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 States
issued on the first of each month from March to Decenber, inclusive.

Volume 10 July 1, 1930 Number 5











Digitized by the Internet Archive
in 2013


Vol. 10 July 1, 1930 17o. 5


In spite of indications earlier in the season of grasshopper dam-
age in parts of Montana, no serious damage has been reported rs yet.
The only outbreak of importance is in northern kiC>lfa.. Localized
depredations are reported from parts of Missouri and southeastern

Cutworm outbreaks continued throughout the early part of the month
in the Dakotas and Nebraska, westTard to Colorado, Utah, and Montana.

An extensive outbreak of the white-lined sphinx on Russian thistle
and mallow in Nevada is attracting considerable attention.

Wireworm depredations are being reported from the entire eastern
half of the country from M.aine to South Carolina and Mississippi and west-
w7ard to the Dakotas.

White-grub injury continues to be serious in the iorth Central States
eastward to Illinois.

The rose chafer is abnormally abundant throughout the Middle Atlantic
and E-ast Central States.

A very serious outbreak of the KHessian fly has developed in south-
eastern Nebraska.

The chinch bug appears to be building up a threatening population
in Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

An outbreak of the army-or- is reported from Tashin-ton County, Iowa,
and the fall army-orm is occurring in outbreak numbers in eastern northt h
Carolina and southern Mississippi.



The corn ear worm 7as appe:'ng a&ut th, ziL ilc of t>,- .o:th in
destructive numbers in South Carolina ard was quite generally zrevailent
south-ard. Corn shipped into wisconsin from parts of the Gulf Rergior.
was 40 per cent infested.

CI-" billbi. arc attracting considerable attention in river--Attcm
land along the Illinois and :.ississippi Rivers.

Apple leafhoppers apej-ar to be more a..un-snt than usual in the ::'.
zrr.--nd and ,idd-le Atlantic S;ates southward to nirdinia -n "est-ard to, Ind'iana, sad Toknneszsz&e.

CanK.r-7ortz have been seriously defoliating orchards in '1,' York,
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, M-iii.ota, end North D.'e-ot-.

The first crawlers of the San Jose scale were observed in I-.c;na
June 1 and in '7,shi-nton State on June 10.

The plum curculio seems to b- more prevalent than usual in the -.-e.
England and Middle Atlantic States and dLcidedly less numerous than
usual in the South Atlantic States.

The citrus aphid increased rapidly in central Florida during the
latter part of June.

The seed corn maggot was unusually prevalent from r&.7 York south-
ward to 1Torth Carolina and west-ard to Nebraska. Diz2-- to melons -and
squash seed was also repoorted from Utah.

The vegetable no-7 kno-n to occur in 116 counties in the
States of Louisiana, iississin-i, Alabai-a, and Florida. The spread to
the northward is not so rapid this year as last.

During the last ,7e7k in M.Iay and the first two 75l:s in June the
Mexican bean beetle was observed through !.:at the northern rprt of th.e
territory known to be infested last year.

The onion ma,_ot has ben reported as serious from scattered
localities extending from ",;w York "estward across the northern half of
the country to and Utah.

Present indications are that the sugarcane borer 'ill be less
nurrous than usual in t.he su--.rcan-gron ara in Louisiana.

T'he forest tent caterp-illar is completely lefoliatin manry varieties
of hardwoods in n:z 7 .n!:-im County, Va. In some cases areas up to 1CD
acres are infest-." Simi lar rt.orts but of less s-rious dr-,je have been
reccived from the northern part of X.inn-,sota.

The ugly-nest caterpillar is heavily infestin: tre:s in sout'.- stern
Miaine and eastern 1'as:chusetts.


The boxelder aphid is seriously damaging boxolder in South Dakota
and N-braska. This seems to be a year of severe aphid outbreaks in
the East Central and West Central States.

Very serious damage to oak by the fruit tree leaf roller is re-
ported from Iisconsin. The trees in scit' large stands ,rT 70 por c-nt

Somewhat serious infestations of the European pine shoot moth are
reported from western Massachusetts and Connecticut and eastern T.
York. This insect is recorded for the first time from .nichigaCn.'


Severe infestations of cutworms arc noted from various sections of
the Dominion, particularly in the west. In southeastern St-skatche1--n
an especially severe outbreak of the red-backed cutwcrm has resulted in
much damage to field and garden crops. This insect is also a serious
pest in sections of southern Manitoba, and reports from Alberta indicate
that it has caused heavy damage in areas south of Calgary. North of
this point there has been a reduction in numbers as compared with 1929.
There is also a widespread outbreak of the pale western cutworm in
Saskatchewan. In a considerable area occurring from Indian Head north
to Balcarres and Abernethy, this cutworm destroyed the 7,heat crop to
the extent of 50 per cent. Scattered reports of cutworm damage also
have been received from British Columbia. Ontario, Quebec and the
Maritime Provinces.

Outbreaks of wireworms, ith resultant sevre daago to -rain crops.
in scattered areas, are noted from many localities in the Prairie Provinces.
The principal species involved is Ludius aereipennis Kby. 'ifire'.orms are
also attracting attention in sections of southern. Ontario, their attacks
being largely confined to ccrn and tobacco.

No grasshopper outbreaks of economic significance have yet been
reported from any part of the Dominion.

Flea beetles of several species are again prevalent in many parts
of the Dominion, reports of their depredations having been received from
certain localities in almost every province.

The false chinch bug, Nvsius ericee Schill., c.pTarod in the
Welling district south of Lethbridge, Alberta, attacking spring wheat.
The last outbr.ak: of this insect occurred over southern Alberta in 1923.
It causes no serious injury to its host plant, but by destroying the pri-
mary leaves, alarms the farmers.

The onion maggot is an unusually severe pest this season in the
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.

TA7~ no6.el f:utv ~ ro= Pr-nc-a
Edward Island, southern Newv: Brunswick, southern -u-,bec, and locally
in southern Manitoba,

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b v -* fo ... I.irst ti,.e in Canada al fiivertcon, Ontario, "-hcr. it
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North Dakota

South Dakota





GR:SS0irPERS (Acrididae)
J. R. ,7atson (June 20): Grasshppers are moderately
abundant in the Peninsula, in fact, rather mor ehunb-it
than usual.

W. P. Flint (June 16): Young grasshoppers are just hatching
and apparently il be quite abundant in clover stubble,

R. H. Pettit (June 27): An outbreak of grasshoppers has
appeared in :ichi-:n, complaints being received from Isle
Royal, and the band of the infestation extends down at least
as far as Benzie County in the northeastern part of the
Lower Peninsula. From the appearance of the tiny r-,-rhs
the species will be Camnula Dellucida for the most part.
Enormous quantities of young hoppers are reported as just

J. A. Munro (June 20): A field trip made during the past two
days through Cass County showed that nearly emerged gra"shoTper
nymphs were very scarce except in the vicinity of Ameria,
where they were fairly abundant in grass lands.

H. C. Severin (June 18): Grasshoppers are just being noticed
by farmers as being moderately abundant and inquiries are
beginning to come in from northern and western South Dakota.

L. Haseman (June 23): Grasshoppers are very abundant in
Columbia. In meado'7s and dry pastures ycant nymphs ate ap-
pearing in alarming s-a:'. Hatched about June 10.

M. H. Swenk (June 13): Grasshoppers (MelanoDlus differentialis
Thos.) have attracted considerable atterntion., and already have
done some damage in vegetable and flower gardens. Serious
injury in alfalfa and grain fields is expected later. The
infested area includes southeastern Nebraska, especially the
area east of the 98th meridian and south of the Platte River.
(June 19): Grasshoppers are moderately abundant throughout
the entire State.

G. M. Bentley (June 13): There is a 5 per cent increase over
1929 of grasshoppers (Schistoc&rca amnericana Drury) in Knox

R. 7. Earned (June 21): Grasshooppers that have been
tentatively identified by J. M. .rnnston as WI.lmo.-!us scudderi
Uhl. were reported as very abundant in cotton fields in Vall-y
Park on June 5. Considerable injury to the cotton, especially
at the edges of the field, was reported.

miontana ;. 3. Mabee (June 23): In spite of all indications of damage
by .'raoshoppers tnis season, as yet t have Lot -.eared in
outbreak numbers. We have reports of grasshoppers hat '...
rather abundantly in 'ill County and also in the southern
part of %eaverhcad Countt," near :!,onida.

Colorado C. ?.Gillette (Jiune 14): Grasshopiers are ver-; abu.:,-adcnt,
especially in idams and Weld Counties.

Utah G-. F. Knoclton (June 2): Y-;n- grasshoTcers are quite
abundaiint in sugr-beet fields at Saratoga ;nd south of Salt
Lake City, (June 18): Crassh-o-ers are no, rather r..... int
in many parts of north.;rn Utah. Adults of the r--l-j- i
grasshopper ( ..?]a_.olus famur-rubrnu DeG. ) are no'" present.

Arizona C. D. Lebert (June): .Zevral s-oecies of I' ela.:-'plus are
are very abundant throuh>- _t the Salt River "alley; severe
da'dfe occurring to cotton, young citrus, ard alfalfa in the
vicinity of Levine. Hopoers are very nur..2r;s on alfalfa ne-:r
Chandler. Considerable da.L.,-:-. to ornamentals is reported in
the vicinity of :.-osnix. R."-,I-- .:_ . iley is es-
pecially numerous on alfalfa near Chandler.
Africa 0. S. Heizer (Co-.Jl) (:r 12): (Sxcr from Revie of
Com'mrerce and Inaustries for the quarter ended -rch 130):
Large numbers of locusts are moving nort1'pards and it is feared
that the spring crops -ill b destry- lready tna cereals
have been attacked. These insects la'.'c arrived in the north in
their red state this year, and up to the present .have done
comparatively little damage. -, red locust does not eat, its
digestive tube being comnrressed by reserve matter a:-uanlated
before t,-i.j flight, It is so org.-.ized that it can acco.-plish
long air trips without nourishment. It seldom reaches the
littoral except in a cleacent year like the present one, because
it changes to a yeilo7 color rhile cross -i, the Atlas .ountsi-s,
and comes down to the littoral in this state about March. The
yellc7 locust is voracious. It lays its s_ in fertilized grou".i
or in dried river beds. The .--S take fifteen to twenty days to
hatch end then the ban moves for'.-ard, destro-'Lnj all .vegetable
life. Already, fields have been att;c'k:. in southern Oran and
Consi.antine, -hile at Biskra nearly 2,500 acres are reportci
to be contaminated.

CU:.,, --.- ('oc'tidae)

Ohio E. '.. .:..hall (June 6): The cut-or, -.--oti unicolor
Wvalk.. 7-'as quite troublesome in Clark and other counties in
southwestern Ohio.

Minnesota A. C. u.--.l-cs an-d assistants (Jun.-): Cut-orms contiru.d to
be reported durin-- thle first half of the .-:".t'i-. froma pr:-ctically
all parts of the State and cs seriously a2unint in the central
and ,outh-ern p.rts of the State.

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North Dakota

South Dakota



J. A. Munro (June 20): A number of reports of cutworm injury,
particularly to cereal crops, have been received from points in
Pembina, Adrms, Divide, Cavalier, Ramsay, Nelson, Cass, and
Steele Counties. A report turned in by 'Fr. -,. `5. Fi,-*,\z7.onrs
indicated that cutworms had completely destroyed 500 acr of
flax on a farm at Neche, Pembina County. In this latter case
the w77orms were identified as the red-backed cutworm (Su-oa
ochrogaster Guen.). Mr. R. C. Powell, county of .Jlison
County, sent in specimens of this species and stated that they
were doing considerable damage to flax fields inJ his county.
He s :stes that these worms are working on the high land only
and have completely taken patches of half an acre or more in
the fields.

H. C. Severin (June 18): Cutworms are very abundant, being
general over the State but more abundant in the eastern half.

C. 1. Ainslie (June 7): Tha first planting of corn is being
very seriously d-naged in several counties of northeastern
Nebraska by two or three species of cutworms. The species
most numerous in sandy soils is l..:c dfter-a Walko

M. 1. Swenk (June 13): Cutworms are proving quite trouble-
some in the cornfields, cutting the yo-u: g corn plants. In
numerous cases the replanting as weil as r,he original planting
has been taken. Such injux- is more or less general over
eastern and southern Nebraska, but cutworm decredations have been
especially severe in the Elkhorn Valley. Antelope County
is suffering the greatest damage, but injury is severe in the

lighter soils of Pierce, Madison, Stanton, and C7minr Counties
also. '- dte'rsa 'alk. is the chief offender in that section,
but other species are also present there and elsewhere in
damaging numbers. (June 13): :,ths of the ;.r: cutworm
(Choriz-:-rotis auxiliaris Grote) have been flying in great
numbczs in western Nebraska during the period from e ay 15
to June 15, :.recia!ly during the last 7k in May and the
first week in June, These are the aftermath of the heavy
army cutworm infestations in some of the wheat and alfalfa
fields in that region during the period from March 15 to April
15. The moths get into houses and other buildings in great
numbers, and are much complained of as a severe annoyance.

7.'B. :.abee (June 23): The pale western cutworm (PorosF-rotis
ortho-onia Morr.) has increased considerably this season thr.'-,h
the central part of the State and only within the area in which
it was forecast.. The damage has been limited to s-all patches
but has been quite general. (June 23): The red-backed
cutworm (Tlxga ochroaster Guen.) is still quite abundant
in Ravalli County, doing considerable damage to sug:.r beets.







C. P. Gillette (June 14): Cutrorms are very abundant,
causing especially serious damage to "ead lettuce, in
northern Colorado.

G. F. Kno'lton (June 3): Cut"'orms are Jel.-inm corn and
late-clanted tomatoes in 2o:.: Lider and ".'eber Counties.
Cutworm= have been doing considerable da.--a-e to late tomatoes
in northern Davis County.

L. F. Roclk7ood (:.:ay 31): Five tir-es as .-,v." moths of
Agrotis c-un-r1,mj L. were taken in bait tra:s in '.ay, 1930,
as in -':., 1929, three times as !.any of Lyco-ohot-ia 7-.J arjtcsa
Ha-., and only one-seventh cs -Lany of A-rotis ^0silon .ott.
at Gaston and. For:ct Grove, while t-elvc times as many =eltia
vincouverensis Grote vereicollected at the sane rliace.
Neuria procincta Grote -es scarce on the bent grass m-ado-s
near Coquille. On a 7'et meadow mostly grorn up to sei-es but
*Aith some bent grass, from 10 to 15 larvae in the second and
third stages were taken per 50 swee-os of the net. -a-_;e by this
species to the bent, tras seed crop is not anticipated this
year. This species is much scarcer than usual in the .illamette

C,.TT.- L".. ..0 (AI _.::- .".j.t a argillacea Hbn.)

