station, RH-ileih
J. 0. Rowell, E.-'tension Entomolo-ist, State College Station,
J. A. Munro, North Dakota Agricultural College, State
College Station, Fargo .
D. M. DeLdng, Ohio State University, -Columbus:
J. S. Houser, Agricultural Experiment Station, Wooster
J. N. Knull, Ohio State University, Columbus
E. W. Mendenhall, Ohio State Department of Agriculture,
97 Briihton Road, Columbus "
H. Osborn, Ohio State University, Columbus
T. Hi. Parks, Ohio State University, Columbus
F. A. Fenton, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College,
C. F. Stiles, Extension Entoniologist, Oklahoma Agricultural
andn Mechanical College, Stillwater
D. C. Mote, State Agricul-tural College, Corvallis :
R. M. Baker, State Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg
H. E. Hodgkiss, Pennsylvania State College. State College
J. R. Stear, c/o Koppers Experiment Farm, Ligonier
C. A. Thomas, Pennsylvania State College, Kennett Square
H. N. Worthley, Pennsylvania State College, State College
A. E. Stone, State Department of Agriculture, Providence
7. H. Clarke, P. 0. Box lg4, Waterboro.
W. C. Nettles, Clemson College, Clemson
Franklin Shor'-in, Clemson College, Clemson
G. I. Gilbertson, Extension Entomologist, State College
of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Brookings
H. C. Severin, State Entomolosist, State College of Agri-
culture and Mechanic Arts, Brookings
G. IA. Bentley, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
. L. Thomas, Agricultural Experiment Sttion, College
R. R. Reppert, Extension Entomologist, Agricultural Ex-
periment Station, College Station
G. F. Knowlton, Agricultural Experiment Staition, Logan
C. J. Sorenson, Agricultural Experim..:nt Station, Logan
H. L. Bailey, State Dopart-.rint of Agriculture, i.Iontpelier
W. S. Hough, 523 Fairmont Ave., Winchester
W. J. Schoene, A-ricultural Exjpriment Station, Blacksburg
H. G. Walker, Virginia Truck Experiment Station, Norfolk
C. R. Willey, Division of Plant Industry, 1112 State Office
A. M. Woodside, 916 North Au--usta St., Staunton
A. J. Hanson, Department of Entomology, Western Washington
Experiment Station, Puyallup
MI. H. Hatch, University of Washington, Seattle
R. L. oWebster, State College of Washington, Pullmrn
West Virginia-L. M. Peairs, "7;:st Virginia University, Morgantown
W. E. Runsey, Agricultural E:-:--riment Station, Morgantovn
Ch,-.ibers, State Departmunt of Avriculture, Madison
Fluke, University of Wisconsin, Madison
C. L. Corkins, Office of State Entomologist, Powell
Mi. Greenwald, Office of Stqte Entomologist, Powell
G. N. Wolcott, Insular Experiment Station, Rio Piedras
0. H. S-jzey, Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association,
Alfonso Dampf, Avenida Insur-entcs 171, San Jacinto,
1.exico, D. F.
C. H. Ballou, Extacion Experimental de A-ricultura y
Zootecnia, .!-iisterio de Agricultura Y Cria,
E. J. Hambleton, Institute Biologico de Defeso A&gricola,
A. H. Rosenfeld, Botanical amd Plant Breeding Section,
Ministry of Agriculture, Zl Giza
Illinois. W. P. Flint -(February 24): Grasshopper eggs hav6'-sur_
vived the weather thus far in very large numbers. Ezis
brought to the laboratory have hatched almost 100 percent.
Missouri.. L. baseman (March 1): A recent check on egg masses to
determine winter mortality indicates that most of the packets
are wintering without serious loss. Some field observations,
however, indicate that in wet areas a considerable percentage
of egg packets of Melanoplus differentialis Thos. have been
soaked, and in such instances winter mortality was rather high.
Recent freezing experiments also indicate that in their normal
location a considerable percentage of the eggs will withstand
air temperatures considerably below zero.
Oklahoma. C.. F. Stiles (February 22): Numerous reports have
reached the office that grasshopper eggs were hatching in
large numbers; however, I have not been able to verify any of
these reports and have not founi any grasshoppers of the in-
jurious species in the fields.-
M1ontana. H. B. :.Iil1s (February 21): Overwintering grasshopper
nynmphs, probably Chortophaa spp., have been reported from
various sections of the State.
Colorado. C. R. Jones (March 1): Eggs of Dissosteira longipennis
Thos. are scattered over the southeastern part of the State
in El Paso, Pueblo, Lincoln, Crowley, Otero, Las Animas,
Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, and Bent Counties. This species
entered Colorado from the southern part of the State adjacent
to New Mexico and have been migrating by flight toward
Nebraska and Wyomin,. Last year they were known to fly 175
:.:OR:'01: CRICKET (Anabrus simplex Hald.)
Montana. H. B. :.,ills (February 21): Eggs collected in Yellow-
stone County in February showed a high percentage of fertili-
ty and considerable vigor.
Utah. C. J. Sorenson (February 23): Eggs of Mormon crickets had
not hatched in Toodle County by February 12.
Louisiana. C. 0. Eddy (February): Cut'vorms are active in the
trucking area in southern Louisiana.
Utah. C. J. Sorenson (February 23): Eggs of the pale western
cutworm (Porosa:rotis orthogonia Morr.) were found hatch-
ing on January 16 in dry-farm wheatfields west of Lehi,
Utha C6unty, in the north-central part of-the State. A
few specimens of noctuid moths were observed flying early
in the evening and a few woolly specimens of undetermined
lepidopterous larvae were also observed during this period.
WHIT &GRU3S (Phllophaga spp.)
Nebraska. M. H. S-.venk (February 18): An inquiry as to the con-
trol of white grubs in asparaTus beds in Nance County was
Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles (February 22): Wheat through the main
wheat belt of Oklahoira, comprising Kay, Noble, Garfield,
Grant, and Alfalfa Counties, is heavily infested with wheat
white grubs, P. linncr.olata Say. There is .another quite
: serious .outbreak in Comanche and Tillmrm Counties. The un-
usually warm weather 'of the first 2 weeks in February caused
the grubs to approach the surface of the ground and begin
feeding. Recent cold weather has, no doubt, checked this.
