The Insect pest survey bulletin


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


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

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A periodical review of entomological conditions throughout the United Statee
issued on the first of each month from March to December, inclusive.

Volume 8 June 1, 1928 Number 4












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Vol. 8 JunO -1,192. No4


The season ii tho cast.,rnUnited States, as indicated by insect
appearance and prevalence, is still from t-o to three weeks late, A
most inter,-sting development in this connection, ho/,ever, has ccz--c to
our attention, It appears that in Nova Scotia insect develo-:znt is
nearly three we.ks earlier than it was.last year, and the ::'cva Scti-.
Fruit Growers Association is rcco:::'cndin.- late treatment for the r -d
writes and bud moth accordingly,

Thite grub in c..n.ral seem to be less prevalent than last year,
A rather larpe brood of beetles ivas emerging early in the month in the
Middle Atlantic, East Central, and eastern of the ;7est Ccntral

Reports of unusual wirevorm injury have been received from the CeT
England, E -.t Central, and West Central States,

Cut'-ormz appear to be less prevalent than at this time last .ycz.r
over the New BnLlandl:, South Atlantic, and North Contral Statr .

The Hessian-fly situation, on the hole, c ..: to ':e favor:.Ue,
Reports from Indiarni, Kansas, and Nebraska indicate moderate and sprtt.i

A survey carried on in Illinois in2-icates that but little t .. e
is to be anticipated from the chinch bu.7 this :,'...r,

Gr._-en-bu,- infestati ns SLCEM t6 be quite throu..-..aut centr.l
Kansas, but the infestations are not serious ..r. but little d-.,-m,1 ha

A rather unusual outbreak of le..i :o,.pers ha7 d1.vlop-d in the "eat
fields of southern and "..stern T,.braska,

Billu,'c-s arv attractin:- Lto-idoruble attCntion on corn in parts "
North C:,rjlina, Ohio, Indian.:, _n.r] :.iscouri.

E-irly in the month laniam', to alfalfa by the pj aphid rs :rti:
from Indi:-,na, -n-.. ni Ut:ih.

The lesser clov,.,r leaf we vil is -'.in .1' rin- in thrat'.r.i n.-
numbr r:' in the elover-u, ed produoin, sccti-n of Illi.i:,is.


-, 7-

The aphid situation reported in the last number of the Survey
Bulletin has not materially changed, aphids remaining unusually scarce
throughout the .,i,.le Atlantic,- I"' 7n"Land, anc East Central States
and the Pacific Northwest, These insects are reported, however, as more
abundant than usual in the Fort Valley section of Georgia,

Codling-moth emergence, on the whole, is much later than usual
throughout the Middle Atlantic and East Central States.

The eastern tent caterpillar is reported as subnormally to nor-
mally abundant throughout the New England and Middle Atlantic States,
damage so far being very slight throughout this region. Parasitism,
in comparison with conditions last year, has substantially increased
in Ne'- England,

The San Jose scale suffered very high mortality in southern

The European red mite appears to have survived the winter very
successfully, and present indications are that infestations this year
will be as severe if not more severe than last year throughout the New
rn land and Middle. Atlantic States.

The pear psylla is appearing in normal abundance in New England
and J9- York State,

Diphadiiup californicas occurred in very unusual numbers in Benton
County, Washington, where it stripped the foliage from 120 acres of

The oriental fruit moth started emerging during the first week of
.y in New York and Ohio. In the Georgia fruit belt this insect is very
scarce this year. Its relative abundance has not yet been ascertained
over the rest of its range.

Although the plum curculio was observed 6 days earlier than in
1927 in "assachusetts it is later than usual throughout the greater
part of its eastern range. In Georgia it is 25 days behind its normal

An intensive campaign to eradicate the citrus whitefly which was
recently found in a nursery in California is now under way.

The cabbage curculio is doing very serious damage in Kansas and
,.br.^ku. One gro'ier near Omaha lost 10,000 young cabbage plants as a
r',-.,ult of the attack of this insect, and this is the first serious
report ** corded from this State.


The asparagus be-tle t-p'.,ars to b': normally abundant thou hout
the New? Znland and E.-ct Central States. It is cp-"r-rntly spr -.iin-
slo-'.ly westward an-, southward, having bcen fcunr for the first tike
as far south as Carbonuale, Illinois, this spr-nl.

The ,':xican bean beetle ,'.?: its inper-ce in tho field in ;Jorth
Carolina on May 21 and in Alabaua on April 12. ''p to the 15th of
May. only 1.8 per cent of the beetles had Em-rgcd in the hibernation
cages at Birminfnham,

The striped cucumber beetle- is now seriously infesting c-curj.ita-
ceous plants in the lo;.er Mississippi Vally.

An insect tentatively deter-rined as Chilo E.i,:r,,x- rutl. has been
reported from the Island of Oahiu in the Ha-aiian Izlard.. This is a
well-kno-n rice pest of the Orient, .'Th--re it is effectively controll--i
by an y-.'-p.rasite.

Brood II of the periodical cicada is emer:cin;: according/ to schedule.
thro-.:-hcout the Middle Atlantic r.-"ion, r-psrts havir.- cccn received
from .C:7 York, lie-: Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, :-nd ;:orth Carolina.
The Virginia records are more extensive and complete t?.:.n for any'. previous
appeprrnce Of this brood.

The elm scurfy scale is bcing r-ported in unu-.:..' abu -.d-nce in
the .-;Lt Central and 1.orth Central States -ini in N',r-;,' .a.

The pine; leaf min-r is becomin-: rather troublesome in stern
Mas-c' usctts and hRhcJe I-lnJ.. In sorn:, localities the trees are already
bro.-'n from infestations from this -.,,t.

Arpyronloce abictan-, is bein.' r.port.,0 from nc'th.ern and western
M'ichican and it seems to b,-' incroasin- throu'icut tir.. entire State

D-J.TL. by termites is buin,, reported from'n I-nd'.-.' .,n '.nsas.



.I>'H;IE 0-RUBS *(?'hy:lo-ha a spp.)






A6 I. Bourne (May 21): The first specimens of May beetles
were observed on May 12. However, as yet they are not present
in any abundance.

H. 1I Worthley (l:1y ll): Adult beetles turned up in plowing
during the last week in April at State College, Appearing in
small number by :'iy 1. Abundant about light by 10.

J. J. Davis (Mvay 5): White grubs have been reported abundant
in soil at New Carlisle, LaGrange, Washington, and Lagro,

H, Z. Jaques (May 8): I have just returned from a trip
through some ten or twelve counties in-southeastern Iowa and
found evidence of damage from the white grubs very apparent,
particularly to blue grass throughout much of the region. The
cold weather has deferred the flight of May beetles this year.
They i-ere first out on the night of May 1. The following night
there w-as a rather heavy flight but only scattered individuals
have been seen since. (May 29): White grubs of Brood A are
found to be still active in some of the corn fields and reducing
the stand.

L, Haseman (.;.iy 24): -June beetles have been unusually abundant
during the month; on the other hand, larvae seem less abundant
than a year ago and practically no farmers have complained of

'SEWO'Ll.rS (Elateridae)

eTew York

Rhode Island



Weekly Nc'." Letter, N, Y* State College of Agriculture, May
28,1928. Wayne County (E, E. Frane): WVirew'orms are numerous,
as many as 35 having been found around a single cabbage plant*

A. L. Stene (,iy 23): Wireworms have been destructive to
sweet corn in some sections of the State, as many as 10 to 20
grubs to a hill being quite comrr'on. One gro,,wer reports that
birds ore di. in-: up hills and -eating worms but leaving the
sprouted corn.

J. J. Davis (lMay 26): Wireworms were reported destructive
to corn near Liberty, 2oay 21.

L, Hac_-.n.jn (-.'y 24): l.-xt to corn billbu-s and flea beetles,
the wireworms have been the mot.t troublesome pest attacking
the young corn.



i.-:a s: achusetts


North Carolina





Cal ifo rn ia

J, W4 .',cColloch (April 1-): .'ir:rorms are r:-orted in.jurinn
corn on very rich bottom & at *r n?,ton.
CL'r ;.i"/?3 .'7octui .ac)

A* I, Bourne (:ay 21): The black army cut'-orms A."r ti
fennica Tausch. and A, unicclor ,rlk,, which re ecp cially
injurious to early vegetables at this time last ycar,are very
scarce in this vicinity this spring (.rhest),

M, P, Zappe (L'ay 22): Cutorms are causir.g considerc:-le
injury to opening grape buds. In m:ny cases fruit-bearirn-- shoots
have been entirely eaten a-5y, at South Glastor.bury.

W* E, Britton (;.'ay 24): Cut-.-orm injury reported to me by :r.
A. E. ITilkinson, Vegetable ZExtension Specialist. S-'vc-ral "rs
are using bait of poison-d-bran mash. Reported from Z-:-tcrbury,
Uor',ich, Brooklyn, Killingly, Hampton, -r.nd ;ocstoc:,

R, ,7. Leiby (:-y 4): Correspondcnce inr.icates that .rden
cutworms are more destructive than usual.

J. J, Davis (May 26): The glas sy cut to -n m'-. a E t. r iLx ,
,las reported; da. ir.- 'lphiniums at ipot-n .:.y 21.

R, '.i. Pettit (,:.y 19): Some kind of a cut'.-orm has recently
appeared at Hart and at 2: st L.nsin:.- It works on a.r --
from the level of the --rouni do-n for about 4 inc-..:- and a'-ve
ground for 2 or $ inches, dei:i* deep pits cr the
spr.uts. It is serious enough to have practically destroyed 2
acrcs of aEpar.-,:Ls in one field. A goo/ly quantity of t--e
larvae er.,- no7 in a c- awaiting devel.prr.:nt into the .:ult
conJ ition.

L, HaEeman (:.y 24): ?c er c--.plci..t t'.c usuEl- have :t-:n
received from farms rer-rin,_- cut"'orMs. .-.cLS s;:.,-on has -:,f^rent-
ly not be.n favorable for cut-orm injury,

R. W. h^-rn., (::-y C;): Cut.-orms tentatively determined bv
.-'r, J, "[, L n _ton ac L.'cz..ti** ::i. .. r ri t c re collect.
on cable. plants at Loxi..-ton .:ay 11, n on t:" t tato
plants at ,..'ordl v . Very little? -:. has been c.:. d.
FLtir1 ',r'- also collect' in corn -r.1 soyb..r. fields
at Yazoo City April L Little or no r-. -:- noted at this
t inHc-,.

J, C. Zi:-.ore ('."y. ):) Ct-or.n *i .. e bes b,. en nal iceable
this ye-ir but very rxh le tn last yar at 3-rden "rove,
Orz;n:y County. L..,' that :z fli: last r -. very heavily
inf.-:.t. *I vith cut :nxs, r',s ;," ar './i z land ... 1" ..tly
in! ,-* t i.


......... ".7E.T UIRE.,ORi (Agriotes mancus Say)

Maine J4 H, Hawkins (May 7): It is interesting- to note that our
usually most destructive species,. Agriotes mancus Say, was not
nearly so abundant during 1927 as during 1928, while- an upland
typetMelanotus sp., was more abundant than usual,
In one locality A. mancus was very abundant during a warm
spell in April and was present until corn was planted in June.
After a wet cold spell during June the numbers were greatly
diminished and they did nbt appear in quantities great enough
to do much damage during the season. We have hbeeA at some loss
to account for this disappearance unless some sort of a fungus
disease, may have killed the larvae. Material kept in flower-
pots was not affected either by animal or fungus parasites
and no evidence of either was found in the fields.

A FLEA BEETLE (Chrysomelidae)

Indiana J* J, Davis (May 26)': A small black undetermined species of
flea beetle was reported damaging corn at Connersville, Fayette
County,May 24.

Missouri L. Haseman (May 24): A small black flea beetle, not yet
identified, has been attracting attention throughout the northern
half of the State, where it is working great destruction on
the young corn.

CONVERGENT LADYBEETLE (Hippodamia convergens Guer.)

Oregon Don C. Mote (May 11): Ladybird beetles, Hippodomia convergens
Guer., are reported by Mr. Thompson, Mr. Wilcox, and others
as being unusually abundant and widely disseminated.

FALL ,I;I0ORM (Laphygma frugiperda S, & A,)

Louisiana T. E, Halloway.' and W. E. Haley (May 17)- Large larvae of
Lapbh'Yma frugiperda vere found injuring young corn in Sts
Charles Parish.,


iILS3ITIJ FLY (Phytophaga destructor Say)

Indiana J, J. Davis (itOy 26): R.eceived report with specimens of wheat
heavily infestcl with spring brood of fly, larvae and flaxseed
being prcs.2nt and as many as 16 being found to a single stalk.
Ten acres sowed the last wc.,.1: in Septmber badly infested. Re-
rmaininp 25 acre so'ed later (after October 1) was reported
apparently uninjured.


rllinois .,. P. Flint (;.'ay 17): Z-Ys of the Hescrian fly -ere found
in considerable numbers in wheat fields -.urin- the w7eed of April
22, in central Illinois. Flies were observed ovipositin- at
several points in the State duirinr- this -<.
Winter wheat has b:2-n killed out to such an extent th.t in
many localities there will rot b; a field of winter heat for
several miles. This possibility will have some effect in ri-ucin-
numbers of the fly next fall.

.ansas J. ',. !,cColloch (;iay 22): Dr. E. G. Kelly tells me that in
his -ork over the State be finds that thre is quite a bit of
iiinfestation by the Hessian fly, but that the infestation is s-ct-
ted, due probably to the snows and sudden drops in t-r.*. rature
in April.

ebraska 1., H, S-.,cn] (April 15-i.'y 15): Reports fro m. Z'.urd ar rs oun.ty,
reccivedcearly in :'ay indicate t-Lht there is a general, but not
heavy, infestation ,with the Hissian fly in that county this spring.

CHINCH BUG (Blis.-uF lcucorterus Say)

llinois J. Ho (May 11): Surveys in several counties :riicate
gen- rally slight dai'-,e to be -:*:pectuci in the central part of
the State. Occasional fields show, enough burs to cause l:c.c1l
da'r-e. Adults are flying.

G3--l,,,l; B'UG (Toxoptera -'r'=minuq Rond,)

ansas J ;7, '.'cColloch (;'ay 22): There s,.tE to be a general infesta-
tion of the green bux- throu.'-,cut c-ntral ran-:s, but there ,.:s
becn very little actual injury. A few fields in the nei-hbor-
hood of Lindsbur- arc reported to have suffered som-e loss.

