The Insect pest survey bulletin


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The Insect pest survey bulletin
Physical Description:
v. : maps ; 26 cm.
United States -- Bureau of Entomology
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Bureau of Entomology, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C.
Publication Date:
monthly, mar-nov. plus annual[1926-]
monthly, apr.-nov.[ former 1922-1925]
monthly, may-nov.[ former 1921]


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

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A periodical review of enton.ological conditions throughout the United States,
issued on the first of each month from April to November, inclusive.

Volume 4 September 1, 1924 Number 6









Vol. 4 September 1, 1924 ::.. 6

O, T3TT I::G ::T:::...GCAL FAI-. T I:D Si.... FOR AUGUST, 124

In this number of the Survey Bulletin is a svumary of the Hossian fly summcr
survey from New York State. This indicates a general reduction of infestation
throughout the wheat 7ro-ing section of the State, fh-j infe station in, 1923 avrra-.
ing 8.5 per cent, while this year it but 6.4 pc'r cent. In Ohio the inf ss-
tation has incrL:-aed in the northeastern counties, in some cases running as high as
24 per cent. Indications of rather serious fly conditions are-also reported from
Indiana, Illinois,' ':jrth Dakota and Kansas.

The chinch bug situation remains about the same as last month h throu-h Lut the
greater part of the chinch bug belt.

The corn earworm is agin appearing in -. : ,-r". T':r last outbreiak in this
region occurred two years ago.

The, fall armyvor,. has alr-_?.- appeared in Kentuc'-" and is doing considerable
damage. This early appearance m*-.iy be the fore-runner of a. more general outbreak
later in the se-ason.

The wc.stern corn rootworm is reported as seriously infesting corn in Missouri
and Kansas. The beetles are now cutting the sir.,.

.The Conchuela (Chloro chrc lj- atr' S:y) is reported as doing immense -.. J .: to
the seed crop of alfalfa in the Fort Stockton and Fecos sections of Tc:-as.

Late in July and early in August the gro..n apple aphid was reported as becoming
seriously abundant throughout the apple-rowing section of i .; York State.

The variety of the coiling moth lmo'T as CarIDom omonella si"rsonii usk
was rdared for the first time in the re-_ion of -.;.:".gton State. Side Iorm
injury by the codling moth is reported as mor- seri-us than usual in -__. EnThland
and east.:-n ITew. York, .while in western Tew Yohk the damage is not as serious as
last year.

The saple and thorn skeletonizor is now- generally distributed in !Tcw En, land
and 7w York State. In 1Massachusectts it ras serious enough to occasion a special
j.-ray; .in 7,' York State, as a -"h-le, the insect was less serious tian us-ual.

The 7..-nted lady butterfly was report, during the last weCk in July and the
first v4eck in August in unusual n-umbers in wisconsin and South D'rkoita. 7his is
practicallr, the termination of the unusual development of this insect throughout
the entire western and central United States, anr Mexico.

During the past month the potato lcafhopo1r has be, n rapidly incra-singE in
I,.li:-,_. Sm-c fields, in the west-central part of tihe State, have b_,,n killed.

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The i,-xican bean beetle by August 25 had extended its range eastward in Virgin,
to Craig and Carroll Counties, being now nearly half way across the State. In Wesi
Virginia it has advanced from the southwestern border of the State eastward to Mar-
shall, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties, covering about three-quarters of the State. In
Indiana it is only found along the southeastern border of the State in Floyd, Clark,
and Jefferson Counties. In Kentucky it extends over practically the entire eastern
two-thirds of the State. In Ohio about the southern three-quarters of the State i?
infested, infestations ranging as far west as the southwestern corner of the State
in Butler and :'Ii-lton Counties, and northward to Hancock, 7ayne, and Tuscarawas
Counties. It hars just invaded southwestern Pennsylvania, being found in Washingtor
and Green Counties.

The cotton leaf-orm during the third week in August appeared at several points
in Arkansas, and 1-'dicon Parish, La., while during the second week of the month it
was reported from Alrb'nsa. The insect seems to be unusually abundant in Arkansas.

The boll weevil as a whole does not seem to be as destructive as during 1923.
The boll worm, on the other hand, is reported as generally more destructive in
California and Georgia.

In this number of the Bulletin is published a summary of the past ten years,
observations on the abundance of the sugar cane borer in Louisiana.

Bagwvorm is reported as generally on the increase in western Missouri and east-
ern Kansas, and is also reported as doing damage in parts of Ohio. In. the Ohio
River Basin the catalpa sphinx is causing considerable trouble.

The elm leaf-beetle is worse than it has been for several years in western
Connecticut and southeastern New York. It is also reported from Michigan, and 3
reported for the first time from the State of California, where it has appeared in
the Fresno district.


The grasshopper situation in the Nicola Valley, B. C., where there is an out-
break of the roadside grasshopper, Camnula pellucida Scudder, and the lesser migra-
tory grasshopper, Melanoplus atlanis Riley, is expected to assume more serious pro-
portions in 1925. In the Thompson River Valley, 3. C., from Kamloops to Chase,
there is a very heavy infestation of Melanoulus atlanis Riley.

Grasshoppers are causing little trouble in ..:anitoba and southern Alberta this

The eye-spotted bud-moth, Spilonota ocellana D. & S., and the green bud moth,
Argiyroploce variegana Hbn., have been abundant to an unusual degree in the Annapolis
Valley, N. S.

.The fall cankerworm is gradually increasing in numbers throughout the Annapolif
Valley, N. S., and another outbreak is about due.

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The spruce sawfly, Diprion abietis Harris, is unusually prevalent in southern

The larch sawfly, LyMconematus erichsoni Eartig, has caused serious damage
throughout wide areas in New Brunswick.

Green fruit -vorms of different species have been more abundant in the Annapolis
%lley, T. S., this season than for several years previously, and considerable dam-
age to fruit has resulted.

Injury by blister beetles has been reported from nearly all parts of i'nitoba,
the plants chiefly affected being Car-ga;:' hedges, potatoes, beans and peas.

The green apple bug, Lveus conmunis Knight, has been gradually increasing in
numbers in the Annapolis Valley, N. S., since 1919, when it was subject to an epi-
demic of disease. The increase has been most marked during the past year.

The rose, curculio, Jvnchieitos bicolor Fab., has been very injurious to roses
throughout :.lnitoba during the early su=cer, f-lly half the blossoms being destroyed
by them.

The false chinch bug, ::esr- ericae Schill, became a very serious pest in the
drier sections of Mb--rta di.. July. injury being done to wheat, radishes, cabba _
raspberries, strawberries and ve xou fe:e..

C E R E A L A D F 0 RA C- E- C P 0 P INS E C T S

GFA -SHOQ...-..S (Acridiidae)





H. F. -ilson (Au-s:t 5): 7e have had a serious outbreak of grass-
hoppers in the rnc-:thrn part of the State, esrecial -in Door County.
CL 0le U',I ....:1a Sc-uJd. as the most important species, although
tc7 or tnre2 oLI species 7ere pre.e.t.

7. J. rg ( t 4): ils c rentialis Thorns, is caus-
ing_ noticeable inj.:"- to cor .... in 11c' l Coty Most of the grass-
hoppers are in the last nyomphal instar; a few have reached the adult
sr stage.

M. H. Sw7er/k (July 10-Augast 1): G-rasshoppers (Melnonlus bivittatus
Say, etc.) developed in injurious nun.bers in portions of the Worth
Platte Valley, in Scottobluff Count especially, in the Vhite River
Valley of DaWes County, and in scattered localities east to Custer
and Nuckolls Counties. These pests are, however, as stated in my
last report, ore sent in Ieorasb1 this year- in subnormal numbers.

J. ,. :cColloch (August 20): 1P 7 'o-r.n ,s!-, t. 1 t4 _i Riley is the pre-
dominating species. T' seonc -o .i hi'ig out Aig-.s. 1,
Most of the in.u th ir re rtd ha been to alfalfa. Tater-
melons -e-re boei desrod in i Ccunty. and at urden the
'it"rden the
nor ers were reported strip pping the leaves and bark from a young
apple orchard.

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Geo. F. Knowlton (July 31): Grasshoprers are not as severe in thi
State as at this date a year ago. A f-w sections are having to us
poison bait.

THITE C-7.U S (Z-? -' ha-a spp.)

W. P. Flint (August 26): Reports of white grub der-rae have been
received from many of the central and no-rti n counties. i.uch
damage was reported where corn has followed corn. Apparently the
eggs were in many cases laid in corn ground during 1923.

M. H. Swenk (July 10-August 1): Next to the chinch bug, the most
complained-of insect pest during the period covered by this report
has been white grubs. The reports tell of damage to bluegrass
lawns, strawberry patches and flower gardens. Practically the
whole of the eastern half of the State is more or less affected,
owing to an abundance of -':iy beetles flying in the spring of 1923,
but the most serious reports have been received from Knox, Garfield,
Lancaster, Clay, and Furnas Counties.

Geo. F. Knowlton (August 8): WThite grubs are doing considerable
damage in some sugar beet fields in Cache County. All beets were
killed in some sections of certain fields in Benson Ward.

A BEETLE (Ochrosidia (Cyclocephala) sp.)

W. P. Flint (August 26): Adults appeared in large numbers about
lights during the first part of August. At single sTreet lights
from 600 to as high as 1,000 beetles were observed by act-cal count.
The flight continued from July 26 to August 4. A fe-7 beetles were
observed about lights up to August 22. No feeding by the adults
was seen, although large trees projected close bo street lights.
The flight seemed to be confined to east-central Illinois.

WIREE7CTK3 (Elateridae)


H. F. Wilson (August 5): Wireworms were also bad, but we did not
get a determination as to the species.

HESSIA FLY ( towhaT destructor Say)
H7ESSJIA1T FLY (Fhn:-to-rhag-a destructor Say)

T,.-, York

C. R. Crosby: The Hessian fly survey for the current year covered
16 counties, 8 more thin were covered last year. The av'r?.e in-
festation for th3 ri1on covered last year was 8.5 per cent. This
year the scne region nah an infestation of 6.3 per cent, b-hile the
avrrgte infestation f+'or the 16 counties where counts "'-:ri made
ac,.'.td to ,5.9 per cent, showing a decided decrease in infestation.

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The report bL coontvics iK 's fo-lV's:

Cayuga County
Chemn- u!I
Erie it
Genusee "
Livingtton "
Monro e U
--i' n-i aa "
Ononda 'a



- 5.0
- 2.0
- 9.4
- 4.0
- 3.2
- 8.0
- 5.0

.v- '-~ V.





Ontario Co-nty
Osrego 6
Schuyler "
Tompkins '
Yates "

Wyoming "

- 9.0
- 0.0
- 14.0
- 4.0
- 10.0
- 4.6
- 10.4






T. H. Park:s (July 38): Hessian fly infestation in Ohio has increas-
ed from 4_- to I- per cent (infestation of straws) in 31 counties
e::-,i--..:, infestatiops of 15 to 2;4 pcr cent exist in northeastern
Ohio counties. s .-'rthnestern counties now have the least fly in-
festation in the State.

C. R. Cleveland (August 18): Conditions thus far indicate energcnc
of flies on approximately normal dates. Observations continue to
indicate a great be.n'.m1-nce in early-sown fields this fall.

'T7. P. Flint (August 26): A state-wide survey covering 34 of the
largest wheat-growing counties in the State has shovn a state avrae
of 2.3 living fly per single foot of drill row, and the same average
for joint 7o0m. The highest average number of fly per foot of dri!i
ro7 occurs in the northeastern part of the State. In Bureau County
4.7 living fly per foot of drill rozw -as found. Fly is less abundd-
ant in the southern hilf of the State, the lowest county showing .2
of living fly per foot of drill row. D'.'-iopment of fly for the
season aIpo':'s to ae about nomwal, apparently there vrill be no suppl-
mentary falI tfr"... of f-ly t'_..s ycar; fly was present in every cointy
in vhich this surve-,y wa conuc tdc, and in 262 out of 291 fields
exz-n i.itd.


E. F. 7il-on (August 5):
Door County.

The Hessian fly has been somewhat bad in

Torth Dakota
L.:c, tana


C. L1. Ainslie (:August 20): W',loat in western North Dakota and east-
ern :::.-itana is heavily infested 4ith the fly, alhoui& dring ntr
present season the injury is not aparen, o'dn 1, n'r11' icn,
to a certain extent, has en1obled ijued pla:t co r ally. 7y
damage is with much root rot or scab. Ia s oito of all
this the w;heat yield will be fair. The fly may cause trouble net

J. 7. ,c2;].loch (Auiust !S): :;vre is still a general infesta'-ti;n
cf the H}esian fly in Lanmas. Plenty of rain during the last rno-th
has resulted, in lots of volunteer wheat and has cau some ernc
of flyw c.7 ,'ere found on volunteer .'. t during tie last -.el:
of July.

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2:._- .'-_--: -.r"-l'> ILAIP (Hecromyza americana Fitch)

North Dakota

C. N. Ain-,lie (Aur fr?6' \y cn blades of the vario 173 Pgropyrons (A. smithil being the
S... os.t cnol selected Adult flies can be swept
ar..:t a./jiere from these grasseo.. These flies have years ago
bkou (cvberved ovipcsiting on Agropyron blades, almost invariably
....i g its solitary egg on the top of the leaf. In North Dakota
the egg is deposited near the base of the leaf. -Theat is attacked
slightly this year.

