T HE I NSE CT P EST SURVEY BULLETIN
A periodical review of entomologrical conditions throughout the United States
issued on the first of each month from Mar~ch to December, inclusive.
Volume 8 May 1, 1928 Number 3
BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AN D
TH E STATE ENTO MO0LOG ICAL
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Volume 8 May 1,1928 No, 3
OUTSTANDING ENTOMO4LOGICAL FEATURES IN THE U-TITED STATES FO APRIL,1928
As a whole, the entomological season is late, undoubtedly because of the delayed spring.
The Asiatic beetle (Anomala orientalis 'hterh,) is becoming increasingly troublesome in Connecticut and southern Long Island, Thirtyeghit thousand pounds of carbon disulphide has been used in treating lawns for the control of this pest. Lar3rae resumed feeding on -rass roots on April 17, about two weeks earlier than last year.
Cutr'orm injury, as a whole, is not so serious as at this time lost year. This may be due to the late season, ho-ever. Reports of damage to field crops have been reported from Kansas and Nebraska, rend to truck from North Carolina and Mississipoi.
The European red mite is again being reported in serious numbers
in the northeastern States, west-ard to Ohio. The infestations in Ne York State, however, are somewhat lighter than usual.
Aphids in general are less abundant than last year. The apple aphid and the apple-grain aphid were appearing early in April in Ne-v En land and New York State. The rosy apple aphids, ho-ever, did not a-peor until about
the middle of the month in this region, ani then in very small numbers.
The oriental fruit moth appeared for the first time on April 25, in the Fort Valley region of Georgia. This late start will unloubtedly reduce the number of generations for this year.
The spotted cucumber beetle is reported as destructive over a
very wide territory. Heavy infestations have been reported in corn from Texas, and the adult beetles have been feeding on foliage and blossoms of peach in Georgia. Damage to truck crops was reported from Alabama acA the western species (Diabrotica soror) was very seriously dimagine youne clover in the Willamette Valley of Ore,-on.
The first plum curculio e:5gs were observed in the Fort Valley
section of Georgia April 6, this year. L-st se-son they ",ere found on iorch 25. This would indicate that only a sinTle generation of the curculio will appear in this region during the coming soe-son. Thougi consid -r ble jarring has been done in southern Illinois no naults -ere nbi7, ved uo to April 18.
Although its numbers were reduced materially by the January freeze, the spiraea aphid was appearing in unusually heavy infestations by the end of April in Florida. Unusually heavy infestations in the citrus groves in southern California 7mealso reported this year,
The Harlequin bug is appearing in large numbers over the Gulf region and in the South Atlantic States,
The M'exican bean beetle appeared in Alabama 13 days later than last
year, and present indications are that winter survival will be very low in that State.
The horseradish flea beetle has been reported for the first time
from the State of Missouri and is doing serious damage in commercial plantings in St, Louis County.
An unusual report of damage by the periocidal.cicada was received
from the northern part of New' Jersey, where the ?upae had practically ruined a lawn in making their emergence holes,
During the latter part of the month a very serious outbreak of
Buffalo gnats developed in Tallahatchee County, Miss. Approximately 100 head of horses and mules died as a result of this outbreak.
OUTSTANDING :ETTOHOLOGICAL FzArTJES I-T CANADA FO:R THE MONTH OF APRIL,1928
It is anticipated that grasshoppers ill be below normal in British Columbia during 1928. Last year grasshopper outbreaks declined rapidly in many sections and heavy cold spring rains follo-7ed by a wet summer markedly reduced grasshopper abundance. In Seskatche an, reports received late in 1927 indicate thrt grasshoppers -hich have been scarce in that province since 1924 are decidedly on the increase,
The estimated damage during 1927 in Saskatchewan by the wheatstem sawfly, has been placed at $4,565,000; by wireworms at $4,145,000, and by cut-orms at $695,000. The total damage by these three pests is thus a little less than one half of that of 1926.
During the past two s: sons, the potato stem-borer, Hydroecia
micacia Esp. has been found or reported in every county in New Brunswick with the exception of Madalaska and Northumberland. It also appears to have a general distribution in Nova Scotia.
The eye-spotted budmoth $Vpilonota ocellana D; &, S., has increased in numbers during thu past three years in the St. John river valley and North Shore sections of New Brunswick.
The budmoth species, P-rdunis limitata Rob., and Cacoecia
pcrsicna Fitch, have been found in orchards at many points in Kings County, :. S. These snacies probably occur throughout the Nova Scotia fruit belt.
As a result of scouting for the current bud mite, Erioa hyes
ribis Val., and the destruction of infested Plants in the_- G'ordon EIPt:d, Dunc an and Wesltholme districts, B. C., during 1926 and 1927, it is bclievcd that these areas are Ino frole f rom dhf es7ta ti on by this pest.
The Zuxo p an r eq mi te Inas b een i nc re,-sin gfor-soveral yea-rs in orchard sections of 'Nova Scotia and-is no- one of the major pe1sts of &pple.,
Tecodl ing moth i's no t suff iciently, nurrerouis in British Columbia at the present time to aff ect' any lar -e percent- of the Y~~1-oa'in--7
As a result of cor'ol me.-sures carried obut since 1920, there are now no bark beetle out brc? ks'occurring in. the y 11.o-~ pine of British
*An infestation o f tip-moth, Per'one.- wgi n e. fa fo und.
affecting several squ re miles of hemlock, between' Britanni-, crec,- arid Furry
creB0. in the VL.tt er pa rt of 19,27,
During the past winter couting for wint er nests of the bro ~-t-ail MO th -in Nova Scotia failed to .reve_ l any si -ms o, ps.As result of this'work,. there h-As -been a gradu!ai reductioA 'in bro- n-ta)il moth infesta"tifn in the MAritimfe'Provinces'from year to'ye!')r, and it is hopreu thn-t t1be in station has now bd'cn definitely limin-ktcd.
GENE P L F EEDRS o
ASIATIC BEETLE ntom;1a qriqntalis Waterh.)
GENERAL STATEMENT Official Record Vol. 7, No, 16 (April 18): The Asiatic beetle has been doing nn increasing amount of damage in Connecticut and southern Long Island. The State of Connecticut and this department are engaged in a cooperative control, project ,7hich is aimed especially qt reducing infestations inihe vicinity of New Haven, Conn., where the insect was discovered several years ago. The larvae of the beetle feed on the roots of grasses and other plants and cause complete destruction of sod on lawns, and also injure certain perennial plants, iris,
peony, and phlox among them. The Asiatic beetle is related to the Japanese beetle and its life history is some,1hat similar, In the control project the treatment resorted to involved the application of carbon-disulphide emulsion to the soil, as is done in the control of Japanese beetle larvae in lawns. In all, 366 properties covering about 43 acres were treated. Thirty-eight thousand pounds of concentrated carbon-disulphude emulsion and more than 800,000 gallons of water were used. The treatment of the soil has been very effective in reducing the number of grubs throughout the area. Several of the parasites imported from the Orient which are effective on the Japanese beetle are also effective on the ABs&tic beetle, and a number of species have been released in the heavily infested areas on Long Island.
Connecticut R. B, Friend (April 24): Larvae came to surface of soil
and resumed feeding a week ago, about two weeks earlier than last y at New Haven. Abundance as compared with average ye'r appears to be about the same.
WHITE GRUBS (Phyllopham spp.)
Missouri L& Haseman (April 27): The common species of June beetles
had been abundant just under the soil since the 15th of the month but owing to the cool temperature they have not begun to emerge or come to the lights at night. Their larvae appear less abundant in diggings than was the case a year ago,
CEREAL AND F 0RAGX". CROP INSECTS
ARMY CUTWOI04 (Chorizagrotis auxilinris Grote)
Kansas J. 7. McDolloch (April 5): Cutworm injury to wheat is
reported from Jennings, 'ellington, Thitewater, and
f4 -I- _d
Rays. A1fnlf,-,t h:,s, been -t.; J r- n+ Con-- y
Sprrin-s. In ev;--1ry case -ht:;r, s-) ,cii7r--ns hj v---, b- erl -clit th,--y h-ve
proved to be th ,, army cut-orm. (April 14): The army cut-orm s,: cns
to be general over the -,7r o gh
st,-rn h- lf of Zans s, -ilth u the d:7m?- -e has 'not becn so grc-- .t Ps in former y .-,rs.
Roper 0. Smith (A- pril 25): 1 find thcse cu+,--,-o-,-ms pl 3ntif'al in
some fields, They 7c.e report-d from Fyd 71, K.,nsas (R--pu'Olic
County), I anticipate very 1ittl3 d-im,-4e thou h -,---ther conduit ions
are f,- vor, ble,
Nebraska 1-1, H, Swenk (January i to Anril 15): The army cut7,orm, 'hich 77f: Is
very injurious in the vinter 77he.-tt ,ini fi-lds of -,-stern
-and central Nebrask-a from 1T rch 16 to Apttll 4this ,ibuniqncbeing folloTed by a ,7ory heavy fflijht of moths from 18 to
J11ne 24, decreased in abl.i-ndnnce in ficl .s in thn s,?:7, the
next season (1926) and from Minrch 17 to 1,,',')y 18, but ---o ucrd
a f ai rl y heavy f 1 i ght of mo ths y 2,,-D to June 26. The
injurious for a third season in1his arca April 7 to 21, 1927,
but failed to produce a hr !7 vy fli4-it of moths in J-,Lio,1927, --ith
result that, so far this spring, have had only a fi: 7 rr,ports
of an injurious abilrid--nee of the rirmy ciit,:,orms, thes,:; colmin,- from
Lincoln County to Cheyenne County durin:- tho first -rai-f of
AFE7.7OR1,1 (Cir-phis uni-ouncu )
Illinois 37, P. Flint ( April 18): Mere has b, ,3n r!with,,--r heavy fli,:- ht of
tho army7orm moths in south ,rn n-nd c- ntr,?l IiIi.-iois in -c--,riods
during thc 11,r),st t,:7o
HESSIAN FLY (Ph.yto- Iia,7n 1,:i ti-actor S ,y)
Kansas J,, 7. 'YcOolloch (April 14): The fly situ ,iti6n in
State is so..-.---h- t of a puzzle at the, present time. The 7 rcr of
infi--.st-)tion is nbout the sramo -,. .,-;iv-n 7),,ovi7ris r,- corto. App:nir ntly
therc h,- s b,- --n consid,.-,rr ble loss from t7- ( inf'c.-,, -,t ion, Grrtin men covering thk. St -it,. r,3port som ,, loss throughout -tr!,! Kansas.