F. L. Thomas (June 25): The cotton leaf worm is -resent
in nearly all fields of the lower Rio Grande Valley.

T7HIT.L_-' 7L SP[ttX(Celerio lineatr Fab.)

G. G. Schweis (June 28): A heavy outbreak is reported
in four counties feAding mostly on Russian thistle and mallow.
.jo cultivated crops attacked as yet.
attackd yet


Nei' Jersey


H. B. Peirson (June 20): Wireworms are o-:.crately a.uri:nt
at Augusta.

T. J. Headlee (June 1): :ireormc are ver, abun-an.t in the
central ana northern parts of the State.

C. A. Thomas (June 8): Fheletes aZoiLus Say has done
considerable ; in the southeastern p-'t of the State
durin- late .ay and early June. In the first half of "-.,,
the dry eitherer kept these larvae down in the soil, but after
the rains of mid-7:,7, they a',ared near the surf.:e and
injured corn n.ri truck cro-s. One 5-acre field of
plantei corn in .:ontr7nTiery C unty was .:lowed uz cnd rflznted
after over 80 per cent of the rains h.d been ruined. #Vire-
worms of other species were very scarce in this field.

'i.'I ..S (21ateridae)


North Carolina

South Carolina





North Dakota

South Dakota





J. N. Tenhet (June 3): ?:ireworms (M vegrLertinus
Fab.) have been conspicuous by their absence this spring. There
has been no in the South Carolina bright-tobacco belt.
:1ot one heavily infested field has been found. (June 19):
i.. rgence of adults is later than usual. The first click
beetle of this species ,aas collected today at Chadbourn.

J. 17. Tenhet (June 14): Corn and cotton are suffering
heavily as usual from the send ;:ireworm (Horistonotis uhleri
Horn). At least one watermelon field wes observed to be
badly injured, and various truck crops at 3ru-.son/ are

J. J. Davis (June 2G): [7iremorms damaged corn at ?Kempton
1,,, 24.
..day2 .

S. C. Chandler (June 14): :ire-'orns are very abundant
in southern Illinois.

L. Ha-eman (June 23): 'ire-orms are moderately abundant,
the stand in some fields of corn being badly d:.---cd.
A. G. Ru-_,les and assistants (June): Alth u-h reported
from practically the entire southern part of the State,
7Tireworms are seriously abundant in 'Brcwn and Morrison
Counties only.

J. A. I.unro (June 20): A previous report indicated that
wireworms had caused serious injury to barley at Vlandan.
Reports since then have indicated that wirew7orms have caused
much injury to wheat at points in Towner and Cavalier Counties.
A farmer of Sarles, Cavalier County, reported on ::'-/ 29 that
vwireorms had totally destroyed his 80 acres of wTheat.

H. C. Severin (June 18): WVire-orms are mo2lcrately abundant
in northeastern South Dakota. A number of reports nave been
received of damage to corn.

M. S.wenk (June 13): 7rom P.ichard County during late .a: cam" .
reports of serious injury in cornfields by ZL' m^ts cribulosus
Lec. in one field these pests have been injuring the corn for
the past three yzarZ, and this season they are dcstr3-ine the
st and.

C.E.Sanborn (June 5): .ire.-onrms are moderately abundant
in the northwestern part of the State.

K. L. Cockerha= (June 5): Adults of the -ire-Torm Heteroderes
laurentii Guer. have been more numerous in :;obile County this
year than ever before.

X. L. Cockerham (June 5): On "ay 31 the first specimens of
Heteroderes laurentii nver found in Jackson Vcuntv '.ere collected






:lorth Dakota



*. jrr!iLi ...ita ct~hiid cC unt'y, in :':is:issip.1i
nhe;-. this sp-:cies has been found, specirr-ns havingi been
found in Geor- .',- .I Earrison Counties in 1.-)'.

W.B. Mabee (June 23): ".7ire',vorms are very au--r'*.-. in-
'issoula County, especially in the tr'jc'.n. area near
Ivissoula. They have also done considerable .z--ge to
wheat in Hill Comunty.

FLAINS FALS3 ? -.O_1I (Elledns o":",- Say)

F. L. Thomas (June 25): An extensive outbrc.ak of false
wireworm adults (probably Eleodes opaca) occurred the first
week of June in the Panhandle of TEXas,

;.,IT GRUBS (?hvJo-ha spp,)

W. P.Flint (June 16): As expected, white grubs are beir.n:-ing
to cause serious damage in many cornfields in central and
northern Illinois, some'fields in cvn;ral Illinois at tw..- present
time shoing an average of from 2 to 12 -:rubs to t-. hill of
corn and the grubs are not all as yat concentr-t..n- in the corn
hills. It is already apparent that a nub.-:r of these fields
vill not :-ro-,ce a profitable corn crop L.. thoy are being
sown to soy beans or some other crop.

S. C. Chandler (June 14): Sev2re injury '-': grubs in cne
cornfield near Belleville, follorin: sweet clover, has been

E. L. Chambers (June. 24): whitee grubs r doit--- serious
injury to corn and other crops in souther, and T stern
7isconsin and heavy losses h-vu been excperienced in the
State T:,rsery at Trout La.o where the s,.- 1'.-s ar3 b :irn
destroyed by white grubs.

A. G. RuA.Tlu]s and assistants (June) Thite are
r--ported as very abundant in Huston, Chip"-.-.-a, ar.3 aseca
J.A. ,.unro (June 20): .-ito grubs are report-d as causizr.-
serious injury to lettuce plants in thw vicinity of Forest
River, Grand Forks County, by ,'m. R. C., county a-5nt.
Another report by T. H. Kristj..:ison, county arent, ir.-icated'.
that white grubs are causing ._u'- d:-z:-' to native: pasture land.

L. Hascman (June 23): ,7hit, grubs are "nodzrately abundant.
Adults were still on the ,ing June 20.

M. H. Swenk (June 13): The first co-..-laints vf rhite grubs
in stra'"b,-:-ry beds were recciv-d durin-' tnt. week in June.




New York







G. M.Bentley (June 13): Adults of the white grubs or May
beetles are very abundant in Knox County, feeding on apple

J. -:.Robinson (June 20): Thite grubs are moderately
abundant on pecan foliage at La Fayette.

ROSE CHAFER (Macrodactylus subspinosus Fab.)

Weekly Uu-ls Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June): Rose
chafers are very numerous and doing slight damage in the
lower Hudson River Valley.

L. A. Stearns (June 20): The rose chafer was very abundant
throughout the State and on many plants during the first two
weeks in June,

E. N.Cory (June 20): The rose chafer is reported in Anne
Arundel and Prince Georges Counties.

J. S. Houser (June 23): The rose beetle M. subspinosus
is very destructive this season.

J. J. Davis (June 20): The rose beetle was conspicuous
in many parts of the State. The following specific records
were received: DaiTring grapes, peonies, spirea, and crabapple
at Terre Haute, May 31; roseapple, asparagus, and other
fruits and vegetables at Hobart, June 11; corn, rose, and
plumi foliage and fruit at Pierceton, June 17; grape, rose,
and peony at Macy, June 17; garden plants at Brimfield, June
14; and causing the death of chickens at Monterey, June 12;
also damaging grapes and other fruits and causing the death
of over 100 chickens at Plymouth, June 19.

E. Lo C. -'bcrs (June 24): County agents in Monroe, LaCrosse,
Chipp-T'^ -...... Eaxz Claire Counties report serious injury to corn
from t' xc'< cha-'r, and of other reports received from
various pa-'L.z of the State indicate serious injury to many other

FLASE CHINCH BUG (Tysius ericae Schill.)

E. 0. .zsig (June 24)i The false chinch bug was destructive
to many plants in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Alameda,
and Contra Costs. Counties in May and June.

RED SPI=ER (Tetranychus telarius L,)


R. H. Pettit (June 13): The red spider, or some closely
allied mite, is again working on raspberries in Berrien County.
A call sent in by the county agent indicates that the situation
is serious.

en, C. Osrir.
C. i I


R. W. Earned and assistants (June): The red spider is
very abundant on truck crops along the Gulf Coast.



HESSIAN FLY (Phytophaga destructor Say)







S. CQ. Chandler (June 14): The Hessian fly is moderately
to very abundant in southern Illinois.

H. E. Jaques (June 26): The Hessian fly is moderately
abundant in the southern half of the State.

L. Haseman (June 23): The Hessian fly is moderately
abundant. The spring brood has not bred so abundantly
as was expected, owing perhaps to the cold spring.

M. H. Swenk (June 13): A very serious outbreak developed
in southeastern Nebraska during the period May 15-June 15,
but that outbreak is not being reported on at this time since
a special investigation is still in progress. A report on
this outbreak will be made early in July.

Y'HEAT STPRAI 7/CL: (Harmolita grandis Riley)

F. L. Thomas (June 25): The wheat straw worm is abundant
in Ochiltree and Gray Counties.

T. R. Chamberlin (May): The first adults wer2 swept in
Linn County ,ay 9, and they were common in sweepings in
Clackamas Cou:.i-.y by May 22.

:,T JOINT WORM (Harmo& ta tritici Fitch)

T. R. Charmbzrlin (May): Cool, rainy weather has so retarded
issuance from the bubble that by May 22, 35 days after the
first issuance, only one-half of the adults had emerged. In
1929 the first adults issued May 15 and one-half had issued
by June 3, 19 days after the first issuance. Adults have not
been swept abundantly from growing wheat at any time during
the spring of 1930.

STE:. I.' AGGOTS (Mcromyza spp.)

T. R.Chamberlin (T'ay): Sw'epings in the .allamctte
Valley during April and May indicate that ". nigriventris !:acq.
is less abundant than usual throughout the valley and in some
sections (Linn County) much less abundant. This condition
is probably the result of thc very dry fall of 1929, with little
volunteer grain and fresh grass for the flies to oviposit upon
and higher mortality among the flies before they ready for
oviposition. M. flaviralpis Malloch 7as scarce in sweepings
during April and :iay.



CHINCH BUG (Blissus leuco-pterus Say)





North Carolina


W. P.Flint (June 16): The spring has been very favorable
to tbh chinch bugs, and in spite of the fact that their numbers
had been greatly reduced by the unfavorable season of last
year, they have been able to lay their full quota of eggs.
These eggs have now hatched and a few small grain fields will
contain enough chinch bugs to cause some damage to adjoining
fields of corn. If the season continues favorable, chinch
bugs will undoubtedly become abundant enough to cause con-
siderable damage next season.

J. H. Bigger (June 16): Chinch bugs were found scarce in a sur-
vey of the central and southwestern counties.

H. E. Jaques (June 26): The chinch bug is moderately abundant
in Floyd and 2onroe Counties.

F. M. Wadley (June 2): Reported as injurious around Nevada.

L. Haseman (June 23): The chinch bug is moderately to
very abundant. In the central part of Missouri, owing to the
dry spring, red nymphs were very abundant and threatening on
June 20. Most unexpectedly this pest has bred up in alarming
numbers. Between it and the Hessian fly some wheat fields
have been ruined. By June 20 the bugs were about one-third
grown and ready to start for corn.

M. H. Swenk (June 19): The chinch bug is scarce.
F. M.'. Wadley (May 13): Adults/swept at Stillwater from
a grass not recognized as a favorable food plant, which
suggests widespread prevalence of this insect. R. H.
Painter reported that they have been injurious at Lawton
for the paAt two years.


FALL AlPACTOBl (Laphygma frugiperda S. & A.)

Z. P. Metcalf (June 20): There is a severe outbreaV of the
fall armyworm in Beaufort, Carteret, and Onslow Counties,
attacking especially corn, cotton, tobacco, soy beans, and
peanuts. Adults have not yet been reared and specific
determination is doubtful.

C. H. Brannon (june 16): This insect has caucd widespread
damage to corn in Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Bea--ufort Counties.

M. Brunson (June 10): This insect was found on grass



in cornfields on the above date. As yet no damage to corn
was noticed. Parasitism seemed to be quite common at the

R. 'i. Harn.d (Juno 21): Southern grassworms have been very
abundant in the southern half of the State during June. Young
corn has been seriously injured, and in many cases fields
have had to be replanted.

W. E. Hinds (June 24): Laohyg, a fruiin--rda has booeen
abundant in a few localities but not occurring in wid-sproad
general outbreaks this season.

CORN EAR -ORA (keliothis obsoleta Fab.)

North Carolina

South Carolina








C. H. Brannon (June 18): The corn ear worm is causing
severe injury to tobacco buds in many sections of the State.
It is causing unusually serious injury to growing tips of corn.

A. Lutkon (June 13): Infested stalks were s-nt in by S. L.
Jeffords of Spartanburg. The borers were fe-ding in tassels
of young corn.

E. L. Chambers (June 28): A large shipment of sweet corn
received in Washington County from the Southern States was
heavily infested with ear worms. More than 40 per cent of the
ears were reported infested by the county agent and an ear
submitted for examination contained 6 large larvae.

G. M.Bentley (June 13): The adults were just' emerging
in Knox County on May 27,

J. M. Robinson (June 20): -Moderately abundant at Bay
Minnette, Opelika, and Anniston, and very abundant on tomato
at Goodwater.

R.'7. Harn-d and assistants (June ): The corn ear worm is
reported quite generally throughout the State and very abundant
throughout the central part of the State.

W. E. Haley (June 4): Young larvae and eggs were found at
Raceland on corn silk.

STALK BOR7R (Papaipema nebris nitela Gucn.)

T. H. Parks (June 9): These borers are moderately abundant
and are being found in corn, where they are mistaken for the
European corn borer by growers. .. do not think they are more
abundant than in the average year.

J. J. Davis (June 20): The stalk borer made its first ap-
pearance June 2, and frequent reports of injury have been









received since that time. To date, June 20, all larvae
sent in have been quite small. General field infestations
have been reported, more than in the-past, due no doubt to
grassy growths in fields last fall when the moths were
laying eggs.

