The Insect pest survey bulletin


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The Insect pest survey bulletin
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United States -- Bureau of Entomology
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Bureau of Entomology, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 1, 1921)-
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Vol. 14, no.9 issued only as a supplement..
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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.
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"A monthly review of entomological conditions throughout the United States" (varies slightly).
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Includes some supplements.

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V3l. 13 August 1, 1933 No. 6


In addition to reports of generally severe grasshopper infestation occurring in the Great Plains we have reports of very heavy infestation in the upper
-and lower peninsulas of Michigan, the northeastern one third of Wisconsin and two outbreaks in California, one in the Imperial Valley and the other in the San Francisco Bay district. The infest,,tion in the Mississippi Delta continued severe during July and several carloads of bait were distributed in that district. In northeastern Nebraska 18 carloads were used. We'do not have definite figures for the quantity of bait used in the D-:otas and Minnesota where the .eaviest control campaign is urdo way.

Serious chinch-bug 6utbreaks arc under way in eastern Kcnses, northern
Missouri, southern Iowa, central Illinois and Indiana, southern ichigan, and western Ohio. In Illinois and Ohio infestations are reported as nore severe than they have been in -ers.

The green June beetle is unusually prevalent this year in Ohio, Missouri, and Tcr-nessee.

Very heavy infestations of the Colorado potato beetle are reported from New ~g.jland, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North D-kota, eastern Tennessee, and eastern Wyoming. In the West these beet les !re decidedly more numerous th.n they have been before in the Yacima Valley of Washinton en an infestation covering a few square miles near the Weber-Davis County line has been discovered in northern Utah.

Very heawjvy infestations of the potato leah:pper "'ith the resulting hopper-burn injuryaje reported from the Miidl Atlatic States from Connecticut to Virginia and westward to Iowa and Hinnesota.

The potato tuber worm has been found in a number nf potato fields in
central Iowa. This is the first record we have for the State of Io-a and the first record of its being established in potatoes in the Central States.

The Mexican bean beetle was found far to the northwest of its known distribution in the St. Paul Minneapolis district of Minnesota. This is believed to be a corr.ercial jump and exteminationi is being attempted.

The gladiolus thrips was reported for the first time during July in eastern Iowa and Delaware.



GRASSEOPP S (Acrididae)

Michigan. Ray Rutson (July 22): Grasshoppers are very abundant in the upper
peninsula and the northern part of the lower peninsula.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (July 24): Very serious damage has occurred in about
30 counties of northern Wisconsin, principally the northeastern third. Nearly 100 tons of white arsenic was used in baits in addition to several carloads of molasses and many carloads of bran.

Minnesota. A. G. Riugles (July 15): We are controlling grasshoppers remarkably
well in spite of ideal weather for the hoppers. The prediction made last
December was 99 per cent correct.

North Dakota. J. A. Munro (July 22): Reports indicate that various species of
grasshoppers are very abundant over most of the area previously reported as
infested. Where control was begin early, successful poisoning campaigns
have resulted. Egs are now being deposited by Melanoplus bivittatus Say,
I1. mexicanus Sauss., and Camnula pellucida Scudd.
R. L. 01son (July 17): Strong grasshopper flights high in the air were
notel on July 9, in Bowman County, all going southeastward.

M-ississippi. C. Lyle (July 21): Several scattered outbreaks of grasshoppers,
chiefly M. differentialis Thos., in the Mississippi Delta were reported during the past month. Serious damage continued on several thousand acres of
corn, soybeans, and cotton at Parchrman until the application of several carloads of poisoned bait save control.

Nebraskca. R. Roberts (July 20): Grasshoppers have been very abundant in the
northeastern part e the State. A state-aided control campaign has been in progress for over a month, 18 carloads of poisoned bran mash have been
distributed, and ood 'ills hive boon re-orted.1 Reports have also been
received from Douglas, Salino, and _arlan Counties.

Wyoming. C. L. Corkins (July 21): Grasshoppers are very abundar.t. A severe
outbreak developed iur!ng earl- July in Crook County. The valleys are infested with M. bivittatus, a:d the grazing lands in the hills have a
mixed infestation of any species, which h are no, migrating to the valle-s.
Certain sections of Sheridani Courty have serious troubles. Minor outbreaks
have developed in Fremont, Johnson, a.' 7eston Coun.ties.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (July 11): M. bivittatus is damari:ng s-uar beets, strawbcrry7 plants, and blac::-cap raspberries at Hooptr. Grpsshoprers are domain
alfalfa and grain on the ranches in ull Valley, ~articularly .t losepa.
Large numbers of 1. eexicanus are becomin- adult in man- parts of Toccle
County and are causing serious damage to crops at Grantsville. (July 21): Grasshoppers completely dest-'oved a 3-acro sugar-beet patch, then advanced
upon wheat and barley during Jane, in the low area west of Provo.

California. A. 7. Michelbachelor (July 20): In at least one area near Tracy the
di'cretial grasshopper, _. diffcrentialis, is rather abundant. I have


watched the development, and at the present time a large number have reached
the adult stage.
Evening Star, Washington, D. C. (July 26): The worst grasshopper plague in
17 years is being experienced by Imperial Valley. Desperate in their efforts
to destroy the pest, farmers plan to import pheasants in the hope that the
birds will eat the hoppers before the second cro_ Apito'uts wings. GfapeTruit
have been devoured by the thousands.

WHITE GRUBS (Phyllophaga spp.)

Illinois. W. P. Flint (July 22): Serious damage from white grubs is beginning
to show in cornfields in northern Illinois. .

