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 December, inclusive.

Volume 11 October 1, 1931. Number 8







Vol. 11 October 1, 1931 No. 8


The grasshopper situation had not materially changed during the
fore part of the month; during the latter part of the iMonth, however, damage dropped off rapidly and egg laying started.

The first specimens of the cotton leaf worm were observed in southern
Mississippi on Augast 31. This is so late that there is little probability of any damage to fruit in the Northern States.

The common red spider continued to be troublesome throughout the month over practically the entire country.

A new and heavy infestation of the Japanese beetle was found at
Springfield, Mass. This insect was also reported as having been taken at Charleston, S. C., at several localities in Somerset and Worcester Counties, Md., at Richmond, Va., and as far west as Pittsburgh and Erie, Pa. It has also been found this summer at Little Falls, Watkins C-len, Fort Edwards, Albany, and Buffalo, N. Y., and at Boston, Mass.

In this number of the Survey Bulletin is a report on the wheat
survey which has just been completed in Illinois. The State average of tiller infestation for this year is 9 per cent as compared with 12 per cent in 1930. There is also in this number of the bulletin a detailed report of the wheat joint worm situation in Illinois.

A chinch bug outbreak in Charleston, S. C., caused very extensive
damage to St. Augustine grass lawn s in that city. Weather during September as a whole was favorable to chinch bug development in the East Central States and rather large numbers of these insects will in all probability go into hibernation this fall.

The green clover worm quite seriously infested soy beans, cowpceas,
and clover in the vicinity of Chadbourn, N. C., rnd in south-central Tennessee.

The alfalfa weevil did morc dm-age than ever before at Casper, Wyo. In some fields the foliage of tie first cuttin w'vas practically destroyed.

The three-cornered alfalfa hopper did very appreciable damage to alfalfa in fields along the Mississippi River in Bolivar and Wshington Counties, Miss., and front Madison Count- to East Baton Rouge County, La.



The cowpea curculio was causing rather severe damage in parts of
North Carolina and Alabama.

Apple leafhoppers increased in numbers and destructiveness very
decidedly during the month of September. Reports of dLynage were received
from Rhode Island, southward through the Middle Atlantic States to Georgia and westward to Oklahoma.

The San Jose scale was reported as very abundant from Pennsylvania
westward through the East Central States and southward to Mississippi. This insect seems to be on an upward trend in the East Central States.

The Oriental fruit moth was but moderately abundant and did little damage over the Now England, Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic, and East Central States. Very late varieties of peaches in northern Ohio were severely damaged, the lemon freestone being about 50 per cent.

What has been tentatively identified as a European species of blister mite (Phyllocoptes fockoni Na. & Tr.) was collected in southwestern Idaho, where it was russetting the leaves of This insect has not heretofore been recorded from this country.

The grape leafhopper developed rapidly during the early part of
September and was reported from Iowa, Nebraska, Mississipp.i, and Utah as injuring grapes and woodbine.

of le rickets were occasioning considerable trouble in the truck
regions/an labana. In Nebraska these insects were pore troublesome than ever before recorded.

Blister beetles were quite generally destructive over the entire
country from North Carolina southwvestwa~d to Now Mexico. In the East Central and West Central States they were particularly destructive.

The false chinch bug was reported as damaging cabbage, corn, turnips, and alfalfa in Nebraska, Mississippi, New Mexico,and Texas.

During the month the Mexican bean beetle increased in numbers in the drought area of 1930 to such an extent that it is nearly as numerous in that ragion as it was in 1929.

An extremely heavy infestation of Pullerts rose beetle was observed at Chadbourn, N. C., where it was very seriously dar.amging beans.

The lima bean vine borer. was quite generally infesting lima beanms at Chadbourn, N. C.

Harlequin bugs were reported as generally very numerous throughout the South Atlantic States as far north as Washington, D. C., and were also quite troublesome in the southern part of the East Central States.


Both the pickle and melon worms were doing, excessive Ldarae to
cucurbits in the Charleston area of South Carolina. The pickle worm was reported as duaging these crops in Alaboma and .. Mississippi. These insects were also more prevalent than usual in Maryland.

The tobacco flea beetle was so numerous as to require the use of
insecticides in the burley tobacco districts of North Carolina and Tennessee.

The fall webworm was more troublesome in southern New England than it has been in the past 20 years. It was also reported as. generally abundant in the Middle Atlantic States southward to Delaware.

The spruce budworm has killed and is killing large areas of white fir in the vicinity of Halfway, near Whitman National Forest, Oregon, and in the Ochoco National Forest.

Eye gnats have been worse this fall than they have been for many
years in the South Atlantic and Gulf States from South Carolina to Texas. Associated with these outbreaks are numerous cases of conjunctivitis.

Various species of sand flies belonging to the genus Culicoides were quite prevalent from North Carolina to Florida and around the Gulf to Mississippi.

The stable fly was very unusually prevalent in the South Atlantic and Gulf region from Maryland to Florida, Al,.ba.a, end Mississippi. The condition was so serious in Wicomico County, Md., that ma-ny horses and cattle were forced into the surf and drowned.

During the past two months over 300 cases of d.:.age to buildings by termites were reported to the Bureau of EntoIology. The great majority of these cases were in the Southern States, but scattered reports were received as far north as Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.


Reports of increasing grasshopper abundance and crop &age continue to be received from over a wide territory in the Dorinion extending from Quebec to British Columbia. Species concerned are the lesser migratory and two-striped grasshoppers in the West, and the red-leg-"ed grasshopper in the East.

Infestations of the wheat stem sawfly, rangir4g from heavy to light, are reported from sections of south-central Alberta, southern Saskatchewan, and southern Manitoba, davmage in wheat fields varying from 1 to 75 per cent crop loss.

Over -much of southern Quebec, second-year white -'rubs have been causing extensive dzmage, particularly in unploughed sod areas, and considerable injury by these insects is anticipated in 1932. In eastern Ontario, the


majority of the grubs had transformed to the adu-lt stage by early August. The species is Phyllophaga anxia Lec.

In southern sections of the Prairie Provinces material damage to ,arden plants, flax, and,weeds has been done by the beet webworm. In certain areas the noth flights of this species, both in spring and late sum-,er, have been the heaviest experienced for many years.

In sections of Alberta, da.mage and loss to the cabbage crop due to dimond-back moth infestations have been estimated at 25 per cent. In south- western Ontario, the cabbage looper is reported as injurious to cruciferous cro-ps.

Insect pests are scarce in the orchards of the Okanagan Valley,
British Columbia, with the exception of the red-hlrampcd and the yellow-necked caterpillars, which are more numerous in the Vernon district than for many years.

A major flight of adults of the raspberry cane borer is expected in sections of southern Quebec in 1932, with resultant severe injury to raspberry canes due to the oviposition habits of the females.

In southern Saskatchewan and southern Alberta all tmpes of shade trees have been heavily infested by the common red spider mite. The prevailin, dry hot weather has been favorable to the increase of the mite and has lowered the vitality of the trees, with the result that the injury done is much greater than in normal years.

All forest stmads containing large white spruce, in Cape Breton and Richmond Couanties, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, are more or less infested with the eastern spruce beetle. The infestation of this species in white spruce also continues .over an area of 100 square miles on the north and south shores of the St. Lawrence River in quebec, east of Quebec City.

In the Muskoka district, Ontario, and in sections of southern Quebec,
very conspicuous damage to the foliage of birch trees has been effected by the birch leaf skeletonizer.
14 _,,-o sp., appear to have greatly
Cottonwood blotch miners, Zeugohora sp., appear to have greatly
increased during the past two years, in southern Saskatchewan and southern Alberta. The black willow aphid is prevalent on Russian poplars in the central portion of the above two provinces.

An outbreak of the willow leaf beetle has resulted in the complete
defoliation of native willows over a considerable area in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The European earwig, which has been established for some time on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, in Vancouver, New Westminster, and neighbouring municipalities, is now believed present in Lall the settled areas on Vancouver "Island.


G 1-3 N 7 R A L F Z -7, D IT 7 S

TG7ASSHCPP=S (Ac.-iO idac)

Florida J. R. Watson (Se-Dtenziber 21): Gras:31-.o-o7ers are ver,!- ab,,i'n ant.
T.Lier are r@,z-,_--_- yo-uxg citrus trces quite scverel- ., in places. Indiana 0. M. Pac1_:arO- (A lgust): To C E, r
.11, numerous 'in co-ntral and
southeastern Indiana.

Illinois W. P. Flint (Sep',ember 23): Crass7laopners, mainly Melanoplus
spp. inave'been moderately alb-.- -ant throuE'1-iout the State,
occurring in -reater numbers than us-Lial. Some moderate e-amage
'-ias occurred to clov :--r end al'al"a fields in the western part of the State. Tle la rage, however, as not been muc".i -reater
than usual.

Kentucky W. A. Price (September 25): Grassho. pers are ver,,, a'Dunr' ant.

.9irinesota A. G. Rj,--F,1,=.s and assistants (Sentember): Grasshon-ners
were reported as rfm, eratel- abundant -,'roi,.q pract, cally the
entire State. Tlier are still be-Ing reported as verv abc.-_,dart
from Kittson, Wilkin, Morrison, Cl-.msted, Freeborn Co7irties.
(Abstract, J.A.H.

lorth Dakota J. A. Mianro (Septilember (,rasshop Der actIvity is over
for .he season b-nt re-ports of i-rijury Iiave been received -rom
five co-anties.

Cowa H. E. Jaqaes (A,,i,-n_st 27): Grasshoix!Ders are ver.!, 7' ab,_,_ndiant in
nine central axid ,17e) ;tern counties, and moderatel.-Ir a ,)7_'_ndant in
other parts o-f the State, but a-pj),arcntl.,,, t".,-eir attacl:s are
rowing less severe. (September 24): G-i7asohoppers are still
moderately to very abundant thro-L1-7-ou. most of tl-le State, but
doing less dama-e.

1i s so-ari L. Hasema n (Sc.ptcr;iber 28): Molano-plus femur- ru'ji-LLm and
differentiallo R-191still ab'12,nda-nt in Co11_im'1-)ia, "OUt not doing
much a=- vge to fall crops.

rebraska M. H. Swenk (Au.-_,st 1 '11): aarin-? t" c month of AuZuct
tiaere was but vorl, little f"_,.rt^aer 3cvelopmont of the grasshopper
outbreak in Scattcrirn: C.n,,; ver, moe-crate -). ,( itional
infestations developed in Pol1r. County, ar-d local anc! very moderate infestations alro Cevelonc in Yema aa and Partnee
Counties, but no important darrq,? Ec was dono in any o-f t' ICSO
three courtics. Dv ring- the first wee! in Au-qust, ncar Peru
in Nemaha Count- ,, the f,,uigous .,iisoase of the grass:aopper
pusa grylli worl :cd very consniciious].-- the Iifferential grasshoppers (Melanoplus dificrcntialis T110 s. 11 v i n ; 7-mong
the willows alon ,, t-ho Missouri Riv, r, b, t the Ji-o.afe die, not Cvelop outside of the river bottom.


Kansas H. R. Bryson (September 23): Grasshoppers are very abvundeant
but not causing serious damage except in local areas.

Tennessee C. Benton ( Grasshoppers are locally abundant
throughout Lincoln and adjacent counties.

Oklahoma C. F. Stiles (September 28): Grasshoppers are still quite
numerous along the creek banks and roadways in the southern
central counties. UndCer favorable conditions there may be a serious outbreak in some parts of these counties, especially
where there is considerable waste or grass land near fields
that will be planted to row crops next year.

Mississippi C0. Lyle and assistants (September): Grasshoppers are
moderately abundant in George, Greene and Perry. Counties,
and very abundant in Holmes, Panola, and Marshall Counties.
(Abstract, J. A. H.)

Louisiana W. E. Hinds (September 28): Grasshoppers are moderately
abundant, feeding on sugarcane and other crops generally.

New Mexico J. R. Eer (September 18): Grasshoppers (M. differentialis
Thos. and M. femur-ubi ia DeG.) are very abundant in the
western and northern parts of the State.

Wyoming C. L. Corkins (September 18): The late summer and fall
season thus far has been exceedingly favorable fbr grasshopper oviposition, and the indications are that theAe will be serious
outbreaks next year where only minor, local infestations
occurred this year.

A. G. Stephens (September 21): Grasshoppers are scarce in the northeastern part of Wyoming.

Nevada G. G. Schweis (September 25): A field inspection for
grasshopper damage on September 24 made in Doiuglas County
S showed considerable damage to alfalfa. Some hoppers observed
depositing eggs on ditch barlks and waste lands. Disease has
made its appearance in the hoppers and large numbers were
observed dead on the ground while many had crawled upon the
stems of sweet clover and alfalfa and died. The county agnt
made the statemecnt that the hoppers had also been attacked
and parasitized by fly. Many hoppers were dissected in the
field and this stt r as not confirmed but we have no
reason to disbelieve it .

Utah G. F. Knoilton (September 14): Gra s shopper damage is
decreasing rapidly in most parts of Utah, but some crops are still being noticeable injured. M. femur-rubrun is the most
abundant species found in most fields now.

,.-505Ore!7-on L. P. Rocl-"-foca (Septcnbc7 r 2': s sl-_ o p,
-rubirxr- nrc 7-IIs__'Lin'-'-o.. Co ')"-.t.!i cim).r _especiall- i--i cln' -_'r


Gr or'!-:-ia 0. 1. Sna-p--o (Au -7)st 20): Gh.-L+IIVo=,_ a.-e C-.-I t,
date tlicy .cstr),,cd a T.),-_,,i-t of field o.L* pe-oper ha,0 been --:'-)r cornorci.-tl -ase -*n Hontezi)=-t. Tlic rart
destro-cd l..7as on 1071

owa H. E. (Av_:_-us+V 27): Cut,,-,-)rrs L,,.-e still bc-1i-i- roT)orted
doinc- rriod _,rate in f ive countlics. Li,c ver- a'ai-.-dant
in Count ".

ITYQMing C. L. Cor'ri: .s (Aujast 27): 1 c just lopxiic o -f a f e 7:
minor cutwor-m oatbre-31--s probably tho wostcrn army c u t vi o rm. (Po'- -o ag 0
.L ti 3 0 Morr. ) -t C? sper tlais -Dring,

.AM,,'Y70X' (.qLE L-IjS !IW7.

e nn. e s s e C. Bell-Itor (Aii;7ast)-. o.,-' t__I,' brood inji1rc(3some millet fielC,s _ear ?VG. H -!rmmn L--rd Tla:,-etteville. Several acres of corn, up to 10 fco" tall vcrc seen lar ,cly
stripped. of le- ivc-s except T:, idri-fi)s. rr!7 ctic- 11-- all Pupatod b-, AL,,! usl*. 30. Ad7?,ltr, e-=,-Ud Ar.-I-ist 71 from .-rapae collcctcd t: e ypr7,vious da,.

COTTON MIL VIOPE 14m i 1 la cc 50

Oklahom a C. P. Stuil s (September 26): T4ac. cotton leaf woiT.i is modcr4.
auely abr.ndant in t'hr of-Lster-_.-i of Ohlal.o-a. Hot dry
weat'Ler Iioldin- it in chock. (Selo-t,_,r.-,)er 28): This i-nsect is present i,,-i practically all fields o-f cotton in tLle eastern
two-thirds of" O':la ioima. T7iey section to,--) late t.As
:7ear to do vory riich dqr7a7e.

Mississippi 0. Lyle (Sc- tc -"ocr 22): Si)ecimens or reports '-,.--Ave been
received at t----is o)ficc -fron 14 co-"llIties t"Ais se,-- son. The first specimen nras collected at Iuk edal C, G(-or,-,c COIL,11- r, 0 August 31. '7cp,)rt-, and specir ,-.n- since, that date
indicate :i, -,oneral distrib-ati,)n ov(,,r rill p-i-_-ts o24, tile
State. Most of the iif,-,stationr a"e vear, lizht.

Louisiana 17. E. Hinds (Suptanb(Ix 26): This ilicect is scIsr(le.
jnfest jtji,)jj is o=,,on lui- t rot -',et Will, strip
too late '- ) be ct"L _,ctivc, i-.i rc.J-o.cirI-': "Voevil


Plorida. J. R. Watscn (Scptomber 21): T'ho 2-11led to
Ynatcrializc to ?.n7 ext ei- t. ITc Vo eon vor', I. lie s Cinsect-. since July, T-icr_ the- .voro oo "Aricr')US.


VHITE GRTJS (hloa spp.)

N C"w Yo rl C. H. R-- dleyr ,nd assistamts9, Japeancse Beetle Laboratory/
(Aug st) Approxi,.iately 500 squ-aro feet of lawn have been destoye byPhylop3~.sp. (-native) in Ha-ipsteacL.

New JerseyiR B. Lot" (Ag-as t 31): White gruabs are iaoderately, abundant
at Eatontown.

Pennsylvania J. R. Stear (September 23): White grubhs are scarce
in I!.-on er. No -injury, observed -this season. fl-ii in 11 scattered sod plots, totalling 176 square feet, yielded 256

Nebraska M. H. S,7enI: (September 21): W7hite g~rubs were scarce to
moderatel-7 abundant in southeastern Nebraska.

Iowa H. E. (September 24): White_ grubs are apparently
mu-ch scarcer- than usual exce-pt In the middle western part of
the Sta.te.

WI711VOTBUIS (Elataridae)

Maine C. 11. Phipps (Septerfber 24): Wireworms are moderately abundant,
attacking potatoes in various parts off the State.

Kan sas H. 'R. Bryson (September 23): Wireworms are reported, foing
da ,agc to corn at Madison.

Mississippi K. L. Cockerham (Au~ust 27 and 208): Recent scouting T)as
aad revealed the -presence of Heterodexre-; laurentii cGuer. in two
Alabaa add-itional counties. On Aiiust 27 Mr. 0. T. Deen collected
adults near N eoly in .Green County, Miss., and. on Augx-, 28 near
Leroy in Washiington County, Ala.

Mi SSi SSippi N. IL. Douoglass (Septemrber): W17ireworms have been found
daaigsweetpotatoes by hor-iL'I holes through them, in Yalobusha anad G-renada Coanties.


Oregon W. J. Buckhnorrn (July- 27 to PA'o--st 1): There are counitless
numbers of mourning cloa: ~utrie lii tpeetut
of te MeLfor-La Springs Htghvay and west of -the Ft.Kaah Hi ghLw ay. Theyr alway-s fly into the wind and shift their c ours e
whenever th1e wind. doos. Large numbers alipght on the 'A'oies magiica. Thaey seen to draw conicthingo from the lower part
of the needles as they r;uzi their probosces around them.


C01240N -j= SPID-M (Totran7,-c'ms telar iz L.

X ew Yo r1c P. 11. D_A 7 "Uftez (Scptemloer 9): Spccimen,; o-_7 injurcO. twi--s
of Bo',ri'vood- wor-., :cccei-vcd at 9'fico. toda- --'ro-:. Sprin.-7fic1d
Gar .ens and. Long lslanO. 11 11o 1. n J urr i s c,2ca c c by
red spi ,or m-1 t o al thou:-.,h no c._aot wc re founO to m:7..e a clef ini t e -i i cat i on.

14i S i ssippi C.* Tzrlo (Snnter. -er 22): of in-ary to orn--J -ontals
or various '=L.. --,Ive IEen roc(--;*v(-',d rec' 'ntl-77 -From 301ton, GreenvilJe, 17ew

U tal I G'. 7. Knowlton 1Se-ote-.,iocr 14): Rcd are da-mai-im, %- -u-1--:-ar
be -, tc in a n=b r of Cache Valle,- f i Llds.

1.1. A. Tot-iors (Pi., ast): The corr.-ion re, -;-Di _or s been and still 1., i,.-nusi)-all- abvn ,: ,nt on a-rr-le, pranc, c.-c-rry, locust, and nan,; ot'i(_r Of 'Aa:nts c 7vc- a -c.- ce d! ;trict. In a
for orc'_-_,-i,1,ds t-,c,. --it(,,s -tve c)e(-,-. climin,-tte Stc.4horuc 27.cipes
Casey, a small cnceinell-H- beetle.

JAP_4:,7-,SE B=,, 1 L 7 ( Po -,' 7- 11 i a a2-, r "T c w r.

General C. 11'. Hfadley a-nrl assista-_,-i-11-_, Ji- ) FLncse Pe(?tlo Lao,)r-.tDry
(Aa,7-u st ACults c !ecre7tsea ra-pirli- o1lcrtly aftcr '.ic ')e-in-ninol" thc mcnt11. T11cre was a -encral 1_i-,serL.L maost types
of ve-;,etation a. conco!_Itration on (PO17"gor=
whi-ch Irr t11, o-17 the ironth to 11albor f,?,ir r:m^,bers
of beetles. Mict -.Irst instar ti-ansfoim'le -_ to ",e second
instar r1-iring, tu' ;e month. This co: is"It ite,1- t'.-ie domin.?.nt sta-e in tho sr)iL Jurin:.- "U,-)e last Tm1f r):' 4- ie :-,,)nt' i. T.--e first t1iird inftar larvae were 17r)-uo- 7 1 1 Ar 00 -.--,s ,ccrc_ .scd
rarldly (1-or-L-i4' mont1I -LnO. rcl, ti-7cl- scarce ,.ftr,,r
the Mid' '_'Le. in t__1C PC-_D-o 1-&-_-!o-! ol Pon-s-1w-nia -',,nve
ne.-ativ remitc except .',)r on(,, 17alls, A
new and quite '_1e-),vt7 7-.s SprJn--'i el Mass.
Darin:- oi: r sm.-veys i-i t'As re,-io-.,, J Ell 01 n_ _rm-u-Z. in lar _-e
numbers. 3-.- t__+- 7- -n,' of Au7ust, rere nearl-Ir
vf-L-1.3 e of -."-t ce-. crit-icallreviiwe,!, it- !;eciib at s inio t, i:-dicatc 'with a fair
ap- U- ),4-T-li"S If t'Ie area -1'ttAn v-hlch tl-o
j r -)ac'i to a-_(-,7r;_-,c- r
I i 5 e !7 a t 7 ,i, 1 1, ,- c o i Becarrence. T'ae s e 14mits are lou-4,ti,)n of tl-"e
Yow jersey: M 17 1 F,- r (1, F*1 on, In,.Tt on, S:me rvi 11 e,
P(-,rth Ambo-,-, '_Zu0+ t'--,e C )".-t fr,:-,- Park south to
Ocean City, zouth anC o.- Dc:-_ AoVill 0, t__1c 0111ores
of -a c kvi 11 e,
Qunlcertovin, ,"reen L :-.e, Spri-n ,, City, --.tn0 Kennett
Sq, *_are; De I r e: Yer r, _+:-, -' between Pw Castle
a:lc! Olt,,


U. S. D. A. Press Service (September 18): The Secretary of Agriculture announced today that during the summer specimens
of the Japanese beetle hiave been taken at Charleston, S. C.
The department reports the collection of beetles at various
places outside the previously regulated areas, including
several locations in Somerset and Worcester Counties, Md.,
Richmond, Va., several places in western : . :. : ,
Pennsylvania, includin, Altoona and Erie, and scattered findings
in New York State, including Little Falls, Watkins Glen, Ft.
Edward, and Albany. Specimens were also found again this year at Pittsburgh and New Castle, Pa., Buffalo, N. Y., and Boston,
Mass., where one or more beetles had been discovered in previous
seasons, but where the department last year did not think it
necessary to extend the quarantine.

New York C. R. Crosby (A.gust 28): Specimen received from Elmira.

ASIATIC BETLE (Anomala orientalis Wterh.)

Connecticut W. E. Britton (September 24): There is much injury this
season in the infested area where lawns have not been treated.

New York C. H. Hadley anzd assistants, Japan-ese Beetle Laboratory
(August): At the Jericho infestation, where the severe droughts
of 1929 and 1930 reduced the abundance of the insect so that
it was difficult to find grubs, they 'haf e multiplied again so that half an acre of turf injury by grubs has appeared
on the lawn of the J. S. Stevens estate. The insect is
definitely more abundant throughout the area than in 1930. No
new infestations have been observed, but at the old infestations
the abundance is rapidly increasing, except where the lawns
have been treated..

ASIATIC GARDET BEETLE (Aserica castanea Arrow )

New York C. H. Hadley and assistants, Japanese Beetle Laboratory
(August): This species is definitely more abundant than
during 1930 and more foliage injury has been observed. Heavy
infestations occur on Lon,- Island throughout the northern
half of Nassau and Queens Counties, around the towns of
Jericho, Glen.Cove, Locust Valley, Roslyn, Old Westbury, Fort Washington, Great Neck, Little Neck, Douglaston, and Flushing. Te heav7 infestations on the mainland occur in the northern part of Bronx County and the southern half of
Westchester County.