'-no,7 lo-.,cd up 400 ncr, ,s of b c, us c
e of oni fnrm er -h6 '0
of fly damage, Sprinf cmer renco, of t, fly -Ir" y in April
and has boan folla-- 31 by sno-.- -)nd 'r *7e 1.iv, no
inform- tion on the per cent of -.r i,.-,ace prk, vious to th,- fr --z 2s or
the nix-.ber of and youn,, -ots d(-tr- yed. It is, r forc,
difficult to ;-iny 1-,finite rel-.tiv to th- fly
tion at this tirao.
PLAINS FA.T,.9 2 70- ,: _y)
Kansas J. 7, McColloch (April 1): False -irt.,,,rorm ln-vae r,. nort,-J
very abund- ,nt in -,hent filllds nt Bio,7a, ]A r rd City*
Missouri L. Hasemqn (April 27): Wireworms in central Missouri seem to
be less abundant than during the last few years,
SPOTTED CUCUMBER BEETLE (Diabro tica duodecim-punctata Fab.)
Texas F, L. Thomas (April 10): J, N, Rovey, entomologist, temporarily
assigned to the Beaumont Substation, writes: "I have found the
southern corn root worm in every field in Jefferson and Liberty
Counties that I have been in, and I find that many farmers are
confusing this worm with the sugarcane moth borer."
Mississippi R. Wb Harned (April 24): Twelve-spotted cucumber beetles were
collected on Cedrus deodara plants at Leakesville on March 31, The correspondent thought that these beetles were responsible for the injury to his plants because they were very abundant
at the time he sent them in. Later developments, however, indicated
that the primary cause of the injury was the larva of a weevil.
A correspondent at Ridgeland sent to us on April- 12 a number of 12-spotted cucumber beetles with the information that they -,ere
injuring everything in.her garden.
These beetles were noticed feeding on alfalfa and hairy vetch
at the Branch Experiment Station, Holly Springs, early in April.
CHINCH BUG (Blissus leuconterus Say)
Texas F. L. Thomas (April 12): I find the chinch bugs in all my corn
this year at Carmine, Fayette County. There are as many as 10
on a single stalk 7 or 8 inches tall. I had same in my corn
lest year on two plots where the corn died in a short time.
PEA APHID (Illinoia psi Kalt.)
Kansas J. W. McColloch (April 4): An outbreak of the pea aphid is reported
from an alfalfa field near '7ellington.
Roger C. Smith (April 25): Damage to alfalfa by this insect is
reported from Wellington, 7ichita, Abilene, Manhattarn,and Maple
Hillf Kans. More abundant as compared with an average year,
distribution is very local.
POTATO APHID (Illinoia solanifolii Ashm.)
Nevade G. C. Sch-reiss(April 9): Noticed on volunto:r clumps about 3
to 4 inches high. Weather cool and below normal temperatures.
They nre quite numerous at Reno,
C L 0 717 -_R L F '7EE"'IL n,anct t- F %"'
Kn, n s s Roger Ca Smith (April 25)*- 1 fin a-tout the usual nu:-b ---r of
larvae and cocoons no'7 at :.,:_- nhat-' n. In some field's 7many as 4 or 5 to a clumi-o. Some iny
1. -1 by
have alr arly formed coco, ns, It is e -y f'in-1
them but ther, D havc b;7 en no ranorts of y t e + r C on' o n s
are very f i-ornble for this inL(-Ict. Abia., -_.c- --ith
avera,:-e yenr to be bout the s,7=7ESTF= SPOTTED CUCTfl,' E- T, -31' soror Lec.)
Oregron Don C* llote (April 18)! I\ixrerous rerQrts of injury by this be _tll _-,
-c'_-i, !ed. On Anril :'
to fields sc-7_d d to clovsr hav- been', rc r.
Thompson visited several f,=s in Y_-irahill Col-u-ity ,ina fou.il evid _':,_ -,c ?s
of dama,, in the clover fields in 11 f,, rrns visit,. .,d.
County r,:--.nt White reported about 1,CCO acre-s of yo-wig clove r destroyed in Yamhill County this In ev ,ry c--s-.3 th-c loss
is attributed to this insect by the -c ,rs b -c_ us c the ii- -c t
is present in gr :_ at nirnbers in the clov,, r fi ,Ids. X.
found the beetles present in the field nd doini A -lot
as many, according to the farm rs, --s pr_ s_-.-nt 'a or so
prior to this date.
F R U I T I 11 S E C T S
EU'! OPEAN RED 1,,ITZ (Pnrntet r,-inychuz rilosuC C.. 7..
Massachusetts A. I. 3o'uxne (April 21 ): From rlurinr the --int r
reports thr nr, findinat have come in from 11 o7l-, r th- St-it e that the E;uro-Qean red mite is, still 7 _,ry pr( vrl,-nt -CL'ully s
ab u n da n t a s La s t c -i r i f _q o t ;:-.or,3 so.
Cnnnecticut Philip Girman (April 24): R-port-'! b-.Haven on peaches and ch carries i,-. so --. un, t t- n
Now York Cornell D,2p:-irtrn:..mt of Ent, L tl-,-,r ( '.rril 9):
Or-.a----, County (Sidney Jon,' ,s): 7.-,:- of mite
over thr,, county but inf cs tri ti r),)- r i t in mos t o rc' -' r1s. In
One orch-rd they -oxo obs-_rv J in bu:,d, -nco, r
being found on ITO -r t-.- r_-, P-g appleso
Dvtchcss County In s nl-ntinirs, ci--IIY in
Northzn Spy bloc' 3 o' th,, r,_ l c'In 'o-, nsily a on 7
crotches of the Inf -',-,ions r -,l I y 1 i t
ulst r COu:aty Int r t 1- c r c ,I U,_ -',
sprays is ral. Hlo--_- ur.on orc rjs .Iurin,'
the pr st t ... 1J non,, found --ith ;,I inff 2-t-tion o"
red- mite Gro-rers are undcr th, V t "ais s t i
getting a foothold in the Valley and are quite concerned about
its control. Undoubtedly a number of them will use an oil
emulsion regardless of *,hat few eggs are present.
Greene County (A.S.Mills): Red mite eggs are not abundant,
Erie County (MN.Tabylor): There is a scattering of red spider eggs throughout the southern section of the county,
Monroe County (R,C,Coombs): Red mite eggs 'ere found on all fruits in this section,
Clinton County (A.B,.Burrell): Red mite eggs are scarce.
Cornell Dept, of Ent, Newrs Letter (April 16):
Ononday County (W,E.Field): Red mite eggs are present but not numerous.
Cornell Dept, of Ent, News Letter (April 30): Suffolk County, (W.DBenn): Red mite infestntions seem to be slight, only one orchard has been. found infested,
Greene County (AS.Mills): Red mite eggs are found in small numbers in all orchards. One dusted orchard has some trees
Ohio E* W, Mendenhall (April 25): I find the European red mite quite
bad in southern Ohio in apple orchards.
TARNISHED PLANT BUG (L-gus prqtensis L.)
Illinois S, C, Chandler (April 18): The first tarnished plant bugs
were observed on peach buds which were showing pink on March 23. Since then cold weather has checked their activities, but
even on warmer days there are fewer than usual,
Nebraska M, H, Swenk (January 1 to April 15): During the first week
in April the tarnished plant bug -as: found in abundance in
apple and peer orchards at Nebrask. _a y and Lincoln, where it
did co n i eble damage by blasting the blossoms.
SAT JOSE SCALE (Aspidiotus perniciosus Comst,)
N4ew York Cornell Dopt,. of Ent, News Letter (April 9):
Ulster County (EJHambleton): Very little scale has been
found on apples and currants this spring,
Cornll Det. of Ent. News Letter (April 30):
Ch ntou County (. HSali,:sibury): Little San Jose scale is
found on eith r -ppls or currants,
Georgia Olivur I, Snapp (April 20): Apparently the SIn Jose scale is
now under good control in most orchards at the G-orgia Peach 1Belt, Lubricating-oil emulsion (3.per cent strength) 'as used on ,t least three-fourths of the sprayed acreage last winter,
liquid lime-sulphur being used on the remainder,
Illinois 7. P. Flint (April 12): Th= h, z
i- mortality of th-_- S-In Jos,--- c u r c o r a c I
this Stn tc, E---., inn ti ons of --n d tr s v-_-fnl
roint 7 in south--rn 1111110,1s) the- no=--l -1-ity
run,- -bout -SO to 70 -o;ir c;,.,n t it.7 Cf
from 93 to 99 -o: r c -_nt. On-- lot ot fro7: uns-cr!: ,v-J
a t C en trl- I la shot7,, 1 on! y r c 7-e
tures of th,- -pjast -Lnt-r h-7- not b-rl 10',
of t'6,: .7herc tnis hi, h _ort, lity occurrzd,
tcmpcr-itur, of th --in,-r L,,o- 50to So belo- z-:rc. 1,7-r __,tly th sc- le 1--as kill.--d by thc l.-mo-ry sud" n ch-ln,,, s --hic-_1 .1 d
durin,,, the --inter, -prob,, --)ly mainly b,-7 t- -1ror. occ-rrin,:, I ',-arint1-1-- first d!7ys of J ,Tiunry,
N,_-br7iska 1M. H. S-cn c (Jo nua- ry 1 to 15): Aft_,r s -_v- _1 S nT
no new r,--rort s of i--f -s tn 11 i,7,- s y S- Jos sc- _U: In 7 i'T-rch,1928, three c- inf -s' -7, t n s r: foian i,- t'r;--+- _1t 17ebr-,s1,:,a loc-litic;s; -Tl of 'h- n v--ry -r)
d nonc of -th,_= i-4-:ol-v--d co--. -cinl
A2H I I'Dz!, E
IN s s c hu c t t s A Bou-rno (April 31_): Throuzhout oar orc", 0!
w)l. nphirds nrl. sli;:iitly -bixad ,nt th ?n aor -.'1-11y. 1'rof.
hitccmb fro-m the -r,,-rn r- rt of th St, t-, rt"n
plcntiful -ut not ; ,,bnormrilly !7 bil._111-nt in bcznn h, tch 1- in th.-, r D of t coll- h,,_ rc ,bout 3ril
8 to 10, althou rh b-c-use of th, cold --_-t ,Icr -hich ,xpCrinccd sinc,-. th!-t time h-s b ,_ n -v,:rr slo--. Frof,.