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (July 24): Serious losses from white grubs are being
reported by nursery inspectors and other field men in some of the southern

Iowa. H. 7. Jaques (July 24):, The area of.serious infestation in northwestern
Iowa seems to be enlarging to the east. The ~bandtrce in other parts of the
State seems less than normal for this brood.

Missouri. I. Haseman (July 25): Only the -sual number of white grubs at this
season in central issouri; though in southern issouri one orchardist
reported defoliations of apple recently.

GREI JUNE BEETLE (Cotinis nitida L.)

Ohio. N. F. Howard (July 10): Adults were present in large numbers on sweet
corn and cucumbers at Marietta on July 8. They.were so numerous as to
resemble a swarm of large bumble beesp.

Missouri. L. Haseman (July 25): At Colrmbia the green June beetle'was quite
abundant for a few days, July 15 to 20.

Tennessee. G. Ii. Bentley (July 22): Green June beetles weie very
the Cumberland Plateau section and Knox County.

JAPA:TESE BEETLE (Popillia japonica Newm.)

General. C. T. Hadley (July 24): In the older infested territory the Japanese
beetle is less abundart than last year. This is especially true in the
Philadelphia suburban region. In the more recently infested territory the
beetle is abundant and foodinT extensively on the usual preferred food plants.
In addition to those plants, the beetle is this year feeding on alfalfa,
clover, and beans. It has also been causing, for the first time, considerable
injury in nursery plantings to evergreens, especially Cryptomaria and juniper,
as well as to rhododendrons and azaleas. The insect has also been reported as feeding extensively on a cultivated banana plant in a yard at Moorestown.
Feeding on waxmyrtle (irrica carolinensis) has been extensive at the Wildwood Golf Course at Burleigh, ,T. J.

New Jersey. Headlee and Burdette (July 24): The Japanese beetle is very abundant.

Delaware. L, A. Stearns (July 22): The Japanese beetle is reported in northern
Dclaware--Wilmington and vicinity; the infestation is severe, on the increase, and spreading southward.

District of Columbia. A. N. Caudell (July 10): The Japanese beetle nas found at
the corner of Keefer Place and Lt6h Street, N. W., Washington. It may be found
common all over our neighborhood now,

ASIATIC GARDXN BETLE (Autoserica castanea Arrovw)

New York. C. H. Hadley (July 24): This beetle is more abundant on Long.Island
this year than it was in 1932. Reports of injury have been received from small
property owners as well as from large estates in the infested region. Extensive d&nage to much ornamental plants as chri'santhemum3, asters, orchids, and
dahlias is common, and in gardens the feeding is heavy', on cabbage,, eggplant,
and peppers.

COMMON RED SPIDER (Tetranychus telarius L.)

Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (July 12):, Weather has been dry and hot and red spiders
are more abundant than usual at Marslallville, causing considerable
yard plants.

Florida. J. R. Watson (July 24): According to F. ". Walker, entomologist at our
field station at Monticello, the red spider T. telarius is doing considerable
damage to foliage of pecans in that district.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (July 26): The red spider was heavily infesting Colorado
blue spruce at Valparaiso June 20. During the past month it has also been
abundant on evergreens and phlox at Lafa-ette.

Kentucky. W. A. Price (July 24): Red spiders are found commonly over the State.
They have been especially injurious to cverereons alns1 ivy..

Wisconsin. E. L. Cha%-nmbers and assistants (July 1):' A small red spider, as reported by the county :gent of Grant County, is destroying rany fine evergreens.
They have killed seven fine white pi;ncs 30 ears old an^ a good many more
Sare ba .ly affected.

Minnesota. A. G. Ruggles (July 15): Red spiloers are very injurious to evergreens
and raspberries this season.

Tennessee. G. M. Bentley (July 22): The red spider has been fairly common on
silver maple throughout eastern Tcrnessee during June -*:d July.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (July 21): Reports of injury to v-r!ous ornamertal p~nts
by red spiders have ben received recently from Lee, Copi-h, Hancoc=, and
Sunflo::er Counties. One report of a heavy i nfestation on cotton was received
from Le Flore County.

Nebr.ska. R. Roberts (July 20): A report w-s received the latter part of June
from Keith County, stating that the red spider was attacking a Black Hills
spruce tree. A Douglas County correspondent reported it ,orking on a willow


Utah. G. F. Knowlton (July 21): Red spider injury has b:en auite general and
often severe in Utah County raspberry patches this year.



CHINCH BUG (Blissus leucopterus Say)

northeastern United States. E. P. Felt (July 27): Infestations in lawns have
come to my notice recently from Philadelphia, Pa., northern New Jersey,
southern ow York, and southern Connecticut.

Pennsylvania. J. S. Pinckney (July 22): An outbreak was reported on corn near
Goodyear, Cumberland County.

Ohio. T. H. Parks (July 13): We are having the worst infestation in many years.
May was rainy; June was dry. Bugs have destroyed many plantings of barley in Madison, Union, and Delaware Counties. They began moving out of barley and wheat fields the last week of June and were still moving July 13. One
gas company has already sold 5,000 gallons of tar for making barriers. Madison County shipped in several carloads of tar. Miles of tar lines have been made and as many.dust barriers. A few fields of corn were ruined before the
farmers were aware of the bugs. The area affected is mainly in thc westcentral counties. Reports of damage have reached us from 14 counties.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (July 25): The chinch bug has been an outstanding problem
in many sections of the State. There qre t-o centers of infestation. One in
the northwestern corner includes Newton, Benton, Lake, and LaPorte Counties.
The other is in the northeastern part of Indiana and includes the counties of
Jay, Adams, Allen, Steuben, Wells, Elkhart, and Blockford. Reports of infestations in small grain or migrations from small grain to corn have been reported from the above areas throughout the month. June 29 the bugs were moving from barley and oats into corn at Fowler. Apparently barley is the
source of the heaviest infestations.