HESSIAN FLY (Phyto-phaga destructor Say)

Maryland E. N. Cory (September 25): The Hessian fly is scarce.

Ohio T. H. Parks (September 26): The Hessian fly is moderately

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 25): The Hessian fly is moderately
abundant. Reported abundant in volunteer wheat in sections of
southern Indiana.

Illinois W. P. Flint (August): The Hessian fly survey of Illinois
made each year during the first part of August by the Natural
History Survey and the Federal Bureau of Entomology, cooperating,
shows the following conditions in the different wheat-growing
areas of the State.
On the whole, there has been a slight decrease in the abundance
of the fly in northern and east-central Illinois. In these
sections of the State the fly is relatively scarce and it is not
likely that any damage will occur. In the southern end of the
State there is a moderate infestation, with conditions approximately the srne as last year, showing a slight decrease in all
the wheat-growing sections. In east-central Illinois there has
been a slight decrease with a very light infestation in this
In the west-central part of the State, in the section running
from Randolph, Perry, Clinton and.Marion Counties on the south
to Hancock, McDonough, Fulton and Peoria Counties, on the north,
and on the east to Tazewell, Snngunon and Christian Counties,
there is an area of moderately heavy to heavy infestation.
Another area of heavy infestation is found on the east side of
the State, centering in Crawford County.
Insects that feed on the Hessian fly are moderately abundant
in most sections, parasitism being about 50 per cent in western and southern Illinois and somewhat less in the northern part of
the State.
The recent rains have started the fly coming out and laying
eggs, and if these rains continue, wheat sown on the normal dates
for highest yields should escape any serious infestation. If
the present rainy period is followed by another period of drought, rains not occurring again until the latter part of September, the fly will come out a little iTter than usual and serious infestation will occur for a woek or ten da.ys after the normal date of
seeding for highest yicld.


Average percentage of wheat tillers infested.

County Per cent County Per cent

Adama .8.0 Lawrence A17,0
Brown 9.3 Lee 1,3
Bureau 3.4 Livingston .1
Cass 5.3 Macoupin -26.6
Charrpaign ,1.9 Madison 11.0
Christian 9.3 Marion 15.3
Clark 8.0 Mason 12.5
Clinton ?1.0 McDonough 31.0
Crawford 34.2 Menard 3.6
DeKalb 1.5 Montgomery 23.6
Douglas 1.0 Morgan 8.0
Edgar 7.2 Ogle 3.0
Edwards 6.0 Peoria 2.3
Ford 0 Perry 8.3
Fulton 18.3 Rock Island 2.7
Gallatin 8.3 Randolph 7.3
Greene 37.3 'Richland 4.6
Hancock 17.2 Saline 11.0
Henry 2.7 Sangamon 8.3
Iroquois 1.2 Schuyler 4.6
Jackson 13.3 Scott 11.6
Jersey 23.3 Tazewell 5.3
Kane 1.0 Vermilion 1.2
Kankakee 1.4 Whiteside 3.5
LaSalle 1.2 Will 1.3

These figures give an average infestation for the State of about 9 per cent as compared with 12 per cent
in 1930.
Average for the State 9.32

Kansas H. R. Bryson (September 23): Dr. R. H. Painter made a
survey visiting wheat fields en route from Manhattan to
Ogngrkia, Beloit, Bennington, and Junction City, and reports
fitidig "flax seed" or large larvae in almost every field containing volunteer wheat. The volunteer wheat which was
abundant averaged about one infested plant to each clump.
He reports that volunteer wheat at the College Farm contained large larvae and flax seed on Septefmber 10.

WHEAT STEM MAGGOT (Meromyza mericana Fitch)

Kansas H. R. Bryson (September 23): Dr. R. H. Painter reports
large larvae present in volunteer wheat at College Farm.

WHEAT JOINT WOR, (Harmolita tritici Fitch)

Illinois W. P. Flint (September 23):

Average percentage of wheat tillers infested.

County Per cent County Per cent

Adams .3 Lawrence 0
Brown .3 Lee 0
Bureau .4 Livingston 0
Cass .3 Miacoupin .3
Champaign .1 Madison .6
Christian .3 Marion .6
Clark .1 Mason 0
Clinton .6 McDonough 10.0
Crawford 0 Menard 2.6
DeKalb 0 Montgomery .6
Douglas 0 Morgan 2.0
Edgar 0 Ogle 0
Edwards 0 Peoria 0
Ford 0 Perry 0
Fulton 15.3 Rock Island 0
Gallatin 4.6 Randolph 0
Greene 1.6 Richland 0
Hancock 5.7 Sal i ne 0
Henry .3 Sangamon 0
Iroquois 0 Schuyler .6
Jackson 0 Scott .6
Jersey 1.6 Tazewell 0 0 Vermilion 0
Kankke e 0 Whiteside 1.3
LaSalle .6 Will 0

The figures give an average infestation for the State of mls per cent as colarcd with 2.5 per cent in 1930.


FALSE WIREWORMS (Tenebrionidae) Washington J. Finley (About September 18): Drove three miles (from Glade
to Alderdale) through a migration of these beetles, all moving in a straight westerly direction; we walked about 150 yards out
on each side of the road and estimated that the beetles averaged
two to a square foot.

WEEAT HEAD AIMYWORM (Neleucania albilinea Hbn.). Maine H. B. Peirson (September 25): A very heavy infestation of the
wheat head armyworm is reported on wild rice at South Lincoln.


EUROPEAN CORN BORER (Pyrausta nubilalis Hbn.) Maine C. R. Phipps (September 24): The European corn borer is scarce.

Vermont H. L. Bailey (September 28): The European corn borer is reported
as moderately abundant in the southern section of the State.
Reported as present but in small numbers elsewhere.

Connecticut NT. Turner (September 15 and 16): The European corn borer is
present in ears and stalks of corn. Two small fields of sweet
corn at Groton were moderately damaged.

W. E. Britton (Sept6mber 15 and 16): The European corn borer is quite generally destructive in the southern portion of New
London County.

Phode Island A. E. Stene (September 24): The European corn borer is very
abundant in spots, but moderately abundant in most cases.

New York New York Agr. Expt.'Station, Geneva (August 27): The European
corn borer is very abundant in western New York.

CORN EAR WORM (Heliothis obsoleta Fab.) Maine C. R. Phipps (September 24): The corn ear worm is very abundant
in Penobscot County.

Connecticut N. Turner (September): In several fields in Fairfield County
almost every ear was damaged by the corn ear worm. It is not
prevalent in the northw-estern part of the State.

Pennsylvania J. R. Stear (September 23): The corn ear worm is scarce in
Ligonier. Found only one worm in approximately 20 dozen ears
of sweet corn harvested from my home garden.

Virginia H. G. Wriker (September 25): The corn ear worm is very
abundant on Chinese cabbage around Norfolk.

North Carolina C. H. Brannon (August 25)! D,'oe to corn on the tip and ear
has been extremely severe this season.

Florida J. R. Watson (September 21): The corn ear worm is moderately
abundant. It is feeding mostly on beggarweed seeds and mining
crotalaria pods.

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 25): The corn e.r worm is moderately
abundant. Rather abundant generally in late corn, also attacking
garden beans.

Illinois W. P. Flint (September 23): During the first part of Scptember
there has been an extremely heavy flight of adults throughout most of the State. At the present time corn has ripened and
hardened so that very few eggs are being laid upon it. The moths
are depositing very generally on some other plants, which often
show from 25 to 50 eggs to the leaf.

Minnesota G. Ruggles and assistants (September): During the carly
part of the month the corn ear worm was being reported as very
abundant over the southern half of the State. (Abstract, J.A.H.)

North Dakota J. A. Munro (September 21): The corn ear worm has been unusually abundant this season. Reports of its presence have been
received from practically every corn-growing section of the State.

Iowa H. E. Jaques (August 27): Unusually common in field corn this
year. (September 24): The corn ear worm is very hundant
throughout most of the State.

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (September 21): The corn ear worm is :oderately
abundant to very abundant in eastern Nebraska.

Kansas H. R. Bryson (September 23): 7The corn ear worm has done
considerable damage to corn in Kanses.

Oklahoma C. F. Stiles (September 26): Corn ear worms are moderately
abundant in central and eastern Oklahoma. Some dtge to cotton
bells in bottom land and flight damage to pods of soybean in
Craig County.

Mississippi C. Lyle (September 22): Severe injury to Grohoma sorghum was
reported from Crenshaw on August 28. Several comlints have
been received of injury to tomatoes.

Oklahoma C. E. Sanborn (September 22): The corn ear worn is very

Utah G. F. Knowlton (September 14): The corn ear worm has been
slightly more destructive than usual in Utah durin- the present


STALK BORER (Papaip ema nebris nitela Guen.)
Maine C. R. Phipps (September 24): The stalk borer is very abundant
throughout the State.

Iowa H. E. Jaques (September 24): The stalk borer is moderately
abundant in Dickinson, Humboldt, Floyd, Wright, Mills, and Iowa

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (August 1 to 31): Reports of the stalk borer
boring in corn stalks were received during the first half of
August from Johnson, Saline and York Counties.

LESSER CORN STALK BORER (Elasmopalpus lignosellus Zell.)

North Carolina W. A. Thomas (September 24): The lesser corn stalk borer is
now doing serious damage to strawberries and snap beans in
Chadbourn. The stand of fall beans is badly broken as a result.
of their attacks.

-SOUTHERN CORN STALK BORER (Diatraea zeacolella Dyar)
North.Carolina C. E. Branon (August 12): The larger corn stalk borer is
causing widespread damage to corn over the State.

CHINCH BUG (Blissus leucopterus Say)
South Carolina W. J. Reid (September 23):: St. Augustine grass lawns in
Charleston are being .severely injured by an unusually heavy
infestation of the chinch bug. The insect was present and di4 some damage to these lawns last sumer and fall but seems to be much more destructive this year. St. Augustine grass, locally known as "Charleston grass," is used quite extensively for lawn plantings in the ChaTleston area, being used more than any other
grass. The chinch bug infestation is general throughout the
city and its environs, and entire lavwns are I-known to have been
destroyed. Drought is aggravating the insect injury.
Ohio T. H. Parks (September 25): During the corn harvest in northwestern Ohio, chinch bugs were found quite plentiful throughout
the fields, and in some fields their feeding apparently.hastened,
the -ripening of the crop,: The season has been"very favorable
and the insects have increased greatly.

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 25): The chinch bug is scarce.

Illinois W. P. Flint (September 23): The weather, on the whole, has
been favorable to chinch bug development and a large percentage.
of bugs developing :in the fields .have now reached the adult stage.

Minnesota A. G. Ruggles and assistants (September):- The chinch bug is
still being reported as moderately abundant in the southeastern
corner of the State. (Abstract, J.A.H.)

Iowa H. E. Jaques (Augst 27): CLinch bugis are very abundant in
Clay County.

Missouri L. Baseman (September 28): The chinch bug is very aoundant on
late sweet corn, tomatoes, and on garden. beans in Columbia.
There are 2 or 3 to an ear of late corn.

Kansas H. R. Bryson (September 23): Chinch bugs are very scarce at
Manhattan. Damage was not so severe in the south-central and
southeastern counties as might have been expected from the number
of old bugs which successfully passed the winter.
Alabiam J. M. Robinson (August 20): The chinch bug was abundant in
cornfields August 10 at Huntsville, Madison County.

CORTT L:ITEPRIT FLY (Peregrinus maidis Aslm.)

Mississippi C. Lyle (September 22): Specimens of the corn lantern fly,
were abundant in a cornfield at A. & M. College on Septefmber 17.

CORN LEAF ZHID (Anhis maidis Fitch)

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (Au iust 1 to 31): During the period from August
12 to 21 there were numerous comlaints of an abundance of the
corn-leaf aphid on the tassels and in the leaf axils of the corn.
These rep-orts came mostly from the central part of the State,
from Platte and Boone Coun-ties ncrth to clt County a.d south to
Clay oand Franklin Counties. Apparently, however, no very serious
damage was done.


GREN CLOVER WORM (Plathyoena scabra Fab.)

Virginia C. R. Willey (September 28): The green clover worm did being
considerable damage to soybeans in Hanover County, several fields
badly damaged on August 10. Many moths were flying and pupae
were easily found in debris on the ground.

North Carolina W. A. Thomas (August 19): A few fields of soybeans in the
vicinity of Chadbourn have become so heavily infested that the growers have been forced to harvest them for hay several weeks
earlier than the usual harvesting date. Practically every field
in the section is more or less injured. Snap beans are also
being attacked. There is little parasitism.

C. H. Brannon (August 12): An unusually serious outbreak is
occurring all over eastern iNorth Carolina, damaging soybeans
mostly. Damage to rlfalfa in the Pied:iont also noticed.

Tennessee C. Benton (August): A rather severe and general outbreak was
observed occurring on soybeans and occasional field of cowpeas
A. 4

throughout August in Marshall, Bedford, Lincoln and Franklin
Counties. Several hundred acre infested, much of the crop being cut earlier than planned/SFder to avoid further loss.

CLOVER APHID (Anuraphis bakeri Cowan)

Utah i G. F. Knowlton (September 18): The clover aphid has been only
moderately abundant in northern Utah during the present season.

Oregon L. P. Rockwood (September 2): Clover heads in Washington County
are not as sticky with honeydew as usual.

PEA APHID (Illinoia pisi Kalt.)

Oregon L. P. Rockwood (September 2): A few aphids have been observed
in alfalfa fields and on Scotch broom in Washington County. No
alates seen August 11.


ALFALFA WEEVIL (Phytonomus posticus Gyll.)
Wyoming C. L, Corkins (August 27): The alfalfa weevil is very abundat
at Casper, causing more damage this year than ever before recorded.
The weevil reduced foliage on the first cutting in some fields
from 90 to 95 per cent.

GARDEN WEWORM (Loxostege similalis Guen.)

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 25): The garden webworm was reported
abundant and destructive to alfalfa at Plymouth August 29.

Illinois W.P. Flint (September 23): The alfalfa webworm has been
abundant throughout the State and has caused considerable injury
to newly sown alfalfa fields.

Kansas H. R. Bryson (September 23): The garden webworm was still
doing damage to alfalfa as late as August 29 at Manhattan.

Nebraska M. H. Swenk (August 1 to 31): From August 7 to 10 a few
reports were received from Saline and Gage Counties of an
abundance of the garden webworm, working on the third cutting of
alfalfa, and more or less seriously injuring it.

THREE-CORNERED ALFALFA HOPPER (Stictocephala festina Say)

Mississippi G. I. Worthington (September 18): The three-cornered alfalfa
hopper is general in all alfalfa fields in Washington and Bolivar
S Counties. Damage is very noticeable and-in some cases severe.


Louisiana W. E. Hinds (SeptemB"er 26)! The three-cornered alfalfa
leafhopper has caused a number of comr-laints of injury to
alfalfa fields ranging from Tallulah to Baton Rouge along the Mississioppi Valley. The injured fields turn yellow and close
examination shows that the stems have been practically girdled
by the feeding of the ny-phs close to the ground. The gall formation following this feeding cuts off the flow of sa.p to
the tops and the cortex tissues just above the gall break down
and decay.

A TREEHOPPER (Camoylenchia latines Say)

Nebraska M. H. Swelnk (August 1 to 31): During the third week in
August an alfalfa field in southwestern Saunders County was
found to have been obviously injured by this treehopper.


SORGHUM MIDGE (Contarinia sorghicola Coq.)

Mississippi C. Lyle (September 22J: Sorghum heads received from West Point
on September 15 apparently had been severely injured by the
sorghum midge. The heads were not filling out properly as a
result of the attack.

SOUTHERN CORN STALK BOREER (Diatraca c .alla Dyat)

Virginia C. R. Willey (September 28): Specimens of the larger corn stalk
borer were received from Walkerton in sorghum.


SOD WEWORMvS (Crombus spp.)*

West Virginia L. M. Peairs (Au-gust 29): Sod webworms are very abundant in
northern West Virginia.

Ohio T. H. Parks (September 26): Although- serious injury to lawns
and golf courses occurred durin,; July and the first half of August, no recurrence of this trouble occurred in September.
Moths were caught in large numbers until about Septembar 10,
but since that date they have not been observed or captured at
lights in large numbers.

*Correction: The note credited to Packard and Noble (Vol. 11,
No. 7, Page 436) refers to conditions in Indiana, not Tennessee.


Ohio C. M. Packard (August): Continued widespread injury to lawns
and and golf greens in Indianra and Ohio during first half of August.
Indiana Adults very abundant. Two species have been determined by
W. Schrus as C. teterellus Zinck. and Cranmbus n. sp. These were
taken from infestations at Battle Ground, Ind,

Indiana J..J. Davis (September 25): Sod webworms continued to be
reported as lawns pests, apparently referring to infestations
several weeks ago. Reports came from Richmond August 22, Michigan
City August 25, and Covington September 11.

Kentucky W. A. Price (September 15): The sod webworm is still numerous
and active in lawns in Lexington.

M. L. Didlake (July): Specimens of parasites (Apanteles crambi Weed) eergeiJil~~28 from sod' br r collected in
Fayette County, July 15.

Iowa H. E. Jaques (September 24): The heavy damage of the summer
moths has been greatly reduced, but worms are still present in
many regions. The adults are very abundant.

TIGER MOTHS (Apantesis spp.)

Tennessee J. U. Gilmore and J. Milam (September 24): Apparently the
fourth brood of what is probably Apantesis phlerata Harr. is
now present on forage crops and tobacco at Clarksville.

C. Benton (August): Considerable numbers of mature thirdbrood larvae of Anantests thyllira Drury are present in
cornfields, roadsides and waste lands throughout southern
Marshall County. Practically no commercial damage observed.
The first pupae were ttken in the field August 28.

A TOA D 7~U (Geocoris bullatus Say)

Nebraska M. H. Swcik (Au ust 1 to 31): This large-eyed false chinch
bug was quite injurious to lawns in and around Lincoln during the
middle of August.

A MINING BEE (Hpalictus versatus Robertson)

Mississippi J. M. Langston (June 25): These specimens were sent to us
on June 13 by Ipispector W. L. Gray, Natchez, with the following
comment: "Htundreds of these little insects live in the ground
in holes. They are ruining the sod in my yard in places by
making the surface of the ground uneven. Early in the morning and late in the afternoon they may be seen in their holes with
their heads about even with the surface of the soil.. Last
season there was only one little place where they were noticed
in the front yard. Now they are general." (Det. Grace Sanchouse.)

LESSER CORN STALK BOICR (Elasnro-pal-rus lignosellus Zell.)

Mississinp C Lyle (September 22): S' -ocirmens were collected from chufa
plants at Perkinston on A~iust 21. Onily sli ht injury had been
caused by them.


Mississippi C. Lyle (September 22): Curculio larvae, presumably of the
Barini group (det. by A. F. Sattertliwait), were reported as
causing severe injury to chaufa plrnts at Perkinston on August 21.


COWBEA CTRCULIO0 (Chalcodermus aene'is Boli.)

Nort Caolia W A.Thoas (August 15): During the past month the cowpea
pod weevil has been very abundant in the Chadbourn section of
North Carolina and has caused rather severe &'nmage on many
farms, Larvae. collected In late July proved to be very heavily
parasitized by Myiophasia ,7enea Wicd.Al ab-ma J. M. Robinson (August 20): "Ldalts re rig' 0,; i
large numbers a-t the present time. (September 22): Tge co1e
curculie is very a~bundant in the southern half of thei Statc-epoRrteC
from B i r.inghcri, Grady, E,.lj ,ir_-'crd.


VELVETBE2'T CTU_ (Anticarsia grYlisHbn.)

Louisianma W. E. Hinds (Se,)tember 25): 7he soybea~n c!-ternilla-r h.-as
increased more slowly thr n lac season and his done no dzmrge as yet Baton Rouge. 1K1o,,vevr, --any fields of soybeans hlave been
stripped in the sout!orn part of the Stat-e, w here t -,ey were being
grown for seed and no poisoning w!-s don0.

OklahI'oma C. F. Stiles (Sept,-mber 28): Tie velvetccan caterpillar was
found feeding on foliage of tho so,,,_ean six m,-iles north of Vinita..;
71his insect is not ver, numerous t-'iS year a~nd I doubt if the
Ta.n.C will amount to very rrnch.



SUGARCAN~ BORER (Diatraea saccharalis Fab.)

Louisiana W. 2. Hinds (September 26): The sugarcane borer is now
increasing in abundance noticeably as' the third generation
matures .d the fourth ration is starting. Infestation is
most apparent in P.O.J. 213 cane. Egg collections made in many fields during September 1 to 15 showed no trace of Trichograa
in a number of localities., The average percentage of natural parasitism by Trichogranma ini uncolonized check areas during the period from July 11 to September 1 has ranged from 6.6 to 22.6 per cent. In the average of all colonized areac during
this period parasitism has ranged from 57.9 to 71.6. While in
the average of fields adjacent to colonized areas the percentage
has ranged from 35.6 to 68.9. It is expected that the peck of parasitism will be reached in cane fields before the middle of
October on 4th generation borer eggs.

SUGARCAI BEETLE atheola ruaiceps Lec.)

Louisiana W. E. Hinds (September 26): Adults evidently developed this
season from eggs laid between about April 15 and June 15, have appeared quite commonly during the past month and are feeding
upon the bases of young shoots of sugarcane and in fields of
rice especially.


BEA~T LEAF ROLLER (Goniurus proteus L.)

Virginia C. R. Willey (Septembe5 28): 04 1A Septemrber 27 at Richmond
at Kudzu vine was found containing a heavy infestation of the
bean leaf roller. The larvae were apparently full grown.


P 7 7 1 17 S 2 C 17 S

A- 7 J.1i

WOOLLY 1' 7)LE Ap--TTI) (Eriosoma

Washington M. A. Yothe-s 21)- The rooll,, a-)hifl. is -roa e
a'3undant 1hiF seaso-n t'_-. an f or several

CODTJ!7G 110TIH (Car-oocansa --)omonella L.

Con-riecticut P G ) r rrn n ( S e p t e -r"c e 1 The codTin r Troth seerrs to be
rrore abundant in co- r:rc-_-cial orclhards in 17ew 7 aven County than for some -,,,ea-F,.

New York 'LT. Y. State Coll. Apr. 7eel.1y Ne77s Letter (Au7ust 27
The co6lln 7 -r otIi is very abundant in western New York.

Pennsylvania H. 1'. 7orthley 'Seol e-rber 10: The codl ,ng Toth is very
5bur.dant in rrary o-rchalds of FraLi -li-n a-:id Adlurrs Co-, nties.

Delaware L. A. S"U-e,-,rns (Se,.-)+1erb,-r 26): The so-cord and t'iird
brood lal-vae of t1l'ie codling rrotn are doin- but -roo-erate
4 njury.

Virginia 7. J. Sc'_Lopne ?7): T',,, life '..I.story zt-udles
of Trot'lI -n tle 31ac2 -sb- ,,rg and. Roanoiro Section
indicate th ,t tqe7-e 7ill. be no third 'crood this yea+- 71e
_?,-,o 10 s. I ey re-oort
corure-cial fruit c-rowers are nic'k:in,-, a- 1h many stl.n-ps but, fevy a7_-inles rit7- worrs... It see7rs thr t t,,e insect has been hold .n co-r ,rercial, o-_:-c'-I, rds in t.-ie
central T),,,,2t of t e. St to, in solto of the ':iea ry cal, o,%, e r
froTr last seasor..

Georgia C. -H. Alden (Se-,-)te7rbcr 21): 7-(3 cod.111-r- Trot"i is ve-_-,
-bu.ndant -r CorrE, frc--s') iniory e,7- is
over, rany worms --ire gollng unir cr tho ) nd fer aro -,oupatin,,7. Most of the larvae aro rol-ing cas,-s.

Ohio T. H. Pa ?:s (Se., tclrbor 26): T"r-le ro _r- rroth is 70eLei-ntely
abundant ly anO ver- ,7 C)u.ndnnt in Cttzrwa anO. Lcrirence
Counties. Lawrcnce is t ie onl ,T county in T '--ich Vrierc Ilas not been a good degree of control tronrrall-, Tne infeF-11,n.tion on t'Ie 'nill orchniC-s of -7,nat county fro. 10 to 10 Tx: r
cent, rrost the blerrisl-ies bein ,r sti-n,-,s t.i(?t do not ruin the fruit fo--,- sale. Tlqr .e co=t:;rcial o :c".iard.s in rorthein Ohio have s-cffe;red from Viis ye.-r, ev(-,n .1 ,-,ood
spraying nroFrarr was f olloTed. :7;,, .rly all of t'c 0 c s in the State outside of Lawrence Coi,,+nty 'have h,-:.d goo0i control with sprVs.. We lw ixe '-i-I a par-Cial t",lird brood of lnrvae in Lav7rerce Coianty, t1_-1o1.i,(.1.-h not so many as in 19,70.