79= AT JOTiT'-OQjM (Hsmrmolita tritici Fitch)

North Carolina




Bureau of -htoa1o&o, Y ,nthly Letter T17o. 123 (July).: W. J. Phillips
visiTed GIcuoro .jy 4 t-1 >xvsligate an infestation of the wheat
joint..or- and io-md a very a4,c.)a:nt occurrence of this insect in tha
vicinity. An infestation of 1CO oer cent was found in one field.

W. P. Flint (=Augast 26): 'Weat jointworm is very abundant in the
west- cen t part of the State, in some counties averaging over 14
per fot of dri .ll row.

WHEAT STA^TC^:' ^1--q-andis Hly
M H. Sv~r-f- (Ju i,-A-j ui '

M. H. S..... (7uly .O. e heat crop recently harvested
pas ci. jire4 by *i; v/:'al str .- or n he. vicinity of Marion, Red-
7i!low7 Co-jnt7, 7i 1h "., .... 7 of Pe,-<, Dundy County, and
~P~o -. r lu..; ..-.-....s .i.n the so. thv;estern corner of the State
ZsYLhere ir, te S7c.,'e i1is i2.njry was not observed.

J. ,. W'%C, llLod (A'j CJt 16): A survey in the northwestern part of
tile St,,e Lho!s a 22H: 7j; iwrfestation remaining in the stubble. In
, ri .. ,lis ov-r3 satrw coritains at least one larva. iV3h use of
ch,,s anad cobn in ha'rvesting leaves most of fhe insects in
the field. 'o defini.te figures are yet available on tle loss
occasioned by this i7a"cct. Th superint-endent of the Pays 7zx-peri-
rnant Station states that the yield was red-uced 50 per cent in some

WNiEA3 SA,-7LY 2,' (Ce hus' Epvmaeus L.)

:J,.7 York

.J. E. Ccnnclly (Auust 2):
Ontario Cou-nty.

Rather heavy infestation noted in

1ebras ska

Li. H.7 Swenk (July 10-Au',t 1): During the second 7e.k in July an
abundance of the smat beetle was rco-i'ted from Tahcon County.

CC::SM- 3RE1 (P acrus politus- 1:clh.



CH.INCH BUG (lissus leuccpters Say)


South Dakota





7. Flirt (Au ust 26): Heavy rains during the latter part of
July and the first of August have reduced this insect to a point
where ractically no i:r-.'y to corn will occur in Illinois during
the p ir>ent season. 1Theroe sre less bugs at this time than at any
time since the sumn=er of 1911.

H. C. Severin (July 20): This pest has become a negligible factor
in this State except in isolated places here and there in Charles
IMix, Ben Hor.ue, and Douglas Counties.

T. H. S7w2k (July 10-August 1): By far the .-t injurious insect
during the period covered by this repor; has been thec. hch .Li ,u.
Tie migr'ion rom the wheat and barley fields into the corn, be-
ginning from June 25 to July 7, continu-3d until about the middle
cf July, when it was practically over. The bugs '-- re .ig rating
heavily all th-ou.l the i feste uare-a from July 10 to 15. T'he
infe '! d area continued L o Le as oulined in 'y last report of
Jul.ly1, .cept that the .,s anc. Ctcrar Con ty infs t -1 ions
proved to eed est to -;tern Phe].Js County and northeast
even to southwestern 3nfalo Cointy, in the vicinity of Elm Creek.
The infestation in southern (not northern, as stated in error in
my report of July 10) Siline County proved to be serious in the
vicinity of Vestern. As thus revised the infested area includes
Richardson, -W.r.h, Pawnee, Johnson, southwestern Otoe, southeastern
Lancaster, Gage, Jefferson, southern Saline, Thayer, TIuckolls, 7eb-
ster--, ----:ln, Harlan, -urnas, Gosper, '"--tern Phelps, and south-
western *-ffalo Counties. Complaint of injury has ceased at the
time of p:rtp ring this report. No serious chinch bug outbreak
has as yet developed in northeastern Nebraska, where the pest was
injurious last year, only a few reports of an abundance of the pest
having been received, and these all from Knox County.

J. W. IIcColloch (August 13): Chinch bugs are abundant in the corn
and sorghum fields, although there are few reports of serious damage.
A farmer at Lenora reports the loss of 25 acres of milo. Plenty cf
rain during the last month has been favorable for the development of
the fungus.

F. L. T,) (August 12): IT:,.,phs and adults very abundant upon
agronomy test plat to whircl the insects had migrated from corn.

COKT EART'O:" (Heliothis obsolete Fab.)

A. I. Bourne (August 20): On August 4 and the succeeding few days
we had complaints of the corn earworm on sweet corn. These were
the first complaints received since the outbreak of two years ago.
Specimens sent in varied considerably in extent of development, but
were approximately one-third to one-half grown. One or two fields
in this immediate vicinity were reported to be quite heavily attacke(C.
As yet, however, we have had no complaints from other points in the


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J. D. More (J-nrc 22':
corn, and cotton.


U 11s sac-hus t t :;


W isconsin



ieports, froi Calhoirn as attackir-, vetch,

F. S. Chamberlin (August 21): Several fields of running beans nea-
Ouincy are e'ing seriously damaged by corn earworm larvae, which
confine their attacks mainly to the pods. Field corn at this time
is hairdening and is unsuitable as food for this pest.

STAILK RP (P.apaipema nebris nitela Guen.)

A. I. Bourne (August 20): W7e have been finding from every lot of
material of Farwriocma nitela which has been collected in this iLnme-
diate vicinity, or has been sent in to us from other parts of the
State, that the larvae are parasitized apparently to an unusually
large percentage.

I.L H. Swenk (July 10-August 1): The stalk borer continued to be
reported as injurious from July 10 to 21. In a few cornfields the
injury was serious. Two Cass County fields near the Otoe County
line ';ere thinned out cuite perceptibly, a couple of fields in -ash-
inton County were badly injured, and a Hamilton County cornfield
was also thinned out quite seriously through the activities of this
pest. Other reports were of injury to tomato plants and flowers.

APRM'JO.M (Cjphis unimjneta Haw.)

F. S. Chamberlin (.Au, ,ist 2): A slight infestation of armyworms
was observed upon bear. foliage on August 2.

H. F. Tilson (August; 5): e .iave had a serious outbreak of army-
-orms in the southern part of the State.

FALL AIYTTOFL: (Laphyna fr1inerda S. & A.)

H. Garman (August 23): Fall armyworm has already appeared in Ken-
tuc2.y and is doing excep-otional injury to corn in Christian County.
I have had a number of specimens sent to me recently by a corres-
pondent -ho is very anxious about checking the mischief. This
insect generally appears here late in the season and only occasion-
ally attracts attention because of serious mischief. Generally
it works on rye and other plants of the same family.

H. '7. Alen (August 23): T-o heavy infestations of the southern
grass worm have appeared at A. & M. Collce within the past week.
In one, -.n meadow of Johnson grass of about 40 acres, the defoliation
ranges from severe to complete. The worms are now beginning to
develop the armyw-orm habit. i'No damage to corn has as yet been

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CORIT-LEAF APHIID (Aphis maidis Fitch)






H. T. Allen (August 19): The corn-leaf aphid is now abundant in
the tassel end of Late corn, apparently increasing to a considerable
degree the stm-ngn resulting from long continued dry weather.

.T=ELV-SFC:oP:B CccLB'_-PET:E (Diabrotica 12-punctata Fab.)

C. R. Cleveland (August 18): Specimens of well-grown corn with
nearly full- grown larvae of this species were received from Frank-
fort and Fowler the second week in August, with the statement that
many plants were dying. Injury by the wor-iA, however, while ap-
parent, would not seem to have been severe enough to cause the
death of the plants. A combination of this injury with several
weeks of extremely dry, hot weather was possibly the cause of the
severe injury.

47. P. Flint (August 26): Damage by this insect has been very severe
and much more ',rier:U than usual. In some fields 90 per cent of
the corn showed fallen stalks where counts were taken. In a num-
ber of fields in the central part of the State this insect will cut
the yield from 5 to in exceptional cases as much as 50 per cent.

WESTF:JT CORN FQ01,T02M (Diabrotica lonzicornis Say)
L. Baseman (July 28): 'Woims vary from one-half to full gro'-n.
They are werse than in an average year. Ti-hole fields damaged
seriously. (August 22): This worm is causing quite a bit of
trouble in some sections of the country.

J. W. 'cColloch (August 16): The adults are reported very abund-
ant in cornfields about Irving. They are cutting off the silks,
thus preventing fertilization. Several fields show the work of
the lar-ae earlier in the season. All cases of larval injury are
in fields which have been in corn for several :,.yrs.

A COLASPID DZTLE (Colaspis favosa Say)

South Dakota

H. C. Severin (July 30):
very severe.

Adults feeding on corn, damage being

EROQFPA: CORN KBRFR (Fyrausta nubilalis Huebn.)

New York

K. E. Paine (July 12): This insect is now laying its eggs, and
so far gives promise of being considerably more numerous than last
year in Chautauqua County.


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P-ATJE-S"2PIPED FL2A-B7ETIZ (Systena taeniata var. blanda Melsh. )

H. F. Wilson (August 5): This flea-beetle caused a great deal of
da:mage to the r,' jtts of corn early in the season. Corn planted in
fields which were last year in weeds suffered serious damage. A
nrumLer of lar:vae were found feeding on the roots of corn, and from
these ve wrere able to breed the adult flea-beetle.

A:TIG-LLATED FROGHCPPER (Lepyronia guadrangularis Say)


7. J. Baerg (August 4): Lepyronia quadrangularis is causing appre-
ciable injury to corn in Carroll County over an area of several
acres. The spittle insects were found in aggregations of 20 to
50 on the undersides of the leaves, in the axils and on the tassels;
on a single plant, in some instances, there were more than 100 in-
sects. Tre corn is located near a field of timothy that had been
cut about two weeks ago. From here the spittle insects migrated
into the corn.


GFDIFI: I?7OPCB (Loxostege similalis Guen.)


I.. H. Swenk (July 10-A-ugast 1): A local outbreak of the second
brood of the alfalfa or garden rweborm occurred in Lichi-rdson Count3
in the vicinity of Dawson about the middle of July.

ALFALFA ^r..A.TODZ (Tylenchus dipsaci Kuhn)


Geo. F. Knowlton (August 8): The alfalfa nematode has been found
doing damage in Salt Lake Counmty and is reported from Uintah Basin.
This threatens to be a serious problem in the dairy industry.

CC,'CHITELA (Chlorochroa li.ata Say)


F. L. Tho':as (July 1): Letter received from Fort Stockton states
"Doing immense damage to the seed crop of alfalfa in this section."

CO7,PEA CTJRCULIO (ChalcodrUS ,uencus Boh. )

J. B. 7Oriht (July 14):


Reported from Stilson.

LES3ER C^F-T ST.AL:-I'B(F -2 (Elasmo-paIpus linosellus Zell.)

H. T. Allen (August 13): The stand of corpeas in several fields
in the locality of A. & IM. College has been considerably reduced
by the lesser corn stalk-borer tunneling in and killing the young
seedling plants.

Geo r gia

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A SCILE IUSTCT (Eriococcus sp.?)

C. R. Cleveland (August 19): Specimens of a scale, enclosed in -n
elongate oval white felt-like sac on pasture grass and red top, h-ve
been received from Dale and Ndw-burg. Ti-hc sacs contain the female
and masses of eggs. Fields at these points arec reported as being,
heavily infested. The scale has not been identified bit appears
to be close to the genus Eriococcus.


I :T S E C T 3


1. -.. APPLE AP;_KID (h s i DeG. )

New York


Ikc York



h shi.i, g on

C. R. Crosby and assistants: The latter half of July and the earl
pert of Au-aust have brought considerable increase in the green
apple aphid t'.r:, h:ut the aleple growing sections of the State,
both in the Hudson 2iver Valley and in the lake region.

A. I. Burnre (Augiust 20): Reports have been received from northern
7uorcester County that side--orm damego by the codling moth is very
serious in that ".ibole section, caused by late appeoring first broodc

C. R. Crosby and assistants: Side-'-orm injury ras not as prevalent
as last year in the reotern --art of the State, though rather .:ore
severe than usual in the Hudson River Valley.

.7. P. Flint (Au.gust 26): Sacond brood codling moth has increase,,
in southern Illinois to. a considerable extent in unsprayed orchards
which average, according, to ---. Chandler's figau-es, 2 per cent in-
festation the la.tter pairt of Jne no7- show^ about 44 per cent infes-
tation. A -much 1" .or rcrce-itae "-,as foLund in the central and
northern orchards.

L. Hazeman (July 28): Second brood of :. ths and .7orms seem to be
split, forming two broods. Part of the moths at Columbia appeared
July 10 to 15 an a -art of the brood is still in the pu-pa stage.

.iorthly Letter, Bureau of Entomology, :To. 123 (July): "On July 8,"
-7rites E. J. T,,con er, ":a specimen of Carpocapsa. -omonella var.
simpsonii Busck -as found in the rearing jars at the Ykia labor-
U .-1e "31ia labor-
atory. This is the only specimen of this variety ever reared at
Yakima, althou-h over 16,00C codling moths have been reared since
the laboratory Tas established in 1919.-1


CODLING'- ^::TH (C -I1r. L. )

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E. J. Newcomer (July 31): Egs of the second brood began hatch-
ing July 7, which is about two weeks earlier than the average time.
(August 23): The first moths of the second brood emerged August
16, about two weeks earlier than previously recorded at Yakima.
There will probably be a much larger third brood of worms than

RED-F.ITED CAThEPTILLAR (Schizura concinna S. & A.)

