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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Vol. 12 October 1, 1932 No.


The situation with respect to the principal insects attacking field crops, including grasshoppers, white grubs, Hessian fly, chinch bug, and corn ear Worm, has not materially changed since our September 1st rep-nort.

Two flower beetles (Raphoria inda L. anrid E. sepulchralis Fab.) were attracting attention by injuring vegetables and flowers throughout the Mississippi Valley region from North Dakota to the Gulf.

The southern corn stalk borer was reported as unusually abundant in North Carolina, as high as 95 per cent of the stalks in some fields being infested, and in some instances heavy infestation caused considerable breakage of stalks.

What is believed to be the beet webworm seriously infested alfalfa fields in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah, this year. This is the only serious outbreak of this insect in this State during the past ten years.

From present indications it appears that the plum curculio will hibernate this fall in greater numbers than it did last year in Georgia.

Probably in consequence of the continued rainfall deficiencies over parts of the East Central States, damage by the shot-hole borer is decidedly more prevalent in deciduous orchards than usual in that region.

A red spider (Tetranychus pacificus McG.) has apparently extended its range from San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties to Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties in California. This insect is one of the serious vinifera grape pests.

An unusually heavy population of the pecan leaf case bearer is entering hibernation in southern CGeorgia, indicating serious infestations next spring.

A new infestation of the citrus whitefly has been found about 4 miles northeast of the infestation at Pasadena, Calif., discovered last summer.

Blister beetles continued to be very destructive to truck and ornamental crops along the south Atlantic seaboard and in the lower Mississippi Valley.

The banded cucumber beetle is occurring in very destructive numbers in
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, where it is damaging beans, sweetpotatoes, and other truck crops.


The Mexican bean beetle has been found as far north as central New Hampshire and has been destructively abundant farther north in Indiana than during any nrcvfvz yer.

Thc cabbage webworm was causing considerable damage througThout the South Atlantic and Gulf States.

Fall webworms (Hy)hantria cunea Drury and H. textor Harr.) were reported as unusually prevalent throughout the New England, Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic, East Central, and Lower Mississippi Valley States.

A very heavy infestation of forest trees by Walkingsticks resulting in severe defoliation was reported from limited areas in southern Pennsylvania.


Combative measures against grasshoppers were carried out over a wide territory in the Prairie Provinces. A survey of the situation in Manitoba, where the outbreak is most severe, showed that while large areas of cros had been saved through the application of poisoned bait, considerable damage has been done in some localities, not only to grain crops, but also to fodder and market garden crops. Surveys by provincial and federal officers are being continued in the three affected provinces. Throughout British Columbia grasshoppers continue unusually scarce.

Wire=orms have caused much damage in Saskatchewan, particularly in the territory northeast of Saskatoon, where they appear to be increasing.

The infestation of white grubs is heavier over eastern Ontario than in the southern and central parts of Quebec. The grubs are in the destructive secondyear stage in the latter province and are causing heavy damage to crops.

The bertha armnyworm is recorded for the first time from the Pacific coast region of British Columbia, at Massett, Queen Charlotte Islands.

Present indications are that unless control measures are taken this fall, there ;.ill be a serious outbreak of the Hessian fly in Ontario next year.

The corn ear worm is effecting marked damage to conning corn in sections
of southern Ontario.

Heavy infestations of the wheat stem sawfly are reoortci from parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In the latter Trovince the wheat stem maggot occurs generally and is causing moderate damage.

The gladiolus thrips continues to be a serious pest of gladioli in Ontario. It is reported to be more noticeable in southern Quebec than was the case last year.

A European mirid, Melanotrichus concolor Kirsch, has been taken for the first time in Canada, at Nanaimo, B. C. This insect attacks broom- which is more or less of -a nest in the redon where the insect has been found.


The outbreak of sod webworms (Crambus sp. ), which caused material damage
to lawns and grass sod in southwestern 1931, appears to have completely subsided, no infestations having been found this season.

The Mexican bean beetle is occurring in many localities in southern Ontario. It is more prevalent than previously recorded, and in some instances has caused quite severe damage in market gardens. Weather conditions have been favorable to its dcveloopment this year.

Indications point to a more than usually heavy infestation of the imported .cabbage worm in Ontario with resulting severe damage to cruciferous crops.

A marked reduction in the amount of codling moth injury in the Niagara district, Ont., is believed probable, as weather conditions have been unfavorable to the insect. In unsnrayed orchards of eastern Ontario, however, damage to fruit by this species is quite striking.

In the Gasp-e Peninsula of Quebec only a small percentage of the larvae of the Euronean sawfly Dinrion polytomum Hart., which overwintered in cocoons in the ground, emerged this year. Defoliation of white and black spruce is much lighter this season than in 1931. A serious outbreak of the eastern spruce beetle has developed over a large oart of this territory.

The balsoan woolly aphid is spreading in the Maritime Provinces, and the
associated gout disease has become.. eneral in Nova Scotia.

The infestation of the beech scale continues to develop in Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick and many' trees are dying, particularly in western Nova Scotia.

The walnut caterpillar is very prevalent in southern Ontario, where the majority of black walnut trees have been -artially or wholly defoliated by this insect.

In certain localities in Manitoba and Saskatchiewan, willows and poplars
have suffered severe defoliation by the willor leaf beetle. In sandy sections of Manitoba an outbreak of the aspen poplar leaf beetle has occurred.

There are indications that the severe outbreak of bark beetles in yellow pine in the Aspen Grove area of british Columbia is now subsiding.




South Carolina. F. Sherman (Se-ntember 24): F-ields near1 Clemson Colle e -ere
stripped b-y Schistocerca americana Dnry7 tie latter part of Auv_-a~st.

Florida. J. R. Watson (Septem~ber 24): Gras shoprrs, S. a .caa re ver,.
abxndant over all northern. Florida.

Ohi o. T. H. Parks (Aug,,ust 29):' Meldnoolus f etm:r-rub1m~ DeG. and 11. dif f6rentialis
Thos. are moderatel abu-ndant on clover in mep.dows. (September 21):- Grasshoppers are more abundant than usual.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 27): Gras shoppers were reported destrictive to
cabbaz e at Jasper, September 4.

Wisconsin. E. IL. Chambers (September 27): -Grass'hop-pers have been checked '~
disease, parasites, and hard rains much earlier th is 7,ear than last ana they
are ver7 scarce in the sections whA-ere they were most abuandant duri-ung midsummer, which is the area l1-ing in the north central portion of' -the state.

Minnesota. A. G. Rihx gdes (Septerb'3r 26): Grasshoppoers are moderatel,,, abu-1dant
in 50 counties.

Northl Dakcota. T. T. kristjanson (August 11): Muach damage in Pierce Count-. The
largest damage is in the northwestern part of' the county covering 4 townships.
A c-reat many farms were a total failure, all feeA crops ane flax having~ beer, dama-ged. Grasshoppers are very ni~merous in places Where they, were not found
10 Clays ago. The da-.e is very larg-ely to oats, barle7y, an". flax.
J. A. Munro (Septenbqr 20): T:here has been a mark--ed reduction of adult it.
bivittatiis Say in the Fargo vicinity-, due largely. to thle parasiti c 1-lr
SarcopiiaZ kellri Aldrich.

Iowa. H. 0". Jaques (September): Grasshopp ers are in eviderce as us uai th-ro'7,-hout
muj-c h of the State, but h:ave '~one comparatlxel-y little aza.

Nebraskza. M. H. Sweni: (Au--ust 2.5-September 20): Onlr scattering rp.m"orts of' damag:_e
were receivoO. durin- the period --,ere covered, and relLAti Vp;J fe7 o' t'hem were
from thlL-e counties th-at were so heavily7 infc ._sted !in 1931 and earl- in th ,e present
,,car. The ch-ief complaint cJurin?' SePteiiber was of' tk.,e re:!-1e.;7.e, -rassl!,Opper
( f: =er- rbrh'ri) at tacli.. V-ic er, s o f fi eI as of- yo-ng alf al "a just coming
up, or work.,ing on the e:y:eq of -fields of broom 7,rass tha,,t >-,aO been sown in
Asst. These complaints cane esnecialli from Jeff erson, Gape0, ---nd Lancaster
Cour t i cs

Kansas. H. R. Br,,,son (September 21): Vcr- few~ reports of grasshopper injury in
anrr pa,7rt o-- the State. About the: normal number o.1 inquiries re. -ardin.- methods
for t. e control o-' the-c pest i n newly-,, sown alfalfa have *been received..

OklahAomza. C. F. Stiles (September 3): Gr asshoppors arc still quaite numerous in
some southern and. sou.thweICstern sections of the State.

Al1aba -t J. M. Robinson (Scptombc:r 22)- Gras shqoer s are rmodratc ly abr-.>ant in
p'is~esin Aubur.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 23): A correspondent at Eden reported on August
25 severe injury to beans, peas, corn, and tomatoes.

Utah. C. J. Sorenson (June and July): Three separate swarms werd observed which
were separatedfrom other by about 2 miles near ayrden, Uintah Co. The swarms remained together as such until near the middle of August, when they
had disappeared from the area, probably scattering throughout the near-by
cultivated areas. This is the first year that Camnula pellucida Scudd. has
been observed or reported.
G. F. Knowlton (September 23): Many species of grasshoppers are scarce to moderately abundant and very abundant in some localities in northern Utah,
where they are laying eggs.

New Mexico. J. R. Zrer (September 1): Grasshoppers are giving us considerable
trouble this season.

California. S. Lockwood (September 21): Duaring July and Au,~ust C. pellucida
destroyed the native clovers and much of the wild forage grasses on about 1,000
acres of Hope Valley, Alpine Co.

M140DN CRICKET (Anabras simplex Hald.)

Utahi. C. J. Sorenson (July 5 to Jul-y 23): The Mormon cricket L'as been present
within a radius of 20 miles during the past 10 years, but has never invaded
the Valley before. Heretofore the infestation has been restricted to the
mountain and hillside areas. Invasion of the cultivated fields in the Jensen
district was prevented this sumrner b the Green River forming a barrier to
the insects. The cultivated crops, consisting, in the main, of garden crops, corn, and potatoes, on the half-dozen ranches located on the east side of the
Green River were completely devoured by the migrating crickets within about
three days. (Det. by W.W. Henderson.)

ITE 311BS (Phyllophaea spp.)

Southeastern United States. R. A. St. George (September 26): Reports from a
nurser located near Raleih, 1. Car., indicate that the extensive injury that was caused by the activity of white grb larvae to the roots of pine seedlings
during. the early smnmer months has subsided durin Septe:mber. An ex7aination of the soil revealed the percentage of large numbers of grubs which had been
parasitized. Many wasps were found flyrin- over the seed beds and di;:ing
into the ground during the month. Several were submitted for determination
and were found to be Campsomeris (Trielis) octomaculata race hermione (Bars).
They are known to be parasitic on wite -rub larvae. Several species of
Phyllophaga larvae have been receive frorn the vicinit,.
Other reports from a nursery near Columbia, S. Car., indicate that the
activity of the grubs may have been influenced somewhat by moisture conditions
of the soil. A condition of droughthas been experienced during the early
spring and suamer months in the vicinit-, and very few grubs have been found.
During last fall they were present in large numbers and very destructive.
During Auzust an examination of the soil to a depth of 4 feet did not reveal
their presence.
During September, however, simultaneously with the first rains the were
found withAin the first 3 inches of soil and became injurious agai During



1930 the-, were ob 7er, ,ee to be more numerous, a-nd d0structi7c ir- on rtio oj.
t1iis nursery than the rest an! t'ie onlr reasbn 1"or tl--is an- eared to be t'-ie
presence, of a ','later Faucet, around, w-Ach -rovx.d w,).s o7)serveA to be someWliat more moist t1ian in the rest o-f t I le nurser,,r'.