I! I i--noi s W. P. Fltnt- (Se,-)te- T'-- er 23): Punption of the codling, Troth
ceased d=in,-' the latter -p '-U
ext of Aul., st and there is no indicationn of a late ilf e tat i o n such as occurred I-ast year.

YMissouri R. V. Jones (SentelT'I. and 15): Some orchards axe
rrarkcd1y free of V-70 --rs' T'71"Crca otherss have from rroderate to i7zov,-re infei stations. Th(-, last record of t",iird brood errerg, .nce Vas tlE kcn on Se-otember 6, 'out larvae were obse"Ved entering the fruit until Se-ptember 15.

I Ora, E. Jaques (Se-oteTrber 24): rhe codling Troth is Trore than
rrdina.---ilv, in evidence In rramy -')arts of the State.

mississi-0-0i C. Lyle as -i tr nts (Sc7 te---b e. r T'no codling T-oth is
vorY abundant- in Tate County, o,.Iy county in ,lAch I have irade observ,.-AionF.

Xer Mexico J. R. '4yor (Sont 3-rber 18): TILie co-linT Troth is very abundamt in all -o ,rts of V'Ic Stqtc.

Utah G. F. K-.L-.iow1ton (Se-ptc-rr-ocr 22): The codlinE Troth is from
,rodorately to Ver)7 n -riortziern Utah
abunf-f )nt IT UWa sh i ng t o n Mi. A. Yothors (Se-ot-bor 21): Th-c codling, Toth is Trore abundant and injurious this qe,-,.qon than At ht s been for Sevci al yeers.

Washington E. J. Ne'wcoyrer 21): nl e codling Troth is un, oubtedlv Tro--e bundplnt this season thon it has ever be.on. T'ais was brou pbo-ot by coTbinRtion of -a Trild. -inter, an early S-Oring' and 1 favorable weather for ovi.7osition during., May a-,I-.(.I' i-xic. Moths from over-rintcrii:ig Itrvae c-mer-ge(I et -rly 0-e-oo,,,!ited Trar4y eggs, resulting in a very heavy second brood a, w,-iltial third brood. Almost
continuous cool, clo-,).d7,- since Se-ot=ber 5 has pract-icall-7 Trat a, sto-o to codI.L,ir., rrotj.I activiiry for the season.
u0tal of 11, 630 Trot'las have boen cau,.ht 5 baits ftu-rin., tlic season -is cau ht in the r
as conmared- with A, 016 mot] -- aT
nu-bor of baits loca te n- t'n c s arr e t c e s i n 19 0. The o7 eaard iwas given Dracticall-, the saare tref-,.41-rrent bot.-i 3.1cars, being s-prayed saven times t1le se -isqn.


NOT York A. E. Stene (So-pte-rbGr 24): Kqm T an-plo Orchards in the
Yiagara district were turned comolotely brown fro,,-r attacks of the apple and thorn skeletonizer.

IM-THUD.TED CATIZERPILLAR (Schizurn concinna S. & A.)

Kentud-Icy 77. A. Price (Sc-otorrbor 05): The red-'hurrpod'-a-p-ple tree caternillar defoliated -rany rmple trees at Stri-m-ning Ground, Scott County.


SPRIII'G CA17E21 7,0%-' vc---r--ta Peck)

Wicconsin E. L. Cha-rbers -nd I-i3FILFt,- Jjuno): Carl,.-or worrrs
ve-:y r,,banzdarnt. Mary trec s hr,-:c? ef olin,"Ied in VCr2lon County.


Connccticut P. G ,,rrmr (Sc-)t- -Tbcr 21): Tl,.ic,, 1(,,,?.fhonT)er or. r o L.
bi, "T)e,-L(-,d in lnjur-i olaq =b,,3r-,3 in in tlac Stnt,- 7-As i2 a-o-oar -,ntly Vne second biood a-o-,)c= i--,g
t'-As 17or r in '17o- 'Tavcr. -nd H,- rtford Counties.

D c, I ar a re L. A. Sto,?, ,ns 26): Tlhc p-)lc is vo,-Y
-bu,--d-).iA t"Irougliolat "ne, St,ry I n d E. -.T. Cory 24.): L c r g ( r7 ev 0 Ira! S7 e c i c s
vre doing- considcr.,).bl.,, dr),-r-,gc to :Onlcs I-hroj -',Out t,7-o Stptc.

Virgini.!7 7. J. Schooner (S-1,-A -,,7'b---r ?3)- 7 ,,c sc:vo----.1 s-Occies of lcfho--r-), :--s -At7 cki'nf7 ar-Ies 'o,-cn -orcsoait ir s-rall = (),--rs
t'- ro-uglhout t',Ic, --11-=or,, t'-1--- r -,-Torrs as th,:
_71"nces. 1- fc-:7, o .,,- iarCLs ,- nd Roanol:e "o-u-nt-.107 t"IE- il-S 'CtS -,rC S- l=--rol- .s t'L,-. tlhe fruit is s-cotted
f,.nd t"a(, foli,:%,ze inji-,-rcd by the fcc(ling of Fully
20 r cc.-,t of 'I'Lle ft, -Trr--c is, -bc-l.r.C cm;.sccl b,,,no-rarila WcAtlee. riesc, ---e -orc!s,'- nt or lcs in t'-,(, r Ault
p trv, o r c -v, c 0 j u t a f e T P,-,' -rg' 0 11 t "I e f 0 1, lo S, -,D 'C C ,r'b e 1, 15.
T'h-c b -nr+ dl-, ard -,7.,:,ry !,Lot t'nc, -ronta of
it is b(-;licvc(' tla, t tl )
b(,,c.,-I frvo-2 -b c to l,.ic insect.

Ohio T. H. Rrrl-s (Sentl-.-rbc-r 26)- jl-o-ole loafhoTmers
fabr).c vciy abundal.t -7cno. --1.11y, and in -r!-,Py co7I*rc-.rcial thcy,-,tre cau-sin'r serious spottinC o-f Vic
f r ait.

Old -, ,h o rr ea E. Sanborn (Se-t.- 7 bcr 22)- Tlac rmnlc P-','o
-rcdcr ,,tclr Fom:-r.clL

SA7 JCSZ ScAtE co,r7t.

Pennsylvania J R S t e -r ('S, TD c r 2 "1 1"ne Sm Jo -e rc,,),l c. is -orabu..O.a.-it in Li 'go-.-Aer. Aonl,-?s on uns--rryc e tl ,( s S ,OT 7,li"7r
Ccale S-Cots.

Georgia 0. H. UIen 2l)- Tho Jose, -c.-,Ic iq !;c--, cc
in Corncll ,. Yo =l.r1crs

0. 1. Sn,--o-n P): T'ic
,3,ve r e f o r -,'i c i F t Tlov


Florid-, J. R. 7-'tson (Sor)tC"-")Cr ?I)- jop sqr 10 -oderatolzir
-cro n'oundnnt u'. w', 07;
J_ r o I t
0 d

01 1 i 0 T. 7H. Ppr'7.s 28): T'll.c., insect I.s very rabundcnt.
141- '--s c-.'U7_st_-A Torl: blo T!.,' cF or nn-olc t,-,.Ti :7 P., q

I il n a J. J. Dr.vis 25): TI_-Io S,-.r Josc sc, lo is -modorato1", !..'bundrin't. orch---d, r ill be '-ioc-l -ily Infestcd b7 foll.

Iiii-rois 7. P F I i Iv- (.Sento7bc-_- 23): 7-10, sr -.-. Jose sc is incrCP.sin t1iro-0,7110-at t -10 Sto-to. 7hcro is -) rore -,oncral and heravior info-'trticn in Corr-orclal orc"-v-=1s t'-ian Ilf?.s boor the c,,: sc for

Kmntucky .7. A. Price 25): The San Jose sc ,lo is i''.'-Didly in thO Str tc. T'nis been r n' out fcrture
LL'I ou:: oI.c'-Ie-.-d pneL I,..s-Dcct- on rmrh this

C. (D. ES(Idy ( S(,_0t0'Tb,, ;r 1 .Ta.ero is -n. unusual' 'buildance of Snn Jose scr le, min'. rvaploss a-nd plu-Tr s -L n d t o
s 1 i z :-'i'ly lessei- cxtelit on, pc ,-. lies. or, a E. J -,.quos (Aij4- bun,u-t 27 17-o Sr n Jose scale is vol7j 9.
dant i,.-- Occeola Cov-nt'-;

IV i s s ouri '38): T nsoct 'nas dovelol-)od
grC"tly t'lis s-U-r- C-- n,7'eL tho fi-iiit is bodly. blo. chod in SoTe
0 r en ,, 3-- OL s

mississivoi C. Lyl e -2CL as si t:int- S -) t _--rbor Vcrv nbundant
ou t t I i 0 S t n t d 0 c d 0 y in, (107ti-activer-ess,
nart-icul:-i-ly to s i'd. '- -Ct' J.A.q.

OYS7-.-R-qH7,,'rL (Leniclos,-r-i'lies ulnri L.

T d i-), J. J. D! ,vl. ,, (So-ot o-rbc r nho is

Y i nn 0 q o t': A. G. Ra,--le2 P _qltp-nts (se-tc-jer): T"ie o -_tor-sl ell
s ca 1 e 57 :i enor4-e :-,.s -id,,nt fr-- sout'lern t,,I--,,cc
t i 0 r S o f c C) -a n t i c q I S t o (Abs trOct, J.A.H.

T owa H. E. JL C.Ucs 7ae o-'Nrstor-sholl sc,)lc is
7 od e r c 1 "b u nd,) n t i 2-r c 'u 0 o un t y

APPLE !".;ZGOT -nolxonclla Walsh)

Maino C. R. Y.An-)s (Se--)to--!)c-,- 24): T'ie ap-ple 7r?.C,,7--ot is vorv.bundz ,Iit t"I -.-ou,: i out t'lic Strt(.,.

R. 77. Pot-, Te p or j-o,-,l ,n al -r o z
comolotc t7-1c of anrl T-e ---'Ot. ver'fe'r af- -c ct,-30. hw, scilt in thus f,-)x t-lIs

"'172 "] Vc

A. ?8): 7- S 'r--tc he's beer, still
is rruc'] ""o-ptc, ee c3cctio-r.
1. 11 Z'i
In a -felr cocci-,l'-ll*.d bc-l'tle
St--,t'-i-orus Case,, cl,,: nnec- u-) t',c t,,t ions
c orm 1 f- I

0 7 T --L 17ZTI -1 0 7- 7- L v, s -2 r s r o 1 c s t 3 u s &

Conncct*I.cut P. "T" rM-r T'c 7Ot- is
more t".P.n So-,: o::c'-)' .--ds "--c' L
i nf I- s mr)n'-T

1 4-'
Khode Ioland A. Stcnc (S,,'l--) l-,,:,,-,' 'c -r Ti, -0,-,L IS
moclo.----- ly -u.nd-- t
b Ylu.

New Jersey 17 1 I-1, o.L_ i 0
o rot ol

Pennsylvania H. o.---cnt-, -.oth

Delaware L S., =Cl4- of' by

!V,,,,ryl and 7. Cor" rc)"'IF Pl- --- 7odc r ',. t 0 1

Virsinia 7. j. Scaoene 71-r"' ln Most o-c, VIC
t1 7 -)O P'cl-l
T-rot'l --arinF t-iis -ront'-11. Tl-i, fro.r ono to
n icl- d. A f cT
cc--Au-. 7-ic cc-r7ro.rc- c2o n 0
V-i-' rzd-bicood '- ':ults a-,c 1)re5 --nt i---) t",c d, if ce c" 0 s
were t-'aorc --orld bo 7, )T-j- f ourth-brood It i-S
ex-oectcd t-iat bo so-c fo,,7rt"l-b---ood. am)lcs
rOVX t"I of 19,11 t'. to
tWiES -1PIS f lic'-lt +,120-- -Out tllc St'Ac'.

West Vi.-,,4nia L. 1% Peairs (A-j,5a; zt 239): T'-'- o orient,?l fr-uit Trzotll is irodGeorgia 0. 1. on l-rcec in y,,--.-ds in Fo2t
Valley are lo7 rear trocs t ie
onlll t'-.0 cloco of pc-)c'- -'IP V'Dst '-"OO-"'t a
Tro-- ltll f7 -o. TInc l :lfc 7t,-t-icr in OrC'- -rdS 7,1S
vorT ou,7-liout t, c', se,-lsoy

a 'o C -2 P I "Ilo orl cn',-l fruit -roth is
j. ation.

oil i 0 T. -H. (So-o-to-r",)-r 26) T'ae oriental fr-u-it Toth is
Co ties.
1 ,to )o%elcs, _r, OttLa m nd Eric unu
07--lio no cor.-rercial -,.Y-,jui-3r -,Pas do-ne to ui-j has
Sov(;20, t'nouffl in 0-161--ra County not over 5 PCcont of t'- -c Elbrrtr ooac'los wo-, i-onderp-C. unfit for s,-),10. Th(-, Lo-on Fr,-- o, -e-o Ilai vcpted late ij,- So-rtoTbor were
17')- Ic -OCj ilI t")rt Co -.ty. So..-Fe -r rors lost
Toi2o Lf 0-,

a J. J. Drvic 71ac oriental friait -Troth is

Kelituck,,", 77. A. cric-- ALl frult 7ot'
a-b-midt-a-L". ELI-,',.y o--)ort, t'it,,t L, orientr,l
774 --ro+',F. fro7 -moles constituted
f 2:07 1 to 3 Ce-t Of -ot"l.

YiEsouri n J-,- --re re-redat Tmz- collected in
t ,illc F: C, ?.ncl t"), firqt record of
o s t,., rn s our

T e -n -a e F e c H. G. 2 -tl, r (Au,-b-.--" 31 Tile t---o c--1-&L of rrot as -PS
ti-o t1lis -cr)r
ic7q 'i Ai.-7a!7 t r t 'ally T)- 11
i-' Rc :--e Ccuntly.- 7-i c 24--,-o,:-t cc-,te:,, of 1,284- !-ot'--s
7,:!S -'=C,,vc3C. fro- t' '--L,:DS A-Vgu 'O. D, iin -7 Au --ast over
1. 0 0 s I t 0 s or C r ,+ f .-f,.,,'-" -1:'o- i--ifc!7to"I t'"4gs. n CSO
liertus C ss. In o t
of T -r-r, o rt anc e t'-) A. s e r .
A. J. 7- -c crlont,-1 'inait 7ot, s1lormd
(Aa, : 3E

is l )c,-viLlod L:,bout UT,(,t- jlCS SC)U4,71 Of
nt G -oo,-.cli sDction in nort
to (:, il car,
Vo st ern cz,-,s. A I i., :1,U Ill-, "S'Ption r,,, s found in an orc7.-l,),rd
of Bello, i a. ZI borta, 'F' Iicn -produced no -per,,c'lcs last
C f Cro-o frdlure.

Al fv- a J. Rob 1. s o.-a 22 7-1o or-ontrd fruit -Ot'a is
on in SLu'j-t7rn c-ld Y,r-Ijury.

Y is is s St,-.te Plal"t Bo,-.-OL19 ? 'Osp Rclef"!7c, (Auj-,ust -1 T' ie orientn.1
fruit -,rot'l T-7,rms. rcro:,t .0- i--a olly-":it VITI.&OTy sco.tterc.;d loc,-,.li,ies,
but thic -,-i,.st 4sscido-.7 or- t.-:-,,3c.s -),r s-pr,iyod f or
cul'CulAC --cc+-).;,t1"6-- 'o Sc,"odulo.
L ou i S i,7 W. Z. '26): inj-ared ildlcpte tile
o!-, e o StaFO-, "ore not


Yississin-p 1 P. ID. 8): SQ-V- r,-'l C i--!Ce standing
in )f tr : .t Glovcr. f,-,lr crr ,- ) of fl, At.
O e 4 0
rrl"Ilcr, -d tho oui-.ces
iAt -ot'-i rns -orcF,- -nt in nr, ctic.-,.11-- ICIO -; r c,---t qf t', e (raillcci7, oftey, 2 or 3 To- S nor

For. L. C. C-lovor (S-,-tc Oo" 271): "Doror is c -rc, .

r, n! c t cu t 7. E 7)-,.C'L borrx is nrod-er-tcl,

GccrFia C. H. A (So r I-i,- I-orcr is sc rco in
Cornella; Fc-c lrcsh lins, b- cn o' rv,-,

0. I' e J71r-t to --r tch* this
-t F, rt T'- i s I s
,O-ut two woe. s lf tcr lr ,t i 077(-r,2,Cl-c h,
not yct

Fl.or,da J. 7-tscr 21): C "L)01--- iS 7cdcr -tcd-?'
a b, 'a,. a (I - -, t .

Indiana J. J. D ,-vIF7 25): Pc,-C1 trec boro:!s
re-,Dc rt,,d -"ro- Fc7l,-' r, Kolro-ro, X--.ton, d S, t f roT lu-,us' 70 to
Sc-)tc--,)cr 21.

Tennossoe 7-1. G. 3-u.tlc,r (Ao,- -u-St E L-1 1'370 (in Ro-,ne Cnant ,) IF"-e
lato increrlse .dult --,u--,St 13
nd I.r tli, 30 84 -m y cc-,t of V ,. s'',-zon's
Occ-u-,---Qd. i t'lis
U-Ltil 28.

E. S.-T.73nrn

A.Ir bm a J. 1 Rc- i So is, --od,:?rntoly
nt A

viv s 1 S S 1-n-Oi 20):
r107 t-Tt'r to

LT7! -'- J-Tj 2 r o t r c 1) 11 !7 t

YOT jersey R. B 'L o t 4; (Av:- -u 7 t 1 -,J-C7 curcrl-lo is
"t Ic


SCI_- o0ne (Sont- be r 22),-, ',,,,To qocn-Lid 'Drood tms -proTh e r o so-re injury to unspr.,Ved'
-jeq ar the Yoods in ti
or lic!zf ,_t injury to t":io e-.c' ne,
f ew c cl-- ar d. s

Gecriz;ia 0. 1. sna -, (AU_,-,-aSt 29 TI-111C Second-ggenerrtion larvae are
no- onterin,., m. 0, v,,.,S P or gh
I Vno soil to -o-u-nate. Tl:i e - -secord t' As -erir in Fort Tr lley.

0. -H. Aldo'... (Suotc-rbor 21): PI-aT curcullcs1-re scarce in Cornelia. Ticy are in liberation. A for adults -ray be s-een.,o T. ",'I. P,-,.r!--s 25): TAs InFect still continue's,
scarce all over the Stri-to. Vory fer ble-ris'l-ics on tv)-oles can 'be ::,.ttributed to it.

I n,,! i i na J. J. D,, ,vis (So-nte-rber '-'5): Tllie cur cul i o was re-portcd albund rnnt in -olixrs -).t FoTler Au ,-ust 30.

KrntucIzy T7. .41. P. Ace ?5): 7-ic nlu- curculio is sc,, .rce.
; T a c L-T ur
A. G. ar.d Pssistants ( Sc--)t e-')c r 1 c culio
-as re-oortecl cl-u7ri,?, t1no -ant'.1 7,,s vo,-y -."Ound.,-Int in Lp.c qui
H-en'lic"n1l'i, 1, d Lyon Cou ,ities- (X)stract, JA-TI.

Mi s E our i Ii. Hasa-ran ( So--)t o-rjer ?8): Toa:r-s -ore Pbundant in late
1)0 'c]-ics t'--InIn U'ley have been in foy-rcr years lin Col=.,bia. But little c-le 'by aftults.

Tcnnesseo H. G. Dutler (Ala,--uFt 71)- Adults of the first and second
broods e7erp, ec! fro-r ,oil at invocta2y August 21. Ov e r,7i nt e ring, -.dultq s-oring
U_ Ij __ vTere still
d--)osit-2n,- a fer, eg--7- -n .1ur--last. 'q,,D rvoot infest,;.tion 7Dy
clarculio 7A)c7-1 1, ss V-.-7LI1 V-As yo.-:.r in :-oane County.

0k1,-)ho7,a C. E*L I. Sanoo; 7.- 22): Tln,- -.-lu-r curculio -is -.-rodcrate2;-ln Da -7a J. Y. (Ala,, ,rst 20): rao -.-)l-L= c-arculio is roder.-Itoly
ajundr),nt at
7 Stf- Ie 'Plart 7 oa'--d "Ugust 31): .11 Va oug
__ :_ -, RelcaFe k .11-i
aro--) of 7,s 1-)roducod curculio or rmrr, da,7age
Was 11.eavy uns--.)V Ycft Orc,.Iardp.

C. L Tle, 7Ljjd_ ,SSi!7tn,-rtS Tne -pl-LL-,r_ curculio is
-rbd.(,,r,-,1.tcly -' U!'Iaant in Lee County. Vc,,:.,y -orevelent in late, v,,-rletios of

SHOT-HOLE 3- (Scolytuq ru---jos-u,, -ttz.

J, J. D,-,vis
C c A -,nd t Fort
o,-. ne,c- -lu-r, Se--)te-r',- er 14.

Missispi-p-pi St Rcle,.,.Fe (A-aguct 31 Fri; 1 t
trco to -u-10! i',Icc--n and

F T-1 T.T

_7,T 7

d-- -i o C Ir,- C P-1 t d -- r, ViOl.;Cly S,---t S-cC 7-r s
of tll. -j-t- to :Dr. '-,o rr( tc 7, ,itie of 31
t'-_ t '-I(, iCler t if; 4-' eT
'r. e r -'-,o --c C?,n snccii "-s
I cl- 'and :.--ct -3 r. rocor.-lod. t'lis c ,-cntry nnO -- e
ce 11 s i t i 0 :L" r 7' 17702 A' -r 4
U --Lc. 7 e a-v -(,t
0 P IV t:) f f c t V t 7 c s ss o r t -- r
o" russe -le
o e t 1 f i c, i al

L S 7, R 1-Ict-1--ics G.

Georgin, 0. 1. .2- 71 are V:-- 7 fet t C,-n ::,.-I t
E; c7- tr-,, ,c
r C 07 0- C 7 1

Yort', Dn2:c t,: J. i--aZury
-jr,.7s cn+ 0" --)lcrt4n
0 C---lt C)f t',- ar i
V,,rioty -S 7c]:C not


71, aw Y o rk (2,rTust ?5): fr,-)- citIt n'tricl-s

l7a--!' i nizt oil In -n
7ilcox nic! 77. 7. B,-?c, r -t ?I).fO2 t'llis insect t Pul,,al!v,) .Io woro fol-Ind, 7eve :al
u-nl, .atc'-iod iv( rc found. o-n V-ie under of r,-sn".)C rry
lcf-ves. Or- wlrT_ it 27 7. '7". on El
at C7.iristc, acr,
n s o r d-L t T, v-c c, f c,,nt tc, t'.(7, )l ,ck* o c-

-n5302ASPBERHY' FRU1T, WOIV (Byturus unicolor Say)

Was'ain-ton J. Wilcox (SenteTber-2):' Soil sifti.ngs at Ruyallu-p
s1ioved- 30.4 -oe,- cei-it 'o be n 'he f ii-st inch. None was found b-.lov7 47 i n &n e s Percent _,es in the various stages of development were: 56.6 -uer cent adults, 34.8 ae, and 8.7 ner cent
-per cent. nup arvae. No berries Yere
left on the 1!ines'.

BROTZ7 SOFT SC. .LE (Lecani-ur, coryli L.)