Illinois. W. P. Flint (July 22): during the past month the chinch bug has been
the outstanding crop pest in the State. Spotted heavy damage has occurred
from Randolph, Montgomery, Clay, and Jasper Counties on the south to Rock
Island, Henry, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, and Cook Counties on the north. The first
brood has now matured snd a general:flight has taken place over the cornfields.
The weather is do dry that the second brood will probably cause serious
damage throughout the heart of the Illinois corn belt. From present indicationE
it is possible that the bugs may cause aloss of 25 per cent of the corn crop
in this area.

Michigan. P. H. Pettit (July 12): I have just received word. that chinch bugs
have destroyed many fields of corn, barley, and some oats at the town of
Seneca, Lena:woe County. This is the first serious outbreak that 'To haive had
in several years.
Ray Eutson (July 22): There are several outbreaks in Berrien County. From
time to time we have had trouble in others of the southern counties, but this

is the- first time the bug has caused any damage in Berrien.

Minnesota. A. G. Rugglcs (July 15): The chinch bug is very a:bund ant in Gooduae,
Washington, Muillo Lacs, Anoka, and Wabasha Counties.

Iowa. C. J. Driako (July 27): Chinch bug injury has been very severe in the two
southern tiers of counties in Iowa. Losses are quite heavy, especially from
Taylor and Union Counties east to Leo and Louisa Counties. In a fc' cases
some injury was done in the third tier of counties. At the present time the adults of the first generation are depositing their eggs and the young of the
second generation are beginning to appear in considerable numbers.

Missouri. L. Hasean (July 25): Infestation has been general and in some places
very heavy over the northern half of the State. The bugs are most abundant
north of the Missouri River a-nd near the Iowa line.

Tennessee. G. 1. Bentley (July 22): The clhinch bug is abundant around Manchester
in Coffee County where it is d.maging corn.

Nebraska. R. Roberts (July 20): UTxnerous reports were received from Richardson,
Saline, Gosper, Lancaster, and Furnes Counties.

Kans,,.s. H. R. Bryson (July 25): Observations made n a trip through Morris,
Riley, Geary,, M1arion, Dicki'.son, Butler, Sedgwick, and Chase Counties revealed
chinch bugs being quite destructive to corn anud sorghums and adjoining fields
of small grains. Dry weather *was favorable to the bugs in their attack on the
row crops. Reports of injury have also been received from Wabaunsee, Cloud,
and Mizrni C ountics.

CORN EAR WOP (Heliothis obsoleta Fab.)

Newv York. P. J. Parrott (July 24):. The first brood of corn ear vorm is moderately
N. Y. State Coll. of Agr. News Ltter (July): Corn ear worms are prevalent
in Suffolk Ocunty and found working on tas.lels; also numerous in potato fields

New Jerseyr. Headlee and Burdette (July 24): The corn car n-rm is very abundant.

PennsyIvan i ;-T. L. Guyton (July 20): The corn e ar worm is very abundant at
Harrisburg at the local market.

Maryland. E. Y. Cory (July 24): Ear worms arc attacking corn in Somerset and
Montgomery Counties.

Virginia. H. G. Walker (July 26): The corn car worm is moderately abundant.

Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (June 28): It is very abundent and has ruined the first
crop on c. quarter of m acre of tomatoes at Fort Valley.

Florida. J. R. Watson (July): The corn ear worm is very abundant.

Ohio. N. F. Howiard (July 10): The corn car w-orm is doi~ nnsiderble nae to
tomatoes in southern Ohio.

I-ndiana. J. J. Davis (Julyr ?5): The corn m~r worm was reported abuonch-nt and
destructive at Indian-ipolis, Shiclb-,,vi lle, MilpsbrcBdf'crd, 7mkhr~art,
Liberty, Goshelin, ad imt.In all cases, corn asinfested --nd in several
instances the infestations. reported virere in the tassels. 'A Libert-7-'and
Lafaretto serious infestations occurred In ;recn tom-ttoes.

Illinois. 1.. P. Flint -(July 22): Full-,-rolwvn larvae are very abundant at tIs
time in corn tassel-8, cars of' sweet corn, :and toinatoes Hcav drv.tae :iil
probably occur l--ter in, t'se summer.

Kentucky. W. A. Price (July 24): The cor-n ear w~orm is -very 9.undatnt. It has
been very troublesome genorallyr over the State on both corn and green tomatoes.

Missouri, L. Eazemnan (Jualy 25): 'TEarly sw7eet corn h-)s been hieavily. infe sted.
Some damage was done to later corn before, ta~ssels appeared.

Nebraskca. R. Robert s (July 20):O.n July 17 a report was received stating that
fields in Koanilton County were inf ested.

STAIR B0BM (Papalpe-ma nebris nitcla Guen.)

Maine. H. B. Poirson (July 5):- The coramo:n stalk borer is abundant on corn at,
I Lusta.

I'niaa.J.J. Davis (uy2) Stlbr r wre damaRging corn at Vince-nnes
June 30. They were very small at that time. ITo other authentic reports have
been receivcdi'

Kentucky. W. A. Price (Ju,,ly 24):- The c.otr:.7-n stalk: borer has been injuirious to
corn in several places in tho State, notably Glen Springs, Salyersville, Princeton, and Lexin-ton.