Penns7,lvania. J. IT. Knull (September 16): TThite ir-j:bs Ave been ver y- aba -,dant in
t'--ie Kont Alto nursery t* year. Japanese l.f4.rc"-- anc re pine seeme to suffer

Ohio. T. H1. Par! :s (Se7tember 21): White gru-Ds are verz, a ,Undant_-worst in -,ears,

Xentuc 7 7-. M. L. Didla.2 ce (Al)-nist 30): 7raite -rubs are ver-y ab,_ne1ant--inj=, most
severe in ,ears.
7. A. Price (September 26): 7vnite g r2b s are moderatel-- abandant on strawoerries.

Illinois. J. H. Bi.-,-er (SenteTfberl- TIite are ver r a"bund.ant in res'tern
Illinois. A varve+-, ine,icates t'-ot t-1-le-- are more n-xnerous t'nan last period.

Michi-an. R. Hutson (September 26): White -rubs are vel--, a1n-ndant in t1le vicinit'
of Battle Cree]k and Kalamazoo.

'Xi sconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 27): Tiite -,ru-os Iaavc been : :Jr.:a,:ant in many
sections of 11--1e State and Iiave been -found' doing serious injur-- in some of our
-nurseries w'.'_ere t'-,,e soil was not treated.
C. L. Fli:dce (September 26): 7rhite girabs are very a_' ant 'in Trempealeau,
kas c, Je-_,"'ferson, Jackson, and Mlilwauitee Counties, 'Prempealeau bein,7 particularly 11eavily infested, in pastiire an, corn.

Nebraska. 1.1. IT Swen2 : (September 20): 1h ite -rabs are modern tel- ,, ab-an,.ant in
,,lu--,,,-,rass lawns in central Nebras: Va.

Vir-inia. C. R. Miller (Scotember 26): 1 visited no, Lr Conicville, in. S_-_cnandoah
Colant- on SeptemIjer 27, o-oserving grub-worms dxna. -4_n,- corn nrn timot-_.--. Found
3 to 5 white xrabs in ever-.- *-iill of corn e77 minedd oxcer)t. se--cr-1.1 11-oo,111 lls
in wl-Ach we did not ex-pect to find them. The contained 7 P..cres and more
t1ian 99 -)er ccnt o_- tAe 11ills aDpeare-1, in-fested. 1,11'.e man-7 ',?XMs around i-.iri were as lfba d of-."'tt as he. T 7,1,S -lot bl to f I- er, but re,)orted. 'in to count-7 agent located at Woodstoc'-. il 'il s corn followed hay
7.lici-L had been down two 7-ears.

'R=,,,T j7::T:T :3=1_:E ( Co t i -n i s n i t,-* d a L.

Indiara. J. J. D.rvio (Septenber 27): Grubs were renorteJ vf- r-), a-wir-_nt anrl
Jostni. tive to lwx-is at Evansville, September 27.

T7I'_Rr70R,-,S Mator,_c'.ae)

Sout' l Carolina. A. Lut'ren (Septei- ,.ber 24): Horif torqtus ahleri Horn is very
ndant in tlie southeastern part of the state.

Flori,.'a. 7. L. \Coc'7eri,-tm. (Sc-)tc-i"1)or 15): One s,,pecim en of Hetero .Pres laurentii
3iv r. recently, --iven to me rom material -7rom Gainsville. T is snocimen
collo Cted+ Deco:--:or 71, 1?71. It ad,"s one more localit-, recor,I for the State.

Colorado. G. IT. List (September 20): T-ire,,,7orns are moderately Cb -'dpmt in -ootato fields in lkr--an Count7r.'

_IYho ri s-p-0.

Vermont. H. L. Bailey (Se-ptem-'ber 2?): Br,;-ible flol-'er-beetle (7. i-nda L.) reported
as plentifial on sweet, corr. in Roc'Kin7han.

Kentuc'--;:,,. I.I. L. Didla2-e (Aug-ust 70): Fruit c'.afcrs (Z. s,3--ra1c'h--a1is 7pD
E. inda) are injurin- ears of corn, catin.z 7ra-21.ns e---til-el-v o-ff tiae co-,.), t"ie
two species being- associated in one ear in e-,,er-r instance in Peri-, Xnott'
Pil-ze, Ellio-l-t, Floyd, a.,,d Lw!Trence (-Iounuies.

Wisconsin. C. L. Flul:e (September 20^ : The -bunble *lo,7er beetle 1L ;a) is moderately abunCant in Outagamie County; it is destro77in- willo, vs.

North Dakota. J. A. 1,,Iunro (Septerrber 20): inda was renor -ed- as 0-uring the latter part of Aug7ast in War( and Earnes Co-j-nties.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (September 21) : Dig ,in--s in cultivated and --ras% 1:3-: at
Manhattan reveal the presence o--'.:, a lar, :e number of grabs. As mar7r as 15 -per
square feet have been found.

Alabaxna. J. M. Robirason (September 22): -sepulc'.r@.Iis is r'.odora-te1,,;- a")u-' Cant
in Dnpire on corn sill-cs, in D,?.nville or, cotton bol s, and in A:abl---.n on o- -ra

Mississippi. C. Lyle (So-pterr'ber 23): A correspo--.dent at Pincl-e,-ville, Til'-.inson
Co. se-..t -as on Se--,te- Der 7 aO-alts of E. seTxalc'-'ir ?.is w i t' i 4u i I e --" o 11 o' 7 IInl I-D
statement: e- are eatin- -roun- corn, both t'.e ::,oot--- and I eaves.

C 7 R 2 A L A IT D F 0 R A G EE C R 0 P I N S 7 C T S

FLY (7g7,-to-).-ia,7a "estractor. Say)

New Yor',-. 7. 31auvelt (Au, ast 2, ): '"Eesslan F1-7 1932:

CO-LU-It-r Per cent Infestation Co- :.nty Per ceiit lnfest7 tion
Ca,ruga 9.33 To i n s Q.1
Brie 11.5 7, wrn e 7.38
Genesee 10.4 0 M i -n
I I Yates 4.
Monroe 6.93
Xia' ara 15.2 Crlears 13. 8
Onondaga 12* Seneca 14.5
State average 9.95

fiPennsylvania. E. J. Udine tilrough C. C. 'I'-ill (,Ioign-,st 22): Heavy infesul,--tio-ns of
tx'-e Hessian fl- r prevail t'-'Irou: ---jo ,it most of 'u'-'P Stat-, A culm cou-", "ron, man-v.


widcl,,,r distributeO sa;nples sljo .,ed a 72,ier cc-t for t'.--e State.
Tlie -Ii-st.-icts surve-,,er aLid infestat-iors fm nd in',- ( Astrict a:- as follO'vs:*'

District ITIo. Per cent Infestation District IVo. Per cent Infestation
1 30 7 15
19 8 34
3 23 9 34
4 541 10 58
5 12 11 37
6 45 12 12

Tin.-e C.istricts are -as follows: Dist. 1, Colinties of Alle,-heny, Beaver, Butler,
Cra .- "ord, Lawrence, Mercer, and Venazvzo; Dist. 2, Counties of Armztrong,
C----umbria, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana,. and Jef'erson; Dist. 3, Co-a: Ities of
Center, Clinton, and Jycomin ,; Dist. 4,- Countics of Col, bi onto- r, .,ort
berland, Snydor, and Union; Dist. 535, Cou:'-ties ol' Carbon, Luzer-'.c, 'Lronroe, and
Sc'M)' ,71kill: Dist. 6, Counties of Greene and 17ashin,,-ton; Dist. 7, Counties of
Fa:' '?Iette, Somcrset, and Westmoreland; Dist. 3, Counties of 3e(' iford, Blair,
and Fulton; Dist. 9, Coilnties of Daiaphin, Hbmtinn-don, j1i:;-'-3ta, Mifflin, and
Perry-, Dist. 10, Couznties ol' Adams, Clmlb rland, FranT71in, ane York; Dist. 11,
Counties of Ber,:s, Dauphin, Lebanon, LehiCli, a.nd '_"Torthampton; Dist. 12,
Counties of Bucks, C7-ester, Lancaster, aiid Mon'-omerDelaware. E. J. UOine t"-Iroug-h C. C. Fill (JuLl-7 30): Light infestationsoccurred
t'--irouZ.IioaL the State. The infestations found in each count:7- are as -follows:
County Average Per cent In- stationn
Kent 11
Ne n Castle 9
Sussex 12,

State avera-e 10.6

Ylar,,lar d. E. J. U Ane t"iro a-h C. C. (Jul- 30): Feav- infest.- ,tions i7ere found
t'_-.roUI.-hOut mo -%' 0 t:ie whe,_tt-,-rowing Iistricts of riestern ,land an a culm
co-ant Lor section s"L-owed a 32 per cent infestation. Li.-ht in-estations
occurrect in the eastern snore, with an aver,: -e i.i-_-"-I station o--" culms of 10 per
c On t.

Vir,7inia. J. S. Pir.c.--ney tarou, -,h C. C. Hill (J,,-ie 30): A Summer si.- rvell,'r of differe-at districts o. t'--is State S'107eO. t'--e LFoliowin- in'estations;

District Yo. Per cent Infe-tation District "ITo. Per cont In-festation
1 16 4 2
2 lQ 5 18
3 6 6 4
State infest.,,.tion 10.8

Colantie -, in the various (11-stricts are: 'No. 1, Roc!-tbridge,
anj Shena:11,oah-, No. 2, Fair-fn.x, Fai.quier, Loudo-,zn, and Prince Caroline Harover, Lou-iso, Ora:-, 7e, a,,,-.d ST)o -1va:,ia, No. 4, T '___in.zton. And
17_' ('cor:"o, Ric'-I one', -.nd 7est Morelan'3, Srr ,rti, Was No. 3, Campbell, Tran'.lln, Hallfa7, Henry, and Pitts,-lvania..

North Carolina. J. S. P.incmkney through C. C. Hill (June 30): A summer survey of
the central part of the State showed wheat culms infested to the amount of 5
per cent. The section surve-ed included the following.:

County Average per cent infestation
Catawba 3
Chatham 2
Davidson 11
Iredell 1
Randolph 6
Rowan 4'
State infestation 4.5

Ohio. T. H. Parks (September 20): While we had three times as many flaxseeds
present in the 1932 crop as in the crop of 1931, very few flies have yet
emerged and only a small number of eggs have been laid. The late sum-:er and
fall have been very dry with no rains to moisten the flaxseeds and hasten
pupation. We are stressing the safe sowing dates this year. Hessian flies
are moderately abundant--most abundant since 1920 and more than average.

Michigan. R. Hutson (September 26): The Hessian fly is moderately abundant.

Iowa. H. E. Jaques (September): The Hessian fly is scarce in Osceola, Crawford,
Adams, Madison, Warren, Monroe, and Henry Counties. It is moderately abundant
in Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, and Clinton Counties.

Missouri. L. Haseman (September 27): Breeding cage records for central and southeastern Missouri indicate that the flies began emerging earlier than usual this
fall. Parasites in central Missouri are very abundant. One sample shows 56 per cent flax seeds parasitized, 37 per cent dead of disease apparently, and
only 7 per cent alive. Some breeding cages are giving us no adults at all.

Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (August 25 to September 20): In Nebraska there are two
distinct areas of infestation with the --essian fly. The eastern area includes southeastern Nebraska, west to about Webster, and Howard Counties, and north to
Nance, Platte, and Douglas Counties, and the infestation is heaviest to-ard
the western end of this area. The western area of infestation centers in Phelps
and Kearney Counties, but takes in parts of the adjoining counties. Weather
conditions in these two areas have been quite different during the summer, the
August rainfall in the more eastern area having-, been almost twice te normal,
.........~ u ve o tice the normal,
while in the western area it was less than normal. As a result, over a large portion of southeastern Nebraska Hessian fly emergence to date (September 20)
has been only a little later than normal. This has especially been true in
some of the eastern and extreme southeastern counties, where normal or greater
rainfall was received during the month of August. In general, the emergence
in r-the counties west to Jefferson and Nance Counties, and thence northward, is
not very far from normal, though in some of the included counties it may be a few dams later. But there is a group of counties in south-central Nebraska
where rainfall has been deficient and in these emergence has been delayed.
According to our present information, in several counties wVest and south of Fillmore County emergence is delayed about as at our Fillmore County field
observation station, where on September 20 about 25 per cent of the flics of
the main fall brood had emerged. In a group of counties still farther south and
west emergence is still more delayed, about as at our Phelos county field

observation station, where on-September 20 only about 10,por cent of th-Ie flies had werred It is very likely that wh'eat sowing will need to be dela-ed more
t~ri usull"late in these ;7e-te'n areas this fall.

Kai s--a H. R. Bryson (September 21): Observations rezardinz the abundance of
He(ss ian fly ?,t Manhattan. reveal the fact thiat a small earlyv fall cmenstrnce
gav(e, rise to a very few flaxseeduin the volunteer wheat. A mutch larger
e>,.er~ence tookc place durin- the second week- of September. Small larvae are
prcert in the volunteer. Flaxsecdshave 'been reported as abundant in volunt1AEe
wetin south-central Kansas.


CORN EAL WOPM (Heliothi s obsoleta F'ab.)

Maine. H. B. Peirson (September 8):. Full 7,rown larva tak-en at Bar Harbor.

Connecticut. B. H. Walden (September 24): Corn ear worm very abundant.

!Te7, Jersey. T. J. Headlee (September 0'):- The corn ear worm is very abundant.

Pennisy;lvania. J. N. Knull (September 1): The corn ear worm is moderately abundax
in franklinin County.

>,-rti, Carolina. W,. A. Thomas (Septem-nber 10): S.?veral reports have reached the
la-,ora'tor7~ with in the past few days indicati-..c th-,at thiis insect is doin-:7 conss 'erable damnage to snap beans by boring into pods be-fore t'he beans are-ready
f or harvest.

Ohio). T. 71. Park-s (September 20): These lar"vae are very abundant on sweet corn
w',ithl almost ever-,- ear infested. A few of the,, worms were found feeding on
tom,!to plants in a r-reenhouse near Cleveland.

In~aa J. J. Da, vis (September 27): The corn ear worm was reo-.ortcd 0,cstrnictive
to c'-r'santhe(-rrn;u buds in a -reen'ho-Lse at Columbus, Seuptember 8.

Illin(Dic. W. P. Flint (September 2'*12): The corn ear worm !-as h.,cen exjtremelv
a,,- --lict in Illinois during Septem,',er. Actual- co-un-ts off the0 ears in thle fiel
in 1% -ter~n Illinois sh-ow.ed 72 per ce~nt infes ted.
J. H. BiF7',-'er (Septcrmber): Corn ear w orms are very abunant. A survc in 50
fiEAAis in Mor-sn Couit'r shows 53~ pcr cent of ears infc,-sted urin2 t- first
p it fr S (,-)' :t)erur.
.irrar (Septcmbe .r): The corn (K )r wiorm is very abr.-dant. Hea fliht
o.. aklS Oce arrel t' c first41 two w eks of Septcrnb(-r.

K 0 nt aC I-,. W. A. Price (September 26): T",.- corn ear worm is very abundant, and ite
r~spsibc :or much injury to corn, tu~teanc, alias.

Mihi ,:an. R. Hu tson (September 26): The c)t-n car -,orm is very, abu-,drant.

Wt2(',,)n )in. R.L hrbr (September 27): The corn ear worm has been about as
~'i~o ~hv.fall as last fall ,n tile late sweet corn andl pop corn and they
'~ten into a rnuixnber of 'rcenhouse establishments where they 11ave proven
v r cs o to ch'snernrsand roses.


Minnesota. A. G. Ruggles (September 26): The corn ear wqor is very abundant
around St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Iowa. H. E. Jaques (September): The corn ear worn has shown up abundantly in
late corn.

Missouri. L. Haeman (September 27): Where rainfall has been difiKe.t, a large
population will again go into winter quarters, but the situation is less
serious than last fall.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (September 26): Late sweet corn at Manhattan is heavily

Oklahoma. C. F. Stiles (September 23): The corn ear worm is very abundant in
the greater part of the State. It is abundant in cotton bolls and in heads of
grain sorghums.

Idaho. R. W. Haegele (September 21): In southwestern Idaho all field corn is
badl:y infested. Approximately 80 to 90 per cent of the ears show some damage
with the feeding seldom extending more than 1 inch back on the tip of the ear.

FALL ARMYWORIM (Lap1yma fruziperda S. & A.) Florida. F. S. Chamberlin (September 6): The armyworm is prevalent over most of
Gadsden County. Severe injury is confined to small areas at the present time.

Maryland. E. N. Cory (September 22): Fall armyworm reported in Cecil County.

STALK BORER (Papaipema nebris nitela Guen ) New Jersey. T. J. Headlee (Septerber 6): The stalk borer is moderately abundant. Kentuc:y. W. A. Price (September 26): The stalk borer is moderately abundant on
dahlias and corn.

Michigan. R. Rutson (September 26): The stalk borer is moderately abundant.

SOUTETD CORN STALK BORR (Diatraea crambidoides Grote)

Virginia. H. G. Walker (September 27): The larger stalk borer is verve abundant.
Practically 100 per cent of the stalks are infested in some fields in Norfolk. North Carolina. W. A. Thomas (September 21): Late corn at Chadbourn been
subjected to attacl:s to a greater extent this season than in former years.
The injury has been so severe as to cause much of the corn to break off at the
ground before reaching maturity. Fully 95 per cent of a field of corn near
the laboratory was found to be infested.

CHINCH BUG (Blissus leucopterus Say)

Qonnecticut. .,R. B. Friend. (September 20): In three instances in New Haven the.
Trass in large lawns has been almost entirely killed.


Ohio. T. H. Parks (September 15): Chinch bugs are very abundant in many cornfields of northwestern Ohio. The second generation is now from one-half to
full 7rown and has caused some injury. We now have a population capable of
doing very serious damage next year unless controlled.

Illinois. M. D. Farrar. (September): The chinch bug is moderately abundant in
central Illinois but above normal for this area.
J. H. Bigger (September): .Chinch bugs are very abundant. A chinch bug survey,
September 1 to 10, indicates area of danger to next year's crops in all the
central portion of Illinois a:daconsiderable area on the western border of
State, with possible danger of infestation in area between.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 27): Chinch bugs in Pepin, Buffalo, Pierce,
and Trempealeau Counties proved to be serious for the first time in many ears
and continued until the corn was cut for the silo.

Iowa. H. E. Jaques (September): Chinch bugs have been much in evidence in sluthern Iowa all summer and seem to threaten serious danger for next --ear.

lNebraska. M. H. Swenk (September 20): The chinch bug is moderately abundant in
southeastern Nebraska.

Kansas. H. R. Br-rson (September 21): The second generation was quite aba dant in
fields in south-central and eastern Kansas. Injury to sorghums was very much
in evidence during August through Butler, Greenwood, Chase, Allen, Lyon,
Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, and Miami Counties. The extremely dry weather in Butler County aided the bugs in their destruction. Chinch bugs of the second
generation killed out a few of the more susceptible varieties of sorghum s in the sorghum breeding nursery at the college farm this summer. A correspondence report from Hazelton, Barber County, also records chinch bugs injuring

COPN LEAF APHID (Aphis maidis Fitch)

North Carolina. W. A. Thomas (August 25): A very heavy infestation is now
present on late corn at Chadbourn, attracting large numbers of Diptera and
Hymenoptera on these plants. In some instances the leaves and stems of the
corn plants are completely covered with aphids. This, no doubt, will somewhat
reduce the yield of grain on the infested plants.

SAY'S STIh., BUG (Chlorochroa sayj Stal)

New Mexico. J. R. Ever (September 1): A recently reported pest is the grain bug
(Chlorochroa s -) which has appeared all over the State and is particularly
injurious to kafir corn in western New Mexico.


ALFALFA WEEVIL (,ypera postica Gyll.)

Utah. C. J. Sorenson (Season 1931 and 1932): Seven years ago the alfalfa weevil
was practically unknown in the Uintah Basin. Since 1925 it has -radually spread and increased until practicall, every alfalfa field suffered considerable damage
in 1932. The first serious damage for the Basin as a whole occurred in 1931.


California. A. E. Michelbacher (September 19): The alfalfa weevil at both
Pleasanton and Niles can be found in about the same numbers as a month age.
Larvae in all stages of development can be collected. In the Pleasanton area
the weevils are rather scarce, while around Niles they can be f-und rather

BWM WESWORM (Loxostege sticticalis L.)

Utah. C. J. Sorenson (July 3 to Au~gust 1): This is the first year within the
past ten, at least, that this insect has been recognized as doing denate in
alfalfa fields of Duchesne and Uintah Counties. Larvae and moths were present
in varying numbers in practically all alfalfa fields. In about 10 or 15 fields
in widely separated areas, serious danage was done in fields of from 20 to 100 acres. Moths became very numerous beginning August 1, in the vicinity of these latter fields, and there were some moths in all fields after the latter date to September 1. Neither eggs nor larvae resulting from the August brood of moths
could be found up to September 5.



CODLING MOTH (Carpocapsa pomonella L.)

Georgia. C. H. Alden (September 21): The codling moth is moderately abundant at
Cornelia. Very few larvae are pupating under the bands. A few moths are
being caught in the bait traps.

Ohio. T. H. Parks (September 21): The codling moth is moderately abundant--nore
so than average.

Illinois. W. P. Flint. (September 22): The coIling moth continued to emere and
enter apples during the first half of Septemoer. In many orchards more damage was done to Jonathan and Grimes during this period than at any other time during the year.

ansas. H. R. Bruson (September 26): The codling moth has been unusuall.- destructive in Kansas this season. This situation may be attributed to three things; namely, the heav-y carr--over of noths from the 1931 season, weather conditions which were favorable to the moth, and a very light set of fruit.

Arkansas. D. Isely (September 28S): The codlin; moth has been unusually destructive, probably ca-_sing a larger percentage of loss to the apple crop than in any
year since 1918, with the possible exception of 1925.

Colorado. G. M. List (September 20): The codling moth is very abundant in Mesa
County, and moderately abundant in other sectiQons.

Idaho. R. W. Haegele (Septecber 21): Injury is greater than normal in the fruit
district of southwestern Idaho.

rew Mexico. J. R. I-er (Septedber 1): Codling noths are giving us considerable
trouble this season.


Washington. E. J. Newcomer (September 20): Since the middle of August the number
of moths caught in baits has been considerably less than for the corresponding
period in 1931. The total for the second brood was 8,300 in 1931 and onl-yr 5,600 in 1932. However, the percentage of infestation is about the same as
last year, owing to light crops or, in some cases, less careful methods of
control. The Jonathan crop is reported by horticultural inspectors to average
30 )er cent wormy.

Oregon. D. C. Mote (August): Codling moths are reported in the Willamette Valley.
The peak of egg deposition of the second brood was -reached August 26.