Washington S. E. Orl.,zr.b (S-.,-)te--rber 17): In Texas blackberries the
older canes were -olaotered rl t7-1 a Lecanium, -robably canreae L. Half and sometlzes three quqx ters of these canes werc. Tead, -orobibl _y due to Vne scale, altI-Lough there is a, it at this tiTe
-oossibil y t'nat -hese canes naturaliv die back of yea-l'

A 11TE (E:rio--)hyes essigi Hassan)

Was'hinlgton 7. 7. B nker (J-LLI-,r 13): 17 i 1. d b 1 ), ck b e r r i 0 s Rub I)- s
leuco,,lerris) around Puyallun are TOt' ,!' d, ;OQd, 7_171ita, and b!aC-, by Vais mite. Ifnis s-oecies has never been observed before on this '710sto

J. W lcox anO, 7. 7. Baker (Augast 22-24): Several sevc-,e infestations to Evergrear and 'Himalaya. blach-berr-los liavo, developed near Puyallun and Bellevue. Bush.blac7l-" )e=ies of the varieties Texas, SWder, El Dorado, Ward, anO Kittatinny have beer, ex, i--.-_d ne-,r Puyallu-i-) ax.d. Summer and f ound to co-ntain writes, 'Out no tyn ical rod. be:.,ry symptoms T ere observed.
Re d r d and the rite
as-pbo_-:.-ies arxI logarile-,,ries -ere exaTrine found, but, no red "nerrv syTmtoTrs

G3APE 32717,Y F07H (p ol TC7.-1::Osis viteana Clerp,

gai 0 T. H. Parks Se---)tembor 25): Gra-pe berry rroths are ca-u-sing
consie.ornbin inji):_ 5, 'Ln c,Or,- co-rmorcial. viney,-rdq at Vne west end of Lvkc Erie. T1-ic cle,, rce of infest,,z)tinil is as hig"I as 30 to 40 -oer cent in a fC.17 b,-?d-!.y nL -oq, ILI ed, v i ney a r d s, but does not ,vcrage ove-_ 'thoweqtern (7-,i*o .9-raoe U situo.tion is not so bad as it has bocr. in sorr(,, -orovious ye,-rs. 71,

G:'_ P" TEAFIOPIPER (E-ryt:ironC-.u-_,,q. co--res Say)Iowa C. Y. Ainslie, (Sc-,D ,'c;-rber 14): At Sio-ux-City seve-ral varieties
of t iis s-occies .'-La:vc done !ovor, D injur77+ to gral)(,, :-Ood-binc, ,).nd ot'lacr viiie destroyin,7 t1-Loir a--neaarance and. v i t,:!,I. i t y. T1 -i e, y arc )rcs(mt in snmn,,7, t _s fa1.1, fE vlorod by the recent dry Inot ,7eat'aer.

Nebr,-zkv. Sre iik (Au,' F t t o 71 ) 1: Tne rrane lepflio-mer
r.-Ach in se"',con sl- in no-- -tv ,l nu-rbers
only, -c.v,-lonod 7UCh -u' an Ovri ng Au, nc wood,.- v4.r in V-1, citie-- of cr .stern
discolor ,rl-, Af not iar --r-j-r

Mississi-)1A Strto Plc-,7it t
Te,':ifho -)-o(,r ,-r,,ry rn'o-,Jnf art in Gr or -,e \^ornt-r.

Utph G.* F. Kno-71to-i 14 pf'"ho-ocr continucs to to 7i,-11 I n(I in
so-to CaF-2s to COTTDT .-4121-1'50 71= r,. COIVCd 2t
t'I'As Statlcn co. CO-111111YIrr thi-3 )eF,t _.rC071, T07, f 1!APL77 SCALE (P -norin vitis L.)

Indi --na J. J. Davi-- 5): Cotton,r r yol ronorted
orl gr,"o at Yonon 7. 77c surfaces of t'-,e leaves
sooty Trold fur-Tas, ir.2,ic.- %ting a "i,-'- -vy sc,-,la i I-if r F! t -LII i') 11. 7-"s insect 7-r S ,lzo -"roT- Ridgo-7ille

D-TO:-ITED C='CT 701 j (Pt-ci-onidea ribcsi Sco-o.

7isconsin E. L. Cnarbc-- --- -ndL (jvnc-): 7orT-s as
-0-nd o--- bushc-7 ir,!c Coia-ty.

--rOT sh

tis 7,alMaine 0. -2. P'-,A-,,-)-:s (S--)t1-*-, -r 4 r-re vc-y
t7 "'

Fitc h)

Georgia. J. 23. Gill ct'n A(I -a's
f Al'-ust '0
O Cstructi7'c t7nce t,-(- fi----t
r,,Tr 7-1
ber ir n(,ca-r, (.')1-c.+i,---,!.r
r7 S --ious ocmirrcd 707,')
a J. 2obinson !),2)- T ie 'bInclic is
V7!T-y P"cundrnt, p.,d 7ccrr, trees ^*bc4.!,9

Mlissiesi-A Strte Plpr-t 1 o;,---d (Zvjm;T t I'll): Lc black 7ccon -r 'iid ras
ir Gc.orTo -iJ Stonc,

7 :

C. Lyle a,.-id (Senterrb lr): Rp-ther heavy
InIeStptionS 0-" t7-IF 101.2CI!- -OeC_ ,r YAO rore obsenrod. at Dar-nt nd Lexir-tcn, Oa-1 SOO', ?710er -7 3, by I-ris-oector D. 7. -.s %rory a ,D-U-ndant at Ocoom Snrings,
rand in Jc.c kscn Count7l, soTre -,,)oca.n ta-(-es are.beirv- defoliat e d. 1.1, ode -,-A ol v b a -n 0, -p- t Gulf-port dairtnp, the -Ocrst
two Tmeks.

j j T LIPHI D (1 16 n e 11 i q,. c o q- t -,1 i s F, ab.

Georgia J. B. Gill (Seotr.-rtor C T'his has been unusually
ebur-Aant in sore -)E.can oi c iards, 'but not cap.-Ocar to cause d-efoll--tion or injl)x to Vne foliage, n::.s rmas the case vit]n. 'ae bl*,,.c, rccq--n

STIM BUG oua ,A-oustulata Frb.

Ge or gi a T. L. Bissc ll (Scotorrbor 22): Adj-lts E,,nd 1,- -rge 4yT-olis of
Broc'2,7rrena Fab. rerre jarred in abund.incc
frorr -)ccqn trees encl'Tber at Strouds,
11!o-n--oe Co-u.nlu-Y.

A C 43;' 31. -2= Dolliolellp Rag.

Georgia J.,B- Gill (Se-ntlr ,--Lber 26): For t-ie )--st Varce 7ecl,-.s
ht-ve beei-, zoin.- into printer cm-arters and constructii-,)g tl-,eir on the buds of -pecp, trees. I-nf estption
"by t-As snocies is ras Sovere as ias' been '-n 3oTre

(Acrob,-xis juglrndis LeB.

'Wississi-o-A Sta11C Pl""Ilt '37op- T-io -oocn-n leaf case lbevxer
-as re-?ortc, '. Geor--o, rnd Jackson Col--mties.

-o,: cpm leaf cc-,-,-e is
,roj-,Dartc1L'; P biand-o,:-'t Oce,-.n

C-*.LS-, 3--:, -2 (7,volontilin, c lry,-,),efoliplla Cle-r.

Mississi-D-Oi C. Lyle 1 Poca--a lc, )Tres -ere received from
L aur e On!- sli7f-it injurN 7,,-,s observoc! 071 T)Cc1?1-1qS See.Tingly Viese insects vLrioties of tl-Lat Cr ,, subject to
c n:1 f T Dct. b-7 37asch Se-o'=,ber 1.1, as Tiner,
cr .r,%T efol !ell Clo!r.)

HICXO:','f S--7JCX (Lns-oeyrosi, c.!,ry,-n,- Fitc7n)

Yississi-O-Oi C. Lyl a str nts The -necnn shuck mrrr, is
ccll rce Pt oce-,i,. -7orr- hr-A (, -vscd consV.Crf 'Jle of i,-1-7,-ture 7p ,c. -,ns ir, t'no vicinity of P,, Pcngoula ,,nd
Yoos Poi-nt, vo, to Svot-cl-'.-ier 1.0.


TWIG GIRDLER (Oncideres cingulatus Say)

Virginia C. R. Willey (Sentember 28): We are getting our usual
complaints about the work of the twig girdler on hickory,
pecan, elm and versirrron.

North Carolina W. A. Thomas (Senteomber 2): Adults began emerging from
a field cage near the laboratory Pt Chadbourn today. The larval mortality in the severed twigs collected last fall
was very high.

Georgia T. L. Bissell (Sentember 22): Took one adult male from
pecan August 22, first record of the season, at 1ilner.
Have not as yet observed any cuttin, of t-igs.

J. B. Gill (September 26): Adults of the oecan twig girdler are now showing up in uecan orchards and are causing considerable darrage by severing the branches of trees
adjacent to woodlands.

Mississippi H. Dietrich (Seotember 20): The hickory girdler reported
at Lucedale on Sentember 15 had all emerged, but no new
girdled branches have been found so far.

PECAN WEEVIL (Balaninus caryae Horn)

Alabama J. M. Robinson (August20): The necan weevil is moderately
abundant at Auburn, Carnn Hill, and Lanett.

Georgia T. L. Bissell (Seotember 22): Oviposition has practically
ceased, though a few adults may be found in trees in 'ilner.
Weevil infestation in .rema turely, drooping Schley necan nuts
for July, August, and September was 7 per cent. Infestation
in same orchard in 1930 was 22 per cent.

OBSCURE SCALE (Chrysorthalus obscurus Comst.)

Mississippi C. Lyle and assistants (Seotemrber): The obscure scale is
found nrotty Tenerally attacking pecans in Tallahatchi County.


CITRUS W:ITEFLY (Dialeurodes citri Ashm.)

Georgia J. B. Gill (September 28): The citrus whitefly is moderately, abundant at Albany.

Florida J. R. Watson (Saotember 21): The citrus whitfly is very
abundant. The September brood is very large nd about 10 days


Alabarm J. M. Robi-rson (-AuFust'2)O): Thc citrus Whitefly is ver
a )-Lmdar.-'U on S'arubl er- )..t Iubbrn. (So-iptotber 22): Moderately abundent in Ashf ord.

Mississippi State Plant Board (AuL,rust 31): Th c citrus -;7hitefl, 7Tas
re-ported on citrus in thc southern -oart, of the State and on ornamental -olents in othor sections.

Louisiana W. 2. Hinds (Se-,-)tc7.ber 26): rhit efly is very abund -an t

FLORID, -RED SCALE (Chi- so',r-)'nalus ficus As'-=.

Florida J. R. (SonDto-iber 21): "-o Florida red scale is
-roderatoly abundant.

Mi S s i s s i-.010 i J. P. Kislpnko (So-ntc7rbcr 21): 7ae Florida red scale is !roderatcl5- abundant i-.-. c_;recrhauses at Hatiiesburg, Forest County.

CALIF021\71-1 IM SCALE (Thrzso-rhalus aurantii I sk.)

Florida J. R. Watson (Se-pte-r'ber 21): T'ho California red scale is
bocomin-, abundant on citrus in Piliell,-).s Coui-ity. Tlnis- scale has beo-.-- In Florifta for Tr-,,iiy but has never given us any trou7blo befor-, but in this one county* 'at leestit is
0 -,v -7
evidently 'b-aildin, u-P a rather -i infestation.

Texas F. L. T7'1 ompls- (A-!ag:ust 15): S.' Cl-11-k re-obrt.od that the
rod scale not caused. so -mc'--i da-rage as usual at Wesleco.
1-nfostrtions aro light "),.-,-Cl Gonellally scattorod.

S' IL] (Le-r)1dos-,j:)hps beckii IT07".)

Florida J. R. 7atso-Li (Se- t,=ber 21): e scale is moderately

Yississippi C. Lyle, assistr.nt.s .(Sa-)t0,Tb0r). T120 couple scale is
sc,--lrco i-.-. t.--e eastern -, art of Jackson Co-mity,. and -Toderately
abundant at Gulf-port, THarrison Count It is also 7oderatelr a -)undant on citrus R-6 0 C O M-1 S71 r I 1"gs

Cal i f or ni a Yont'lily YTemrs Lette Los -i nreles Ccunty Agricultur-ql
Corr-rissioner (July 15): T1-io -,,ur-)Ie scale 1-Intel-' in y0ars -,)ast has occi-c-red so-re tir.e durin,.g Vlc latter art of Se--)tc-rbor, October, or Yovo-rbor in Los An-elos Count -70 TI.As season,
l -0-ced 'l-l'-tc7 1ing auito raoidly ,.1017eve", VIC yolm g sc, 10 co-m
the -rid,,'J.o of A-u.,ast. Th is earl-s t e -i"*. nk- S a c quite fpvnrp.olc for sc,,1,lc control J- n in the above

1 .1 w I i A e
in-tn-1- bot" t -' bl '.c3 -ift 6ur- cleq -n be tre-ted
-t t ie s-Tre tirre. 11i' in t',Aq county -.-c n1most c:-r1tir D1,y co-of ircd to tl-e ,,.01Jt'_',i, rn citrias DOI_-nO,-r,
nd 7-ittiur.

C0TTO1'YCUS,1Ic'.1 :1; SCALE (Iccry". )U]:.C-1:: si Y

Tex-,s L. S. Cj-ri rel)ortc- C, t"-t t'.10
c o t t o ny aa s "i J. o ri. scnlc is becorrIn-1 o v, i t e. bun t t' o o,-, V e r iole V-.1le, -i:ound 7csl co. P-,)Or'q 's-io7 it to b, very ge7, ,rlly distribut-cd -nd some evident.

LE,' F-FMC-77D 3UG L.

Florida E. W. B -.,?1P-c,:?. G. 3. Tlc crill 21): 71A 7 inf3ect
occ-I:"s in i_ i sr),re 7rovcs.

.1 LOI EE-77=7 (0-..cidcrcs tex!-=r.. Hc-rn)

T e X,, is F. L. 7-om-s 10): a ,;cirren-. continue to come in
Cn cit:-"Us tr( Cs.

T ST -'IT,,, (P-iy1].oco-ntr.s oleivorus As'irr.

Florida J. R. 17v-tson ?,I): T-,c citr-os rite is rrodc-rrtelz, -b-tmd! 1. orc '! --n for S'nterrbor.

yipsissin-pi C. L- 'le -nd -sFi t-nts (Scn-t-Tb,2r): 7 -e cit-G-1 rust Trit, is
qc--cc-D in t',e of J-&son CountZ ,V :-ne- in Stone
co'J, It -t Gulf-)O"t
rr+o,7..-,.-t :-1-, .'b-,7nd-nt 'qa: risor. Count-,.

-,.,c-us citri McG.)

C,- 1 i f o r n lfont!,ly LoF ComTo 71.!1111 7 -1-AL Acel
ov o. r o, c
fc, -t-tionq to be '! 0_ V',,- I ITI sore groves
out t1-ic sv.rr-r(.r rort"S. T'-,o '2urrid co- (11tion t"i-t emrln,, r tl,,7, high mn-y be t'-(,, re-! or. vTn'," Vic ircccts
survived In corrc i-net-TICOS un r-t*.,iol, T -,rorc

im-sul,-_ris t, xr :,n Bviclcl.)

Tex!,.s F. L. (S--tc-rb :: Rc--)orl-9 rocDived indicr tc rrorc
frorr cl,;t t 1 n in 7 ,slncc.

J- Y (,.,'ilt-U 0,djcUf7

Floridra G. 3. S :nt found on
Sover-1 Occ-sionc t-,(,- -:-F, -long t,
Florid!,, co,- -t from -,v,, Srr-rn to Xo.-- 71c -t



MOLE, CRICKETS (Gryllotalpa spp.)

Florida J. R. Watson (September 21): Mole crickets are giving
considerable trouble to truck fields, especially in Plant
City and Sanford.

Nebraska M. H. venc (August 1 to 31): The common mole cricket
(G. hexadactyla Perty), ha s been more numerous in Nebraska
this season than ever before. DIring August inquiries were received from as far east as Cedar and Saline Counties to as
far west as Sheridan, Thomas, and Keith Counties.

Alabama J. MI. Robinson (September 22): Mole cric:_ets are very abundant
and destroying many gardens in Grove Hill.

LIST. BETLES (Meloidae)

North Carolina C. HI, Brannon (September 12). Various species of blister
beetles are causing an unusual amount of damuage to truck
crops and flowers over the State.

W. A. Thomas (September 5): Sveral.,complaints have reached the laboratory of the destructive vWork of the black blister
beetle (Lic pta pennsylvanica DeG..) _nEgli.sh__y and potato plants at Chadbourn. The infestations seem to be
scattered more or less over the county. This insect was also
observed defu'liating clematis.

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 25): Reports of blister beetle damage
continued to be received duing the past month. During the State fair, September 5 to 12, hundreds of people inquired
about blister beetle control. One morning from 8 to 11 a. m.
sixty requests for information 'n this insect were made at the insect booth at the Purdre Building at the State Fair.
Specific letter inquiries all referred to the black blister
beetle (E. pennsylvanica DeG.).

Nebraska M. H. Swe:ik (August 1 to 31): Blister beetles continued
to be reported as injurious to potatoes during the month of August, although instead of E. 10m {t Fab., E. cinerea
Forst. and our two common species of Macrobasis, that were the dominant species in July, the ,August reports referred
more to E. maculata Say and E. pennsylvanica DeG.

Alabama J. I. Robinson September 22):/ The margined blister beetle
(E. mor'-inata Fab.) is abundant on potatoes in Foley.

-537Mississlppi 0. Lrle and assistants (Septmorber)t Striped blister beetles
(. vittata PFab,) are very abundant in Tate, De Soto, Panola,
Tunici, Quaitman, and Mars all Counties. On September 5
specimens of t. marfinata were received from Utica, where
they were reported. as causin; moderate injury to turnips.
On Augnst 24 specimens of 2. lerniscata were received from Sallis, where they were reported as causing omio nz jury to

New Mexico J. R. Zrer (September 18): Blister beetles, E. penus,,lvanica
DeG., E. maculata Say, Ltta stygica Lec., Macrobasis
longicollis Lec., are very abuneant and are particularly
injurious to potatoes, cotton, alfalfa, and beans.

FALSE CEINCJ BUG (Nysius ericae Schill.)

Nebraska M. H. Swen' (Au-ulst 1 to 31): The false chinch bug badly
damaged a 4-acre cabbage field in Lincoln County during the
middle of August.

Mississippi C. Lyle (September 22): yTsius ericae was reported as
abundant on turnips at Greenwood on August 18, and as causing severe injury to Japanese turnips at Hattiesburg on Auzuost 24.

New Mexico J. R. Zver (September 18): The false chinch bug is very
abundant in all parts of the State, being particularly
injurious to corn and alfalfa.

Texas S. W. Clark (A'agust 28): No damage has been reported as
caused by N-ysius ericae .minutus Uhler, but the bugs were
noted as abundant in grasslands around Weslaco in July.

COLORADO POTATO BEsTLE (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say)

Iowa H. E. Jaques (Aug-st 27): The Colorado potato beetle is
from moderately to ver-' abundant in northwestern Iowa.

Oklahoma C. E. Sanborn (September 22): The Colorado potato beetle
is very abundant.

Alabama J. M. Robinson (August 20): The Colorado potato beetle is
scarce at Auburn.

Mississippi C. Lyle and assistants (Septemoer): The Colorado potato
beetle is very abundant on potatoes in the northern and northeastern sections of the State.

Wyoming C. L. Corkins (August 27): The Colorado potato beetle is
moderately abundant.


Utah G. F. Knowlton (September 22): The Colorado potato ,beetle
is apparently eliminated at Ogden.

MEXICAlf BEJ K BEETLE (EIilachna corrupta Muls.)

Connecticut N. Turner (September 15): The second generation killed
about half of the late string beans in New Haven and Fairfield
Counties. Only well-sprayed beans had a good crop. Heavy
damage was also seen in the extreme eastern part of the State.
Lima beans Vere not so badly injured as string beans. The
second generation is now emerging in numbers. There was
serious damage in parts of Litchfield and Hartford Counties.

W. E. Britton,(September 23): The Mexican bean beetle is very abundant.

Rhode Island A. E. Stene (September 24): The Mexican bean beetle is
moderately abundant.

New York N. Y. Agr. Expt. Sta., Geneva (August 27): The Mexican
beai beetle is scarce in western New York.

C. R. Crosby (September 1): Specimens of the Mexican bean beetle were received from Cheviot on August 31, and from
Kingston September 1.

New Jersey R. B. Lott (August 31): The Mexican bean beetle is very
abundant in Ligonier.

J. N. Knull (September 7): The Mexican bean beetle is very abundant in Franklin and Curiberland Counties and is
destroying the late lima and bush beans.

Delaware L. A. Stearns (September 26): Considerable damage has been
done by the late brood of the Mexican bean beetle.

Maryland E. N. Cory (September): The Mexican bean beetle is doing
considerable damage throughout the State.

West Virginia L. M. Peairs (Auguist 29): The Mexican bean beetle is
moderately abundant at Morgantown.

Virginia H. G. Walker (September 25): "The Mexican bean beetle is
very abundant.

North Carolina W. A. Thomas (September 1): Both lima and-snap beans around
Chadbourn have suffered severely from Mexican bean beetle
activity during the past week. Most of these plants are almost


compltl V eoiae end rlie b cetlIe i s al s at t ac'zi ng
cow _,peasT is r~mt to to eib-it th--e inuris rot
~re soe~e (Spteber21) A --ow-; ocweas in a home gar~eni o~oeI-r:O( today ,)At L be-2tm-. 7were Plim.ort completely
deoitd tl-iithi insect. The ow r oeas W ere adjacent to pole
limais, which havre been oreticll7dotrc'-red..

C. 1:. Bra-non (Au7st '15 to 7~1): Practically unisprayed
beans were destroyed in th--e Wilmin-ton trick-irg section this
season. Severe danmage is prevalent all. over the State.

:outla Carolina A. Luthen (Septem~ber 26): The 1M!ex-icrin bean beetle is veryabundsant -'enerally.

eo rgia C. H. Al-den (Septcz~iber 21): The Me-ican bean beetle is
scarce in Cornelia. Th e n fe(Dst t ion wva s 1. iLh t th is ,-ea r .

-hio T. H. P-trks (Sopternber 26): Th_1e EUexican bean beetle is very
abundant on late string bean Varietios.

.adiana J. J. Davis (Septeribcr '5):. The Mexican bean beetle was
reported as de stru c tive at Liberty laug-ust 18, 'Jinona Lalke August $24, and Logansport September 3. h',ese destructive infestations in northern Indiana are doubtless du-e in part
to the mild -winter of' 19Q 0-31.

entuclky W. A. Price (Septem-lber): The MCL-Aclan bean beetle hias come
back strongly th.'is 7afoliowin- its dei~tdnum.bers in 1930, and bid s fair to be a real -oost in this State in 1932.
There largee -popurlation .n into hiibernation.

annessee J. U. Gilmore and J. 11ilain (Septe-.ber 24): The Mericar
t6ea beetle 4.s leg-,b:an ta usual, en several 7-inds of
beans at Clarks~illre.

Labama J. III. Robinson (September 22): Th2e:cnbean beetle is
mo derat ely abundant In Aubiirn.

Lssissippi C. LTyle and assistants (Spe r:T'he Menican bean beetle
is moderately a~hu.d-ant in th"e noroth-ea stern part of the State,
a-ad very ab'undlant in +he noirtho-Ist corner of M,,onroe Cornfty.

romin~g A. G. Stephens (Sentember 21): Th-e Mexican b ean b eetl e is
scArce in th-e soutlieastern Part ofr i7y.Omin,-.

C. L. Corkins 'A-s 7): Th era e s beetle is scarce
on wheat land. Tlaere- h)_ave I.en no rcports- of d.-T.ia-,e all Artascn.

D"T Mexico J. Ir er (September 18): The Moxican 'beanm beetle is reported
-C~in the northern pa,.rt of t-he St,.ic.


BMAIT LIAF BMITLE (Cerotorma trifrcata For st.)

i s si ssi -ppi G. I. Wortlhi-torn (Septemiber 18): The bear- leaf beetles are ceeal anid unus;ualy -1ev nestations are occurring on beanls an,,. field peas th7,is sea--son at Clevelad.

C. lul (September 22): Mledimrn= 4-njury to bea:,ns 1vzas reported from-i Dn~rant on Se-ptember 5. Severe inj-ary to beans was observed
at U. & M. College on September 10.

BMTJTM CUCI-B2 BYETLE (Diabrotica b-alteata Lec.)

Alabemia J. It. Robinson (Septemriber 22): The belted bean beetle is
very ab-andant in Atmore, Foley, anid F-airhope.

Mi ssi s si pp H. Dietrich (September 20): Thae banded fiabrotica wac
badly skceletonizing snap beans at Richiton and Luccdale early
in the month.