.hitcomb i tlh, ,phi ,Is -c tchin,-r in 4
scx County on April 10.
Connecticut :;1111 P. Z Ippe (A-oril T a
th-in lnct yc -r, in Ne,7 v,-m Count-f'*
Ne 7 York. Corncll D.pt. of Ent. N;_--z L t r (Arril 1,S),
Gre;_n,: County -,rl-.id[ --re -r d n
,mhids. T-rv f -.7 roGy '-,V r I
Onondr 7a County As -;-t ad
hi v,,- n o t b o b: r
Datch ,ss County (T- v r 3 r nc 1but !-) f-ir no rosy
Yi, -r County
in only r f,, ore!ar.- 1,%
dol-y-d-dorm-tnt if the
--ill sprny ,7-rly nl-xt Ro"y ,i
h,-itchinp- but rire not 1h Im,,-'t orr'.
Illinois S. C. Chandl, r (April IS). V,:lry li,-ht irffestpt.-on in southern
-c;art of St;ate,
AP.PTIE APHID (Aphis -pomi Del',74
Ne,7 York Corncll D_ pt. _,11 t, Ne 1jet (April 16):
17 _, Y- County Green ?.7pl-3 !! -phi .s were found the
first of -te week,
Ulst,3r County The green aphids are incronsing
ChautauqueL County (GHS-.lisb7ary). 'The 7--cri aphis is quite
onro- County (R.CCoof-'bs): The green nmphid is present in
.o eratc nu-nbcrs in -orotected situations.
Ning )xa ("011Ity (7.E,'BlP1w1 lt): Gxeon n-Phid is f iirly'nixrierous
in ,-iost- orch-rdo,
Cornell Dept, oi Rit, Ye,,,.,s Letter (April 30):
Suffolk County (W.D.Bcen): So far this does not ripper like
an phid 17( .,ar. Have ox,--min,3d. severe l orc'-,I,-rds in various parts
of the Island this 7iec-k, and could only -find one th tt 17,! S in4
f--sted --ith aphids. This on,-- 7 -is rather scvcrely so -!ith -7ha t
I took to be winged f-rn-D1es of the zcen -qphid and nyraphs of
the rosy riplids,
Dutc'?icss County (Ray Bender): Tho aphids s -ct7. to be getting
Ulster County (,L+J.H-mblt_-ton): In most well spr, yed orch,-)rds
aphids have been 17,_11 cri .-ed fo-r.
Green Coiinty (AS,1,4i1ls): Thb clust. r bud spr;!Dy -7-is api)licd
on 9nd S7--ckrDls in eatly s -ctionc. Sovral of the
-i to h,-)_ve obtqine.d -ood kill of r.1phid.s. v-)yn Coiuaty (F,EFr-).ne)-. V, ry fc,, i --+iphids hrlve h--itched since
th cold -poll startcld,
APPLE-G-FRAI-NT APHID (T: -io-palosiphlxn Fitch)
ITc7T York Cornell Dept. of' Ent. Ne-s Letter (April 16):
Genesce County (RLPPync): First nymphs of the -r,?in aphids
,-Yerc foLuad or. April 10.
Ul s t (-,r County ( E, J. -211 1 1b] cton) M,- ny -_. phids are in the
Suf -!"ol!1. County (7,D,11oen): Er)rly in the -eck aphids could be
found. A-pril 13, jrrtin nphids could b, found, sornotil-.aes tr!o or
threo to tho bud.
Cornell D pt, of Eht. No-is (Aipril 9):
Ornn,-,c County (Sidn ,y Jon, s): Aphid og,, -,s comr-only found.
On April 6 th -. first ny_,-.qphs of th,2 .;Tnin -1,-Qhids foixad
on ho op, t-Lin:! ; buds of 11cIntosh ,ind Ro ,-ios in orchards of thu 7rr-,,ick rcctio.-i. As m,-,ny s nine nymi-)hs -Cro found on
some of Vic budf .
Dutch _'ss Count (.3n.y P nT)hids -T
thrcc is th- i-isu-71 obs,-=! -, on --i zi--.," b-a'
buds have four 7 nl cvl. ,n fi,,r,- of
U1 s t (-, r C o un t y ( E, J, b 1 -, I- on l,zr i n -oil i I s f t
observed on April 2. DurinI, -7 th r + h I
thuy incr ,-,,scd in nu:-, ocr:,.
Grc cne County (A.S.I.ills); A f,-7 -r-in nphi-3 h- ,,,-_ rll- c out,
0: o-_-.d- -n County (' -,,E.Ficld): A consi
-s -1 ri 7
fonnd in on: orchrird nrl 7n Th-rfirst nymph s s,, --n T) r =,-i b I y t I t o f t h i!'I i
Er i, C o uzr ty (M. 1% Tn y 1 o r AT)h id -,.s r i t ban",
-r )in --ohidE 7ere founI on tiT)c. Ont-irio Co anty (C.K.Bulloclo7): nhirls first 0'-1h- tchinD- on t-pril 6. Th( y r I-," ro 'r, y c
,!onro, County (R. C. Coombs ';To -,T,,hi,,' s. not _,-1.
sc-rch '70U"id T)rob,,?bly n h id
irD sunkcm --nl I opsi d,,--,d ,s tI-L -, y in T-n-v,,.i: (P,',Pr, rrott'- !,Tyn-i-phs of tl,,t: =,iri phi-ls on A-pril 5 on apple buds.
ClinLorL County (A.D,73ur-r,:_11', Cn r r i,71- 1 Ar ri 1. 6 1 ffou:-Id
quito -) Train nphiJs in first instr-.r. Thof -iphid 1- st fall
Corn _--11 Dpt. of FEnt. ,,r (AlDril 30):
Chautnuqur, County (G. S- Iisbury), Th, .-r- in -phi,! i,7
C! r c ,
Tronroc County (R.C.Coo.-bs). Thi- -r-in --rlhid is rrc
rio ', r!, t n1ar-ab _,rs i n -oro t c t -1 i t,-1- t i cns
",Ti:-, -rr County (7.EMr uv-1t): h
11 ino i s J. 11. Bi, r,_-er (A-Pril 1'')! .1 f i,
npnl, s by -iphid,. Tho f n ir,-: in
rn p!-rt of th,- Stat_ .
i L. (April 27): Th,- )f- thi7
prior to th first fr,.,- 1 1 .1 t )
injur, by -i 0 ,
Ro 'Y AP-11:17 111 UIT) (Anu r
N Yo rk Corn-11 D,---pt. of' t.
County (F. Fr 17 o T, .)
t o t
L oun t Y t
hav,. b,,:cn found.
Ul- t,.:r County
1-mv, b (,, n ob u r t' .,I.
dor,-i.it )p-nIic-,tio!i out
oil t;:., f-Ic t t l:-, t 0! Y 'IP'li 1.1
that gro'-rs ,!ith larze acrl,?,T--s --ho -p-l'aWfic" to 1YS-e an oil
could bc ;in to spray t oncc,,,
Greene County (A, S% I Iills): Rosy ; ,phids have not been found in the Yl-, rlborougla s,Lction on April 13. The -corccnt, gc of rosy
as cor,ipared 7ith oth r sp Dcics is lo -.
Ononda, -a 'County E -iphid 7as
Ficid), The first rosy
sc..n in the More adwinced locations, Tuesd,,iy April 24,but
very fsw have hatched as yet.
Chaut.- uqua County (G.H.S,' -lisbury). One rosy .--).phid w-?s found
on A-Qril 25.
'-?yne Colanty (E.E-Fr,,- ne): A fe '- rosy f phjds wer- soon on April 21, but none have been seen since th-at time,
Monroe County (R. C. Coombs): The rosy phid has not yet been observed,
Nia,-ara County (747.EBlau,,-elt),. Fe17 rosy .7 phids h,, ve h-atchcd as yet.