California. H. J. R yan (September 26): A large number of larvae hatched out late
in the season. todling moth control in pears in the Antelope Valley of northern
Los Angeles County was much more satisfactory this season than last as was
evidenced by the number of wormy fruits found by the packing houses this last
month; control in walnuts was also satisfactory. In general pear orchards that
were sprayed at least three times had less than 5 per cent wormy fruit.
S. Lockwood (September 21): The codling moth has either been far more prevalent in pear orchards in the Sacramento delta district this year or control measures
have been less effective, since the:percentage of culled fruits has been much
:reater than heretofore.
FRUIT TRE LEAF ROLLERI (Cacoecia arr-rospila Walk.)

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knull (September 14): During the past season (1932) the
V-marked leaf-roller has been abundant in the northeastern part of P In many places there has been severe injury to the oak foliage.

APPLE SEED C:IALCID (Syntomaspis druparum Boh.) Maine. C. R. Phipps (September 22): The egg punctures are quite numerous in
certain orchards.

APPLE CURCUtLIO (Tachypterellus quadrigibbus Say)

Minnesota. A. G. Ruagles and assistants (September): The apple curculio is very
abln_ ant in southeastern 'innesota.

APPLE IAGGOT (Rhagoletis pomonella Walsh)

Connecticut. P. Gorman (September 24): The apple marot is present in New Haven

Minnesota. A. G. Rug-zles and assistants (September): The apple maggot is veny
a'.ndant in poorly sprayed orchards in Houston County.

APPLE APHID (Aphis pomi DeCG.)

New York. IT. Y. State Agr. Expt. Sta. (September 1): Aphis pomi is vr- abunx'ant
in western New York.

L7AFO.0PP7 -RS (Cicadellidae)
Maine. C. R. Phiops (Septeriber 22): Apple leafhopners are ver- abui..ant in York
and Cuibcrland Cou:tioes.


New Hampshire. L. C. Glover (September 22): Apple leafhoppers are moderately

Vermont. H. L. Bailey (September 27): Apple leafhoppers are very abundant at
Top sham.

Connecticut. B. H. Walden (September 24): Apple leafhoppers are very abvndant.
P. Gorman (September 24): The apple leafhopper (Tphlocyba pomaria icA.) is
present in New Haven and Hartford Counties; comercial control is not good.

New York. IT. Y. State Agr. Expt. Sta. (Septem.ber 1): Second-generation apple
leafhoppers are now appearing and are very abundant in western New York.

Kentuciy. M. L. Didlake (August 30): Apple leafhoppers are now abu:iant, although
they were not numerous early in the season.

SAN JOSE SCALE (Aspidiotus perniciosusComst.)

Illinois. M. D. Farrar (September): The San Jose scale is from moderately to very
abundant in central Illinois. Fruit in many districts is shown" lidht scale
populations and there are a few areas where it is heavily infested.

Michigan. R. Hutson (September 26): The San Jose scale is very abun t.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 27): The San Jose scale has been becoming
more abundant and new infestations are being found every few weeks but all of them are located in some dozen southeastern counties. The scale has not
as yet gotten into the commercial apple-growing sections.

Colorado. G. M. List (September 20): The San Jose scale has recently been found
to infest several orchards quite heavily in Montezuma County. Previous to this
it was known to exist only in Mesa and Delta Counties and 'has been kept well
undor control in these sections.


PEACH BORER (Aegeria exitiosa Sa:)

Connecticut. P. Garnan (September 24): The work: of the peach tree borer is apparent in many orchards in New Haven Cou'nt.

Virginia. H. G. Walker (Septeaber 27): The peach borer is moderately- bundant in
No r fo lk.

Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (September 20): The peak of moth ener-ence occurred in Fort
Valley during the last week-end. Predators--mice or sknts, or both--have
visited practically every peach orchard in this locality during recent months
for pupae and we have found hundreds of empty cocoons near the base of peach trees which these predators have dug out of the ground or tree and eatenthe
pupae. The peach borer infestation should be greatly reduced this -ear on
account of the activity- of these predators.

Alabana. J. M. Robinson (September 22): The peach borer is m.oderatel-- abundant
on peaches.


Mississippi. C. Lyle and assistants ($eptember): The peach borer is reported as
abundant from Monroe, DeSoto, and Lee Counties, and moderately abundant from
the greater part of the State.

ORIE~NTAL FRUIT MOTH (Grapholitha nolesta Busck)

Connecticut. P. Garman (September 24): More abundant in northeastern portion of
the State than elsewhere. New Haven and Fairfield Counties are reported to
have low infestation.

New York. P. J. Parrott (September 22): Moderately to very abundant in western
New York.

Pennsylvania. T. L. Guyton (September 24): The oriental fruit moth is scarce,
about 5 per cent of the fruit being wormy in the Harrisburg district.

Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (Septaember 20): This insect has caused more than usual injury near the city limits of Fort Valley, but as usual there was practically
no fruit infestation in this locality.
C. H. Alden (September 21): The oriental fruit moth is moderately .bundant at
Cornelia. Adults are still being caught in bait traps.

Ohio. T. H. Parks (September 15): The Elborta crop of Ottawa County was harvested
with very little loss from oriental fruit moths. The crop was harvested the
first weeh in September and matured too early to carry many larvae. Elberta,
harvested in Lucas County ten days later, had from 20 to 30 per cent infestation
but without anyr serious loss of fruit.

Illinois. W. P. Flint (September 22): There have been heavy flights of adults
in the southern part of the State.

Kentucky. W. A. Price (September 26): The oriental fruit moth is moderately

Kansas. H. B. Hungerford (September): The oriental fruit moth was found for the
first time in eastern Kansas.

Alabac2a. J. IM. Robinson (August): The oriental fruit moth is moderately abundant
in Brewton.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (Se)tember 23): Peach twigs injured by larvae were received during the past month fro; Copiah, George, Jasper, and Jefferson Counties.
Severe injury was reportoc, in some cases.

PLUI: CURCULIO (Conotrachelus nenuphar Bbst.)

Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (September 19): Jarring records show that adults are still
in Fort Valley peach orchards, although the peach harvest has been over for
twro months. The curculio population has increased recentl-y in some orchards
as a result of the late emergence of first-generation adults, and from present
indications more curculios will enter hibernation this fall than a year ago.
First-.;eneration adults deposited a few second-generation eggs during the
latter ,art of Au;ust, but the very small second generation was of little, if
any, economic importance in the Geor cia peach belt this year. On account of


the increa, se in the curculio population, wie antici-pate a heavy infestation in
1933 if there is no more than the USu-al Mortality diurinq- hibernatio-n.

*TARTISHMD PlANT BUG (Lkgns pratensis La.

Washin-ton. E, J. (.Sep-.tcxcoer 20): 1 an:inatiom -of Bartlett pears i-n an
orchard. in Yakima~ County that, -asbeen troubled for 'some years with this pest
.Opwed that over 15 per cent of thae pears were i-ade unm~irketable by the feeding
and oviposition punctures of the, bugs.


S11OT-HOL.,*BORM (Scolyt-qzs ~ 1 osu s Ratz.)

-Indiana. J. J. flavis (September 27): The shot-hole borer was reported f- rora Indianapolis and Sh-.elbyville the -latter -ar7t of,.Augst AttelteUlco
August 29, they were injiiring cherry leaf buds.

Ohio. T. H. Pari-s (September): More than the usual mui.ber of complaints of injury
to 'peach and cherry h.ave been receive Od. this summerprobably owing to the eyt ended period of drouFght.

Alabana., J. M. Robinson (September 22): The shot-hole 'borer' is vrery abvundant in
Fairfield in Chinaberry.

Utah. G.. F. Knowlton. (August 11): L arge numbers of adults arner,-ing from wood
of- apricot, trees in Willard,


A PYRALID (Mineola scitulella Ruist) Idaho. R. W. Edege1.e (Septaffber 21): Loss from the destructive prune worm is as
great as ever in southwestern Idah-o, with iWcreaseO. damaare in some orchards.


RASPBMRRY C-417E BORTI (Oberea bimaculata Oliv.) Minnesota. A. G.. Thig-les and assistants (September),- -The raspberry cane borer
is very abivndant on red raspberries in Hen.epn Coun.

Mississippi. 0. ylo (-aptaiber 23)': Larvae ttf;lyilentified as 0.
bimaculata. were collected. from Youngberry pWisat Wi.gcj-ns, Ston.'e Co., on
September 5.

BLACK-HRED TREE CRICK.E (0ecanthiuL ni4-ricornis Walk.)

Indiana. J. J. Dav, ic (September 27): The 'conmou'"trbc dric:ket eg:- punctures were
reported common in ra~pberi-r canes at Darlington.



GRAPE LEAFHOPP.ER (Erythroneura comes Say)

Kentucky. M. L. Didlake (August 30): Leafhoppers on grape caused severe injury,
to point of defoliation, in central and eastern Kentucky.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (September 13): Grape leafhoppers are causing serious damage
to ornamental Virginia creepers in-many parts of northern Utah. In some cases
the leaves have all fallen from the vines. Serious browning and spotting of
the leaves, with less extensive leaf fall, is common.

California. S. Lockwood (September 21): The grape leafhopper, as last year, has
been responsible for considerable loss to the vineyardists of California from
Sacramento south into Kern County. However, the damage has been more localized
than last -rear and not so severe as the past season except in a few vine-ards.

GRAPE LEAF FOLDER (Desmia funeralis Ebn.)

Kentucky. M. L. Didlake (August 30): The grape leaf folder is abundant in western

PACIFIC RED SPIDER (Tetranychus pacificus McG.)

California. S. Lockwood (September 21): The spider mite T. pacificus this year
has extended its range on European types of grapes from San Jqaquin and
Stanislaus Counties, where it has been known before, to individual vineyards
in Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties, although it may be that some of this
damage in the southern counties has occurred from the feeding of another unknown mite.


PECAN LEAF CASE BEARER (Arobasis palliolella lag.)

Georgia. J. B. Gill (September 25): A very heavy infestation of the pecan loaf
case bearer has occurred in many pecan orchards in southern Georgia. The
immature larvae are now going into hibernation by constructing hibernacula on
the buds.

Mississippi. C. Lyle and assistants (September): Leaf case bearers are moderately abundant on pecan at Ocean Springs.

P2CAIT 2:LLOXiRA (P ylloxera devastatrix Perg.)

Mississippi. C. Lyleand ass stants (September): On August 31 a heavy infestation
was observed on a large pecan tree near Utica.


CITRUS MALYBUGS (Pseudococcus spp.)

California. H. J. Ryan (September 26): Citrus mealybugs (Pseudococcus citri Risso)
have been noted from several localities as more prevalent than for several years

also P. maritimus Thrh. and P. adonidumn L. Liberations of Cryptolaemus montrouzi -cri Mull'. were necessary in some parts of Is An-geles Couwnty for
these species. The citrophilus mealybug (P; gahani Green) has been scarce
all season with no damage reported. This is believed entirely due to the
Ausstralian -parasites Coccophag us Trriei Comp. and Tet'racnemas p retiosus Timb.,
sucessfully introduced by the University of California Cit-as Experiment

BLACK SCALE (Saissetia oleae Bern.)

California. H. J. Ryan (September 26):, The black scale was fully 30 days late
in completing its hatch throughout Los Angeles County. Ordinarily fumiation
can be started in some districts by July 1. This year the delayed hatch
made it necessary to postpone treatment until after August 1. Areas where
work ordinarily begins July 15 were not able to start until ater August 15.

CALIFOPIA R1M SCALE (Chr-somphalus aurantii Mask.)

California. H. J. Ryan (September 26): Infestations are lighter this season
,as compared with the last three years. This is generally thought to be due
to normal cool temperatures last winter which evened the broods so that
control measures this season were more effective than in previous seasons.

COTTONY-CUSHION SRLZE (Icerya purchasi Mask.)