E. W. Mendenhall (June 23): The stalk borer is found
quite bad in hollyhock and phlox plants in gardens in Columbus.

J. S. Houser (June 23): The stalk borers are moderately
abundant, found feeding in strawberry fruit.

J. H. Bigger (June 16): The first report from Pike County
was received June 10.

H. E. Jaques (June 26): The stalk borer is moderately
abundant in Pocahontas, Buchanan, Polk, Clarke, and Scott

E. L. Chambers (June 24): Some cornfields in Monroe County
were reported being injured, and specimens submitted were the
common stalk borer.

L. Haseman (June 23): The stalk borer is very abundant
and is very serious on corn and garden crops. About one-half
grown June 20.

M. H. Swenk (June 19): The stalk borer is moderately
abundant in eastern Nebraska.

R. W. Earned (June 21): Considerable injury to tomato
plants was reported on M'ay 28 from .'ater Valley. A correspondent
at Okolona reported on June 4 that he had observed scv.ral stalks
of cotton injured by this insect.

L::IED CORI BORER (O gia fractilinea Grote)

W. P. Flint (June 16): The lined corn stalk borer has been
much m ore abundant than usual in northern and particularly
in norteastern Illinois. Many specimens have been received
from that section of the State.

SOD .7E3BOP1J.'iS (Crambus spp.)

E. W. Mendenhall (June 6): The corn root webworm is quite
bad in Greene, Preble, and Clark Counties this spring. Its
destructive work caused replanting of corn.

T. H. Parks (June 25): Sod webworms, which were abundant
the laterpart of May and early part of June, have ceased
feeding, but during the month of June were reported damaging
corn in widely separated areas of the western half of Ohio.






J. J. Davis (June 20): Reports of injury to corn by the
webworm were received from La Fayette (May 17), Rushville '
(May 26), Middletown (June 3), and Kempton (June 20).

W. A. Price (June 24): Sod 7ebworms are still doing con-
siderable daLage to corn and tobacco in several counties in
the State.

H. E. Jaques (June 26): Sod webworms are moderately abundant
in Winnebago, Buena Vista, Boone, Story, and Van Buren Counties.

L. Haseman (June 23): On June 21 three different species
of sod webwormgnoths were unusually abundant in central Missouri,
coming to lights at night. There has been no serious out-
break affecting corn.

CORN ROOT APHID (Anuraphis maidi-radicis Forbes)



North Carolina






J. J. Davis (June 20): The corn root aphid was reported
June 7 as damaging corn in Jasper County. Probably the sam
species damaged melons at Morocco, June 16. (June 24): It
was generally abundant in Spencer County. One 40-acre field
was plowed up and replanted.

W. A. Price (June 24): The corn root aphid is doing notable
injury to corn in Carter, Lincoln, and Elliott Counties.

SPOTTED CUCU::B3R BJLITLE (Diabrotica duodecimounctata Fab.

Z. P. Metcalf (June 20): The spotted cucumber beetle is
very abundant,

H. K. Riley (June 20): Cucumber beetles are numerous,
Groers alid anning company field men report them more than
usually aunanespecially the spotted cucumber beetle.

W. A. Price (June 24): The 32-spotted cucumber beetle is
doing much damage to corn in L nifee County.

E. L. Chambers (June 24): Specimens of the spotted cucumber
beetle were submitted by the county agent of Portage County,
who -stated that a large field of corn was being badly injured
by the pest.

R. W7. Harned and assistants (June): The spotted cucumber
beetle is reported as very abundant in practically all parts
of the State.

C. F. Stiles (June 23): The spotted cucumber beetle is very
abundant in central Oklahoma.


SEED CCR1T BEETLE (Agonoderes pallipes Fab.)










L. Haseman (June 23): There have been a few complaints
of injury to corn during the month.

M. H. Swenk (June 13): Seed corn beetles have been very
numerous in many cornfields, on low ground during the period
in June here covered, and in a few localities, notably
eastern Dodge County and southern Buffalo County, they, have
been doing considerable damage to the young corn.

SOUTHERN CORN LEAF BELTLE (Myochrous denticollis Say)

T. H. Parks (June 10): This insect was reported from
Clermont County where it had badly damaged corn in two
adjoining fields. A visit to the area showed that these
fields had been uncultivated for ten years and had grown
to wild grasses and brambles. The spring has been very
dry and this land was very cloddy. This is the first report
of this beetle damaging corn in Ohio for a long time.

W. A. Price (June 24): The southern corn leaf beetle con-
tinues to damage corn and tobacco in Harrison County.

L. Haseman (June 23): A few complaints hawe been received
from central Missouri during the month. On June 21 samples
of larvae were received from Bonnots Mill.

CORN BILLBUGS (Sphenophorus spp.)

J. J. Davis (June 20): Corn showing old corn billbug injury
was received from Hillsdale June 12 and Kempton June 20.

W. P. Flint (June 19): Billbugs have been reported causing
serious damage along the Mississi ppi and especially the lower
Illinois River bottoms. All case.3 of damage thus
far are from either Sphenophorus callosus Oliv. or S.
destructor Chitt.

W. A. Price (June 24): The corn billbug is doing serious
damage in Fulton County.

L. Hasemanr (June 23): During June complaints of injury
have continued to come to the College of Agriculture.

CORN-FEEDING SYRPHUS FLY (Mesogramma polita Say)

J. R. Watson (June 20): A heavy outbreak of the corn-
feeding syrphus fly occurred in one field in Alachua County.
The insects were apparently feeding on the pollen only.
Many of them were in the tassels, but many were also crawling
over the surface of the leaves, and in the latter case they
were also apparently feeding exclusively on pollen. No com-
mercial damage was apparent.


GE BUG (ToxoATSera raminum Rond.)
GPREE BUG (Toxo-ptera graminum Rond. )





J. J. Davis (June 24): The gr:sn bug -as reported by
the County Agent of Spencer County as responsible for the
"utter failure of oats in the county." W7e did not see

C. P. Gillette (June 27): The green bug is moderately
abundant in Morgan County.


VELVET2BEAN CATH!RPILLAR (Anticarsia pematilis Hbn.)

J. R. 7.atson (June 20): The first adult of Anticarsia
gemmatilis was found in Gainesville on June 16. This is
rather early for their appearance in the Gainesville section
and may indicate a rather heavy infestation for the year.

SALT-'ARSH CATERPILLAR (Estigmene acraca Drury)

W. E. Hinds (June 24): The salt-marsh caterpillar has been
abundant and damaging soy beans and cotton, especially in the
lower part of Lafourche Parish, since the last week of May.
The abundance decreases northward but is still considerable
in many localities as far north as Baton Rouge.

C0. P2A CURCULIO (Chalcodermus aeneus Boh.)

North Carolina




C. H. Brannon (June 26): This species is reported to be
causing serious injury to cowpeas in Edgecombe County.


LESSER CLOVER LEAF 7EEVIL (Phytonomus nigrirostris Fab.)

E. N. Cory (June 20): The lesser clover leaf weevil is
reported as injuring beans in Talbot and Somerset Counties,

J. J. Davis (June 20): The clover bud worm was very abundant
and destructive to red clover in the vicinity of La Fayette.

J. H. Bigger (June 16): The clover bud weevil is very abundant;
it destroyed approximately 50 pLt-r cent of the buds of all clover
in western Illinois.


AR1TvCROPM (itphs unipuncta Haw.)

H. E. Jaques (Jun3 26):' The armyworm is very abundant
in 7ashington County. Eighty acres of clover has be.n
totally destroyed and.100 acres of clover and timothy
meadow infested in sp6ts, rith an estimate of 10 per cent

ALFALFA CATERPILLAP. (Lur.mius eurytheme Boisd.)

C. D. Lebert (June): The alfalfa caterpillar is very
abundant in adult stages in fields near Chandler.



APHLE APHID (Aphis pomi DeG.)


New York

New Jersey




New York


1K. P. Zeppe (June): Very few green applo aphids Tere
reported at the beginning of the season in IT&7 Haven County,
but they are becoming quite abundant on young trees.

weeklyy News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June):
These insects started to increase rapidly early in the
month and by the end of the month were outnumbering the
other species. They were particularly abundant in the
lower Hudson River Valley.

T. J. Hoadlee (June 1): Green apple aphids are moderately
abundant in general.

R. H. Pettit (June 20): Fruit aphids are very abundant.

A. G. RThles and assistants (Juno): Fruit aphids are
very abundant in Lake, Brown, Waseca, Murray, and Hennepin

G. F. Xno-lton (June 18): The green app-le aphids are
damaging occasional trees throughout northern Utah.

ROSY APrLE APHID (Anuraohis roseus Baker)

weeklyy N;-s Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June):
By the middle of June the rosy ap-le aphid had been reduced
to negligible numbers in practically all parts of the State.
Practically no commercial dama-e was experienced this year.

L. A. Stearns (June 20): The rosy apple aphid is very
abundant in New Castle County and moderately abundant in
Kent and Sussex Counties.






NC7 York





W. J. Schoenu (June 11): Rosy aphids are causing
considerable injury in many parts of the State. Aphids
were generally absent or present in very small numbers
when th delayed dormant spray .-s ap:licd, -7ith a result
that the nicotine was omitted. In some orchards th, injury
will probably reduce the crop from 3 to 5 per cent.

G. F. Knowlton (June 18): The rosy apple aphid is severely
injuring a few apple treys at Midvale, Bennion, and

CODLING MOTH (Carpocapsa pomonella L.)

Weekly IIe.s Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June):
Side injury began to be observed in the western part of
the Stat., by the middle of the ronth and by the third week
in the month was becoming quite conspicuous in the Hudson
River Valley.

L. A. Stearns (June 20): First emerg-nce at Camden, tiay 3;
first eggs, May 13; first larvae, May 22; first brood of
larvae half-grown, June 16. Second cover spray just applied.
Emrcrg.1nci of the spring brood still continues, covering a
period of seven weeks to date.

T. H. Parks (June): Adults of the ovurwint-ring brood are
still emerging in small numbers at Columbus. Worms began
leaving the apples about June 20. The brood is very mach
drawn out in all parts of the State. In Ottawa County,
northern Ohio, our heaviest emergence of moths occurred
June 21 to 25. In Lawrence County, southern Ohio, pupae wmre
being found under bands June 21.

J. J. Davis (June 24): Codling moth worms were leaving apple
June 5 at VincciLncs according to Lathrop and June 10 at Bedford
according to Marshall. This T7as 8 days earlier at Bedford
than last year. This would indicate a full and possibly
larger third brood.

2. P. Flint (June 19): Exarinations throughout the State
indicate that second-brood codling moths will begin hatching
in southern Illinois about June 27 and that the first hatch
of second-brood larvae will come at approximately the same
time throughout the southern one-third of the State. The
first-brood worms have not been aLundent. In most of the
sprayed orchards it is quite difficult at this time to find
any wvormy apples. TLer; is a slight increase in the abundance
of codling moths in western Illinois over that of southern
and eastern Illinois.

S. C.Chandler (June 14): The last emcr'cence of moths of
the overwintering brood took place at Carbondale June 6.







Of 1,500 larvae put into winter quarters 158 emerged.
The first pupation of larvaefrom ap'l1s took place on
June 13 at Carbondalo. In general the first-brood in-
festation in the orchards (sprayed and unsprayed) is light.

R. M. Jones (June 19): The codling moth situation in the
Ozarks looks better than at this time last year, owing
largely to the severe winter and cool spring and more
favorable weather for applying spray materials.

L. Haseman (June 23): Codling moths are reported in
cE.ntral and northern Missouri. First-brood moths are all
out in central Missouri; some emerging in northwestern
Iissouri. Larvae of the second brood cocooning; few pupae;
few moths of second bro-d out.

0. I.Snapp (June 17): infestation very heavy in z-umner
apples at Fort Payne. A high percentage of the fruit contain -
larva, 7hichi entered through the caly-.x nd.

C. P. Gillette (June 14): The codling moth is moderately
abundant in orchard areas. Because of light set of fruit, the
damage will bc serious,

G. F. Knowlton and ."i. J. Janes (June 19): Codling moth
worms are rather scarce in sprey,.d orch-rds, and less abundant
tLan usual in tvnsira-ed orchards.

Calif. Spray-ChIL-cal Co. (M1ay 26): The first record of codling
ic- oth eggs for thick season was on May 12. Two eggs were found
which had apparently ben laid several days earlier. The
first actual wvor:n work reported this year was from the Kennowick
district, on t:ay 13. Thi first Torm worlc found in our test
ore rd in th. Broadway district, Yakima, was on MLi.y 18, when
a single worm was found in a;. apple. This wor appeared
to have hatched about two doys rli.r and ,was just beneath
the skin.

CT'P iOBMS (AIlso-hila nometaria Harr.)
(iPalTAcrita vernata Peck)

New York


E. P. Felt (June 23): A. noomtaria was locally very abundant
about Chappaqua, 7-stchester County, and in a number of Long
Island localities, entire orchards having the foliage destroyed.

J. V.Schafinur, Jr. (June 12): A. ro taria was stripping
many trees at Oyster Bay, L. I., as reporte-a by A. .7. oodoer
on June 12.

K. A. Kirkpatrick (June 16): Very heavy nf .staticn' of
P. vernata anl A. pom -tariq in much of. rinnepin County;
elm and basswood trees in the lake district -d n any orchardz
entirely defoliated.


I:.w York

A. G. Ruggles (June 23): P. '-ernata and. A. rcietaria
are about th':ugh do1:-,? daia.3e this y--ar. 7ors t out'r.ak
of several years.

irfE-SPOTTLD BUDL:OTH (Soilonota ocellana Schiff.)

weeklyy '-;7 Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June):
3udizoth injury was quite severe in the western part of the
State but practically negligible in the Hiudson River Valley.
By the third -,eel: in the month, injury had practically

CASE BEARERS (Coleoohor- spp.)

New York


New York

Weekly News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (Mlay):
Case bearers are present in small numbers in both the Hudson
River Valley and the lake regionE; some injury is being done
in unsprayed orchards in Orange aril :iara Counties,

RZD-BAIDED LtA.' ROLLER (Eulia ;Atinsr R7alk.)

T. H. P^rks (June 6): The larvae bpve been attacking
green apples in an orchard in G-reene C.,untv and another in
Delaware County. The Gr,-,nc County Urchara was seriously
infcs ed by the same insect last fall.

FRUIT TRZ-7T L2k ROLLER (A-chir- ar^/rospila ,alk;)

Weekly News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June):
In the lower Hudson River Valley dana-e by leaf rollers
5s very conspicuouF. They are also nbtdd'in a numter of poorly
szrayLd orchards in the western part of the State.