. braska. M. H. Swenk (February 17): A request for information
on the-controlof wireworms was sent in from Holt County.
California. M. W. Stone (February g): Adults of the sugarbeet
wireworm (Limonius californicus Mann.) were collected on al-
falfa near Huntinfton Beach on Janirvary 12. Owing to high
soil temperatures in December and January 1937-39, emer,-ence
of males and females in laboratory cages occurred on Januo-
ry 24, or 23 days earlier than in 1937. A 3-acre field of
rutabagas near Arcadia was da-macod by L. californicus larvae
to the extent that over 200 sacks were graded unfit for con-
sumption and were sold to a dairy for feed. The combined
damage in two fields has now resulted in a loss to the
grower of over $o00. Appa-irently these rutabagas had been
attacked continuously throu-:hout the winter, as both old
and recent damage was noted. Also, an abundance of wire-
worms were recovered when the rutabagas were examined today.
CRANE FLIES (Tipulidae)
Louisiana. B. A. Osterberger (February): Many large crane flies
have been in flight in the southern part of Louisiana since
about February 11. The abundance apparently is governed by
CCOI O!T RED SPIDER (Tetranychus telarius (L.) )
New York. E. P. Felt (February 25): Generally abundant on apple
twigs at Glen Cove, Long Island.
Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 23): Injury on japonica from Es-
catawpa, Jackson County, on January 4; on japonica from
Perkinston, Stone County, on February g; on magnolia from
Buena Vista, Chickasaw County, on February 14; on hedge
from Water Valley, Yalobusha County, on February 15; and on
azalea from Gulfport, Harrison County, on February 20.
CEREAL AND FORAGE- CROR INSECTS
CHINCH BUG (Blissus leucopterus Say)
Indiana. C. Benton (February 9): Chinch bugs were observed
slu.--isly moving around in clumps of Andro-pogon scoparius
and in adjacent grass and plant litter near Lafayette dur-
ing the warmest part of the day. The air temperature at
11 a.m. was 600 F., and the temperature in clumps where
chinch bugs were sluggishly moving was 520.
Illinois. W. P. Flint (February 24): A number of chinch bug
collections have been made during the course of the winter.
All show a high percentage of survival.
Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles (February 22): Chinch bugs are on the
increase throughout the central and northeastern part of
the State, according to a survey completed the first of the
year. In most of the counties surveyed there was an increase
over the 1936 survey. The most heavily infested counties are
Okfuskee, Muskogee, Okmulgee, and Lincoln.
EUROPEii CORN BORER (Pyrausta nubilalis Hbn.)
New Jersey. J. B. Schmitt (February 26): Woodpeckers are getting
some European corn borers, but most of them are overwintering
AL ALI FA
ALFALFA WEEVIL (Hypera postica Gyll.)
Utah. G. F. Knowlton (February 23): Adult alfalfa weevils were
twice observed to be active during the very mild winter at
California. A. E. Michelbacher (February 21): Owin,_ to the
mild weather, the alfalfa weevil has been active all wrter.
On January 11, in a field at Pleasanton in which the late
fall growth of alfalfa was not cut, an avera-e of 36 adults
and 83 larvae were collected per 100 sweeps of an insect
net. In a similar field in the San Francisco Pay area an
average of 1 adult and 45 larvae were collected. In most
fields the counts were much lower than those -iven above.
On February 16 the highest avernae number of larvae
collected for 100 sweeps of a net in the most heavily in-
fested field in the San Joaquin Valley was 106, at Pleasan-
ton 5, and in the San Francisco Bay area 49. In the San
Joaquin Valley adults of B21th-.jl'ctes curculionis Thorns.
were scarce, while in the San Francisco Bay area they were
GIE':T CLOVER 70RI1 (Plathypena scabra F.)
Mississippi. C. Lyie (February 23): On January 14 a corre-
spondent at r-Jo.prise, in Clark County, sent in adults
with the stat'.;enit that her house, woodpile, and all out-
houses were fall of them. J. M. Langston observed their
presence arour. 'bloomdin- pear trees at Collins, in Coving-
ton County, on Fbrimry 5.
PEA APHID (Illinoia pisi Kltb.)
Louisiana. L. 0. Ellisor (February): The pea ;}-.id is dama vetch in the central iart of the State.
COPEA CURCULIO (Chl-od.-rmus aeneus Boh.)
Virginia. T. L. Bissell (February 9): Hihernatin- around oli
co"'ie:, fields in numbers at the Virginia Truck Experim.nt
Station, Prince 3eorge County. One specimen of C. collaris
Horn was found in hibtrrnation in broom sedge.
SUGARCANE BORER (Diatraea saccharalis F.)
Louisiana. B. A. Osterberger (February): The larvae of the
sugarcane borer are found hibernating in abundance in cane
stalks, cane tops, old cornstalks, sorghum, Johnson grass,
and the crown of rice stubble. (February 24): In splitt-
ing stalks of standing sugarcane in Baton Rouge today a
pupa was found. This is the first pura found this
year. This cane is on the south side of a building and is
fairly well protected.
SUGARCAME BEETLE (Euetheola ruw-iceps (Lee.))
Louisiana. B. A. Osterberger (February): Many adults have been
noticed in sugarcane fields following plowing of sugarcane
stubble the latter part of February.
FRUI T INSECTS
COrLIIIT MOTH (Carpocapsa pomonella L.).
Pennsylvania. H. E. Hodkiss (February 26): Observations in
Adams County on February 24 indicate that codling moth
larvae are abundant. Apparently not many were destroyed
during the winter.
New Jersey. J. B. Schmitt (February 26): The lack of a continu-
ous snow blanket this winter has prevented any decrease in
the numbers of overwintering larvae by bird feeding.