Iowa. H. 7. Jaaues (July 24):- Stalk borer is occ-sio-nally Arnearin,,7, almost everywheare and doing some niar17ed da-ige in a fe\7 regio::-s.

Missouri. L. Haseman (Ju--ly 25): During the laftr p',.rt of the month several. have
complained of stal.i bo)rers. They are not so abn~n ~usual.

Nebraskza. R. Roberts (July 20): The comzii~on st..al1k borer w-.s reported from Mecrric!?
County en Jul,-, 15.

SOUT-E-M- COT STAL BORTR (DiAtraea cr,--ibidoides Zell.)

North Carolina. C. 7-. Bran'non (Ju-ly): This ins ect is unusu,-ally rdestructive to
corn aLl1 over the State.

Wb1orida. J. R. 7atson (Jul~yr 24): Mm~oalrP7s li,7nosellus Zell. P-nd the lrgr7
corn stalk borer have beon reported -,s doinj muh.drc ) late corn' in the
Monticello district.

A.lnbaraa. J. M. Robinson (Jualy 20): The southern corn stalk borcr wras reported
at Dothan attacking corn, sorghumm, and P. 0. J. calne.

LESSER CORN ST21K BORIM (M,- smopalpus lignosellus Zell.

A T -,bnm%* J. M. (July 20): The lesser corn stalk- borer is reported at
Tallassce; corn is falling- over.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (Jul- 21): The lesser corn stal'.7 b-)rer has continued to
attr-tct attention during July, COmplaints of inj- ry to corn having beer. roceivea from Cl,irl:, Jasper, Wrtlthall, Pike, Jones, and Nombee Counties. Injury
to Irish pot-atoos was reported from Claelc County.

ARIMMMA' (Cirphis unipunct H, -,%)

Pcnnsylv- .nia. H. Hodgkiss (July 26): The r7yworm outbreak is rather severe.

77i-.wconsin. L. Chqrbers (July 24): Tl .,o serious outbrea2--s have been cnc--,=.icred
within the 1., .st fow d--)ys, one at Cal-P D,-)uglas -and the other nc;:: Applctuon.
Or,- :,anizod control was necessary in eac'a case.

Yorth J. 11L. I'miro -md -assisteants (June 14): The armygorm is noderately
ibund-mt at Eastg t-c, St,,irk County. It is in the mot".1 st c; very, !: Inmdant
in "places.

17M.70R."IS (Crnribidn.e)

Ind-in-na. J. J. Davis (Jul-- 25): wob,,,-iorims completely destroyed a 1-arge f 4old of
corn at Rochester, J-nno 237.

Illinois. mctension F.esso'n' Or, Coll. of Tjni,.,. of Ill. (July 26): Striped
sod We'v,-.rorms', which desturiyed pitches or even entire 1.-,,.7-ns in Illinois durirZ
the of 1931, aro threatenin- to ruin lawns, ,-olf courses, and
T) as, t 1-r 0 S.

COM,,T SIJK '3=7,F, (Lupo.-odos sp.)

o,' i s i -)-n W. 7. .irrjs --, 27): A corri sil', beetle :,as scriovsly irjurcd
po ,.c:ics amd prcvc-,,ted the setting of -rl-in on c,)rn in Gr- -nt Parish especially.
Da o occ7irred %b,)'It 20 to July 20. Late corn 'x ,s be--n, seriously
inj--ired in t'As section quite re,',ul-),rly :f-r thc past five ye- rs or 1-lorc.

CORN ROCT APHID maidi-radicis Fnrbos)

IoWa- C. J. Dr,- 7cc.(Ji,.l-r 27): Tl x t--.-n r. -)t 7, P'Ad dAng considerable
in !o*.-.,n. and is cspeci- Iiy rt"mmdr.---t in tl'io s-nt71orn aml. c-tstern p'- rts of t"'Ic
St '.te.- Yo.' .r Oscoola it o.--kCtic!1ll'-,, dcst-oyed a l*&-acro field f cirn.

CCP17 TM4 APHID (Aph' s m.iir1i__s Fitch)

C. J. Drn-lcc (july 27): Tlie corn lo-- f is ,- lso oxtrcmoly abiuldrint
and .-:i 1 ir,,-o -.-nr-.bcr f inquiries -7 re bci:-,- recei-:ed fror, difforont pr rts of
the St, It is nur-crous cn-,)u,7;h in fields to be d.)in.; s,- nc co:---orcial

SPOTTED CUCUMBER BEETLE (Diabrotica duodecimpunctata Fab.)

Ohio. T. H. Parks (July 7): Visited two fields of early sweet corn near Columbus
where this root worm had practically destroyed the crop. Late planted corn
'was not injured. The injired corn was planted on land that produced tomatoes
last year.


ALFAFA WEEVIL (Hypera postica Gyll.)

Wyoming. C. L. Corkins (July 21): Alfalfa weevils are scarce.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (June 29): The alfalfa weevil Ls causing moderateto severe
damage at Leamington.

California. A. E. Michelbacher (July 20): In the district about Tracy the larvae
and adults are hard to find, while in the Pleasanton area on the third crop
63 larvae have ,been taken per 100 sweeps. In the district close to NTiles the
weevil is rather abundant. From one field which is about ready to be cut 1,374
larvae were taken per 100 sweeps. *he counts here given for any district arethe highest record for any field under observation and were made on July 20.


BEA LNT BETLE (Corotoma trifurcata Forst.)