APFLE MA-GGOT (Rhagoletis pomonella 7'alsh)




H. Parks (June): Much interest is displayed by apple
growers concerning the control cf the apple magzot this year.
In cooperation with the Experimcnt Station, we are placing
emergence cages in northeastern Chio to trap the emerging
flies in order to time the spraysv No flies had emerged prior
to June 24.

R. H. Pettit (June II): Mr. G. S. Tolles has bred numbers
of apple maggot adults from hawthorn collected both at South
Havzn and in the vicinity of Lansing. It is noteworthy that
these puraria, kept since Christmas tize at 70 did not produce
adults ";oner, waiting as they did until near thetime v.-hen
the outdoor emcrgcnce will occur.

LEAFHOPPERS (Cicadcllidae)

H. B. Peirson (June 20): Apple leafhoppers are very abundant
in g-neral.




New York




Indi ana



A. I.Bourne (Junz 23): Apple leafhoppers are iroderately

M. P. Zappe (June 21): Leafhop-^rs are mor; abundant
for this of the year than usual in New Havcn County.

WIeekly NIc7s Letter, NT. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June):
Apparently these insects are more numerous than usual,
and by the third week in the month stippling of the foliage
-"as conspicuous in Ulster, Clinton, Monroe, and Tiagara

E. N.Cory (June 20): Apple 1 .afhoppers are moderately
abundant in Io'-'ard and Allegany Counties.

7W. J.Schoene (June ll): The apo.Ie ieafhopper, Tmhlocyvba
pomaria 11cAtec, has. been report injurious in Augusta and
1IontV m.ry Counties. The adults of the first brood are now

J. S. Houser (Jun. 23): Apple leafhoppers are moderately
J. J.Davis (June 20): Thw apple leefhopp:r (Tvnhlocyba
pciari& McAtee D;Long det.) was reported abundant on apple
a.t Bedford, June 1, by G. E. Marshall. (June 21): Apple
lafhoppers ar, moderately abu-Jant in southern Indiana.

R. H. Pettit (June 20): The aple leafhoppers arc very

R. Mi. Jones (June 20):
abundant at :".arionville.
on .-ple nursery stock.

Apple leafho'pers are moderately
One grower reports their presence


G. M. Bentley (Jrne 13): Apy1e leafhoppers are very
abundant in Knox County.

APLE EDBUG (Ly-idea menda. Reut.)

ITcwv York



weekly y News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June):
Redbug injury was unusually severe in Dutchess, Yatcs,
Niagara, and Ulster Counties.

APL= FLEA .TEZ.L (Orchestes pallicornis Say)

L. Haseman (June 23): The college orchard near Columbia
showed a heavy infestttion of apple fle, weevils during: late
May, with new weevils beginning to emerge by June 12.

SA-I JOSE SCALE (Aspidiotus pierniciosus Comst.)

R. A. Sazama (June): San Jose crawl,rs hatching about
June I, approximately 10 days earlier than usual.




, singiton

I ndi ana



T.7- York



17eo: York

H. B. Hunrerford (June 18): The San Jose scale is very
abundant in southern Kansas.

R. 7. Harned and assistants (Jun) : .): San Jose sc.' is
r.forted as very abundant -nd in !..any cases killinj- trs
throughout the State.

Calif. Snray-ChLical Co, (June 12): T'.. first cr--ling
yoang of the San Jose scale for this year "ere found in a
Fairvie- orchard of Yakiima on June 10.


PEACH BORER (Ae*reria exitiosa Say)

J. J.Davis (Jun 20): Then peach tre bore.r was .bur.da:.t
on peach at Elkhart June 4.

H. B. Hungerford (June 18): The peoach borer ehas given
trouble in our nurseries for the last two years a.ii -romises
continued trouble,

R 7. Earned and assistants (June): The peach borer -rs
r.-oorted as very abundant from tha north-central n;.d -st-
central parts of thc State,

G. F. :{no-lton (June 3): The p>ach tree borer is v-r"
common, and sorin hav been rc-'ire.d in scmz
places in Box EIder County.

'.'eekly Ne-.s Lett.'r, N. '. State Coll. (June)
Reported during tn ; first "wek of the month as causing con-
sidcrable injury i 0rmn,_.e Couv.7,

G. F. Knowlton and '1. J. Janes (June 19): Peach twi borer
larvaj are scarce at th.. present time, th-. first Lrood just
,in. .in' to appear on apricots,

ORII:JTAL FRUIT ..:0T2 (Laspevresia molosta 3usck)

P. Garman (June 24): About the same in atbuni:nce r.s last
year in Hartford .ird il' maven Counties.

Weekly :;:-s Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Atr. (June):
Injury is nor' bein- reported as JuitL prevalent trrju-.-iut
the State, The second brood bt-.-.i to yr. ,.r about t- th-ird
weck in the month.

P-ACH T-'IC- 30CR2. (;.narsia lineatell. Zal.)


New Jersey



North Carolina







J. Gray (May): Oriental fruit moth larvae were very scarce
during the first "ee: of May in the vicinity of M,,oorestown.
Twig injury in observed orchards was n-.;i..iible on C.
Orchards under observation in the vicinities of th, fc. :-,ing
localities in southern lit.. Jersey show larval infest-tica
records as follows: Moorestown, 20-26 per cent; Haddon-
field, 61 per cent; Barrington, 30-38 per cent; and Glassboro,
33 oer cent.

T. L. Guyton (June 27): The oriental fruit moth is moderately
abundant in Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, and Lawrence Counties.

J. Gray (L:ay): Some tw-ig injury .ws found in a few localities
near Dover May 13, but the infestation was not severe.

L.A.Stearns (June 20): No- we are having an interval
between the first and the second broods. Parasitism by
':,acrocentrus ancylivora Rohw. is he-.

Z. P. t"etcalf (June 20): The oriental fruit moth is scarce.

C. H.Aldcn (June 20): The oriental fruit moth is moderately
abundant at Cornelia. Heavy twig injury.

0. I. Sn-:'>? (June 20): To data, the infestation &at Fort
Valley this year is the lightest since th; insect becamir
o;ablished in the LidJ.le Georgia peach belt. Ths number
of injured t"'igs has increased in some. orchards since the
! report, but st-ill not enough to materiall1y affect tree

J. R. Watson (June 20): The oriental fruit moth is moderately
ab "d-ant in western Florida.

E. .T. Mendenhall (June 23): Fco'ch trees show the effect
of the oriental pzch mioth in Cz.!mbus and vicinity by the
presence of dying twigs,

J. J. Davis (Juno 21): The oriental fruit moth is very
abundant in gentr-l.

S. C.Chandler (June 14): Thnre has been an increase in
twig it'7fst-tion by the oriental fruit moth over lacut year
in all -ctions of the State, but greatest in Pulp .-i County
at the tip end of the State, where from 30 t 60 ,. cent
of the of thrifty young p-c-ch tr.%s had
been injured. North of C-anty tne in~ary is much
lighter. Occasion. -apples and '-ars are now boino entered,
as there are no peaches.

7W. A. Price (June 24): The oriental fruit .oth is moder-
ately abundant.


Tennes see


Ls sachusett s


hode Isfland

Ie- York


G. .:.3Bcnfley (June 13): The oriental! fruit moth is scarce
in 'Knox County,

:. R. Smith (June 21): D-m-re to the tersin-l shoots of
peach trees is quit co.ron throghoDut the to-n of Lo',isville
and is -pp-rent in various sections of t:. torn of Weir.

R. 7. Harr.-d (Jun- 21): Peach twigs th:t had becn injurAd
by th larvae 7er received from Fulton -.nd Ser-i- on
June 8.

? C,.CUL.or c-,lu: nIr0u:.-,r Kbst
S3. Poirson (Jun. 20): 'Ihc plum curc-Llio is vry -t.nd rnt
in g-nzral.

A. I. Bo-..-rn (Junj 23): Th.- plum curculio is .ret ly
"bun .nt.

P. C-;r.n (June 24): v'ry severe injury in nrrly .ll
orchards visited in- Hrtford Cozunty.

3. z. ".-len (Jun- 24): .-n ;lure curculio is v,-ry
- bundvnt.

A. Z. 'tonri (Jun.. 236): The p-luZ curculio is v:-ry r.bund-nt.
.-s Le.t.r, 1 Y. St.te Coll. ;4r. (Juno)

Tris insect is u-.usu-.lly Serious throu.-`hut -,rxctic!.lly

L. A. Ster-.rns (June 20): ...-turf first-brood grubs hnve
b issuing, from drops in numbrs since; lay 23;
s.r< injury to both the short porich crop 7nd to oarly
appls in thU Bridi;..villL s.-ction.

0. I. Snnp (JunJ 6): 2hr, fie'st adults of the new
en :.r-t.ion emered tody from pu?-tion boxes -t Fort V clley.
This record is pcrh*!.3s .. little, earlier thn.n the first
mrgcnc date in orchards, as we have sup .li.d them rith
Ptcr at times `hrc?.s there has been no rrin in orc.,.r-s for
sovfn r'e;ks, neor-i Blie and b,:rt -- bo rtt-cod by
scond-brood l-.rv-e. (Junc 20): 'o :eccni generation ...s
have b -en decsited yet nt -wort VTill-1. Hiley n- c he are
noo.7 boin; .rvestcd, n-J '":e ar_ anticipc.ti.. no st-cond-brood
arttackc in th-t variety.

C. H.Ald-.i (June 20): ThQ pAlrz curculio is;r
abuand-nt -t -.noa stoo -nd Corniia.. irst-,-n.ration b,;.tlcs
rgn1. l-up3al3t."; in soil.



Micii -n


J. S. 3ouser (Jun.. 23): The .1uI curculio is very abundant.

S. C.Chandler (June 14): Jarrings on unsprayed plum and
z-ocle tress have shown a considerable decrease in popultiAion
of curculios since June 1.

R. H. Pettit (June 20): The plum curculio is very abundant.

G,1.1_I P ACH APHID (::\rus persicae Sulz.)

L. A. Steanrns (iay 20): G-run p.ach anhids aro more abund-nt
throu1ouu, t the State than at any tlme in the last four years.

A CICADA (Platypodii putnami Uhl.)



G. F. Xnowlton (June 1): This cicada is very abundant at
Provo, ovipositing. in pach tres in on orchard. (Det. by
}v. L. ::c.-t ~)

T'RIPS (Thys -noptera)

C. ?.C-illettc (June 14): Thrips ro vw.ry abundant in
Mesa County, b l eaimisin pches,

pA PSYsAR Forst.
PEAR PSYLLA (Psvllia vricol Foerst.)

N6- York


c&:;ly Ne 'Os Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June):
Although abundant in many orchards where spraying w7s
neglected, this insect is not doing much damage as yet.

S. C. Chandler (June 14): The infestation by the pear
psylla is very lijht in the Alrma s.-ction, '."here severe injury
occurred last season.

A LACHi..U (Co3rLthuch c,-doniae Fitch)

T. H. Pa-ks (June 3): This species of 1,co bug 7az found
quite a.-.i.ant on the leaves of quince trees growing in large
commnrcJ.l orchard in Ashtabula County. The '.L -r s been
cornp_,ll;d to fight th'se lace bugs for the p-st to years. No
evidence of their presence was found on any other trees or in
any other orchard in. thart county.

.::w York


T York



South Dakota


C h :-o'. -.

Weekly :.--s Letter, 11. Y. State Coll. A.r. (June): in the month adult flies (G. 1t_ C. S.) b.-an
epp-. ing thro-w out th. State, r:-oprts having. been
recived from Eri; County, and cfast i-ri and south ard
to Ulster County. They 7sre still urginC in consider: bl-
numbers by the mid'lc of t:.- month in -.ayne County. R.
cirgulslta Loew appeared about a lzk later t.".n.n R. f-Aust-.
.aid was emerging in large dI-ri:. the month in Lister
County. This species h-'.s boei r-jported frcm -r.ctically
all of the fruit counties.

R. H. Pettit (Jun. 11): On June 8 R. f-usta 0. S.
in our c'ges out of doors at t7o points in th. State, "obls,
in Van zuren Ccunty, and Grand RapiIs. i in -wnt Cut:y. .se
tw.70 localities are the only ones kncl n the bi' ck-.bdi fly is '*rLo-.-n to bu established in the State. The mor. coz-.on
b'.nd.;d, fruit fly (R.cin-alrt,. Lo.") has not yet c;'rTd.-

3IACT7: C:iLw j~AkID (--us corssi Fab.)

ely -s ett-er, N. Y. State Coll. Arr. (June):
This insect is e::tr:..y sccrc. thro_.-a.out the State this year,

G. :.3entlcy (Jrne 13): Black cherry auhids are vwry
abundant in I7nox County.

G. F. Knor!toh and M. J. J-nes (Juno 19): Th.- blpck
cherry aphid is very alund-nrt in some northern Ut-ji orchards
ar absent from others, They are fairly abundant at Lake
View and Vineyard..


APHIDS (Aphiidae)

H. C.Severin (June 18): '-e hav- had the worst outbre.?c of
aphids this ysar th'it has occiurred in the past 22 years, by
the meoily plum louse (-,-lootrus .ruaainis &ab.), the rusty
browr 'Jium louse (A'stironezr.u tari-: Thos.), -.nd L host of
othei s.

si,. H. Swenk (June 19): Fruit -.phids are vcry r.bund-nt.

C.E.Spnborn (June. 5): Hyst.roneura set.ri-: Thos. is
modLr-_tly -__und:-nt.

C.- .. F- -- T I Spp.)
. .. .. 2 7JI.-D (_0,L...-' ti p )


New York


RASPBYRY FRUIT ;;ORL, (Bytuus unicolor Say)

Weekly New3 Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June):
This insect is very abur.isnt and doing considerable damage
in the western part of the State.

FULLER'S ROSE BLETLE (Pantomorus fuileri Horn)


E. 0. Essig (Jur. 24): Fullor's rose beetle was abund-.nt
and destructive to raspberries in a few patches at Mt. View
in 2.Fy and June.


GRAPE ZEAKOPPEI (2rv on-.,"-r corn s Say)


New York


Mis souri

Nc'. York


L. A. Stearns (June 20): An unusu:i..1y severe infestation
of the grape leafhopper is occurring throughoutt the State;
first-brood nymphs were in the first and second stlge
June 16 and 17.

Teeklcly Nes7 Letter, N. Y. St-W-e Coi. (Juno):
1'.--s insect was v-ry numerous io Chl..qua ond Dubchess
Counties. In Chautauqua County drivi.. raiu-s materially
reduced' the numbers.