E. :1. Patch (August 12): This species has been out of style of
late years, but seems to be coming in again. Reported at Vassal-

New York

A. L. Pierstorff (August 2):
at Honeoye Falls.

Have been observed in small numbers



Rhode Island

YELLOW-HEADED FIRE-'dRM (Peronea minute Rob.)

2. W7. Mknrerill (August 11): The leaf folder is quite bad in the
apple stock in the nurseries in Delaw"-re County.

APPLE ATD THC'FU S}:TL:ET*CPuPI (Hemerophila r-ri-n, Clerck)

A. I. Bourne (August 20): During the week of August 4 the second
brood larvae of the apple and thorn skeletonizex were advancing
pretty well toward maturity here in the Connecticut Valley. Un-
sprayed and. uncared-for trees were browned up nearly as badly as
last year. By the succeeding week (August 11) numerous cocoons
of this brood were being found. It is apparently working into
sprayed orchards more than it did last year. Here at the college
it was rnm.aling its appearance at the time of the second brood in
numbers enough to cause serious injury, and appeared to be particu-
larly severe on our blocks of Wealthies. A special spray, applied
Auoyst 11, checked the pest.
In the western part of Hampshire County the skeletonizer is not
particularly ab-.uv-i1- t.
This pest has made its first appearance this year in Bristol
County, where new- gro-cth was very badly riddled on many trees,
especially in orchards hiich were not thoroughly sprayed.

A. E. Stene (August 22): I can report that the apple and thorn
skeletonizer, of which we found the first moths in the State a year
ago -last spring, and which was sent in by fruit grcrw-rs for the
first time about August 1, 1923, is a-pparently widely distributed
over the State, although no very striking injury has as yet been
caused by the pest.


Philip Garmman (August 23):
on apple trees at New Haven.

Just beginning to appear in any numbers
Much loss abundant than last year.

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1 T,77 York

T.!. P. (Ausst 23): Very little damage being done in the
State this year. More abundant around Ridgefield than in center
and southern part of State. Very much less than last year.

C. R. Crosby and assistants: In the Hudson River Valley and on
Long Island the apple and thorn skeletonizer is not nearly as
serious as last year. With the exception of a few neglected or-
chards they are doing no appreciable injury.

T.1-. CATERPILIAR (IMa.lacosorna americana Fab. )


E. E. Britton (Agust 23):

Egg clusters very abundant everywhere.

NCkw York

Geo. M1. Codding (August 20): At the present time many egg mirasses
of the tent caterpillar are to be found, a fact which points to a
bad outbreak next year irnless these e-: masses are killed. You
may be interested to know that the tent caterpillar has been un-
usually prevalent throu-iout T1estc-iester Coanty this year. Thole
orchards have been defoliated, as *.-ell as trees growing along the

FALL ,-T,"3.Pi (Hjhantria cunea Drury)

E. M. Patch (August 19):


Report from Taidoboro states "Abundant."

A. I. Bourne (August 2u): Au.gust 8 to 10 the work of the fall
web-.-orm -as beginning to make itself very apparent. The larvae
'.-re at this tine about one-third o";.
Mr. Ide, county agent of Bristol County, reports that the fall
webTorm is somewhat r,,cre prevalent than last year in this County.
!i-. Calhins, of northern Worcester County, reports August 14
that this insect 's work was just beginning to show.

1eL. York

R. C. Cocomb.s (August 9):
ly, noted.

In Monroe County nests are quite common-


E. W. Mendenhall (Auiust 15): Fall wdbworms are quite bad in
apple orchards (farm orcht-:ds) in Miami County. These could
easily be controlled by burning out with a torch.

M. R. Smith (July 29): The fall webworm is fairly common in the
southern rart of the State, but is by no means as abundant or as
serious as last year.

YELLOT-:7 C):[D CATERPILIAR (Datana ministry Drary)


E. M. Patch (Au2.ast 13): This, like the red-humped caterpillar,
has been scarce during-recent years.

Hew York

G. E. R. Hervey (August 9):
chard in iutchess County.

Considerable damage done in one or-


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APPLE *1_"GOT (Rng g etis -m.r-i.e'.1a Talsh)

::-r York

C. R. Crosby and assistants: Apple maggot seems to be quite
general throughout the apple-groving sections of the State. ,Were
emerging during the third -t7;r: of July.

AFLE LIEAFHCFFEF (ITrocsca r-ali LeB. et al.)

.Tcw York

L. C. Tyler (August 9):

Coi.-r-on but not serious in 7-hssau County.


'^ :-.souri


A. I. Bourne (August 30): Mr. Gould, from the western part of
Hampshire County, reports that there does not appear to be any
particular abundence of apple leafhoppers. This is interesting
because of facts which h -rill be brought out later relative to con-
ditions in the eastern rart of the State.
Mr. Ide, county agn.t of Bristol County, reports that leafhoppers
in his reLion are getting more prevalent than at any time during
the season, althouri up to now they do not seem to be causing any
serious losses.
in t1ho -estern half of Middlesex County Mr. Calkins reports that
the leafnopper situation is very bad. The species has not been
determined. Apparently a n'iw brood of adults is just appearing
and Ias attained considerable numbers.

L. re1seran (July): ihrsery stock is not as generally attacked as
last yer r end d-ac is not very severe. The leafhoppers are
f,- 1 than last year.

SAN JC:j SCALE (AsidJiotus perniciosus Comst.)

B. A. Porter (August 27):
tvwo weel:s latr than normal.

Second brood crawlers appeared July 28,

0YST---THELL SCAL 3 (i j s -1.._7 s ulmi L.)

-. "sachusetts

A. I. 3curre (Au'-st 20): Augst 18 to 20 the over-intering
egs of te ostr--hl cae re first being deposited
teoyot,_Ir-h-:,l scale ",-ere first bein:D deposited.

A TI.JLD: *C?.A^'TCTb (rc tr'prics f vvratus Le.c.)


j. '. cCo1och (A--.-,ut 3): The beetles were found in large num-
bers on t.he foil," 1 o" a-lei seedlings in a nursery at Silver Lake.
IL:;y 'r. {ecino o&. t' la-."es ani_ causing; some injury. The
fnulrsyr,)' )n had no iced thnm crn i.3ilLweeds and had cut out all the
7eJds, thus forcing the boeties to seek new food plants.

CLD''.'--_ MITE (BrQobia praetiosa Koch)


4J. Mcolloch (A-ijult 18): The clover mite has caused consider-
oble loss to apioles in Snmner County. In many cases the trees
have been entirely defoliated.

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EUR0P:. PRD MITE (Pgratetrnvch-s pilosis C & F.)
A. I. Bourne (August 20): Unlihe last ,-ir the European red mite
is not shoving up to any serious extent in our college orchards or
those immediately around here, nor have I seen any orchard which
shows serious bronzing in the vicinity of Amherst.
ir. Gculd, cf Tilliamsbuarg in the western rart of Hzampshire County
reports that this insect has not made its appearance in any serious
:.r. !de, county agent of Bristol County, reports that the mite is
increasing in abundance in this county.
..r. CZ1kins, from northern h'orcester County, reports that the mrite
is present an! can be found in slight numbers in almost every orchi'r
but ouing to the quite general practice last season of using miscibl
oils when the leaves were donna the pest -as apparently so well con-
trolled that it has not become as abundant as last year.
In Middlesex County :l-. Dayton reports that red mite is quite plen
tiful, and in a fe- orchards the damage has attained considerable

Philip G-rmaen (August 23): Still very scarce as compared -ith last
:year. Hardly any can be found at ZTe7 Haven.

B. A. Porter (Auust 23): Moderate injuir:: is apparent in occasion'
peach and apple orchards throug-i southwestern Indiana.

E. J. Nercomer (J-'ly 31): MThe European red mite continues to be
more numerous than usual on apples, pears, and prunes. Many grow-
ers are getting excellent results ,Aith 7eak oil sprays in controll-
ing it. lNe-ly-hatchd individuals of the fifth brood '7ere found
July 6 nearly four weeks earlier than in 1923. (August 23): Pre-
dators have increased rapidly since August 1, and in many orchards
where the mites have been numerous they are no7 hard to find. These
predaceous enemies include Scolothrips sexracitlatus, a small black
ladybird (Stethorus punctum), one or tro species of predaceous mites
(Seius sp.), and a predaceous bug (T iehfMtps insidiosus). The
first larvae of brood 7 hatched August 17.


.r>A- PSYLIA (Psylla pyricola Foerst.)

1e'7 York

C. P. Crosby and assistants: Th.. rather severe infestation of pear
psylla in the Hudson River Valley w7as materially relieved by heavy
rain during early August. In the western part of the State the
situation is not at all serious.

FE-A.-AD CIHEERY SLUG (Caliroa cerasi L.)

Ne" York

G. E. R. Hervey (July 19):
in Dutchess County.

Doing some injury in one pear orchard

A. L. Pierstorff (August 2):
two orchards at Honeoye Falls.

Slight infestation noted in one or

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PEACH DBPER (Aegeria exticosa Say)

Utah Geo F. Kno-ltoni (J-uly 31): Peach tree borer is heavy in many
counties, and farmers in Bo-clrder County ore planning for this fall
an extensive treatment with paradichlorobenzene.

SHOT-HjL P-',.7F-R (Scolvtus rao-.ulosus Patz.)

Indiana B. A. Porter (August 23): Very abundant in most of the peach or-
chards vhichli have been w^,.it-,ed by the past winter. First-brood
beetles began emerging Jauly 28.

TL_:' CURCULIO (Conotrachelus ner.nurhTr Hbst.)

Georgia J. B. Gill (July 24): The plum curculio infestation has been un-
usu-ally heavy on peaches growing around TaoT :sville. during the
past few days many recent eg, and feeding punctures have been ob-
served on ripening fruit an. very tiny larvae were found in several
peaches that were closely examined. These observations seem to
indicate t-'it there is a partial second generation of the curculio
in this section during the present season.

Indiana 3. A. Porter (August 23): Considerable damage to ripening peaches
7as noted in several orchards near Evansville on August 13.

P?-AC-TIG MOTH (Anarsia lineatella Zell.)
Georgia P. L. Tetterville (July 05): At IMadison one came o pal stag.

Indiana 3. A. Porter (Au~it 23): 77hile scouting for the oriental peach
moth in so-therm IndLiana frequent infestations of the peach-twig
borer have beon found in neglected trees. Almost no injury in
commercial orcn rds.

Utaih Geo. F. Kao-Iton (July 31): Peach-tvig borers are in the peaches
at the present time. Tnre sprayed at the right time orchards are
quite free from injury.

OIi':: -,f FRUIT MOTH (Laspeyresia molesta Busck)

Georgia J. D. Gill (July 24): The occurrence of the oriental peach moth
'vas first reported on July 9 at Th:rauville, where it was found
attacking the tender shoots and fruit of seedling peach trees. The
insect appears to be more abund-r.t in the city limits of Thomasville
than in the rural districts immediately adjacent to town. At this
-riting nearly full groan larvae are found in ripened poaches collect
ed from the ground. The excessive dropping of peaches from seed-
ling trees in this section seems to have been caused by the combined
attack of the curculio and bro-r.-rot rather than from the f-eding of
larvae of the oriental p-:ich moth. Larvae have been observed pupat-
ing on the bark of trunks and larger limbs of peach trees, as well

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as in wooden boxes ond lurmber on the ground under infested trees,
Pupae hav-e alro been s,-cni on the outside of peaches -Jhile still on
the tree, on the old frui. s,'r, and in dead leaves that have been
stuck to the limbs or branches by means of gum. Adults of this
species have been reared at Thomrasville on June 18, 19, 23, 24, 25,
39, July 1, 3. 11., 12, 13, 14, and 15. On individual material
under observation at ThomfavLile it was determined that the lenEgtr
of Nhe pupa stage was ? or 8 days.

TAR ISIHED PIrT-KJC- (Lyvns rratensis L.)

ITN- 7 York

A. L. Pierstorff (July 12):
stock at Honeoye Falls.

Doing considerable injury to budded

GRAPE LEAF-ROLLER (Desmia funeral is Kuebn.)

F. F. Bibby (July 9):

Reported in a peach orchard at Fort Valley.

A DY7 ZSTID KT77 (Strate2-us antaeus Fab.)

J. D. i.bore (July 9):
but was not saved.

Adult taken at base of peach tree at Atlanta,

C:-rJY APHID (i.--.-J cerasi Fab.)


New York


1Te7 York

H. F. Wilson (August 5): The cherry aphid has been more abundant
than usual this year all through the State.

CH.-1RY FRUIT-FLIES (Rhgoletis cin-ulata Loew and R. fausta)

C. R. Crosby and assistants: Cherry fruit-fly was generally abund-
ant throuihaout the State. In Ontario County unsprayed trees ran
as hi..h as 60 to 70 per cent infestation. Early Richmonds seemed
to show more ir.njury than i)ntrorencys. In 71ayne County the former
variety at a canning factory showed 7 per cent of the culls contain-
ing frvit-fly m,?-;--t, wile other factories in the same county ran
from 2 to 12 per cent of all the fruit.

1.,-kly J.-"s Letter, State of California, Vol. 6, No. 15: On page
172, Vol. 4, No. 5, Augast 1 number, second word on line 7 should
read "not" instead of "now."

PL'JM CUTRCULIO (Conotrachelus nenuphar Kbst.)