Louisiana, W,. E. Hinds (July 27): The bean leaf beetle 'as caused extensive
ragging of soybean foliage generally. It appears that soybeans no* constitute
one of the main food supplies of this species in Louisiana.


SUGARCAMETZ BORER, (Diatraea saccharalis Fab.)

Louisiana. W. E. Hinds (July 27): Less abundant than usual at this season.
Climatic conditions apparently decreased multiplication during the second gcnoration in many fields. Third generation now beginning. Comparatively few fields show prospect of serious daxmnage before end of season. Prospect
is for generally light injury.



CODLING MOTH (Carpocapsa pomonclla L.)

New Hampshire. L. C. Glover (July 24): The codling moth is moderately abundant.
An unusually large flight has been reported in an orchard in Hollis, where it
is thought to be more abundant this ,rear than it has been for several years.

New York. N. Y. State Coll. of Agr. News Letter (July): Early in the month heavy
flights of moths occurred. Side worm injury is generally severe, particularly
in the Niagara district. (Abstract, J.A.H.1
P. J. Parrott (July 24): The codling moth is moderately to very abundant in
western New York.

Delaware. L. A. Stearns (July 22): Activity of the second brood is just commencing; first-brood injury is generally lighter than at any time during the past
four years.

Illinois. W. P. Flint (July "2): A heavy wave of worm hatch occurred in central
Illinois during, the past week.

Michigan. R. Rutson (July 22): The codling moth is very abundant.

Wisconsin. E. L.. Chambers (June 30): The codling moth is more numerous than usual
throughout the entire State.

Iowa. H. 7. Jaques (July 24): The codling moth is, as usual, doing much damage.

M issouri. L. Haseman (July 25): There have been two heavy waves of second-brood
emergence in northern Missouri, July 2 to 7 and July 12 to 18. In central and
southern Missouri heavy emergence has been continuous except for a few days.

Tennessee. G. M. Bentley (July 22): The codling moth was very abundant throughout the apple district during the latter part of June.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (July 25): The codling moth was more abundant at Wathena and
Troy this year than it was last year.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (July 21): Reports have been received of fewer moths caught
in "hooch" pots in Utah County this ,ear than last. In spite of this there is
a considerable amount of wormy fruit, as the apple crop is rather light.

Washington. E. J. Newcomer (July 21): Second-brood moths are beginning to sppear
in Yakima County. The infestation, so far, seems to be less than last season.

FRUIT TR LMAF ROLLER (Cacoecia argyrospila Walk.)

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (July 21): The frait tree leaf roller has seriously damaged
about 150 acres of apple trees at Orem, practically all leaves having been riddled in the most severely dragcd orchards. Less severe damnge occurred in many otlbor orchards not included above. The most severe injury occurred in an orchard in which r. attempt to control orchard insects by light traps
was made last year.

APHIDS (Aphiidae)

Vermont. H. L. Bailey (June 28): The heaviest infestation of the rosy apple aphid
(Anuraphis roseus Baker) I have ever observed in the State was noted at Topslham. Some apples an inch in diameter were half covered with aphids.
Probably 50 per cent of the apples in an orchard of 800 trees show serious


damage. Very few winged forms were noted on above date.

New York. P. J. Parrott (July 24): The green apple aphid (Aphis pomi DoG,) is
moderately abundant in western Now York.
N. Y. State Coll. of Agr. N1,Tews Letter (July): The apple '.phid (A. pomi)
persistcd'throughout the greater part of the month both in the Hudson River
Valley and the western part of the State, in some cases doing some damage.
(Abstract, J.A.H.)

Pennsylvania. H. E. Hodgkiss (July 26): The rosy aphid is very abundant. Damage
very severe on apple fruits.

Ohio. 2. -'. Mondcnhall (July 3): The rosy apple aphid was very bad and did
considerable damage to apple in Licking County and central Ohio.

Michigan. R. Hutson (July 22): The green apple aphid is moderately abundant.

Tonnesseo. G. M. Bentley (July 22): A. pomi is mpder2tely abundant in east

LE HOFPPERS (Cicadellidae)

No w Hampshire. L. C. Glover (July 24): A severe infestation of the white apple
leafhopper, Typhlocyba pomaria McAtee, has beeoon reported from an orchard in

Ohio. T. Parks (July, 1): A heavy infestation of leafhoppers developed in a
large commercial orchard near Berlin Heights. Prompt treatment killed more
than 90 per cent, as estimated by the owner.

APPLE MAGGOT (Rhagoletis pomonella Walsh)

Connecticut. P. Garman (July 24): Emergence in cages placed under bearing apple
trees is late. Few flies are seen in commercial orchards near New Haven.

New York. N. Y. State Coll. of Agr. News Letter (July): The adults began emerging late in June and increased rapidly during the early part of the month.
(Abstract, J.A.H.)
EUJROPEAjT RED MITE (Paratetranychus pilosu C. & F.)

New Hampshire. L. C. Glover (July 24): A very severe outbreak has been reported
from Hampton Falls. About 10,000 apple trees are heavily infested.

Connecticut. P. Garrman (July 24): The European red mite is appearing in some
numbers on Baldwins in New Haven County.


ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH (Grapholitha molesta Busck)

Connecticut. P. G.rman (July 24): Broods of the oriental fruit moth are fairly
distinct. Orchards in the north-central portion of the State are the-most
heavily infested.