Michigan. R. Hutson (February 23): Indicntions are that sur-
vival of larvae is about as usual. There has been no par-
ticularly cold weather and in some of the more heavily in-
fested districts the bases of the trees have been covered
EASTERN TENT CATERPILLAR (Mailacosoma americana F.)
Vermont. H. L. Bailey (February 24): Egg masses generally less
abundant than for the past 3 years in Bennington, Rutland,
and Windsor Counties in southerh'Vermont.
Pennsylvania. H. E. Hod.kiss (February 26): Eggs are said to be
very abundant in the western counties.
Florida. J. R. Watson (February 25): S. 0. Hill, at Monticello,
reports the first appearance of M. americana in the region,
on February 12, feeding on the wild crab apples. Also a-
bundant in the Gainesville section, feeding on wild plums
and other trees.
Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 23): Peach twigs containinn egs
were received in Jinary from Yazoo City, and twiirs contain-
ing eggs and young- larvae were received on February 11 from
Pachuta, in Clark County.
Pennsylvania. H. E. Hodgkiss (February 26): Aphid (;. are a-
bundant throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and counts of
large numbers of buds indicate an average of five e '-s to
Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 7): Apple twi:s showing a light
infestation of Erioscma lari.erur Hausm. were received from
Lyon, in Coahoma County, today.
SAN JOSE SCALE (Asiidiotus perniciosus Comst.
Vermont. H. L. Bailey (Februiary 24): Only a few live insects
were found in the principal area of infestation in the Stnte,
namely, Brattleboro, Windh!i:n1 County, in southeastern VT.rmont.
Illinois. W. P. Flint (February 24): Counts from southern
Illinois show a very high survival. Examinations from a few
orchards in western Illinois show 15 percent of the scale
South Carolina. F. Sher'.man (F
winter than it was a few v.ars ago. Complaints are coming
principally frci the central part of the State.
Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (Fobrua.ry 21): Althou,-h the infestation is
very light in the Fort Valley pach district, 85.2 percent
of the scales were ali'--e on December 29, and 385.5 percent on
Missouri. L. Haseman (M'-rch 1): Here at Columbia winter mortality
of San Jose scale is low, judzirn.-- by recent examinations.
(rATE'. PLANT BOARO
FLATHEADED APPLE TREE BORER (Chrysobothris femorata 01iv.)
Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (February 20): Reports of daTag'e to trees,
especially elm, maple, o-ik,. and hackberry, were received from
Douglas, Lancaster, Gage, :adison, Nance, Greeley, Lincoln,
and Deuel Counties during the period October 20 to February 20.
Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 23): C. femorata has been reported
recently from Tupelo, in Lee County, and Deca.tur, in Newton
EUROP"EAN RED MITE (Paratetranychus pilosus G. &. F.)
Pennsylvania. H. E. Hodgkiss (February 2g): E'.7s are more a-
bundant in the southeastern counties than they have been for
2 or 3 years. In the northwestern counties the eg&s are
ORIEIJAIL FRUIT :.OTH4 (Grapholitha molesta Busck)
Mississippi. C. Lylj (Febru.ry 23): Peach twigs, evidently in-
jured last fall by larvae, have been received recently from
Covington, Sunflower, and Tishomnin-;o Counties.
PLUM CURCULIO. (Conotrachelus nenuphnr IHbst,)
Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (February 19): Although peach trees are
blooming and wild plum bushes are in full bloom in Fort
Valley, no plum curculio adults have been taken to date by
jarring these trees and bushes.
BLACK ?EACH APHID (Anuraphis persicae-niger Smith)
California. A. E. Michclbachor (February 21): The black peach
aphid has been observed throughout the winter at Berkeley
on peach and Japanese hybrid plums. It occurs on these
hosts throu.iThout the summer.
TERRAPIN SCOALE (Lecaniun ni-rofascinttu.n Ferg.)
Pennsylvania. H. E. Hodgkiss (February 26): The terrapin scale
continues to be very abundant on peaches in Adams and Frnnk-
lin Counties, where it has always been a menace.
GMEN CITRUS APHID (Aphis spiraecola Patch)
Florida. J. R. Watson (February 25): Citrus aphids are be-
.inninp to appear in orange c-roves where the new ;ronth
is well alon,, but they are not nearly so abundant as lavt
year. The Chinese ladybeetle (Leis sp.) is in evidence in
Orange County, feeding on these aphids.
CALIFOR'IA RED SCALE (Chrv.s Ih'luf aurantii Mask.)
Arizona. C. D. Lebert (January 20): Ele.ven infested trees were
found on a 17-acre property in Thoenix which formerly hod an
infestation in ornamentals.
CITRUS RUST MITE (?h.,llocoptes oleivorus Ashr-.)
Florida. J. R. Wiatson (February 25): Rust mites are rather prev-
lent for this time of the yea-r, owin- to unusually warm
weather during most of February.
Louisiana. I. J. Becnel (Februxry): Silver rust :;ites have been
common on citrus trees throughout the winter. Most of the
second crop oran --s were heavily infested.
CITRUS RED C::T- (Paratetranychus citri McG.)
Louisiana. I. J. Becnel (Februi.ry): Several heavy red spider in-
festations have been found recently in the citrus section.
A PYRALID (Hi=malopprlpia dalera Dyar)
Florida. J. R. '.atson (Februiry 25): H. dalera was reported as
destructive to the poapn.a fruits in D-de County.
TRUCK- CROP IN SE C TS
".E}T.\LE iVIL (Listroderes oblinuus XluK )
Florida. F. S. Chamberlin (February 9): Larvae of the veGetable
weevil are quite abundant in gardens at Quincy, Gadsden County.
Georgia. l. 1. .Hi-:h (F,-1ru.ry 21): The ve -ota.ble weevil is doin-
serious daa-.--e to turnips and onions in Thomas Crzunty. The
weevil was reported from Donalsonville, southwestern Georgia,
on February 15, as doing "quite a little damage," crop not
specified. Grubs are present at Experiment on turnip and on
a weed, probably Leptilon, in a rather bare field.