W. D. Mills (July 19): Counts made on early Richmnond culls (float-
in a canning factory in "tyne Coar.ty show that 27 per cent of the
culls conTained curculio larvae. (Jul- 26): Early Richmond at
canneries contained from 1 to 8 rer cent fruits infested with larvae



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27e-7 York

: :'-:- York


South Dakota

Ne-- York

Ne7 York


FE.\R T'. C,::-T.Y _LU (Cr1Jrn2a ceraLi L.)

Colm y 0hi2 pest is bhco.,In very abLndant.

CHI:? TA~mrR ( ^^acplln-rjs :rcGill.)

A. B. B.cirol- (,Li,.e 14;: Doing sore d-mage in Col-ubia Coumty.

PL7 I C OJRCULTO (C r .t.. .. Cl l- no1. -rar Ist.)

D. D. Ward (Jily 12): Most of the fruit in one orchard in Onondao
Coemnty 7as destroyedi.
P2 S'PTI .. (Trtr'vichbs telaris L.,)

T. D. UJrthhns (July Z7): The comiraon red spider is present in such
n.1'.ors tyhr.t v-r-r severe le'o-s, are rg tin. to the ,rono crops.
'I.rcr .<:e.:, :.:' e' e.e27i dDofiit1d i -n mciy orchards. The infestationu,
f .;lrc by -: ,r r sai, nr, is pro'Lably the most severe known to
th' ;'ie ..duCr;. Cherries, pears, pl-ms, and almond are also
aI, aclksds

Cal, ifornia T'c-;y ..'s Tytcer Vol. 6, No. 17 (August 23): Prune
o. c:Y'.rdC. e; i-:.c:, 1;<]. :.i the Sacra.rento and San Joaquin Valleys
h1ve .cvee.~;y 'uz:f'rcd' f:'jm th', attack of the red spider this year.
P.H:by 1 -r- c .] of the pr-)un cron has been seriously darraged
by this rest d-g the prise-.t season.

:7A\. ALD CIEE7CY SLUG (Callroa ccra:i L.)

H. C. Cvc-. (-'iy 0): Very abundant on plum, sand cherry, and
ahio.s. s ,c-'^ge is severe.

CF.-.;~. FACH APHID (.,y.s iersicee Sultz.)

H. Fitch (July 12): Is becoming very abundant at Sodus.


STP.ES, T=i5E Ck'3.~' ((9,c-antCahus ni~ricornis ,alk. )

R. C. Coornmbs July 26): Has done serious damage in one planting
in Mionroe eouiv .

ThSPB mAT C-T..PCPq (Oberea bimt)cul-nta Oliv.)

E. A. Patch (July 25): A correspondent from M.ilo writes "breaks
at joint -- all branches are about the same."

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.7P i i n _-ton

P. P. Lowry (Ju*1y 23). Several reports of injury to raspberry.
A little meore cornmon t"an last yea-r.

E. W. .. ,.enhall (August 18): Raspberry plantations near Piqua
are infested quite badly with raspberry cane-borer.

CGeo. F. Kno-rton (July 31): 2n.spberry cane-borers are doing d'.:
to some patches in Davis, Boyelder, and Cache Comunties.

BLCK VIEE 7E.7IL (Bracbyins_ srul-tus Fab.)

E. J. kcon-r ...'. st 1): On Ju-jne 27 a raspberry plantation in
Yakima was found to be very seriously irfcsted nith this beetle.
-e owrier had pulled up most of the pants and reported flang
froiMi 50 to 85 larvae and pup-e about the roots of rm.any of thrim.
On the date of e:amrinatio:: the adults were found in large numbers
in the -rcih under the remaining plants.

CLO,,' MITE (?-I <,-.rraeti osa Koch)

Geo. F. Knorwlton (A3-)ut 3): The bromi mite is doing serious
injury to raspberry patches in parts of Cache County and is present
on apple trees and other crops.

-3 C'--F (kIacrodactylus 2ubspinosus Fab.)

New York

7 isconsin

C. C. 7' joner (July 26): Very lit4-.le injury has been reported
except in a few places in Ulster County.

H. F. iils-):. (uigust 5); The rose-chafer was abundant in the sandy
regions of the northwest pa'.-t of the State. This is the first year
in nine that .we have revived more than a few snecimriens. They were
reported as destroyigr- roses, various -garden crops, and corn. Just
to what extent damage was cone on these plants w,7e do not know.

GFAPE Pl'-..T. ( T .,- periscelida.ctylus Fitch)

Ile, York

C. R. Crosby '(June 30):

Specimens received from Penn Yan.

ABBOT'S S?-X (S-ohecodina abbotti Swains)

New Hampshire

P.'R. Lowry (August 8): Has been sent in from several localities
in the southern half of the State on grape.

GRIAPE LEAFHOPPER (Erythroneura comes Say)

ITew York

C. R. Crosby aTd-assistants: In the eastern part of the State
there is a nod'eriat infestation, serious enough in places to re-
quire control measures.


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L. Haseman (July): Danrge is not noticeable this season, esreciall
in the grape-growing districts.

F. L. T::, (AmugLst 9):
new rest to me."


A correspondent from Cisco writes: "A

LEAFHOPPETS (r- nrnr octo.-notat7,7alsh, E._ vitis Harr.,and
E. vulnierata Fitch)

H. Garman (August 23): Cultivated grapes are now suffering from
three leafnoppers. Taking one season with another, these are our
most injorious grape insects, though other pests, like the berry
moth, are doing thsir share of mischief in some vineyards.

GRAPE FLEA-BEETLE (Hltica chalybea Ill.)

New York

A. L. Pierstorff (July 12):
ported from Honeoye Fails.

Only a few isolated infestations re-

GPAPE PHYLL0ERA (Phyllopra vitifoliae Fitch)

C. R.. Cleveland (Aulst 18): Specimens of the leaf-infesting form
of this insect have been received from several northern Indiana

GRAPE ROOTWORMV. (Fidia viticida walsh)

New York

A. L. Pierstorff (July 12):

Slight infestation noted at Honeoye


K. E. Paine (July 12): First beetles now emerging in Chautauqua
County. (July 19): Beetles are now numerous even on fairly
heavy soils. (August 9): E.,_s are found in vineyards unsprayed
7hile the beetles have largely disappeared.


FOJR-LIIED PLAi.7-BUG (Poecilocapsus lineatus Fab.)

H. F. Wilson (August 5): The four-lined leaf-bug was abundant on
currants and gooseberries in some localities. Considerable damaei
was reported.

GOOSEBERY FRUITWORM (Zophodia =rr.ssulariae Pack.)

South Dakota

Geor gia

H. C. Severin (July 30): This is the first time this pest was re.
ported from this State, damage being severe to gooseberries at
Aberdeen and vicinity.


.EST I1JDIAIT PEACH SCALE (Aulacaspis 1,snta.-or Targ.)

Jeff Chaffin (July 12): Reported attacking mulbe ry.


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PECkM TuT C.BS -BJF (Acrobasis hebecella Hulst)


S-i I. _-'7,T
srr ;---- -,'n
Si^-. l -..:,. 1

J. D. iore (Jrne): This pest was reported from Bainbridge, Ash-
burn, and 2it ton during the monih.

J. B. Gill (J-uly 24): The pecan .nt case-bearer has caused serious
damage to the nut crop in pecan orchards from Thconton to Albany,
Ga. It has also occurred in injurious numbers at hom.asville,
Cairo, Metcalfe, Earwawicf, I.ouiltrie, Tifton, Clyattsville, Ga., and
Monticello, Fla. Reports of damage have also been received from
points in Louisiana and Texas.

PCAI L; A CASEL-r.'.'^ (AcrobksisP nubif' ela Riley)

J. D. More (MLay):

Reported from Macon.

J. B. Gill (Ju- --24): The larvae of the pecan leaf case-bearer are
now appeiing i-i lrge riutbers on the foliare of pecan trees through-
out South Georg-ia -and iTorc?' orida. This insect 1*as also been
found to be quite prevalent in the pecan orchords ac_:und Ricont6n,
Ga., where it has only recently established itself as a first-class

FALL 7:-,C'. (Hyhantrj.i. cunea Drury)

J. D. ">ore (July):

Reported from Decatur.

J. B. Gill (J ily 24): The nests of the fall web-ormn ere very con-
spicrous in mcny pecan orchards in South Georgia and the insect 7ill
cause considerable defoliation before the close of the growing seaCso

P..:.. Sx:-Y ::-.: (l-c--vyresia caryana Fitch)

j. 3. Gill (J-iy 24). The -rcc-n shuckTorm has been found infectin 7-
srall green pecan nuts, but the amount of dar-age done by the larvae
at this tin.e is not of much consequence.

LTTE -HI C'-.O.RY APHID (ionellia carvella Fitch)

j. B. Gill (Jrly 24): For the past few weeks the little hickory
aphid has been quite abundant on the foliage of pecan trees at

FECAIT BUD-O.:TH (Proteopter-ri bolliana Sling.)

j. D. .1o0re:

Reported from Chipley.

SOFT BROT17 SCALE (Coccus hec-peridum Linn.)

Reported from Brunswick on mango and begonia.



Geor gia




Georgia J. D. 11oro (Jiuly):

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T2?MITES (Ptictliteries flavi-es Kol.)

F. L. Thomas (Jmune 24): Report from Smithville, Bastrop County,
states: "They are doing considerable dunage to about 300 little
pecan trees. These insects work on the root and bore the hole
of the inside out, leaving only the bark." Another infestation
on pecan seedlings and on cotton at Temple.

ANT UNDERWING MOTH (Catocala aTiDLpina Stkr. form subviridis Harve,

R. A. St. George (June 17): This insect has very materially in-
creased in the region about Vicksburg, where it is reported they
have an attack every four or five years. The insect has now prac-
tically defoliated all the bitter pecan trees in the region.



PAINTED LADY IUTUT:FLY (Vanessa cardui L.)


South Dakota




H. F. 7ilson (August 5): The painted lady butterfly has been very
abundant on 3anada thistles, and many inquiries have come in to the
office coniicerning the possibilities of completely eradicating the
thistles by propagating the insects.

H. C. Severin (July 30): This insect was extremely abundant in
South Dakota this year and fed upon Canadian thistle entirely.

SOT -ERT GREET PLANT-BUG (Nezara viridula L.)

F. S. Cha',-iberlin (August 2): The southern green plant-bug is very
abundant upon okra plants at Quincy this season.

FJDWORM (Heliothis virescens Fab.)

F. S. Chamberlin (August 2): A slight infestation of the tobacco
budworm was observed upon okra plants on this date. This insect
is one of the minor pests of okra in this region.

A .MYRi-POD (Synmphila immaculate Newp.)

George F. Kno-,vlton (July 31):
ing in Davis County this year.

This myriapod is reported as spread.


J. 7. "cColloch (August 20): Several species of blister beetles
have been present in the gardens throughout the western two-thirds
of the State. The principal damage has been to potatoes and to-
miatoes. Only one report of injury to alfalfa has been received.


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Pennsylvan ia

3"reau of Thtomolcgy ,onthly Letter, J-uly, 1924: C. H. Popenoe,
in char.,e of the truick-crop insect -ork at the Silver Spring, 4d.,
laboratory, visited Fo-.-eroy, Fa. and vicinity to investigate an
oubreC k of insects in r u -iroo houses. It was first reported
that -mitcs r-re tIhe cause of the trouble, but upon investigation
!r. Popenoe fond that printails -ere the principal insects con-
cerned. Cocnerative experiments with the m-ushroom growers have
been initiated.


T''. SUTO T-Y miiim11s mi-arJs Uhler)
K- -, -i ______ -4


The note rhich appeared in Vol=me 4, -:Do. 4, page 129, under the
technical nane ,acrorh-s ercrat-us should hive appeared under
the above technical nare.

SO.":i'^?I A21:Y.7OKr (Prodenia eridania Cram.)


F. S. Charberlin (August 21): A srr.all amount of injury is being
done on tomato plants by this insect.

SAY'S ELiSTEP-:i:L (Po-rhc'oea savi Lec.)

Ie-7 Yo:r1:

C. R. Cz-,by and assistants: L. C. T-ler reports that on July 12
considerable injury was done in soots in Tassau County by this

FCPOTATO BEETLE (LcE tinotrs declineata Say)

,Te7 York


'e7, York

C. R. Crosby and assistants: At Honeoye Falls this insect appears
to be ^-er- n-umerous this year, 7hiIc in Ononda^p County it is more
rcvalent than last year. In Grcnsee County it is quite abundant
and most grocers are appl'yin control measures.

H. F. 'Tilson (August 5): The Colorado potato Leetle has been
common but for some reason it has not been as serious at .1"-dison
as in normal years.

POTATO FLEA-F-:J.E (Esitrix cuc uris Harr. )

C. R. Crosby and assistants: In ITassau County this insect appears
to be very numerous in many late potato fields.

C. R. Cleveland (August 19): A brood of these beetles appeared
in great numbers on potatoes at the Hrticultural Station Pai at
LaFayette during the latter half of July. The plants 7ere v
injured, and died rapidly under the combined attack of this insect
and leailhoppers.


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TOBICCO FL3A-B FTLE (Eitrix r>rv =a Fab.)

7. S. Ch-o..ierlin (Anuut 2): The tobacco flea-beetle is doing
severe damiage to tomato plants in this locality.

POTATO APH:D (Macrosi-phum solanifolii Ashm.)