N ow Yo rl,.. P. J. Parroti (Jul,r 24): Thc f)ricrtal fruit raoth is moderately abumdaunt
in ;cstorn 7,Tcr Yc e-c.
iT. Y. Statc Coll. of AZr. Ya*ts !,ctItcr (J- ily 24): The tlhir d br-)od is c.-.-occted
to do considerable to tht Tc ic i fruits in LTiagrti-a C=A,.. Tho first
two broods have c,.u., cd onlir a moderate rir.miant of d-;-w t s f
c hu ar, mostly to
ulic tc-rminp.l groutl-is.

1,71ow JorscY. T. J. Hcadlce -%'-c! R. C. 3-ird, Ato (JU17 24): orient-.1 fruit moth
is iicdcr- Acly abuzirfll!- .nt.

D c a r o A. 22): SocDnd-brood oricnt:- l fruit moth activit-,,
c-ndcd; infest- tion go--crally lig'it parasitization ratacr hig.L, b-L,-t sli :7' --tlv;an th;at recorded du-rin,,- 1932.
-io oricnt-il f 2t mot' is very ab-jnd- t locally. Lfar-Yland. --J. T. Cory (,j'ruly 22): T'- ra

Gcor,7 ia. 0. T. SI--- jpp (J-nly 00): 1110. in-fostation ir- frait at Fort Valley
is vcr-,,- li, ht, less t1rin 1 p(,r cont.

Mi chi g-m. R. 11ut son ( 22): TTIO oric-tal fruit th is .loder- tcly --:Lbu-ndant.

TonI'losse.c. "I. Bontlc,,y (jtly 22): T-" oricnt!F l fruit mt'h'is moder itcl7 abundaut in northeastern Tcmcssec; f airly com-ton i-,

I-Aississi-100i. C. L--',lc (J,,l,, 21): 1:-jured pe, ).ch twi, Is v7e.rc 1'ro--.i
'i;nry I"onroe Cou-.,t,-, J,- ,cl:scn, Hi:-,ds

PTIM 3OPM e,-it--.*osi Sa,-)

Gcor #a. 0. 1. Sn!-tpp (ilaly -20): he i-n-r7cst,-i.tion 3.t Fort Vr lley appears to, be
li,-.-Ltc;r t1r :i ujual, vi'-,i--h we .--ttrib,-ite to -fic-ld rr ts ---L-,d mice, as t-:-.c7 de--a-r Im c r-,e of t7,c in +'ic orc :Pxds i,
str,-),rcd a 'high pcrcc:iI,--,g -i C
,m.cI;cc st!,xtod earlier t.ip i TI,-c --.-,;t Vic
july. 20.

R. R-berts T-, The peacl1 trcz, IbIrcr w: s on a
c troc in Butl c r 0 ov-n t, to a r(,r),).'U recei%7-c-d tlic. !-,t -r p-,,.rt
o.-' junc.

C. 7. S,4.1-.born (jt.ily 20): Tlic borcr is rodcr- tel,,, V


Gcor, ia. 0. 1. Sn,,ipp (J uly .2,0): Sec- nd-lcrood la-rv:- c '.:'Lvc bcer, S11,17 i '7 i" thc
pc-tclics harvested in Ji'l1,1,- ,: .t Fort Valle:r, OtIt infost'lti,)..
10 ary cl J ie dol; --cl t'
o" T 5 'i Ur
cicrr7c:,cc of adults fr.) -'-e ,: 41 Jr. orc'-.rr 's.

'4isconsi-n. 7. L. C'',,-TibGrr (JIInc 30): C,,-,rc-alins !,.r(, more -umcrias r-sual S',ttc*

R. Il"Itson (jul, r 22): m'Ic pl- Im ciarcrlio is very -bim !-Mt.


Missouri. L. Ha-seian (July 25): di,Jts -)f tlilc plum c',arlculio bc,-'ti
during the fore part of the month. Somo I'Lalf- :rnwn i.ovrcv r, ar still
in fallen fruits.


PMIR PSYLIA (22:711ia pyricola Foorst.)

N ow Yo rk. IT. YO St:nLte Coll. of AZr. Nows Lettcr (J').117): The -near ps-.r1la increased rapidly durin.- thc month throughOut V-1c St,ato a_, d -*in the, western
section became a serious factor. (Abstract,
I A RUST MITE (FIqllocoptes s-cl.-O.echtendali 17-il.

W mslhin, ,ton. 7. J. Newcomer 21): This mite 'xis been ver cir r-)n in
the Yakima Valley this seson, and is dAng much d,-iriage to pe-,rs, PT-unes,
apples, and c'ierries.

PMR YIT BLISTM- MINE ("riophi-es Mrri P-st.)

New Harapshire. L. C. Glover (July 24): Vne pe!,,,r loaf blister nite been re:ported from MancIllester.

Ut!7 h. G. F. KnV.ilton (J-ally 21): The pear le-- f blister mite is sevorp.1
large orchards at Ore;2.


PMR SLUG (Eriocampoides limftcina Rotz.)

Indiana. J. J. Dx-vis (July 25): The ci---.(-,,rry slug was defoliating cherry trees
at rIwood, Lafayetto, and Ladoga the latter -part of June. on a rccc-it trip to northern-'Indiana, July 17, the vir'ter observed many cherry troos, as f!ir
north as So-ath Bend, brown from the activity of insect.