M!ississippi. C. Lyle (February 23): Complaints, accompanied by
specimens, of larval injury to cabbage, turnips, and other
crops have been received during the last 2 months from Heidel-
berg, in Jasper County; Scobey, in Yalobusha County; Hatties-
burg, in Forrest County; Osyka, in Pike County; and Noxapater,
in Winston County.
Louisi-ina. C. 0. Eddy (February): The vegetable weevil has been
very destructive throughout the winter in all parts of
BA!7DED CUCTJ.IR B3-TL- (Diabrotica baltoata Lec.)
Georgia. M. M. High (February 20): D. balteata is doing considera-
ble injury to vegetables in Thomas County.
Florida. J. R. ',7tson (February 25): This beetle is common on
truck crops over the State but no severe d.imn-_-e has been
Mississippi. C. Lyle (November 10): D. balteata was found feeding
on the blossoms of late-blooming flowers at Fayette, in Jeffer-
Louisiana. B. A. Osterberger (February): Present on winter cover
crops and in flight, along with the spotted cucumber beetle,
on the warmer days in February.
California. J. C. Elmore (January 19): D. balteata was quite
numerous on black nightshade (Solanum nirum) near Bolsa,
in 0r-r.no.e County. This species has been observed in unusual
nxLmbers in several localities during, the fall and winter
SPOTTED CUCU.iB?L BZZTLE (Diabrotica duodecin-munctata F.)
South Carolina. F. Shermrnn (February): Beetles observed in flight
at Clemson late in Febr.ar-.
Georgia. 0. I. Sna,-p (Februnry 15): tubers of these beetles have
appeared from hiburnrition and many are on wild pllum bushes and
peach trees at Fort Valley, feeding on the open blooms.
Mississippi. C. Lyle (Februairy 23): Adults 'ere reported on
February 17 to be severely injuring young cabb,,i.e plants
at Tylertown. These beetles were also rep orted as feeding
on the blossoms of late-bloominf flowers at Fayette, in
Jefferson County, on November 10, 1937.
Louisiana. 3. A. Osterber'ger (February): On the warmer days in
Februt-iry, when the t;- peratures were up to \ m:aximix, of g2 F.,
mrnn:. adults were noticed on winter cover crops.
-:S=E'. SPOIT-D CUIU.Z. E''TLZ. (Diabrctica soror Lee.)
California. R. E. Campbell (Jan,-Iry 22): About 200 acres of
spinach in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County,
Ilrmted late in September, was very heavily infested.
About 300 acres of spinach planted in October in He.-iet
Valley, Riverside County, was damaged and treated. Only
a few DLabrotica present, but evidence of d-im-,gr; shows in
the older leaves.
SEED COT iZ -GGOT (Hylenyia cilicrura Rond.)
Virginia. H. G. 'Walker and L. D. Anderson (February 25): Adults
of the seed corn m:a.ot have been active in the field at
Norfolk on warm days during Fr-bruiry.
iMOLE CRICKETS (Gryllidoe)
Florida. F. S. Chamberlin (February l1): MIole crickets, Scap-
t-riscus sp., are causing slight damage in the tobacco r;l'nt
beds of Gadsden County.
M'ississippi. C. Lyle (February 23): A complaint of severe da:mze
by mole crickets was received on January 3 from a correspondent
at Gautier, in Jackson County. ITo specimens accompanied this
c -"p, laint.
Louisiana. C. 0. .iddy (FebrLuary): ,1'Tmerous reports of mole
crickets have been received from southern Louisiana during' the
last 3 months.
COLOA'DO POTATO ZIT (L t i rt'rsi decemlineatn SaIy)
Virginia. H. T. Cook and T. J. 1::;,ent (Febru-iry 22) Sev. ral
Colorado potato beetles were observed crawlin' about in a
protected place near Cradock, Norfolk County,
T'O:.zTO. : ,
TOIiTO, 7EYIF.7OR1. (Gnorimnoschena. lycopersicella 3Busck)
California. J. C.' Elmore (Ja.nu.ry 19): The to .ato pinworm has
survived in southern California in unusually large numbers
because of the mild winter weather. In *iany localities,
tomato vines are fresh and green and are heavily infested.
B E AlNS .
:.LXICAI BEAN BETLE (Epilachna varivestis Muls.)
New Jersey. J. B. Schmitt (Febru-ary '26): In South Jersey -!cxican
bean beetles are hibe rnatine, successfully in moderate numbers.
DI.101.2.'CK .iOTH (Plutella rvaculipennis Curt.)
Vir*ir.i-L. H. G. Walker and L. D. Anderson (February 25): Larvae
of the diamondback moth have been rather scarce all winter
at Norfolk. Fr'. about 40 to 50 percent bf those present
have been parasitized.
GAJJLz: FPjA P:O?-PA (HRlticus citri Ashm.)
Indiona. J. J. Davis (February 19): The garden flea hopper at
Terre Haute is reported as very destructive to cucumbers in
ASPARAGUS BEETLE (Crioceris asparagi L.)
New Jersey. J. 3. Schmitt (February 26): Asparagus beetles are
plentiful under the bark of trees around old asp-'ra.us beds.
T'-IIF? ATHID (?J1lrm-ijhu T- -udnbr's-. icae Davis)
Louisi-nn. C. 0. -iUdd (February): The turnip aphid has been
FALSE CHINTCH BUG (:fysi.us ericae Schill.)
Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 23): Specimens were received
from :Ieridian, in Lauderdale County, on Tiov ribr 6; from
Lexin-.ton, in Holmes County, on November 30; ,)od from
S'tr-,ll, in Lamar County, on December 2, each report sta.t-
in th.-t turnips had been rather severely damaged.
CAKROT VSZVIL (Listronotus latiusculus Boh.)
NeIe Jersey. J. B. Schmitt (February 26): Late celery was ba'odly
infested last fall by the parsley stalk weevil, especially
in Berr'en County.: A large number are hibernating in the sod
strips along ditch banks of the celery fields.
cIEHi PEACH AHID (:."zuc persicae Sulz.)