Or o n Don CvYlote (April 18)* Mr, Thompson reports all eggs hatched
April 16, On April 5, not nll e ;js T 7ere hatched, Stem motuh, rs)
some nearly full grwm. No colonies,
,,49OLLY APPLE APHID (Eriosoma lanii- ,erum Hauzm#)
Mississip-ci Rj '7. Hnrned (April ll)*. Eriosom-i 1-ini, :erum on apple from
Xosciusko 17ere received on this d- te. Identific,- tion m--)de by
A. L, H!7-mner.
CODLING MOTH (C 7irpocaps,,t pomonella L,
14. 7 York. Cornell Dept. of Ent, Yc 7s Lot 4- ar (April 16):
Ulster County (E,,J,!17)mbleton)* A fair supply of the codling
moth cocoons hqve bec n obtrqined from tr,,,cs thrit -ere banded
1'- s t f,--Ll I
Cornoll Dcpt, of Ent. Ncrus Letter (April 30);
U-ster County (E.J.Hnmblb- on): The codling moth 1,,7.Lrv,,ie are
i ning to pupato,
Grc,_-ne County (A.S*1,11ills)- Codlide moth is in the larVil A c,, ge hns bp-,cn sot up,
Chautnuqu.L County (G,,H.S,)lisbury): The codling moth is in stne,,c;.
llis 'ouri L. H,-)suman (A-pril 27)- The first Qi).-p,-ld noted in breading
cn.j'-'s nt Columbin ,),pprnred bet ... e( ,,n April 15 -)nd 20, On April 25, bct-,,ecn fifty nnd sl vcnty -fivc pcr c( nt of th, ,-iorms had
H, 1-1 Sch,;7nrdt (Mnrch 28). An )Jult mnlo moth 7:,,mr)r,-cd in the
inborritory on this dritc,,, ,).t Bentonvillc,. Tho e.- rlicst previous
r(,;cord for this If)bor,,Atory is April 13. The 1,-bor,-itory is heated
only in thc dayticate, !.-A it is rossiCle th-t the continue ) -,ilternation of hi P-,r ,,tur-s hnst n d th.,-,
of this individual,
Oregon Don C, Mote (April 18): No pupae obsirv Jd ,s ycJ, --cC,:-)rdin,- t 0
M r T h o m p s on A m o i C, 10 0 1,- rv X rn i n --,' n o r ")21
EA S T ERIN T E N T CA T Z RE I L LA R Yr-, 1 n c os o r i c n -1.!7 F 01 b
Connecticut -,M,,PZ.- ppc (April 24): -.-s just h-ttchin,- ;r t 11-- ,, H -vc n
London Countics. Vcry little foli----, for c-, .t to
on, Ap pc.ir to bc fewer thnn 1!! -.:;t y---r,
alllT TREE LEAF ROLLER (Arc".ips -r1.-'vro-ri1,-i
New York PJCh-piran (April 7): Lilght infcst,-itions of this p-, Ist -r.co=-on throw hout the St, te, A co=; rci,--)l orch'- rd h- ,r
Upper R-d Hook, Dutchess County, hns n v-,ry 1,lr,--,e nil-nber of ,-it th, -r)rcsent tir,-,e. This is thc, first indicrt.L,,-)n of
-.nf st-tion in th, Hudson Rivcr V--11:.:y fruit scctio ',
Corncll D -.pt. of Ent, Ncws Lott,' .r (A- Dril
Or, nge County (Sidn(,,y Joncs): S.,-,-r,-1 of th f
roller havc bc, n obs ,rve,4
Duta' iess County (Rv:,y B( ,ndcr): In th!--, north',,rn 'n-rt )-F county lnrj-: n,.rnbcrsof le-if-roll r (-, 7n I s hri v,,,
As rm- ny ns five, or six m-isses h, vt b a count ,,! on in li)a :-th. Thie infcstntion is in n 1-1-c!:4r,, d-for
APPLE AND THORN SX7.L.TONI7,;' -'(ET j 7--,rouhiln ;-Irc
New York Corncll Dcpt, of Ent, :7 s L,-, t t r (A pril 9):
Ontarin County (CX.Bjllock): An-pl" nnO. thorn, tont 7 7 r
moths 77cre soon on April 6.
BUD : OTH (Tmc toccr,) oc,,11,- n- Schiff.
Ne- York Cornc1l Dcpt. of Ent. N '-'s L,,,tT,,.,r (April 1(3)'
Dutch(,ss County (P.,)y Bend '.,r): Th bi)J !,-oth i,! i '. th.
Ul 3 t c.r Co un t y ( E, J, 11, m b 1, t on 7 ui o th r V- h-: vc 'o -I
f or s dnys. 7ith th,--, buds of :'c In o, h,
and other er)rly vririoti -,s :ibout for th,, Iprid some b yond th, 1/,i-inch oaiy f --- 1-ro--rf7 1-iv- r
to sprny. The buds nrc in such condition, h, vin,back, that thoy **iil.l prob.-i"bly rnpid ;1ro-th.
Corn(1 11 Dopt, of Eat. L-It ,:r (,'.pril 70):
Gro(.nu Coizity IM, ", l oth it-, not .,c) rbu:,.1'-A
Onond-i,-i Cou, Ity Bn-1 Tiot i -ork ill
Chnutnu-iua County (*G. H. Snl iFbiirv). A f 't.,lul- h-,Iv.
by bud rT,,)th
EA S T E]RN T ENT 17 _',T I L LAR 1 a c o s o m a ri m e r i ca nra Fab
usetts I, Bourne (A-pril 21): 7m, ';-nt cPt_-rpil1ars boz.m hatching
in this r, gibn (A ,Therst) April 7 to 9. By thc !;Fit cr dqt ,, they
-ere cominT out in consid r, ble numbers. In many c--)scs this hPtching too_ pl ice beforD the pple buds had 'apanod to any
N -' York Cornell D _-pt. of Ent. N3-s L'Ater (April 16):
W n y n e County (EE.Fr- ne): Tent cnt--r-pillars ,re found h Ditching on the 1-2thv
Ononda&a County (WE.Field): Tent c-tarpill--)r egg masses are found in r.iost orch-rds, A hoavy blossoming is indicated on
most trees, esp_ci;?l1y 77calthys -4-nd. Bald7rins. Cherries -,!so Sho7 ipas of hePVy blossoming L-, If -e h-)v;-, f ;17 days 'of 17;7 rm '7e ,ther, the delqy_-A-d'0ri.i,-mt applic;r: 'Uion for o5:)rl: v, r'i,2ties, of ap-oles wobbly cor.,e by the last of 1'1 2 xt j7eek. Ulster County (E.J.H,--mb'Leton): The -1)-pple tree. tent c*_ ,tor-pillqrs f_,;:-,dinE. on the buds,
Dutch-ess County (Ray Bender): Apple tree tent c.,- ter-Qill.-Irs
--ere found hatched on AI'Dril 9.
A TENT CATEEPILLAR (Y?l,--jcosome. sp,
ITer, York Cornell Dept. of Ent 7_,'Tews Letter (AT_ ril l&):
Orange County (Sidney Jones): Tent c,, ,terpill,)rs have been observed.
Cornell D,-,pt,. of Ent. N&7s Letter (April 30):
Greene Coii-ity (A.S.Mills): Tent cat,?rpill-r.- h,!Itching ,7as observed on April 7. In comp, ,rison -ith the last t17o years, very f-.'
f(L:;7 nests are pr sent ,
R. *7. H -,rned (April 21): C-nte:rpill--. rs belonging to the genus M- lacosoma 7,-,re collected on plur nt Benton on April 13, on -apple and peach ,t Lexin. 'to. "p il 16, on erach at Dur,:)nt
on April 16, ,md on iDench at 77est on April l?. In each case the
r-2port-r stunted thnt s Y,2t no noticeable injury h d been cnused
by tlrj-s( cat: rpill-lrs.
A CASE BEAR7R (ColcoT)hora sp.)
Ncw Ydrk Corn ,11 Demt. o-F Ent, .je 7s L Jtt, r (April 16):
Siif[,olk County (7.D.Buon): T e !,-.irva of the cnse bor-ire-r wns o obs rvcl,
Collx ribia County (A.B.Buchholz): Cnse benr, rs r _) now -iorking
i ito tji(,, buds.
Cc)rn(,l't D( .-j:)t. of Ent, NQ-s L.Ittc,,r (April 30):.
*,V,,)yn(. County (EE.Fr,-tnc): C,)se bc,-irers ,nre )t ,,,ork on the b ud s 0
C I GAR C AS EE C ol 17 1 tc'n r F
York Corn,_-11 D _pt, al" En". lo-'s L -,-r (, -Oril 9):
Orr n c C oun t y ( S i d n _- y JO n'--, s I n t o rch r C j -7
b,-,, rcrs r found ,ibian,'r ntly,
M-w York Cor,-,i,--Il :), -Ot. of
Chl-lut!7 ualx COu.'lt7 H. Sn lisburl ir) t 'F I'll' T 1 77- 'r 7 7 3 7 7 7LE r-I bid:- L c.
Ore-7oa Don C. Notc (A-oril 18): c
offic -dth sp,.ci, --,s of thi-- -r C-1 f "I 41-r:l
portion th,., n to b,-, ,-ry nu, -. 2_-ous un-on o f h i s 1 t s D s- t y r h c t t
o n t h,- p 1 s !,ln 'l c h r i- i s ndl t' t ., v r y c.,, r r v T ,;form;-_-d by this inz, ct. I!,ir, Thompcon r-r,)rt, b,, tI,-s for tr-- -p--i.st 111--o -, ,)Ik:s in orch-r-- .
y _, rs -, -o, -, crorlir,- to '1'*!r, Tho,:,lDson, no b -'GI in thi,-, orch ,.rd. L: :izt y,, -ir th y nu ,-Irou 1 r l
sl-ction or, thc south rpnch. This y,,-,.--r r,- F: h'I'-,- i -xr
oth Ir p- rtc of thc r, nch. Mr, 7ilcox r rr,rt!7
y I!,,st -).lthou, ,h r iiny r s it
n !7 cmir- 'e
R 0 TT D H E A -7) P P LE T 7 3 C 77 7 S -c r
NC"7 yor!, Corn,,-Il 1, D -Pt, of Ent. L t 1-1,. r I
Or,-,n,,-'. County (Si: n-.v J -) n,-. c S o7l 1! i c 7; o i" i r,,,T fro.-.i
S1,or" T ,IE
N,-_ w York Corncll Dcpt, )f Ent. IT,,_--,S L-:t*,!,r pril
Chl ut.-uq,,n Courrity
t,, :o or c lv i nl,-, t Fr lo n i i t 1 t
t r, lAr
Conic cticut E. F" F ,lt (, Prll ''7): T'h-T-, i!n.,, :-,chusettq. A# 1, r In
it 7 1
COnnecticut Philip German (April 24); Some egs already laid at New
Haven and 7illin-ford, but weather r so far has not been
favorable for a heavy deposition. Abundance as compared -ith
last year appears to be about the same,
Ne York Cornell Dept. of Ent. Ne's Letter (April 9):
Orange County (Sidney Jones): Psylla flies have been abundant in pear orchards most of the week, and on April 4,the
first eggs were found. Some of the gro-'ers are now applying
an oil spray to their pears.