Jew York

C. R. Crosby an. assistants: In Suffolk County these insects
,ero L.creasing in nu-nbers rather rapidly in many fields in this
county, while in Thjrsau County on July 12 they were becoming more
serious, althnu"-h m fny fields as yet have but a slit infestation.
(July 1s): The lice Liave at this date increased in numbers to
such an extent that some growers are taking ar-: c es against them.
(July 26): On this date vere not increasing rapidly.

POTATO TLEA7HOPER (r-c-asca mali LeB. )

New York

C. R. Cos'y and assistants: In Ono.ndag. County on August 9 this
insect .as be.:c-L.r-ng numero-s in several fields.

LEATZQPFT JIS (Jas s idae)


C. R. Cleveland (Auuast 19): Have been rapidly increasing in
abundance on potatoes the past month. Some fields at IiFayebte
have been killed,

TAP---:-:--. PT-.'T-BUC- (LyVos pratensis L.)


C. R. Cleveland (August 19): The tarnished plant-bug has been re-
ported as seriously injuring potatoes at FairT.:ount.

SOT7HERN TOBACCO HOIT0OEP1 (Protoparce sexta Joh.)


New York


F. S. C0-:nirberlin (Au'j-st 16): Fall tomato plants are moderately
infested with the southern tobacco horinworm.

NORT1ET TOBACCO HC:FF.C: (Protoparce Tii t. Haw. )

C. R. Crosby and assistants: In Sutffolk Cournty on August 9 this
insect was unusually abundant in certain plantings.

CORN EAIT'-r_: (Heliothis obcoletr. Fab.)

F. S. Chamberlin (Au-iSt 16): The tomato frvit worm is very abund-
ant here at the present time. A few larvae of H. virescens have
also been fo-und feeding upon tor-atoes.


CBIAGE 7CFJ" (Pontia rarae L.)

1ew York

C. R. Crosby and assistants: In Suffolk County on August 9, the
usual amount of injury is being done, vhile in Ontario County the
insects are gradually increasing in numbers. At Honeoye Falls
they are beginning to get numerous, and injury is already apparent.


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CAZET" MPGGT (Hvem-.ia br'issicae ,ouche)

C. R. Crosby aid assistarnts:
rined one sesd.-bed.

La Suffolk County r_- ots have nearly

CA.EAJ- APHID (revlcryne brassicae L.)

New York


Te-7 York

C. R, Creosby ard ssistrnts: In Ontario Co-.nty considerable in-
festation w's observed on July 2C; by ro.gist 9 the insects were not
very abunrdant. In Suffolk Coun-y they have increased in great n-m-
bers d-aurin the past wceek, Jfuly 26. In Nassau County on Aujist 1
they were very serious on late seed beds of cabbage and other crops,
black: radish, r-atabaas, anrd othor cruciferae being rather heavily

George F. Yoowlton (August 8): Cabbage aphids are very numerous
and are doing throu -ut the State here cabbage is raised.

C.E 1oo00PER (Autowa-rha brassicae Riley)

C. P. Crcsby and assistants: In S-uffolk County some damage was
being done, as us'ual, on -.->:-. 9. At Elba also this insect wes
doing sonme a aae.




L. Easeman (July): This insect is now distributed over the south-
western Lli.,ouri berry district and is causing considerable damage
to newly-set fields. It -pccars tc be more numerous tl-I: last
year. ( 4): 4C per cent of the crop d- -:-."g'l to this date.

SSTAILBR.Y- '&C?-T 7ETv IL (Brachvrhinus ovatus L.)

George T. -noJlton (July 31): 'The strawberryicrorn girdler is
r.Lei'c:)C in somr-e old strawberry beds in Davis and Cache Counties,
akin' it necessary to plow tlem uj.o

ST?...L" ..'-S4.77LY (--',ria acullatus Norton)

E. W. Mendenhall (Aunust 16): 7Th, strawberry sawfly was qaite bad
on rose plants in one of -the greenhousess in Springfield this summer,
but it was controlled by the use. of lead arsenate.

THI'- cRTUS (F.-,'llophaea sn.)

E. 7. Mendenhall (August 18): The damge done by white grubs is
-unusually bad this summer on strawberry plantations.

L. Haseman (July): In one IC-acre patch at Joplin 50 per cent of
the newly set plants were destroyed.

New York

.....:-_--. C=.O -30E2 (r.,lcden.a frapariae Riley)

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,cst Virginia

South Carolina



J. W. McColloch (August 20): Strawberry beds at Ashland and Paola
have been killed out by the grub.


BEiAT LEAF-ROLLER (Eudamus rroteus L.)

F. S. Chamberlin (August 21): A considerable number of bean leaf-
rollers are to be found in bean fields at this time at Quincy.

GREEN CLOVF:TOPcJ (Plathypena scabra Fab.)

C. R. Crosby and assistants: Considerable damage to pods and
blossoms noted in one instance in Suffolk County.

GRASSHOFFER:S (Acridiidae)

F. S. Chamberlin (August 2): Various species of grasshoppers are
damaging bean foliage in the vicinity of Quincy.

GRANUJLATE CLUTFO:! (Feltia annexa Treit. )

F. S. ChL-jaberlin (August 6): Cutworm larvae, r.miinly Feltia annexa,
are doing much dema,-ae to young Kentuclcy yonder beans in this region.

TWELVE-CF:'TT'7 CCULIBER-BEETLE (Diabrotica 12-punctata Oliv.)
F. S. Chamberlin (August 16): The twelve-spotted cucuzber-beetle
is doing considerable damage to bean foliage in fields near Quincy.

I IICLT7 3E=:T I1.ETLE (Epilachna corruota Muls.)

H. L. Weatherby (August 25): The Mexican bean beetle has been
found in :. s- in-gton and Green Counties.

Neale F. Howard (Au -st 15): Reported from nine counties in this

Tc:-tle F. Ho'-rd (August 15): Reported from fourteen localities in
this State.

i. L. Teat.- rby (August 25): The ::-.-ican bean beetle has been
found in ..rF-all, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties.

!Teale F. Howard (Auguat 15): Reported from Greenville County.

John B. Gill (July 24): The 1Mexican bean beetle is still causing
serious damage to beans in this section (Thomasville). It has
been observed that both adults and larvae feed extensively on the
foliage of snap beans, while the feeding on lima or butter beans
seems to be confined largely to the work of the adults.

1eale F. Howard (August 15): Reported from fourteen localities in
this State.

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Kentucky Neale F. Howard (August 15): Reported from Martin, Warren,
Jefferson, c-ia.on, Floyd, and Lincoln Counties.

Indiana Neale F. Howard (August 15): Reported from Jefferson, Floyd, and
Clark Counties.

J. J. Davis (August 18): On July 26 bean patches were examined
in the upland back of New Albany with negative results. Later,
found beetles not uvcoOron on pole trying beans at the farm of
Thos. Eurton, two miles west of :cE- Albany, along the river.
Found no eggs, larvae, or pupae, but plenty of evidence of larva
feeding, and also empty pupal skins, showing that the beetles de-
veloped in this garden. (July 27): Visited farm of R. W. Rankin,
9 miles northeast of "a.ic'ion. Mr. Rankin is the party who sub-
mitted thecspecimens to county agent Thomas, these being the
first specimens from Indiana. The infestation was located 9
miles northeast of I'V.1dlion ard. 15 miles from the river. There
was a heavy infestation in a few feet of row in a bush string bean
patch. .T jority pupae; some larvae and adults. On return trip
to :,'dic.on stopped at a field of pole lima beans one-half mile
northeast of that city. Here is a heavy infestation causing
appreciable injury. Stopped at a patch of pole string beans
about 1 mile south of Watson Junction, northeast of Jefferson-
ville. Found one beetle and some typical eaten foliage, but
not common. Did not have an opportunity to examine elsewhere.

C. R. Cleveland (August 19): The occurrence of the I'exican bean
beetle reported last :m-orth in Jefferson County has since been
verif id by the personal ii.s -sction of Prof. J. J. Davis, who
found the beetle I ornjidant enough in some gardens to cause con-
siderable injury to the leaves and pods of garden beans.

BEMIT LFA2-BS-Ti ((orctora trifurcata Foerst.)

Georgia S. V. Brown (June): Irnfestation said to be severe at Cleveland.


PF.^ APHID (Illinois pisi 1alt. )

."icconsin H. F. 7ilson (August 5): The pea aphid has been extremely numer-
ous and has done a great deal of damaLe.

J. E. Dudley, Jr. (Ag-uLst 6): General rains practically wiped
ornt the aphis over large areas from the middle to the last of
July, and apparently, from reports along the lake MLichigan shore,
it has done about the same thing there.

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STRIPED Dirotica vittata Fab.
STRIPED C~JUC "EB--,-B2?LE (Dihbrotica vittata Fab. )

-A Z cr (A-',,t 0): ..-. a. 'h-c ol7ege the second -cncra-
tioiof t1 0 striI c c'rmter-be,'ti bon to make its ao -earance
in the fields aupyo;:imnaty the 31st of July. IT=ly-emerged
beetles were seen at this time in considerable nwnbers.

1 -in-g I-..sDtts

w YoIndiana



C. .. Croby (J-ly 25):
in the roots.

Many plants killed at Ira by the larvae

C. R. Cleveland (Au,-ust 19): reprts of severe injury to melons
and cucumbers and requests for control information continue to be
received,. In sore instances the larvae have killed the plants.
tilt ana I'osaic are Lad in many fields, especially in srrall gr-

H. W. Allen (July 2?): The adult beetles have been encountered
at several places iii T7inston and Oktibbeha Counties, fc&1in.f, on
the rind of the melon, lar-e oreps of -,'hich have been thus eaten
away and the melons made unmarketable.

L. Hasernan (Jily 28): The beetles of apnarertly the first spring
brood have recently emerged in Treat abrndance. The crop is too
far advfnccd to be seriously injured, but they are feeding on the
blossoms. T-.h more abundant than last month.

South Dakota

H. C. Sevarin (Ju.y 70):
numbers in South La:ota.

This Insect is present in its usual




1,c- York

Indi ana,

M. H. S7eni: (July 10-August 1): Complaints of injury by the
striped cucumber-beetle to cucurbits are coming in about normal

TWELVFSK- TiTD CUC^L'-.FE.'IE (Dirbretica 2-runctat yab. )

C. R. Cleveland (August 19): This insect has been unusually
abundant the r:st month at laayetto, -where it has conspicu;.uzly
injured potatoes, cucumbers, melons, and other garden crops.

J. T. icCoich (August 23): Adr.lts are reported feeding on
leaves and sterns of -ate-lnelons. A 40-acre field has been
seriously injured.

CCTT:i, APHID (Aliis ,cssypii Glov. )

C. B. Crosby and assistants: In Suffolk County these insects
are a;ieuring in some plantings, and one grower reports them as

C. R. Cleveland (Auiust 19): The usual reports of serious injury
by this insect are bein received.

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T1 7.-ns



I1. H. S-en1: (Auaust 1): There continues to be far fewer reports
than usual of injury by the melon aphid.

J. W. :.cColloch (Au-st 16): Considerable injury has been report-
ed dnrir.g the pant month from nearly all sections of the State.
The apnids were late in making their appearance this year and the
di-ria-ge is not as severe as last year.

0. G. Babcock (August 12): 1e.lons not sprayed were almost com-
pletely killed by anhids. TI.e heat increased the d-r::. to nearly
90 per cent. Aphids on melons very bad during the past three


SQUASH BUG (Anasa tristis DeG.)

A. I. Bourne (August 20): In my report of last month I mentioned
information received f:-?m Mr. Tillson, County agent of ':i-1 lesex
County, that the squash bug -7as making its appearance in consider-
able numbers on greerhose cucumbers; the first time in his ex-
perience he had seen this type of injury. Further information
revealed the fact that sqouashes were groi between these Tgreen-
houses last season, which would at least account for the presence
of the bugs in this irnmiediate vicinity. Many of these matured
either in or around the r---- :,-io-uses and later transferred their
attention to the cuc nmbcrs growing in the ranges. Prof. Koon
reports an estimate of 15 per cent loss as a result of this par-
ticular outbreak.

::. H. Sweni: (July 10-August 1): Complaints of injury by the
squash bug to cucurbits are coming in at about the normal rate.

ONICIT hPS (Trios tabaci d.
0NIiIT THRIPS (Thlrio tabaci Lind. )

New York




C. R. Crosby and assisantencs:
recent rains in -iayrne County.

Are much less abundant since the

C. R. Cleveland (August 19): More numerous than usual on onions
at IaFayette. The tops -ere badly "blasted" by the first of

J. E. Dudley, Jr. (August 6): Up to the last of July it appeared
that severe infestation could be expected in August, and farmers
were beginning to make inquiries at the field station. The 4
or 5 inches of rain since August 1, however, have greatly decreased
the abundance of thrips, and it is just a case now whether they
will a;?in increase to injurious numbers. Probably twice as
abundant as in an average year, although not generally distributed.

George F. Knowlton (July 31): Is abundant in Davis County, and
at Logan its work is noticeable in every patch examined.

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SPFI1IA'H LEAX M7TE (pePomva hy-cs.T.a Pen-'r)


A. I. Bourne (Ak-gust 20): Prof. Kcou, of o,.r market garden sta-
tion in Lexinrtur, reports finding the beet leaf miner very abund-
ant in pbxntir in the town of Waban, where the injury is apparel
ly quite serious.