Lx .FlOprw.S (Dcltoc,_ :h;lus bllli Van D* and
"A--,ll io r.-'n, uinolt~n* Prey. )

ebraska ,:. H, S-enk (April lV-':Uy 15): From southwestern Th-br:::.
reports have been receiv,-.l lurin.- lte April n-l early ".:
of ah abu d.rice of leafhor;pers in the ,-inter xh t fieli.
The at',cic: of these insects, supplement. b.," the effects of t'.
FrY,.vailini- dry weather, has r,. ilt-cd in considerable J::;-e in
some fields, even to some loss 0,i tihe pl:nts. In ".ith County
the pr. vailin :..- cies -j: f>un] to b' D It'c, r1lTusis :c!
In !itchcock County the t1 evailing '. cie '1as Aallia


Uj'.O'i CO"JI 3B, :' (.r,-ir t :..ujil1l is Hbn.)

'uam Corn Borer Control I-xtension 3. rvicc (:'.:y 12): T:.f; have the
corn borer ,.*. out whru *.', is .!J, hawv recently i..rtd

Louis iana

1,700 p?2rasites reared as far as the spin-up stage in the
laboratory at oionroe, Mich. These parasites :(v-eristes
roborator Fab.) withstood the long journey in cold storage,
arrived in good condition, and on emergence 7-re liberated
in the infested fields of the island, reports Dr. Philip
Lu-inbill, in charge of the Monroe Laboratory.

CCRIJ EAR ,70RM (Heliothis obsoleta Fab.)

R. L, Cockerham (May 26): This insect was found damaging
corn about the 10th of May and on May 23rd was found injuring
tomatoes. Earlier in the season this species did some damage
to gladiolus blossoms at Biloxi.

P. K4 Harrison (May 17): Numerous complaints have been
received but damage has been slight except in 1 five-acre
field and 1 1-acre field of beans at Picayune, In these two
fields the damage was rather heavy.

;, E. Hinds (May 28): The occurrence of Heliothis obsoleta
is much more rare in fields of corn this season than in
1927. There has been practically no complaint of this insect
attacking tomato fruit as usually occurs at this season.

Ai'.iY".0RI, (Cirphis unipuncta Haw.)


J. J. Davis (May 26): L. F. Steiner repo.,-ted the collection
of 50 or 60 armyworm mrths in his codling-moth bait-pans
at Bedford May 22,

SOD ,7EBJOiqS (Crambus spp.)


J. J. Davis (May 26): ;ebworms have been very destructive
to corn from reports and specimens received between May 17
and present date from Union, Fayette, Boone, Henry, and
Carroll Counties.

B, E, Jaques (May 29): Sod webworms are also damaging corn
in sod ;-round broken last year.

SED-.CORN MAGGOT (Hylemyia cilicrura Rond.)

J& d NMcColloch (April 28): Seed corn maggots are reported
as destroying an entire field of corn at Burlington.


SUGA!;CAIQr BEETLE (Euetheola rugiceps Lec.)

Louis ioran

W. E. Hinds (M1ay 28): The rough headed corn stalk beetle
has doric serious injury to stands of corn and cane, especially
in the southern part of th1e State. This pest seems to be in-
creasin, its rarvmc and destructiveness from year to year. It
dama",,:v rice also.




North Carolirna

F* L. Thomas (>.-vy 10): L:';Jt c,'-rcane beetles were des-
troyinp corn on '-7ell arained land which has :-r. in cultivtin
nany years at Coll,--- Station.

A .I7/..,.' ('orc :-:c:", livi ': DeC.)

J. T. Tenhet (M.:.y 14): A on3-ei.nth acre field of corn s! --tly
damnaIcd at C. !dbo .rn.

CO?:N BILLI-J-S (S.-}::. .-s spp.)

North Carolina




J# No T. hnet (:-y 16): One 10-acre field at C-hadbourn da'i-d
by the curlew bu, S -heno-,no rus callo I s Oliv, ove.r 50 ::r cent
neces-itati-.- replanti. Other i:.- r-by iilds, totaling .
or 30 acres, da. .--c from 10 to 25 pcr cent,

T. H. Pa -'- : :y 24): .,-- -. -, z zeac :alsh is destroy.': *
fields of corn in several central C-io counties, -:.:.'-e is con.
fin-d lar,-,1y to fields in timothy sod last yer. ".-:- farerss
have rcrlant *-d because of the dce-:; which I n about ::"ry 15.

J* J. Davis (i.?iv 26): 1urin.- the past reek serious l sscs
have resulted to corn from the bibuS. ..-.
Sattzrthwait det.), The first reports came -v.y 18 ". have con-
tirnu:d to date. The localities where he'.'" citationss occr
include the follo-:inr- counties, Ti. .C:oc, C.rioll, Soone,
Clinton, Ho-ard, TiTton, 7Yadison, Fa-ytte, .., .-, mountain, Uni on,
and Joi!. -on. Sptcii- .nrs 'V'eCre received from ell of t.ese coun-
ties and all ";-cre S. :z.a The yr'..- out of clover a -..r
27o se .e: to .', thec indirect cause of this trouble because in
practically. all casss corn- fields i'"ste this :rin .. a
hea.'" st.-r. of ti: othy in 1i-7 after the clover -- out

1.. J. es (May '2): ,'l11 -s of at least t;o s:-cies
J 'bc *v.'.: oarvinlus 2:- ez 3 are causin- cons id able
' to corn in .. : -, \ ',i Lee Co'. ties.

L ~~-L:...:' (.y 24): A -r.'t .-." f rcers have c :.lained
of billb-u s the last ... of the month in centr, 2 and no:t.ern
:i^-CLi, C n __ ..- unus' ally dt'st;..tivL duri,- the
last .*i,.." ..1. "the. Lonth in .ntr 1 anu uortri C -_.-. .:. I:- Gyll unusally structiv urin the
las1t 1 If 1 the nonth in central a'n : rn ?iuri,

C.. ..*l.. .

T. H, ,,r:.s (:: y
':,n- corn in.. Vrv
S, c '. d by ti o t'
over in som .: th
in an aver. C I r.

I"--I- da.,.; i th-- first plant i"- o 1i i
sod, o.,. rn ti l hav< to b ;lnt.
cent ;.l cou.ti s. 5,2,-tIcc iLor a u:-.J. ,.t t


A C.'.-ABID (Scarites subterraneus Fab.)

J. N. Rovey (April 25): The grub of this insect was found
attacking seed corn after being planted near Beaumont.

C-RAPE COLASPIS (Colaspis brunnea Fab.)

J. H, Bigger (April 20): Damage to corn is not expected to
be very great this season in the western part of the State.
Weather has permitted all ground to be plowed early. Control
was obtained by farmers without their definite knowledge in
most cases.


PEA APHID (Illinoia pisi Kalt.)

:Torth Carolina





C* H& Brannon (May 21): This insect has completely destroyed
about 15 acres of vetch in Moore County.

J, J. Davis (May 26): The pea aphid was reported as wide-
spread and destructive to alfalfa in Elkhart County. Much damage
had already been done when reported May 23. The same aphid was
reported .Ly 21 from LaGrange County. In both cases alfalfa
was the crop attacked.

J. E, Dudley Jr, (May 26): The pea aphid is slightly more
abundant than the average year for this time of the year, There
were 5,600 aphids collected by aphidozer from 7,500 st. ft. of
alfalfa in Columbia County. Coccinellids were abundant, 33 being
collected with the aphids, and probably not more than half re-
covered. Syrphids were very few, Chrysoi.d.s. just appearing,
and E:.... ferus light From April to MI.-.y 21, 245 -roc2inellids,
practically all Adalia bin-ounctata ,were collected in the summer
laboratory, where they were attempting to escape. Many were
also observed in outbuildings which were not tight enough to pre-
vent gradual escape of the insects.

J, :'.', ]'cColloch (I.-y l0): The pea aphid caused considerable
d-'.,.u to alfalfa following freezes in April. Reports of injury
were received from McFarland, Abil.ene, Maple Hill, Wellington,
Wichita, and :.4-nliattan. On May 16 injury to clover was reported
from Olathe.

Go 1 Kno7lton (:..jy 10): Pea aphids are becoming rather
abundant on alfalfa throughout Salt Lake, Jeber, and C-che




;;i sconsin

" s S. i S ; ,

I-T.hBr. CLO'-TR LEAFLT_ ('.'I 7> --:tzj-o ^ nizrirostris 1 a )

J, H4 31.---r (-.aay 15); C. ervat ions at 7rescnt indicate that
.,.-_re will be severe loses oi clover see causId :v tIle lesser
clover leaf '--evil.

SALT-MARSH C.'.-Z72 ?Li. (i -_ .- acraea :r ry)
F., L T" L :'l a-" ,a r7

F, L Thomas (:-"y 3): T ',s ,'ouss arc quite nuricrouc nos c.-
arc alicost sure to "ork on c"'tton later in the r zion aro'n:
"Iy City, aa-.o-Tra County,

T7'--I (T'.,. opt ra)

J. E, Dul-..y, Jr, (:;'.-, :-":): T ese isecs are e:.:re ly ".
dent on alfalfa, over 1 ,000 .-vini b n '.t "th the ap'i-
.czer from 7,500 sq. fcet of alfalfa in Co!-- Courty,

Rt 17i Harnoad (ilay 29): Injry.' to roses thrir- Las ben
r.-.valent throu--':ut th. State this c.:rin-.

A:2-'Y CtiO'n.' (Choriza c-rotis au:iliaris Grote)

J, V.'% .'cColloch ("."ril --.): .,- arwa ca j a r. 3rted.
ir njaring alfalfa in a n'i:.j':r of fields at t ".. A,


A I, 'curnc (:y 21): Uo to the :ent time ther arc
."> a:;*ntly very fr- or.;h,'..: plant lie. I r rtei t'i2 fact
in r:.* letKer r.- ave hYd no report tus far from cny action
of the State to contradict th. ctat. L.A

ConLn -cticut

M, P. 2 :e (. y): Ve:".: fe<' aQ2'.ls can o; /ouj.
except in one orcba.' : in Uniarnvhllle >..ty, I..s
a 7ood infu tation of -hid. "tc:rte, c J toni 'i.nL
pro i'cc d .. *I alu\;, ant than in n a v c at.

ant re
.......rd lias
r'ition beir'..'

l*-" York

G,- or ia

C. H Cronby" -n ac i tmait, .b.txact from .n .'.' Ii i ..ys
Letter *:. Y Sta te Co 11. o 0f .*I i C tc u rt.r "'* y 14, i.'. .: .->, rt$
f r o m sj. .- o l k C o l .- i a ; ". . * r '. j l .. "- r e 3 {e n c c e e ,
and Ui *:,r. Coun:ties li.-'ic2 t] .:. ly scarce, the ft.. observed bed'i the a-..,l I-" aThid,

Oliver I, S-'i-." ( v-,y 19); **.L.i, K .rO01 a&biu.d nt this y ~r
l,:mn u:.- at Fort Vail Our ri:., .as f n co much
r. in.





New Jersey


New York

I liana


,i ss issippi

!'c-e York

T. H, Parks (May 24): Plant lice are quite scarce on vege*
table and fruit trees thus far this spring.

J* J* Davis (May 5): Apple aphids were abundant early; they
seem to have been fairly vell checked in most orchards, al-
though in some orchards they are threatening.

Bennet A., Porter (May 19): Apple aphids have been only moder-
ately abundant thus far this season in the vicinity of Vincennes.

Wo P, Flint (May 17): Aphids continue to be very scarce in
nearly all of the apple orchards of the State, There has been
a slight increase during the past two weeks,

Don C, Mote (May 11): Apple aphids reported by Mr. Wilbur
to be late in making their appearance. Very few of them noted
up to May 8,

APPLE APHID (Aphis pomi DeG.)

D. W. Webb (May 21): The apple aphid was reported on rose,
apple, etc., at Pennington.

Bennet A. Porter (May 19): Green apple aphids have been pre-
sent since the buds op-r.:d in the vicinity of Vincennes.

ROSY APPLE A2HID (Anuraphis roseus Baker)

C# R. Croshy (ray 12): In western ITc York the actual num-
ber of stem mothers is rather low, but when compared ,rith the
other species (grain and green) the percentage is high. In
the Hudson Valley the number of rosy aphids is rather low.

Bennet A. Porter (.iay 19): The rosy apple aphid was first
observed on T'y 15, and a few light infesta-tions have been
observed since in the vicinity of Vincennes.

WOOLLY APPLE APHID (Eriosoma lanigerum hausmo)

L. Hasemnan (May 24): During the week of May 20 some young
*"-.le orchards in central Missouri sho'.r'd severe infestation
of the %.oolly aphis, particularly on the trunks and limbs.

R. &7 Harned (May 29): Specimens of this insect were collected
at Holly Springs April 17. and Hay 9, and on apple from Kosciusko,
May 10.

APPL, GRAIN APHID (Rhopalosiohum prunifoliae Fitch)

WJec l iy T. '-s Letter, N, Y14 State College of Agriculture,
.May 14,1928. Colubia County (A. B. Buchholz): Aphids on apples
can bo found on close o. .,\nation, but they are not plentiful
and a w. mostly the ; r.,n aphids,

C -.

Ind i ana

l'-- York




Geor ia

L.iszouri A, Porter (May 19): Li --.t infestations of the
grin aphid in the vicinity of Vincenr-,

; COc-a por:.snc:llc L.)

; "cekly :e'. Ltt-r, Y. State Colii -- of Agr" >ureI.ay
'14,1C'.:, Chautauua County (. H. G1-isbury): Lone or the
codlir moth lava; obs.ved 0have yeV: bu e un the pupal st--.-, al-
t>.L-.oh it is about tii-e,

T ,i Prks (.'ay `4): !oths comcncfd to e at Chilli-
cothc ..y 18, and. t .1:"". ,py ^l. Very fei' . mr-:d at
tl:,i date ('.yi 24).