Dutchess County (Py Bender): Pear psylla flies are out
and have laid a fe, eggs,
Ulster County (EsJ.Habbleton): Psylla flies appeared on
pear trees during late March but unfavorable weather prevented
egg laying until April 4, Many eggs have been laid since, Several
growers have applied an oil emulsion spray under conditi6ns not entirely satisfactory for good control. Serious losses
caused by the psylla-last season discouraged many men and as
a result hundreds of trees, principally Kieffers, havebeen cut
down. Ip some orchards where sprays were either omitted or
not thorouh1.ly applied and where the foliage was lost a large
number of the fruit spurs were killed.
Genesee County (R.L.Payne): Pear Dsylla flies are abundant
in most orchards and a few growers have applied an oil spray.
Pear budS seem to be slightly injured as the result of a frost
which followed a few ,arm days in the latter part of January,
qntarin County (C,K.Bullock): The pear psylla started egg
laying on AiDril 4, and has laid a large number of eggs since
Tayne County (EE.Franc): The pear psylla aPs found in
numbers on Monday and a few gro-ers sna them the -eek before,
E -es re first observed on Aoril 13 and now n few eggs can be
found in most orchards.
Monroe County (RC.Coombs): The pear psylla has been lay ing
eggs all week.
Niaggra County (WE,Blauvelt): Following -arm weather since April 1 psylla flies are now present on the trees in considerable
numbers. Up to April 5 no eggs could be found, On April 6 a
f ew e gs were laid and on Friday the 7th egg laying ,was general
nnd fairly heavy.
Geneva (PJ.Parrott): At Geneva, while a few eggs were deposited by the poear psylla on April 1, extensive eog laying
d(lid n6,t commence until April 4.
Coltumbin County (A,B.Buckholz): Pear psylla flies have be n abundant in pear trees all reek. No 5 were noticed until the l t half of the week. Today, April 7, e are
Cirn -ll Dept, of Ent. News Letter (April 16)1
Or'nge County (Sidney Jones): Psy'ln e awrs are quite
numic-rous. in -:ost In oi,.c, orc'-,rd -7h --r- oil .-I
-pplied psylla -n -, r- oml in l.- ni-r.-1D r if
-e-tthi2r -PrDvr ils n -ill bo or t1clustcr-buO srray.
Gr,-.ene County (AS,,1,1'ills).- M.-ny p %-r C n
County (7T. 2,31,-iuv 31t Vry lit tl,, in,:- b,7th
p 3. r psylla has oc-ur- 2d since Fridny t,-e 6th 0 C I d
weather. Vtry fe,,7 psyllr rr; -pr s, nt i.-, th,- ;'--,j,-)rity of orch,- rds.
There ire fc---.-r psyll-a on th tr- !q t i- 'i
lr.st Th- Irsdny fnd Fridny. Th, .-Jority of oil
sprr y on T)c--r for -psylln thi thir,
Gmec-e County (R.L.Pnyne): F-:1-r -osylln fli, c -r- ot dant and fi 7 c,-,4s h-v----, b,3,,n 7,aync County P,, -r psyll- A
f e 17 --ro-, rs applied r).n oil sprny this *-,--i- in orcl-r-s there r,- plenty of They to lot of f -ith
in the P071ers of the oily Chcr-i,
not hurt by the low teipcr-ti-ire o' 1T)ril 9, 91 -nd lr The they7jorjA, r drop-:D,-,d to 20 on ,-,-ch of
Cornell D -3pt, of -'nt. 17e-s Lett--r -,,C):
Greene Cowty (.AS.A"ills): ..1ti-iow-h o-yll.-- flics h-v,
decre,- sed in nwnb;. rs thcy -)r,-, -till cluster buds, -?n.i Thfou-nd in -n orc'l.4rd -h-.ro on
April 5 0
County (RI:.Pnyaie) rsylln -.ot
in thf f,--, orchnn-1-s th, 1% xt f---1
7* 'S -(lre founr on tr -.- tll !:4t -,pr-y-- d -,i'h 11J,-I.Aor
R I EnAac Oil" o-a AT-)ril 5 ad G.
i'llyne County (EtF,-Fr )ne): Fe-r nix-nerous no,7, Tho flics ,cr nctil.,. toI-iy rnl nnv frsh
-ere 1.-iid (X'tpril 26);
Ironro---, County (-,#C,,Coor-br): F, -,r in moderate,
Nir ; -rri County r --;11-i
,nt bn trees in rntht r
In !7o--.,, orcYnrds it is -till 1if.*;(-,'t o i.- -h
3 -, r sc,-i rc u, Fli 7 7 t n v
of t oil prriy,20 orch-rl-,, 1)- A o 1) vy -- in co,.-i( of thc iitif rr, r)
oa nadn Cor ncl I Dopt. of' -7m t. --c-r L r (Anr i 1
St. Cith.-,ri:,. .1-in),
b--n num,-,rous on
first r1olic"'I o:,, 5.
t'i r i T s i
York C o r n,. 11 D n t. of L r i 1 9):
Du t s s C ou 1 t v r): '70 r t
Greene County (NSMl~>Io pear thrips have been f-ou&l in
Columbia County (A.3,Buchh-olz). Pepr thrilz were found working
in pear buds on April 7,
Cornell Dept. of Ent, NewIs TLetter (April 16):
Dutchess County (Ray Bender): Three warnings were sent out
this reek, card on pear thripos. Auril 9, letter on delayed.dorm;aa*nt on ap-oles on April 12, and a letter on delay& -dormant
on S'7eet cherries on Aoril 13.
Ulster County (E,J.Hnble'ton):* Pear thri-ps have been feeding
for at lest a week. In no case have they been found to be
really serious thus far.
Greene- County (A.,Hills): P-ar thrips were found inside
Kieffer buds on April 9. Since then a few have been found in
apple and pear buds but no* definite swa).rming period -7as observed.
OranP e County (Sidney Joneas):. Pea, r thrips were observed on
April 7, in the NTh-Iburgh district. They ao-pear numerous only in
a fe,,, orcehne-ds. A few,- gro-ers have spra!!yed for the poar thripos
but most 7,rers are not intecnding, to spray, No definite swarming
period has been observed.
Cornell Dept. of Ent. News Letter (April 30):
Gre:ne County (A.S.I'iills): Pear thrips are found in all
orchri- eds in apple and pear buds. Few pear buds have lbeeaa blasted
EMJRPEAN FRUJIT LECACILT2 (Lecanium corni Bouche)
ie'York Cornell Dept. of Ent. Te'-s Letter (April 9)Greee Cunt (AS, lM-ills) Th lecniut scale is serious in one blackberry patch.
Fiea' rr County (;7F.Blauvelt): Seve ral severe infestations
of the Euro-pean fruit' loca)nium,, on plums a~nd prunes are being
tre-ated rith oil.
Corn. 41 Dopt. of Tant. No-'s Letter (April 153>
N'iae,,ra County (17EBluvlt)> A very se, erc infestation of
the Broea fruit lecaidium scale -ias noted in one qu-Lince orchard,
Pririiine-, is still n, fl
Corn1l Dept, .of Ent. Ne"' s Lette r (April 30):
Chnautauqun Counity (G-.HSnlisbury): An isol- terl orchard or t":o hqve,, much Jca)nium rab
COTTONY P-1!,ACI- SCALB" (Pulvinraria am .1-Oi Ckll,)
Tew 1 York PO J. Cha,-pma)n (April 7): Sevrrl orchards are infested inNigr,
Orle ,ns, Counti -,s. Field nc ist
t', .Pt fe-er orc'-rs re c,: ri usly infect, A thiz yi-1927. Gro-,!ers pnlied rn oil crr--,y for t is
C o r n c 11 D,, D t 0 f ---n t Jc Is L,; t r (,, -n r i 1 9
Nia -r-a County _.-r- -r, ctill
festItions of 'the cottony r -c'-- sc l_ for -hicIn -r,- _r7
nprly na oil spray.
77yne County (Z.1-Fr,?ne): f,_- orc,:-irls thPcale -ire being spr 7y this
0 1- 1 L 7RTJIT "OT111 (Dqsp%;yr -siGeorgi.a Oliver I# Sn;- .-m And H, S. Sr in., 1-e '_ -pril 19): 'No injury T,),., ils
insect has sho-n up y, t in Fort L-zt r t"
t'ri-jg injury was noted on kpril 2. such 1! ', st--number of -,%n,- r?,tionc is not nticiT),.t_ f i r t
orient,-*' !c'li roth 1,arvi, of th, 1 ?29
f i eld t 3-, Y. The in ividiml -,i7 -,ibout )I Th Y
started to -ork about thre,? f;7- thi v -ir t-1-as the first lirvn., -Ps obsur,,.r_-1 in thl fi_,ld 1-st -7,-r on
GRZEN APHID QLyZuc T,)-rsi,--,2 S-J1z.