Georgia. J. B. Gill (September 25): Within the past three weeks we have bad
several reports of infestations in various localities in southern Geormia.
Ornamental plants, especially Pittosporum and spiraea, are infested.

CITRUS WHITEFLY (Dialeurodes citri Riley & How.)

Galifornia. H. J. Ryan (September 26): A new infestation was found by' survey
crews in August about 4 miles northeast of the Pasadena infestation found
last surmmer. Infestations were found on two adjoining city blocks. Detailed
survey of the entire Pasadena area has not been completed and it seems probable
that the existing infestations have been limited.



Delaware. L. A. Stearns (August 29): Blister beetles, Epicauta marginata Fab.,
reported at Bridgeville on swiss chard and potatoes.

Maryland. E. N. Cory (September 22): The black blister beetle, E. pennsylvanica DeG., was reported as general, attacking gladiolus and dahlias.

Virginia. H. G. Walker and L. Anderson (September 26): Several species of
blister beetles are rather abundant and have been causing some damage to
ornamentals and truck crops at Norfolk.

North Carolina. W. A. Thomas (September 17): The striped blister beetle, E.
vittata Fab., has recently become fairly numerous on many farns in the
Chadbourn area. The principal damage occurs on Irish potatoes, tomatoes,
collards, and fall turnips. Most of the farmers are hand-picking as a
means of control.

South Carolina. A. Lutken (Se-otember 24): Margined blister beetles, E. marginata, have been destructive in gardens during the month.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (Se-otember 27): Blister beetles were '- reported abundant at Bryant, Sentember 15, with no information on host or species. E.
vittata were destructive to notatoes at Inglefield, August 29, and to cabbage at Jasxer Se-otember 7.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (Seotember 21): These insects have been rather abundant
in gardens, not only in the northern and western parts of the State but
also in eastern Kansas. Two reports, one from Onaga in Pottawatomie County,
and one from Muscotah in Atchison County, record injury to tomatoes and
potatoes particularly.

Mississippi. C. Lyle and assistants (September 17): Blister beetles are very
abundant at Ocean Springs on Clematis. The striv-ed blister beetle, E. vittata, is abundant over the seven northwest counties of the State. Blister
beetles (E. marginata) were very abundant on Irish potatoes at Lexington,
Holmes Co., on September 17. (Abstract, J.A.H.)

BANDED CUCUMBER B~TLE (Diabrotica balteata Lec.)

Louisiana. C. E. Smith and C. 0. Hopkins (September 9): The banded cucumber
beetle was moderately abundant on snap in St. Martin Parish.

Missisiopi. C. Lyle arnd assistants (September 20): The banded cucumber beetles are attacking sweet-ootato vines in the vicinity of Agricola, almost causing defoliation. (Seotember 16): Banded cucumber beetles are very numerous at Perkinston and wiggins, causing heavy injury to beans. (Abstract, J.A.F.)


Alabama. J. M1. Robinson (September 22): The belted bean beetle is very abundant on limna beans and corn silks in Ramner; on areas and other vejgetable.s,
okpra, and beans in Auburn greatestt ablindance in Auburn since 19203); on
vegetables in Atmo-re.


COLORADO POTATO BEETLE (Le-ptinotarsa decemlineata Say)

Florida. J. R. Watson (September 24): The Colorado potato beetle is moder.-tely abundant on neper ndepltinArchaCuty.

Colorado. G. 2:. List (Se-ptember 20): Thec Colorado potato 'heetle is mnore nrcierous than usual in the eastern half of the Stato.

POTATO FLEA BEELE (Epitrix cucmmneris Harr.)

Colorado. G. M.% List (Septenber 20): The notato flei beetle is more nu-norous
than usual. Considerable tuber injury is bein:;-. found, esT)e cially in 76cld
and M1organ Counties. In other -oortions of the Stnto tho'i tuber inju-w7 is not serious, but in some localities, es-occially in thc southwezta-rn nart
of' the State, the foliage injury has been more extensive than usun'l.

TOBACCO 7O0R (Phlegethontius guingue-maculatus Haw.)

Iowa. C. T.Ainslie (Ameust 24): Thiis s-nocies, usually nprescnt in limitcd
numbers, has bean abundant this season in Siou~x City -nd hats done much injury to -potatoes and to-nntoes, es-necially the latter. Commeorcia1 rProwcrs
have becn com-elled to !-and--oic!k, the lrvxae to save the vincs fro-; destruction. The adults arc, very nu rous this su-rmenr, f'ecdine- on flowers.

POTATO LEA.FOPPZR (E-noasca fabac Harr.)

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (Sento-abor 27): T'he potato lenafh-o-0ner was very
serious in some of' the -potato Fr~n ra of' northern 'Tisco-nsin, resultingo in maturin, throtatcoe-s scvcral w'eca!s in a'lv,,)nce of those --,-aved.

LEAF-FOOTED BUG (Leoto, :lossus nhyllopus L.)

South Carolina. F. Sherman (Se- tunber 24): 1the loar-footcd plant bug-, is aCbnor-mally abundant and destructive on tomatoes in weedy,, epardens.
Mi ssi ssippi.- C. Lyle (Septcmber 23): S-"pecimens of L. -ohyllo-ous wore received
from Itta Bena, Leflore County, on September 3, with a re-oort that they
were abundant on tomatoes.

TOMATO STILT BUG (Jalysus snoinosus Say)

Nebrask.a. M. Hi. Swenk,, (August 25--Sotembor 20): A tomrto -:rover in Csonce
County re-ported durin;:g the last wcek in Au,.u-st thnt thc& spined stilt bug had caused severe damage to his cr0-p by probing into the tomato blossoms,
and causin- them to rUtaer and fall off',

TONUTO -PSYLLID (ParatriozA c*ockerelli Suic)

Colorado. G. List, (Se-otember 20): The injury from the mt,-Ito -psyllid ber t (-is thc srn ,on advanced. in -nrevious year,,- -the- injury confi-n-- d mo ,tly to tl-o erly -pot,!toes, but t','* se.%oon ni-,,7 of 'j .1is -,tiown it"to
the I n ()nc,:, ,Ire seriously damaged. A- recent suinrur h,'s
exi st in all sections of th e Stat e.

RING-LEGGED 2A JIG (Anisolabis annulires Lucas)

Yli ssi ssi-o-ni C. Lyle (Se-otembcr 23): Irish -cotatoes infested were received
fro-n T.Hazlehurst, Co-piah Co., on September 16.

B =1S

ICAN Bl -IT BEETLE (E-pilachna corrzota Muls.)

Mai n e. C. R. Phi-r-ns (So-otember 22): ThcMexic,-.In bex-i beetle is toOoratclltr

ew i, -m i r e L. C. Glover (Sentember 02): The 'Iftexictm bean beetle --nas bcon rcDortcd from 39 towns. The injury was severe in many c,,),scs. T-ne town.-,
re-Dortod r, nL;e from the cast to thc west bounder r'-T of thr St- q-tc nrd from
the south boundprj nort"i to Alton in the cast co-nter of thc Str '-C. '.jj?d Lob-.non on the west boundary.

Connecticl.A. B. -H. 7alde-n (SeT)tember 24): Trrc Mexican bcan 'bectlo is very
ab "m t .

NCW Yo r" N. Y. State Ap Exnt. Sta. (Se-otemberl): The Mexican bean beevtle is moderately abund,?nt in the westr n oart of the St,-,tc (Cli, iut,uqua
and Eric Coimties).

Penn syl v,-.jni -I. N. Xnull (Se-otc-.nbcr 1): T"ic Mexica-:1 bean beotl( is very ab-,Mdant.

V i r -,- i -q i a. TH, G. Walker (So-otember 27): The Ittexican bean etlc is from moderal
ly to ver-7 ab- md-,nt ir. Norfollk..

Yorth Carolima. W. A. T'nomas (Sente-pber 15): There s, -ems to be considerably
more activity or, cow-pe-)s this season t-!*a ,n heretofore. 7-crc h- s been a v(--,ry heavy infest,-tion in the Chadbourn rJ with the Olyin'.- off of
tne s-oring and summer crops of boa:is, the insects seem to havc trrvisferred
rm',- 6h more readily to c owreao tl,,-)-,i heretofore. The inj-ary to cow-ocas,
wl-iilc not s riojs, is more or less cons-oic-ious -nd has resulted in .nnnv of
tl-1 2 rei,)ortir.- this injury.

So t, i C,' rAina. A. Lutl- Icn (Septe-nber 24): 7ne Mexican bonn beetle., is .oderately ab'-u,-dant in -7ene ral.

0. 1. on,,,Irp 30): B onn s in a larte field r t *, rsh -.llville
V.Cre 'n iderably. The im ect was more -)bimd,-nt than usuril in this

Ohio. T. H. Parks (September 21): Injury from the Mexican bean beetle continues to be severe in all arts of the State.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (Sep ember 27): The Mexican bean bectle has been destructive frther north in Indians than in any previous year, doubtless
the result of the mild winter of 1931-32.

Illinois. 1. P. Flint (September 22): This insect has been causing aopreciable damage to lrte beans in the east central pert of the State.

Alaban?. J. ',. Robinson (Sotember 22): The Mexican bean beetle is very ab nident; general over northeastern portion of the State, Auburn and ,etumpks.

Colorado. G. M. List (September 20): The Mexican bean beetle has been a problem farther east front the foothill sections of the mountains this year
than usual. Rather serious loss has occurred in a number of these sections that have hardly exnorienced the rest before. The infestrtion ivas heavy in
LaPlata and Montezumin Counties in the southwestern part of the State, but
less than usual in the counties just north of this.

New Mexico. J. R. Eyer (September 1): The Mexican bean beetles are giving us
considerable trouble this season.

BEAN LE.AF B_:,TL2 (Cerotoma trifurcata Forst.)

North Carolina. 7. A. Thomas (September 20): Adults have riddled much of the
foliage on both beans and areas during the oast fer- weeks. They seem to
be exceptionally abundant for this period of the year and not only attack
the foliage but the young beans as well, Attacking beans and covwteas at

LESSER CORMT ST.A.LK BORER (Elasmovalous lignosellus Zell.)

Louisiana. C. T. Smith and C. 0. Hopkins (Sep-otember 9): The larvae did considerable damage to young, sna~ beans in several fields examined in St.
Martin Parish.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (Sentember): Injured cowpea plants were received from
Columbia, Marion Co., on Sentember 10.

YELL0W-STRIPED ARMYJORM (Prodenia ornithogalli Guen.)

California. E. 0. Essig (September 1): About 4,000 acres of blackeye beans
infested in lower San Joaouin Valley (Morced, Stanislaus, and San Joaouin Counties) by second-brood worms, August 29-30. Serious injury to setting

LIMA BEAN VIEN BORER (Monontilota pergratialis Hulst)

North Carolina. U7. A. Thomas (September 16): The swellings on the bean vines
caused by the larvae of this insect were found to be very abundant on a small garden plot of odle lima beans in the vicinity of Chadbourn. For

: ,veral years -past this insec-t has not been nresent to any consid 'erable ex tent in this area, but for some reason a heavy infestation is now developB~A, LZU ?O LLE (% ni urus pro teus, L.)

Flo r ida. J. R. Wlatson (Sertemb er 24): The bean leaf roller is rather abundant
and da-maginj beans.

A LEAFIPOP=- (Emnpoasca filamenta DeL.)

TUta~. ,G. F. Knoyv'lton (Sep-tember 13): Thcis leafho-oper is abundant on -ootatoeE
at Loan.

POTATO LEAFHMOPFER (Ehmoasca fabae Harr.)

Flo r ida. J. R. W.atson (Sentember 24): Bean leafhopopcrs are causing much
trouThle to beans; the,, -)re very abundant over all Florida.