Jo J, Davis ( ". y 5): Colli:; -noth cJce-'rce "'ill be .much
later than usual acco:"iirn. to orCstnt inaicaticn. (>y _)
T-,-' first ':oths isfuec at L. .:'i in tn south rt of the
State 1.y 16, acco-li:.- to the record of L. St iner, .:.e
first crs more Jb .r'-'l :y 17. iU7on- had ..tchci to _-te ,r.i
there '- be a fe'" day d-:l:;., from QnorTcl cus of tj cool
'Teather prevailin, the .at fe' ... "

3.*-.,.? A,', Porter (I y 1'): On unt of the *~.:ra late-
ness of the season, coiln.-moth c -ret'cnce is unuc,-lly late
this year, althou}, "-ith reference to ppl bloo::i.- er-ence
is about on sc-.I .. c, first mOthS appkrs in tne insr.ct-
ary at Vincnn.s in ,'Uay 14,

';7, 1, lint (.:-.y 17): The cc.'lin- oth start_ u.-i in
southern Illinois in 1:r. C....-":- r's c ^.s on 9 .. In out-
of-.oor ca-.s in centa!l Illinois on 2>''y Is, _-s .:ore fou:;d
on :pple in central Illinois on ":*Y 1C. ";t o ditins.
on ti, vholc, h.av_ o1n fao- blo to e, sine tho stt
of moth ... ... ,' : r c.

--, Lee ,7orcha::. (:'>.. 21): Cohn ;.oths re r ir. V
and :..v. co- . i.. or, '.. Tle -: s r -.:*: ct to atch
about :. 12 to 1c. The eak of n b: o. 1 action n
is expected betmecn M"v 15th and n"*"ts ...r, _.. o--i
State L: .. of .tono o.y i pla:i.. to ,ntr:.. e about ,
O:3 *- r -itesT'* o 'ninut -*L .y~f.c. $ lifornia
in ti to cakch the ak of eLt -. ition.

L* .. i~n ('-.! r;,4); T:. first a-.uA t coali:," :;oths c--I -d
on p'acti. 2_l' tn. sxmn 1 te in Couth -n .:i souri, ct:it.\l
.is ou -ri, 'r.iJ ror }.h ,.:t rn : o ri, .,. -.,9 r 10.
south-'est :"-. ."iso.ouri th> *are :;; r, i-. "l'otsy,' '"ir tl:o likeli-
hood of a luJ-."- -:-. '.t fci. co. *.t Col...., ic' ) cr cnt
of thn moths e. out by i. In nnrth1>t rTn ouri
on the -._'-I dlte c:,y 14 r cent of the rot',, ano i- .. 7'.
first *-*.. t :olu:b!;, *-ere o1 .rVLd .:; the 17t', ;,nu in "' c ntral : : uri ... c ", coli. te .n t th. t
"*th no .'c ho 1 tch ..,


;d ashington

':.- York

New York

E, J. ITe-comer (May 26); The weather at Takima during May
has been warmer than any May for some years, the maximum
temperatures for the last three v:eeks have ranged from 75
to 98, and as a result, codling moths have been emer-:inc in
large numbers and e--g deposition is much heavier than usual.
This may result in a hitaer percentage of wormy apples this
fall than normal.

FRUIT TTj2; LEAF ROLIER (Archips areyrosnila 7Walk.)

C. Ro Crosby and assistants, abstract from -.-ky Tes Letter,
,riculture 14:.-and May 28,1928:
Newv York State College of Agriculture, May 28,1928;
During the first week in Miay leaf rollers were observed hatch-
ing in Columbia, Greene, Ontario, ',ayne, Monroe, and Niagara
Counties, and were found in abundance in Broome, Onondaga, and
Chautauoua Counties by last of !ry.

CIGrAR CASE PL-:R (Coleophora fletcherella Fern.)

Weekly News Letter, N. Y4 State College of APriculture, May
14,1928. Genesee County (R, L. Payne): The cigar case bearers
are present in large numbers in a few orchards and have been
causing some injury to the young foliage.

PISTOL CASE BEArwR (Coleo-phora malivorella Riley)

TE-' York

INc-1 York

Hew" York

C. R. Crosby (May 12): Pistol case bearers are appearing
on the buds generally throughout the State in a little more than
theo taial numbers. In Onondaga County they re abundant in one
cnrry orchard.,

Weekly Ne,:'s Letter, N, Y. State College of Agriculture, May
14,1928; Erie County (l'4, N. Taylor): There was a consider-
able infestation of pistol case bearers on apple this year.

CASE BEARERS (Colzophora spp.)

C. R. Crosby and assistants, abstract from Weekly !eWs
Letter, N. Y. State College of Agriculture, May 14 and May
28,1928: Reports from Genesee, Broome,and Monroe Counties
indicate tLot case bearers are threateningly abundant. Re-
ports of their presence have also been received from Fredonia
and Columbia Counties.

E':,o-?'rt:.. BUD -,0TH (Snilonota ocellana Schill.)

C, Rt Crosby and assist onts, abstract from Weckly News Let-
ter, IT, Y. State College of Ariculture, :-;y 14,1928. Re-
ports from Ontario, Onoi,.d:* a, )nd Ulster Counties indicate
that severe injury has alr.-AIy been done by this insect. Dam-
a is anticipated in '::oroe County, and the insect is also
reported from Erie and Columbia Counties.

1.',a7. s-chusetts


Rhode Island'

Nepi York

ITc-: Jersey


aans as

MT," York

EA :5 ?: T1:: -..:; -L O'S- C.:-1 .1z 7 -r c -.I.a Fat.)

A. I, Bourne (l'-y 21): The eastern tent caterTil!-r,as the
season adv:.:-,[es and the insect becomes cons-"icuous, 2oes net
anr:. :r to be quite sb :..dant as last y:ar throu hout th.
State as a whole. 'e aPain Ludu some o-certions on tohe rate
of .r.citisa for the section arc-rn2 the coil_.- -r.' front a
total of 8,000 ; i .ic 7Tere e:.:i :,.;: e fc-und a a itis
of bet'.-en 12 an' 13 pcr cent. is a su-:tantial i:-.crease
over the i.: roe cf :,rasitis whichh vas obs: rv:. last year.

John V. S:h.-ffner, Jr. (::y 2-.:): First ha'ch of ent cater-
pillars rc..;rt:d at M.elrose on 8. Hatchin7 not ,ene-:/
until about t'-o weeks later. Infestations spotty. A-..i:t
in some localities, es- in .:---lected orchards and on
wild bla:k cherry.

,. Britton (.'.y 24): Tent cate. -illar nests fairly a':-:-
ant in some localities .: rather scarce in others. r'crt:i
from ,':0. Hivin, Is acu-.: -t tn in an aore v ar.
so,_ in an avr :e .'ar.

A, X. Stene (':.::.y 23): 7e1 season in I,! been
cold jpi bacc ard and ince ct de Aopment '.s been slot. Tent
caterpilars c.a 10 days or t'-:o ..- '.: in r. -- :.rts of
the State but in other sections near the ocen they :- 'st
be-in.ino to 1atch. In no case have they ery actIve.
A normal occu:;. .rce of the tent *teCrrilar: C be executed.

C, R. Crosby and assistant,bst.:et fro2 :s e ttCr,
..C'7 York State Coll-e- of A-ricuture, :,ay 14, a- 23,12a&tern
tent caterpillar e-s *s -_re hatchin- the fi-t ..' co = .i
in .-.y .r*ia the l1 .':'e arc no" : ttin b ..:. into t l. -'
crotches oi the trees. R-.rrts ave been recc ived f.:- C:.. t-
qua, Ontario, --.Li Genesce Cou..ties.

Do. ".; bb (May i-): D:a_-:-, li '-t at prc .-r:t, but %tents
seeiainply nute;.. ae- In this .*.r.

R. _2. d (to2., '): In : tnb ".&1
ora .:.': "': r-^,rU'd from T te Cu:-t.- ri I 19 i.-- '4

C. ":- :T.'-^..3 ( ] .0.:... tr dae)

J, 7;,i.'Colloch (';y 11): ,cfoli-tion oi fruit nd sade
tr ,'-c by c:.n'.1r-or. is r j: e. from Lin col'..

S?.'.; 3 ' C." ( 1 .. .v ,." '_ P ")

.-- ly :T. :s Lettr, T, Y. State Col. -e o' A-ricutt r,
M:.y 1-t,19'": 0rn-,-- :ou, ty (Sidney Jo-..--) A 1 .v-.. of th7
Bp;'ir ', carL.i r or;:. "."as faui. on .''.y 7.





H.N. Wotthley (May 12): .Eggs laid on apple twig on April
19. Hatched I.ay 11. Larvae invading opening blossoms and un-

L, Haseman (:isy 24): Light infestations throughout central
1.ispouri of spring cankerwvorms developed during the month,
and in breeding ex-eriments most of the worms wTere full-fed
and in the soil by May 1.

FALL C. -;T ..O?: (Alsoohila pometaria H:arris)

SE Britton (M'*y 24): Eggs have no"v hatched, though fully
two weeks later than usual, and the young larvae are now
feeding upon the leaves at New Haven.

LE SHOPPERS (Jassi:da)


: .'. York

!Te- York

A, I. Bourne (May 21): Leafhoppers are slightly more abund-
ant than plant lice but considerably belov; normal, In fact,
throughout most sections there'-as so little plant-louse and
leafhopper infestation that grov:ers did not find it necessary
to employ nicotine in any of the pre-blossom sprays. Leaf-
hoppers are beginning, hov'ever, to become somewhat more abund-
ant so that are recommending nicotine for our calyx sprays
as a matter of precaution.

Weekly iTc-s Letter, N. Y. State College of Agriculture,
May 14,1928. Green County (A. SO illsls: Many nymphs of Tvphlo-
cyba nometaria are on apple leaves. These were first observed
on May 7.

BLACK APPLE LSrYHOiP-R (idiocerus provancheri Van D.)

C. Ra Crosby and assistants, abstract from Weekly News Letter,
N. Y, State College of Ariculture, May 14,1928: Black apple
leafhoppers ',ere first observed in Greene, Ulster, and Columbia
Counties during the first week in May.

ROSE LJHOC'PPR (Empoa rosae L.)


M, P. Zappe (May): Rose leafhoopcrs began hatching about May
15, Abundance about the same as in an average year.

BUFFALO Ti LHOPI-.L (Ccie. bubalus Fab.)


1. H. Svenk (May 15-April 15): Several complaints have been
received during the period covered by this report of injury
last season to the newer growth of apple, pear, plum, and peach
trees by the buffalo tic hopper.

P.i. : .. ... (.i.._ .. Reut.

No-r York

C, At Crosby b nd asris-ints,, abstract fro:.: -J-'iy : ..
Letter Y. Y State ..llee cf .. .c-t-c, f.pY il,c :-I Apple
r-dj '7ero obsr'Sved for the first 5ijme this season
in Ulcttr ard. Or':,--e Counties on 11 12

i~PI~ 'r.;;G -. -~ (~z.~':ic~r:r~ bi~ca'~ ~'x~c 23y)

North Carolina

C {. rnon (: 1) Aple t-. da- by this irsect
*"r. cent in by 0, 3. J.oi-?, County .--:it, Fendcrson County.

CYz2 .-SH.iL PCA _- (I.: *. .--j ? i. L.)

Ye-7 Yor:


South Dakota



Teckly _'s Letter I., Y State Colic -: c .A-riculturO, :ay
14,1 Suffolk Cou-ty,. (d, D. Deen):
visit-. is cevrel.y inf:st-i -ith cyst r-hhscl scale, is
probably cdue to the fact tret .conc .. ie u :.r is
rarely used.

Js J, Da,'is (3).' o): *.',,ny i,.quirifs 'cf-r.n rece-ived
about the orster-rse1! scale. -,.se r .jrts came lar-ely
from th.. northern half of Isd:....

H. C, Sevhrin (:ay ):O Cur _orst inrect in South -:ta,
AC.pI-, p:Cl, lilac, cottcn,-orod, -illo"',and :," other tr s
are badly attacked in the eastern ': t of the State,

11: JC" SCALc y" :ernlciosus Co-t*)

_B,-n.rr.t A,Porter (,Iay 19): 'inter mortality '.-.:c been unueually
"-h'i'. Cou .s in a .,lectad a'xl. o-. rd icir V' .nnes or.
...rilU 6 sho-'ed los t...- one-hlf of 1 c 'nt alive. Counts
in a co-.: cial p ch c' rd i 'cbr.-r- 9 -Lo-ed .r cent
aii,. At that ti;e the orchard ;S corayud, nal:i:.- it im-
cz..jble to .. a fi.."l mor. 21ty c .rCt,


P. 'lint (r-' 17): ,.-,r than the I :,u-b r of r ts
o f i r.j j ry i.." t. .. fo u nd .. ao I e tr -e L ir e r '*a v e-I ^ n
s -~t 1:i ],.:r;,, t '-. ast fonth .

- f,--I

1Nebr-, s-ka

H, L-. n ( :A ril 1.-: *y i' ): S ec.ins of '.; !e t'- !-
.b in-c: ri:w ', ;, P. "4 ci.. of rrilu rt :..L'linD the -ork
of trr .i,. t r '>*.. c r ec-iv 1 i. -. :'s C '.:.ity
on. April '.O2


1. (SIDa ,:'*.".1. b .)


AFPFLE CJ.CULIO (Ta chystarellu quadrigibbus Say)

1 issouri



YeTw York


"ova Scotia


Nel',7 York

L. Haseman (M1ay 24): In west-central Missouri apple curculios
were active during the week of'May 13 and collections made on
the 20th contained freshly laid egs.

EUTPOPE;I.T ED MITE (Paratetranychus -pilosus C. & F.)

Av I, Bourna (May 21): European red mites 7ere found in this
section (.;-'_..orst) to be hatching on the 6th to 8th of May. This
pest is bearipnm out the early-season predictions of being fully
as abundant throughout the State as it has ever been.

Philip Garman (:7/y 23): sitess passed the winter well and hatched
in considerable numbers in '-- Haven County,

C6 R, Crosby and assistants, abstract from "Jeekly News Letter,
N, Ye State College of Agriculture, M&y 14,1928: Red spiders
were hatching quite generally over the State during the week
of May 7 to 14. Reports have been received from Ontario, Wayne,
::onroe, Niagara, Orance, Columbia, and Suffolk Counties.

Va' S" Abbott (."::.y 12): Many eggs found at Oakton. E s were
found in this orchard in 1926, but none in 1927.

Excerpt from Review of Commerce and Industries for the month
of April 192S, Consul Erik W, M'agnuson (May 7): Consul Willson
at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, states that Bulletin No, 4 of the
Nova Scotia Fr2it Growers Association announces that insect
development is nearly three weeks earlier than last year, and
that action ;cainst red mite and bud moth should be advanced


Prh..L PSYLLA (Psvllia pyricola Foerst.)

Philip Garman (%:y 23): The pear psylla is appearing in abund-
ance in some orchards at 'Tallingford.