New Ycrk Cornoll Dept, of 'Ent. 17,-r"s Letter
Ulster County 7bl,_,ton): Gr-,-i
on th(2 27rd zi,2 rly h., lf -ro-a.
North Carolina R. 7, Liaiby (,'- y 4),, Ac or ',Iin,. to J. H-r-i! -!,-Ilt Z'
-,n To r )_lY th"In, by
trk-,,s in ZTort'_1 C,-,ro I in,,? S-ndhill
f i rc t -,,s a r o no", b e i n,-:7 Ir i,,I. A f y
t)'L r v c d The season i o t-0 to t"I V I-., t
C--orgia 0 r 1. (April -.'71: -;or t,,,o or
inrc r o
r i7. I n co-- In
t i tt 1,_.
in so .
Coun ty ;',,T)ri I 1%.
BLAC= CHER7y APH~h (MYzus cerasi F~b,)
Ne- York Corne~ll Dept, Of Elnt, Ne-rs Letter (April q):
L utchess County (Ray Bender): The bl-ick cherry aphid is starting
to hatch on sweet cherries,
Ulster County (MJ,1anbleton): The'black cherry ,iphid be I-n
hiatchint,' April 4 but is not out in n-Linbers.
Cornell Dept. of Ent. !Ve,-s Letter (April"16):
~ayne County (E.EvFra--ne): Black cherry auhid-s are h~tching. Or!:na, ve County(Sidney Jones): The black cherry aphid does not
appear to be abundant bn s'we~t cherries in this county, Only a
fen7 g'o -ers he-,ve sprayed their s,7eet cherries to date.
Niag :ra County (7,E,1Bauvet):, Black cherry aphids havO begun
to hatch in some sections of the county.
Ulster County (E.JHambleton).: Sw,7eet cherries in some loc,1lities
are heavily77 inf ested "'4th the cherry a-phid "'hich along thM river
for s omr, c-ocirs -ill soon be ready for the' delayed-dIormant tre.,t ient
as the re n blossom buds are beginning to show4
Cornell Dept. of Ent. News Letter (April 30):
Niagara County (;7,E, Bauvelt): Black cherry aphids are, q~ite numeerous in some orchards, but absent or very scarce in the
G-reene County (A.SMills): The cherry aphid is present in sniall ni)xnbers.
Ua na d-, Cornell Dept. of Ent. News Letter (Aprl10)
St. Catherinebs, (G.C.ChC)mberlain): Black cherry aphics scm to be quite num-crous on the buds,
PLUM- CTJRCULIO (Conotrachelus nenuphair Hbst.)
Geor-ia Oliver I. Sn- p- ian,- H. S. S-ingle (April 20,)): The first curculio
~in the f ield ''-sotoerdutiApril 6. L st yearx the
first e-e~ mre found onl Ma-irch 25, Only one generation of this
irn',ct is r-nticips.tod here thi-s yca-)r (Fort Valley) on account of
i ts I -t,,-, 7,t,-)r t. Viny adults have been token by jarring in the orch-,rrd sinc, the" first eggt -as found, rind the indicotions are
t)''mt tim jofe-Stra)tion is fairly heavy, irrespective of lo~' temperai; xt~lno ed la st ,in t or. -r o,.,e rs -,r 0 n o' putign h coi r~TJ~e~tonof Ppray or dust for tI control of the cl)rculio.
11 ~.n27.P, Flint (April 18): 71xjnminntions by Mr. Chandler and ,,irrings
ia e-outhern IlIivio ~s have f. ilecl to show any plum curculio ntin th_ p,)c ch orcha rds up to -this d t o.
RUSTY PLU '1 tPHID (Hvsteroneura Thos,
Mississippi Ro FIr'ned (April 3): Th- rusty plum aphid on plum -,Is
reported from, Dur! nt on this date, -ind on plu- from Yc3o -b on Apri 1 20,
T c xn s Ft C. Bishop (April 28): Plum aphid is c-)usin-, cons, -,r-ble
loss in D-illas by ha,-vily inf estin,, v.-trious kinds of
BLUEBERRY FLEA BEETLE (H-jtica tqrq untp Lec.
Cnlifornia ACI.Davis (April 10): The be,Ales 'rer-l first -i6ticed Siturl,, y
morning, April 7. 3y Apri 1 10, nix--bf-r of vin, s had been ,almost completely stripped of 1 -,-v --- -n-1 porh,--os 25 or 30 badly The beetles nrc -,ow (April 10) .istribut i
throu.-hout the vineyard of nbout 60 ncfes 3 t----t of Pl.contin,
but s,-m to conce.Itrate upon cortriin pl-ints.
CUR72 -ITT APHID (,Myzus ribi s L.
New York Cornell Pept. of Ent, Y-ws L( tter (April 30):
Chautaiiq-aa County (G.',,.S,7 lisburv): No c,.irr-int nphicb h,-Avc been seen yet thvu.-!h currant lc -v-s irc; out.
APPEE T'71G 7OP77(AmT''hic.. i ,-us S,-iy)
lississippi R* W. Hr rned (April 21): Pc cin t--i ', ho-i.,..:- injur 'y the
,-r")pe cane borcor, Schistoceros hn,,' 'Aus, r -:- i-,,, Irom
Marks on April 17.
RED- S1-10=7-' 1S)HOT-HOL7 n-7-R (Xylobiops b-isil.ire Sny)
dsGissippi Ro T. 1-rnod (April 24): '" of ,1- 6-1' r ,,dshould,-x,,, d shot-hol( borur t--I-n r, n tr. -)t
Jqcl,:son on April 4. Th.. T)oc-,-A t r r c i-, r ,-a be .-r,,cn
and living, but cont% iz,. liv inj- 1 r,:-. ts of
orida J, Re Writson (April 71, citrus. -iphirl --- !- r --irc
the enrly spria,-, to t '- 7, T '1- 7 S 3'but tho month of A, rll h- 1 -a rith ,-r coll
aphids have increased very rnoidly so there is no' an unusually
hea-y infestation for this time of the year, The first flush
of gro-th is out of danger but severe dam-ge may result to trees
injured by cold,
California onthly News Letter Los Angeles Horticultural Comission,Volume
10, No. 4 (April 15): The spraying oporption' conducted this
season in citrus orchards for the control of an unusually hea-y
infestation of aphids has been very 'ell handled and satisfactory
control obtained throughout the County according to Deputy
Horticultural Commissioner H,7ilcomb, in Charge of Fumigation and spraying. During the first t,'o -eeks of April parasites entered into the control to such an extent that' since the middle of
April practically no further spraying has needed to be done, The
parasites mostly responsible for such good control in the majority of groves seem to be the -,western 'syrphid fly an a fungas parasite
vhich is probably Entomophthora aphidis
FLORIDA FL0TER THRIPS (Frankliniella tritici bispinosa M1o r ga6n)
Florida J.R.Watson (April 25): The common flo-er thrips has been unusually
abundant. This is due to the unusual dry weather whidh prevailed
up until the middle of April.
CITROPHILUS M EALYBUG (Pseudococcus chani Green)
Califofnia Mvonthly N-'vs Letter Los Angeles County Horticultural Commission,
Volume 1,0,No. 4 (April 15): A preliminary summary of present
inspections mad' by H, 1i. Armitage, Deputy Horticultural Commissioner
in charge of Insectpry, indicates that infestations are running
7 per cent heavy, 14 per cent' medium, and the balance light. This is somewhat heavier than previously estimate but may be attributed to the fact that the initial inspections are being made in the
kno-n heavily infested ar:as,
Production of Cryptolaemus at the county insectaries indicates
that it will be possible to cover all heavy infestations during April, and those of medium degree during the first t"7o weeks of MAy. The balance of production rrill be used in covering as many of the liht infestations as. may seem practical. All liberations
will be completed in sufficient time so that, providing field
donditions are favorable, control of the mealybug will be secured
before any serious injury occurs. Liberations of thirty adult Cryptolaemus per tree in lots of ten at ten-day intervals are contemplated in thecase of heavy infestations, in an effort to
"speed-up' control. In a similar manner medium infestations will be covered, using t''enty beetles per tree. In the case of light infectartions only ten beetles ..ill be used per tree as in past
BL; CK S CAL 7 ( S i', e t i,: o 1 r n,
California monthlyy Ne-s L,-,t-,-r Los Co,,Lnty Hortic-,ilt,17:'I
ComAission, Vol. 10, No. (A-oril 15): AI int-nsiv. j,"I ob Lr -*
C.1rr! )s In,-1
Office th- -int,,r for to f b In c7,c ; c,- 11 :3 -) j o I 3 i r
p u r p o s o o -f tl i c iD ,n hn F b ,: n t o -P r o 7 c c i r,-!'S in th,- t locality c --rci I o I i%',
u n -7 )r
from inf ,s-ntinn fr,)- --A .c c -1
oliv., pl,-intin -s.
A rcc-nt si)rvoy in t v vr ri us aitras s c t i o:',
y ; -077b,
of Iros County by Dr--put, 17.
4. 4.1-1 t
i C h.-, r ci o f F a i t i o n i n d Z c r,7 i y i n n C , ..,I 1.
v,ill h-,ve : vclon, I to a roint by thatt--tida"e Ar ril which wiii pc rmit t I -lirl of -s to
of lnf,, St-ition. '-hili: th Of th,- scil %,-r.* ,s Wi J y in t h, dif f 3r,,-nr. d1i t ri c t s i t i s f .--I t th,-, t i r, -r,,c t i-,) n
c. n start ,,ner-iliy in -11 listrictc by 15'-!-, ot' ri 1,
RED SPI"D- --. (Totrnnychus t,:I,-irius L. )
Cal if ortia, Mon thly L(2 t- or, Los ,n -7 1, -, -Ioiinty Hor'
0.-, 0 C, No. 4 pri 1 r c
of citr-as is buin,7, !one this -,-, n .3r t!'i, control
of r -.I spiJer throu,-!hout the coimty.