GPRAPE ROOT WORiP (Ftdia viticiea al-'h)

E. T.Cory (June 20): The grr-3 root worm is being, rI:portAd
from mcny localities,

L. Haseman (Juno 23): The g .- ruot worm is reported
in the southwest Mijssouri:grapu i_ owiPr; ere; there seems
to be an outbr'zak. Specimens of dthe ault beetles were
received on June 18.

GRAPE PLUL.. M .)TH (Oxyptilus p , Fitch)

teikly Ne Letter, I. Y, St Coll. Agr. (Jun?):
Larvae ,re causing considerable injury to grpoe plantings
in Ni.:-9 County,

GRAPE BES.RY CT- (Po1chrosis vi5tean, Clem.)

L. A. Stearns (June 20): First-brood larvae w-rc active
June 16 at Dover, .




IiAPCRTED CURLRAT 0,7,10 (Pteronidea ribesii Scop.)

Nebrask a

!M. H. Swenk (June 13): Defoliation of currant and goose-
berry bushes continued until early in June, having started about
April 25.

CURRAJdT APHID (.yzus ribis L.)


G,pF, Knowlon cndg 1,. Jaes (June 19): The currant
aphid is causing dsagn hrougnou northern Utah, 'nereva r
red currants are being raised.


PECANIT NUT CASE BEARER (.^robrsis carvae Grote)





Al .b'MAmn


J. R. Watson (June 20): The pecan nut c:se bearers are
more numero-s and destructive this year than usual. Thny are
going to reduce seriously what promised to be a fairly good.
crop of pecans.

W.E. Hinds (June 24): Pecan nut case bearers have been
abun.-'nt and caused much sheddia. of .-oung nuts.

J. M.Robir.son (June 20): 'The pecan nut case bearer
is moderately, abunJant at Hothan and .obile.

FALL EB.0.C (Hyrnhantr1i cun Dru.)

J, R. Watso-n June 20): The fall webworm seerms to be more
abundant th^/1fn the northern part of the State, but unusually
scarce in the central prrt.

J. M. Robinson (June 20): T:-e first gen.ration of f&ll
webworms is abundant at Auburn and L2-r ?r.

r.t. Wi. Harned (June 21): Fall webrorms have attracted
attention in pecan trees in various parts of the State since
the latter part of May. The fi.,st spcimcrns were received on
May 27 from iatartin. The infestations as yet are not very

M. M. High (June 2): The fall webworm was obscrvox for the
first time this season on pecan at Laindon and Gulfport on
June 2. The larvae were small and apparently not more than
two or three days old.

M. R. Smith (June 2): Mdths have been out for at least
sLveral weoks. Larvae are beginning to 'ork on pcrsimron,
pccan, and otter host plants.

IFECAN CATOCAIA (Catocala viduata Guen.)


R. W. Earned (June 21): Specimens of the pecan catocala
were received on May 30 Gtrom Jackson. Slight injury had been
noted on pecan trees,

APHIDS (Aphiidae)


R. W. Harned and assistants (June): Three species of pecan
aphids, Myzocallis fumipennellus Fitch, Monellia costalis Fitch,
and M. caryella Fitch are reported as abundant on pecan in
Stone County.

PECAN SPITTLE BUG (Clastoptera obtusa Say)


J. P. Kislanko (June 18): The spittle insect is very
abundant in one pecan orchard west of Wiggins. Out of 575
nut clusters examined, 479 were infested. Many of the clusters
that were counted as free had several insects on the buds just
below the nut clusters. Injury to some nuts is very apparent.


LEAF-IPOOED BUG (Leptoglossus phyllopus L.)




C. D. Lebert (June): The leaf-footed bug is quite numerous
on almonds in a local residence. The pest was present in all
stages and very numerous. All the fruit had dropped from the


OITRUS WHI-TFLY (Dialeurodes citrJ Ashm.)

J. R. Watson (June 20): The citrus whitefly is abundant; more
so than for several years.

A LEAF BFETLE (Trirhabda brevjeollis Lec.)

R. W. Harned (June 21): Specimens of Trirhabda brevicollis
were collected from orange trees at Pass Christian on May 20
and sent to this office. Serious injury wasieported at that
time. On June 5 Inspector H. G.adney wrote as follows: "Almost
every citrus tree we observed in Pass Christian was badly eaten,
not only the foliage but in some cases the bark. Almost all
the prickly ash trees observed were practically defoliated."


OP-A1TGE TOC.TF.IX (Tortrix citrana Fern.)

Florida J. R. Weatson (June 20): An unusual outbreak of the orange
tortrix has occurred in certain groves in Polk County. In
one grove a careful check of the extent of damge indicated
that they had destroyed 4 per cent of the crop.

MITES (Acarina)

Florida J. R. T"z'tson .(June 20): The purple mite (Paratetranvchus
citri McG,) and the six-spotted mite (Tetranvchus se-maculatus
Riley) has been numerous, but with the advent of he-vy r,\ins it
is diminishing in numbers.

CITRUS-APHID (Aphis sniraecola Patch)

Florida J. R. Watson (June 20): The green citrus aphid, which
became very scarce during the latter part of May, has again
increased in n-rnb1rs and is doing considerable d11:-,mge to young
growth on tangerines in the citrus district of the State -and on
Satsuma oranges in Alachua COunty.

COTONY-CUSHION SCALE (Icerya -ourchasi Maskell)

Arizona C. D. Lebert (June): Th- cottony cusMin-zcale is becoming
quite abundant in the-vicinity of Phoenix and it is rapidly
e going over to citrus from orn-mentals. pyttosporum plants at
r\ several residences have been killed. The scale has been found
\ on roses, pittosporum, citrus, nandent-, ornamental willows, a-nd
gladiolus. Lady beetles (Vednlia cardin-:lis Muls.) are being
introduced at various points of infestation, and in several
cases the beetles have apparently completely destroyed the scale.
The scale has been found at Chtndler, Mesa, Safford, Thc'son, and
in the vicinity around Phoenix.



S2SD COF.7 M.AGGOT (Hylemyia cilicrura Rond.)

7e', York


North Carolina





I owa



Gulf Coast

eekl" :.'s; Letter, ic. Y. State Coll.Ar., (June): The
seed corn maggot '"'s very seriously 6.:...ed beans and cucurbits
in Genesee, Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Chautauqua, and
Erie Counties.

;. *j. Schoene (June li): he see,: corn ot has b been
rep-orted injurious to beans an& tomato -oiants in the vicinity
o: Richmond. These depredatons eten ovr a nmer of

Z. F. Mctcalf (June 20): The s corn ...o. is very
JC .. J.l sc!-:i (J,< o i

J. J. vis (June 20): : seed corn r.-'-oS-t .. ns reported
-7:, 3 : 27rn at J; ", o ( ..,_'-.
adar-i: corn at -oIc:no (k 2.3), in Josonr County (June 3),
nnc :t Renssclaer (June 4); soy sa t LPort (June 3); and
lima~ 'rcens at 'Fm~r, 1in (J-anec 2) *

7. P. 71lint (June 15): Several reports of dai-lage have been
receiveCd from the northern third of the State.

R. :. Pottit (June 20): 7 "'- sed corn :- is reported
worse th-:n ever.

I. G. ustes (June 3:): 7'._e s.a4dC corn .L...ot U ocrty
a,.....nt.. Coplante hae -c: sent in c. different localities.

_. Jacues (Jun:- 26) 77 c s.ed corn -:,es ot is vcr ab'un ant
in Tcrth and Polo Alto Cou'ies.

.. F. S'er.k (Juane 13): 1. 3o0. ok'..."' cc-rc 'n"ent reported

S' "-'- L + re t.. a'- s r i-. rig
i..n disc to >tunty .c.s e: n c.::u* .. ... ...

.. ..nowlton ( 18) : I'n'jury-' so ocvere :is sing
.... .. ..'..... f e ... o ..... .c ... ..i 0,o 8c$ . third

"- .-' T-!'-3 ".-."3 (Lis7. ,:er.: ", -1 1 .

". .! HigSh (June 4) : T ;ew :_ "rcvi i ; ." .u n to
Cc' 11 in : c Ci 0i f 1
ccc>: i- s5 .... i counties, :o Lcu:i-< ona, rish*, 12
7.i":'.,"" c~unties, :,ud g "[For cyi'"t e T- ... d spe l. of
the weevil njr de nt sCcson e nr, l
-, .pid as lest --ear, but the nseevil c ,ti ....: to ..:.r-.;..... ..
,.irn nd r ClQt- '- d t t a'.t the r l?.e r-te )f s e; .:s '.r tofore.
its fi-ht ni.ctx ar. ma-v,, v :- tevorr;.ly r ." th
severe c-. the past -inter.




3-.IZD FLEA L (Phvllotreta vittata Fb.)

M. 1% High (June 6): This flea beetle was very abundant on
young turnip and c.b:" '_ the last half of My an, fi--t ten
-a'*, in June Some !. -tin -ere severely ii.r'-.

APHIDS (ApLiidae)

J. J. Davis (June 20): Av.hids .:ere reported draagL-. trip
and lettuce at Vincennes, June 6. Specimens were not s-oaitte:.

L. Haseman (June 23): The p-2st month has s1,ovn unusual
outbreaks of plant lice on rhubarb, c':-., beets snd lima
beans, acs well as shru>'-bry and trees.

M0LO CRTC:---S (Scanteriscus y.)

.Torth Carolina



17i sconsini

C. H. Brannon (June 23): S. vicinus Scud:. has Seriosly
damaged truck crops in 1T.. Hanover County end hWa infested
d-elli"-, scores, rnd churches.

J. M. Robinson (June 20): Thm role cr.c cet is rc r-t "
abundant at Talladega.

H. Dietrich (June 9): i.ole crickets are injuri-.; watermrelon
vines at Lucedale.

CA -1 L'.' r (A riolimna:. T---tL L.)

E. L. C .r s (Jun ): i:'any reports are "ein_ rcceiveo-
froin vri. z loes ? ne St, te to th af'ect "--t serious
injury is 2jip. -1. b. y t; *;;r.3n( slu'<. One ;ro-er rc -ort-d
a ilot of chlias 4ei5- at':acked and the e-es :-trn off
as fst as they s. rcute(..

7'e-: York

!'inne so ta

CCLOPh:DC -o:c I (L-uti.Lv. decei: ;a

Weekld .:, v.s Lsttcr, H. Y. Stat eu C ll. Ayr ..... 9) -L-
deposition b7 the- Colorado potato beetle is socially
buJ dant t7 i: v- r in Suffolk County. 1o I'..' vae have
oeen observec, as ",et. Very abundant in C..,nda.-a Count.

SA. Cr. Rucles ad ssistants (June : s' Cord Co 0to
beetle ''. .1, hatchin about ..e iidCe of tis ic:i ---
re-nortcd as very '.u.'ant fro0, Czrlton, ." -e... in

L '7


North Dakota

I owa





J. A. Munro (June 20): The Colorado potato beetles were
observed ovipositing at Hillsboro on June 6. Eggs were
observed on potato plants at Amenia on June 19. Present
indications point to trouble later on.

H. E. Jacues (June 26): The Colorado potato beetle is very
abundant over the northern third of the State and moderately
abundant over practically all the rest of the State.

C. F. Stiles (June 23): This insect is very abundant over
the entire State.

R. W. Harned and assistants (June): The Colorodo potato
beetle is reported as very abundant in the southern part of the
State and destructively prevalent in practically all sections,
in some cases entirely defoliating the plants.

W7. B. Mabee (June 23): The overwintering adults are more
than usually abundant. No young have hatched yet.

POTATC LEA PZETL:- (Fnitrix cvcum.'eris ..rr.)

J. R. Stear (June 19): A heavy infestation was reported at
the Yoopers Experimental Farm, Ligonier. The 10-acre field
of potatoes was considerably damaged.

POTATO LEAFHOPPER (E-moo:sca fabae Farr.)


Ke ntucky


Nei- York


J. J. Davis (June 20): The n-ootato leafhop-per ws damagin-
potatoes at Fowler June 17.

W. A. Price (June 24): The potato leafho-oer is scarce. It
is difficult to find enough for experimental purposes.

A. G. Ruggles and assistants (June): The potato leafhoppOer is
reported as very abunCant in Fillmore Coanty.

H. E. Jaques (June 26): The potato leafhorner is reported
as very abundant in Buena Vista, Pocrihcntas, lo.-:d, Chic' - aw,
and Jones Counties and as moderately atn(.-ant over other parts
of the State.

POTATO APHID (Illinoia solanif,:lii Asb.)

W7eek-ly 1l1,.ws Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Ar. ( 9- ): The
potato eaohid has already :rac.e its appearance in Guffol'k C;.-nty,
twio or three weeks a..ead of nor;-al.

FCT-TC PSYLLL- (Par.trioza cc.-lrelli SIl2.)

G. F. :nowlton (June 18): The tomato ps1-lid is occ-siilonly
present on rotstces in s'":fficient n',.-


Noticeable damage is occurring in one field at Farmington, where
the first-generation adults are now emerging.

TOBACCO WORM (Protoparce auin-iue-nculata_ Haw.)

X. L. Cockerham (April 22): The first sne2imen was found on
the above date and since that time they hove become numerous
enough to necessitate hand picking on tomato plants in a garden
at Biloxi. Many of the plants were being severely defoliated.

C B A'?.

CAE-A3S MAGGOT (Hylemyia brassicae Bouche)

Ie-., York





North Carolina





Weekly News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Afr. (June): The cabbage
maggot is doing considerable damage in central and western
New York.

T. H. Parks .(May 22): The cabbage maeot was unusually
abundant in.rOouthern Ohio this spring. 1Many growers lost a
part of their planting.

E. L. C.:..'.bers (June 24): The cmbcc&= ag7ot is -P-ain very
serious on cabbage and radishes in many sections of the State
where control measures are not bein-. e"-rloyed.

W. B. Mabee (June 23): Cabbage -nag.rots, although very
abundant last season, are scarce in comparison this year.

G. F. Knowlton (June 18): Cabbage worms have done moderate
injury to cabbage at Cottonwood and M.urray.

IHARI-E'fIl BUG (:.ur-:ntia histrionica Hahn)

Z. P. Metcalf (June 20), The harlequin bug is very :bur.dant.

G. M. Bentley (June 13): The harlequin bu:- is scarce in Knox

J. M. Robinson (June 20): The harlequin bug is very abundant
in Birmingham.

R. W. Earned and assistants (June): The harlequin bug is
doing considerable daam e to cabbage in the south-central part
of the State.