C. R, Crosby and *as istants, abstract from Weekly News Letter,
Nt. Y, S3tate College of Agri-culture, May 14,1928: The pear psylla
is apparently abundant throughout central and eastern IIO' York.
ID7. laying ie fairly -7ell c)ipleted and nymphs could easily
Sound the second WCeek in "Lay. Reports have been received from
O.,'.c, tUl.tcr, Ononclaga, rie, Genesee, Ontario, and Monroe
Counties. ,0C Re Crosby (May 12): IE-g.- c have be'.n deposited abund-
antly Kenu rally throughout the State, but in the western part
of t. Lake Ontario fruit bolt they are not quite so abundant
,s el( ,"- ,,ore.


Ne-7 Yorl:

New7 York

.-',h .ngton

Nu- Yor:


C, R, Cros'-y Li as ictr.ts, abztract fron '.'cky ".--s Letter,
lI' Y, State Cjolle of r;ricul e r3, Kl-y !,12. : h.e pear
thri'-. is r:oortcd es doing slii'ht d_-.2 in Gree.n, and Colum-
bia Counties.

C, R, Crosby and ssistt, t;t ly 's Letter
; Y, State Coll_", of A-ric'uiture, ..V.y 4,ar.d ; ,,I?': cr
leaf blister mit,.s or o reported from Columbia, UlZter, 're ne,
auffolk, -utchess, .;iuutauqua, a4d Orr:-e Countiesinlic--ti2.e
that eO--laymn,- by this icsct '-as vn#,r -. .'.-in- t}c second
--c::- in I,'My

C.-LI Ir':'. IA ?_1. SAIm: ( ii i ii c .-: :rii :- -latt)

R, L, t7?bzter (-:-r 10): Jay P r'', oticIcultural I-nz.pctor
for thm State Dpartn.ent of -. riculturc, r oorts severe -":' .
in l'V acres, of, *-s; tr- 's bei.. strp folia;-c in
Poterr.on, .'.nton Conty.

C6 R, Crosby and assistants, abstract from W-. cl ki" s Lctter
Y 3tatce Colle : c; .riculture, -.* 1 ... '
ThI "*r mid-, is r.,orte' os ShO'in. up in consodUrable '-.I.b ,rs
in the following counties: Colbia, re0 n1, .n e, : ster.

Wedd].y Kuws Lc oer, 1J. Y 3 ttt -,"oii ,. of ',
':1iy 14,10,e'. /rIcnia (D. :* L' ,. .;el): 1 -'e or*c;.t-l fruit aoth
is .)u.-- tin,-; t'o r/,.!):l c. asV fron. 1.ich s had -..we'
f i- l,; on .' .-y 8

0. I. Sn:. S ,":in'e ('ny 19): -e oricnt9l
moth is vi ry sc 'rcc in ti "or'L: .. c 1 it this year (:ort
V'>.llby). To *. ^ '"c li've fo'm'.'. o .ly c ve ry fc' c ..i- Of >i v-r;;
from )i-J ir, *. t, .-'or sf ..r.o.on it rac ppnrently ufier r
a :.'- r1 I t i.c": in 7 I i r Ia

So IF. rAr' ^* -*) ^: r-*.*. o h,- s *'-n lace
r,'ly thV -oe-k of :.; 7 to 1 in oe of the .h ocr-
at ColIU.b.u u wlv i'.'f t-I 1" l" .. r :;c fro. -*:;.1 c1 -t

PEAR THrlIPS3 ( -A ^-h: ..incese:. Uzel)

p~"RL-".- ""::/" IT'7'* (Erio-,)hyvs ny-^irt,

P ZBd 74UI'D -1.1 -.i :' : v :. : y

O ::G .-L J?;-'.i- : K ::i (u. " "r. I- I .,.;! .: :) *." )

Nov York


on tree trust rs m li..ited largely to trees 7hich .-.,atured late
varieties of .aces laot fall. Location of .u'_ce ias not con-
fined. to nea r ground surface brt scattered over trunk and even
on older side branches. No feeding of larvae noticed yet.

P' !CH 7 BC,.--. (-., rs-. lina ella lell.)

R. J'. Harned (:'y 29): Peach t.7if s that sho-e' injury probably
caused by the peech t77iv, borer have been received from several
localities drin the past fr:7 ecks, :,st of the comrplai:ts
have come from the northern section of t'e State.

LZ-'.;-. PJACiH TRi 30BR (Aes eria -pcties & R)

0. I Snapp and H. S. Sain.le (Iay 15); Adults are non ei,-rg-
in, in the orchard'at ?ort Valley.

G' -1IT PEACH A+EID (iAyzus persicae Sulz.)


Ne" York


Ner York


i'orth Ctrolina

Don C, ;:ote (iy 11): The green pe'ch aphid is reported by
ir, .?ilbur to be ihtsr than. usual this ,ear. First noted on
orunes in Umatilla County on !ay 2 Fr-.J none found as yet on

B.L- L.. ACTI 'iO (Anura)his oersicae-nier Smith)

weeklyy News Letter, I2. Y. State College of Agriculture, May
14,19328, 0rann'e County (Sidney Jones): The black: peach aphid
.as found quite abundantly on younr peach trees near Jarwick.

7,1 S, Abbott (MOy 10): A heavy infestation on young peach
trees is reported for the first time in six or eight yccrs at
ViE ri.

TARiTISHIED PL.4IT BUWG (Ly,7us -otatensis L.).

C, R. Crosby and assi,;tants, abstract weekly J.2,.-.'y Letter,
,, Y, State Coll-ce of ,. cultureur, '-.y 14,1928: The tarnished
plant bug is reported as unusually abundant and doing con-
viderable d&nage in Ontario, Wayne, and :Tia!ar! Counties. The
insect is also rn.ported as being observed in Ch-,ut-uqua County.

;. P. glint (.'y 17): Eu-s have been found on pcach at about
tho normal period, but in suc:h -ll nunmbors theft only a ro.oJler-
,tc Lmwount of cat 1cin-, is anticipated.

100; C*,-l-P".; (:'-crod ctL-us $l1l)spIlVozuV. Fab.)

i R,#k Leiby (May 2Z): Sevwral complaints of peach and apple
fcliaF-e injury have been received recently. One correspondent
at fiRlc&lh reported thu death of 15 three-'ceks-old chickens
fro,-i eatin. tlhe ,dult beetles which wcre found upon dissectioQn
in th. ir cloO.



D 'J.'OC L:'T..-: (r': 7 0ea t r i n n ctta PFb,)

-".J) (i : 3)" TheI do'o "od borer r-m fc-vr: n-terir -
the end. of ..tre trr co t unneilin Jo n tixi crnt-r of
the t':i into the .i-.i i bra-nch and on into th f trnl: of the
tree, ee::tnpdcin eve-n to llh tap .oot, a.t Cr:hk-tt, Hostcn
County, (,,t.-r froa J. C. ,ounty

"'.. H S 'nk ( --:. .15 2'p 15):: Seri4 us d r.o-e to tr ees
by the bark butler -as r tp-port-l `;'rc r.rlton Cou: ty
dlurin t th third 'eek in .ril,







.g I 2ourne (:ay :1): '..:' first :,-lts cf th' s! curcuio
vere co lect-A by j-rrin, exDcrirments on plu:h s here t the
Collge (.'nhrst on May 15. .,f, ,. tccm';. retorts co1tectin c
t'.. first s'. :ciz;ns on ..- 11 in ti-dles County. *. r ...-"ts tfLt
this is th.-. days crrlicr taran t-:: rccrd in 1.-.'G ond sx
days earlier th an in 19P7.

Philih 3rar-.- (,-y A4): .rn. rc:nce is 1I-'.' this y'...,r; vcry
fe', curnLaios havin- e-;) --d in c-,s to date, ... f. or none
bcin'" fund on apple trees in v Conty.

Oliv.:r I. Sn',op ('y 7): Th'. first imvturea curc-lio lrvae
entered the soil tod..y to ".:.t.-. .-s is ;3 day. lrtcr tlan
t' firrt maturdo larva re recorded in 1';"'.' It is eason-
abl- cer'aw:; ta there 'ill be only o0 >n.rstion cf t he cur-
culio i Gor-ia this .. r on rcccunt of th; late at .. c n e
0- l...r';. r iroa 13 c h .o,. .

7. ?* lint (...: 17): o'. c first culrciliOB ,iere j-rrd fro trc-: on April 13, in souter: V-.inois, iitr all .tals
rseuf."c not prvont in cirulc a '-, vr,
until uh,''""'s b.--'n to pu :h off'.

L. -..: ,.-n (i..,y 24): P 'l,- curt .lios in cent:';.l ,isAouri b :an
to ov sit .'u:'i thc "efc: of .'hy 6 nu "r.. still active
cduii': the *-*.. of Y" 0., La v_., in plus L ere froL. one-half
to t)o-thirOs l o . *y 1.

.2':T ; "T'Y:2 :" i: (i',r *- " t '-i r ; )

0. I, n,:. (r:" 4): r heavy ia fc t2i:t thc sy Iu
aphid ".. ocur.un in a 1 U ore." ri at :.'.rt VlIi ;, causing


Ncbra 'r



the .--ro.7er to spray with nicotine sul.phate. (.'.,.y 19): The
us ,:bro'.m' ipl~agn i d i f -" "
-usty bro pl ao'api infostation has become more general
and heavier since my report of -'ay 4. A number of co-rplaints
of d-..-, Z from this insect have recently reached the labora-
tory. The infestation i apparently heavier than usual#

:.ississips i Ro W7. Harnsd (Macly 29): Durinp the latter part of April
Inspector F, P. Amsler, Gulfport, reported that there had
been very little complaint in rc ard to plant lice areon, the
truck 7ro7ers on the Gulf Coast this spring. From other parts
of the State, horiever, have come m3ny complaints in regard to
these insects. Peris the most abundant species has been
the southern plum or rusty brown aphid Hy steroneura setariae,
Specimens identified.. by Mr. A. L. Hamner as this species have
been received from the following counties: '.7ashir..ton, Jackson,
Marshall, Lauderdale, Tate, iNoxubee, Holmes, Cppiah, and
Harris on.

Ore-.on Don C M0ote (may 11): The prune aphid is r-.ported by Mr.
Jilbur to be later than usual this year. First noted on prunes
in Umratilla County on Mlay 2, and none found as yet on peach.'

A-U.,--HO_-.D T2.K.. CRiCMT (Oecanthus ni ricornis Wal1k.)

Indinna J. J. Davi3 (May 5): Egg-s have been repotted commonly from
raspberry canes in central Indiana.

,r."ISREE.Y FRUIT 'OR'!.. (Byturus unicolor Say)

Indiana Jd J@ Davis (May 26): Raspberry fruit worm adults Byturus
unicolor were destructive to redraspberry May 21; black varie-
ties ',ere not. attackEdi. This is the second, year they have been
destructive there.

0r(-,-on Don C. Mote (:.:,y 11): The-raspberry fruit w.orm (Bturus spp).
adults ',,er.. abundant on April 19, according to R. F. Wilbur,
County Horticultural Inspector, Frc. r'-ater, Oreg. At that time
the first blossom clusters were unfolding from tenrinil shoots
of raspberries. The adults were fe,.ding on blossom clusters
and leaves.


SI):T- i"OTK") FOi,7.",-. (Alypia octomaculata Fab.)

Y'ncsa- Jo 'fJ '2clolloch (' 14): Larvae of this insect ver3 r.ccilved
from Gypsum with th3. info nation that they were injuring grape"

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Few7 York


Ne-7 York



G-.'..PE L-.-' F0 T"- (-' -' .u fu-e---1 HR n,)

*". ,,,'-nh~ll (i}y 22): The leaf folder is present
iii Cuoiu-._ a _..i 7ici.i '.

APPLE T.IG 3C?'53 (Eji i c zs bic. i*tus S -_)

: H Senk (A*pril I-?.. 15),: In the vicinity of -rcnville,
,rnr.2. County, one of th, e it .:,t !rape---: inf- districts
of Ubraska, an &t.-'n-re of the bor._r ras reported
the third -..;c" in Aoril.

C, it Crosby and assistants, aoptri.ct from .eekly I-y
Letter, .I. Y, State Colic ,e :: Attic .dture, iay l-,l-2d; Currant
.phids are present but doin, i.ttlo in Or:n-: -:.i 2re ne

S. e ...1 n;'"n:,ill ::.> 17): C-rrant bushes :.r infest: a-air
v ith the cr:.-nt ajrhid -'hich i$ apperi'. ..-.ner2liy throuh-
out the State,. Thiz insect doe;: considerable *e to currants
in Cnh Q.

Ca i, Crosby and -assistants, -trnct from zecly ". s Letter
11 I, 2 +t Collc<% of A ric lture, v ." 2, 'L -: h i'7:rt-d
cu.r.;-.t worn is : -Lint- its -.,',' .ra co in Suffol'., Crar.- ..r.-
Chautauq'a Countie s.

J. J, Davis (. ,y ;.7): ?:. cur ant worm '7as r-.:orted dv.folia-
tin." '-cc berri. z at L..ryctte I. larv-, were nearly full
r-ro n c.oan 24

Cl: ..... LL 7 ( -.' :. ^ ra : i.- Lo --)

Lon C. !*ote (. 11); .* first ,"-,. t -:',-: obcrv . n our
out-door rearin; c -e on :u*^ 5.

Don C, :.ot, (::oy 11): Aiults "..v. not :.,-t ':mi .i frc-
hiurn- nation (April gj .) "4ccor', i. j' to "r* 1iilco::. l-.'llently
the col --.ins '-i:ve d-el.n ... cInr L a Onth or aort, L "-
porLI, xiti the time of th -. t in ,,, rs .n
".nyv 5 the first bit:o-: -ooseb,.rry r-,r r -.'.Its escr-.

CUT. ;!P:- (7,'-,Us ribis L.)

lI.' OR r7 : 7"..-._', ..." : (Tt :r n: *-"- rr-. D" 0co--,)

.IT : 3 ; _... .



GALLnS(Phylloxera spp.)

Yississi 'i



R. 7W Harned (:'y 29): Phylloxera Falls seem to be quite
abundant on pecan trees this spring. kruong those recently
received and identified by Mr. A, Lo Hamner are the following:
Phylloxura devastatrix and Phnvlloxera cr. r -ccxlis from Grace,
and Ph -llo:.: ra not': 1! i from McAdams.

PECAIT CIGAR. CASE BEARER (Coleophora carvaefoliellaClem.)

R. W. Harned (May 29): Specimiens of the cigar case bearer
were received from Durant on May 4. Medium injury to pecan
7as reported.