-D 7 7 "'1 T
--.--ISCELLZ dTEOUS FEEDERS
VEGETI BLE V.-EEVIL (Li-stroderes obliquus Gyll.
7-ississippi R. 7 i'. Earned (April 24): Specimens of the veF, notable weevil vere received on March 22 from Hermanville. Cabba-e and mustard plants had been seriously injured by these insects. In fact, the
or-dent st ted that 50 per cent of his c71bb--,r-o ',-.d 'been dostzoyed.
3 L CK CTJTVi'OEv'1 (Asrotis epsilon Rott.
-, orth J. N. 7-nhet (April 10) Cutworms are unusually abundant nd
'U V kinds of
,arolina des ruc'ive to cabbage, corn, potatoes, lettuce, -,nd all
truck in tiie locality of Chadbourn. Fully 90 per cent of all cutworms observed viere 1 19rotis epsilon.
30- 3jGS (Oniscida(D)
7,,% cpt, Ent. ;tt-r v, ry heavy iif, sta,Yo rk Cornoll ) U _' J1 pril 18), .1*
tion of so%-;bu-,--s in a --r 2cnhouse c--,,'.usod consid, rnblo 'anxik ty to to-m--to -*-rower Sh, ;ridc7n. Th,: bottoms r1nd sid,37 f t1ie fla's U re 31 t a 1- 11' -I
,iero well cover, ,d by 1-ie criistaccans and 'hey c t L C'- i
ro ,-,i of cue-w-Abers vhich were growing betwoon the flats
R. V,". H --rne d (xx r i 1 24 correspondent at Crystal Sprir,-"s
-"rotc us 01-1 -"-i)ril 11 t.--lat ,)illbu,-s vjcm vcry nuxiioroas around his 6 hc indicat-A that as yot h-.nd swclot potato pl,?.nts.
could sco no serious t1loy ",--d c, ,,used.
illihois C. C. CornT)ton (.i',.pril L") Symphlids compl, Acly destroyed a crop
of cucumbers, tom,,t-o )s, -.nd lott-aco coi-,iprising L,,bout 1 acre un6cr
lass at llv elrose P(-,rk. Thc growth of .-.ild must,".rd, tiiaothy, ',,nd
u-istl(2 also suvcroly injured.
POTZ20 ',1K) TOMATO
COLORYOO POT11TO =TL.- (Leptinotarso. decpmlinsuta Say)
(- Inril Pho )otato lou -- is c. xusin ,,-, tli- us1L,',l
ri V J- C is w-idc r
Harn( ,'.l r i 1 4 The Color..do potr"to bcAlc %v,,s observed 1)(,,viii( 1-3 'A '4accd,-"lu April 16. Thc n,::portur st,-,.tod th",'t tli(; first specii-,ioi-is that lic; Ilad noticed in that vicinity oont to -as on .-pril 12 from -,, Cr,,rd n
th i t
011 S TC 10 1
saucia :..cro reported as
cut o r'hY.-,-,'_-hu 3 r
:-_1SScur1 T (_'-pril 7 T- J-_-., son County 0 loc-1 pidcnlic of, the
c -,bb-,-o in cold frcmics bb 7 -- --urculio h,-.s b, n soricusly d -i.ia.-Jn:- nd to so;-.ic t6 :,L U
-tent ii i "he ficl-d.
EEVIL (Dyslobus decor: t_ Loc .
Oregon 18), Dyslobus decor,,,-, b, :,_n from the
,:round, -cordin:: to 17 r. -i 1c 07, out T,-arch 20,,-ost of thc adults cr-lcrEzin- by _pril 1. U-0 to pril 14 no h.-Id bocn found in the
f i.o 1 d. ::Ititudo of the country is- 1,400 fetA-IEVIL (Dyslobus ollis L, c.1-r nic
Oregon -D 3 n C o u c i 1 10 Dyslobas x:-m collins be- 7in emcrEin,- frorl
'Ghe -.bout .rch, 10. c vv o -s v;erc found in the field by
_' :cril 12.
F127-- _'dJT (Solcno-r)sis
ssissi opi H, '' V '0 J
rn, d (, -j)ri 1 'z!-) T!-__ -L"irc -rt -'-- r,,c-,iv,,d on pril 21 .Yherc it was ro-oortod 1-s injui-inS- Str'-xiberrics.
LT _'&T (Iriclorwrmox : i7ialis Ly.' Irc
'il3sissippi r Y d p r i 1 24 Tlac -,lit v;rs received frol-'I
_- ,v,_-.l,-,nd on '-pril A21, vjhcro it vv -,s reportk2d -:S injUring strrxv-"TS
(7- c corrupt. ;-uls.
1, Jjy !'L
-il '2). "'ho first bcan o- tic 1928 s,: acon w's found f djn:, on bo- --,s in tl',.c fi( ld on -qDril 12. This
1 ,Ist season. On ;'--pril 2 jo,,.ns vjer'. u,,.-.) on i j '-rt ck f, x:,i 'ju no Ouctlc3 vjcr, found on th( ra until '') Cn t'llic d-Ac olIlY OrL i*CX4can b _-.n bect1c. v,,Ps found on 16 rows of tlo fc ,dinS mro found
-,-bout 1200 f_."'t loiv-. jTo slns of bec on ,ny pl, nts thu on, where tlhk bcAle found. From
pr"sc;-it indic'-.'Giono t1w winter survival ijill bc vory lovi. Durin,.. th(, .11 of 11).'27, frw.i 21 to Novczib-r 3, 3,370 beetles
pl-c A in hibcrn,, tion rxid vci y littl,:; ,,cti.vity hj.,,, bc.cn s, _,n to 'Ac!. Only 'Jc. A.[' hrvc b )cn -.ctivu in tho cl-'Z,, c on -,iiy onc 01'1 d'wn 'Uh" first b, otlc w.,.s fourd in th(,
t i ty
-fo r d Z.,,) r i 1 Q- I-,Ih -iip flea beetle, Phyll( I e striped turi
ureta.y is verv destructive to young radishes this season
e e S t e r n p a r t o If -r h e ":)t at e
S0U]7-HF,7iH -F IELD- CROP I N S E C T S
3 --1 L *.-,EE V 11- (,--,nthonomus ,,.randis D'oh.
U. S -D eleas- of Ai ril 5) The annu l ex, Tainations of' r.-oss
ent co-nduc+.,,:1d 'urev ,u of' Eiitoi nolocy, United 'tates De-o-artment of
-,_riculture, for 1928, to determine the survive ,,l of bol
hibern--,tion, have been completed. In addition to the
inade by Llie --- ureau of EntomoloEy, siinilL_r ones, incl&.ed in this
report, -ere cl',rried out at three different points in Te1111 ts OY
F. L. olf t"Ic- Texas State Experimei t 6tl-tion. The exalni.,nations -n South C.-.rolina were made in cooperation k!itj.--, the South
C,:- rolina Experiiment S4-: tiojj.
Ls in past years, theso examinations hav-been in de only in
Spanish moss --,nd the findirE;s are recorde(I in live -eevils per ton
of iaoss. T!-,e records for 1926 are!
-)rtlhern Loui sia.iaa ... Live weevils per ton o-f moss.
Louisi no ......
...... .... 88.7
e mi.) e U ,he exception of a fev, dL ys in early j: nuar,
lu-,-ve been coi,ipJr, timelyly mild durin,-, the past winter. It ilj. be
rec,-)lled that conditions gener,--lly spef,..kin; kllere f:,voi,,-.hle in
niost sec ions 'or a lar-e nu;-kber of v, devils enterirS klibe, 'n--tion
In considerir.- '-hc records in northeastern Louisian 7,, it
1), remembered tlirt most of -this are,,,), viis included in the ,ississi-pr:
"ivcr overflow% durii t .e season of 19'-"7 nd th .t in some sections
A I L "
vory little cotton as plaritod. These records thus represent
1"I"I'Tily Liic ,. ,fter-cffoct oi -1.,he overflow rattle r tliaii winter mort lit)
11 tu I i o Ii 'Q'l i o i i: u r 0 s presented above are indicative of th oji. % O Vil it is rec;o,.nizod tliat tlio ex,-.iminat.-Lons voro i .iz cle at an nuinber o-):' points to 'Sive fiLurcs ;.,Ccurato con lu, 3ion,,) jj,,!y be drav;n for t w entire Cottoxi
'- U- StjY
au". 3 u n tY 's "a ry 3 e s i:e
fairly d s
a I Cl-I tuse v I e) i --L--u 1 or 31", 'C 1: C (2 s lon t',ae strk ,ets iE
('71 op 'Uer,-,,. ae-ro
LI r rm i HC00001's 'DI
ir, evergreens, sh-a:n_ sil. -uooery. 0 -'T S c 0 u t S 0 rickin3 i
t --I! U E" U tz .L
a ouln-Y s t -2 e s e s to be very
3 rd s
-ul bu- not d:. '-_-,erc),u3ly sc
0 t') r S I : Ilen'k (jano.,ry '6 r 5
Coi-ITl-,"Med Of J- i, 6J.-O 'eriod cc)vcl"--,d Iv ':us re-,)ort.