Virginia. H. G. Talker and L. D. Andersen (February 25): Spinach
aphids are rather scarce -n spinach aLnd collards at 1Torfc(lk
and many of those 1re-ent apj.ear to be infected with a fun;-us
SWESTPOTATO 7MEVIL (Cv-ls fornicarius F.)
Mississippi. C. Lyle (Ye"-r_-ry 23): Specimens were found in
Walthall County on Ycve*-_.--r 2 for the first time.
S T?-SB EiRY
Vir-ini:i. H. G. Vlalker and L. D. Anderson (Febraory 14): Fr'.o
25 to 50 percent of the eggs of the strawberry rrot a,:ihid
(AThis forbesi Weod) in strawberry fields at 1iTorfclk are
hatchin! on this d&te.
Louisiana. C. 0. Eddy (Febru--ry): 4hids are abundant on strow-
berry in eastern Louisirna.
CO':.,.:: PJ) SPIDlER (Tetronychus telarius L. )
Virginia. H. G. '.V' nnker and L. D. Anderson (February 25): ?Led
spiders ore moderately atund:'nt in -.anY fields of strawberries
and will undoubtedly cause considerable damage if not con-
Louisiana. C. ,0. Eddy'(February): Red spider abundant on straw-
berry in eastorn-Louisiana. -
PEPPER WEVIL (Anthononus eugenii Cano)
Florida. J. R. Watson (February 25): In only one pepper patch in
Mnatre County was. the pepper weevil found this year.
California. A. F. Howland (January 19): .The pepper weevil was
observed in abnori a.lly large numbers on nightshade and sur-
viving pepper plants in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Mild
winter temperatures have permitted nightshade to survive in
abundance wherever it has not been destroyed as a pepper
weevil control measure.
SHOHIWO2.IS (?rotoparce spp.)
lT.w Jersey. J. 3. Schmitt (February 26): Last fall New Jersey
had a very heavy outbreak of tomato hornworms, which entered
the soil and. appear to have overwintered successfully.
TOBACCO FLEA 3LETTLE (Epitrix parvula F. )
Florida. Z. S. Chamberlin (February 24): Tobacco plant beds in
Gr'i-Isidun County are only slightly infested with flea beetles.
No damage of commercial importance has been observed this
VEGETA3LE INEVIL (Listroderes obliquus Klug)
Florida. F. S. Charnborlin (iMarch 4): Small larvae have beon
found feeding in several tobacco plant beds in Gndsden County.
Only lizht &dn-i e has resulted.
FORE ST AND SHADE- TREE i: SECT S
CAi}K "'0- :'S (Goonetridae)
Illinois. W. P. Flint (Foebruary 24): Very -warm weather during
the early part of Fobruary caused large numbers of adults
to appear in the western port of the State. Male moths
were noted on store windows in towns along the Illinois
River and at Carlinville, in the southwest-central part of
FEST TE-T-.. CATE=-ILILAR (Malr)cosoma disstria Hbn.)
Vermont. H. L. Bailey (Februiry 24)t E.: masses abundant on
sugar ,maples and, to lesser extent, on other trees in
sections of ".findsor, Addison, Bennin--ton, and Rutland
Counties, southern Vermont, -.,here cutbre:aks have been
heavy in the last 2 or 3 years. E -: misses average snall.
CARI21-JT-R "70:!u: (?rionox
Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (Fe'ru:-iry 20): Ash tr-es in Ha-lilton and
Custer Counties were reported to be infested with thv. car-
penter worm on October 27 and December 11. Specimens "were
also sent in from Greely rnd I'uclolls Count, on Jnnu-ry 28
aind Februiry 2.
ETiOPEAN 1LI" S0'LE (-o.s.-.jaria r od.)
Michi-an. Pnv Hutson (Febrivuary 23): H:-s been ro>orted from
Lnnsin,:, Detroit, and Grand Ea- ids.
Nebraska. H. H. Swenk (February 20): Several inquiries ccn-
cernin.: the control of the EuroT.c-in elm scale, no'. th1ireaten-
ing trouble for next year, were r.-ceived in January and
February from Lincoln Comnty.
..A2..-E",.Y ::I'=L2 GALL (Pachypsylla celtidis-n'.a Riley)
N Tr-iC]r'. s -. Sw',enk, (February 20): From WThelcr Coun.ty on
October 25 c-me specimens of hnckberry leaves affected by
the hackberry nipple _all.
A SCALE I::SZCT (Lecaniodiasypis sp.)
Pennsylvania. E. F. Felt (February 25):, Found-in considerable
numbers on locust trees at York, Pa,
GOUTY OAK GALL (Andricus punctatus -Bass.)
Connecticut. E. ?. Felt (February 25): The -Iouty oak gall was
extremely abundant on oak at Ridgefield.
OAK CLUB GALL (Andricus clavulus 0. S.)
New England and New York. Z. 7. Felt (February 25): This in-
sect is somewhat numerous around Boston, i ss., in south-
western- Connecticut, and near W;--stl'ury, Long Island, N. Y.
GOIE OAK SC.tL3 (Asterolecanium 'variolosum RItz.)
Ne7, York. E. P. Felt (February 25): Golden opk scale was found
abundantly on a European oak on the borders of I..ew York City.
?IPE TUBE IIOTH (Ar;yrotaenia Tinotubana Kearf.)
Connecticut and ::,.tssachusetts. E. '. Felt (February 25): Tho
pine tube builder is some-hat abundant locally at D..ien,
Conn., and is re-orted as injurious around Boston, Mass.
ET2OFPAN 21:L SHOOT .:0TH (Rhyacionin buoliann Schiff.)
Cr.mncticut. E. F. Felt (Februn.ry 25): Has become sone'.what
abundant at Darien, there being a marked increase siince the
cold winter of 1933-34.
PITCH-MI/SS BOP3ER (Farharr.nnia Eini Kellicott)
New York. E. P. Felt (February 25): Somewhat prevalent on
Austrian pine at 'White Plains.