PECAZT SESIA(Sesia scitula Harris)

R. W. Harned (y 29): Specimens of Sesia scitula from pecan
trees were received from IsolaApril 20.

HICKORY SHOOT CURCULTO (Conotrachelus aratus Germ.)

R, R, Harned (CL ay 29) Pecan twigs showing injury that was
probably caused by Conotrachelus aratus were received on May
II from Lexington.

GIAIT APHID(Longistigma caryae Harr.)


R. W. Harned (MTay 29): Specimens collected on pecan at Quitman
Yay 5.

SA7FLIES (Tenthredindae)

1iorth C-rolina

C# H. Brannon (May 8): An undetermined j:p-cies of sawfly
is causing considerable damare to pecans in Martin County.
Larvae of this insect collected on hickory at Raleigh.


CITRUS HRITEFLY (Dialeurodes citri A7hrh.)


monthly ilc's Letter, Los An:-les County horticulturall Commission ,
Vol. 10, H*o. 5, ;!ny 15,1928: Following the recent finding of
the citrus whitefly in a nursery at Atcadia, an inspection has
b-'n carried on and practically conpletd of all preferred host
plants of this insect (sold from the infested nursery since
December 1924) in, o fai asit was possibleto trace thcm.
This work has been in charge of Deputy 'olff, 'ho reports
that as a result of these inspections five additional infesta-
tions 0ere( found, two of these in nurseries where plants were


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being held for resale an. the others at private reeidenc-s.
In t.--o cases the t 7atcic 7as -is ( ... 1fcre any eer-
gence of .:iits had oc, ur: so the destruction of the in-
fested plants, i:. *- iely carriyi out, prcizses ,radicatio...
In the other three casc-ss, ho-. zver, -o:;:- e.---_nce j.-I cccurr.-
a and tne treatme--nt of adjoining h:cts -:as nec csary. -'-.l spry-
in- in connection with these infestations has oeen c.-rried
out b- th6 Stte ",-,:.tnt- r of .rioultai- u'-. ..- the ruper-
vision of Ti-1h=ckie. Three infestations fou..i on properties
a'w.j.,cent to the ori'inial nursery i:festaticn have been care-
fully tr':-.ted, all infest_2 plants bein.-- desro&'; .. all pre-
ferred host ,ir.nts thoro': Ly zyra d.
Carjful reinepections at rc;-uiar intcr.'zls and repeat-5 treat-
:..-nts, w.-here necessary, will be conti.urad until era-ication
*has bejn s-.-.cured.
O'--J'.GE TCR:?.I:[ ('T. rt r ::- *:' :? rm Fern.)

Florida J. R. Watson (!ay 28): The or-nre tortrix hs -.c-.-n More
severe than usua the pa1t fev: weeks at G-ir.,sville, some
'rc'er2 r-p.:prtinE- af -.v:h as 25 '-r ce.,t of their orn -es
mined. by this 1;.', 11 caterpillar. Sine the cop of .' o:o:.--S
is too he'wy, the Twork of this insect ;ill prob-.,'ly do little

CITRUS -JJ- L- Z (>_Lpj.. -. .:.)

Florida Js R# Wratson ("ay '.2): ust mites are appearinr on the '-n.-
fruit in about the usul numbers for this ti:en of ".'Lar,

A !VILLI, -D (:ilyri.,.p ,-.-.)
Florida Ja R# .;,,tson ( ;.-
Florida J* Ri. son (;,-iy 7.): In several .-oves niilli- ..: h-nve
been injurlous to younf citrus trcs. In ev r. cL this -:E
in -roves whore a heavy sod of Natal .'ass ";as rlx.i unuer.
Milli,:.. Lz aro al ys abundant un1er ti" drad st.:.s of ,.tal
,,hl when :u,_h :.,.-s is pl :-. und: in the eprin' thn
millip,.ls are driven to t citrus tr es. T?.Lv f on '.'
tend r foliage a. I barI", com-cti L :'.!i- a liC, b or tr.--
of a y' un.- tr.,. T:.y r._"er to fe d on t. -. d.:i b..r: at the t
end of a nerly szt citrus r, but .vi.. con.-.-i that tL..v
,l catt.^' live -,:rk.

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A1- bcma





South j -tn

S3TRI-,- "D _-7 BZTL3 (Thv.lotreta vittata Fab.)

L. Brnnon ( 22y 12): This flea beetle is doing consider-
Y'.le damage to mustard, t1_rnips, and radishes in the vicinity
of B3irmingham.

...i JL.STm ..rC. =T (-.7icgutit 1iemniiecata Fab.)
7. R. "'tson (nY ;,): The southern stri-e. blister beetle
_as been more numerous thn usurl the iDast month attacking
not only potatoes, egT plants, and peppers, buit Asparae is
rrlumosus as i*ell.


COLORADO FOTArC BZEr:. (Le-tinotnrs- decemlineata Say)

N. F. Howard (Ha,"y 28): Thne potato beetle 'as found in the
field on '.,ay 15 in southeastern Ohio.

P. K. 1-Harrison ('',7 5): This insect is found in smaller num-
bers on Irish potatoes in Picoyume and vicinity than for the
last t'7o rears. To date the drmagee is negligble.

R. "I. Horned (-..4'y 29): C.- April 15, Inspector R. B. Deen re-
poorted th-t the Colorido potato beetles *were very numerous in
potato fields in and near- Tupelo.

STL BLOR L ( ,a iiernr nebris nitela Cuen. )

J. J. D-vis (May 26): H. K. -Riley reports second instar
:trilk borers in toea'-to plants in out-of-door hot beds at Ind-
ianapolis :'ay 17.

D, CPBC' RA(1 CABAGE ORM (Fieris r-ipaec L.)

R".'". Hirned (,'iy 29): Speci:;,ren of the co,'nrn cabbare ':orm
'"ere found on naoturti-Lun plrats at Y.zoo City Aoril 36.

0. Severin (i''y 14): The first butterflies of the se,,on
"ror seen y 1 ot ir 'ol'iei.,

CAJ3PA2E >"AGGOT ( -!,-'ri'-- br-ssicne Pouche)

A. I. Pourie (v 2): The first e,-,s of the cabbig-e mv.Ot
o"ere seen at "".ith-m ,n-y 10. This is about the nor.wrno time for
the first oviposition in this county.

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1rer York

Penns-l v-, nia



7 -:.7 "?"" T..tter, 3` -te Co 1592. S'"f-..k Co".^t:" (7 .. 7 em, ;: Cvbb ;.' ;ct flies -ere
noticed. 'he firs ...-a:
noticyd the first ti-e -7 5, *nd on '"y 11 ?! -~ co:l4 ce 'e il found both in ti s-'.-; qd in the fi<'.'. >'-rniAi c-rds
c t %e cab,'- m-i-o t._ -ere F ent t'r th: "',.

11. 7 ortH-ey (Y'.y 12): Aftcr o-i7 c n K I-o
PA, 'lere th Stte Ao7t fie r ': eon'
Cl.-"*.s tion j'.,1t be l.- -.l*,.;, 11 only o:: c-- to 10 l..:. s e:xn-.'
ined "",-r fourd.

-.-.'.~g-~~ ^'.'--". r-vi~cq_' '- b r. --:-cqe )

S i" E: (p il ... ..: This s >i n of S.'.iir
d nim-a--i." :youn.:- c i -ll- p *.o) ats in t e. -icinit of I't'.

R. *,. H r.'. (r'y or.): .. .. .. I i..-.eo o o t '-
12"r "-y 4, -t 3oi tnt; : 9, '. n t.rni'. s t L,:, ., to.n, 'y
11, were sent to this office fo'r deter inion.

U.:.- L '[.'[ :-"J.- ,"'. ;. cti hi' trionic' z 1"'-. )

L. ""l r" n on f,*" y 15): 'i t I'- rrl q- ..... bu. : -*,r e .... rl
b '.ncrant in the vicinit-, of 3irr:i:, ". -nd 9r, d.'' ;irnj ''t'ri
'.:.' i t'mi-ps in so ., ir3"^.ncos -. o? "re ni:"'cAS in the
fields. T"- first '-itc'ir" of s .s nitcd A-ril -" sec-
ond-i: stFr ..;:!:whs '*re nor" /rw< e" 'r... :

rather seril-, c-,- ].nin-to in r."rd to the h-rle -in buc ";er
rT- ei"-%,'! At Ysnzeo Qit-.' mus'it" 1-. n-l t'-n[:r '-.2rc hcin. in1-;.... ".
A-t Zockr' m 'Irs m." :e ',-i b'^en c ':. S. e ". t.d.. 2'tlirf dn r.n..3 h' b,,?:-. c :7 t sta d.


..... ..' r - . C r- :

T. :> cCoIoch (.:' y ) :
i-v b-en re >or.,.] ir.'r; :fin h:, .

-.. j. r'.'.,i> ( ril -* -y
n t:-.c' .T' er nc-r I 1
bc"<-'_ ", t e '. ttt c O th
first t..-e thit th- t. e
o'le d'.::"*.:e in 'e. c'S :'1, so

I '.;: :-'Tri t> o -.t Kc.: i -a A :'i1
*t I ,utC 10,CC' **"yjun".-c c "- ts
bc" b .'e c cui'lio. ?''is i3 th.i
c"'rcuilio 1'c b en fou <'injl i-

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J. J. 'ij r* r
s t .. ..-,L l.. .- -

; 3ns-s

Ne ebr-ei'- -


"1kkertzn, accordinr to report d':tel :y 2. Specimnens rere
not submitted, but the facts that the description fitted and
that the ol"ner hMd a sev-ere attack in :n ardjoinin7 strawberry
bed last ypr lerid us to believe that the above record is cor-

SPA7? ^? *SVIL (Anthonormus si.-mn-tus S-yv)

e .se..n y 4): The stravbhrrv evill caused damage in
old beds in St. Louis County during the fore rprt of the month.
7'evils nere busily at 'ork during the '"ee of i.'y 6, laying
e :s and cutting, buds. On 1ay 33 most of the larvae i.'ere full-
fcd hnd had@ +pted -nrid one adult hd ,err,-ar -.


ASPARAG'J S BEETLE (Crioceris asparasi L.

'qs zachusetts



A. I. 20rne (" 'a7y 01): The common 'sar? -'s beetle appeared
in large numbers May 17 in this loc'lity (Amherst). It is
abunaant in fields "'here it 7as not controlled l-st ye--r.

T. H. 'IParks (,."y 24): The beetles pre attackling :.'oun,. aspara-
:cAs sh:oots in corLer'cin.al1 plantings at Columbus. E- abuad.-' 1t but fe l.ave h--tched.

S. C. Chandler through '. P. Flint ( 1Jy 17): Crioceris
a ssprafi s found on :-spara-7as .'ith e-s on ,'Iy !I at 5irbon-
d-le The s ara, s beetle is scarce in this section for some
reason, although there is *T l]rge acreaie in hparaius. This is
the first record south of Alton.

'-X -CA .. 3TL (-. il chna corrupta :,"uls.)


'o.rth Crolina

1. F. EoTerd (;ay 3): The first :exicn bear. beetle in the
field in Ohio --:s found on .?y 15 -t Gallipolic. Only one spec-
i-'7-.S found in several acres. On h'.iay 24, a single beetle
-s found in the field at Cral.,ell, lNoble C-nnty. Fo beetles
,Ive beenC found -t Athens nor has there been any activityy in hi-
bern;tion cna. es containing lhrge numbers of b:etles at that
-lace. At this time it anpenrs that the survival is very low.

T '7. '.Leiby (:Yy 2>,): The first authentic record of the bean
bf:te po 'rinc; on bea-ns this season ,wn sent to this office
by a"it-mn. t J. T hrris on y 21, '-hei it "" observed in
-.ooru County. T' o ;iorc records of its pressenc3 ''ere received
Vy telCho ;t rli on ;.. 22. Thno demand for literature
on thIe control of this pest has been unusually heavy dt'riac; the



G"-ori ia

AIib:- -n

A) PI-,'-

;.jSCl~S1~~7 1

past four ,-- .st rob3':1v >ecuse ":-ns hae been -2rant-c 2. ".1
last yze--r.. lezzes -re -.."t 17,1 aoiten.

C. .. 3r:. ron (.'i / ): _".. first ad-alt r ceiv" fr-- the
field w,-_- sent in tDd-. ; .. eDues, Coanty A&-nt, :-eson
Co-nty, *"'-ee it -.s founda on '..s.

S Lee -r m'-:.: (:-,y 21): :'. : c -i-c n ber. : -tie is l
active t>.s snri.-. They h9"e --,- the .-ter in lr ,;e -
.rs r.rn are )inia- ruch d.rme P co strinto h2.s,

L. -r-.'.-. (}' 15 : firs x .. -' es of
the 1VT season "-re foun f:"in$ in the fied 12. .
season is "boyt t''o weelcs I'ter than vera-.e. n Ar'ri1 16 a
h,... frost occu:rc- " severely d: .... e1 Tost o-tches of
Lros ---. C, j ,*
beann ad comoetely ki I d other Ct:'- *- ' ... y
Cus- a set" ck in the emcr of bet ..s fro. iI--r.. ti-n.
"-y 1.8 8 r cent -ve e .. in ths hibernation c- e t? te.
',r-s first e.' m'c'ses wee fomnd in the fil on 4, o n I-
first Ib-tci.i ; of an e, ;ns: -'-s not I on "- 14

L. ". Jr-n on (>'-',r 15]: :.ults of t is s'-eci s a+ o r* s." re
--.-e ?to becns tian they 7-ere ,n m.n7th e.'o

R. ,. _hrned (.-:r .2j:' : ..iy "-l'iints he'-'e bee: r c iv re-
cently fro ol-., -i,. Lincoln, -ri YTh-o -.ntler in re "'
to the bea le et -t Cb -:e reA s ..-
inju-:r--! b,:; t:.- z "*:- on Acril Ins ctor ".:Bley
.Ji.Ar, re (rt th-t a field of oy3-s ... oo '2,110. n en
riVd'leJ -,v this : .

S :"7 :; C ''.'-. 7 -- _"- _"'_-tic _itt__ '_ b.)

U.- "'l.).. n rd :'2 Q1i '' t .h strip 1 eucber b-tle
numerousB ne')r "' l!li-'-the .' 'l:

* ~'-

L, :. = r- ( ''*y '):; AS : this ",'."t '-; .s : -*. its ^:' on 0:
t'.e :,'T.J.j c'*_'v. ;: ;ucl .,"ad na-.-; " l-ints .h'Ie :.
receiv t I1,,-In, t". ,-,.-.* ,

'* L '.: -? r -C ( 9 ) ; ': ;- s e "* *- r e f o u n d: ? b e s e m i -
J-... ,i..n- riuchn q t a- ,ve dIte. I not s .-* hes
'-.* tles '.'re niaer'," In ''iVsis'ipi V -, 3ij.ce t. a ."e
*te, I ha" fav..-. t .J- t iiia s'-i:":.., v-. t :>n-e',cu u b r
nd v.-'ri *,.c ot' r _<- x-.