.C-ZL- L I i
on arborvitae "leo,
3 r e c ve u irc):'I _' rcli 24 fro .i 1/'i r rch, 7 be:L n: c o 1 '3 t e 1 :c 0 o r v i -15 0 i n b 3 t J i r I S t: -, 1 c T. Ihr s,,)ecii iens
trivit"!"as 6 ."Y)
(j ;-"11" "'ry I r l 1 oue, v,,as tiie
c):! litany cc' Tc saints froi -I hov,.sc' _,r durin,', period
froil Cc" )rury 6 'U-3 L 5. Tlic se co, iip). ', iii '-s c -'rom all over
-.st _,rn 'ic,Jf of t1lo A
J o 11 o c', i is StIll
i)J A I'irwiil,
nu'lbcr of Compir),ijits Ll'i re ,, rd to 'Ii.avc beer. roceivc d during'
7 az;t I! e c e e 2 n
'Ured -cre rc lle
1 ebr7 ska to
a v,).d a 'va f 3ur, :)I, j-S _-d to
Tahoe C C r d 0, o in c
I i f rni ,I y
to "I y
p L i n,-
PLA ?S AID LA iS
-TT _Y-SIOic_ OCALI (Icerya purcilasi Z,,s1k)
14orth A ..Leiby (--ay 4). This insect became established in iuito
Carolina within t1he last four yea: rs. It was commonly complained of last
yez-,r, beinc, destructive to the point of killinz- lacrfge ornamental
brol~.d-leaved evergreens. Veda-lia lady beetles were procured from
California in Pebrujary, -,nd their larvae bred in the laboratory
r.nd rel,_-;7sod on in]"ested shrubbery. Complete gener Aion of the
beetles has developed this spring out of doors.
ORINTIFPUT OTH (Lsyresia imoles-ta Busok)
.:a7rylan1 J. 1. l- i 3): The vwork of what appears to be this insect
w~as found on several twiias of Stranvaesia davidiana in my g'arden.
7H IT!ELES ( leurodidLe
37e or g ia O.Limp (ril 19): As usual these insects are numerous on ornameiatals at Fort Valley at this season of the year, necessitating
t'he enforcement of control measures.
-IY T]E CRCT (Cecanthus niveus DeO.)
o11 f",V. endenha,,ll K,,pril 11) 1 find oviposition scars of Oecanthus
niveus DeG-, on various shrubs ,,n-d trees in many localitierT-n=
tr.al r.Md southwestern Ohio. While they are beneficial there is
some dciigu-er-of fungus getting into the scars ma'7de by them.
CH1ffSA'14THKMJI GC-ALL M IDGL (Di, arthronomyia hyp ogaa Joew)
.Ass3issippi R. I Iarned (April 24): Sac)cim-,ens of the chrysanthemum gall midge
w!ere found injuring chlrysanitheimum plants at Greenville ALpril 5.
Thiis insect has been intercepted from many shipments of chrysanmthep1,,*.lnt,- from northern Sta-tues, especially from Ohio this spring.
~ULBKIT (~i-ogly-phus hjacinthii Boisd.
b r 2ka ...I.La J wy1 to A.pril 15): DarinCy h~arch the bulb mite
'," folul doinL severe -injury in two greenhouses, one at Lincoln dI& te othr ft earney.
~shfuton1.:~I wcctuvop 216) .Jp1-roximi:tcly 500 pl'ri ts of a total of
ukco 1 iutir1ilio5, Lili~ji lon ifloru irxntum in a Sreenhouse IF 11'r 2eti wUto be d.Lscarded bec~ttiuS of' injury by the bulb mite.
'P11 S 1_CI CV.Ld0[C~d 'by a iulitht wiltinL of the foliage ada yellow-
il' c 1)27.
-TR: 7 1 D 3 7"'E' 7L Z h i c yr a c r v
rc ac r o s hw,,
r U'. u r ,a r ch
I-To r tl, I
rL F= t 6 n Bishopp 2,',,e re
-, as a s"iLht increL* .se in the number
of Aousa fli-_ -s in this vi uy d ar i i L '-I) r i 1
TLZ, *.s (I'tenoce-oh Ius felis 3'ouche ,nd Ctenocephl-.lus canis J
P. Flint 18) ji)dfring by the number of letters received,
thoso insects nave been more abundant than usual at this time of 11 ye ar. I U ve b, en the common cat
tle *11 of 1-1-le s- ecimens received ha
a,,ld do-, fle,-.,s. '2he infest-.tions h-Ive apparently originated about f .rim buildinZs, -_i_ -.inly barns : nd feed lots.
CH I GGER (Troi-iibidiwa irritaxis Riley)
Louisianca F. C. -.')is'_ao-,DI) (_ .pril 26) re-port h,-s been received th,,,t chiggers
: .re causinc- annoyance in this vicinity (New C)rleans) .
I 10 its 71 S
U-,-,. 7 (-1 T,_T ( S i;xa 11 1% iii pocucarum Riley)
_Assissip )i G. H. Bradley -aid E. -I i (,pril 24): DurinE; the pa.st two ,,,-,lee! :s a destructive outbreak of this insect occurrcid in T1.11ahatchee ('I
jouiity. On this date the number of 6n' ,ts is Lreatly reduced, but they are still azuaoyin, : livestock. 100 head: of
horses and mules have been killed -.s a, result of the outbreak. No death losses of'. cattle aT)pear to h1ave occurred.
C _TIT j.JE
0-,,,,* LOUSE (Linogn).thus vituli L.)
e'b r,? s a H. 'Swenk (j,-%,nu! ry 1 to '.pril 15) E,-rly in Febru ',ry a Laxlcl-.ster
f,,,,,rr.aer reported .,. Iael-.vy -nd severe infest tion of his calves with the lon,-nosed c,.ttle louse, LinoSn(-.thus vituli L.
,orth 7. C. 3ishopp (..,)ril 22-24) Infestotions of t' is louse were found
oi i c,-,,lves at Cr;.1.nd 7oLs (.'.pril A22), :P,.,.r.-o (. pril 23), md at Jamestown (April 24), an exceedinely he, .vy infestation WO.s observed.
1,TORT11HJIU ,'ITIPLE GRUB (H rp ode rmr bovis DeG. COM 10111 C .,TT1I C-I'LUIB (14ypoderm,% iine,-Ali DeVill.)
(..pril, 19-21): Both species viere found infesting c, ttlo ,,,t St. d D-aluth. The heaviest infest,:,.tion
vi's observed ,,t F,-,irbault vhere 71 Srubs v!ore found in a yearling and severall aniriv-),ls in this herd were thouSht to be mcade unthrifty by the Ijo,-,ic 3r'ubs (t)oth species) were mature -- md others
")OVi") vorc ji'lot re":,ol-iin- the subderiiial tissues.
;orth T". f, .ilod to find sineje cattle grub
Dakota iii n .Aive cattle r',t Grc nd ForI s F. ,rgo. This shov s that these
i rd s J t C
3ish3-eb r z;' C 3 .rv
r s 1,. 4- ti*
s -a j Z a t i0c I
t OIJ I i
Vic r1i ty
-11,) rth F.
ota f oui id
J3, and Ja- estox;n Iipril 24. Other species of chicken lice were
A ME PLA eratophylUS 3pj
Massachusetts P. C. B ishopp (.Ae ril 16) ; infesta- tion of a henhouse and poultry
runs at Dorchester by the ea- stern hen flea has been reported. The iles :are said to be very annoying- to people w ho enter the, poultry house.
HOUSE HOLD LZ1D ST ORED -PRODUCT
I,,,-S E CT S
TE-,fLIITES (Reticulitermes sp.)
Kansas J. c-. o 11 olloch ( Ia r ch 2) Termites have ruined stationery arnd
supplies in the C ity Clerk's office at i.ellington, (;Aporil 1K):
.odw,:orl: in tw,,o sorority houses at Mainhattan has been seriously injured, :2zage to vwoodwork in houses is a.lso reported3 in A'tchison.
't. reorge, ",'ichita -Moado, and 11orth Topeka-. The
iwi the public solhool at Chetopa has been underrmine4. tu.juxy t,
trees, espL-eciully ch-erries, by termites has been reportext frcim
Eucklin, ..urich, Florence, LaCrosse, and Mae
:"ississippi 7N 1-. Cockerhv-nm (May 1) Reticulitermes virginicus Bnscontinues
to d-nage buildiing-s in 3iloxi. Reports come in, nearly every day
concerning these insects.
ATEREKITE (.Kalotermes picec~tus Sny.
Hi~xaii ,-aonthly Letter of the BPureau of Entcmolo_:y, oa. 167, Mac,1928.
Islands Dr. T. E. Sn1-yder reports that interceptions of the dry-w,.ood termite,
Kalotercies (Cryptotermes) piceat-as Sa n]7 t the port of
Honolulu, Hawaii, probably estao,,lish Chin,-, a s its orieinrtl habitat, terraites of this species having beeii discovorod in household articles of Chinese passengers from China. This tori-ite has been known
to occur in the Hawaiian Islands only since 1904. It is found at
Honol-ulu (on. Oahu) and at Hilo (on Hawaii).
CLOVER MdITE (lBryobia praetiosa Koch)
Nebrska HK i. Swenk (January 1 to ,!pril 15) : Shortly before the hoasekeepers were relieved of the boxelder-buUg inVasion in their houses
during February 5nd March, the -.lover mite became very annoying
ii houses. Many com~rpltints 'veroroceive-d about these mites from
all1 parts of this State from I~rh20 to "pril 1.5.
. orth C H. 2 r -t non Z I o .-.:L,, c b I e i r
C.-Xo 1 in a one of c3.,it.,on cotton -,iIls
ovc-r spo, Is of' y- ria causini- 1-,& .inful bit( o. n r-,
of clG,-dni do%.,r. until H E .
-;sachusetts I. :OjjrnC !- rjj 2- t -: r -C I-y
c jivA a smpi- of a i, nt
which :,z ;cnt i n t o us 'i t i d d ---X
CoA nty .-:ith a rep rt thA 'Lt -, s b
in th A
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