BEET L2AFFHOPPER (Eutettix tenell Baker)


George F. Knowlton (July 31): 7as found in most of the beet field
examined in Cache, Boxelder, Da-is and Teber Counties, and reportE
are coming in of damage from this insect, iccay fields are from
60 to 90 per cent infected itth curly leaf, e!d sore of the farmnei
are giving up their beets as lost. Irjuary is us-osliy severe.
(August 8): Beet leafhopper in most beet sections of the State.
In Boswell and other places tracts of beets are being plowed up.
Many large tracts of beet land are in bad condition and may not
be harvested this fall.,


S'.7E2T-POTATO LEAF-BEETLE jo-phorns virijdicyaneus Crotch)

J. D. More (June 27):

Reported from Atlanta, attacking sweet


C. V. Shirley (July 21): Reported from Fayetteville, and also a!
doing considerable damage to the farm of Andrew Ada:,s at KYnf'ood;
emerged on 26th.

S-EET POTATO WEEVIL (Cylas formicarius L.)

B. L. Boyden (August 19): Summer inspection in the Baker-Charlti
area has been completed and no sweet potato weevils found. Only
one infested property has been located since fall inspection in
1922. This 7as found August 8, 1923.

FALL AFPT7--IFf (Laphygma gLuaipe rda S. & A.)

B- L. Bovden (August 19): Less damage to' sweet potatoes by semi.
tropical and fall armyworms has been noted this season than usual
although the worms are becoming more abundant and may do some
darm e later.

CCFFEE-EAI: W7EEVIL (Araecerus fasciculatus DeG.)

B. L. Boyden (August 19): The coffee-bean weevil is quite abund-
ant in old sweet potato banks, working in dried and decayed potat<
Instances of work in solid potatoes have been noted.




Flor ida




BOLL i"='357..L (Anthonomuns :raidis Boh.)

General B. PR. Coad (August 25): The weevil season of 1924 which is
row dawg to a close has been a most peculiar one. Emergence
over the cottc:n belt as a whole was 7ci'-raily rather -l.'it,
w;-.,th the exception possibly of some extreme southerly points
such as the G-.J.f Coaot of Texas. In most of the territory,
ho:.'ever, the initil emergence ranged, fi-'om 1/5 to 1/10 of that
of 3ast ycar-. For this reason wev;.i:s were quite generally
not abunidant enough to czjuse any 'ivar jury to the bottom
crops of cotton, which -ere made during the activities of
individuals which had emerged from hibtornation. Following this,
of course, the question of sunmere rainfall became the dominant
one. Roughly spe,.-:L-:g, from A7absna weA-tward the season has
generally b?.en very abnormal ly d -. In many sections there was
nn precipitation from :,.:3y urtil. the middle of August, other
than purely local showers. This absence of general rains brought
about a very high degiee of climatic control, which was accentu-
ated by the urris'ally sma'!! plant growth of the season. As a
res'.it, tbro',.' ,at this territory weevil damage has been
abnormally ;:m-ll. Of course, in almost all localities there are
a few fields which for soima r-;icon or other produced a more
or less no.-mal growth of cotton and had sufficient weevils
to do sone damage, but these are the exception rather than the
rule. c ,r e:..-'le, in the viciny of aluah, where in a
no7r'al season alo-oct every fled of cotton is injured somewhat
by the we --'i-l, we have not over a half a dozen fields out of
,more than 500-.hich are rfnder obcr-a'ion which have experienced
any daagnse 7ha:-ever from the -ee'l t1J .s season. In all others
the ccrc-.i3' :o'i of low emergence follo.7ed by a high degree
of cl',maLic co-trl] liis ke!t thes veevi- at such a low ebb that
there has been absolutely no crop lo,.s attributable to boll
Sr *weevil.' T:e recent rains are ap-oarently stimulating multipli-
catJon of the weevils som...ehat, but the majority of crops are so
completely mature that this will have little significance as far
as the present se:-.cons cotton is concerned, the main -uestion
now being the one of weevil abrnaLanse for entering hibernation,
The suu'Gheastern States, p-artirularly Georgia anid South
Carol rra, had a very different season, experiencing more or less
the ordia-ry raifTa-.-, and weevil damage has been very much
heavier, though p-,obably not as heavy as a general rule as has
been the case for the past couple of years.
SDamage by uther insects this season'has been, as usual
sporadic and local. Th .rouaghout the ateas where there has been
a shortage of rainfall, both aphis and red spiders'have been
very exceeding y abundant, as is always the case in dry
years. and here ar.d-there they nave become sufficiently abundant
to actually injure the crop. The fall armywrorm has been

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louisiana and
ArI:V n as

exceedirJ.y injiurious to cotton in many sections this year;
in fact, several districts 'ave done considerable poisoning where
ttliis species has cleaned. up bay crops and then moved on to
cotton. There has also been a rather unuau.l amount of injury
by miscellaneous lepidopt e'ous larvae of quite a number of
species. All of these outbreaks, however, have been purely
The cotton leaf worm appeared early in July along the Gulf
coas-' in Texas, but was held ih check partly by climatic condi-
tions and partly by the fact that approxima.te3y 50 per cent of the
acreage in this territory wvas being poisoned for boll weevil
control, Drirg the past few days numerous reports have been
received of the leaf worm, extending up well into northern
Arkansas. It is now too late for this worm to do serious damage
as a general, rule, other than affecting the grade and staple
of the cotton, though along the northern edge of the belt the
crop is very light andr an invasion of -he worm any time before
ffrost will be a serious matter.

John B. Gill (July 2h): The :exican boll weevil is not so
destructive this year as in 1923 Cotto6n is fruiti g very well
and indications are that satisfactory yields will be obtained
in many fields in this section.

BOnL'JOR (Felithis obsoleta Fab.)

John B. Gill (July 24): The cotton bollworm has been causing
soEru damage to cotton bolls in the vicinity of Thomasville, Ga.
It is reported that this insect is not readily controlled by the
calcium arsenate dust as used for the ball weevil.

T. 0. Urbahrs (July 24): % fpon inspection of cotton fields on the
1alifornia side of the Yuma Vall.y the boll worm was found to be
destroying many bolls. Present indications pointed to considerable
loss before maturity of the crop.

COTTON LEAFWORP (.labama arillacea Huebn.)

J. M, Rohinson (telegram dated .Auogist 11): Cotton leafw7orm adult
taken at Ao.burn on August 6th. Greenish larvae found on the
9th. Adult received fr;m Guntersville on the 9th, Notifying
all county agents today,

Dwight Isley (Au-ust l1): Half-grown larvae of cotton leafworm
collected in Lee County on August l4, and in Lincoln County
on August 15.

W. D. Hunter (telegram dated August 25): Received reliable
reports of cotton leaf-orm from five points in Arkansas and from
:'adizn Parish in Louisiana, The Arkansas infestation is
reported as being heavy,

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Texas ". D. Hunter (.u-ust 14): The leafwor--, first appeoarod in the
United States this season during the first few days of July,
about a mr-onth later than in 1923. Th3 first worris were found
in Calhoun County, on the coast of Texas. A few days later a
f-w infestations v-ore reported from Calhoun County southward
along tnc coast to Brownsville.
iTni-'.. infestatio s have ben exceedingly sli ht. Inspectcrs
who have boon in tho field for several weoks report that nc
fields have 'c:en cc'.pleotely defoliated. 7 r-,- most extreme
dan-age noted anywhere is in the vicinity of rovwnsville, where
an occasional fioid has been partly defc lia-ted in patches.
Generally speakin the insect is just about r.aintaining its
status and is not increasing the intensity of the infestation,
or spreading.
T.., reasons for the failure of tAo insect to spread are
several. In the first place, there are large quantities of ar-
senicals available throughout the invaded re,-ion. This has
mrade it possible for farmers whose cotton ,.as not poisoned t.
obtain arsenicals and check tie infestation at the beginning.
The third and probably ;ost i ,portant factor operating has boon
an extreore and protracted drouth.

COPR'-SILTK FETE (LT trodes varicornis Lec.)

Gcor i Watson Usery (July 7): It Th.-.scn this insect is said to be
doin,- considerable da>.ae to the edee of a field.

TULTT-.' 0, O B :.ETLET (Pantonorus fulleri Horn)

Geor, ia J. D. r.ore: RTport d fr) PaL-.etto on June 17, Cartersville
June 24, and Rcleijl on June 30, attacking cotton.

C .r-Lrf CvRTCUT (Chalcodernrus aencus -oh.)

Georsia J. D. here (June 25): Reported by Ralph S. Collier at Comier
on this date as attackin,- cotton.

A "'EVIL (Lixjs silvius Luc.)

Georgia J. D. Lore (July 21):T.J. Har:il on July 21 reports this insect
attacking cotton arnd breding in ragwood at Cleveland, Ga.
:TFlf- A PI" (I P is d oss i Glov.)

Georgia J. D. "'oro (July 15); J. T yr, ;n Jul- 15, reports this
insect attacking cotton at ;t. Vernon, and also ot Harlem.

COTTON CUTO`: (JcrjLcnia crnithoealli Guen.)

Georiia J. D. M'ore (July 15): Reoported fror: Ak.ericus attacking, cotton
a single larv- taken.





CCTTON RED SPIDER (lTetra nciws telar ius 1".)

J. D, More (,uiy 10): F, A, Sitiquefield reports from Wrightsvil
this insect attacking cotton on this date,

COITCiL'2A (Chiorachroa. )jta Say)

W. D, H}mn;er (Auguast 21): Reported that "Conchuela" had recent
been doing- crir s'.e-raOb!ie to cottLcn in the Pecos Valley
in resteri, Tc-a'3. It had made its way into cotton fields from
alfa lfiz 7he e Lt had been unusually abundant at the time of the
cutting of the hay crop,


SUGAR-CANE BORE (Diatraea saccharalj.s crambidoides Grt.)

T, E* Holloway and W. E Hlalyy The following figures represent
the annual percentage infestation of sugar-cane bcrer in the
several cane growing parishes of Louisiana over a period of
10 years, and are presented here for the use of workers in other
regions. The percentage was obtained by examining 200 stalks
at random per field, and represents the percentage of canes
bored. The number of fields examined in a Parish varied from

1 to 39, the average being 5.5, and the
below is the mean of the field averages


St. James
7. Feliciana
St. Mary
Assumpt ion
W. Baton Rouge
St. John
E, Baton Rouge
St. Landry
Vermil ien

Parish average given
of that Parish.

1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923









GIPSY ::CTr:: (Por.hetria disar L,)

P, BR L-cry (R.gus';;: Mch le:s UoJr^-uo than normally,
.1. e iirU-ng bten no ocd.aDA deioliatiou in the 5Sbate, as far
as I know


Mj, P, Z-r-e (A''st 23'), Webs of the fall wcb-'orm do not
see-n to be very abaundant this year, and are niiot as plentiful
as last year.

PE.IODICAL CICADA (TQbicina seoptendeci L. )

New York

New Jersey



WU T, Davis (A'gust 4): Relative to the 17--year cicada on
Sta-n liaod in T1924-,d I can state thai-t on ,oJ'e 2j I hci d
about 6 sc:'l .' in te woods ... .' h of the ra?.lroad
stat.oen at ("T ....;,;;ieihsc sc. two of tne ,i:les, and
c.irmn)ed up the s:,jll tice- a.-';cer tnem, but they flew aWays,
wr:.g to the jarrinr of" the t..xe. IV')1ris Gerst has given
me the right fore wing of a !.7>y-ar ci.ada found by him at West
Nm'w Br-hror,, also on 2- and Charles P. Benedict reported
that he had h:er: several Finging in Jlne in the trees about
his hcmre at 7iest New Br..ghtoa, Frederick M. Schott also heard
abcut a dozcn Lin:_inf at Bear : York, in June.'
-, 1 York., in June.

W. T, Da-vis ( 4): At Mi.rray Hill, on June 16, Frederick
M, Schctt foliau a dead4 J7 yva,' c-cada, which he has given ito
me, and on Jiani". ?-, h.e -o.aT o faI-; at Califcu, N.J. As in
1907, tne secimens do noc aI:poar to nave been numerous in
this vicinity.

J. D. Mere (August 1S): It is also noteworthy that with these
exception of a single report ade -by Mr. Chaffin, on July 10,
nf the 13-year old cicada soaid to oe found at Savannah no other
information was received concorn.1rig this pest, although letters
nf warning were sent to the various county agents at places
where it might have been expected that it would appear. No
specimens of these cicada were forwarded to the Atlanta office.

WHITE MARKED TUSSOCK-MOTH (Hemer campa leucostigma
S. & A.)
C. R. Cleveland (August 19): Is unusually abundant at
La]ayet te."

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rAJ.j "^-^. CXA Hv-"'!'al' -7 i (_''"'*n ea Drury)

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Li;::OUr I


New York

BAGWORM (Thvyr dopateryx .eemaeformis Haw,)

7 W... Iv (wn u' ba.'7,Cmn is quite bad in
I ~ Y .n .,yo .,:.i sime ap. orc uhards eaten 'up with
this pest. Advise spr.y,- Ii.h lead areonate. (August 16):
The A,-0 ica.i arbor vitabs are bad.y infested with bagworm
in one locality ncrth of Springfield, Chic,

I. Kas.ymar. (Au ast 22): These worms work on the trees until
the bran-.Les are withered and dead and sliveral large trees are
Slepo7)?ed 1, have been killed out right, in the western part
of this Staee.,

J. WT :cCcllech (Ai.gust 20): Bagworm injurylris on the increase
ever the eastern qaer;-,er of the State and manj trees are being
kil.led., injury has b~e-i reported fn cedars, pines, arbor vitae,
plum, apple, cherry, bcxelder, elm and maple.
FAIL C "" rFP-,M "".s~,a i;r
ALL Ci RORM (AJp..h.ia gL-1.-haria Harr.)