GREZIN STIMIC BUC (Acrosterrnun hilaris Say)

Kentucky. M. L. Didla e (Aa,uu 30): The green stink bur, is injurinv- lima
bean pods in Shelby County.

BEANC THRIP3 (H.Teliothri-rs fasciatus Porg.)

Californ ia. S. Locln.mod (Sentember 21): Darinig August and Scot ember the bear
thrips has been respconsibCle for rathc-r severe but loca-:lized drrrai7c to
beans in the San Joaquin. Valley. Near 7'estlcy in Stannislaus County apprroy
i-rlntely 1,200 acres have been *defoliated to a mar ked de,7rec. In Sutter County this insect, while present on all typoes of beans, has not been so severely injurious as in Stani slus County but has dropped from 10 to 20
prer cent of the leaves in some areas.


HARLE~QUIN 3UG (Murgantia histrionica Hahrn)

Vir--inia. H. G. Walk7er and L. D. Anderson (September 27): The harlequin bug,
ais rcported last month, continues to be very injurioucs to cruciferous croT.
in tidev-ater VirF ,inin_ Severa l fields of kale, cabbat~e, and collards havc
been. comi:Kletely destroyed by this pecst.

M~yr -1. n( E. T Cory (Somtember 22): The harlequin bug is reported os rreser g nca lly, attnckinr< cabbage (_.

Oh-io. .. Prs(So-oterber 20): Comnplaints are still boing, received about
inj .xy to cabb::jrc from t:,-is insect. All of th,'ese complaints come from
co nti r-.s in sout'-ern Ohio from Cinclnn! ti to \arietto.

I ndiana. J. J. Da-.vis (Sentember 27): The harlequin bug h-ao had a wider disti
b itiox and more alb mdan- t in Indi onr tblan ever before recorded. Until thi t
yea'r V e hnve never had records in Indianr. north of t!7:, tier of counties alonv t]:P 0hi' River. The last of Aug *ust and in early Sepotember we had

re-ports of abundance and injury from Washington, New Albany, Bloomfield,
and Indiananolis.

Illinbis. W. Flint (tber 2): The hrrlecuin buw continues to be received from various onrcies of Cruciferae.'

Kentucky. L. Didlake (August 30): The harlequin bu is very abundant everywhere.
'J. A. Price (September 26): The harlequin bug continues to be nrevalent
generally over the State.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (Seotember 15): One re-ort from Ford records the harlequin bug as abundant in gardens.

Alabama. J. M. Robinson (Auzst): The harlequin bug is from moderately to
very abundant in Leeds and Tuscaloosa. (September 22): The harlequin
bug is moderately abundant in Tuscaloosa and Straven on collards.

Mississi-ni. C. Lyle (September 23): Severe injury to turnips and mustard
was reported from Verona, Lee County, on Sentember 1, and from Jackson,
Hinds County, on September 9.

New Mexico. J. R. :Eyer (September 1): The harlequin bug, is giving us considerable trouble this season.

CABBAGE ETORF (Hellula undolis Fab.)

Virginia. H; G. Walker and L. D. Anderson (Setember 27): The cabbage :ebwormn
is causing considerable damage in some fields of cruciferous croes in the
Norfolk area.

North Carolina. W. A. Thomas (Septenber 19): The cabbage webwormns are already
serioudymjuring various cruciferous crots in the vicinity of Chadbourn.
Summer collards are being injured by the larvae boring in the bud and leaf
petioles. Turnips and other fall croeos of this tyre are being destroyed
over much of the Chadbourn area.

South Carolina. A. Lutken (September 24): Cabbage webvormis have been abundant
on collards, turnips, and cabbage.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 23): Specimens wore received from Jackson,
Hinds Cozunty, on Seotember 12, with a recoort that turnips and mustard in
a home garden had been -Oractically ruined by them.

DIAMOND-BACK MOTH (Plutella maculinennis Curt.)

Virginia. H. G. Walker and L. D. Anderson (Se-otember 27): The diamond-back
moth ooulation is building up rapidly at Norfolk and vill undoubtedly
cause considerable damage unless the narasites or the weather conditions
check its raid multi-olication.

CABBAGE LOOPER (Autographa brassicae Riley) PANT
Virginia. H. G. Walker and L. D. Anderson (Seatember 27): The cabbage looper,
and the imported cabbase worm (Ascia ranae L.) have caused considerable danaeein -some erly cabbage fields at norfQk, but in general they have
no een very injurous- during the -ast month.

foorcr .nre abundant smd
dn7,, -7e in hoirth- rn ILliiois.

0 77. Smith .- nri P. X. (So-otcmbcr 13)- Smmmer crucifer crops
Wer,- so,.-(,r(.:ly injured'. in rart b%7 thc cabb;.-,( looper in the vicini of
B n, t o n. RoL ,: e d ur i ng -Vi,, -a s t an d cri r 1 y S e r' emb .0, r.

CROSS-STRIP= CAB3,,N'G47 '._.'OX' (Evgr;--estis rimosalis Guen.)

L o ui s i -L nr-i 0. E.. Smith and P. K. Harrison (Se-otember 13): The cross-strined
cabbe-::c, Vorm was one of thc major s-r-ccies, ';:hich severely dnnagod s,,=ner
cr')_ci'fcrs in ti-lu vicinit-7 of Baton Rouge duriiw7 u ;ust nnd early, Sentomber.


SWASH BUG (Anasa tristis Do-3.

Indian,). J. J. Davis (Se-otember 27): Squisn v.*,--re rc-ported r)bun .'-nt enrly
in Se-otember from, Jcffersonvil1c, Lniavctte, and Lowe.11.

Illinoi s. L. H. S]hrwoshire (Sertr-nber 19): Squ,-s- bu,-s are abundant bat cncusin-, little injury. 11ults are no*v, sccki-iF ;intcr quarters in northcrIll inni s.

Kentuclcy. L. Didlake (Aw, ,st 30): Squash bur-s are vOr7 a7nunar nt.

Vii sconsin. C. L. Fluke (Sentembor 26): The squash bu, 7- is moderatcIF abimd,, _nt
in Vcrnon, LaCrosse, Grant, Jeffcrson, and, Saul-, Comtif-s, on squash.

Nev; ','exico. J. R. 4 .,cr (Se-oternber 1): Squash are givin :, us considerable
trouble this season.

PICKLZ 14 ,, (Di,"hnnia s-pp.)

North Carolina. 'J. A. Thomas'(September 17): The pickle !, om (D. nitidalis
Stoll) anc] the -nelon ,*orm (a. L.) have. Icvelo-,ed a r' thor 'Lleavy
infestation v-.ithin the past few days and are, ver.- noticeable o.-. late s-, sq*Jalsh at Chadbol)xn. The youn,: fruit is bcin,-- entered by the pickle
', 01-r an sornc of t' ie plants rrc ,l-no,3t defolial bV tne --nelo- Vorm.

SqTj.IS'_q 3ORZR (11 e 1 i t t ia F;, ty ri ni f o rmi -. Kbn.

Illinoi % L. H. Shropshire (Se-oternber 19): Inj-ary by the squash vine borer
e1-.cecf1s tl-)Lt done by the squzisl'i b-i,-. 1!ost of t,-. bor ,rs have left t -Ic
-_nrl -Pry be, fo-,)nd in co4roons at the base.


S*,.'7:=POT'.TO HITEFLY'(Be-nisi-i i-cons-oicun Quaint.)

Flo ri E. and, (,,. B. 14crrill (Se-ttember 115): The sweet-notrito vhitefly is roderntel,., to v'ery rtbundnnt in lachua nnd sevcr.-l adjoining co=tics, ,?,nd rrobribl,- in -nrmy sections of thc Stnte.


TORTOISE.~.BTLES (Cassidinse)

Mississippi. C. Lyle and assistants (September): There have been reports of
serious injury to sweetootato by tortoise beetles in the north-central part
of the State. (Abstract, G7..)


BEET LAIFHOF:ER (Eutettix tenellus Bak.)

Idaho. R. 71. Haegele (Sentember 21): The desert poouletions in southern
Idaho are somewhat hi cr than in 1931, but are still much locr than in
the years 1927 to 1930, inclusive. The s-rin7 and sunmer o-oulations ore sufficiently lo: to result in very little curly-top dom-ge to beets. The tomato cron in southwestern Idaho is free from bli-t owing to scarcity of
beet leafho-oers.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (Sentember 23): The beet leafhooer is doing little darmage in most localities in northern Utah.


RUSTY TUSSOCKROTH (Notolothus .ntiqua L.)

Alaska. Geo. M. Pilcher (July 25): There are millions of caterpillars sTreading out fan-wise in a district not more than 2 by 3 miles (about 8 miles
back in the hills front the Yukon River at Marshall), the center being
within one-half mile of Fortuna Ledge (Post Office). They have invaded
my garden at this lc, but have done no real damage. There may be other
localities infested, but I do not know of them. I first discovered the
caterpillars in a blueberry match in the Wilson Creek Valley, July 10. I
found places untouched by-them and other spots where they were so thick
that I counted from 10 to 20 on a clummo of bushes that I could cover with
my hat. I found no bush that had lost half its leaves. On July 24 I went
over the same section and many berry bushes were completely devoid of
leaves, and cocoons were hanging on bare twigs and stems everywhere. 7illow, particularly mussy willov, is being strioed. In my garden the
caterpillars have slightly infested radishes and turnips, and severely
infested rhubarb grown just outside the garden.

PALE TUSSOCK MOTH (Halisidota tessellaris'S. & A.)

Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Ham-pshire. J. V. Schaffner, jr. (September 24): In various localities throuh southern New Hemoshire, eastern Massachusetts and northern Connecticut we have found larvae very common
in oak and mixed Woodlands and on shade trees.

FALL WEBSORM (Hythantria cunea Drury)

North Carolina. U. A. Thomas (Seotember 15): This insect is very abundant
at Chadbourn, causin the defoliation of pecan, walnut, and various forest
trees. Their unsightly nests are cons-oicuous in the forests along the highway.


So ith Carolina. A. Lut!;en (September 24): The fall webworm was abundant on
,,r simrnans in Beaufort .Counjty the last of kagust.

GC}&),r-ia. J. B. Gill1 (Septemnber 25): The fall Wcbworm has shown upc in conSidE
able numbers in necan orchards in scattered localities in the 'southern
portion of Georgia.

Oh,,io. T. H. Pax~s (Se-otember 20): Injuary and defoliation have been very sevE
in Columbus. .Somne shade trees have been almost defoliated and the worms
are -now attackin,-: shrubs and hedges.

Kentlucky. WJ. A. Price (September 26):- The fall 1wvebworn has caused considerate
damgeto shade trees in Louisville, Lcxin;7ton, and Shelbyville.

Mississi-ori. C. Lyle and assistants (Seote'nber): The fall webworm is very
,7ebund.--nt on necan, nyersi-nmnon, sweet gum, anid other trees in Hinds, Madison
Claiborne, and Ban!kin Counties. 'The" worms voro first noticed about the
latter rrirt of Auguast.

A FALL .7:,,7OR1h1 (Hyphantria textor Harr.)

Nez' DT;--rid end New York,. E. P. Felt (September 23): The fall v'ebworn H.
tc xtor has been very abundant here and there upon forest trees in sou thWe St e rne ITC ngland and southeastern New York.

YIe7' Ha T,7sh ir c. L. C. Glover (September 22): Thei f all we"b7worn is very abundax
it has been noted- on several s-necies of trces, especcially a-p-pe.

Verrront. H. L. Bail ey (Senotembeor 27): Fall rcbv'or-ns axe moderately abundant,
1 s,2,e so than 1931;'

Connecticut. M.P. Zappe (Sepotember): -Appears to be very abundant- -probably
more so than avera;'e.