C.'-?A-E CURCULIO (Ceutorhynchus raae Gyll.)

J. J. Davis (June 20): The cbbabc curculio was reui-Lcdl as
dala-ing 75 per cent of the cab*a.te plants in a co.-erci:nl seed
bed at Vincennes, 2:'v 3-, accordini- to F. H.







STA1;PERRY LEAF ROLLER, (Ancylis corrotana Frohl.)

J. J. Davis (June 20): The strawberry leaf roller has been
unusually ..bundant at Lafayette and Terre Haute the past month.

G. F. Knowlton (June 4): Stra"'-berry leaf rollers are causing
moderate injury to strawberries at Lake View, Pleasantview, and

STFAh7BSRI-Y ROOT W EVIL (Prachyrhinus ov.tus L.)

G. F. Knowlton (June 3): The strawberry root weevil is
damaging oc-asional fields throughout the strawberry-growing
area of northern Utah.

STPPTERFPY 1'7IL (AnthonoM sirnatus Say)

G. F. Knowlton (June 4): Live strawberry devilsls have been
found in strawberries brought to the market st Provo. The weevils
are maturing earlier this yer.r than a year ago.

SAf`LY STTA._1_'.?r-Y SLUG (Eroria frgriq Rohv..)

M. H. Sv:enk (June 17): From May 21 to June 2 many complaints
were received of injury to strawberries by the early strawberry
slug., Thee complaints were chiefly from the northeastern part
of the State, especially from Pierce County west to eastern
Holt County and Wheeler County, where the plants were in many
cases quite defoliated by the slugs.


AS.ARA 73S 7?21-11E (Crioceris airafi .)





L. A. Stearns (June 20): The asparays 'ectles (C. asreari L.
and C. duodecinmunct't? L.) were very abu-nd-nt in fields about
Bridgeville June 12.

C. A. Thomas (June 8): This asparapas beetle was exceptionally
abundant in asparagus fields in the vicinity of Kennett Square,
Chester County, during the first two weeks in May.

J. J. Davis (June 20): An asparagus beetle was reported
abundant at Indianaoolis Mjy 31.

C. P. Gillette (June 27): The aspernus beetle is moderately
ebun,'ant at Fort Collins, Denver, and-Boulder.


MEXICAN BEAN BEETLE (Eoilachna corrupta Muls.)




District of


North Caolina






L. A. Stearns (June 20): The first adults were reported at
Wilmington May 26. The beetle is/abundant throughout the State
than in 1929. more

T. L. Guyton (June 27): The Mexican bean beetle is moderately
abundant at Harrisburg.

J. A. Hyslop (June 15): Adults are very numerous on string
beans at Avenel, from 2 to 6 beetles on each plant.

E. N. Cory (June 20): The Mexican bean beetle is moderately
abundant in general.

G. Myers (June 26): Adults are very numerous on snap beans
at Chillum, near the Maryland State Line.

W. J. Schoene (June 11): Very few reports of injury to beans
by this insect have been received thus far this year.

Z. P. Metcalf (June 20): The Mexican bean beetle is very

0. I. Snapp (June 7): Many complaints of damage to butter
beans have been received at the Fort Valley laboratory during
the -past week.

C. H. Alden (June 20): The Mexican bean beetle is scarce at
Cornelia; much less abundant than in 1929.

J. J. Davis (June 20): The Mexican bean beetle was reported
abundant at Plainfield (June 10) and Crawfordsville (June 17).

G. E. Marshall (June 19): The Mexican bean beetle made its
appearance at Bedford June 17.

W. A. Price (June 24): This insect is generally very
abundant over the State.

G. M. Bentley (June 13): The Mexican bean beetle is scarce
in Knox County.

M. R. Smith (June 21): The Mexicafin bean beetle is generally
distributed in the vicinity of Colimbus.

R. W. Harned and assistants (June): The ",exican bean beetle is
normally abundant throughout the infested pnrt of the State.



C. P, Gillette (June 27): The Mexican bean beetle is moderately
abundant along the eastern foothills and in Delta, Mesa, and
Montrose Counties.

BEAN LEAF BEETLE (Cerotoma trifurcata Forst.)




P. H. Johnson (June 23): The bean leaf beetle is doing
considerable damage to beans in, Central Missouri.

R. W. Harned (June 21) ; A correspondent at Hazlehurst
reported on June 5 that bean-leaf beetles could be found in
abundance in that vicinity and that they seemed to be causing
considerable injury to the bean crop.

CLOVER LEAF BEETLE (Hvpera punctata Fab.)

L. A. Stearns (June 20): The clover leaf beetle was reported
injuring beans at Greenwood June 7.

SAY'S BLISTER BEETLE (Pomphopoea sayi Lec.)

New York

Weekly News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr. (June 23'): Say's
blister beetle has been causing severe damage to Italian beans
in Erie County by eating the blossoms and small buds that have

AN APHID (Geoica radicicola Essig)


. R. W. Harned (June-21): This aphid was reported on roots
of beans from Charleston June 7.

POTATO LEAF1HOFrE? (Emooscr fabae Harr.)



J. R. "7atson (June 20): The bean jassid is causing much
damage to beans and cowpeas in the Everglades, especially on
the east shore of Lrke Okeechobee.
?}'SE-CORERTPALFALFA HOPP-_ (Stictocephala festina Say)

R. ,. Harned (June 21): On June 5 '7 correspondent at Union,
sent to this office 1 adult -.and 34 nymphs thnt h- b ollected
on bean plants in his garden. He wrote, "I hv -.'. >Xore
had any trouble with this insect, but have seen Ceno-.-.h to
convince me they are destructive."

PkA APHID (Illinoia pisi Kalt.)

T. H. Parks (June 8): The pea aphid has been greatly reduced
in numbers since May 27. Hiprodamia convergens- Guer. hls










developed remarkably and is now present in large numbers.
Aphidius sp. has also increased *'-nd many lice h-rve been
killed by it, though it has not been so instrumental as the
ladybugs in putting down the outbreak.;

C. P. Gillette (June 14): This insect is moderately abundant
in alfalfa fields in Weld County..'

G. F. Knowlton (June 18): The pea aphid is less abundant
than usual this spring.

L. P. Rockwood (May 12): We swept pea aphids at the rate of
500 (approximEtely) per 50 sweeps in some fields. They were
"spotted," being much thicker in some places in a field of
Austrian field peas than in others. There was no -erceptible


STRIPED CUCULT:IR 57.JTLE (Diabrotica vittata Fab.)

J. R. Watson (June 20): The striped cucumber beetle is very
central Florida.

T. H. Parks (June 23): The striped cucumber beetle is very
bad in Mercer and Auglaize Counties, western Ohio. A pentatoild
wvas observed to kill an adult beetle. This w-as sent to the office
and identified as Mineus strigipes H.S. by Herbert Osborn.

R. H. Pettit (June 20): The striped cucumber beetle is very

H. E. Jaques (June 26): The striped cucumber beetle is
reported as very abundant in Sioux, Pocahontas, Sutler, and
Carroll Counties and as moderately abundant in the rest of the

I". H. Swenk (June 13): The striped cucumber beetle began to
be complained of as injuring cucumbers in southeastern 17ebraska
during the last week in May, and other such complaints were
received during the remainder of the period from .i;ay 15 to June


SQUASH 3UC (Anasa tristis DeG.)


M. H. Swenk (June 13): The squash .bu- wias reported attacking
squashes during the second week in June.








J. M, Robinson (June 20): The squash bug is very abundant
in Opelika on tomE toes.

G. F. Knowlton (June 18): 1he squash bug'is very abundant
on squash at Bountiful .nd Salt Lake city. (June 3): The
squash bug serms to be less abundant than usual in '.Teber
County this spring. This insect has forced most farmers out
of the squash business, in infested parts of northern Utah.

C. K. Fisher (June 9): A report came in today that 200 acres
of cantaloupes at Modesto were heavily infested. The bugs were
reported as doing considerable d-mare. on .1ay 7. I visited a
field of squash which had been destroyed.

7tJRI? P

T:_I'IP APHID (Rhorc.losinhum pseudobrassicae D,-vis)

T. H. Parks (June 9): This plant louse is now abundant on
wild mustard .in central and southern Ohio. It destroyed a
planting of early turnips in W'shin ton county during May.
(June 20): A serious outbrea-k ws rep-orted from Fayette County
late in June. These are now Ieavily parasitized with Aphidius


ONION ThiiPIS (Thrips tabaci. L.)

A correction The note on paee 180 of the June nurmbr of
the Bulletin on Hylemyia antiquia Meig. by W. A. Thorn-is of
North Carolina should have be Thrips tabaci L.

H. K. Riley (June 20): Onion thrips were observed June 19
doing considerable dri:: .;e at Akron.

M. M. High (June 2): The onion thrips appeared in injurious
numbers about three weeks before harvest this season. It was
more abundant than it has been for several seasons, which was
probably due to the light precipitation this season.

G. F. Knowlton and M. J. J7nes (June 19): Injury is be-inning
to appear in ravis County.

New York


*7cekly News Letter, N. Y. State Coll. Agr, (J.rie): The onion
maggot has done much dnmf-e in ,ir a'a and Clinton Counties.

J. J. Davis (June 20): The onion mg7ot wis destructive at
Roll, June 4.

O0NIO'T L GGOT (HZylemyia antioua c,)a .)

7i sconsin

Minne sota

North Dakota




H. K.-Riley (June 20): On the whole injury has becn light.
Considerable injury w-s done in a fe'., fields between June 1 rnd
20. There was a decrease in the number of injured plrntz about
June 7, apparently due to a decrease in e_ derraition during a
cold, rainy spell about the middle of May.

E. L. Chambers (June 24): Dozens of requests are being received
for recom-endations for control, nnd it anperrs to be unusually
destructive over a larvae part of the southern half of the State.

L. L. Knot ,(June 18): The" onion m--.rot is bad in Carlton

J. A. Munro (June 20): A report received from Bartlett,
Rromse.y County, on June 9 indicated that the onion maggot was
causing serious injury in that vicinity.

'. B. Ii'bee (June 23): Onion maggots have been more than
usually abundant this season.

G. F. Kno-7ton (June 10): The onion rmg-ot is more :-.bund-nt
than usu 1i DI.vis County, and is doing some dz_-npg in Box 7lder
and Jeber Counties.

BA '- D C JCT7E- B3FETLE (Diabrotica balteata Lec.)

A. C. Davis (June 5): This species is rapidly working northward.
Itwas taken at Vista in 1929 and at Capistrfno June 4, 1930.
Appr.rentlyr it is not yet doing any damree in this locality.


-:ZT7__ LF.'' 71F-177 (E-itettix tenellus Bak.)

G. F. Knowlton (June 2): The first generation is now partially
completed in Tcoele and Box Elder County breeding grounds.
Nymphs of all sizes and new spring males and ferr=.1es are present,
as well as some overwintering females. A few beets have been
found showing c'urly top, in fields west of Garland and at "Pegna.
(June 18): The beet lesfho.oer became abundant in the beet
fields of northern Utah during the latter n.,rt of May a.nd early
June, a dispersal havinE occurred. is now appearing
in some of the beet fields. (June 19): Beet le:-fhorrers were
commonly taken in s-. eeping potatoes in the Ogden area. (June 26):
Curly~toD is seriously affecting some tomato patches at Clearfield
and Clinton, from t-o to five per cent of the plants being notice-
ably affected.




E. 0. Essig (June 24): The beet leafhopper is moderately
abundant in the Delta region.




E. W. Mendenhall (June 23): There is an outbreak in a
garden at ;'7orthington. The curculios are ruining the plantation
of rhubc-rb.


S'T7ET-POTATO .-'EVIL (Cylas formicarius Fab.)

H. Dietrich (June 15): The sweet-,potato weevil is found
plentiful in seaside morning-glory at Isle of Caprice, Biloxi.


!T1IT FLEA M7'TLE (Lonrit-rs-is menthanh.-us Gentner)

J. J. Davis (June 24): The mint flea beetle was reported
destructive to mint at Topekv and Cromwell, June 18.


TOBACCO FLEA SEETLE (Epitrix parvula ?ab.)

North Carolina

Z. P. Metcalf (June 20): The tobacco flea beetle is very

TC:''TO i (Protoparce "extr. Johrn.)

North Carolina

J.1. Tenhet (June 13): The tobacco hornworrm is more abundant
then usunl this year and is doing considerable damage to tobacco
at Chadbourn.

TOBACCO TITPIS (Frankliniella fusca Hinds)


F. S. Chamberlin (June 20): The tobacco thrips are more
abundant than normal. The tobacco :crop in this region will
sustain a certain amount of deme- which can not be determined
at this time.


SU~~~U PP;R (DiatrN sacEharas Fa)
STJGA'F_.CA!7 PCP..ER (Diatr..P7 sac-haralis Fab.)






North Dakota

W7. E. Hinds (June 24): The sugarcane borer is just beginning
the second generation at about the middle of June. This species
is unusually scarce in both corn and cane this season, and a
year of exceptional light infestation is anticipated.
Trichogramma minutum Riley is not yet attacking the eggs.


PERIODICAL CICADA (Tibicina septemdecim L.)

F. I.". Wadley (June 17): Brood*IV of the periodical cicada
appeared this year in most woodlands throughout the eastern
third of Kansas, in western Missouri, in some counties in
southwestern Iowa, and in southeastern Nebraska, and in more
localized areas in northeastern, central, and south-central
Oklahoma, a.i in extreme northern Texas. Scattering emergence
occurred in southern and eastern Kansas beginning l.:ay 10;
emergence was general May 20-30; and the adults were still
active, though diminishing in rn.mbers, June 17. A few
complaints of oviposition in orchards were received from
northeastern Fans-s, but on the whole very'little injury
occurred. Nearly all the cicadas were of the dwarf form
cassini, though some of the larger typical form occurred in

-1 SF.T& CAIKTR "O:, (?aleacrita vernata Peck)

T. L. Guyton (June 6): The presence of P. vernata was
noted in Erie, Cr.:-'ford, and I::rcer Counties. The caterpillars
were quite sm'.ll a.t that time (May 27). (June 27): P. vernata
is quite numerous on soft maple trees in the mount-.inous
districts of southern Sullivan County.

E. L. Ch-,mbers (June 24): P. vernata is defoliating fruit
and shade trees this summer over a lr.r.-e area extending from
Madison to Green Boy and mannv trees are being killed in this
area because of. ..repeated defoliation for the past ten ye:-rs.