FULLR'S RSE =LE (Fantomioruas fulleri Horn)

Yorth Caroli-na W-. A4. Thomas (September 24): An extremely hecavy infestation
of.4 tile Fallerts rose beetle was observed-I on a;'a exp:erimi-ental
planting of bjearis neax' thle laboratory at Chadbourn on September
14. As many %s a dozen specimens were present onl a single
hill Of bea-ns. Lante in the afternoon these plants were
EaVily dusted. Twenty four 'hours later, numerous eed
specimens were obse--r-ved "beneath th--e Plants. TIhe-e hzas been
no recurrence of th.--e attack.

LEAF-FOOTED BUG (Leptoglossus phyll~ L.)

Mississippi C. Lyle (September 22): On September 4 a corr-spondent at
Valley sent to uis specimens with the statement that the- were
stinging young peas and beans and causing them to fall from
the -vines.

LESS M CORNT ST.AIK 30RM ( Miamopalpouq li no sellus Zell.)

North Carolina W. A. Thomas (September 14): Late beans in the-I vicinity
of thie laboratory at Ch--a6.bourn are being seriously injured.
ThLe stallh is ernter~d near thle base of the plant arid may
be tunneled both upwa -rd and. downwlzard, causing thlepatt
die. ThI'e oTienine'i in the sal is covered with a web in which
thle larva rests wl_.en not eirz

LIKA BAIT Vir,77 BOREM (Monooti lot. -pergratialis Illst.)

North Carolina W7. A. Thom-as (September 3): There is an unusually- heavy
infestation of thi--s insect on limna "bean vines th11is season
about CIba0.bourn. For several years past only,, a few infested
vines could be observed, but now the infestation is genera-)l and
some vi-nes- carry ois miany, as three larvae.


tah G. 7. to-i (Sco"em,,jer 16): A o-f bean.,7 in
an ha7 Jcc-1 n-bsrl-VE 71 -1 r 0 M 3 e, n t r 1aa,- ,age.


I'.,1PC ZT7 C_432AG-7 WC711: (P!---r*Ls raT)ae L.

7irginia H. G. 7al1cer (Sentember 25'- T7.-ie 4mported cab"Da _-e worm and
the c-_1_,ba,7e looy)er are mode.-atcly a7ounO,,3 -nt an-1 been ca-lasing some cq,,anage to broccoli at t",e e7-p,,,ri.-,7,en' st;:).tinn at

Indiana J. J. Davis (Se-?te-_-iber 25): The cp Lb ,e worrr was restrictive
at So,--t1a Bend Se-) .-e..,rber 2.

Dhi o T Parics ( So-Otemlcer 2 ): T-ac cabba-e worr, S
very abundant.

41nnesota A. G. asTistanito The ir.1porter!
cabb-v!e worm was qaitc. -enerai]. reoorte t" Irour,-hout t,.e Stato, seveii co antlers rej ortirv, it 1 7 t
(Ab s t r a c t J. A. F.

Iowa H. E. Jaq, (S -ptcmbcr 24): T'_ _,e Lmportef ca1)'-a,_v,_ worm is
very abiindant, es-peciq17, in nort"-,c-c-n Iowa.

gissouri L. Baseman (Septe ,Iber 23):, lf -As pest been serious all
vx-micr iln Col-,un-ble, and is still or. la -,,, cabbage and

\Tebraska H. (A-agast 1 to 71): T-c ca'-')ax_-c Torm. continue to
be more usuall.:7 t-_,-ou,)le*,Zom,:n t1ie mo.t1i of ki 7ast.

CA-33AG77 LOOPM (Aut, a 7)raosicae Riley)

Ainnesota A. G. Ru : ?les ahc assistant t3onL.c-n-Jer": T,.7e calcbare looper
Was re-ported ri.s ver- .,,)u .ern St. Louis Cor-r.t,-.
(Abstract, J.A.'rz. )

Ussissippi C. 17,?,le ard Pss4.- V-e.nts (Septem c+r)- The cab, -a,-_e loope:- has
"been observcc! feeCA-ri- o.-l t-u.rnipc,, at ?.Iopeville,
jjjt7 Soptem'ocr, and," anO, Cor A 1, Alcorn Count-, 6,arine
doin.r- sr)vM-d a,-e to r!ollar:!s, 711isville, Jones count-r.
Slight to tu,_,nip ,ree.Ic; 9,, C 'rom Coo',.c5ville
on Scpt,, !.ibcr 10.

Texas S. T. Clar1: (Se-ptern-ber 10):
seed beOs .aa,7e becr. severpli, infc,7teC b,,, t'.'-O C ,l j looper
at Weslaco.


1M L7QUEN' 'BUG (1, ar A.
h S'rionica 'Ha hL-i)

Virginia H. G. Walker (Sentem-ber 25): The I-L"EIrlea-ain 1)-L g is rat-'aer
abunde-ait a:-,-id '---as been ca asin.- consi.C7 enable in ,a-2-,,- to various
cro,,-)s in the Yoi-"ol2- area.

Bert-ha, 11. Bennett (October 1): H-and-reC.s of these, are congregation, on Cleom'e or spicier --?lant at Lyon Parlc. No
evidence of damage as yet.

North Carolina W. A. Thomas (Se-' member 1): This insect .- as increased in
number7- and activity very rapidly hiring the past few weeks.
Collards are now in some fields from these at'uaclzs.
Eg- la,---in,- se-em-s to be extremely laea,777 at t'his time.

C. H. Brannon (August 20): T7e ---ar--'eTiin bu- is causing serious Lt amage to corn in the vicinity of 77ilmington,
as well as unusually serious dama.-e to t1ne co-T-h-don host plants.

South Carolina A. Dathen (September 20),: The harlequin b-L2,g is ver- al)un Lant

Indiana J. J. Dravis (Septerf,,Der 25): r.-1,Le 1- harlequin cabba-Z7e was
cl-estr-t3ctive to turn.4ps and- other garden --,Dlants, according to a
re-oort. from Cor-rd-on, Ar-,, uzt 28.

Kent-acky W. A. Price (September 25): The -;,-)arleqain cabbage bug was
reported as troublesome at 3urnsice.

Oklahoma C. F. Stiles (September 28): Tie 13!;,rlequin bu,, iias, been
recently re-Ported- as ,poderately a ,D,--ndont from Dewey- Cowrity,
where it has completely destro,7ed- t',-,ie late. cabba,,-e cro-o. it
has also been re-porte- from oiler sections of t'ae State.

Mi s s i s s i p-pi 0. T ,rle (September 22): The harlep.iii bugs have been ver,,7'
ab-andant in various sections o-J:' S tate ( -nring t'-,+ e pa!7t few
weeks. Man- complai-nt-, in re.-ard to injurr C-3LLLse 'x?, t'.-.em
to fall turni-as and.. ---iave 1-een received.

New Mexico J. R. Z-er (Slepte,7"o-ex 18): T'he cabliage b.L+Lg is very
U-- k parts of t..le State.
ablulda:nt in '-*'-e so7ithern an,,7 western

CA= ,A-GE 77-:15101.11 (THellula undalis Fab.

North Carolina W. A. Thomas (Senterinber 7): Th- cabbage webworm is now
..,,ivinfq7 consiC.erable troiible o.-a sprinZ collards bein, grown for winter iise. T'-,, e 1 ar-v,-a enter e ead and t-,jr-,iels +he lapper portion of the stall- arm! even some leaf otems. Thi s
work usuall71 begins just above w]iore t'-',-e leav-s are attac'-';.,IeL
to t,-ie sta'Y".c. Practical17 all wo-21;: is covered with web.


South Carolina A. LiatIcen 23): "I-Y, we,07701._ s causing
ccnsider-:Lbl,: to cr, _c4fGrous cr(,,,Ds.


PTCKL 7TOMM (D4a--,)_haniq ni'ie.alis Stoll)

South Carolina 17. J. J--7. (Se-nt(-,T-,-0er 2- ): T7 ie nic"--le worm, to,7et'7er
with t.,-,-e melon 1.7 orm 2iy -al i na is cr vsin- severe
damage to --"all pl,3.i.tings iY1. C__'irl,-sVbn area. All
un.-)oisoned fiel%'.s are bei-n- abandoned b- 'the .,.rowcrs. e prod-c-ction of sq,.,ash dtixin,- t'.ie fall r,-Lonfis is re-eer F-I v3r,, as -a res-.,.lt of almost certain attacl-s b,-, pickle worm ar-d nelon worn. The -1 L C. -?- U
.PJ_6kl(, -Tor is attack in- 'lie -bl:,Z.s, stalls, lea_, st,-mrs, and _- rait O-f so',-Laf7ll in t__,ii.s vicinity. Manv plants are 'z-Al2ed bL -fore rc- c.Ii. n t' e 'r-.:Iiti-n:7- cta,,1e.
This sea.-,on tlJe injur r is more severe tlian usual. Droi,_ -_-__-it 1has a.-.,raxatod ..Io in-ect i.-jur-,

R S souri L. 11a.semaii (S(--pte.riiber 28): A a ot-:ior sev outbrca:c
V - t a, e o ov
just appeareC, Colur,,,DL i. TI-1c, D Ic' d 1-10 e
t__Ie State -ant -,ct

:,oui s i,- na W. M Hinds 23): Flc! :le !ori-_s __- avo occlltsi.cned
nunierous col'_Iplaint tuo late cro-ps,"IIar!.7r sqaas'h. The infestcLtion -is ver-7 in sorac localit-!.es an,,! t_.Ic
pr o spec ts f o r P. c ro p o 7'. -e t al 1. c; s qua s i s v, r r --,-:ial 1.

ILIab.!3aa- J. Y. Pobinson (Au,-;us'-I 20): Vie 7Aclzle wor. is ,iod aratela mdant at ad-a'ts aro

Ai ssi S Sippi State Pln.nt Bo-m.rd, Press 31): Tic -pIct;-,le
worm, nr--Ac'i CuC-,.I- i-I.-, r;--C,. ,,pt lemons, 'las been
very destm.ctive.

STRIPM1 CUCU.,3ER 3MML12 vi-',t___ ,+,-. :,,ab.

H. X. Worthlery (Se- otember 103): 7-io strike cilcum,,bcr beetle is veny Pb-am ,,rt in Oentr:l Coii.t-, lso t-Ic smash bv -.

;Orth Dakota J. A. Mazro and w.-_istants (Se-L)tc:i1ior 15): T'ie strinct'L
ber b(.-f.+Ic., is %arce in Gri_,-I;0 Yor _,-_s Coant"%r rmO, mol , llr abc,.i-i !,ant in 0(,)n-i'7.

'rowa H. E. Ja( 424): T' triPo cuc2211"Jer Oetlle
is rao eravt ,,17 In Del3ware, Ixna
and Henr-., Countie,_ --:.nr3. wi-y Jb-.. Cl,iy and Ilimboldt Counties.

Oklalloma C. E. Sanborn (Septeibc. 7 22): T*.,- string cumuii,)( r beetle
is moder_ taly


SPOTTDM CUCT-r1:Th: BF=TLE (Diabrotica dLuo eecim-,pnc tate, Fab.)

Mi Ssi ssippi C. Lyle and assistants (September): The spotted cucumber
beetle is very abunclant in Tu~pelo, Lee County, it ha: s
injured bean vines in several field-s.

Louisiana W. E. Hincls (Septemr.ber 26): Adlts are beco.-iing common
aga-In following scard'it duLring r.mid-sumirmer.


Oregon Ore.-. Ag-r. Coll. Insect Pest Report (jul-r): Tae twelves7)otted. cucumber beetle is moderately abundant in Coos and
Josephine Counties and v-erl, abundant in Pollk Couanti.

1=01T APH{ID (Aphis jossypii Gl1ov..)

Nebrask-La 1,1. H. Swen2:. (August 1 to 31): All th1-rough thle month of
August manlr more thlan the usual number o:" reports of injury
to melon and cucumber vines b,-r the m~elon a*.ohid were received.
These related to th-,e central sections of' the State,
th--ough there were some reports also f'rom the eastern and
western sections.

Mi ssouri L. ilaseman (Septermber 28): Thi1-1.s pest .ias beenr serious t'h-is
year and haics continued-5 to be abundant up to t -e pr- n time
on late cucumbers or melons.


SQUASH BUG. (Anasa tristis Dec..)

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 25): The sq:ash-, bug seems to be
generally albundant. Specific reports were received of damage
to felons and purrpkVins at Washington 2jrgust 22, to squash at ibety mzst 14, anc! to rw.,-i-rins at Cravv-fordsville September 15.

Illinois W7. P. Flint (September 27): Ad-ults of th-e squash bug are
very nuLmerous at tho pres.n t time, being much more abundant
than for a number of -,ear-s.

Kentuacky W. A. Price (September 215): Squash, 'bugs were ger--'erally
prevalent over the State, and. did notable dcuiiage at 1%utrray,
Lexinegton, and Wilmore.

-1545Iowa C. N. A--*,,.slic (Se-otembe" 14): Snu3'f"I'ef7' and all
ot'---'--r cil.curb-its 2 i7-7:7cre in ',*-st 7r-- Iowa
s ca so': It *Li --.s -,-,ulIVi-Dliee- rapif.l- -r)rcsent.
ovi-,oosition ri s obscrvc4 to be contin-aous all s=ier. Ae -Il t s will probablL hlbernqte in n,.:t .-ibers. 7at-ral cncmies
appear to be abse:,-t i-. t'-Iis re.--:,io-., ::ie' oe-. of artificial
contro"L Ilave b-at (---f-Ficac-,-.

H. E. Jacaes (Se-ota-rbe1- 24': Thc squas"I bu.:- is more tIlaxordinarily in rer ,ions.

lissouri 11laseman (Septc:r.n-bcr 28): The late is --)ttractinrr
attc-- -.tion over the State on scrias cs, ar latc cucumbers.

wisas H. 'R. 3ryson (Sc-ptember 23): T'ie !a,-- is ver7r
in practically all counu-L j, E, S.

ississippi State Plant. 3car Press Release 31): S T- a s"11 bug s
were rcs-oonsible for complai---its.
lew Mexico J. p r
Z17 er (Septemlber 18): The sT)ash bug is vOr',I abundant in the sou t'hern a---Ld. ivestc.rn parts of tI--p Staue.

S QUA S 30 R UR (.M e 1 i t- t i a s a t r i f o rm i s To r-diana J. J. Davis 'Septezaber 21: ): T"ie souas"-- ,,Lne borer was
destr,--ctive to squash at Libert, Au-2--nst 14, and PA L fa,-ette earl-.7 i-:i Septez.f-er.

e ra t u c k7 W. A. Price (Septei ,,.ber 25): Tnc sq7a,,3.s'-i vine borer renorte, doin z serious ama-7e to at 7ilmore.


C'RF-ZMTHOUSE LZU TYIR (P.-Ll--ct-tcni-a GlIc'n.

c ai gan R. H. Pettit (Septembor 21): ",,..e celer- lz af 'tyer is more
plentifal t--ian it evcr bcc:n bof"ore in seems
uo cl-ar down to
4. loo present from Co-ant7- in 1---ic
Vic Dn.diaxia Statc lino.



7yorrang A. G. Ste.?hers (Se-oto-' .'jcr 21)- Vic b, ct ic scarce
in tlie or.stcra ant of 77-omln:'

u t ah G. F. Knowlton (Septer,,-er 22): TIio bcot is fron
r *i rn jt-h. T. I aan
moderately, to vc",, abl,-nCa ,.t in nort. G e a ag s
s,.)Otted, ran ;ir, fro!-- sli,7ht to severe.


B7T WEBIORPM (Lo7ostege sticticalis L.)

North Dakota J. A. Munro (Aigaust 22): The only report of the beet webworm
was from Renville County and stated that the moths are so thick that when one walk-s through the tall grass or sweet clover they
rise in clouds. There have always been a few of them but this
year they are very nmimerous.

North Dakota J. A. Munro and assistants (September): The sugar beet
webworm was quite abundant, very thick in spots, and did some damage to gardens. t fed almost entirely on Russian thistle.

SALT-i'ARSH CATEPILIAR (Estigpmene acraea Drury)

Ohio T. H. Parks (September 25): These larvae were attacking
sugar beets in Ottawa County during gbptember. They came too
late to injure the crop seriously, but the beets tops presented
a very raged appearance due to the feeding of the larvae. No
othergcrops in the neighborhood were reported as being infested.

ZEBRA CATERPILLUR (Mamestra picta Harr.)

North Dakota J. A. Munro (September 21): Tiger worms (M. a Harr.)
were reported on Augu st 22 as damaging sunflowers, corn, and
potatoes at Watford City. Another report, received under date of Auguact 25, stated that the worms were very abundant at Hope
andc that they were causing injury to corn.

Utah G. F. Knowlton (Septermber 14): The zebra caterpillar, has
caused moderate damage to sugar beets throughout the season
in most portions of northern Utah where beets are grown.


TIURIP APHID (Rhopalosipham pseudobrassicae Davis)

Ohio T. H. Parks (September 25): Serious injury by turnip aphids
was observed in a field near Vermilion, September 24. The aphids had entered the field from a nearby orchard and had
traveled about one-third way across the turnips before checked
by lady beetles and their larvae. At the time of observation
the 7hids were apparently un'fer control by the predators.

Tennessee J. U. Gilmore and J. Milan (September 24): Turnip aphids
destroyed many earlier seedings of fall and winter turnips.

Mississippi C. Lyle and assistants (September): The turnip louse is
scarce on fall turnips.

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SOTJT-- 1171R17 C.A37 2,.G WO E"I P i c r i s -n r o '- o i c e 3 Ov. & Le c .

i ssi ssip-pi 0. L7-1 e, ( S (-p' e r 2 Lar-vrae ti"i b- J. 1 Lanc--ston as P. woi-e observed o.- -reens at Cool:sviile
and Itta 33ena o-I Septembe.- 15. Onl- sl;Lght injur-- was re-lorted. in each Severe Injury w-os otDservee, or+,. t-,--rnips at A. I.
College on Sel;ten-ber 21.

CROSS-STIRIPED CA3----A--7E WORM (Rrf ,r,7estias rir ,iosalis Guen.

Ilississippi (Septtuember 22): Larvae iflentified. by J. Lan -ston
as PverT eF ,tis r4mosalls were r(-- 71
-:)o,-,te.i moderator, a-b-andant on turnip -reenz at It-ta 2ena on September 11.


PARLS77 TORI! *(Pa-oilic pol.ii-enes 7ab.

lississippi 0. %,le (September 22): on 31 a correspcnr cnt at
Oxford sent i:Ls foiir larvae ofL L liq .2ol-nenes with the infoniation t.aat they were collect, fro,' T ar s 1 e,,. 7,,.Ie e7.tent 0-f the ,-,as not re-ported.


STRA373 M-RY ROCT IVO21,.l (Pa-ia cp- iella Fab.

.Torth Carolina W. A. Homes (Aii-c-ist 11): Sever; :tl of t'--.e older fields of* strawbcrri ,s '---avc Seen almost com,,Dletely C-_tro,red wit'-in t ae past flew by U.Is 'nscc' eatin- the follagd. Yo,, ,.ng
during t'--c -past scomel to b.-- al,.tost .---,t-,rel7T exempt from
these attacl.o.

COLI 7'PTS (Colas-ois Fab.

North Carolina T. A. 11hornas (Ar..,r uzt 25): A 'n-f-cstation of
this insc ct is j,,rc.,,:ent on s--,a.) beans and so-rlbeanr,
a-7 6, is caasin- come

A --MA 'BY-T-IJ7 (IThltica litil7ata Fall)

M-axyland E. Fl. Cor," (Se-nte n-- .er 24): T'-I., I-eetle is C oin:t; considerable


MTINT FLA BE~TLE (Lonitarsus menthaphagus Gent.)

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 25): The mint flea beetle was reported
from LaPorte August 26 and from North Liberty September 11.
The mint growers of northern Indiana are becoming much alarmed
over this new post.


TOBACCO FLEk BEETLE (7pitrix parvala Fab.)

North Carolina C. H. Brannion (August 25): The extremely light- damage to
tobacco beds in the spring was offset by extremely serious
damage to plants in the field, especially the latter part of
the season.

Tennessee J. U. Gilmore and J. Milem (September 24): The tobacco flea
beetle necessitated considerable employment of insecticides
at Clarksville. Burley tobacco was especially subject to

POTATO TI-tM WORM (Phthorimaea operculella Zell.)

Tennessee J. U. Gilmore and J. Milem (September 24): The potato tuber
moth is more abundant than in the average year. It is attacking

HORMORMS (Protoparce spp.)

North Carolina C. H. Brannon (Au~ist 25): This is the worst outbreak the
State has experienced in many years. Both early and late
damage was noticed.'

W. A. Thomas (September 4): These larvae are unusually abundant in the old tobacco fields and in many cases have
stripped all foliage from the stalks and are now migrating in search of more food. Hilndreds were observed crossing a
hardsurfaced highway today.

TOBACCO BUD7WORM (Heliothis virescens Fab.)

North Carolina C. H. Brannon (August 20): The budworm damage to tobacco
this season is the most severe that has been noticed for many
ye ars.



TLAT-H&k=77 APT-12"i TREE BORER (Cnryso"c ot!-_ris fe, ,iorata Oliv.)

Indiana J. J. Davis (Septe7rber 25): T, e flat-hcaded borer v7as reported diiring- September on apple at Indin-na"lis and 1ilartinsvilic,
on Norway ma-ple at Hantin-t;on a-nd 7abash, on hard -manle at South
Bond, and on imapLe (kii no t s-id -occified) at Garrt tt, Para-0n, and Monon.

Yeb ra ska M. H. Swen7.c (AuCast 1-31): More than the usufj,]. nu-!!Cber of complaints of inlil'Iry to trees, by borers were received
durin the veriod here covered.

Mi S si S si-P-Pi H. Dictrich (September 20): Full- -rown larvae were duF, from
the base of P. live -cecan tree nep.r Piave on Se-ptember 15.

11.G T!,0TH (Phobetron -pithecix., S. 3: A.)

New Yo r. C. R. Crosb,," (Auj ist 28): Specimens were received from Boonville.

BAG,VOR,,! (ThyridopterLx c-ohr.-nera.eformnis Haw.)

South Carolina A. Lut1ken (Sc--ctember 26) Ba; worzms Iia-ve been unusoially abundant on arborvitae. this slammer.

Indiana J. J. Davis (&.-,rtember 25): Bagworm,3 were reported attacI ing
arborvitae at Torre Haute and Inidiana-ocli> the last of Auju- It.

Kentudicy IV. A. Price (So.-Ptornber 25): -he bn: 7vorra h, .s causc much darnage to evergrr-cnc in the Strate this ycar. One nurseryman reported having picked and destroyed 15 -.,alloas of the baEsKrn sa s H. R. Bryson (September 23): Dr. R. C. Smith reports btt&worms
present at Manhattan.

H. B. Hungerford (Septe nber 23): The bagworm has dama ,,ed cedars, n in Dol-4 711, 1 .
41 a 3 C o- :, t, i c- -; e,,.1 s o.n

Alabama J. M. Ro b i rL q o i (Auga,-, t 2 0 : 117he bag.:,)r-i is -node-rat,--ly abundant on arborvi-ta- at D -no-mJis.

Mississippi J. Miltoll (Sertember 21): Ma.:jy co rplaints were received durie_ the latter -oart of Aia ,jist a.i t1he first part of Scrote-mber in regard to thz bigrorr. It bcc-i ver- ablmdant on arborvitae. in Corinth.


FALL 7,170R.T (Hyphantria cwtnca Drury)

Vermont H. L. Bailey, (September 28): 'Jork of the faill webworrn camne
ver7 much into evidence during' theI late suirner thro-w-hout much
of the State. So-m-e trees were nearly covered by webs ir the
south eastern section of tho State.

Knode Island A. 1E. Stene (Se-pt~rnber 24): the fall web-%iorin.. has been -..ore
abunda-_nt this year than in any other season during the last 20

Connecticut 'U. E. Britton (Se-otember 24): H. cumea is prevalent throughout the State but -nart-icularly abundant in New, London, Tolland, anid Hartford Counties. Hickory-, and ash seecm to be severely infosted and many trees are sr~a

Pennsylvania H. Y. 1io r thl cy ( Sep tbmb er 16) Fall web-worms are very abcandant in Mrifflin, Juniata_ ?,-,d. ( m-berla-)nd Counties. Verl larg e webs are muident on locust for miles along the Jun-Tiata Riy er.

Delaware L. A. Stecarns (:August 24): Fall webworms are unusually abundant, esrcciaJly-, in norther-_' Delaware.

Virginia C. R. '7i'lley (Se7-otember 28): Fall.1 webworms are rather numerous in RichimonCl on a number of hosts. Th'ey seema to -prefer Ailanthius.