P .:. .. i"o ( .^ i "; ./ '* 'tl [ ^^ r
aT'v' rs ntt .c'.i': s ', l r.:. i.i one fie!.-1 a ^ l T B ^
t Plri*t

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Av isiripi


Si ssi s.s. ippi

.. rns (Iay 3): S-ecirnens of the striped cucumber bee-
tle 'ere received fr-c -'-ton County on ,'ay 28, '-here they
'7ere report.-d -s causing. considerable damr-.::e to watermelon"
l- _ts. Lrvae belongi-n.g to the Dains Diabrotica, and -)'oS-i-
bly to the s-ecies Dibotica vittata were received from Till-
mn y 14, with the re-oort tnat watermelon plants had been in-
jured, by them.

'TD CUCUJi5I3R B5TLI, (Diabrotica duodecimpmnctata F-'b.)

S. 7 Hoard (T',ay 2F8): '2he 12-spotted cucumber b'etle was
found in the field on T..y 15 in southeastern Ohio.

I,. 7. Bhannon (- r 15): These insects are not d-i,,--ng beans
at Birmin.h.m to the extent that they were a month ago.

1. L. Cockerhnmi (i:.y 26): For several w-eeks this beetle has
been very abundant in the southern part of Mississippi. Various
crops, including corn, squash, cucumbers, melons, and beans have
been attacked.

SQUASH 737-'.-1 (. e2littia sa tyriniformis Fbn.)

L. L. Cocrerham n ("y 9): The first adult so'.ish vine borer
'"as seen today. This adult was a female ran3 was actively en-
gged in depositing e':gs on leaves of sciash vines.

C 0A7GO1 (: .?,. _- antia Meig)
reIrr'T ,,AGGO(Y T i antinua :lieig. )

1~Th'a York

~ ri~s

Ut nh

C. .. Crosby (aiy 12): Ilios began to emerge at 1 ba on ay

J '7, IlcColloch (April 17): An infestation of this insect on
onion rias reported from Westmoreland.

Don C. :'iote (i1'y 11): On Anril 27 Mr. 7ilcox reported that
the flies were ol t :uid >iaId been in the field for some time, but
' of successive rains -*nd delayed plantings no injury has
beco.'ie a-rarent as yet.


*3 .' ..-..P. (0iettiy tenellus Bhker)

C. 7?. "Iton ( O0): The beet leofhoorer is present in

Ala-r ,r-



issi C- ipp i

the beet fields .:.-J 1 an th, h ces in most
cases being: in the four-lf -t'7e. F:,. five to t-eve lef-
hor-,rs are usually f-y n in "ii n-. r f. e
( any '55): At the -..-yent t>: the bet 1 fho0, i :rore nu-
rmerous t.-.n it --s yr) in rL-'t bet fields in xeer
County, a7nd in s.. fic!ls in )be,-, Coint 7, e'ci27l a
Hoor r1. ee^e refh s ar re et -At 7-rin',7ton, L -"i
7-)vo, -,n:^ >v.Ton than at this ti-e in I 7, but a fc c-'r
cots at ?-:vo I're '/h,:s -oell devel-oed sv.Dto.s of 1 :rl-r.
They are very scarce in C'-che Co-uty. I nmibcrs ha'e 'sen
present all the spring on the breedin o'.. in the Iesert ":s
07 3.'-.0TV ill ,

-D -- (F Eg rr. '

G. F. ::..o"lton ( -ay 3): 3 c l; f'1 beC--tl s nre t 7 r- v
tai-M'>., the develol. -'..t of some of the e"rli< et fie1,2 of .. e
in the vicinity of :f 7 :ivr ty C a -:' n.
instance a field of 5 acr "-s _Ic" u U An reri' ... *
o L tv di:.-ge froA this res t.

-'l:":-1O ,J:' ..... (?Vies fC-mr_ r'5s Fab.)

..Lee i-... (ay ): A thorou:! s"< y once ech :r
for t:-.', ,-.t five years of a s:.'ll are> in the S.tern rart of
Ch-,rlton 'vjnty hb's failed to sh-"" -'ny evidence of the .t-
potato evl

C'.'. t f a. S ( Ca c( din t)

77 r., (:" y '): On :'y In. sector ,r.e ? .
s-nt to this office fro4 C nton tortoie beetl. r.reseti .
- ,0i. tt-'tC i.rian- bicolor, a. ri n
hi'.' .tltntl h y w*ere c-:acin,- S,'ri-. u i., ,ury tj s.'v< t-<'ot t:t
ol-,-~ts at tbnt .,.lnce. Cn I'-v 25 he S: ;:.--ifti:', thn s^TjG species rro~n Y'':oa City. ly :."d i'.:r: ^.'i-a '
tn7 r". f'qY')21 l'U
had been cnuc,. -'t the t ter place. :- j; 7 17 he 'ent ',
r, ty.ies Lftriotn bij'itt[]_ und tc c 'cln t-nf'r ,-.t.
,:]unty. '.,- r eao t, '. "* 'i-ua :'T.^. / ta f'-'at- ot-t pl nts l-p
t*'^",t e "b-'j t] "*.

y. .-. u-'r.en' a'y 1C): CF'--
b v hor -,'- r','ir' last ".' r .f '
the *i !.lt fleni b-oti '" a: T.r'vi

* '<'r'

Con'v ctic-it


A iss ouri


Ala bama

l'e7 ^ ..



L. Hasemen (?"a' ): Last s-rin-- ?nd !i2nin this spOrita a
number of horse-radish growers in St. Louis County h-ve bad
trouble 7ith the horse-r'oisr-fis? 'beetle; on 1ay 7 the beetles
-ere actively feeding and ovirositin2, ancn in older plants the
hlof-gro-n larvae --ere already st work in the leaf stal'rs.

7 ST., C..'-' 7 FL7'. B'LTLE (Phy1lotreta nuci19o Horn)

M. H. Svenk (April 15-I1y 15): Dring the second week in lay
reports of serious damage to young radishes by the western cab-
bage flea beetl, 17sre received from Ke;rney County.


FYPPER T"L (Anthonoa'us eugenii Cano )

J. C. Elrnore (Iay 25): 2ho pop-oer weevil '"as found in a pep-
per field in midse--)o: numbers (6 -dults to 200 feet of roT)
which is unusual for this date'at 1or--la. The 'eevils are to
be found on nir. tc:- le in several localities in Los Angeles and
Orange Conn-ties.

:'rGLA2T F.,LA B-.c (Tpitrix fuscula Crotch)

L... ". rnzon (M- y 11): This species of flea beetle h,-rs been
doing considerable danLa c to young e-lplqnts in the locality of

3 T'* T.7i LE' J71" (Aromvza pu,7illra "ei .)

SH. S",enk ( 15' I' y 15: -During the third week in
April an instance of youin ejni lants h.avin_ bon seriously in-
jured by tho leaf miner A 'ro.',': pusilla. "*'s reported from
Dounla s Couinty.

S 0 U T H 3 E T ? I E L DN- O 0 P I N S E C T S


TOACCO TJU'07uO. (reliothis virescens F.b.

F. Chnmbarlin (i''r- 156): The tobacco budworm is less ayacd-
i it thIn is 1us1ully the in Hay.
OTATO TJ. : "' :T0' H (Phthorimaca oaerculell- .ell.)

J.. B. *"7tsoi (:r'y .7'): ,The tobacco split 'rorm is doing con-

.:orth Carolina

siler-ible iQ-e in the crntr-L --'-t of riin t
lo'-er leaves of -.: to"scco.

: t ..i ,0 -I "I -' n.:- -l1 Z t u ;

J, T. Te het ( 7oy, 1" ; In't cco f.' .....
'"ir *-.*;.-..-. is rn-c",1i ':s this se?.'^n "h".i l~n t, Occ: .-; l^ -. i l
or sli "-h tlyv d om ':^.Te=i % t v :]r v f e'" f~ n nrer '*: "- h'""i .: t u.;'
i r t in5 a s.

A G SZi2~7 'I~P~-y:~ ~''w~ ~'

7-Iri ia

. c S. co- ( .- ions are 1_z-... U.1 r-
"" cco are less 'lc'nd l ha.j umual.

U- ? -
si c.. u 3-: 7 i ^~ i ^? ^ ^'


Ha.aiian Isl'nJds

tion ha3 en *:x uully en t -ni rct-- -tion --1 ..
t c
i C cpr-itxivly r~r o: b~ot>h cor Cn c-I. Firt- -".* r.r2t :
lI rva cr-; n '.T t renchiti17 Au. ro"th t ." "on t-i "
.... mt-r thcn the sare t'] v I"
c' r,' u h -
_Trichnrraryra ridnu.t rai is "n i r'.Tcrt. r.t >...;'"T ra ~i~tc or. th,' cino
%orcr -.'KJ. c-'n" .' oth r hT:;' in jo ii~i-'n'. T:-,sV .. .. .' "
..;... it l rU: n 'Z u b j r:r i n t ,. i n t ,r o n th :* c
Sii3!t -:. o ^rJ' 1-c! it r )' c. d i : COt .li c rli'ti
t c.ts of this '-: r- sit- .r 'uu *r ...... on firrt c onl. .'- -

S'-ncr tiots of c-n -br j to d t.r:in th "r ctic ;':i:"
",\ ?oss-i'ilityv of iacr01 tin- hh 1,f' ctiCene3; of th n' ..v
,'" ,- ,itw" in c'nc- ,'rcr control.

','.'i,;J T;.: rj. :.. ... .. ..r ( .iL ^ 's t: -''r:^ 1-10" }

0. .i. -:czcy (R,.port for 19.7): .;, o-rr has .r in -:-
ucual c..tisfacto:y control by thi .i'i:n a A
(C roi.rci. -.. ur. i Vill.), xc. t in a r.'. r of inL t c:C
";re matur'- cane h1,, stood for lor,- ti:e b-forc hrv ttr ,
n the ic on the cufe t' t -.. 'u ii nc:t
an arcur':-l, ti .. o ._. : 1 -;r- or tr sh, so th.t t e in t
c-n I T re nr.ot a:,' acibbc to th. T., r- it,=s. A ccnsi l
..:-uj.t of lo:s.h. resulted *'.u':, one pl nt;tion th.. 1o
.'. st i. t-d at : D,-' ,

A;._iTvO}-: (Cti h i, 1 i, : :,' "* ". "--.
C 'a "t : r. 'id
$ ',. _t . .... u.. i )

En aiian Iselrio 0, H. S--',z ..y ( port for 197): T', rc is litL rtifct?'
c ntrol no"' in rtost pl.,ces sirc,_ th intr, :tin o t..
-:t. from :'. .ico in 1u. 7. T',. r aru :." at least .:t v.-uO-
5j' le i. t ro .'^ -. d ". rr~sit. s ;r o ,*.i .. on r .-.\-.o re s . :.l y e ou t-

breaks of any importance 7vere reported during the year. These
w*ru of the nutrass armyworm, (_S, mauritiaBoisd.) and the cane
soon T ~co'-ridfrom the setback received w-hen yo.7nr.

SU('GLC.T,,, LEAJ S0iLL? (0micdcs acce-pta Butil)

Hawaiian Islands G. H, Swvezey (Report for 1927): There has been no noticeable
injury by this pest for a houmber of yee-rs#

ASIATIC BEETLE (Anomala orientalis Waterh.)

Hawaiian Islands 0. H. Swezey'(Report for 1927): Very rarely was a specimen
of the beetle or grub met with. The introduced Phillippine
wasp Scolia manilae Ashm. has kept it in control

A .'TRE;O-J0.1 (Monocrepidius exsul Sharp.)

Ha-aliin Islands 0. H. Srezey (Report for 1927): There was no trouble from
vir.0:oi3 Purhaps this ;ias due to non-planting of fields
last year in the regions v-here virawurms were prevalent,
as the injury by them is chiefly eating out the eyes of re-
cently planted seed cane.
A :ioLE CRIC-T (-ryllotalpa africana Beauv.)

Haw'aiian Islands 0. H, Swezey (Report for 1927): Only in a few instances was
there injury by this pest, in each case where cane was planted
in wet or swampy regions infested by mole crickets which ate
out some of the eyes of the cuttings so as to necessitate
replanting, A parasiteLarra luzonensis Roh.bhas been intro-
duced and is now7 vell established. It will no doubt. in tir.c
bring about a reduction of damage by this pest.

A GPESSCfE-r.- (Ox>:ya chinensis Thunb.)

H-,aiian Islands 0 H S'.7ezey (R-port for 1927); There were a few instances
in which this grasshopper ate cane sufficiently to make a,
very ra,-ed pcp.araince and possibly made soi.e',7hat of a check to
the cane. Thcs6 ,.erc always ''h.rc there (Os at aburidlnricu of
nutjras', in the fields or alone : th, roodsidhs and borders
of f ields.

A11 APHID (i.r-hii c acchbri Zehntner)

Hawaiian Islands 0. H. Swczey (RPport for 1927): There -weano serious infesA
tationc. Mt vras controlled by introduced lidyb..:tles, parasites*
l..c' wing flies, and Cyrphid flies.

2UI -A.. .T .. c.r.ic. 7irk.)

Ha-7aiian I-.lands 0. :. S-rscy (Report for 1")' '. infs...tiO-ns of a'". i:-
-ortance ca to our att ntion urin& t -ar. ost vr"-
'cher in th cn fils only an occaia; I :i ?c'r -
to be found. In a tc instance they :.', c n-ticaly r -
ous' but not a.'" ".t no - to "_ -i.. io s 1 r cni
soon incrcas d so as to :iav. 't .. redcd t rcity
.e chief :ncm .ics 'Terr r. .. .. ... ... "- : '- 7'-'-'.
tn, .;h c.. S uc rh .. ,
'beatus, i ntro. et c,.' :ai t. nd irh n- -una g
the sr-.!l bu '; "hicn sucks- the ; introduced fro:. Australia.