RASPB.MRY FRUIT 7:70PO (j:ti_ -Lunticolor Sw,+ Connecticut. 7,. P. Felt (j-u.
-1-!;- 24): T;.-ie raspbc,rr-,r fruit w-)rm w -,s inj7.'.rici.?_s to
raspberries at 'ITcw


GELTE LMYHOPP-M (-Tr,,t''-roncura comes S-y)

MississiPPi- C. LYl e (Jjtlr '-)J)U 0, S]OeCinlenS Were rccaived from S-ac-trn,-)oclice in Komper C-,unty recently witl-I the s'Uter.-,_-,nt th( ,y rcrc -ibun, ,%nt -)n Vir,,iAnia

Nebraska. R. Roberts, (July 20) T'-,e t:r!lpe le,ifhopper w-,s r porteO ntt-,cl :inroodbine in D!: Yes Count-, and :,.-rripes in Holt C-)unty durin, : t' c scconcl. 1-:cok in C '_' 9 .1
Zill v_ An' irnii'rr "7qc! -al-n T--i^--+ rl i- +ir


Tj t;-- J (J7 -1y 6): alu 1 ,- s i s r o s c r a s 1 "Ic
older leaves of -r-: ,pcs in vineyard near 0--don.

GRAPE PHYT-TOXMI- (PInylloxera, vitif oliae Fitc:1) 11 i Ssi ZsiPPi 0. Lyle (Jul, 21): Infested gr,-,Pc lenvcs -,Tc-rc sent to uc -)n June
26 from Wesson in Copi..111 County.

GRAPE BMY 1,10TH' (-P lychro si s vi t eanp. Cl on.. New Yorl-.. I- Y. St,-ate Coll. of .,tAgr. Nevis Lctter (July): The 7r--.po bcrrl Tno'tl
we%s reported ras being more prov,? le nt In. t e Hudson Rivcr Valley tlaan it 7-- z
last yo,?.r.

GRAPE LEU -.51OLDER (Desmip. fu-ncr,--Iis TTbn.)'' MississiPIPi. 0. Lyle J!Ily 21): A heavy' infestation as reported 'on jul-v 14
fror, Kemper County.

GRAPE LEH SKMETOYTIZER (Harrisina ,, mcricana Guer. 1,11"Iryland. E. IT. Co ry (J*aly 24): T,-,e r 7,,,,,pe le:?S ekclotonizer .7as re-on.-ted fron
Dorchetter County.
Ile ;rn.Pc leif
Louisiana. W. 7. Hinds (July 27): Corml,.i-nts of the ork of t
sireletonizer are qaite cornon in, niYI7.7 home :;arden locations. Foliage is quite
completely destroyed whcrc no attempt b,,,fi- ,: ade- to c'.1oc..- it.

GRAPE SAWFLY (:Irythias' idcs Sa ?-)

Kontucky. W. -1. Price (Jul,7 24): Spec ii-nens -wer o rec-ived. f rom 7asl,-ington th
thc Statcr-,,Iont th-.t the-T,, vrerc destroying, a vine,,,ard.

A S0,M 3A.EID (Pachystethus lucicola Fnb.) Connecticut. W. Britton (June 29): A vinc,,,%rd was strippeal in 3 clqys
at Beicon Yalls.

GIANT IOOT BORM (Priorais laticollis Drur-y) N ov, Y o rk. 7. P. Felt (July 24): TMs bro-ad-necl--ed Prion-us vlas found worlcinz in
the roots of gr-tpc at Bedford Hi 11 S, N. Y.


GOOSM= FRUIT 170P111 (Zophodia Rile-)

U t -h. G. 7. Knovilton (July -11): 1-37o3seberry f rait hive dest, o 0,1 30
per ce:,t of t.-ic Dseberries in one ji-itcli rat Orem.

CITRUS WHITEFLY (Dialcurodes citri Filey &- How. Florid-i. J. 7. Watson (J-117): TrcQs ire blacl, 7cr for several ycars.' Dry
weather chixin, June del-W,,ed the devplop.rient of cnt, mogenous fu=j.



Vermont. L. C. Glover (July 24): A severe local outbreak of Say's blister beetle,
Pormoho-oea sayi Lec., was reported from a )oint in Vermont Cx.ross the river
from Hanover.

Georgia. 0. I. Snapp (July 20): Epicauta vittata Fab. is very abundant and cansing much damage to commercial plantings of string beans and lima beans at
Fort Valley.

North Dakota. J. A. Munro (July 22): Blister beetles have been reported as very
injurious to caragana, beans, swertclovor, alfalfa, and to some extent potato
foliage. Practically all reports of serious croo damage have come from
counties which have also had trouble from grasshoppers.
Missouri. L. Haseman (July 25): Epicauta vittata suddenly appeared in immense
swarms in a number of localities in central iMissouri.

Kansas. H. R. Bryson (July 25): Blister beetles are causing considerable injury
to garden crops in various localities in the State.

Tennessee. G. Mil. Bentley (July 22): The black blister beetle (E. .)ennyslvanica
DeG.) is rather common on alfalfa an( Irish potato in the Cunberland Plateau
section and eastern Tennessee.
J. Milam (July 20): _E. vittata has been more abundant on tomatoes than
common throughout the Clarksville as duit July.

Nebraska. R. Roberts (June 20 to July 20): 1any reports have been received
stating that blister beetles (E. lmniscata Fato.) were attacking garden crops.
The immaculate blister beetle (i!acrobacsis immaculata Say) was working; on
potatoes in Holt, Rock, and Custer counties. Potatoes in Hamilton and Cherry
Counties were being injured by the spotted blister beetle (E. maculata Say).

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (July 21): The blister beetle E. maculata has caused some
damage to roses and lima beans at Sprinville and Payson. (July 27):. The
blister beetle, E. oregona Horn, has almost completely defoliated one patch of
garden beets at Randolph.