Georgia J. B. C-ill (Septe-mber 26): The fall webDWormn has been less
troublesome than-- usaal in -oceanL- orchards during Auj- Ist ccnd, Sept embecr .

Mississippi C. Ly'le adasitts(Septeuber) D'rn etebe thi insect increased so--ewh7at in -ijecan orchards, 'Out on the v,*3ole the d.xrage~ was r.much loss copnsicuous than usunl. (Ab stI-ra ct J. A.H.)

L oui s i anja 7. -. Hids (September 26): Pecan trees arc beinS attacked
less than usuwal.

GIP-SY MO1TH (Porthetria ditcpar L.)

Rhode Islanid A. "E. Stene (September 24): cgg lusters Lire mlore albuzidazt
than in either of' t_"e last tvo years.

A PSOCID (Ceratipsoc7u's sp.)

Mississippi H. Dietrich -(Sein,:te7mber 20): A socid (Ceratipsocus sp., det.
J. .Lngston) is present in large colonies on the bark of
pecan, oak, andI s cu)- -ernong at Luce?-dale. They do no hiarm,1 but
are noticed by -i-any, an-rd consequently inq-uiries axe nizierous.


ASH1 BORR (Podososia fraxi- Lun,,ger) North Dakota J. A. Ml.unzro (Sente-ber 21): The 7tsh b-orer is very a .-und,?nt at
Mandan. Numerous reports have bcen received ofits in-jury to
plati, 'S ill several otiler portions of the State. Mr. 2". J.
Geor-e writes as follows: "Wh7-ile viiigtac southwestern part
Of' the State the last wee!,- in August I found -practically every ash plaztin,- infested. N o serious breah age or--killi hag has resulted at present (Septembfer 2). It would appear, how, ever, that ,,mac will result in the near' future, as the trees are badly inf est ecd. 1 1

WOOLLY BEECH APTHID (Prociphilus imbricator Pitch) Maryland WI. M. Davidson (September 6): 7W oohllr aphids infesting; lar,,e
numbers of -n1ative beect>- along th-e nortiv esteri branch of the
Anacostia Rr. Icuorobrvtnth only predators seen
were a few large larvae of Feni seca taounis ab.


BIRCH LEAF MINER (Fenusa pizrila Klug) Maine C. R. Fhipps (September 24): The birch leaf miner is very
abundant thi'ou,_holjt the State.
BIRCH SCXLTO'TIZ=, (Bucculatrix canadensisella Ch=mb.) Maine H. P. Peirsorn (Septemrber 25): The birch lenf skreletonizer
was rorporte. Aug~ast 26 as heavily infecting birch in eastern
Mai ne.

A SAWFLY (Pontania ectorai!7 Marlatt) Maine H. B. Peirson 'September 25): 1 iArch sawfly was reported
Aul;ust 23 as* locally abundant on birch. at Oquossoc.

A; i APHTD (Ca-laphis sn.)

Maine H. B. Peirson (September 25): A green birchi a'Thid was reported Aitast 26 as veiry abccndzLt 'on 'irch nt Ca~xt"'t-4;.


BOXELD.ER BUJG (Letrtocori s trivittatiu-s Say) Delaware L. A. Stearns (Se-ntember 19): 3- cldcr bu~s have been reported from Laurel.


Indiana J. J. hDavis (September 25): Boxelder bugs were reported abundant on boxelder trees at Crown Point September 22. Most of the
specimens seen were adults.

Illinois W. P. Flint (September 23): Reports of-infestationare now
beginning to come in. Apparently the bugs are a little more
numerous than usual.

North Dakota A. L. Morling (September 17): Boxelder bugs are moderately
abundant in McLean County.

Iowa C. N. Ainslie (September 14): This pest has been multiplying
for the past two or three years and this fall is gathering in
great red patches in sunny spots on boxelder trees around Sioux
City. Adults are uncommon but rymphs abound by the million.

Nevada G. G. Schweis (September 25): Mr. Lee Burge of this department reports large numbers of boxelder bugs present in southern
Nevada and doing damage to boxelders in the vicinity of Las

BOXWOOD LEAF MINER (Ionarthropalpus buxi Labou.)

Ohio E. W. Mendenhall (September 3): The boxwood leaf miner has
been very bad in one of the nurseries at Marietta.


CATALPA SPHINX (Ceratomia catalpae Bdv.)

Virginia C. R. Willey (September 28): We had quite a few calls asking
for control the first of the month, indicating iZ usual presence
in Richmond.of this insect.

Ohio E. W. Mendenhall (September 4): CaterDillars are doing some
damage to Catalpa bung ei in a nursery in Washington County.

Illinois W. P. Flint (September 23): The catalpa sphinx has been very
abundant in southern and south-central Illinois, completely
defoitn man salloaa
defoliating many small catalpa plantations as well as catalpa
shade trees in lawns and parks.

ELM LAF BEZTLE (Galerucella xanthomelaena Schrank)

Vermont H. L. Bailey (September 28): The Ma leaf beetle was moderately abundant in Brattleboro and Bennington. Evidence of its
work was noted at Winooski,which constitutes the northernmost
record for Vermont.

Connecticut W. 7. Bri tton ( Sept embjer 24): X l thnuc'h the activTities of this
insect are now a )out over for the seaso~ it is a _-ooJ. time to
report on -cneral -orevalcnce. Much inj-uu_- resulted to unsprayed
el7 trees t rou out Connectic.t ex o ssibly at t'he hij -er
eeations;. Less injury "or instance in Lthil onyta
elsewhere, though injury -present t'; ere at the lower levels.
All alonr; the shore a-nr throuLk1$out the central valley area of
the State there was mu-ch injury. Many trees were defoliated
and have since -out crop of small leaves.

Ohio E. 77. Mendenhall (Se-pte-iber 8): A severe outbreak found on
elm trees on throe pro-merties a' Lagon.> Avenue aind MLain Street
in Springfield. This is the first outbreak reported fro- SprinEfield, although infestation occurred nearby.

WOOLLY APPLEW APHID (Briosomna 1z:niigerum Hauc7.)

Wisconsin P. A. Thatcher (June 13): Many elms in Tre- pealeau County are
infested witii black aphid-, that cau-_se a curlins of the leaves.

Nebraska M. H. Sw'enlk (Aue-ust 1-31): Over the sou 7th-central -oert of the
State, frm-- Boon-e, Greeley, Platte, hd.):!s, and Nuelcolls Counties West alone the streams and in t'h-i cities, the elm trees
Were heavily infested with a-0hids durinL& These insects
produced such copious, cuanti ties of houcy'edew that it dri-,-ined upon the sidewalks, fences, and other objects under the trees, much to
the disgust of -asny complainants.

ZUROPL. _- MIM SCALE (Go esy-tna:ria snulria Mod.)

Ohio EK. W. Mendlenhall (Au~iust 29): Tho limbs of the elm trec-s onl
the Ohio State U-iersityr campus are, d'yin;- on account of Daropean
elm scale. Nearly all the eln trees in and about Col-xr,7us are
badlyr infestel-.

Iliadi ana J. J. Davis (Ser-te-ber 25): Diuronocan elm, scale was reported
abundant at Indliana-oolio Sentem7ber 11.


ITASRT7C- GALL APHID (Gillettea cooleyi Gill.)

Massachusetts 2. P. Felt (Smcbr25): Th It'- s-aruce 1al a-phid,
Gilletteza coole ri, was re-nortod -s c~va abudant on Douas
fir in the 3os-'Uon area.

?_""O'CK sAT0"(:Lllopia f4 scel laria Guen.)

Maine H. B. Pcirson (Sertember 10): Mt~a.vr u~tO
hemlockc near Lincoln.



HICKORY P~HYLOXZYI (Phylloxera carvaecaulis Fitch) New York E. P. Felt (Se-pte-.Th er 25): The hick.-,ory- leaf" stem xphid,.
caryvaecau-lis, was re-norted in sm-.all numbers from a Long Island


HICKORY TUSSOCK MO'-H (Halisidota caryae Harr.) Fenn sylva:nia J. E. Knull (August 28): Caterpillars are very plentiful on
various forest trees, es-peci ally linden, throughout Potter County this year.


LOCUST BORER (Cyllene robiniae Forst.) Indiana J. J. Davis (Sc-pternber 25): The locust borer was destructive
at Marion and Lafayette early in Se-teiber.


MPLE BORE~R (Synanthedon acerni Cm.) Indiana J. J. Davis (Scptem7-ber 25): The ;naiple sesild (Synanthedon
acerni) was re-oPorted from Indianaroli's Augu-st 31, attacking
maol e.

WOOLLY LLU L2AZ SCALE (Phenacoccus aceri-cola King) Connecticut W. E. Britto-. (Se-ntem-ber 23): This scale see to b:-e'nore
a'oumdant on sug.s, i?;w-anle around New Haven than for several years. New Yo rk- 'E. P. Felt (Sep,,te--ber 25): The ma'~le Phenacoccus was reported
as b eing, injurious to sugar -ema--les in-- the Pough!!:eepsie are.


POUND-HEAD""ED BOP IRS (Agrilus spp.) Pcn-nsylvania J. N. Knull (Se--ptember 1): OaIks throughout Pennsylvania are
showing brown leaves on small branchlets. The injury is largely due to the girdling ha'Dit of the s-all larvae of A. arcuatus
Say. This insect soe--,s to be abundant this year. Many trees

'keen attacked b,,r the two-.linpd .(.-eqtnut have also Ll -lorer, A.
biline.--itus ','clb... The vitality o., he i t- --i-faf--ted trc,-s h,- d been JOV!ered 'by def _'ji
oro., durinC late a-- by tlle drought
of 1930-31.

FRUIT 'LR= LE IF ROLL= ('d;acoecin -.,--rgyrospila "Jalk.

17i s c o 1-1 si n F.- A. Thatc1ner (June 13): Lecf -Ire Vpr,,r a" Dundant on ,oak trees in Tre-!-r,3a1ea,,- Cni)-nty, nrovettinz- the develor'nent of the leaves.

OAX S*11G I"RTYER (1---)er-nallus vill-osus Fab.

Maine TH. B. Person (Se-pte-nber 25): The on!7 twio -primor infestation
is ver,-,?, he%vy in Fr ii! :lin.

C. R. '.7illev 28): A severe infestation was observed in a C-rour of lp.r 7-e o.-)k treco. a lf .wn near -iCi CS arf in Mathews Co. Se7te-,ri ler 2.

A LELlrl MIYER (Cla-lerari-1. co-n -10--jratella Zell.)

"Mississippi G. L. Bond (Aagust 29): Injury tc oL--', 1E- aves fro:n the Me-orial Foundation of Laurr.7 v as -er. severe .n trees in various -n,,-rt-. of t1i cir have bc -,, ln ertvily infe,, ,ted. (Det. A. 3!,-, Sent. 1.1.

AA L-'iC-: BUG (Corythuc,-Ici florida-ia Heid .

Flo ri da E. 3f rt,rr amd G. 3. Merrill (Scpto-,iber 21): S- ,eci-ons fro-n
oak were receivoO, Lro-- Fort -iorce.

OBSC= S^-'.TZ (Chrysomf7-alus

Ohio E. 'J. Mender-in,%il (S, -rte-iber 3): Oa' -- ta oes in ZdEm-ewood ParlC
Addition, S- rizi,:-field, are b-d -: fe, ted rith the obscure scale.

MOTH (Lagc a Lisrata Pac'c.

Connecticut W. ". Britton )( -,3te-:,.ber 2" c s ,),7 ta Faci is re
ed --nore a'D-andcint U= l On I=-LE' -),nd straviocrr" in ITian-tic, :Iast anO. S,)u 17, r -allF I I 7E

NA17TUCTET PE7,1, S'WT MOTH (.,qh c.L-onia :"rustr. Sc u-J-d.

FQnnsylvania J. Y. m--jull A 1., a-;y 1.- Jfcstation o f t h C, Nantucket sh,)ot -oth w,-'s report ,d tn a nl,, --:itatioll of nitch pine (Pinus rigid ct.Chey-.c,7Y,,4


EUOPEAN PINE SHOOT MOTH (lhyacionia buoliana Schiff.)

Cornnecticut R. B. Friend (September 23): The EuDropean pine shoot moth is
common in many plantations of red pine in the State, particularly in the southwestern part. Considerable spread occurred this

PINE DEVIL MOTH (Citheronia sepulchralis G. & R.)

Alabama J. M. Robinson (September 22): The pine devil moth is moderately abundant. Larvae are feeding on pine needles in Thomasville.

RED-ITADED PINE SAWFLY (NTeodiprion lecontei Fitch)

Pennsylvania E. P. Felt (September 25): Leconte's sawfly is somewhat prevalent in the Philadelphia area, half-grown second-brood larvae
being abundant upon shoots of Scotch pine the third week in

AB30T'S SAFLY (Tenthredinidae)

Mississippi C. Lyle (September 22): Sawfly larvae (not yet determined)
were reported on Setember 15 by Inspector R. P. Colmer as stripping needles from pine trees at Pascagoula.

WHITE MPINE WEEVIL (Pissodes strobi Peck)

New England E. P. Felt (September 26): The white-pine weevil has been
somewhat generally injurious over much of southern New England
and southeastern New York.

PITE LEA SCALE (Chionaspis -ninifoliae Fitch)

Indiana J. J. Davis (September 25): The pine leaf scale was abundant
in spruce at Datesville September 12.

Mississippi H. Dietrich (September 20): A scale (Chionasois -oinifoliaeheter,, det. L. 2. ,tyers) is quite common on young slash
pine (Pinus caribaea) in swamps of northern Jack!son County.


A GALL MITE (Eriohyes populi Nal.)

Wyoming C. L. Cork:ins (September 18): A gall which has become exceedingly serious upon certain varieties of poplars at Casper has been identified as Erioohyes poouli. Trees 40 to 50 feet in height are covered with galls from top to bottom, and on the
sides of large limbs. The galls are of unusual size and abundance. Dr. Felt calls it "an extreme infestation." It certainly is very unusual.


POPLAIR T=,In ',T,%XzR (Ichth -.ira inclu-,- t.rbn.

Ohi o V1. (A,,i,,)ast 29): Many ri Ilo-vas in central Unio
are infested rith larvae of the po-olf,.r te-,t

Indiana J- J- DE1,710 (S _'Tt0-nbC'r 25): D,e po-nlqr '11,7-it ma, _-er was nbmdant and- -,)arti,--_lly defoliated Po-pl,)*_,, at Difavette, Sc ptc-nbcr 4.

PUSS CATFILFILTUAR (!,-Aegalo-pyFc o-oerculari s S. & A.) rg i n i a C. R. Wi 11 e v (", r) t emb er 2 3 S-oeci-n L-ns of
j p-s-, caterpillar
rere sent in fro-m .'!averle-,- by County A e-at C. 7.7. Hubloard. They
were ta!.en from -oussy v--illow Se-,pte-nber 17.

"iTILLO' -OR= (Cryptorhynchus lanathi L.)

Washington W. W. Daker (Sertember): Ferdinanea ae-1-icoloc a-d one small
dirteron were fou:id livin' 1 ---' in t-he frass It the exit holes earlier
in the season. Till recently v,- h, not :._o,.:.nd 4-11 is species infestin ; c-m ,thin.., but tvo or t'rir, e pillows, but one poplar ras fo-L,.nd invested on th, -),-nd the willows, ovcr a much or *I* zed have been f o-azd
more extensive area than we -orevi.o -,l* rea
Uo be infested to a slight ext,-nt.


A VV"27V!L (Pi s-pWashington W. 'il. B V-er (September 22): Mr. T-11annum, horticult-.iral insnector for Count ,, co.-,.-J.derablo d.a-.a,-I-c in one
plantinC of Colorado blue s-Pruce at 2 Arlin,,,"ton. One .Iat*--,!e
7 I r. 7h aar-im
s-Pruce at S ,dro-_'.'.ooley was also reported infested.
descri-Ption, and his,,:-,,,nition of a in our colicction,
indicates that t1ie insect in n-estion I tnis

SPRUCE GALL APHID (Cher- -iE)s ab i e t i13

Mine H. D. Pe;.rson fSc-,,te7ber 25): TTero is a heavy infestation
o the spriace &,ai .. louz,E, on srr-ice in. a plantation -.t '-ri ,,,'Aon.

New Yo r1c 0. R. Crosby (Aii,-ust 28): Sp ,ci-n-.-is of the anhiOs were received from ".1- s 4- field, v; -iore the,- wtrp -.ttac!.,,1n- snrucc.

AY, LPHID Q izIS ,-is pinifolic- Fi tc'-"1)

M,,).i n e H. D. Pcirso-i 25): Ti- spruce call (P. pi-nifolizle)
is Prevalent on -nrace .1on,- t1-.(- co ,s as far e, as '4al-te


SPRUCE BUDL0EM (Harmologa famiferana Clemrn.)

Oregon J. A. 3eal (July 13): A budworm was found feeding heavily on
white fir, Doujlas fir, and larch in the Wildwood camp ground in
the Ochoco National Forest. Supervisor Kuhns, of the WThitman
National Forest, reports large areas of dead and dying white fir
in the vicinity of HalfwayT. He says the budworns were killing the fir in this area on September 5. (Specimen identified by,
C. Heinrich.)


SYCAMORE LACTJUG (Corythucha ciliata Say)

Connecticut NI. Turner (September 15): Sycamnores along the west shore and
Suffield were heavily attacked; also in the Housatonic Valley to
the Massachusetts State line.


WALNUT CATERPILLA.. (Datana integerrima G. & R.)

Virginia C. R. illey (September 28): The walnut datana is very abundant in Richmond section, occurring on black walnut, English walnut, pecans and hickory. It created considerable interest due to
its habit of clustering on trunks for molting.

Georgia J. 3. Gill (Sentember 26): There has been a very light infestation of the walnut caterpillar in pecan orchards of this
section (Albany).

Tennessee J. U. Gilmore and J. Mila& (September 24): Numerous instances
of complete defolition on black walnut were noted at Clarkville.

Nebraska M. H. Svwenk (August 1-31): The walnut caterpillar stripped
many walnut trees of their leaves in southeastern Nebraska during August, and was the cause of many inquiries and complaints.

Kansas H. R. Bryson (SeDtember 23): Dr. E. G. Kelly reports that
practically every walnut tree between Manhattan and Lawrence
has been defoliated. Observations in the vicinity of Manhattan
indicatexthis condition to be true here also. Dr. Kelly also reports Datanas attacking apple and oak rather generally over the State. Oa apple, and sumac have been defoliated at Meanhattan.


0 RNAMENTAL PLANTS AND LAWNS BUMBLE FLOWER BEETLE (.Ehoria inda L.) New York W. E. Blauvelt (Septeoer 7): A specimen of this insect was
collected from gladiolus at Penn Yan.

Nebrasika M. H. Swenk (August): Farmers in Holt and Greeley Counties
reported many beetles devouring the milky kernels at the tips
of the corn ears.

ASH-GRAY BLISTER BETTLE (Macrobasis unicolor Key.) Alab ma J. M. Robinson (September 22): This beetle is very abundant
on clematis, destroying vine foliage in Birmingham.

THREE-LIIED POTATO BEETLE (Lea trilineata l01iv.) New York C. R. Crosby (September 1): Specimens were received from
Rochester,where they were attacking J.apanese lantern plants.

A GALL MITE (Eriophyes eucricotes Nal.) Massachusetts E. P. Felt (September 25): This insect was received from
Boston where there is apparently a somewlhat general infestation.

COTT01Y-CUSHION SCALE (Icerya purchasi Mask.) Georgia J. B. Gill (September 26): The cottony-cushion scale has been
reported from scattered localities in southern Georgia, the
infestations being restricted. to ornamentals.

WHITE PEACH SCALE (Aulacasis pentagonaq Targ.) Maryland E. 11. Cory (September 25): The West Indian cherry scale was
observed at Takoma Park on ornamental cherry.

LACEBUGS (Tingididae)

Mississippi C. Lyle (September 22): Severe injury to verbena plants by
lacebugs at Kosciunko vas reported on A-igust 27. Chrysanthemum
plants injured by these insects were received from Batesville
on September 17.
GILNT HO1iT (Vespo crabro L.)

New York P. M. Eastman (September 10): Specimens of this insect were
received today from Walden. The sender stated that they are
attacking lilac bushes in a vigorous way, They ;irdle the
branches, eating; the bark. When the shadow strikes the bushes,


they immediately discontinue operations and go to the bushes
on which the sun is shining. Their destruction undoubtedly
will be very serious.,

B. A. Porter (September 24): A report has been received
from Larchmont of injury by the giant European hornet to the
young bark of apple trees. The sme insect has been reported
from Narrowsburg as feeding on pear fruit.


ALDER FLEA BEETLE (Haltica bimarginata Say) Maine H. B. Peirson (August 24): This insect is very abundant on
alder in Eastern Maine.


SALT-LMARSH CATERPILLAR (Estigmene acraea Drury) Indiana J. J. Davis (September 25): The woolly bear caterpillar was
reported as defoliating asters at Corydon September 8.


OREPE MYRTLE APHID (Myzocallis kahawaluakalani Kirk.) Mississippi C. Lyle and assistants (September 15): This aphid is very
abundant, accompanied by mildew, on crepe myrtle at Natchez.


SUNFLOWER WEEVIL (Phodobaenus 13-punctatus Ill.) Mississippi J. Milton (September 21): Cocklebur billbugs were found to
be injuring dahlias seriously at Corinth September 12. They
were boring down through the center of the stalks, causing the
plants to wilt badly.


EUONYMUS SCALE (Chionaspis euonymi Comst.) Virginia H. G. Walker (September 25): The euonyrus scale has been
very abundant and has caused severe injury to many euonymus
shrubs in end around Norfolk.

Mississippi R. B. Deen (Se-.tem' er 3)': T7.o euon,, c scale lr q
kille". several Euon7,---nis jj,- :ponic shrtits --t Tu,,-)elo, Lee Oouxity.


TI-EIPS (T'f,;,snnoj, t era)

Connecticut N. Turner (Septeriber 234): One ; with -,!,-,out 20,000 bulbs
lost mosto of his blooms; anct-_11,3r lost 6'_-,out 10 per cent. Otherwise the thrips, tat Icu 71-i univcrs,- 11.,- present, are not serious,
Four sI-ecies hr ve been fou-v .; a,,_-: ,-.rently -none of them are
Taeniothrips [:la:,.ioli M. & S.

GLIIDIOLUS TMIFS cla"ioli E. & S.)

Ohio E. 17. Men.1enhi.,.11 (Sopte.- oer 14): This insect, was -I.estractively
abun Iant in Ohio for t.-.c first time in 1930, it 'id'ble LPI.O'C'e in the Clevelanc! area. Tilis year the cz:.iage
has extended fart',_er south vai,-' is a,:=dart -t Ravenna and other

New York' C. R. Crosby (September): SIecimazis of t1arips were
received from New Hartford Au ;ust 25; Morton Se, tem."ber 3, ?zid
C.,ierr,, Crock Septer..,ber 8.

7. E. Blauvelt (September): Specimens of gladiolus tiril)s were received from Victor 16, Rochester A7_just 28, and
Syracuse Ser)terber 5.

1-121170 JZRSZY TrEA

A SCILL-E ETSECT (T,. .r 7ionia

Mississippi H. Dietrich (S apter*ber 20): .1 scale .(R. helianthi, clet.
L. E. Myers) wns so r tu,-,aant on New J, r2c-,17, Tot-, (Cea--.otI.,LIs ,v.,ericanr) in the woods ne 7x on 24 th"
many of the plClnts hz d ,een killed.

G= '.1HOUSE C".TTIP= (Scuti-,erqll : inimacul 7t-i ITeup.)

Ohio W. 1.1endenhall 9): Sweet -,ea vines in onb of
tho greenhouses ij. m nia are sufferini-, PfeRtly on accoclait of
garden centipeCes,

I n di cU-In J. J. Davis (Sert-7 t,er 25): '.T,-_at, vias t1no reeILIOUSe
centinede wrs rej-orted g svie(A )oa at Kokomo 1,4 iist 24,





MOSQUITOES (Culicinae)

New York P. M. Eastman (September 18): Owing to excessive moisture
conditions, mosquitoes have been very abundant for the past
two months and were extremely, annoying to citizens living
in the surburban sections of Albany.

Alabsamna J. M. Robinson (August 20): Mosquitoes are abundant at

Missiscippi C. Lyle and assistants (September): The salt-marsh
mosquito, Aedes sollicitans Walk., was especially abundant
along the coast during part of the month. More complaints of various species (Aedes aegypti L., Psorophora Dosticata Wied.,
Psorophora charperico D. & K., Aedes atlanticus D. & K.,
Aedes trivittatus Coq., Aedes sollicitans Walk., and Megarhinus
septentrionalis D. & K.) were received generally from over the
State than at any time during the smrmner.