A .L TUJG- ( 7 edococur! bor,ni .n.s .-'ana)

Ha-'aiian Islands 0, H. Svezey (-0.ort for _97)" This ealyb-v_ i :o c:.-
plstely controlled ," .. cus rt;-i as to bD rarely :nt
With. :r'j.:-.. .. ': ,. .1.. ., n ril r ,x val-.nt as u: l
-".c introduced !a.)lottcs on u. -Z'b"-1 do not :t- :. ti
species to *sch el'ont, bi.:. so el sc hind th
leaf sheath.s. io i:. -lyb'.c -rajire' ''or-s on .his n.dy.:'"-.

A :';"i .7: D :.:C':. (:-.:i- 'Vi--l.:: :--tler)

iHa"-.aiian Icl:nis E H, Vni Z'alu:.n uri ( y 2)] As you know, this is
a :L'- paEt in these Isl-ndc (confin.-.d to .u :."'" far "
we _.o-.v), which no' appuarz to th. J .:..:: _.ii3 i 1"-
3'tler. Tc'> insect iJ 2u to co .ine isi.L to io...
was 01 iinnlly d: cribud 0ro:, ::.rmosa. It is certain that
the C i.o call-. si. -:.: in Inia is not t1 i1ut ntic C,
!i7 l .: rTr is the r cibility, Vov v r, that ,tcher's
C. -' .-,-F*-_" of inia i- 1h: >l of Jcn, o..,.O
now; tliu .....'"aiian .:ro'up. Ccrt: inly rljthe ar -s* ifi
of la r c, ,upac, nd dulrs f ._'-:i *'ir... .f!:t dirt". ': -:Kle
front th- ins. .t h: r -. r ': ?rc ,,tjons i.tve sot .i-."
to b- d sircd, bJt the. ti urs arc, .1 .. ^ins th
,- .t v;"ca lit. -overe 'c : c, cir: n of. .. __ -
Vier. has bcn r,.r:r.:d fm *',oon te in a .L lo n. 1
in ric is ichi.*- ij : e co2;;on r ,itc of O ii .
and.:-....',T ot .r L, i io 'ttri, l:,d I -,li n, in apn,
writf that t par.';.:it (n c not .nti-.;..d) of "
i vwry ef 7ctiv< tl: t : "u: t.",



LTe-" York

:Te Jersey

UTe': Jersey
P nd
ennsyla nia


F 0 5 SZ A -T D S H AD TR E I N S C T S

PPOEIOICAL CICADA (Cibicina septendecim L.)

Mrs. G-. 1. Cisco (Ny7 18): On our pnce, 3on Eden, Gr"mhS
H-ill, St-ten Isl--nd, there are evidences of the 17-yenr ]ocust.
I discovered the holes under a row of horse-chestnut trees.

-Mrs. 7. 2. >cArdell (Yny 23): The 17-ye-r locusts are no7
coming' out of the ground at. ,'-rson Hill St~tc*n Islnd.
C. L. Lan-; (:,y 17): In thle back yard of my home at 86 Cen-
tral Ave., Glen 'Rock, I h.-ve found gre- t quantity of holes
,oout oneu-hnf -a inch in diameter ni nhre from 3 to 6
inches deep. On investi,tion I hn.e bbeen informed it is the
17-ye-r locl"st.

C. A. 2n6)s (V.ny 26): The cicadq h!-ve not
er.erfed qt n.stl'ton, -Pvn. .y].v ni,, yet, nlthor'h I hbve heard
of them bein found -,l t'ooresto-", T. Jers y.

J*. Knull (':"'. 25): The first periodic-d cicada 7as found
May 25 at Dzu-ohin, Clrk's Valley, -7at no general smer :c'ice.
(i>y 30): Adults are numerous on vc'-etntion at this place
:'y 50.

IX7-x ? 'leiher {'y 23): I _i sh to report th-'t r.e hIve in this
section (Gordonsville) the so-cslled plalge of locusts. I
never sa,:' so mi'-n;. hollo'- grub shells nnd holes in the .-round
where they h'vu come out, ,nd the air is thick with locusts -nd
their noise.

D. C. P,,ttie (C'y 20): The first -dults (3 indiuidunls) r-p-
,peared My 20 ind the numbers ,re incrc!sing every d.-y( Thcrrydale

rv-. EYcho (i:iv 23): The 17-year locusts are emerging in
immet n Lm'ers. T noticed them first May 19 n.t my ,i-'rc west of
Fort I.y: and south of Cl-'renden.

J. ... ..ach (... y 3); The 17-year locusts rre emerging at
my ho r at Accotinf1'-.

Leo H.-rlor (iay ,3): The 17-ye"r locusts are emer.-in--, in
r ,t numbers a-t -" home, 4 Virginia Ave. Jefferson Po-rk,
Al c:
7. -. Army Po1't, '',ntico (,y 23) The 17-ye-r locu.ts are
,N) er-in,; in enormous members -,t Quar.tico.

'.' .rs qll OVer .',:-i rc -" ........ he: n-v .... for i o n tr.r l

or. C
*i'O U,' r e.

V. H'-rrirrnl! (;;- "): 6 n- n l er C1O~>' 'L s: ^-r~'1t^c
tro r', of 0 th: 1001Y;:2. /yr c.r.'-s .. r'..:t ""rt"crt;

P.-hode IsI-n-I

S .. ,,--'on in h.) 0 :--
cold '*id >oc'--- r'r -n i~ns'at d'-v1 orr.D ^ s c'v-is ~'
W"D ; mnoth: hv.tcl P. 1 dr~y 31 t"' ^-e "-'* in 3;. "-'rt -:'
tL; Sft-Ke '.:t in other sections ns.'-r thm q''~ t'. ** *V ~s
fri:..'i,1 -*- to .1"... cb.' Li n' c''- .9 l v then y 'eco.T., vhr active.
So e incrras-3 in --r.-.. r.otbs is loo'- for, >lilch, i:i vi *o
1 s t y o:,r' s ibiindi.i c r.r se c at s -' t e '. n-o,,ol cr;

u *J. '-. I (?fr''' *3): "''' "" r"-(3 "" T bE'0 c,< f"r*'^1l,"t, s'pnt 4..I
frOM southern Inirnn.

:^ ?. ~ en< (Ani z l ^- 15-:): ?..: nn "i:., thr ? l 't f "-

Sov r' beent f Inj- t e-rrn
t. s 'ec'u)o of te 'r.v ic 0 tn, vr o* the:1e
reDortc3 c-iro fro, +'. vi-i.i i Lic.n.

7 I.i:- '.= ITT ( 9 n tij-" C

Oklr.ho r-

** rr.)

w. 2,. 3"nhorn (. y <;) "\ h 1^ *"o inf '^ ti'O of:
one of the l.rfest p-, l ho"':, -cn.' lo >isti it
Th'c berO loc-'llv duib:r '.. African So.oulAo, i'w iC 1* V:'s

int r storrct t" '. -t fo
tre v, e cci-i n 'ic': -',r'st ; -' 3 c': o<:, vc':;o'i, n it
mT -.. 1 e In ","' i~ t-o n t -) t* i'' '-L jmn ....... -3ar, 1 i t 3i3 n i t ",-
t c' '.rf. n7 other trceo "-rJ v 'I nts '* b,'c' !:V" r jtif ra t'
peopi:-. It h'-s '. .nr; n.Tu ro,.s tlui G:ri. in .... :- t:"n
ri" r '*.r ". ^.jfi >r.) -. T -i- S' r*; :: to 'h'; f-'ct h',h" C aol '" *: T' .r
*orv-ile'J f'l ->,c.: "- tio cor. for 1- 'yc'" '" o h- ...
tLVP, vc-t n.t to col' fv t' ::xi .. c>? -f this' 1 t h't ic
S exe c '* r ,, .." s r 'It . c nr 'o r :2 .; -i : b y th e t h-'u c ,: **;*'
--1 'ic," host ,0 th hi''- ) o, s in t'he" for sts. is in-
sect "'ill do'Ut o3 '" f-'rt'iir i I '* n e st 7." th-; sV Vn
r eT :--.

toC .V.. . ( .
lnn-. to v'rioiir tres : In

. ~ Ct"h t .tT.

dIr r- nr-

Uoorth C-r' iian

i-orth Crolin

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L " i C.:


- 3 S (A '.j--iU-'as .,,nciu.ou Fiutn. )

South Dakot.

H. C. Severin (,,v; 14): Putn!-.'s sc-.le is a serious pest of
.p current, goose3 rry, 'm,tre-b-in- a soen, etc., in est-
ernT South .' ,.

?0.L2R APFJ_ (Fe:r"i ne.mndinis Thomas)


G. F. Kno-'lton ('Iy 10) The bo:elder is nbundat in
northern Ut.ih, -.nd -t the present time win-ed forms are begin-
ning to ppeor "

.... SCU jY C. -, (Chionrspis nme-ican; Johns. )

Indiana J.. Dnvis (d>y 26): r. H. Riley reports tht the scurfy
scale on elm be nn hatching the first week in Moy at L-Fhyette.

South D.kota



is sissip-ni

H. C. SeVri (: 1) ny of the elms are becorrin" bOldly
infested with this scn-18, being. seriously drqaO in the erst-
ern pn-rt of the St-Ute.

. (cril .15-iy 15), Ad:iition"l compaints of in-
jury by the -'.`hite elm sc:Ie, Chionisoi.s nmericarna, were re-
ceived during, the -oeriod covered by this report.

TYOPTlA7 T: SOP.LS (*jos7 7,,A szinr> Mode:r)

T. H. F.rks ( 4ry 34): This c1-e is rabfundnt and injurious
to yo-_g, elms on the streets of Columbus. Dnmn"e to the tre:-s
p'Drers to be severe.

3. 2. c',K, enhI (I,,hy -): -.,- Eropean elm scale is very
bad on elm trees in Dryton and vicinity.


_00LLY ALDF7 AF.ID (Trocimhilus tessellitus Fitch )n

.. "'-Irnc ( ''y 2_): S-..cioens collected on m-,ple n't Pon-
totoc o0 .y > ?:,.

,' j :'A:L? APHI.- D .......J' .hyllus. yrorictus i' ..
P. '.. 2'mr'iod (W"y 209): Speci.ens collected on rre p e .t Yazoo
City on -' y 7, nc1 id.eatified by A. L.HJmnror S n"probably ". "
P orir,-h,', In ., 1 ",':-ri, ,:t ls.


t -3 cotrIion Tn (
a -;rt'*"rca >h' 7 o t121 ; S t'0

/ i."uiri3 h ... r c -' t

J. S- : *cirln ]927 thic

r:n'rent y it .t .... 2 -oc' l y 7' "' .t t.
.'rently it o.-c- z t; 2t-:r i*i t7'r,-1
P *'f" 3" Si` 'v' T 15.

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Soi'th "-ot-

r' -_ -, c-

, s chu e t s

I". o,-!e ITs -n2

-. C. S ev i. ". 4): ,
*r: th.1 p-,st youth, ri'e,- i" the h c'- H 1 ... ... ...o.. .
"' ini~br~k .i'',*' .i; .]' s re so . t '*-es infe~sted].

.. ... -j A i I" '* .') : -.* tion-, c-T '- t t of in-
i''" by th rij, le- scI' -' er r c-ive .ur :- -ric co"-
*T.-r'r bT' t'hi r ort.

J. '" ;"0 h-'s~~~t Cnf ''i n iu -r c t '' -r


J. 1r. Scyff r Jr. '' )is le"-' Tincr is ,-rv co"':'
on itch pc! tIrou ho>t 'trn "" .c1' 7ts. rIn "- i-
ties "r s "re .- it. bro-o "r. "- 5 . t.^- this in c-ct
n p v' r"* c or~mc i.* ]i '1 T ,1 n n '1 "' th ...... ,-" ; ...." i. 1' *;". tio3n
C1 T n'''3S.

U'ichi .- n

r o*' ~ v'" r ' c **:1c ~ " n
I. c aial (" 7 "t : "-; r-c ,v1in.- 1V ".n7] :*' of
the -rr;c" tortri ., -' rz-*-n" r"or'i ** '. 2'. me '
.". e -'*r' co' in in :i.;" *r" f i th.- *n ~or r. rt of th :t.'rn
,' 'st of the; t to "1-,' 'Ico .rn. '.i-i cton c ",i. '.- ;: occ"i rti n-
''ll', fr,- ... 1 -rts. "'.,." i;-s ct G-.-I. s to ':c i r -ci.';" i i nm "-
, rz II ove-r th :* t' to.

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I:H S E C T S A ::C T I:: '-I %TB 7 0 THO'J S ATD

C N A :J E 1 1A AL L A LY T S AY D L A T T S

G7R-7,TC-:: LEA ` TP (Thjyct'enin -frru lTis .bn. )

-7 E. Britton ( 2'y 24): Consider-'ble dmee is beinz done to
vriou-as pl-nts imder sliss -,nd in cold froTes !nd in dvelling::
. ^-ses. 7iTeiotrooe Pt ITe, 7Hven ,nd chrvsenthemmu -t r :-od
-re beine injured.

1eek y Te's Letter, y. Y. St-te Colleze of ArTiculture, Xiy
14, 1928: Fredoni Coimnty (>. I. DTniel): The eenT-house eaf.
tyer is be.nning- to -onenr in greenhouses.
7. endenhl (M. 2) e m-7rinold -1.Jnts in green-
,Eendenh ll (1 ,ay 24): J__
house in Columbus -'ere blodly infested -ith the greenhouse le-f

73LACI: V71 ,737 IL (Br'7cbvrhirnis silc- tus 7h-b. )

A.. Stene ('y 23): A nurser',-- n hns Tind considerible
trouble this srrinp. from Brnchyrhinus suic-tus in greenhouse
cutting bCeds of 0 -xLs.

RED SI,'I (Tetronrchns tel-ri'.s T. )

.. '"HTrnT i (-y 2I): V7iolet leaves from Dur -nt on "-y 1
sn'] c- d.r t7igs from Gce-n Sorinus on '-ry 4 z-re found to ce
infested -ith red spiders. Only mediumn injury hli been c-used
to tla lnn"ts.

SOnBUTC, (Oniscid-')


P.. L -rne.d (,y .29):2 A corres ondent -St Sephenson sent to
us on 1 y 21- some specimens of illmu they ',"ere c'.usin serious d-rr. re to flo-ers,

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YSA-T' j- 7L : 'D iD-rthronomyin hyno'.'e" Loe')

. rendCnh-,ll (l''y ): yThe chrvs-inthemiun mido is v r,!
-d in Sprin--ield, "here not tre-tcd oroencrly. Some o- the
r'T .fi. usec ",here shi cents s ,re mide tre Vent free from this

CFYS."T!.i APHT)ID (iscrosihoni..eln, senborni Gill.