Rhode Island. A. E2. Steno (Setenber 28): Th e 'fal1*r Tebvo r-n i s again abundant
althu'.101h in somne -laces "oerhan~s not quiit-e so numerous as last yea:.

Penn sylvania. J. 11. Knull (Sruptember 14): The fall webworm H. textor is very
abuvlndant in the u-oepatoThpinCutalnte Susquehanna River.
Mainy trees have been *entirely defoliated.

7ALI1JT CAT7,,PILL.1R (Datana, integerrima G. & R.)

Y&;ar 1Jnd. 'l. Cory a.nd staff (September 22): The vzalnut cater-oillar is
pre-ont {;-enereily on walnutt and -nccor over Maryland.

Q-er~~.J. B. Gill (Sentember 25): There has been a rather lil-'1ht infestatio
in ncme--n orehr'rds of G orJia diirin ,, the -present season.

Oltie IT~. Br'(September 21): 7Jalnut dat'inas are bad and far above avers
::-:yV:li~ttrees hrave been nartiallj defolia-ted.

Lo>,ii sian'. C. 7. Smith and C. 0. Hopkins (Sep~tember 9): A number of recat,
trci z., of conside(rable- size which had recently been defolianted were observed
i~n Bointr Ooi~iree, St. Landry, and St. Marxtin Pa-rishes.


Mississippi. C. Lyle and assistants (Sentember): Serious damage to necan trees
has been noted in Adams and Wilkinson Counties, where about 75 per cent of the trees are completely defoliated. Slight damage to necans Was noted in
Pike County.

YELL0W-NECKED CATERPILLAR (Datana ministra Drury)

Vermont. H. L. Bailey (Sentember 27): Yellow-necked apple tree caterpillar is
abundant in the western part of the State. Noted a row of small elms in
Shelburne practically defoliated.

EASTERN TENT CATERPILLAR (Malacosoma americana Fab.)

Iowa. C. N. Ainslie (September 12): An unusual outbreak of two species, M.
americana and M.L disstria Hbn., is appearing on various trees in the area
near Sioux City, apple, elm, and boxelder being very generally attacked.
The nests are sporadic, some localities showing heavy infestation, others but little. Little interest is being shown in the easily applied control

WALKINGSTICK (Diaoheromera femorata Say) Maine. H. B. Peirson (August 26): Two walkingsticks were received from Agamenticus, August 26.

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knull (Seotember 18): An infestation of walkingsticks
was observed in Bcar Valley, west of Uper Strasburg, Franklin County. Many
of the forest trees, especially the lindens, were severely defoliated.

PIGEON TREMEX (Tremex columba L.)

Rhode Island. A. E. Stene (Seotember 28): An insect rarely reported in nrevious years, the nigeon tremex has been sent in from several sections of
the State this year, indicating that it is probably unusually abundant.


BIRCH SKELETONIZER (Bucculatrix canadensisella Chamb.)

Maine and New Hampshire. J. V. Schaffner, jr. (September 24): Severe infestations have been reported in southern parts of New Hampshire and Maine.

Maine. H. B. Peirson (August 26): Bi:ch throughout the northern half of the
State is severely attacked.

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knuill (September 14): The birch leaf skeletonizer is very
abundant in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. In many places the
foliage df the gray birches looks as if it had been killed by fire.

BIRCH LEAF-MINING SAUFLY (Phyllotoma nemorata Fallen)

Maine. H. B. Peirson (AugCust 26): There is a heavy outbreak throu hqout the
State of the birch sawfly leafminer. It is more severe than last year.


Vermont. H. L. Bailey (September 27): The birch leaf miner is very abundant in
northern sections of the State.

BIRCH L-AF MINR (Fenusa nounila Klug)

Mine. H. B. Peirson (Augast 26): The birch leaf min-r is attacking black birch
(Bridle. Lnta) in Aura;sta.


BOXELDER BUG (Letocoris trivittatus Say)

Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 27): The .boxelder bug has been unusually abundant in the northern half of Indiana since September 9. In most cases they were re-ported as abundant on boxelder but in some cases they were reported
prim-arily as annoying pests.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (September 27): Boxelder bugs have again appeared in
large numbers throughout the State and are resultin? in many inquiries conceirnin;: the possibility of their doing injury in homes or similar places
where they are found crawling about.

innesota. A. G. Ruggles (Septe-nber 26): Boxedler bugs are more numerous even
than they were in 1931.


CATALPA SPHINX (Ceratomia catalpae Bdv.)

Kentucky. V. L. Didlake (August 30): The catalpa sohinx is defolia.ting trees
in Fayette, Franklin, Shelby, and Jefferson Counties.


EL M LEAF BEETLE (Galerucella xanthomelaena Schr.)

Maine. H. B, Peirson (AuTast): The elm leaf beetle is reported from the southern
third of the State. This insect appears to be on the increase.

eW -a shire. L. C. Glover (September 22): The second generation of the elm
lc"i beetle has done a moderate amount of damage to elms in the County of
Strafford around DIrham, Dover, Strafford, Exeter, and -brtsmouth. A little
fccding was noted north of Rochester.

ConnccticAt andRhode Island. E.. P. Felt (Seotember 23): Eggs and young larvae
were found in mid-Au:ust at Cranston, R. I., and M4ystic, Conn., indicating
a probable second brood. Reports of serious injury in many of the older
towns in Connecticut, notably Guilford, Bronford, Madison, Lyme, and Saybrook, Lov been received. There has been very general defoliation in many areas in
couthlern Jestchester County.

Califorjia. A. C. Browne (September 3): When in 1923 the elm leaf beetle Was
first found in California, some concern was felt that in its new environment
it mi tt find some crone of economic importance that would prove to its liking.


Later observations seemed in -neasu-.r'c* 'to confi-rn the e,: trly su-r)icions v,hen the beetle w;ns foj-nd feedin,-; on t'L-.c f'olia,-e of' -,l-nonds nc.?,Y T- ilare. Sub s equent observations 'nave not reveaicd any special tcndcncy to foed on thi s
hostv v-hich Tould secn to th, t th-e choice h,-v1 boen rrom-otucd t h ro u &tL
lac_: ol' othcr suitable Tieteri, -11. 0-, Au -ast 15, 1932, w1hat to b e e lm leaf beetles, was re-oorted attacking a plantir.,- of Kentucky "onder beans at
Dutch !".at. Investigation confirm,. d the q,.is-picions vhen numerous a(l,,lts
were t7i2:en from the com-oletely riddled leaves oJ'. the bean -olant .,. Some large
elms standin-r- across the road about 400 feet away h,-),d boc n defolip ted
by the be,, tlcs, 'whidh had ther, iB*ele ted the near-by beans.

ELM SPAY *10 R' (E nno to sub s iima r i us 11b n.

Penn syl vani a. J. IT. Knull (September 14): During the season just -Oasscd there
have been heavy in Jfest,- t ions in the northc-aster--. rc .rt of Pennsylvz nia. In
-nan'" mlaccs the folia ;e of the forest tre-,,s has been severely injured.

EL LAZEBUG (Corythdcha* ul-ni 0. & D.

New York. E. F. Felt (Se-,)te-nber 23): The' elm lacebu was r-o-oorted as injurious
to elms at Amenia, the insect lhavin,:- been prevalent 'Lot the -oast 'Lour or
five years.


SPRUCE S. .711Y (Neodi-ori6h abietis I-TT- r r

Maine. H. B. Person (Sentember 6): So-,nr fir was heavily infested v-it'1-1 the,
s-oruc o s 7Yfly in martinn, ir'hi"11-- so-rc s-! )ruce in the same stand T-- not --),ffccted.
'This soc-ns. to be the usurLl c,Ise in Vnine even thou,,-1--i the na-ne indicates otherV,-i se.

A2" HI D (Drey usia ricet, Ratz.)

Mai n c H. B. Person (Au6-ust 22): Fir on Monhegan Island, situated about 15 miles
off the mainland, is heavily y infested vith the fir barlc louse.


SOUR GTM CASE B7,,,' R,7,-,R (.1.ntis"niln n-ssaefoli, lla Cle-r.)

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knull (Sentember 15): T'ne sour case-cutter 'is abundant
in different -narts of Fenns rlvnnia.


TI711G GIRDLERL (Oncideres cin; ulitus: Say)

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knul-1. (Se-ote-nber 18): The t--ig-girdler ha-s been very abundant in 1Franl--Jin CouxLty this f&Jl.

HICKORY AGRILUS (Agri'lus otiosus Say)

Connecticut. E. F. Felt (Se-otember 23): The hicl,:ory agrilus is so-newhat -Ore-va1 en t u- )o n hickories, at Stamfor,!, causin-- characteristic dyin til-)s bearing ;
a few leaves.


LOCUST LDIF !1INER (Chaj;L-ous dor sali s Thunb.)

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knull (September 1): The locust leaf miner is abundant in
parts, of Fayette and Wlestmoreland Counties.


GREEN-STRIPED MAPLE "JOR (Ani so ta rub icunda, Fab.)

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (Sentember 26): This insect has caused considerable defoliation of mapole trees in certain localities. The second generation is
causin.- defoliation of a grove near Denton.

WOO0LLY MAPLE LEAF SCALJE (Phenacoccus acericola Ying7-)

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knull (Se-otember 22): This i-n-ect was found infesting
suga ?m-ole in Philadelnhia.
ORA.NGEr-STRIPED OAK 'Oq~" (Anisote senatoria, S. ?cA)

Vernont. H. L. Bailey (Se?)tenbe~r 27): Thne- yellow-striped Oak caterpillar is
very abundant in C'harlotte and vicinity.

1Massachusetts, Phode Island, -ind Connecticut. J. V. Schaffner, jr. (Senternber
24): Th~is species wan-s reported -3s abundant on oakcs near Dennis, las.
Gro ton, Freston and, Ledynrd, Conn. and 7'7es-terly, R. I. The infestation
at Ledyr-rd_ was reported to extend over at le,-ast l-square mile.

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knull (Sentember 15): The yellow-striped oak caterpillar
has been abundant on various s-reocies of oakcs in Fra.nklin County.

Vir,-inia. C. R. Willey (September 26): Th1is caternillar seems more abundant
in the forests this fa-ll than usual.

CALIFOPITIA OAK M1OTH (Phr gnnidia californica Pnclr.) California. E. 0. Essic; (Se-ote-nbcr 1): In Alarieda and Contra Cost Counties liv
oaks are cosvpletelv! defoli, ted in certain areas. The second brood occurred
durinrc the month of Auu)ust. (S,-otember 22): The insect continues to be
veryT destructive to oaks in the San. Francisco Bay Region.

OAK T!1 3 FRT21TE (Hv-i-n.-l!lus vi llosus Fab.) M~ssc~~cts32. P. Fclt (Scrntumbc. r 233): The oak,- twig pruner is renorted as
vey bljnmq,-)nt in Martha' s Vineyard.
Pennsylvania. J. Y. Knmill (Se'ntember !.C): The oak twig poruner has boon vez7
abujndant in wooded areps in Franiklin County this year.

EUROPEIN~ PINE SHOOT 'IOTH (Rhaionia buoliana, Schiff.)

L~l\Yic.L. A. Stearns (August 26)s: The Eurornean nine shoot -mothi s rsent
in Hp-rriri rton on yellow -nine.


SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE (Dendroctonus frontalis Zimm.)