J. A. Munro (June 20): P. vernata has been very abundant
over a larce portion of the Red River Valley of the eastern
part of the State and at :'inot, "7prd County. Observations
indicated that upwards of 90 per cent of the worms were spring
cankerworms and the remainder were mostly the lime tree s.anworm,
Erannis tiliaria Harr. Most of the trees attacked have already
been defoliated. Of the various trees attacked oa-ks apre;red
to be the least palatable to the worms.


BAGWORM (Thyridonteryx ephemeraeformis Haw.)


Nebra sk-.






J. J. Davis (June 20): Bagworms were abundant on cedars and
other evergreens at Aurora, June 6.

M. H. S-enk (June 13): In the middle of May an Otoe County
correspondent reported that the bagworm was infesting his
cedar windbreak and defoliating the trees.

M. Brunson (June 13): A bagworm is causing considerable
injury to ornamental cedar in and around Picayune. Several
people have been inquiring concerning control measures.

R. W. Earned (June 21): Bagworms were reported as very
abundant on arborvitae plants at Laurel on May 30.

WHITE-4MARKED TUSSOCK MOTH (Hemerocama leucostigma S. & A.)

E. W. Mendenhall (June 20): Caterpillars are very numerous on
maple, elm, and plane trees in some sections of Columbus and are
attracting a good deil of attention.

FORE.: rI T T CATERPILLAR (Malacosoma disstria Hbn.)

W. O'Byrne (June 17): The forest tent caterpillar is very
bad in Buckingham County, completely defoliating oak, hickory,
cherry, and black gum but avoiding tulip poplar, soft maple,
and dog,'ood, even though they are abundant in defoliated areas.
The defoliated spots range in size from an acre to several
hundred, and in several instances even as much as 1,000 acres.
While the caterpillars were present last year, they were not
nearly so abundant, and Buckingham County is practically the
only section of the State from which they are reported.

A. G-. Rugzles (June 23): A few reports from the northern
part of the State indicate abundance.

GIPSY '.OTH! (Pbrthetria dispar L.)

H. B. Peirson (June 20): There is a very heavy infestation
in southern ib,,ine.

SATIN MOTH (Stilpnotia salicis L.)

H. B. Peirson (June 20): The satin moth is extremely
numerous from Bangor south. Complete defoliation of poplar is
occurring in many sections and partial defoliation of willow.
Caterpillars are swvjarnmin- over and into houses. People are
using shovels, rakes, blow torches, quicklime, kerosene, tar,
and sticky tree-bandin material as the trees had been sprayed.
One house was invaded and the family forced to move out.



* R. B. Friend (June 23): T-Phe Etin moth is very on
all poplars at 'Wterbury. Not before retorted from this town.
Lcrvae ru,5ttinz June 18. ..

OEIP.TAL R'OTH (3nido-r-,a fla-vescens '7slh:.)

M ass:chusetts

J. V. Schaffner, Jr. (June 23): Collections of cocoons
received during June add two tov-ns, Medford and Watert-n, to
the known infested erea. ,In:both cases the cocoons --ere found
on shade trees (rwymaple) in residential sections.

BRC',2'-TAIL :'OTT- (Tviq rhnaeorr'-.oe- Don)




New York

H. B. Peirson (June 20): The brown-tail moth is locally

TUC-LY-'ST CATEPPILLAR (Cr-coeci. cerasivorinr Fitch)

H. B. Peirson (June 20): Extre-ely heavy infestations in
Augusta and Cope Eliz1-eth. The road in one section is lined
with creat wi\'s for nearly a ou'rter mile on cherry, ferns,
milk eed, an" -eneril shrubs. At Cane Eliza"eth it is reported
on Z&N, spruce, pine, cherry, and shrub-'>ry of all sorts.

J. V. Schaffner, Jr. (June 23)-: Several reports have been
received that the ugly nest to:-ricid is ab,.ir.nnt in many
localities thro1u-hoKt the eastern part of the State. Ch:-re
Abundant they often web in several bushes of wild black cherry
or choke cherry.

TWO'-LIED CE_$F-T:T BORER (Arilus bilineatus ";eber)

E. P. Felt (June 23): Adults -ppeared in numbers the -eek
of June 16 at the BPrtlett Tre- 'ese.erch Laboratories. h e
insect is generally present in southwestern Connezticut, rnd
southeastern New York. The drought conditions late last ye -r
have -oresumably produced very favorable ccnaitions for the
development of this insert the present se?.on.

T? L.PIN SCALE (-ulecanium nigrof-scit'tum Per-.)


E. L. Cha'bers (June): Maple and oak trees in mr.ny sections
of the State -re infested with this scale end sr:cimens have
been sent in fror- Villas, Rock, T"alworth, and Dunn Counties.

SPRUCE MITE (Paratetrv-:r.chus uni-Inruis Jacobi)

"Tp- York

E. P. Felt (June 23): Cnruce mite is co=mon on Norway spruce
and arborvit-,e, particularly the former, in southwestern
Connecticut and southeastern New York.


AS: BORER (Podosesia fraxiniP Lu-7er)

North Dakota

J. A. Munro (June 20): Mr. George Olson reports that the
ash tree borer is causing serious injury to all the ash trees
in the vicinity of Bowman. All trees are infested with this
oest. As near as can be ascertined this report would
onrectically hold true for all t1-e ash plantings in the State.
The ash tree borer, a species of carpenter moth, began to
emrerae in the vicinity of Fargo on June 6 and adults have
been emerging fairly regularly since that time. Oviposition
bby the females was first observed to begin in the course of a
week following, emergence. Emergence took place during a short
period bout sunset. A trap lantern maintained in the vicinity
of an ash planting did not result in capturing any of the moths.

AN PHID (indarBSAietinus Koch)
ANf APHID (Mindaruns abietinus Koch)

Massa chi setts



Conne zticut
New York

P. Felt (June 23): Soeci:.ens of balsam with the new
growth very generally affected 7Dby this -olant louse were received
from Ik edham.

F. L. B3-ilcy (June 6): Balsci fir heavily infested.

BIRCH LTAF Y TI':, SATTELY (Phyllotoma nemorata Fallen)

H. B. Peirson (June 20): The birch leaf-mining sawfly
promises to be very abr'ndant thrcuvo-u the State.

IRCY LEA' 1::: (7Tsa '7 7 7 TIrug)

E. P. Felt (June 23): The birch leaf mi.r is -enerally
present in southwe-:tern -Connec' .cut and southeastern 7e": York,
though not nearly so -"ir:3nt as a few years ago.

B0 !L=R P A I D (PeQ i. 'cs rer c` rnis hcs.)

South Dakota


H. C. Severin (June 18): Te h-ave hd the worst outbreak of
aphids this yea.r that has occu-rred in the -ast 22 yerirs. The
boxelder suffered most, many of the trees being defoliated.

M. H. Swenk (June 13): The boxelder aphid continued abundant
on boxelder trees in northeastern Nebraska and the eastern
ed.fe of the sandhills until well toward the middle of June.


C. N. Ainslie (June 6): Boxelder trees all over northeastern
.:ebraska are being seriously dc%-ed and -.rn-7 of the trees will
probably die from the attack. This tree is .-r :."n ever-yw'here
throuihouit this region but does not rank hifh in nodular favor
at -oresent. This fact discounts the loss that may result fry-
this infestation.

L .

FLAT-:-7-:D 1' APPLE TREE --. (C-.r-r'sobothris fe-orata Cliv.)

l. H. Swenk (June 18): A severe infestation of elm trees
with the common flat-headed wood borer was re-oorted durir7
the middle of May from a farm in eastern -:.r:y County.

A LEAF BEETLE (Calli-rapha scaleris Lec.)


M. H. Swenk (June 13): A leaf beetle w/.as reported defoliating
elms in southwestern Fillmore County and western prayer County
during the first week in June, these localities cein- just east
of the areca ;?t was severely infested in June of 1929.

A :7C:LLY APHID (Eriosoma spp.)


B. H. .W7lden (June 20): M.any leaves curled in LitcfIield and
:'e"v Haven Counties. Rather more abundant as corcpred w-ith the
average year.

WOOLLY APPLE APHID (Eriosoma lanigertm Hausm.)


0. I. Snapp (June 2): Infestation on exposed roots vry
heavy at Fort Valley.

WOOLLY EL' APHID (Schizoneura rileyi Thos.)


A. P. Felt (June 23): Th, woolly elm leaf a-hid r,.s reported
as cenerallv abundant on small trees at *.rshin.ton.

121 3OCSC:3 TALL (Colorha ulmicola Fitch)



J. J. Davis (June 20): The elm cockscomb gall was reported
abundant at Liberty June 17.

W. P. Flint (June 16): Specimens are coming in ver-
frequently from centrJ.l :,n" northern Illinois.

A CEC1DO:.':YIID (Fh.tonrh-1-: ulmi _Feut.)


A. G. Ru"-les (June 23): Reported on elms in nursery at
Newvport, but not doin.. so much d -.n,-.e as in 1925.


E". -.C?.- .JT ELM SCALE (Gossvyparia s-uria Modeer)


Kans as

M. H. Swenk (June 13): The European elm scale was reported
during the first week in Junte to be again damaging the elm end
other trees in parts of the city of 1,McCock, Redwillov County.

H. 3. Hungerford (June 18): The 'uropean elm scale was
found on Chinese elm at Wichita. It is thought that this is a
nev: host record for this insect.

ELT :.- ?.. 7 SCALE (Chionaspis americana Johns.)


New York

J. J. Davis (June 24): The elm scurfy scale was reported
ab-.hc:nt on young elm-ns at Portland June 23.


HICKORY PnYLLOXRA (Phylloxera caryaecaulis -Fitch)

E. P. Felt (May 26): The hickory leaf stem aphid is
generally distributed at Stamford and very local, since a badly
infested tree -.ith half to three-fourths of the foliage and wood
succumbing annually may stand within 40 feet of another ;hickory,
apparently the same species, and free from the insect. Observa-
tions show that the winter egrs are laid in the old galls and in
bark crevices and thAt the young Phylloxer? enter the buds when
they are about half developed, starting galls in the leaf stems
before the bud scales have dropped. P. carvaecaulis is somewhat
widely distributed in southwestern :Tew York at least. Occasional
serious infestations occurred at ITassau, Renssalaer County,
N. YY,. and this by no means represents the limits.


J'JIIFL?. SCAIE (Diasois crrueli Targ.)

New, York
Massa chuse t t s

E. P. Felt (June 23): The juniper scale .is generally present,
sometimes abundant on individu-1l trees or -'rours of trees in
south-.vestern Connecticut 7.nd southeastern Iew York -nd badly
infested material was recently received from Needham, Mvass.

j7'II_ h .--C. (Dichomeris marginellus Fab.)

New York

-F. P. elt (June 23): :-e juniper webworm is somewhat common
in south.e stern Connecticut and southeastern lie" York, occasion-
ally becoming serious upon groups of junipers.



Ne7, York

IACH, C:S. -zA` .x (Coleouhor: laricella 1-:n.)

HE. B. Peirson (June 20): There is a heavy infestation from
A'i-".t~~e east to coast.

*J. V. Sc ffner, Jr. (June): Notedi se-eral arets of lZrch
in Lincoln, Knox, T'aldc, end Kennebec Counties, June 2-6,
that were heavily infested. 1'any trees -re being ,7-tletely

". L. Bailey (June 6-8): This insect hs '-n rather lentifl
in Vermont for several years. Indications are that the neck
of -oerioO of abund ricewas reached two years '?,o. operatee
infestations hove been noted this year wherever lacrch has been
inso ected.
P. Felt (June 23): The larch cese bearer is rat'-E.r enerlly
ore7v-ent on lVrches in southwestern Connecticut and southeastern
I'- York.

MAP- 1PTI (.-UL (Ne-ticula serico-.eza Zell.)

I'?., Jersey
New Tork

E. P. Felt (June 2S): Recent investigations show the
-Torwey leaf stalk borer to be generally distributes in south-
estern Connecticut, southeastern New York an: oresumrably
northern iNev- Jersey, at least in -reas vw'ere the :.or-.. r.v mle
hns been esta'blished for a number of vears. The lrvne occur
very generally in the fallen keys, over 90 per cent frecuenr.tly
being infected. The- keys showv a characteristic dark arer. .-lon--
the suture or union between the t'-o seeds. 7h- leaf stalk
boring habit -ap-ers to be limited .l-.ost entirely to trees not
in' fruit and consecue-'tly is exce-tiona! rather than normal.
The insect is v-ry probably v.,ell establish > in nrers -,here the
ITcrviay naple cccurs.

A BAC 'C (Solenobia I,-lshellr Cl'-..)

Ye'. York

2. 7. Felt (June 2'): Th. small peculiar b- s of the lichen-
feecdin_ bn- worm vere found rather commonly on the t_-un': of
Norway maples t Sc,.rsd'1-le. It is not Ristructive and ordin-.rily
esc-.r-s attention.

!T--AY "AtXL APFTI (Periphyllus lyropictus 'ss.)


J. J. Da.vis (June 20): Th-e :orir T.--le arhid is rbuns nt at
Flora, June 20, also "t Dpnville 7* 23.








Nebre sk'





70OLLY ALDER APHID (Pro'cinhilus tessellatus Fitch)

J. M. Robinson. (-June 20): The alder blight aphid is
moderately aburndant on maple at Decatur, Burnsville, H'Lnceville,
2nd Folkeville.

CCTTONY MAPLE SCALE (Pulvin-ria-vitis L.)

E. W. Mendenhall (June 10): Some outbreaks Columbus and vicinity. No special d-7-Te reported.

J. :nvis (June 20): The cottony maple scale is apparently
as abund-nt as ever. Reports of 'bundance received as follows:
Indi'napolis, Pittsboro, Cicero, Lizton, Knightstown,
Noblesville, Marion, Hartford City, and Flora, :.'[l 26-June 17.
g-s hatching at LP Fayette, June 19.

". A. Price (June 24): The cottony mpple scale is doing
serious damage nt Hartford.

E. L. Chambers (June 24): Maple trees in Jefferson,
Th7al'worth, Kenosha, and Rock Counties are heavily infested in
places with the cottony maple scale which is usually not very
prevalent in this State.

C. 0. Ayres (June 20): Thz cottony maple scale is very
"1un3-nt in the wooded areas in Lake County.

M. H. Swenk (June 13): The cottony maple scale was reported
as infesting the trezs at Hershey, Lincoln County, during the
first week in June.