". I--rnd ('vy 32c): Soecimens on c'v.,nth-mm collected
't Y'1-'oo City Arril. 2?C '-') nt Cminton '.'Jy 2;1 '-ere sent in for
d r m rrrtin t tion.

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Nebraska M. H. S'-'nk (A-ril i-M.y 15) Late in April another green-
house in Oiha reported a serious infestation of tulip -nd lily
-ith the bulb mite.

ALFALFA E\ATODE (TTlendhus dips'ci Kuhn )

Ohio E. '7. 'yndenhLl (ay 14): I found the narcissus bulbs in
the nurseries in Dayton and Piqua infested 7,ith nematodes,
Tylenchus di-saci, some damage being caused to the narcissus


DOTATO APHID (Illinoib solanifolii Ashm.

Mississippi R. '7, H'rned (Mlay 29): Specimens of Macrosi hum rosa--folirm
on rose collected at Mlorton on April 23 -ere sent to this office
for determination.

ROSE LuAFHOP E1 (Tmpo, rose L,)

Ohio IT. F. Ho7anrd (,,may 29): This insect is abundant on rambler
roses in the Columbus district. Some adults of the first
brood have already emerged.


A CLrTLE'(Bleph-rida rl-,,is Forst,')

7ans'as J. 7', cColloch (May 20): This flea beetle is very abundant
on sumac and firebush at ,I'anhattan. Lst ye-r the larv-ec prac-
tic-lly killedd a number of firebushes on the campus.


I7-E '-; .3 (P-hyllonhai- spp. )

Indianr J. J. Dvis (LsIIy 26): '7hite -irubs nere responsible for ,in-
ter killing of lawns at Elkhart, according to a report r .ceived
Hay 18. ",Thite grubs 7nere also reported diarmgin,- delphiniumi at
Tipton :'.-7 21,

K-nsns J. "7. McColloch (:,'. 12): Injury to bluerass l.""n is re-
port from -uirlingame.

...THE70 S (Lumbricus sp.)

Ohio T. I. P- rks (f y 10): Errthv7orms have been reported an dam-
,inf: la',ns in th, city of Port, Scioto County. They
come to tha surface, "' cre their mounds ,,re unsig-itly.

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7. 7I. --ttit ("'y 13 :, "'.'I=r before h-v) r nts. i i e-o?*'
more tr:oubla i- .'ichi i. iscov rv of -:rt -c-, fftc-
tive r*nd che'p rri.thod of tr e nt i,7, fe' t to 3- .. ..... .1

If. .'. S' on> (i'.">ri! 1- iy 15): :n'n c'xrl' i.>t3 h-2v in
during; the period covri '-/ tins report ofe in -i r
o of ontnt in lITns.

J. J. r-vis (r 26): i :l ieR :2..v' b: rec, iv' fr :
1' 7av localities in. thr northern 't. of t"- :t c.d
-ance of rnts in l"ns. 'jo ity rrve co.. in -ithin t
ost I0 C dys, 1 ot ere rerei". the l st of ril
.,.nJ enrly in '7y.

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CLOVER ,uITE (3r.i'. pra:etiosa Koch)

J. J. Davis (.aiy 5): The clover mite -"s reported the last
half of April as "ery annoying in homes at Edinburg and Rushville.
(l.Ty 26): Further reports of annoyance in houses were r-ceived
fro- Converse '.-7 16, LaFayette M-y 24, and Fra-nkfort ",y 12.
They -ere reported as, injuring lawns.

H,: Swer- (April 15-:'y 15): Complaints of annoyance by
the clover mite in houses, which were noted in the last report
-s beginning to be received on March 20, continued to be re-
ceived until :/ey 10.

A G:TAT (Hip-oelates sp.)

D. C. Rrrran (Iy 19-24): On a survey trip to L'-iedo, Rio
Grand City, r-inches in northeastern Starr Count:', issio,
BrownsvilleFfrria Alice, Beeville, and San Antonio, exnm-
inotions of live stock -long the way was !rde _n-d headquarters
of several r-nc]ies ,ere visited to get information ?nd m:ke =:'-.-
inm tions.
The zqnts '7ere o served from Rio G-r- -I, City to Bro,'nsville,
more -t Bro'nsville than any nl-c8 c:-.:i."ed. They 7ere found
quite generally in windows of well-lighted houses and in one
sandwich shop on the east side of town there '-ere several hun-
dred gnats r.nd they would d anmoy customers to some extent. A
kid.i--y b-,it w,,s exposed in sever-a fields -'nd open places ao't
town and a good number of gnats could 1!mays be r-ised. ir,
Birber reported them to be so b-id at times in one field th-t it
was i[.,-ossible to work there during the summer. TheY were re-
ported to be bad at times over the entire v-!lley and consider-
able compl-int -is had of sore eyes from w.aits. At g-r-e
in the north edge of S-n Benito there '"ere
swa7rms of gnats -nd t'rre was a' suggestion of the conditions
found during April in Co-chellb VHlley, C-lifornia; one of t.e
men stated thort they are always b-d there even at times in win-
ter. A few could usually be r-ised with b-its about Deeville
and they were reported to be quite bfd at times.

A.ETRICT D0O TICK (Derinncentor v-riabilis Say)

>rylo-nd -dr

F. C. 3ishopp (i;y ol): Sev:r',l reports mve been received
of anno','-.ce to people -nd dogs due to of '"cod ticks.


r-:' FLY (Ciematobin. irrit-ns L.)

F. C. -:i.',pp ('-y 31): Horn flies -re sufficiently ;,"n.rou-
to "'naoy c-ttle considerably in the vicinity of Larks GCrden.
* number per anim-'l r.a:es from 20 to [ r0 with -an -verrge of
)bout 300.

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7. C. "'"sho (:i. ,y 7,: r ti 5ly f. .-ir fl present on cttle in this section. n-- nmbr 'h- rCs
from 0 to 1C "'ith -n ever. of b":t 2C

L. : serz-n (:-- 3A). HQ r. flies hove ': .. 'US- :1, -..c. -
.nt for this se-son of thn ye:r, c-using consideri '-n ::ov .ce
to c-ttle.

7. C. F:rm-n (;-y I0' *:- survey tr '-- 7
r-nde City, rnches in north. stern 3t-rr 'n.., i i:
-:."nsvilie, 7_-lf 7'r- z, Aic .
nations of tive .oc> -'In- sh 'ey r'Tc ster.
several ranches were visited to t infor tion ::-:i-
Very fe"- horn fe -er: o rv-: t n it -: re
see n nnimril ,,ith --re th'n S to "ies iot ... "
be entirely free of flies, ls' th n I Ir e vr -s..

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F. C. :in' .y I-. A i-r-esro:ient r -t C--
to bc ':sore -*b, mdint in th b-chs of c-ttl- in 'hic -ici .--tv
(Scene-ct-Ay) this sprinA th'n he ys ever s t.-

F. C. .ishopp ("" 20): -". ; vero'_' nxj-. r of -!r"cr A ns
Iess thn I -: .r hed. This is unub y es tin t :r ".
ing territory. o"in" to the contr-.l 'or "hi i : rri
on in rrk -ren. All I-rv-e fornl proved to b, _..
exceot one 4th "n t- H^_ il lt H .... .."l -'*'*'"t '"** -.
XC n h int r :[. Min ... tu2m. is i n ,- t+ .. .
-.tE s prin,' record for this sr c .

J. J. :-vis (::,n ): .e ox "-r.e r :: t i c c
oiusly ,bund-,nt it 'Tin. .-,r L-F nttu, -*ni F:,-n' :ftr

H; C. .''.. verin (I:-'y 14): At tir ... s .: v- -', i~z-:. .... ..... ...
be fo"- ,. one '-ira'!! :.trib.tiv n is cx i-r 1. Mi
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'ire'-'s 'ill b b 'ly i-'.f' *t..d. ~ h r 't o e o 't r *' ':
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I r -n '2 l_-_n: O urvay trip to L-"redo, Rio
*3rnde Ci t, r c.s in north-ster. Stirr Coximty, Mission,
3roncvill-, D.elur-r:, e ic-37i, l e, -nd Se-'n Antonio, expmi-
r-.tions of iiv- s2,ok ? '-on- the :n. T',ere n'Je ond h:-,- quarters
0 C" sTonr t,72 - -dh -ia t-r
oI sever-l r'Tc es 'ere visited to .-t inforrn-tion ,rnd. make ex-
min 1: :1 on-r .
Only mo.ier ts m of these flies v.ers oL-:rvd rt ny
iplY c visit d, :'--r7 1 -i ttrnctiv it...terialls h-nd a fe' -dults
boutd, nn.more fli s ,S'We observed oni the ranches in northse-st-
ern 'tl-rr .Colxit' thn -t -ny other rpice th)re appe'-red to
... 1 o ne nd t nerl- -ppe-red to
,e fe-er rt Lr-do ndd 4on the v',.ley to iMission thtn !t Uv ld=,
-or? ',bout B-o-',sv 11 e. The adultss h,-d probn.bly been d-:stroyed
y Y. stor!r on 0, y 13. Orly n occ'sionrl scre'' worm c-se '-s
a-lr.- nd ter e r- s n)ot single c-se on four r' cnes in north-
ern St.rr County. Some :orr "':'.,icines ;.ere reported to hvve
been sold t.his year 't, 11 ploPces -"*hre nost of the calls 7:
.:de since the ra.ins bc -?n; rnchmen -re gener-lly expectinxr
.I'.ny *ornrs noon.

SH 7'71 TICf elophC.s ovinus ,)

7. Seorin (.-y 14): Scver.l severe infestations h1-ve
comre to our ttention. .M'-born li'obs h.T;y hovc -s n'nys -s
to 100 ticks ui-on them.

'7 L' ?LY (ihormi^ reyd I.r

J. 7R, Dou-.'ss{ ( 'y )1): Co.rplY'ints h-ve been received fr,:
the lr,:7st shc,-o o-aers in this prsrt of the St-te (-trnci')
r l,- ive to th- rntt-c'- of th. "ool m...- t. "'- y e'. ".re in-
f,-stead nbo't thr: rurni f'o1.1o'in/g 1,mbin.. 7.vor-ble '-e.'ther
coaditioas prewv-iled thv fir.t '1.f of Iry .nd v little or
no se. rin, n-s b.on -oe A -r,,t m,.-ny de'i nnir.v ls, esAieci-
,ll. lnmn t3 killed by the recent sno'.:, nre to bo found on the
r-rl re.

3 "Ti.TL H FL3 'A ( 4. ^ ,h-, .. ,-1in c est"

D. C. -'r n ("* v 1 '- ): On survey trip to L-r.-1., Rio
S'nd, City, r'n-ache in north ,is tern St- rr Courity, 'icion,
1ro0- '.'Iviill.- 7r-li xria ',, Alice., ?-ev ill. 1 nr3 S-na Antonio, zx-
Vi"i,-tions of live stoc'. ].on theo vrny "cr mInde ,nid he ,v.-rters
2i :.,,v r-'l r- nch 's "*er. v'i.Bitod to .;at infor'n.r tion ;, nd r,-. ;K-
A'. xo:i *-*t ons.
:flT er fouc' q' it,, rener'l :!r xi .,n' tely 95 per cent

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*'*ort.^c t Alico ";:.d 'xE": -'i.!l c, l io 1-.):'] : ]. TO .sW: ":.

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h'd "LC.3H lost "ni '3rob-" "I/ ?tJ o-r Cc-it of th, Ocl "
'section. Fl_ .... ...*. r f 3-1.1 ;loft'": to 3"i ,1 A .;to i <.
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fo r"'.. T -I *)ob los< i-i t'. ;, territor; i" it:.
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verge of eradication in a number of other towns, namely; Ox-
ford, JTest Point, Quitman, Pascagoula, and others. Recently
the town of New Albany was found to be infested with the
Argentine ant.

AITTS (Formicidae)

R6 W, Harned (.:ay 29): The fire ant, Soleno-osis reminata,
continues to be as great a pest as ever in this State, During
the past few months this office has received complaints of
the ants gnawing into strawberries, getting on the uniforms
of athletes and stinging the people when the uniforms were
put on, entering houses and stores, and causing much annc'.'ance
Inspector No L. Douglass; Grenada, recently sent to this
office specimens of the odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile
Say,j-hich he stated were causing housekeepers much ann TyaYnce
in certain areas in that town, Recently a florist at Booneville
sent to us some ants that were identified by Dr, :', R. Smith -s
- Cr T toaster laevius-cula var. clara Miayr. He stated that
the ants were eating into the base of carnation buds, causing
the petals to fall off, Dr, ', R. Smith reports that he re-
cently found ants belonging to Camoonotus caryae var. dzrcii-,'ins
Wheeler infesting a house in Columbuia The housekeeper stated
that the ants fed on syrup and were iost numerous in the
house about dusk, A correspondent at Corinth sent in spscimrns of
Prenolepis spa,i recently with the report that they were enter-
ing a refrigerator in her home, This species seems to be quite
prevalent throughout the State,

SILVJEFR H (Lepisma saccharina L.)

J* J*Davis (,iry 26): Silverfish were reported annoying
and destructive at Lowell and LaFayette during the past month.

PG,,,'Er. POST 71!-S (Lyctus spp.)

J, J4 Davis (May 5): Powder-post beetles were reported do-
ing damage to building timbers at Crown Point and to shovel
handles at Terre Haute,

PALE-i AR}KED ASH BORER (Eburia quadrigeminata Say)

J, J4 Davis (May 26): This insect was reported boring in
a hickory-elm floor which had been down for 35 years. This
report was from Columbia City :.!rjy 5.

TJ.JD i BEETLE (D, ririe-tcs 1;r-darius L, )


M., H. Swenk (April 15-M.,y 15): The larder beetle was re-
ported from Holt County April 5 as present numerously about
a smoke-house in which 'the pest had previously done injury to
cr:t..d and salt-cured meats.





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2outh Dcota

i-. C, Ssverin C~i--, 14); -i.n--oi c ^b 1s ei~ lj.ilj ij ou.' ::ost
in Jn an, i.>.Jurious clothes ;.ot. cs -. .. s cis
is alo fou:'-_ in fodth ..ta but rarely r ":rt(-i in".'i>i.

Jnor J, ais 5):rom all of es hve n rpeatdl
roorted from al! sectioi.s of tl-.e State, *

;, C. Sevrin n l. 1 vcr -.-- 10 tcrea o has
be=-n r-Lorted sevc-ra cloz~n time'ss iirin_ th^. _a t i'," :;:o.'-i:;E

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