Ceo, Mo Ccdding (Awu,-'t 20): The outbreak of the canker worm
which we had this year ii the worst that has ever been knowna
It defoliated whole seccio-s and was not in the least particular
which trees it attacked. Anything that was green seemed to be
eal;en. We sprayed. trpes and shrubs which were never sprayed
before in combating tis pest.

' EL,. SPF.70:'U (TrhLpos sicbs.gnars Huebn.)

New York

C. R,' Crpsby and assistants: W, 2. Mo Forbes reported on July
23 that a very heav--y flight of moths were observed at Ithaca,


A 3-.FLY LEAF MLTE (species undetermined)

New York


E* P, Felt (July 2S): An unknown sawfly leaf miner of gray
birch was ab'ri.ant and widely distrilated. in the Hudson Valley,
sprout birches having their leaves somewhat abundantly disfigured
by the rather large mines. The work of this insect was first
noted in 1923.

C.-ZPHOR T2IPS (CrptothJps fpcrideasisWatson)

John B. Gill (July 24): The camphcr is again manifesting
itself as a serious pest on camiphor trees in this section
(Thomasville). Last year this spe.cic,& caused considerable
damage to camphor trees in this locality.'



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*: .* ** .ft A M ;X AT'0

"* -* CM-,ALPA MT.-U-:. (.er tcgan catalp-ae Boisd., )

H, Carman (A-,ast 23) '2The catala sphinx is f-ivini u',
more trouble t'in usual by s'ripipng the leaves fLrom the
'trees in our .pIrks and.-aboub premises. e have had. numerous
Qomplaints of injury this season.
C. 'Il. Cleveland;(A^ast 19): The-catalpa sphinx continues
to be -the subject ;of ,nany reports.

FOIj,-B'ORIED zHT:::': (Ceratom-a _. r-,-,rt.r Hubn.)

E nMr-'.ih1 (-.{ r n0): The fou-ar-horned sphinx is very
bad., i lci', r.c L.V.ty Oi,'o., A'rvi-e srp-ayin- v.'ith lead
,arsl.2.,.(7. (...-cst 7). ,:en..-y Cc-inriy the fiouir-horned
sphinx is ve-;y -ad oT catc-lba :rees. Spray-Ing -ith lead
., arsenale to check its work, .
; . ..,: .*'*

P F-.' LOP/., SI *CAL (sc-, ia S s.,ri.a- '.odeer)

Z, I.1:>aer hs.i .(11 enist .4) T fund the EZiropean elm
scale on elm trees in. nariseries near Sidney, Shelby County.


South Dakota

South Dakota


0. R. Clevc.lond "The Eiur-opean elm scale has been
reported f'roi, Ldicuapo_..s, where severe injury was observed.

LI" COcKS-'0.3 CAJL (C-i'C.,cpha. na -la Fitch)

,:H. CG Severin .(.Tly >: J irnally abundant en elm and appear-
'ing general thoughc.a the .a".

S WOOLLY 7L:.,i APHID '(, ,, mere'icani Riley)

H, C, Severin (July 30): Exceptionally abundant this year,
and appearing general through-ut this State.

So 3LM"LEAF-3 -EE LE (Gal erucel la xanth'-meaera Schr, )

Geo. M. Codding (Aiaugst 26)j ,In sections throughout Fairfield
SCounty, Coni, the elm leaf beetle is defoliating many of the
elms. This pest is worse than it has been for several years,

W.E. Britton (August 23): Ahburdanrt at Greenwich, Wilton,
and New Haven, and.-causing damage locally in the southwestern
portion of the State., Damage reported also from Guilford
and4 Farmington',,.. Work of beetle showed up much later than usual
anid mary trees including some sprayed ones have brown leaves
-which are dropping, '

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'e'" York




E. P. Felt (July 29): Elm leaf-beetles are generally present
in small nLambers in the Luri n Valley, though occasional
group-s of *ti-2., Ejz'ti'la'lj ';lish elms, are seriously
injured. This latter may be associated with unusually
favorable food, such as European elms or exceptional near-by
winter shelter, such as sheds and belfries.

C. R. Crosby and assistants: In Dutchess County on August
2 these insects were very destructive and practically all
varieties of elms were skeletonized this year.

Geo. M1 Codding (August 20): In sections throughout Westchester
County, the elm leaf beetle is defoliating many of the elms,
This pest is worse than it has been for several years.

R, H. Pettit (July 23): This insect tas found at Monroe,
Mich., on this date. C. L., Burton, county bgricultur4l agent,'
has just brought in specimens and reports the partial
defoliation of a goodly number of elms in the city of Monroe.

T. D, Urbahns (August 3): Upon investigating an attack of
the elm leaf beetles on street trees in Fresno this species
was for the first time recorded from this State. Trees were
being defoliated on several blocks, and in about eighty
blocks were signs of infestation. The elm Is an important
shade tree throughout the State and every effort will probably
be made to keep the pest down. Three generations are expected"-
in the long summer season.


LOCUST LEAF-IMLITR (halepus dorsalis Thunb.)

H. garman (August 23): Probably our most noticeable insect
injury at the present time is that due to the locust leaf
miner. The black locust is a common tree in Kentucky, and
everywhere in the eastern part of the State it is recognizable
at a distance by its brown appearance, caused by the attacks
of these insects.


G0TYY VEINr BALL (asyneura commnunis Felt.


H. Barman (August 23): Supar maples are suffering from
injury by a small gnat whose galls, consisting of elongated
selling on the veins of the leaves, are due to the species
described by Felt as Dasyneura communis.

COTTONY MAPLE SCALE (Pulvinaria vitis L.)


C. R. Cleveland (August 19): The cottony maple scale is
killing 9oft mraples at Frankfort. It has also bteracted
unusual attention at Fowler.

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RTD SFID2' (Tetranychus sp.)


H. Garman (August 23): Sugar maples are suffering from the
attacks of red spider, a pest that attacks lon-growing plants
like phlox.


OAK LEC.%J.'IJ]. (Lecani-um ouercifex Fitch)


New York



Rhode Island

J. D. More: Reported from Montezuma on July 3, and from Farming-
ton on June 26, attacking oak.

APPLE-TREE i-"fRiB (H7-r7,nrIllus villosus Fab.)

C. R. Crosby and assistants: Reported by K. B. Davis on Auguist 2
from Suffolk County, with statement that a rather heavy infesta-
tion was found.

COTTONY PUS SCALE (Fsudo2hiippia quntantcii Ckll.)

John D. More (July 11): S. B. Adair reported that this insect
was attacking pine at Mt. B.rry on this date.

-.7L MOTH (species undetenrmined)
A. E. Boadle, Xcting Chief, Lumber Division, Bureau of Foreign
and Domestic Co-'--.erce, DepartrE.nt of Commerce. (American Trade
Commissioner Douglas P. Miller, Berlin, July 24, 1924): The
present summer has been the occasion of extensive ravages through-
out the forests of eastern G-rrmcnv by a small ni4it-flying moth-
called the "owl moth" in Germany. This insect extracts the sap
from pine needles and in a short time caused the death of the
entire tree. It is estimated that during the present year 8
to 10 million solid cubic meters of lumber, particularly pine
and fir, will have to be cut and placed on the market.
Large forest areas in Brandenburg, Pomerania, West Prussia and
Silesia are being devastated by these insects and the entire for-
ests are turning *bro'?n ,:., shrivelled. It seems that the only
method of combating the pest:is the cutting down of trees in the
infested areas. -Further information concerning the effects of
this forest pest ,will be forwarded as it comes to hand.


SPRUCE GALL APHID (Chermes abietis L.)

A. E. Stene (August 22): Spruce chermes have been reported as
doing considerable damage in a few plantations in the northern
part of the State.

New York


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C. R, Crosby (,TJuy 17): At 7West galls this insect was
attac.:rin; spruce; t5.i-s bearing galls were received.
PIIT1-LE;lF SCALE (Chion],sis ninifoliae Fitch)

GcFge Fh Knu.vlton (August 9): Tlihe pine leaf scale is
pr,cntl throughout the State, and edoing considerable damage
to ornarmntal Colorado blue spruce trees at Fountain.

P.D SID-T. (Tetranychus spp.)




ITorth Carolina

Nebr aska


, Wo LKendenalla (A1u9t IS): The red spiders are quite
bad this in southern and western Ohio on evergreen
i' rvrs-eries and private plantings. Dr7 sulphur seems
effect ive.

I,.., Eaemar: Considerable dzrn-me to ornamental trees has been
reo.'cet ~ivch in mnserios and in parks in Kansas City.
LXore than usual in abundance as compared with an average year.


YELULr..-':LC.: C. r.TP'_ILLAR (Patana ministra Drury)

E. v. Mendenhall (.agust 1I): The larvae of the yellow-
necked caterpillar are found quite generally in the State
this year, and the damage done is somewhat extensive.


RB A. St. George (June 1): Nearly all aller bushes in
fields and woodsides surrounding local .ty heavily attacked
by larvae; many pupating. Many bushes entirely defoliated
or partly so, at Biltmore.

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HLC=RaY B17-.-CALL (Pachypsylla celtidis-:f-ei Riley)

M. Ho Swenk (July 10-August 1): A rather unusual number of
complaints have been received this suTmmer from ir -.e of our
western counties of heavy infestations of hack'li .I ry leaves
with the hackberry nipple gall, produced by ZPach:.ILla
-l1 t i f *.- i err^,0.

GLOOLi7 SCALE (Chrysom-halus tenebrioosus Corast.)

John D. ::ore: Reported from Savannah by V. C, Durham on
July 17 as attacking hackberry.

A 3ZZT'E (Macrodactvylus an~ustabus Beauv.)

John D. Mcre: Reported from Atlanta on this date as
attacking chestnut, causing severe damage to foliage.


WALNUT SC.iLE (Aspidiotus .juilans-regiae Comst.)

Jeff Chaff in (July 11): Reported from Savannah as attacking
gum on this date.


LjJTAITA SCAIT2 (A-'dio't-is ataniae Sign.)

Jo6!n D, More; Reported from Savannah by V. C. Durham on
:'Juaty !-( as attacking sugar berry on this date. Severe
infes nation,

BJuCCCL2 SCALE ( 'i>:rl :1 e+ cjrrpedrifcrmis CTst.) D. "r*,rc (July 17): V. Co Durham reports this insect
attac'din iron-rood at Savannah on this date.





'I.JI Hampshire




New Hampshire


T.rth Dokota




COLUMvIBI -E 30P, F '.Papi-oiem. _n p'rrifaFcsa G. & R.)

P. R. Lowry (July 10): Killed practically all columbines in a
garden at 7'ilpole.


TWELVE-SPOTTED CUCT' :7T- BEETLE (Diabrotica 12-l-nctata Fab.)

J. D. More (June 16): Reported from Concord as attacking dahlias
etc. on this date.

S7UILCEF T7EEVIL (Rhodobaenus tredecim-ounctatus Ill. )

J. 17. McColloch (August 20): Grubs thought to be this species
are abundant in the sterns of dahlias in a nursery at Holton.

STALK BC'RZP (Pajpaipema nebris nitela Guen.)

E. 7. :eid nhr-ll (August 18): Sweet corn, peonies, and golden
glow infested ouite extensively about Columbus. I find the
stalkl-borer quite prevalent in many sections of the State this

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ASH-7PAY BLISTER BEETLE (:.crobsi2 unicolor Kby.)

P. R. Lowry (July 10): Reported attacking potatoes and delphin-
iums at WTast Alton and Thiteficld.

KTT7ZTJ ....

CF7.TYE'Y SCALE (Aspij.qios cq.noeliae Sign. )

John D. More (July 17): E2portcd by V. C. Durham on this date
attcking kudzu vine.


A EBT .T .-LEEL, (Pophopoea sp. )

C. 7T. Ainjlie (Augast 20): This species appeared numerous and
destructive to lilac bushes, feeding on the leaves stripping the
bushes at Dickinson.

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OYSTER SHELL SCALE (Lepidosaphes ulmi L.)

i '; -- (-act 19): Freauen: reports of severe injury
lo lilacs in LaFayette are being received. It has also been
reported on maple and walnut.


TULIP SCAlE (To-neyella liriodcndri Gmel.)

Jeff Chaff in (July II): Reported from Savannah to be attacking
magnol ia.

IVY SCALE (Aspidiotus hederae Vallot)

John D. More (June 26): Reported by V. C. Durham to be attacking

FLORIDA RED SCALE (chrysomphalus aonidum L.)

John D. More (June 26): Reported by V. C. Durham to be attacking

RED SPIDER (Tetranychus sp.)

C. R. Cleveland (August 19): Red spider continues to be unusually
abundant on the leaves of phlox, other ornamental plants and
shade trees.

WHITE GRUBS (Phy1lorhaa sp.)

E. W. Mendenh&ll (August 19): Large per cent of privet stock
in the nurseries in the southwestern part of Ohio have been
killed by white grubs this summer.

W7EST IDIAN PEACH SCALE (Aulacaspit rpentagona Targ.)

John D. More (July 11): Reported from Savannah to be attacking
Ci{LR=Y SCALE (Aspidiotus forbesi Johnson)

John D. More (July 17): V. C. Durham reported this insect to be
attacking Amoor River privet.


SPIREAE LEA'-TTZ (Argyoploce hemidesma Zell.)