SCOTCH PINE VEEVIL (Hylobius radicis Bushanan)
New England. E. .7. Felt (February 25): The Scotch pine weevil
has been somewhat injurious to Scotch Pine at Bedford, N. Y..
It has also occurred here and there in southwestern New
PINE :2EEDLZ SCALE (Chionaspis pinifoliae Fitch)
New England. E. P. Felt (February 25): This pest was locally
abundant on Long Island, and in Westchester County, N. Y.,
and also in southwestern .evi England, on muwho and Austrian
pine, in particular.
Colorado. G. M. List (February 23): Indications from Fort Collins
are that the pine leaf scale deposited fewer egs last fall
than nornmally. Larvae of the lady beetle Stethorus punctum
Lec. were found on all samples. In one instance the e-.s be-
neath 30.5 percent of the scales had been destroyed. The
eggs had been destroyed under 9.2 percent of all scales
Utah. G. F. Knowlton (February 23): :,any ornamental and some
forest pine and spruce in Cache County have been heavily in-
fested with pine needle scale.
TERAPnIJ SCALE (Lecanium ni-rofasciatum Per :.)
Now York and Conneocticut. E. ?. Felt (Februiry 25): This scale
was found in considerable numbers on a London planetree on
the edge of New York City, and was also numerous on red
r.xple at Si-sbury, Conn.
POPLAIt 302ER (Sawerda calcarnta Say)
Nebraska. 1'. H. Sw-enk (February 20): The poplar bore-r was found
infesting- poplar trees in Antelope County on 0cto'hr 29.
S-- .7 TM--
GALL A-:"-Ij:S (Chermes sIp.)
:Te;7 England and .Te,. York. E. 7. Felt (Febru-ry 25): The spruce
gall aphid (C. abietis L.) is somewhat prevalent on 1'orway
spruce in southern 'T.w ,n. lnnd and southeastern New York.
Colorado. C. R. Jones (March 1): Silver Colorado spruce trees in
the vicinity of Fort Collins are heavily infested by a species
IN SECTS AFFECTING GREENHOUSE
A N D O R -NA M E N T A L P L A T T S
COTTONY-CUSHION SCALE (Icerya pukrchasi Mask.)
Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 23): On December 29 a corre-
spondent at Hattiesburg reported, that Nanding and rose
bushes on her property were infested.
Arizona. C. D. Lebert (February): A small infestation of
the cottony-cushion scale was found on Pitt osporum
tobira in a nursery at Phoenix, some of the plants being
heavily infested. All stages of the insect were present.
IEAL'BUGS (Pseudococcus spp.)
Nebraska. M1. H. Swenk (February 20): *1ealybu.,-s were reported
to be infesting a fern in Custer County on December 1.
Utah. G. F. Knowlton (February 23): Complaints of menlybug
injury to household orn.:mental plants have rc-centlv been
received from Roosevelt, Salt Lake City, Brihihnm, and
A FIRE AITT (Solenopsis xyloni McCook)
Mississippi. C. Lyle (Fi.bruary 23): On Februa-ry 15 a ccrre-
spondent at Dorsey in Itawamba County reported thrt ants
were ruining his hotbed, and a correspond,-nt at Cra.-:ford,
in Lowndes County, reported that they were :bundarnt
around her violets, roses, and other ornanentals. From
descriptions, S. xyloni was evidently the species present
in each case.
Virginia. H. G. Y-'lk:er and L. D. Anderson (Fobrur.ry 25):
Thrips are rather abundant and are causing considerable
damage in a greenhouse near Norfolk.
FICKLE :..IIDS (Sciara inconstans Fitch)
Nebraska. M. H. Sve-k (February 20): This insect was bother-
ina house plants in Sheridan County on December 6 and in
Hooker County on January 6.
LESSER BULB FLY (Eumerus tuberculatus Rond.)
New York. E. P. Felt (February 25): Found on Lycoris bulbs
in Locust Valley, Long Island.
AME ORVITAE APHID (Lachnus th jrfilina Del 3.)
Louisiana. B. A. Osterberger (February): Early in February
large brown Pjhids were noticed feeding on the blacks of
branches of arborvitae. This aphid is easily found by
observing activity of wasps and flies around arborvitae
trees. Both wasps and flies feed on the secretion from
GA 1E L I
SCALE I::SECTS (Coccidae)
Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 25): On 'Tovember 23 H. Gladney
sent to this office CarmelliA japonica leaves infested with
Chrysophalus aoniduim L. collected at Ocean Springs, in
Jackson County. N. D. Poets found this scale on a rubber
plant at Brookhaven on December 1. _C. Jap noa. leaves in-
fested with Parlatoria pergandii camelliae Comst. were re-
ceived on December 9 froni Centreville in Wilkinson Comunty.
Correspondents in Lincoln, Stone, Jackson, Monroe, and
Rankin Counties have recently sent C. jaTernica leaves show-
ing infestations of Leridosaihes camellias. Hoke. In
February, C. japonica leaves showing infestations of Fiorinia
theae Green have been receive-d front correspondents in MIonroe
and Jones Counties.
GLADIOLUS TH.RIPS (Taeniothrips simplex Morison)
Florida. J. R. Watson (February 25): The gladiolus thrips is be-
gin;in7 to be quite destructive in nany gladiolus plantations
in Mana.tee and Lee Counties.
A C-:?--D (P'urcce- hol ilecis Ash-.)
Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 23): Chermids, identified by
P. W. Oman as P. ilecis; were collected from Ilex vomitoria
on Cat Island and from Gulfport in January.
OLEANDER SCALE (Aspidjotus :hederae. Vl loQt)
New England. E. P. Felt(Februr'.ry 25): Ivy scale is locally
numerous in the southwestern part.
DEODAR WESVIL (Pissode no-rensis Germk)
Mississippi. C. Lyle (Februoiry-23): Adults were received on
February 23 from Brookhaven, in Lincoln County, with a
report that they were abundant an, 'Qedrus deodnra. In-
spector D. W. Grimes reported the adults of this species
abundant on C. deodrara at Kosciusko the latter part of
November and early in December.