Southeastern United States. R. A. St. George (September 26): During Se-otember additional outbreaks of the southern pine beetle have reached this office. Upon an investigation a serious infestation was found at Farmington (10 miles west of Winston-Salem), N. C. Several acres of fine
virgin shortleaf nine timber were being killed. The trees would cut
about 30,000 board feet per acre, a very high yield for this locality.
The attack started about July 1 and the brood which emerged continued
to enlarge the infested area. About 200 newly infested trees were found
when the tract was examined Sertember 1. Outbreaks of this beetle during the season 1932 have been reported from the following States: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi,
and Arkansas. In general the beetle has been more active in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions than has been the case for several years. The
previous outbreaks were confined more to the mountainous and, to a lesser
extent, to the Piedmont regions. The only activity this year noted in
the mountainous area Was within a 25 mile radius of Ashevillo, N. C. A recent reconnaissance study of the Smoky Mountain National Park revealed
no indications of activity this season, quite in contrast to the situation
in 1931.

Kentucky. W. A. Price (September 26): The southern pine beetle is injuring
pines at Louisville and Lexington.

A CONE BEETLE (Conoththorus coniperda Schwarz)

Connecticut. E. P. Felt (September 23): The pine cone beetle is reported abundant on white nine at Danbury.

RED-HEADED PINE SAWhFLY (Neodinrion lecontei Fitchy

Maine. H. B. Peirson (September 6): The red-headed pine sawfly is attacking
red pine at Portland.

PINE BARK APHID (Pineus strobi Htg.)

Connecticut. M. P. Zanpe (Sepotember): Chermes pinicorticis Fitch appears to
be very much less abundant than it has been for several years. Nursery
trees are practically clean, and the insect has been found on only a few occasions where normally it is quite abundant where white nine is grown.

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COTTOITIon Lal,,F BEEZPLE, (f somela scri-pta, Fab.

PF.nn*gylv,-nia. G. L.. Va'rniey (Au,,ust 02): 'amnles* of a leaf-eatin- beetle vhich
is ra-pidly asslaming epide-nic staF' s, on the younE ac;-pen. or PoT)ulus, tremuloide
stands on the Allegl pny National Forest at.lAarienville.

'JILLOT-7 CURCTJLIO (Cry-ptorhynchus lapathi L.) Minnesota. A.. G. Ruggles (Sept.ember 26): Abundant on noplar near Savage; re-oorted previously fro.11 Rochester.


:4 18TERN SPRUCE BEMLE (Dendroc tonus .-pic ear erda Hotic.)

'Mai ne. H. B. Person (Septembe'r 6): An outbreak is occurrin- in Tovnship 1,
Ran- :-e 7,, and considerable virgin. sp rlx 6 is being destroyed.

'RED TU=*TINZ BEETLE, (Ento-ry)scelis adonidis Pal.)

V a ry lan d. EE. N. Cory (September 22): The red turpentine beetle is -oresent in
Easton on silver -s-oruce.

SPRUCE BUL 301" (Tlarmolo,- a f urni f crana C1 em. iisconsin. 7. L. Chambers (Se-pterdbet 27): The s-cruce budworrn continued its
ravages in several northern 77isconsin couxities, defoli,-tin,7 large nixnbers of pines and spruce, trees. One entire section of forest trees was -practicallycon-olctely defoliated in Bayfie'l' County.

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SYCAMO=l LACEBUG (Corythacha cilinta Say) K "En --,land and, New, Yo rk.. E. F. Felt. (Sc ptember 23): The sycamore lacebuc ha
been unusually abundant and injurious in late su-nner throu, ,hout much of so-at' v -estern Enrl-lanO and southeastern Yorl-, the foli:ir-c on sycamore srrou
beinC, especially favored and sorne7.,.-hat : ,encrally discolored.

ALD:M FL_-. B7-"TT,-- (Ha1tica bi mar,-inata Sa,7) if-:-,n. E. I. McManiel (Au, _'ust 30): Tht alder flea bect1c is doint serious
to V'i'llows al 0 n.,:. tl e c-hores of LV-e Huron, in the vicinity of Bay Cit,
In some -pl,.Yce the beetle,:, h,- Ive completely stripped the foliage, from these
tl ecs for miles alon; the lalce shore. The second brood have just emerged
,and are conLre ;ating on the nc-,,,, folia _,e An swarms.




FULLER'IS ROSE BEETLE (Asynonychus godmani Crotch)

Virginia. H. G. Walker and L. D. Anderson (September 27): The Fuller ts rose
weevil is more abundant than usual and has been reported as injuring a wide
variety of plants at Norfolk.

North Carolina. W. A. Thomas (September 12): This insect is now feeding rather
abundantly on the foliage of magnolia bay in the wooded areas near the laboratory at Chadbourn. No specimens have been found feeding on cultivated crops
this season.

THREE-LINED POTATO BEETLE (Lema trilineta Oliv.)

Pennsylvania. J. N. Knull (September 30): This insect has been destructive to
patches of Japanese lantern plants at Mont Alto.

ACHEMON SPHINX (Pholus achemon Drury)

Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 23): Larvae collected from ornamental vines
were received from Durant, Yazoo City, and Meridian, during the past few
weeks. No appreciable damage was reported.

A MOTH BORER (Heliothis sp.)
North Dakota. J. A. Munro (September 20): Borers, determined as Heliothis sp.
by C. Heinrich, were reported to be prevalent in ground cherries in a garden
at Brampton, Sargent County.

A WASP (Scplia dubia Say)

Pennsylvania. E. P. Felt (September 23): A parasitic insect, S. dubia, was
Fory abundant on a lawn infested by grubs of both the Jnpanese beetle
(Pop illia japonica Newm.) and the green June beetle (Cotinis nitidalL.).

CHINESE MANTIS (Tenodera sinensis Sauss.) Connecticut. E. P. Felt (September 23): The Chinese mantid has been somewhat
abundant in Stamford and vicinity, a number of specimens having been taken
upon the business streets.

GARDEN CENTIPEDE (Scutigerella immaculata Newp.)

California. A. E. Michelbacher (September 19): The garden centipede has done
considerable damage to sweetpeas and snapdragons at Burlingame. The damage was in greenhouses in ground benches., Also, it is believed that the centipede may be doing severe damage to gardenias in raised benches. An examination of the soil in several beds where the plants were doing poorly showed
a fair concentration of the pest.

ASTER APHID (Arhis middlctoni Thos.) Nebraska. M. H. Swenk (September 20): Theoester aphid was the cause of complaints of damage to asters in Madison County that were received during the
first week in September.


A PYRALID (0mphalocera dentosa Grote) Connecticut. R. B. Friend (August 30): A number of Japanese barberry bushes in
Branford were severely defoliated.


LEAF CMPLER (Mineola indiginella Zell.) North Dakota. J. A. Munro (August 18): I am sending a branch of cotoneaster
from Fargo that is infested with worms which are evidently skeletonizers.
They have caused considerable damage of :late to several of these hedges in
Fargo. (Det. by C. Heinrich.)


CREPE MYRTLE APHID (Myzocallis kahawaluokalani Kirk.)

Mississippi. C. Lyle and assistants (September): Crepe myrtle in the vicinity
of Perkinston is very heavily infested.


EUONYMUS SCALE (Chionaspis euonymi Comst.) Virginia. H. G. Walker and L. D. Anderson (September 27): The euonymus scale
has been very injurious to euonymus plants in various parts of Tidewater.

Mississippi. C. Lyle and assistants (September): The euonymus scale has been
observed in many cases causing the death of shrubs in several instances throughout this district. (Works in Yalobusha, Grenada, and Montgomery


GLADIOLUS THRIPS (Taeniothrips gladioli M. & S.)

Maine. H. B. Peirson (September 8): The gladiolus thrips is very abundant in
Ba.r Harbor.

Rnhode Island. A. E. Stene (September 28): Gladiolbs growers are having more
trouble than ever with the thrips.

Illinois. 7. P. Flint (September 22): The gladiolus thrips ha$ been found at
Arlington Heights. This is the first record of this insect in the State.

IRIS BORER (Macronoctua onusta Grote) IMaryland. E. N. Cory (September 22): The iris borer is present in Baltimore
on iris bulbs.


MAGNOLIA SCALE (Neolecanium cornuparvmr Thro) New York. E. P. Felt (September 23): The magnolia scale was somewhat abundant and injurious to magnolias in Rochester.


PHLOX BUG (Lopidea media Say) Indiana. J. J. Davis (September 27): The phlox bug was destructive to hardy phlox at Columbus September 8.


SUGAROCANE BEETLE (Euetheola rugiceps Lec.) Mississippi. C. Lyle (September 23): Damage to several thousand rose plants in
a greenhouse at Columbus by adults was found in early September. The damage
had apparently been done early in August. Many of the plants had been gnawed
et almost in two just below the ground. It is supposed that the beetles came
into the greenhouse in the egg stage when the benches were filled with soil from a near-by pasture. By the time the damage was discovered most of the
beetles had escaped from the greenhouse.


BLACK-VINE WEEVIL (Brachyrhinus sulcatus Fab.) Massachuse'tts and New York. E. P. Felt (September 23):. The black vine weevil
hys been injurious in Milton, Mass., and has caused considerable injury to
Taxus in Ch'appaqua, N. Y.


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V-YE GNATS (Hippelates spp.) Mississippi. R. P. Colmer (September 19): Eye gnats are very numerous in George and Greene Counties.
ROVE BEETLES (Staphylinidae) Alabamna. K. L. Cockerham (September 21): Rove beetles were proving to be a very groat nuisance in sum-er cottagcs on the seashore near Foley. Great hordes


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of them appeared suddenly, came through the screens, T to the lights
inside of the su;rmer cottages, where they fell upon tables, beds, etc., in
great numbers. Residents complained that they were unable to eat with electric
lights on since these beetles fell down in the food.

BLACK WIDOW (Lathro eettes mactans Fab.)

Maryland. P. Knight (September 30): We have collected more hour glass spiders
in and near College Park. On September 9, I collected one male and one female
in my back yard, and today we collected 17 females and two males in about one hours time. Every trip we have taken for the purpose of finding these animals has been successful, though most of the collections have been females.

SPOTTED-LEGGED MOSQUITO (Psoroohora columbiae Dyar & Knab)

Florida. T. E. McNeel (September 21): During the second week in September the
worst infestation of mosquitoes ever recorded in this State took place. In
the Everglades section of Dade County, above Hialeah, unusual numbers of mosquitocs were observed for the first time on September 4 following a northwest
wind which blew for several days. By the 5th mosquitoes increased to unprecedented numbers, and by evening of that d.y they sounded like swarming bees.
i>ring the night, livestock could be heard running and fighting and on the
morning of September 6 dead animals were found on farms all over this section.
The recorded mortality was 80 head of cattle, 3 horses, 1 mule, 67 hogs, 20 chickens, and 2 dogs. Post mortems showed no mosquitoes in the respiratory apparatus and indicated that the animals died from loss of blood ond nervous exhaustion. The chief of the Bureau of Dairy Industry of Miami reported that
the milk supply from the Hialeah district was reduced 1,000 gallons per day from the period September 6 to 10 which covered and immediately followed the
mosquito outbreak.


TERMITES (Reticulitermes spp.)

7-ited States. T. B. Snyder (August): During the month of August 129 cases of
tenmite d:nmage to buildings were reoorted to the Bureau of Entomology. The
following list gives the number of cases reported from each section: Now Engand, 4; Middle Atlantic, 40; South Atlantic, 29; East Central, 12; West
Central, 9; Lov"r Mississippi, 29; and Pacific Coast, 5.

ANTS (Formicida.e)

Loiisiana. C. E. Smith and P. K. Harrison (September 8): The fire nt (Solnogsis reminta Fa b.) destroyed stands of cauliflower and cabbage seedlings in
two fields observed in the vicinity of Baton Rouge, by girdling the plants
ne!_r t!wc surface of the ground.