K. L. Cockerharm (August 25): On the night of August 25 the
Mississippi coast was subjected to an influx of salt-marsh mosquitoes. Since that date it has been almost impossible to remain out in the fields or in grassy places. They are very numerous at Picayune, a distance of thirty miles from
the coast. The species concerned in this rliRht" are
Aedes sollicitans Walk. and A. taeniorhynchus Wied., with the
majority of them belonging to the former.

EYE GTATS (Hippelates sp.)

South Carolina J. N. Tenhet (September 23): ze gnats are worse than for
many years. Sore eyes or conjunctivitis is almost epidemic
among children in this community. It is very unusual for eye gnats to be so abundant and troublesome this late in the fall.
Possibly the severe drought and continued heat are responsible.

Florida W. E. Dove (September 17-20): Z'e gnats (H. puisio Mall.)
were numerous at Marianna, Live Oak, Lake City, Pensacola, Panama City, anid at points between these localities. They
were present about the eves of persons and theeye's of cattle.
At different places conjunctivitis was reported by laymen.
This species was commonly observed. about the eyes of persons
on the coast. According to fishermen, "sore eyes" occur during
the fall months in the vicinity of Mobile, Ala.

'D_ .

S! i s'; i P-Pi r;. J 'C'11. C*_'- sc- Y C" 1 --7-3 gnalts ,,r e
bein7 esneclallv i i Lq s c -_- c e L, i i s o -LI t

R. P. Co 1mc Se-17)45 er:b I): E--c b en ver ,
abun,'t, t in o-- j.?c'.soTe7 is S. 77. Clar,- 10): 7-, e n a t .xive ocen vcr-,
an,3 an-'io-.,i- ,_; 6-i-Li7 tae nast 7,!ec-s 7eslaco.

FXIM KI7 ,S (C'qlicoI ez sp-n.)

Yorth Carblina D. 7. Hall (Septer- J-_: r C. Poe,-N,-., U.10
tropical sand. w,- s _-I:'o-Lr_-'.'I, fro_.17, -tnn, N. C.9 to
Charlof ton, S. 0. T.: t i, .rea --elloVV san flies,
princip.-il 1-1 C. :7elj CUS Coq. w -rc r.-.ost = erous. 0 t"I- e
species were collected, V:iis are--i.

South Carolina J. *P. 7all, D. '"I. Hall, am T. E. Dove 20 to
Se- I -; ea n
70): S'a nd_ fll s to -is as 0. --ell- -. s cont ue .
to emorf-e i.i c, ,--' loc-. '( d c v. r !- : .tv.ral ',)r(,e-1in;:- areas t: rcu_Iiout
the mon. th. As t'.,-is sp.3cics incro::,f;o-I i:- mimb r, C. s1iovve,4 a sli,7 U 0 U -pk c i e 1.
.L ch' e-rease. Tlie 1 t'er +s r), '-opi-pl POn A,7_- :st 30, C. Hoff. to emcr_o -_- s"ICII
c a,- C s M".Ie
': . bccor.cs i-nost t'--e a-itul.t- and
s 'PrinF: zmont'_-_ s. Sund flies wc:oe -prcse-_-'t in at
CAarlt. oton on Se-tembcr 10.

Florida 17. 7e,. Dovc,: (.9cptc."ber 19-10): ITortl of
C. f-o.-ens werc very es-peclall-y abo lt 5 a.m.
"--e C. 7.,311 -,s nre_-e = -_-ous smit'a of
J. iclz:sornville. Ct---cr also were er. c oun I,- C, r (- d.

Als,.bana W. E.. Dove 15-20): Sj ccirn,?rs of C. mellacis
Mississippi a.-v'_ other yellow r, ? nI 17 1 i e coll c! t C t 1 0'ji 10, A la
Florida, Gul'Lport, Miss., and Pa-.-a-ra City, Fla. At t1le-se localities
C. f-u.renO was presa--it ',)ut i'n szr-all ,,r _'r.1 7in-0 0 r s F i s__ le rl- i (11 Ill r, porl- an-nc yance tie

D=- FLI'-:S

Plorida 7 1) o v C e r c -,:'J E r 2 C Tc -,t Jac'-sonvillo I'deer fl*es"
U U, rrc e vr, t.

Alabam W. E. Dov-!-.. (Scptc_:,bc 13): lic,,s" aro ai-'oyir_,_- t'-ie
mars,_ r c i r i n s 4 'n i t,,,.


NJA' FLEA ?2e irritans La.)

K-n s- s H. B. ~r~*rcd(Sept c.-b-)r 28): A ver- LeavyT i:, gestation
of the hun-an fle, in a "barn 77ard -near Overbr(oi:- ",.as been giigtrouable for t.e Past -ear. This smm-er thie farmer renoorted thlat h.-e could not !.eep his tea uancder control in
tr,,Tin- to cultivate corn near the swi-e -:rard. The fleas were
ast on i lii ~~-

=111S (Ctenci~halus sp-p.)

F\ew York TV. B. Blaovelt (September 7): Specimens of C. canis Curtis
wer: r .coived frorm, Tultonville, where thney woere infestinig
a I i us c

W7. Moore (September 28): ~ThLrou: h or Uft~fiia n c oianice s wo rl:in- in Y-cVT Yor.- City since 1908 1 hAve obtained
thI.e in-if orat io n thLat thi-s year is probably the greatest year
fLor f lea) abundance of an.- sin_-ce they. have been in business.
They also m-entioned thae abundance of fleas in,- 1916.

South Carotina W. E. Dove (September 1-20): Cat fleas (11. felis Bo-oche)
and dbg fleas (C. canis Curtis) have been an-no-ing at Charleston.
in one instance, visits of neigh"_borly cats during one week
resulted i-1 an infestation of a residence.

Illinois 10. P. Flint (September 23): The *usual mber of reports
haove been received. concerning flea infestations, most of
th_'ese commAn'. fromn central Illinois.

Kentuck~y W. A. Price (Septnt er 25): Forty-two inquairies were
reee th-,-e office of teState Matoriologist duLrig t he past 30 dayrS in regard to the control of fleas. Practically
all were dog fl~ea inf11estations in houses. H. B. Huingerford (September 28): There are several serious
infestations of dog fleas in Lawrence this monthI. In one
neighborhood. the lwns are abun-dantly infested muhto the
unhap-piness of th.,ose who dwell th-ereabout.

CA T L"~

STAMILE FLY (St-ooK,-s calcitrans L..)

Maryl1and Berlin-Ocean,1 City YTews (Septeamber 17): Clouds of insects,
m.-ostly -flies ,and ositeswept over a 20-mrile area along
the 7orcester County~castal peninsula, south of Ocean City, Friday anld Saturda,-y, invading hIerds of wild cattle and wild
ponies, leavin,- twventy'-one dead animals strew-n along the beach
betweaen- Ocean City and G~reen Ruin Coast G-uard Station.
The insects drove th'e wild animals from the beach into the ocean surf, where they drowned. Others, bitten by the pests, wo-r 11naPble to reach the surf and, weak ened by loss of blood,


fell down on the boac.-I, 11.1ere werc riuick17, exte=ninated.
Batlaers at Ocean Cit,- on Friday were c,).-stantly annoyed. by insects, evon w7-1-ile bat----inz in ''.,-'c it was reported.

S. L. Crost:iwait (Sopt mber 14): S. calcitrans is re-ported attac'rin,- horse, 110,gs, Cattle, and rn-x.les in 77iconico I'lountyi,

North Carolina D. G. Hall (September 15-18): At points on the Atla ntic coast
and bctreen Wilmin.-ton, C., a is species
.,-dl Charleston, S. C., t.1
South Carolina was found to be the most serious nest of livestock in tilis
area di)ri--,.g Se-ptembor. Dairies rsportek' large reductions in
nilk prod-action. Some cattle vier -, riven to sheds for -orotection.
breeding places about barrS ap,)ear to be too s--iall to account
for t*-ie larze number of t-'-ese flies.

South Carolina Cormandant at Fort Moultrie "Sentonber 10): T'--- e a---L7.als at
this army post arc zi-rfferini7 greatly -['rom -An inv-asion of
S. calcitra-.'I,--. 77ith t1le '-elp of ,I-ie department we were able
To rid '-bursclv-I-!r, of t'--c first i:,ILli3x. Since then t'-- e vii-nd
Changed, we -ot another cropanO. are now a,**air.

'Flo ri da W. E. DovL-,.- (Soptembcr 116-20): m.-,o do- fly (S. calcitrans
was observed on cattle all Pcns-.cola and ---a --ama City. It is
considered a serim-,s postu of cattle a--.(', t4o,-- 3.rd is often
annoying to rian.

issouri L. Baseman (Septeffber 23): T'.ie county agent at Perryville
reports. --enera1 serious outbre-lhs of stable "lie:-,,,

1 aba;-na T. E. Dove (Septemlocr 16-20)-. The dog flir was observed on
cattle at Mobile.

Vississippi W. Z. Dove (SePtcr.-".)(-r 16-20): The doi- fly 7!as observed on
cattle at Glulf-port.

SCRI71 WOM11 (Coc" Qom-.,ia iaacullari ), Fab.) Xbout Srq.-Aen- cr 1 there w,-ix
;South Carolina J. B. !-'.ull (Septm .Iber I ): U b
marked decrease in t1ie nimbpr of -,CrM7-V;OrI-.i flies. T"I-ii s may
be due in oart to dr-.- -,7cnt* conrlit--on-. in- the -ric---,it1r of

HOIZN TLY (R- -(;matoAa ir-itans L.

Missouri L. He.scran (Septambcr )S)- T-hc cormt-:- a:-ent a," Perr,-,rville
reixrt scricus outbro:,Ocs of 1, ,,--n flies, Tlae-- are serious


HOESE FLIES (Tabanus spp.)

South Carolina D. G. Hall and W. E. Dove (September): There has been a
decrease in the niuber of tabanids about cattle. The predacious
"horse guards" (Bembex sp.) average from 2 to 4 to the animal.

Florida W. E. Dove (September 20): West of Jacksonville T. turbidus
Wied. was abundant in the pine and palmetto lands having some
marshy areas.

Missouri L. Hasepman (September 28): The county agent at Perryville
reports serious outbreaks of horse flies. They are serious

Utah G. F. Knowlton (September 16): Horse flics are very abundant
at Locomotive Springs at the present time, annoying cattle and



TERMITES (Reticuliternes sp.)

General T. Z. Snyder (July-August): During the months of July and
August there were 308 cases of damage by termites reported to
the Bureau of iEntomology. The following litst gives the number
of cases reported from each State:

Alabar 13 Louisiana 11 Pennsylvania 6
Arkansas- 5 Massachusetts 7 South Carolina 10
California 17 Maryland 6 Tennessee 18
Connecticut- 3 Michigan- 5 Texas- 30
District of Mississippi 3 Utah 1
Columbia 14 Missouri 12 Virginia 26
Florida 39 Nebraska 1 Washington 1
Georgia 12 New Jersey -,2 Wisconsin 1
Illinois 3 New York 6 Phillippine Islands- 1
Iowa 5 North Carolina 21
Kansas- 2 Ohio- 6
Kentucky 3 Oklahoma 9

North Carolina W. A. Thomas (September 5): Somre of the strawberry growers
at Chadbourn are having trouble with termites on new land, where they tuirl the plants, c ausing them to die. No damage to plants
growing on old land free of decaying wood has been reported.


Indiana J. J. D- vi- 15): 7er-A'o from
22 to Ser)tel.b-2 21. It I-);-,?nspr)rt Cr.=xfordsvillc, 4j,
the-, on,

Nebras7za M. T.I. Sren]-- (Aj-7,1st 1-71): llrom Doil_.Zlas Co--Lr.t-, ca:,ie two
reports of serious to houses 'iy oll.r co-r-on termite,
R. tibialis

Alabama J. IL Te=itles aro abiln, ant at
Birrria -,harn ard Florence. (Septet-.1-1er 22): Term ites are me d v rai- -_ 1 a-ji-Zan1- at

Mississippi State 7111a;-A Boa7d (Au s t '71): termites v;ere -enerally
a:b-,ind,- ,nt and r.=.,y people receive -I advice about protecti.1-1,; their ho-.7ses t'llese pests.

1T. L. Dc"-_71ass (Septe -iL)er 19)- Terr.-Ites were iioticed enerally in Yalobi.sha, rlranada, anCL Lont, -orie-y Countic9.

Sout'a Carolina 11. R. Smith (S-D--jtemb, )r 19): Mr. J. A. Berl" recently sent
rile for -Ietorr.-,ination a foiT- of fire ant, Solorio-, sis zerii-ata Fab.9 subsp. -ifa Jordon, w-,ich vas collected at S,=.,-ir.-0rvil1e on September 7.

Florida M. 'R. Bmith (Sept(-,vb,7r 18): 11!r. H. H. T1cJ,7cwor.t7.-i, Associate
Plant Patholo-ist at, tie Tver rlMle Tlvpeririont Station, Belle Glade -las se uw nt 1-e -pocies of ants w"lich 'ne states are
i,,.f e s t i I ir I i o us c t i i ,r e One of "hc: c has ber2n det 1=4ncO. -as Flarao,11 s ant, Monxl.ori-L: j2Lh7jj.a2As and. ot'-ier as IM. floricola Jerdon..

Nebraska M. H. Swcn7-, (Ai ra,3t 1-31): Ai:gu-st, as also earlier in
the season, a-_ Its-,vcrc C IISC ()-t- an.--orance to hous(: keepers. .A-,i unusuallzr large of ccra-,)laints, for tnis reZion,
related to t-.-ie s iall_ red Yit (M. fL .raonis

A.lab,3a-.,a M. R. S-uth (Sept c-;,-,bcr 1.9): Arj ,,ntlrc ant.-r- (TrI .omvrmAX
,iLmAlis MaZ-,r) vicrc; discovered at Nort' port.

Mississippi 11. P. Smit'a 11: A corres-pondent livin ,- in t1le
country neax 07ait--in cor-olains r)--' n n iu-_ u-,ual abu-nrlexce of lion ,:tntsN '"o.- on thr, front porch of
hrr houoe ar-d in Ju-,:i,, !, r. 0. V. C:,,_%,rro rc-T)orts Arq(-rt*.ne ants frc .m 1',-Itena. in-'o-ted )rr;r is a n_-Lral one 1,,inl 2 miles so-ut'_-L1'7o-.t o-f t-_,-,n Glass 5-tation on "T. e: '4. V. railroad.
Mr. R. P. Col-ier recc-t 1-- fo-L nd acro _)-- Lir a--itus ir-'7ostin,- a
at Moss Polrt9 lprf se,,-vo -.7, re bc -In,- prepared.
I have ta.itatively .ctciTninccl t'le ant,:, as Q-:e- astj-:ister C,
aCuz Ma-,r.


State Plant Board (September 19): It is believed that the Argentine ant is now completely eradicated from Columbus over
the largest area in the world in which this pest .has been
exterminated. A thorough scouting of the previously infested
areas, block by block, this summer failed to reveal but two
colonies of the ants, which were promptly destroyed by oil
and fire.
About 76 city blocks were badly infested with the ants at one time. About 40 other places in Mississippi have eradicated
the Argentine ant in cooperation with the State Plant Board,
but the area cleared in Columbus is the largest.

C. Lyle and assistants (September): The Argentine ant situation in this vicinity is very encouraging at the present time, no Argentine ants having been found thus far at four of the previous infestations, namely, Grenada, Duckhill, Beatty, and Kilmichael. Theyr have also been reduced to a very small
area in the city of Water Valley, and only a few have been
noticed in the cities of Winona and Tillatoba. The Argentine
ant is very annoying to residents in places where no control
campaign was conducted last year. In Brookhaven, where a
campaign was conducted in March, 1929, these ants are nuerous
in only a few residences at this time. The size of the Argentine ant infestation is greatly increased at Rodney, owing to overflows
of the river in 1927 and 1929. Fire ants (Solenovsis gerinata
Fab.) completely destroyed plantings of fall turnip greens in
many gardens'in George and Perry Counties. Ants completely
destroyed a 5 acre field of beets sown late in Au~gust
at Lucedale. Florida harvesting ants (Poeonomyrmex badius Latr.,
det. M. R. Srith) dug up the seeds, taking them to their nests; and lion ants (D. prramicus Roger, det. M. R. Smith) chewed off
most of the plants that cane up, leaving a bare field.

Texas S. W. Clark (August 27): There was more damage than usual
this sumer at Weslaco by Solenopsis geninata Fab. attacking citrus. The indicataions are that the infestations will be
particularly severe during the fall months.

CHEESE HITE (Tyroglyphus siro L.)

Washington W. W. Baker (September 12-19): Two brands of small packages
of cheese were found infested in two different stores at Puyallup;
all three packages had been wrapped in tin foil.

SILV.~FISH (Legisna saccharina L.)

Connecticut NT. Turner (September 1): Silverfish (species not identified)
badly damaged paper newly applied on four rooms at Guilford.

- 1- St VICCIC
Mi Isi Ssippi C. ICle an( aF,,siqt,-vits (Sept crnb, r): D-Irin,- 4 10.
Of t'---e or slic I olb -=rcd
in viall Paper 11 -,i Corinth. -le room, ind. r c c c- 1-can .-ocrc( an,17. t.-.e Lascct '- ,ad caton nu:-nerous -r I -i
inarrod 'u',c o' i 1 v ,, r S a, r e
vcr-,, rcsi E,---ccs --t f o-- tpcr
P aste.

.AIT A:TOKID B=L-L, -ltati s Farr.

MissivAppi 0. 1 ,rlc (Septc---.ber 22): Corresponde-nts in various sections
of Clio State '-, ,ive written ur r(-centl, reg-ard, ini-mr, to floors in tL-icir laoi,-'es t1a t we believe, fr= t"Ile aGscrintions gi .ren, 77as ca -ased Y, M,7-lctinas -peltatus.



Notes abstracted from "News Letter" for August, 1931.
(No.9, Issued September 1, 1931.)

Not for publication

GIPSY MO0TH (Porthetria dispar L.)

There was less defoliation caused by the gipsy moth this sumer
than for several years, and the trees in most of the area were practically free from gipsy moth feeding. Defoliation was severe in the counties of Bristol, Plymouth, and Barnstable, Mass. There was recorded a total of 204,720 acres in New England which showed some feeding by the gipsy moth caterpillars, but over one-half of this was classified as less than 10 per cent defoliated, leaving 101,583 acres classified as from 10 to 100 per cent defoliated, and over one-half of this amount (54,710 acres) was in the southeastern section of Massachusetts. Practically all of the defoliation records are now available; there may be a few scattered ones received later, so that these figures may have to be changed somewhat, but it is nrot expected that any material change in them will be necessary.

In the part of the Barrier Zone in New York State which is cared for by the New York Conservation Department, scouting was carried on during July in the townships of Ancram, Austerlitz, Canaan, and Hillsdale, and apparently no infestations were discovered during the monthly On Long Island the New York Conservation Department had 5 crews doing intensive scouting in North Hempstead Township. No indications of gipsy moth infestation were found as a result of this work.

JAFANESE BEETLE (Popillia japonica Newm.)

Flight of the adult Japanese beetle in the market and waterfront districts of Philadelphia reached such proportions that, beginning July 10, it was necessary to curtail the period during which farm products could be inspected and certified for movement from the generally infested area. Flight of the Japanese beetles in the heavily infested areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania was studied during June by plant pest control officials from several other States. In a nu ber of the localities visited, damage to crops was found to be greater than in preceding seasons. The beetle flight was still in progress at the end of August.

SMALLER BA1 BOO SHOT-EOLE BOIRER (Dinoderus minutus Fab.)

A shipment of approximately 28 tons cf Gynerium saggittatum, G. peywheroides, and Arundo donax, imported at Philadelphia on July 28 for the purpose of testing machinery, was found to be very heavily infested, especially the Gynerium, with this bamboo borer.

SAT:MIN .,,0TH (Stilpno'tia~.'rlicis L.)

The sa-t in moth hazoeo foail--utsidb ocf the qu --ran t in1 line in
8 tots in oonntiet ~ oniMs2h1et, ofl f v;h-ich.
(Woilliamstovni) borders the-. 7V.rmnnt' tnd-New York Str~te lines; 1 town in Vermont, and. 9 towns in 1aine. INo infestcation beyond the quarant ine line in New Rrtnrpshire, vmas. foiur.&s- a result of this work. This work is not, e.tixe~y. corapleted so thr.!..t rec mme.ndat ions for chlan, ing the present q-arantin'e lihe. can riot be made, at thi.js time.

ZT0RPEIN CORN BORER (-r-tanb ilalis Ficn.)

IrnCrease i-:- infestation of the corn borer over motof the
territory is indicated by a siz-nary of the field reports on the egg survey, ihi the western carean, which wa-s completed on July 22. This
akier~ing, commenced on June 25, was conducted by the-- Ainis tration in cooperation with the Burerau of Entomolo.-y, Sections of ewYork, Ohio, and Mich igan were covotred by the 22 ::ecn employ yeed, 20 of wh1om -.rde thie counts with 2 act .in ,; as supervisors.

LESS-1 BTJLB FLY (D-mierus stri,7atus Fallen)

An "active general field irnfesta-tioin" ocf t::-e lesser bulb flies in Tennessee, where the capture, of one specimen earlier in the season was reported in the July issue, is disclosed t-.-ro-ui2h field observations 'by G. W. R. Davidson. Sovern~l adult flies wvece obscervod. in most of the pla.,ntings, and in the Victoria variety they were quite numerous. In one Georgia plantin a number. of larvae of the lesser bulb fly, some appa-rently full grown and others a bout half Crown, were found in one vvricty of bulbs immediately after diiK:,inr2.

HIMK BOLLIT0111 (Pecti-.-o-hora gossypiella Saund..)

During the month of July, field inspection., in the Sa-lt River Valley of Arizona consisted of, making: infestation co-,nts from 23 selected fields, 20 of vhich are in Maricop~a Counzty a-nd 3 in ?'inal Coiaty. Th10 results ha~ve all been ncga'tivc. This is so-mewhat surpriiD~ when it is recalled that 2 of the f ields selected in IPinal County -Ind 9 in 'Maricona County were infested last season. Al1so 2 of thc. fielfs in 'I'aricopa Cotunty were found to be infested this seas-on Tprior to the bte,-Lnninth of the infestation counts. This would seem~ to in7?dc.-ta th-at the infestation is still very light. 'One of the -:oLst lo.,:iccJ conclusions for -not finding specimen-s, especially in the 2 fieies he th-ey ware found e-.rlier in the season, is that the bolls are now dcvelo-n).r;- much -moro ridy than the infestation,
An infest-ation cou-nt ( oiits of the irnoction of 100 bells.
Estintttes were nade recently to det' eim-ince :fe of boils per acre, which was found to be 919,080. In exc nng 100 bells from hsnubr it can be readily seen tjhat ther c'jrnces of finiUng s-oecirMns are very slight, except where the in'.esta-tion is hea~vy.
Field inspections have Clso been mande in the Tucsorn area. By using
10 squaros or green 'bolls per acre, 1,225 ncros ? already been inspected


with negative results. Practically all of the cotton acreage in the district will be covered by this method of inspection in another month.
One of the new gin trash machines mounted on a truck was sent to the Lower Rio Grcnde Valley of Texas on July 24. Other machines were sent out as they were completed, so that by the end of July there were five machines operating in the above area. These machines inspected 265k bushels of trash from 25 gins with negative results.

MEXICAN FRUIT FLY (Anastrepha ludens Loew)

As a supplement to the inspection work this summer, 1,077 fly traps similar to those/in Florida were placed in 118 selected groves during the first part of July. The use of these traps resulted in the taking of one adult Anastrepha (not ludens), July 14, in a grove one mile south of Mission, Tex. Additional traps placed in this and the surrounding groves
gave negative results the reminder of the month.
Adult flies continue to be taken in the traps in Matamoros. During the month 176 traps were maintained in 57 different premises scattered throughout the city. The use of these traps resulted in the taking of 30 adult flies on 13 different premises. Of interest in this connection is the fact that in only 4 of these premises were reinfestations found. All trees within an area of four blocks around each point' of infestation were sprayed at weekly intervals with poison-bait spray.