SA SCALE IITSECT (Cerococcus' 'sp.) ...
Pennsylvnia. *E. P. .-Felt (February 25): Cerocodcus, an un-
described species, was found in numbers on a few laurel
plants at Haverford-.
LA.2A2IA SCALE (Aspidiotus latiania'e Sign.)
Mississippi. C. Lyvle (February 23): 'A palm leaf'infested with
Latania scale was received. fr&o Meridian', in Lauderdale
County, on Novemberr 13.
A SCLJE I1TS2CT (Diaspis boieduvalii Sign.)
Mississippi. L. L. Grimes (Febrwiry 23): In MIleridian palm
leaves were infested on November 13.
R Li ODODZ-JLOI -
RHODOLI-17ROIT LAC-.TUG (Ste.ihanitis rhododendri Horv.)
New York -d New E-n.-lqnd. 1. P. Felt (February 25): E.C-s are
locally abundant in Westchester County, N. Y., and in south-
western New England. ,
CYCLAIEN MITE (Tarsonemus pallidus Banks)
New, York. E. P. Felt (February 25): This mite was found in-
jurinq snapdragon at East Rochester, NIT. Y.
I TSE C T S ATTACK II G MA N A IT D
D O ME S T I C A N I MAL S
Arizona. C. C. Deonier (F'br-ary 25): Theobaldia inornnta
(Will.), Anopheles punctiTennis (Say), and Culex tarsalis
Coq. were present in ;nodernte numbers in Dolas and Dun-
lap Counties on December 2 and 3, 1937.
T2'.ROPICAL AT MITE (Liponyssus bacoti Hirst.)
District of Columhbia. F. C. Bishopp (M-Irch 2): This mite was
brought into this office, having b.en collected in an
nparti ent house in W,-7F',.irton, where nice are present in
the walls. (Det. 'by H. E. Ewing.)
"ississipi i. C. Lyle (February 23): Specimens collected in a
house at Hattiesb-ar. were received in Jnnuary.
SC'i'.T!0O5RM (Cochlio :iyia americana C. & P.)
Arizona. C. C. Deonier (February 17): A r,'nchman reported
from Gadsden in southwestern Arizona on February 17 that
this is the worst year for screwworms he has ever had. A
larre cattle co.:).,;.y reyport2 that screwworms have caused
less trouble during the last week or 10 days, owing; to
cooler weather. It wa-s also retorted on February 17 that "'ound
collections mado from four sheep, showed that three of
them were infested.
HORN FLY (Hae.atobia irritans L.)
Florida. A. L. Brody (Dece.ber 29): The horn fly population on
livestock at the Federal experiment station at Brook3villi
was comparatively low, but on practically every ani.7al areas
were observed at the base of the tail where the skin was
roughened and the hair lost because of attack by these
Texas. E. W. Lake (February 25): The first horn fly, a
female, emerged in a cage on the afternoon of February 7
and three horn flies were caught in the cattle-fly trap
located at the laboratory in Dallas during the week. On
February 15 five horn flies were seen on one of thb cows
at the laboratory-the greatest number observed on any
animal this season.
STABLE FLY. (Stonoxys calcitrans L.)
Tex-'s. W. G. Bruce (February 25): Stableflies are quite abun-
dant in Dallas, probably more so than during the same
season in other years. In one cattle-fly trap 509 were
caught during the week.
OX WAHBLES (Hypoderma sp.)
Missouri. L. Hasenan (,March 1): This winter ox warbles were
slower than usual in making their appearance under the
hide on the backs of animals. In some animals they did
not begin to appear until late in Januory, whereas in
many- years we get a considerable sprinkle of them on the
bncks of animals by Christ.mas. They are less abundant
BUFFALO G:I.LTS (Eusimulium spp.)'
Arkansas. H. H. Schwardt (December 27): Gnats, _. pecuarun
Riiley, were abundant enou--h to worr,-: livestock in Miller
County the last week in Decemiber, the earliest date in
Arizona. C. C. Deonier (F./bruary 25): On December 3, 1937,
several females of E. griseum Coq. were active in the
neighborhood of CooTidge Damn.
LONG-NOSED CATTLE LOUSE (Linoqnathus vituli L.)
Michigan. R. Hutson (Februiry 23): Blue cattle lice have been
reported from Corunna, 3reck,-nridge, and De Witt on this
Texas. 0. G. 3abcock (Februr-," 7): Young calves, very lousy, in
some cases severely infested at Sonora, western Texas.
(March 2): An unucvua-lly heavy infestation of blue c'attle
lice in western Texas in February.
SHORT-NOSID CATTLE LOUSE (Haemantopinus eur;.--t.rrn .: Nitz.)
Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (February 20): Sucking lice, believed to
be H. eurysternus, 'rere reported to be infesting cattle in
Thiyer County on January 7.
S:-EE? TICK (leloih-_-u_, ovinus L.)
Arizona. C. C. Deonier (February 25): The last of January sheep
ticks on some of the sheep at Tempe numbered 1 per square
inch along the sides, shoulders, and rum.p.
BLACK BL0O.7FLY (Phormia regina Meig.)
Arizona. C. C. Deonier (February 25): A ranchmnn repiortod on
February 16 almost 100 cases at Roll in southwestern Arizona
during the winter. Infestation occurred up until shea-rin-
time, about a week ago. This man has 3,400 head of sheep
on pasture. (February 17): Wound collections were made
from four sheep, showing three infested.
S.-_EP BITING-LOUSE (Bovicola ovis L.)
Arizona. C. C. Deonier (February 25): Durin,' the latter part
of January the band of sheep at Tc.-;j-, from which specimens
of this insect were collected, were reported to have been
heavily infested with lice last fall and rubbed off most of
their wool along the fences. Several head of the animals
were examined, but no apprecia" le infestation was found.