E. W. Mendenhall (August 16): This insect did considerable

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d.-..'3ge to the spirnae stock in rjnu-'-eries near Urbana, Ohio.
iG can be controlled succecz-'aly by spraying with lead
arsenate, i -a te


*_* .A N I M A L S

U{HIGGIS (Tr io bicui a t-tla!'.1huatl Murray)/ '

Texas D,,,D._C Parman (Jul ;) 26) : The red bvg, or chigger, has been
quite noticeabi.e An the canyon country during the month. It
has, caused considerable loss in young t.u ..ys and chickens,
and has been quaite' -oing 'to man. The damage has been .less.
in the lower country.

$STRA-ITCH :71TE (Ped.icrlo.... vntrjcosi :cp,)

Maryland Perez Sirmons (Aujust 25): The U. S, E-tiTimological Laboratory
at Woodside became so 'eiioyxly infested by these mites that
several of the men wer e La.iLy affected.e


.. A.HORS7E-LY (T'abani-s riescens Bellardi)

Texas D. C. rC mn (July 25): The canyon horse fly has diminished
during the month until it is rarely observed at present. There
is very little oviposition, on' the stones in the rivers at UJvalde.
(Augast 21): The canyon horse fly has rarely been observed
during the month .either .in. the canyons or to the South; never
more than a single specimen observed on.stock. Egg masses
are very few;' the egg parasite is.always present., an- a good
percentage of the eggs are parasitized.

Q0: O,':ON CATTLE-GRUB ( pode:_ma lineatum DeVill.)

Texas 0 O. G, Babcock (August 10): Appearing cary early, fairly well
developed on August 6 ,: a, *and 9, The size of the warble
indicates that they were present by the beginning of August,

HORIT FLY (Haematobia irritans L.)

Indiana C. R. Clevel-in2 (XA1,ust 19): Horn flies- on coW.; have not been
as numerous as in some seasons past.

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Texas D, C- Parman (July 25): The horn fly has practically disappeared
from cattle during the month. It is rare to see more than
10 to 15 on any animal, and in the vicinity of Uvalde most
animals have none.

0. G. Babcock (August 6): At Sonora, San Angelo, Onona,
Sheffield, and Rexas Experiment Station this pest is reported
.attacking cattle and sheep; from 50 to 200 flies per animal
on cattle; few on sheep, especially short wooled.

D. C. Parman (August 21): The horn fly is very rarely observed
at" Uvalde except in the heads of the canyons or in heavy
timbered country along the rivers; never more than 100 on any

STABLE FLY QStomoxys calcitran. L.))

Indiana C. R. Cleveland (August 19): On some farms the stable fly
is proving troublesome to both horses and cattle. Experimental
tests of various repellent sprays, conducted in nine northern
Indiana herds, are producing some very interesting data on the
value of such materials in protecting dairy cows from fly

Texas D. C. Parman (August 2): The dry hot weather at Uvalde has
practically exterminated the stableffly at this place, but an
occasional adult is observed in the canyons and in the farming
territory to the east. In a few p&ses where considerable
oat -straw has accumulated in protected places to which stock
have access the flies are quite noticeable.

SCE.TCIORM (Cihrysomva rna.ellaria Fab.)

Texas D. C. Parman (July 25): Adults of the screwworm fly have
diminished abouc 40 per cent in the trappings during the month
and are about normal for the season or a little above. Cases
of worms run about 5 per 1,000 in goats and sheep and 2 to
3 per 1,000 in cattle and horses. (August 21): The screwworm
fly had diminished at Uvalde until it is very rarely found
(less than 1 per 1,000). There has been no rain since June 30,
and we are experiencing one of the longest periods of maximum
tem.nBa-;ures since the station was established.

0, G. Babcock (August 4): At Sonora there has been no rain
since early June and the soil and air are very dry; flies
are therefore few in numbers.


POULTRY PYATHER MITE (Liponyssus silviarum C. & F.)

C. R, Cleveland (August 19): The feather mite has been reported


from an additional locality, Cedar Lake. Control measures
Were explained, and an earnest effcrt has bem made to clean
u Hpo there iilfestttion, whiich now seems to be 7ell under control.
'LARGE -HEN LOUSE 1enopon biseriattm Pf. )
Texas-- D, C, Pa-_ar (July 25): The bcdy lice i most flocks have
S., decre&aseC. r1adl 4durLn the last month. At Uvalde this
S is pr&bab'ly...accoun:teea for by the fact that the weather has
been very y-y and hot and the hens have a better chance to
dust. ('tnu .,2l1 "'The body lice of henwhave noticeably
.. decreased at Uvald'e, and it is; d.iffitui tto obtain material
",.. for- e experimental -'o~rk.

S,.,AL BODY O jY LOUIS (,.Ieruoon palidum Nitzsch)

Texas De C, Parman (July 25): The shaft louse appears to ht'ld its than.. the. body louse and is generally quite
S.....abundant at Uvalde -i-n most flocks,and heavy infestations are
.. fondon:some individuals. (August 2).): The shaft lause is
present- in normal ninber:s and is generally found in most flocks
and'onnearly all!cf the older fowls atiUvalde.

STICK.TIG.hT .-FI'7. (Echi-dhonha.a ,allinacea West. )

Texas ......,.C,DC Parman (July 25): The hen flea is again making its
.. ... ap)feice :it npticeabl e numbers in a few flocks at Uvalde.
.In one instancae.a:. 'bsic (4 or. 5) has occurred in a flock
; : of about S00,'herjs an, about 4 per cent of the flock is heavily
: infested;, others have s6ole fleas attached. (August 21):
The hen flei haa increased at'Uvalde during the month, and
in sb1e -flocks the. infestation has become very heavy, Losses
by death have been as high as 2 per cent or more, amd several
... flocks..are in very bad condition.

'P-;JL TICK-(.-;a rsimTia' RS Koch)

TeXas Do C, Pa'maa (ADg ,s..21$ s The fo7l. tick has at least held its
*., .oWn at Uvlee- ap d s.j..'obaoby more than normal in numbers. It
is geuraly .pre.sen. except ',ere strict remedial measures are
used. 1It has pro.,jWLj cCntri-b.,tted to the loss by death in
.some f cks, - '

CHICKrEAY LOi1SS (tie-rus hetereraphus Nitzsch)

Texas D' C'. P:-ran (^guc 21): The head louse is present in normal
numbers and has causOd more losses in the summer-hatched
chickens at Uvalde. -

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CailCKT, :..:, (Drr2n^ S ,l 117&e BI di)

C. p, Cleveland, ( 1.z.ut 19). Fooltry mites have been the
subject of several reports,

D. C, Pa-mGn (_,") st l); Tht2 only i rfstatio of the chicken
mite fom..i. cthi'f1-._ th --?ar aF T -,ide v'as obs',2 -a en J'cly cc
AppoteT "'.. *i", .'J -?.cc:'< cn ha1 oeen er.ey heavy, cat: x:he louse
had been sca -J._.i oi-b ith boili.',g -aer. and. c-rosn- has been
used in ore places. Only a moderate na-rber of 2tes cre
fo ,1r. T

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M. R. E:'.th (A,-y 29) mn festat Jon of L,5e ants -ras
recent. y ft.rd at nvis. ss, v r te > r ad
Be F. Cll "insf-, TIe inf -ta-'o-q was found to cover approx:mately
7 bloc:s- !,. has been .rou..t to the -riterlo attcr-ticn by cro
close obseirvcrs living ati ..Ti asd Colubia th-t t,'e aL',nance
or scarcity of the En]s sparrov; is a v"'' acOlarate indez
to the abindance or sca-city jf the rente ant Acco'r:+ i't
to the obcerve's c, vhen the ants are a dar t...a.ack the
you-g soarr--.s firct es they hre ,atchr:rlc or else -,et on the
sparrc-s and cause them to fall from v h- net; the
sparrow th-uis furnishes an -nder to .h' -.r-.ert ne ant situation.
(A.ugu t ?.5)' en, .7i7., a r3u*.eertl fo`and by the writer
to be i.nes',ced 'S '- ... :..o wi:: ants. The nf1c.s:tion covers
practlcally the e-iirt.'e c,".'; 2ra ..... e1s tu t e at least 12 or 15
years old.. (: e ...r...c' hts recent. 3.eacrned of the
presence of the lirea'j:.ine -r-. a; 'j_.,o.i, 1s males an additional
infei t .ati.-n ,;ar.e or:- ...... Fsip e of the prolonged
droet-. re a. !vr n th cn and sovhern part of the
Stat, t.e ,.'- i, an is -j ing rmoch less trouble to the
hou;a:eep. ''s then lIt yeair.

11-"z I2 (,SolenDoois meina'ta Fab.)

;1. R. Z.-'th (.,-.gust 16): A lady living at Bentonia told the
writer that the fire ant has d_.m.-,cod a. .reat r, '" of her clothes
by eating sinall holes in them. She stated that the ants seem
to attack the spots where grease or foods had been s-rillei.
Her description of the ant and its work is such that one can
hardly doubt the veracity of the reports,

LqRGB HIAE-, ,lT (C.ts hercul. ,'x: pennsylvanicus
iL R,, Smith (Aligast 16): The large black carpenter ant is present
in a largo n-,xber of the maple trees along the sidewalk here, The
ants are throwing out large untidy masses of woolly iebiris and
trass and seem to be honeycombing the more decayed portions of the



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LITTLE BL.CK: ,':T (". ornmcrirm minonim Bm .$

Mississippi M. R, Smith (A-ust 1.6): The tiny black an"t is a very cor-,-on
pest in a number of the houses and stores at Bentonia.

PU','IDR POST BZ:.TL: (Lyctus spp.)

Indiana C. RE Cleveland (August .9): Injury to flooring by these
beetles was reported ftmn one point early in AuLast.

FLEAS (Si-hona-per a)

Indiana C, R, Clevelar.d (.':.vst 3.9)" Fleas have proven extremely
troublesome. in the p-?t m)nth at various points,
1(VriEL 4.U- 11.^.s -a pohits.L.

Kansas W. McColoch (AI-ust J.8): This insect was very aul .--nt in
Kansas la..t years Th7e first report this year is from 2ucklin,
where specimens were taken on garden beans.

JUoT'.-I EARWIG (orficu]a p.niricular ia L,)

Rhode A. E4 Stene (Aaigust 22): The Eiropean earwig, of which fTe'ort
Island has one of the three known co.r.,nies in the United States, has
been quite abujiidant in th.tb section during the past season and
indications are that it is spreading, although very slowly.

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:TCT3 _nL T:-E FEPAL EOD ICULT,?AL .AR, S -. ..__ 1, 1924.
TH- .... L ....I .K.O .. .

4. Co-' .2?mc *' 'crct 0 rlo&r -as taken from soil aaounid
avocados irom .,e;:cc at i-redCo, T be.s, by Mr.A.A. Stalmach,
April 9, 1204. This v;eeil was collected by Dr. 7. M. arnn
at Huascata, Jalisco, L."eico, in Accordfing to him
thick ic a ve-y serious Tpst, so serious that the avocado
tr4- s 7D'n-- o Dr. ^P^. took th- ty-es of thli-s i4 -Lec had
been chor-nel dovn v!re-n he visited the place a -ew month later.

5. Orarges W7ith brown spots from Argeitina 'ere taken from ship's
stores at IT-7 York City, July 25, 1S4, by 1r. Tvan Sl-iller.
rn receipt in 7.- i ..-tor, t- ex .ined lcy Ir. J. A.
t ;,e-:oi, aJho1o- ost, p-o re crt- trat tfi oranges e
inf ec'.e.d vith Ar nina scab, afa.orently a type of scab not
present in th' nit "1 Sttes.

6. In Tebruai-y cf ti: y. arr, I:. John T. Eo,7r-s, Inspector in
chare at -Chr _str -.t Cwrclia, forv:ard2d to ,Tahingtoon
se7rdi srall : n Crces, to. from near %oper F-River,
ChWrlston, Scith Carolina. Othe-_r s:ecimens of these frogs
were sent in by ?,r. Roars rdr date of June 21 1924. They
Oere referred to t-ve Smithso..ian Tistit-tion of the
lusen anmd we are advsed that th,- represent adlIts nd yor-
cf the very rare species, Hyla an.r-'onii, and ta+t t.e a-ational
:-se has had, previ .. to these 0cin, ony two spcinenf,
of this animal althoiAT unavailing scorch had been made for it
on many occasions. Mr. Eosers was congratulated upon thlis
ir:-ortant interception.

7. A ncth, just identified as Earias fabia, Stoll, was tahen fxom
cot '-: bolls from India at the Inspection H-c'e;, ":.- i on,
D. C., .'vy 1- 192, by ir. H. L. Sanford. insect has
-I 1_-i s in ec nt h
become a cotton in India. If it rcre established in the
United Statos, it might prove as serious a pest as the pini

S. larva of the Test "i'-din .r-ane roct borer, Liprr-oes
ahreyiatus, h'ich, does not occ-r in this ccunry, 7Es intCr-
cepted. at San r co To;cveInmber 24, I5, b:y 'esrs. C>cttcr-
ley and fieldss in roots of 0O(Tntjif so. The beetle emerged
July 17, 1924. T1hile this insect could only exist in tropical
United States, it should be carefully !uarded6; agnst as it is
capable of causing serious injury to fruits, vc-gtables and
other plants.

9. A. 2.r-7ig, (Anisolabis rnnulipes) was taken on Inhames from
the Azores at Providence, F. I. July 8, 1924, by Mr. H. I.
Srith. h is insect is a serious nest in the Azores. It
has not ',-vt been introduced into the United .States.


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