J. M. Robinson (June 20): The cottony maple scale is
moderately r-bundant at CitronellV, Roanoke and Birminthcm.


FRUIT TR-, LEA? ROLIRT (Archips arz-ros-ila '7-lk.)

E. L. Chambers (June 24): Practicrlly the entire oak forests
of 7isconsin hrve suffered injury from this pest, some 17rge
stands '-eing more than 70 per cent defoli'ted. Most serious
damage in Dunn, Portage, and Counties where losses
took place last summer.

GOLDEIT CZA SCALE (Asterolec-nium variolosum Rrtz.)

W. A. Price (June 24): The pit mnkin, onk scale is abund-nt
on onks at Ptducrh.

J. M. Robinson (June 20): The pit making oak scnle is
moderntelv -bund-nt at L.nett.



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.CPEAIT PII7 SNOOT MOT0 (Thvacionia buoliana Schiff.)

J. V. Schaffner, Jr. (June 24): Received a collection June
24 with note stating that all the tops of pine on one-tenth
of an acre are infested at WilHarastown.

E. P. Felt (June 23): There is a rather general and somewhat
serious infestation at North Stamford and Greenwich, Conn.,and
also near Peek-skill, N. Y., the muho pine and Scotch pine
suffering most.

R. H. Pettit (June 20): Some caterpillars working_ on the
leaders of Scotch pines received from Zetroit have been identified
by [Lr. Carl Heinrich as- R. buoliana Schiff. This is the first
record of this pest in

Am._KB.T PI1WE .:OTH (Rhyacionia frustrana Comst.)

R. 71. Harned (June 21): Serious injury to Japanese pine
plants at Ocean Springs by larvae of R. frustrna was reported
on L.ayr 23 by Inspector H. Gladness.

WOOLLY FIITZ APHID (Chermes pinifoliae Fitch)

New York

E. P. Felt (June 32): The woolly pine aphid was somewhat
abundant upon a new planting of Scotch pines at Stpmford, Conn.,
and also at Mount Kisco, N. Y., in the latter locality it
beinF rather definitely associated with earlier severe injury
of trees planted some 15 veers. 7-is insect in both cases
was noticeably more abundant upon Scotch Dine than upon near-by
white pine and was nract4celly absent from red pine.

P7 : BA-K APHID (Cherm-nes pinicorticis Fitch)


E. W. Mendenhall (May 31): .-,ere is quite an outbreak of pine
bark louse in a white pine -7ro-2- near Sugar Grove in Hockin;
County. (Juine 12): An outbreak of the nine bark louse n.'S
found infesting white -)ine trees at Fa:nesville, l'.e County.

_SPiL I:52Th (?uloridae)

New York

E. P. Felt (June 23): Spittle insects, probably A'rhrorhora
parallel Say, were extremely abundant on Scotch pine at
North Stamford, Conn., and Mount Kisco, N. Y., 3 to 6 or even
10 masses of spittle bein: observed upon individual branchlets
and the secretion being so copious that there was an almost
continuous dropping from the more b-%ly infested areas, The
Scotch pine was especially subject to infestation, thcu.2h, in
some cases nearly as many were observed ur-on white pin-.






North Dakota

Near-by red pine w-as not infested. There is probably a
connection between serious infestation by this spittle insect
and unthrifty pines.

E. W. Mendenhall (:.'ay 31): The pine clastoptera (Clastoptera
pini Fitch) is found in abundance on pines near Su-,r Grove in
Hocking County. The froth-like spittle was in evidence on the
pine trees.

SCOTCH PIIE LECAIJIUM (Toumeyella numismaticum P.& McD.)

E. L. Chambers (June 23): Complaints have been received
concerning the Scotch pine scale doing injury to Jack pine for
first time in many years in Wisconsin .. A survey was made
and it was found to be doing serious injury to Jack pine and
Scotch pine throughout the Jack pine growing area in the
northern part of the State, principally in Dunn, Pierce,
WaTshburn, and Adams Counties. i.'anv pines are seriously
injured and many have been killed outright.


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H. B. Peirson (June 30): Heavy outbreak in northern Maine.

A LIAF MINER (Epinotia nanana Tre i t f- e)

H. B. Peirson (June 20): There are severe outbreaks of the
spruce webworm being reported along the coast and loc-lly in-

SpUCE BUOM (Har lo a fumiferana Clem.)

B. L. ChXTbers (June 24): Considerable injury to blue spruce,
balsam, and Korway spruce is bein reported throughout southern
Wisconsin this _um-er and many specimens have been received.

A. G. R-,:gles and assistants (June): The spruce budworm
is reported from Hennepin and Lake Counties.

J. A. ":i-ro (June 20):: The spruce budworm is moderately
abundant on soi-uce at Valley City and Fargo. It has been
reported as causing serious injury to Black Hills spruce in
the cemetery at Valley City. The pest has also been observed
at Fargo.

New York






MULBERRY THTTEFLY (Tetraleurodes mori Quaint.)

E. P. Felt (June 23): The mulberry whitefly occurs rather
commonly in southwestern Connecticut on mountain laurel, Cornus,
and other shrubs, and this season is somewhat aboundant. Last
year the smt.ll white flies were very numerous in midsiumer.

GREEiTHOUSE CE'TTIPEDE (Scutiaerella immaculate New.o.)

C. A. Thomas (June 8): The greenhouse centipede has rge:in
done considerable injury this season in certain greenhouses in
southeastern Pennsylvania. The chief injury was to germinating
sweet peas, small aster plants, etc.


LARGER CANNA LEAPF ROLLER (Calpodes ethlius Cram.)

R. W, Harned (June 21): Heavy infestations were reported on
May 21 from Bay Springs and Osyka.

.T. E. Holloway (June 12): The larger canna leaf roller is
doing some damage to cannas in New Orleans. It seems to have
completed one generation.

LEODAR "WEEVIL (Pissodes deodarje Hopk.)




R. W. Harned (June 21): Many complaints have been received
from all sections of the State during the past month in regard
1o injury caused by Pissodes deodarae to Cedrus deodara plants.

CREPE LYRTLE APHID (Myzocallis kahawaluokalani Kirk.)

R. W. Harned (June 21): This aphid was reported on crepe
myrtle from Aberdeen, Meridian, and West Point, May 29.

J. P. Kislanko (June 20): Crepe myrtle in the vicinity of
Wigi'ins is very heavily infested.


IRIS BORER (..cronoctua onusta Grote)

J. J. Davis (June 20): The iris borer was very destructive
to iris plantings at Lafayette early in June.



E. L. Chambers (June 24): The iris borer is ar&in very
prevalent in some iris'plantings of the State; one large
planting, refused certificate of nursery inspection several
years ago, continued to show increased infestation amounting
to more than 90 per cent.


A NOCTUID (Xantbonastis timais Cram.)


R. W. Harned (June 21): Larvae that have been tentatively
identified by J.... Langston as XanthK-oastis timi5s Vere
reported as abundant on lily -olants at Gloster, on June 12.

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OLEANDER APHID (Aphis nerii Fonsc.)


J. P. Kislanko (June 17): The oleander aphid is very
abundant on oleanders in the city park of Biloxi. Parasites,
also,are quite numerous.


ROSE 3AWVFLY (Caliroa aethiops Fab.)



J. J. Davis (June 20): Rose slugs were destructive to roses
at Morgantown, Bremen and Lafayette during June.

M. H. Swank (June 13): The rose slug has been more than
usually irii-ious during the period from May 15 to June 15.

ROSE CURCULIO (Rhynchites bicolor Fab.)



G. F, Knowlton (May 28): The rose snout beetle is damaging
roses at Parvowan.

THRIPS (Thysapoptera)

C. A. Thomas (June 8): Twenty per cent of the roses in a
large greenhouse were badly damaged by small green thrips which
entered through the ventilators from an adjacent wheat field.
They burrowed into the opening buds, distorting them so that
they were unfit for market. This greenhouse is at London Grove,
Chester County, Pa.


.TAi,* Il IR.IS

-:T CCS:ID (Ar7.rc. h>bce na Talk.)

/. Berber and G. P. Merrill (June 24): Th. c zt. rilllrs
of this little moth wv.ere found h-3ily infestirn- the unripe
se d aods of iris near .ochc-lle, atchet 2re':- 'r.n- C' -r "S--.
during the third week in A-, ril and into June. In the
latbo-atory the first moths emerged on May 19 2nd the on
June 17. (This is a vild or uncultivated -r.,ecies.'

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D 0 -, E S T I C A N I :' -4A L S

.:0 3QITOEZS (C-alicinae)





L. Haseman (June 23): In s-.ite of the dry spring, s t's-toes
are beginning to attract att; nation through central !issouri.

M. H. Swenk (June 13): A Holt County corrcs-ondent rEportcd
late in M1ay that the mos'.uitoss were so bt!d on his low r-sture
land as to make things almost unbearable for thc cattle and
horses on pasture.

G-. F. Knowlton (June 2): loscVitoes are no.: v"ry r'--ant
and troublesome in msrs. arcy .s of northern Utah, 'nd causing
annoyance in many towns.

CLOVER ?!ITE (Bryobia -r-.-tiosa iToch)

7. A. Price (June 24): The clover mite is quit; tr- ^l.som-
in several residences in Lexin.-ton.

A 0NAT (Hiorelctcs rusio :*S.lloch)


H. Dietrich (June 6): This is the first notic- of "kye flizs"
at Lucedale. -Th-ese were identified 1?st y&r r by Dr. 0. A.
Johannsen as Hiioelates Ousio h-lloch. "Tho fly has been roinF
by the above name." 0. A. J.


7"rC" .LY (Haermetobi' irrit'ns L.)


L. Has-man (June 2'): C ttl.) :re suffering from the heaviest
outbreak of horn flies that central Missouri h.s ever




AMERICAN DOG TTCK (rzrracentor variabilis Say)


J. A. Hyslop (June 24): The common wood tick is so numerous
at Avanel that do- : are carrying from 1 to 6 ticks per square
inch of skin all ovc-r their bodies except on lower legs. This
is the most severe infestation observed in the past ten years
in this locality.



TK.'ITZS (Retic-ulitermes s-ap. et al)








J. R. Watson (June 20): M.any inquiries are being received
concerning the ravages of termites. -a have no evidence that
these insects are any more num-erous than usual, but some
commercial interests are press agenting the subject, and
attracting considerable attention.

J. J. Davis (June 20): Termites reported destructive to
buildings at Russellville, Lafayette, and Terre Haute.

I. H, Swenk (June 13): A Douglas County correspondent
re-oorted that a dwellin, house in Omaha was found badly infested
with the termite Reticulitermes tibialis B'f.nks during the 1-st
reek in ;'a, and a Phelps County correspondent reported during
the first week in June that these pests were seriously wor-inig
on the roots of some of his trees.

0. D. Lebert (June): A t-ermit. probablyy Kalotermes hubbardi
Banks) was found in large numbers t-r-eiing the h;rrd-ood floors
end foundation ti.nbcrs of '. home in Phoenix. The damage was

-2T S (FormiciSoe)

3. H. Talden (June): 'ore re-orts of injur,- from ants in
NHe'7 Hven County.

L. A. Stearns (June 20): Complaints cf ants injur-ina 1-wns
have been received throu.--.out late May and early June from
numerous localities.

1 F. Swenk (June 13): Complaints of injury by ants in lawns
and gardens, that were so numerous from Ap-ril 15 to May 15,
cease r- ther abruptly during the third week in M:ay. A Cedar
County correspondent rcportad bout the middle of June that
the large red ants (Fornic:-, rufa L.) were so numerous about
his place that the small children could not -,lay outside because
the ants would be on and all over them ,s soon as they sat down.

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i sconsin

i. R. C-nith (June 21): Specimens of Solenoncis molesta Say.
h,,ve been received from Corinth, and S. "o"laria var r-o'ile1enoi_.
Smith from Ocean Springs, Iricc, .r-s-x rArir.no__s var. -" "is
Andre from Louzsville, T'--inoma sessile Sa:j from Col:-', and
Crem- stoga'et r laeTib:,cu1 var. clara Mayr has been r-rorted as
doinr' considerable injury to dahlias in Col'.'l.bus.

1-i7. AIT (Solenorsis Fcminata ahb.)

.. K. Smith (June 21): 'ringed males and wir-.d females of the
fire ant are quite corir-on in the vicinity of ". & M. Colle e.
The sexed forms are subject to attack by Plasto)ohora '-,. A
lady livin- at 7ur-ora informed us that the fire ants have eaten
holes into ;reet deal of the cloth'in. Mr. -.. P, Colmer
found an imported form of fire ant, Solenonsis Eeminata var. rfa
Fab. nesting in an old potato bank at Stri'-:ler Bros1. farm,
4 miles from Big Point. This is the second time that the species
-as be-n taken in this State.

FOUR-LIT *' ASF PCT3?. (Tch ria _uadrigeminata Say)

J. J. Drvis (June 24): The cerambycid larva reported in the
Si-rv' Bulletin, June, -page 193, as issuin-- from the seat of an
old rocker chair has been determined by F. Q?. Cra.ihead as
Eburi, cuadriecminata Say.

"-TE --ARYED S.I -Z-- "Th- (Ptinus fur L.)

S. L. Chambers ( 24): A very serious infestation of the
'hite-mprknr d slider beetle occurred in a mill in northern
Tisconsin, nec,-ssitating fu-'i--.tion. A c-rlowd of flour was
b.liceve2 to >-ve b2en is'onsible for brir:-i-v. in the infest-tion,
which originated f'rthP..r south.

.:-'T_ ... B^T (Fh.-.-to& -s vriabilis L.)

Rhode Island

1. 3. Stzne (fy 2j: Speci-,- of a b etle, reported in l-rre
numbers in cellcrs in two places, come o'.rently from stored
wood. Dterri.-vd by W. S. Fisher.

FO '::;.-POST 7-_u E (Lyctus E:.)

J. J. D 'vis (June 20): 17owder post ., etles rc--orti- c- sing
consider-.ble loss to unfinished or rustic hickory furniture
M?.y 24.

Fl-7 P'-.T (Thero'i- dor---stic- Pock.)

F. H. Svcnk (June 13): RBther rn unusual n-r-.b,'r of cor-nl-ints
of infest-tion of houses and apartments were receive .' from
v-rious -orrts of the St-te durin- the ocriod M.nv 15 to Juie 15.