SUCKI'TG DOG LOUSE (lr io.-', thu pi liferus Burn. )
Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (February 20): Su*i-i.- live were re ,orted
to be infesting a dog in Lancaster County on November 20.
BROVMI DOG- TICK (hiiiovh- .lus san-uineus Latr.)
lNe- York. F. C. Bishop (February 25): Living specimens were
found on vacant property at Jarmnica on February 14.
Michigan. E. I. McDaniel (March 1): Specimens were taken from
house dogs at Grand Rapids. This tick is rather unusual
in Michigan, particularly at this' time'"ofyear. (Dot.
by F. C. Bishopp.)
Texas. Grady Kinsolving, Publisher of Corpus Christi Caller-Times
(March 3): "For the last several months this newspaper has
received an unusually larxe number of complaints from resi-
dents of this city regarding what appears, to be an unprece-
dented epidemic of ticks,- which are founi'not. only out-of-
doors and in outhouses but very frequently inside residences.
These ticks are of various varieties, the most prolific of
which apparently is the common red wood tick. All of them
apparently are voracious feeders on pet livestock."
H O U S HOLD A IT D, S T 0 R E.D- P R 0 D. U CT I N S E C T S
TE2'ITES (Reticulitermes spp.)
Illinois. W71. ?. Flint (Fibruary 24): First reports of termites
swarming were received at Urbana on this date. .
Mississippi. C. Lyle (February 23); Qonplaints regarding injury
from termites have been received during the last few months
from all sections of the State.
Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (February 20): R. tibialis Banks was the
subject of inquiries received from Douglas, Dixon, and Daw-
son Counties from October 21 to January 13.
Utah. G. F. Knowlton (February 23): Termite da.inre in a home
was reported from Farmington and Bri.-'hn on this date.
Nebraska. M. H. S'-enk (February 20): During the first 3 weeks
of January several complaints of annoyance caused by Lasius
interjectus Mayr in basements cane from Richardson, Douglas,
Lancnst4.r, and Buffalo Counties.
Utah. G. F. Knowlton (February 4): Ants are rcausin- .u-nnoyrncu
to workers, and are invading food-products storage rooms in
one factory at Logan.
BOXELDER BUG (L(ptocoris trivittatus Say)
Missouri. L. .Haseman (March l): W7e are already be ;innin-c to get
complaints regarding the boxuldor bugs movin.- out from their
winter harbors in and around buildings.
Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (February 20): Complaints of annoyance by
boxelder bugs came from Douglas, Otoe, Lancaster, Buffalo,
and ?hclps Counties from October 20 to February 20.
Utah. G. F. Knowlton (February 21): A very mild -'inter has per-
mitted boxelder bug annoyance in homes and schoolhouses during
most of the winter.
BEAi WEEVIL (Acanthoscelides obtectus Say)
1T4:17 York. R. W. Leiby (February 25): At least the average number
of complaints that the bean weevil is infostirn, stored beans
is being received from western IeT York.
Michigan. R. Hutson (Februa.ry 23): Beon weevils have, been re-
ported during the last month from Clarkston, Hamtramnck, and
Detroit in small lots of beans held for seed.
SA'.V-TOOTHED G-'IY B3EETLE (Oryzaoe]:hilus surinamensis L.)
Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (February 20): This beetle was found in-
festin-< a cupboard in Saunders County on Februrry, 1.
Utah. G. F. Knowlton (February 23): These beetles were found
in rice and one in a wrapped packr.e of cup cakes purchased
A F7,.',TITURE B3ETLE (Anobium unictatum De,:.)
i New Hampshire. E. P. Felt (February 25): A furniture beetle
was reported as seriously injuring pine floorin, at Peter-
boro on this date.
A TIID MOTH (Monopis crocicapitella Clen.)
,ashington. M. K. Hatch (Janiary 21): Large numbers of adults
appeared in September 1937 in the living: rooms of a house
in Seattle making a considerable nuisance of themselves.
Investigation showed they were breeding in an unfinished
portion of the basement.
BLU3BOTTLE FLY (Callijhora er-trr,>.>1h'l. Mei-F.)
Mississipli. C. Lyle (February 23): H. Gladney, of Ocean S]rings,
reported on Decea'.er 17 that adults of C. erythrocephala were
very. abundant in three homes at that plnce. Larvae were vtr:'
abundant in a shipment of beef bungs originating at Kansas
City, Mo., when received by a lacking company at Kattiesb-arg,
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-although the material was in a sealed, paraffin-lined
barrel containing concentrated salt brine.
CLUSTER FLY (Pollenia rudis F.)
New York. R.. W. Leiby (February 25) : The ,usual number of
complaints are being received that this insect is hiber-
nating in houses.
AT ORTALID FLY (Chrysomyza dermandata F.)'
Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (February 2?): Maggots were numerous
in the upper stratum of silage in a trench silo in Cedar
County early in January.
A FRUIT FLY (Drosophila sp.)
Oregon. H. H. Stage (January 21): During the last 60 days
an unusual number of reports have cone in telling of
nuisance from these insects. They have been reported
from nany homes, kitchens, and a few soda fountains, amd
the writer has seen them hovering over his dining table
in a restaurant in Portland.
DRONE FLY (Eristalis tenax L.).
Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (February 20): The fly was reported as
infesting decayed areas in a soft-maple tree in Kearney
County on February 4. .
:IOTES FROM EGYPT
By A. H. Rosenfeld
The entomological section of the Ministry has reported
that last summer (1937) the well-known citrus scale, Parlatoria
zizyphi Sign., was found for the first time in Egypt on mandar-
ins along the Aboukir Road, Alexandria. Inspection of citrus
-trees around Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, and Damietta revealed
no infestations with this coccid. In Alexandria infestation
was apparently restricted to the area on the flamleh line lying
between the suburbs of Sidi Gaber and San Sttfanc, including
the main Aboukir Road, Fleming, and Rushdi Pasha. Another
note on a coccid is -that Chrysomphalus personatus Comnst., not
hitherto reported outside of Alexandria, was reported from