Alfonso Doziof, Head of Department of Research
Officina Federal para la Defensa Agricola, San Jacinto, D. F. (Mexico)

The extraordinarily heavy rains which fell in June 4nd July in
Mexico had very interesting effects on insect pests. There was an unprecedented outbreak of cutworms, not only in the central highland but also in the tropical parts. Reports were received from the States of San Luis Potosi, Michoacan, Hidalgo, Mexico, Puebla, Guanajuato, Morelos, Veracruz, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas. The species most destructive to alfalfa pr.ovo-4 to be Co-pitarsia consueta Wlk.,a noctuid knownn as a potato pest, a borer of cabbage heads, and an enemy of tobacco plants. (DDJpf det.)

Another surprise was the appearance of the chinch bug, Blissus
leucopterus Say, in the Ixtlahuaca Valley, State of Mexico, 400 meters above sea level, as a serious pest of corn, the first case since the establishment of an organized plant protection service in Mexico. Corn planted in June was without exception badly attacked; fields planted in April looked healthy. The pest c.:ne from the winter-wheat fields and is apparently at home in the tussocks of alpine grass in the nearby hills and mountains. H. G. Barber, U. S. Bureau of Entomology, identified

-r- 73the specimens as ui-Lriistck: blY cl'lillchl 'tut much darker t'--L-n the United States variety.

A false chinch buj (,apr' gently, Nysiu s s-.). ), infiu ,:,n.ced by the
same meteorological conditions as Blissus leugoTiterous Saya 7- eared in alarnine n-unber in the cornfielO.s in t'--.-e State of Hidal: o.

In the State National P,,Irl,, Desierto de Los Leones, Federal District
near Mexico City, 1tac-1-Inus s-,-). was extremely abundant Luring Mla'y, attacking young trees of Abies reli,7iosa. Tl-.e stems vicre in sore cases covered with'a crust of apl--ids for a si)-n of two r.eters.

Halisidota caELae Harr. defoliated rmarly rose in and around Mexico City duxin:7 kii-ust. In some c.-ses corn was attacked and sr "'ll plantations in r ,ardcns were entirely destroyed.

During a visit to t'-,e West C--ast of Mexico, in the month of June, the joint lcor=ission com )osed of 1,1r. Trotr.-an and Mr. Tovmsend from the Plant Qu--rantine and Col.trol U. S. Dep.fxtrment of
. agriculture, Was1--ingto-n, ni-Ld Mr. I Hern-----1dcz 01 medo f rom the Of ici.".a
Federal para la Defensa Agricolra, 1 :exico Secretoria de .1-ricultura, located the following 7 infestations ol f -uits by larvae of the Cenus Anastrepha:

In guaya: a in Mazatlan, Stpte of Sinaloa,
't a7:, stre--ha stri-ta Sc--in, In Maxic,-,n -7--)lLUqS (SiOrldic's), il" Sinaloa$ proba",-)ly fratercula Wied.
In sour cra,-. Tenic, Nayarit, proba' ly '. lu qns L c-.1.
In Caimito (Chr sop! ylluri caimito), :"l DorL-do S i na*' o a;
one :- Iult obtained proved to Ice A.. sernpntin,- I 7i 0 C1.

7nis extends knovn infested zone considerable. ly to the nort."-West.

On their return trip, the U. S. co:-.raission .*,ras accorr- nied by
Mr. IEW'. Copper Rivas and aJditional i.-Lr7esti, nations were -,,ade, witL'. the result trat frait :r'17 iarva ni-c -'-Jy ,I. stri-ta were olso found in
Culiacan, Sinaloa, in 7aay -0 as.,


IYSECT COljDl7IO'\7S 71 P0270 RICO DITRI-,G AUGUST, 1931 M'. D. Leor,-.-,,d
Instlar Emoeri-rent St,--.tion, Rio piedr,-s, Porto Rico

T'le ycllo- crme Forbes, Yrf-.s obsei-ved doin,-, considerr ble clarrage in a iaumbe- oil 1: rve Fu.g-rcpne of youn g to
fairly 1-rge c,--ne nef r both AEuirre P-nd S.-ntr Is!-bcl on August 22. Mir. Foss, :Lss1st,-nt Field Manager of V-ic IgLirre SUIC'Ir Co. stated -on Vn ,t lpte t7ipt during all of Jul,,,, Au-_ust t"ne-re 12,-d boon r,-).ther gener!71, t 2', r) 1,1, 7-'-l i r 1 T -1 i -I,- t iI-ifoot.-tioy-_ tI,.rouglnout nefrl- -.11. of t1le corr-ar;,Is
exterLsive -01-!mtings' in Sl)ite of V.-Ie f7ct t'I!-,t the rnInf,-ll ':i,-d been gro ,.tly in cxcos 3 of n o r! P,- 1

j 10, f'-jon77,3r -.siliensip De Long kno-n to be minor
Protaleb- br I
pest of sug-rc-lie, co-iti-nuod to be co=on in -7.1 st .-es throu.711out tl-'Ic .ront'h on rrrn3r n,, tc'nos of Bid-e-,is -)ilos,- t El Morro i-n Sa. Juan.

Adults of t1ie sc,-,rr,'ceiI b,- etle Dyscinetus Fpb., -U-1 occnsionr l rrinor enerry of su---n.rcm(D, rere observed in smnll numbers 7tt li g7at s at 71.7to Roy on Augnist 31. (1,17.D.L. ,'it I .7,.'boln ,: CL-nlts -mere not observed ,--,' li t li t si c
ghts tllroug hout the rroIit'n --_,_d h, ,O _,-iot "been scen S r June B. (G.11\11. Wolcott.

Scattering rnale dults of Ph-.rllo-p2i w,.ndinei Siryth were collected on sug.r.rcane on AU_,:Tust 11 -)nd 12 at ls'-I)eln, but even by t1le end of the rronth Vaey r,cre not cor=on theze. (G.N.'T.

The of the cotton worm, Alab--3ra argillacea Hbn-,
naturnlly ab,- .tod tlaroug'ac due lFrgely
J ut tzio North Coast during the trontla,
to t lc f,,,-,,ct thr,.t most 0-_ V-1c cotton. -r)lants v -,ere old r nd no lo ,-_ger succi)
-1 Co. rit least 80
ent. According to F. E. Rorlce of the S-n Jut-i.n Ginnery
to 85 -oor cent of the cro-p been icked by VIc. e----icl of t1le -oith.
lrou. d. TITC-Inati V1e insect r,as ,.ctivo urati*1 at ler st the Triddlo of Au,7i)st and an-oFrently ir. sovei:1-11 ott'ner localities t-here rp.s cert?"m mount of f oed4

The -oirk boll rrorm, Pectli-o-Yaora Saand., gener 111V
,Zostinp the '_,iole Yorti:i Const cotton, gro-in,,,, section (during tl)o 7ronth to F. :11. Rorke, the belT) g 7or zt, ho-evor, in t'---e
vicinity of Areci'oo, H-.-,tillo, I n of C, -rry, -rd in A-u,).d4_lln. TI.,le
infestation in a number of fiI;lds in VAcse -,oln.c(,-- S "nAgIl as 100
cent. At Ilaleza, -ne-r a frdr sizjd. -01-.t 7ps ex :Tri-rled on
August 4th whie-i slowed 100-per cent of V.-le !,-)oll-s infested ofter only one picking; r single boll T)ic7:ed at random s"Am.i-cd 7 exit holes. At Isab-la t--'Ie i-_-fostation was soxewI_,.-,t It Is eslulmnted V1V t Vnere ias been r o,,) t in Vne or-tire Yort- Coast
about 50 -per cent loss of V c c _-Ii s E,
-pi-ak rm and the cotton leaf
region, due to excessive rainf,-.11 Me boll ,oi worm. It is difficult to sr.y I-o-7 mucln of IV-1li, is directly c'nargenble to


t'-C -1011 7'Or7r Dvt ",-I-f t'-c lo- s p"01210,
to it. !7() on Vnc
NorV*, consll r's or, t',e --)ut in locnlitiosq
it ,7d ,s U'ic so-,--t"l co-st.

A cotton T-s -- ct
tlne Tront'n r nd -lid no cL-7,- 0. (F

mclo:! vor-r, -rs -nd
troY,leso-re to clac-la-r",--rr -,,+v tl.,.c 2 .o t,c -rcnt1:1
necossitcting 's-pr -yh-,- ,.I-rc -t o'U' d-i, to t'-ie -o,7,st
71a, rolo,-i -!-s to CUCL77)C -Oq
:os!7 )1i Glo
,t Vle -2iodr!-,s t:ic 7-,lat -nz
I'lCld i-nc7-1(-;c!-- T')-*Ls i-nsect r-'s
'but nct Fe--,ious 01, of O 7 ' t tla e N t!- t i t 7i c !) i r- dr rs dur i

-ocrn nod c ,,scrvcd
consift Piodr,-- Stntio:,'-lc to C.-f ),)Tc li-r-T. !-,,t t'-,c 718 -b-.r t,-Le V e--,
bund t -,-a focdin 0:1 u' o m-1,rics Sei.-). -t t, c end of
-i,)v, -l- fe- or
VIC :ro t or e -ed vc n c c
1 t t 4
s'iored ro 1.1 fcEt-tion. (G.1'-77.

T'ie lima -ood -bc-- -cr Trcit. ---Ot -j--Os(Int in
90 lim be!- .n -,-)ods exr 7i: ied -t Vic -t

7:1c, "bc,- -- lo -f roller, 1-roto-u.s L -rode, el,v,
on nole li-rl-s Pt t '!C F','l-ia be-n le,.lf f-ifly on
tl,, j e4--)4-ionolo lim -,s d.uri-not claite sc P"tundl-,,-t -.c

A leni' beetlee, Diabrotic,! co-sid.ernble dp-mje
s r -r Oz t !-JCO ,O-Te
to li-v), ') ,.-Ts rt t"ie
:,I) C,, n e -1),- c c i t ,. T 71
le,,ves. 7..Is 'b-: etlc tocl od
or tlic Anonforlptic-- c f F too '-ot

A J fr' )rlls Do Tc,,-.- 7-s fr irl.77 on,
liTvi -)t t'no itt-tion -,t 'io Ti

iL le-.f "Oug, .t% r O* 1-ccJ2, to Dr. H. 7.
numbers on t7o undcz-siae, n.-f, ;- -c le vc.:7 C- t,,,, c I iTor Prds f o.,r
the h'lz' onr, diversifolia tr3oe r r,,AC7-1 i..s,:,,ct f ocds; no c o-l-- 1 d
'bo f au- id o---- eit'--icr ti.e (,r


.rne cotto-- ln.ce7-yug, Fr-'). 8 Ver-T CleStrUCtive
tho R1-0 :Iiedrr s S-,-!-tio,-- On T)Cle 41-7crCl C7 -7Q:-, in qo t'lat
077- t'-10 e:-d of 70i-o and dl- r' t!-Ie i-sects
all nuTbers.

-je S -d ,ltl7 r ir 0
7, fC _fp ng
7:1e "Datpt, U
0"nc s7e(-,t-,-)ot-,to i-7- VIC -)UbliC IrPrl- -Ct -,t Puc-rta de T-*Lc,,rrn.t San ju:- rq
(R. F,-Xo-, P ---.d R.G. 0 11:ley.)

mv.11 ,lo.chi s', f 1 er. Ibeetle, Tas very co-r-or. in all t7-ie sreet-,-)ot,- to
-o-'tC':IeS '- nd n :mvr 7,,ntl- er7Te daTngo. rais lool:s lil.:e
Suffric-, n.' -d I Toulec s,-Y definitelZ;r it is tlir t S-010cies' :F0-- it ic- oux oveat-o-)t to flen beetle Porto Rico, exceot t -ic-AG --nd ',;".-ilcr (Io ----ot record it frorr Arti,, a--o frcnr Porto
111-co and Cuba, n-0,- iin t'.Ic t',cy dd Jn:T.aic,,
-,eult of V-Ie !,,uf,, u
S--),,,rocera Fr,,). T'ns fo -,d '-ttL- eki:
v. oet-)otptoos in the -catio of V- -e -ai-n )-cilding t tl-,e Ptatio t Ri o
A,,)-, -ust 18 n -d lritea La Vlc Tovern+l 1-.dult-- Tc:7e olD,(.-Cvcd o--1 t':le railr. outqide t--L0

A lerf I,7rc,7;-z i- omeae Fro57 t, 17,n, -,-)rCpert t'--.rc,,-, cut tl:ie
.rortIn in -odor-to ir. 7017erp.1 natc"es
O'D rv e a.
Tie cc'-Ic- 1!-ce7 --, Cor t-x fo-ard- to7-ards the
bu --& 1 77 -c Ye-:id. of t ic Tort'l s7!-Il- on t"
:ie ol rn, -- t the -ic Pie0r,- ,s St-).tio--., The -djoi--s t'-le -oole li,-ns Vno insects rere 17-er
obund-'.ntl- 0-al- cau e
d -ld 'to fo-ut (I the o7rrri, '.)ut Viese 7,ere fe dj-,"!ICtC:?ir!tiC 7T0ll0-i -1 t* -,il-1- to p" -Tnticon 'blc extent, t,_o C' 5 'q -L-0--)
areas on t' -e lep;N70S.

L le7f beetle, Dir .7.)rotic,,, .7ra7ri----ea B'al--' did cc-'Slder'7 Jic dr.--go to
le ?.ves 7v'd 'Dlosi orrg o-n t']e nate-i -,t 'U'-ie Rlo Ilied.r-s, Stl-tic--a.

A rihituefly, undo-ubtecIl,,-,- A1eu-L-ot--,-ac-hel,)-s tra.7-loidesBaek, was found
on Augmst 1.7 to be ba,02.17r iiLfestim a house -oen-s ei, plant in Santurce.

The red-banded thri-os. -elLothri-,7)s rubrocinctus Giaa,(I, was observed doing cons i eLe rnbl e to rrod--rate aama Te to Vlie foliage of about 1,000 nursery mango -trees at the station at Rio -1.,)iedras. Thoro-ugh s praying at
once alTOst elir.rinated. t1ae ia:Isects, lh-av by the end of the rronth the, were again beginning to fr
--,,et a good foot',olcl.

The -pa-oaya fruit fly, Toxotry-pana c-17--vicauda Gerst., Tmas found to be infesting the -Fruits of a, number of -,,)a--,)aya riailts on a. f,?,rm near Ponce oil August 5. One fruit, sr,@,ll and green end a'jout 2-1/2 ine'nes long, contained 20 larvile, qnd anot-ner, somewhat more and 7 bout 5 or 6 inches
long, contained 24 laxvae.; in "bota fr-,)-i+ls the were nearly to(*
fully Erocn. T.-.e owner stated that during Ma; and. June nearly all of the "r d to be thrown
fruits or. his 'rces was infested, Tran- so badl7T t'-jat they ha a7ay.


T'he v, ,iit e -oo a, ca F- c, )] -kil a s -nent a -,pp. s r.oder at ell/?abund,-nt on -oa-na, a --reop on a f a n, nc ar "-lo,,ce mr A-,-,,:, :,' 5. Sovoral Itnesqillnll trees (Albizz!. ,, rol'As) et t'-Ie Rio StAotion, uscd as
s-hade troes in an er- c24.- :Anl coffee infested
,Pith this scale.

Adults of Dianre-)es s--)enFleri L. v7cr(- in fai: =b ,rs (but
ferer than on tLnI-,, se,re trees Tast J,_-ir.e) ozi sc vl-rpl trecs of a Ficus
_7us+ 20-22. TIhirty-f ive
(Probably F. lacvigata) near Santa Ise-bel on Au,, I
rrasscs ror(,-, coll _ct,-d.ftur-ng of car _-ful search in a-.L
iort to obtal..-, tric7noC .rrwrrid oz-p ,rasi-es fo:o introduction into
Bpxb,, .dos. 7he of cm:ld not 'Oc. determined at t*ic)
t i Te .

A leef tyer, Didliw-ei-is rin ratus -,as f olind to be rather badly
infesting a srrL 11 ex-)er x- ntn.1_ -o,,,.tc.i of at %Wrilcza in t1ne .T-unicllpality of 4;aCAll -, on 2iu-,ust A. 71-Als is 7n i+zol;D',,-d -cction
containing many hat cnt little f,7-_-r!nF, bc ,n dom, t iis
occu-7rence of in lr ,ct in injurio-oT m-r*b -rs -3,t soTe distance
fro-,r t'nc only ot'-er alfalf-) o", n Lk 7 s t -q t i on pgair.
raises the question ,s 'o 7:' ,-t t:,(-; n7tt1r.,nI_ fooc! -)!F,.n'u of t -)E-insect really is.

An undeterTrInefl 7-),s- bro,)_;rInt in cn Au -1_!7t 8 'by 111r. T.
r,'-,-o stated that scv,-Xal ,uc,-?,rc enanoll tr,-.c,,s berterot x.,,I) T"(, r e
somer.-hat infezte"' in r.offc, nlots t ,t V_ D On
the sore date Dr. 3rt n.*.-or fo-ind an imdctermi.-acd cc!,.lc -4'-ich
badly infesting t_-ees (Albizzia --rollis) uced ras s'aade
tree-, Jin an coffca -, planting rut- -Rio IStation.

Tho Haraiian b, et 7TY.b,7m-T,, Hymenia fps c ial i v Cram. wz -, Tuch l'o s s abundant t1lan du::in.- j1_1 177 at El Yo:7ro 4.-C. S-,- n Juan. 7.1(-, of tulne mot'is and 1,?-vn,e Tas -un0_oubtee_!.y du -, to t'le .Iost-j., tion )If -rost of t'.
of the T-ecd contodo" di-7,0. -sa) o.-I v- iich t'--,.e
ins-,,ct Inas been fccdir.,-., V,.c-2e.

*Correction: Tl l o I,) t 0 a c 7 q c a 4 74 oy I D.
Leon,-xd, s' .ould :D,-Io


I nsulvx- Zx w-.- i-onit St t 4 on, Rio 7,11 C,," o -_M. Co

TIao sigarcano 1)w-,::,,
distribi2tc-,C. nnd does lniu-j-v to
t.1a, v7 o -ved
number of of o r bsca
in the rebs of a lar&: ,,-)iCLer in qi,,,(,d r -urpy n-"pP. Tlae
webs rore coTmcn and e s-+)-,.,n b,-;tvcn to-ns ot' th, Cs.


s-oider. extractod t2i e juices from the be--'Ulc-, after t-,--.y been cau -7at and secu-rely -Iouna -bo-at IAVh. silk.

Meal,, bugs, 71scurlococc-as sT)-p., -rcre observed and aro gone---ally distrib-ated on s-ug,-.rc,,:me_ but a-re of Tpino:o irrr orta:(.ce.

Tie -Ugorcane 100!De:?, o2LLia ( L4o is) repanda Fnb. 'has been :bundant and generally e-Listri-buted dur,.ng t-,,-c ywazr, feeding both on s-ugn.rcane and sc-vc:.,,al. Panicum maxin-U-nT. Ha r o 1 d Box.
cater--)illn:r ras obse-_-red or. Au.-.!7ust 23 feedine-, on guinea on the s=it of 3o,7--y Pe'PL:, the highest noint on the island, 1360 feet.

Mlan T COCOInIat t,OCS 7OrC ObSerITC(I -C IC 1( PVPS Of hd k1urned
yellouislq or br0711i 77'1. U-on closer obscl-vation tl ese 701c found to 'Dobadl.y infested 7it.q AsnVLiotus destructor S4Fn.
-)s, T3Iiot 1-,--:)s rubrocinctus Gipxd., ,,7ass vet-), sco-ce to r.?ngo thri, --'- _' V
e b s c nt o n a. nUm I Doi, of rr,,?iigo troes cxa.riro0. 1-n. sevor,- I of t'].e .IrltiAe This sca-rcity may be cltue to cxcossive rr inf-ll duaAng and n-Yovious to my

Tie bmiana root reevil, Coorro-golites sor-,id-us Germ, i,-rs
not -In bn.nma -,)I,-Lnts ob-erved in slevo-21-11 loc.- Iities. I believe it
has no' yet beep. rc co-ded from Antigwa.

Red s-a-iders, Tetr,- 77e aias sn., -7e-,,e alTost entir-,Ty resent on sever )l different -Qat'c-hos of Cr"S-,wa*.io-p--.)ers (Locustid-.e) -,ere doing some dLvrage to V-ie le,-ves of
c a s s cwa.

The niiik boll !rorrr., Pectino-,Yaora gossy-piella Saund. badly apTr,- C.ed Vh o 1928 cotton ca:-oTjs. T -ie hurricane in the f,?11-, dertrayed
1 ,nts 7 ere gro7ring, and V:ie crop of 1930 7as free f.-om!
th e ou-ng n C:I
the -pest. TI-As past season's cro7-), hoy7eve_-, ,-as Tig7-itly infe ,t(-,O, towards V.-i'a e nd. ITie cron folloTing the 1928 hur-ricane in Montserrat, it is in-4;er-i.sting to notO, 7 !S d-rragod, according to 11r. Tarne-ford, as badly by piik boll i-rorm as those crons -preceding it.

Tl: e cotton lenf o=. Ala7b.7-r-a Ibn. I T7,7 S SCnrCO 0-1 COttOII
during t'-I.e yer .- %

A cotton st;-Ane_--, D -sdergus andreap L., 7as gener,-).1lr -promrlt On cotton but onl,,.r of iirmo.-:t.- nce.

The cotton blister 7.Tite, 3rio-olayes :os! y-oii. Glov., 7,- S 9C,-IL'ce as usual :1,nd did Tittle

A lonf beetle, Hmonl-v),ct, aeguinoctialis F b., Tpq q-O-)t from s-eetPotatoes in 7rrall ,.r.d also obse-vcO. In other nl:-mts, but Vie extent
0' 'ecraing of t',e if : n y, 7as not detoa: rj.nod.

-n C, 73nt I C--1 1. n= rorr
tortois- bc c-'!O' 007tom'-C' -0,3
sc-rc f- ca'--.

-- orsibl oaF!cp Do Lon o ,117,r
not -bund- nt e

An -cndc!t--r7i:aed ,Iricl in V-i, rdult ('jl -ck) and
nym-)'aal str),-Ics coloa d) a Fizcd of F,7cctliotl-,tocs not ffr fra-! St. jc-nric. Tic fc-odin;r Tl-,(Ic on t"ie
underside of t ae lc ,vc.s c!--.ascd s-r!-.11 dnr,7-- T-otF, but inju 7y b,: ,ir;,F: &-o.

A dint-i -o---,, F Tc,-f -i-or, ndoulttod-l,,- A -roTy%, Frost, -not
nurr-erous, but t'.- -c -rtnes 7c-ic o I bs -,rvj, -.*- -' -I tC"! C X-7--Cd
s ?-vev ,- I -na7t -- of ta; i. sin, r0,.

-c.r-c' not or
sevcrI-11 nlazts exp7r,.-.cft *-,-.,-t --,,s -)rcsc,---t 4n c-nril to I ocrs
on its -7ild foot torv-uLT, in sov --r-l -) -'--ts of t"Ie

n-c tob -)'Cco flcn b" Ctlt Y? ). fr-dr1-- cr)=-On (:),:Id
iIIJUriOUS i-I SCV'2:7,- I -S 07 F '. It

no mn10n 70r-, --,s fo-,111d )ndl- (1,2-rag--ng
--'l 1 n f I t C11 0 1 o 7 n of S cua:A S 7 al 1 -0 1 -' c 7 S 0 -C! -71' 'b 71,,, c o d e F i n c ur v,--, c D -*. s 4 -1 n n t c o -r -, o n o
Va C; S c"aas'^ 7 in o S Cc I a e, 1 t t 1 -.--=,"IS 7r -' -11
all staTc-, boh- i- clo,.
large sl-. o-)-r) -),--o I DCL',bl'-,7 co7-on in all
t3 Q! S-fn i S 41
T):-rts -).-id doinr -1 '- -1 c
T S f 0 C d!. -1 77 -7 0-1 c'

7ne rr ;-7,orrr, o e on i c, r n i c Giacn. bcr-i-i
v, ,";" co=cn c,- 7an d4f'Lr--,-Ort of --,Jr- :7ts. f,,I-r 7ontIS,
('I.E.Bcx. )
.1 :i-c rbDr (,,f I-t V-c 3,)t!-n,c Gr::-d- ns -e-,-.,
bIr Vac 1-r -t C, I v(.,r-, b,,,rd,--t on
An s' ',:l c T ZO-IodFc of ber)d ('*II*t'II"'C')I")'0-'x-r
in St. Jol'-ns. 0 or
terc ro '7)

Is Guen. ,
77 s loing b1c to n':'I--.'--'-r -'T".
glp brp, t"ic Bct --ic

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