FALSE CHINCH BUG (Nysius ericae Schill.)

Nebraska. R. Roberts (June 20 to July 20): The false chinch bug has received more
attention this year than it has for-years. It wns reported working on radishes
in Keith County the latter part of June. This pest was attacking sugar bets, tomato plants, and turnips in Morrill County. Also reported from Scotts bluff

Iowa. C. J. Drake (July 27): The false chinch bug is extremely abundant in ::any
counties in the state. Near Ottumwa I saw & field of rape which had been
almost entirely destroyed. In some areas potatoes have suffered. The insect
is extremely abundant in flax fields.


Kansas. H. 3rrvson (July 25): Tee in~ects are still qual-t n,=t.rou at
Manhattan but they aie not ca' si~iF injury. A rG;:'ort-of their a In~n~ s
has been received from Pauline.

Ujtah. G-. F. Knowilton (July 22): Fal:7ecic baps arca vo-rya'd.t upe.: ;3eds in
many parts of Utah. The pi-incipal dan -a e rf_-orted tzo date is ua-on" truck crop~s,
especially so-ar beets, in. Parts of Wshinrtor County.

California. H. J. Ryan (July 16): A num,7ber of infe tationrs were re-,o.:ted from
different -jarts of Los Anvteles Cou-nty r~iirin.'r -he month.

TARITISHED PLANT B'-3 ( -s rtess .

Utah. G-. F. Knowlton (J.Tuly 6): Tarnlizhed ln are -very bu-ata. r
caulsin', sowie witn~of potato tops,7 at Sunz-'t, An,-as;, E--ni Clinton. Z;rlier in
the season they were aboundom nt upon, alfa lfa at Hinc!kley andi "WamIitol.

COT OT.ADO POAO oLZ(ctinotarsa cecemlilneata Sayj.)

~7isconsin. E. L. Chambers aind assistants (Jul y): The Colorado potato btetet wEas
unusuaally abuan,,. nt in the northern and- eastern -onrts of the State, da&go
being -particularly severe in Poll: and C~iippewa Counti.s, northeastward to
Iron and Floronce Counties, and thenayce, so-ulhward alc-, ; tela southeastern cornaer of tho Statu. (A:3stract, J.A.H.)

Minnesota. A. G. Rugs-les (July 15): T-.e Co-lorado potato beetzle is very a~zindant.

North bakota. J. A. M,1unro (July 22): The Colorado potato beetle is vcry abun -t*:I
atl Fargo on Potatoes.

I owa. H. E. Jacuc s (July 24): The Colorado -cotato beetle is abtoutnrmlyaudn
throla~rho1t the State.

Tenness.,e. G-. M. Bentloy (July 22): The Colorado potato beetle is very aozu-dnat
in eastern Tennessee. Ad.lto are very comiroT 3n wild potato.

Utah. G. F. Knolton (July 19): The Colorado potato bceetle have been foun,.d at
Roy and~ Clinton as well as at Sunset. M4ost. of the first-r.eneration larvae are
now ab out raat7,re or have pupated, and quite a number of newly ereda&dult s
are to be fo-ard in infested fields. The infested area covers, a -fei- s r ua!- e
miles near the Weber-Davis County boundary, with infestations occurring on both sides of the county line. One 2ield at -Roy was s-oray.ed for prevention of firstfencnration damage, 'and moderated;~~ by the second lenat isrOtci

Wyoming-. C. L. Cc.)rkins (July 21): The Colorado potato beetle hasF been bery ab-undaion1 tfie easter,, slope of WyominC. 11,deratelyr abiirdant ever theo State.

.iashinayton. E. J. NLcwcomer (J-uly 21): The Colorado potato beetle is much more
number tnuulinhe Yoimn Valley and extensive sprayrint, has bendone.


POTATO TUBER WOR .(Gnorimoschema operculella Zell.)

Iowa. C. J. Drake (July 27): The potato tuber moth may be found in considerable
numbers in potato fields in the vicinities of Des Moines, Nevada, and Ames.
In fact, caterpillars have been found in every potato patch examined. This is
the first record of the occurrence of this insect in Iowa. (Identified by "
Carl Heinrich.)

POTATO I2AFHOPP2' (Erripoasca fabae Harr.)

Connecticut. N. Turner (July 21): Unsprayed potato vines in southern Connecticut
have severe tip-burn.

New Jersey. T. J. Headlee and R. C. Burdette (July 24): The potato leafhopper is
very abundant.

Pennsylvania. H. E. Hodgkiss (July 26): Potato leafhopper is very abundant
generally. More abundant than for several years.

Maryland. E. N. Cory (July 22): The potato leafhopper is moderately aobundant.

Virginia. H. G. Walker (July 26): The potato leafhopper is very abundant.

Ohio. T. H. Parks (July 14): The potato leafhopper is very abundant in general
on potatoes, beans, and alfalfa. It has already seriously injured some unsprayed potatoes.
N. F. Howard (July 10): The potato leafhopper is very abundant and is doing a
great deal of damage to snap beans. In one instance no green beans were harvested because of the rave es of the insect.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (July 25): The potato leafhopper was destructive to potato
at Bringhurst and Lafayette during July. General reports indicate its prevalence in many sections of the State.

Illinois. W. P. Flint (July 22): The potato leafhopper is unusually ab: ndant in
alfalfa fields and is causing more than the usual amount of damage in the
central part of the State. Damage is not noticeable in the northern part of
the State.

Kentucky. W. A. Price (July 24): The -ootato leafhopper is moderately abun a.nt.

Minnesota. A. G. Ruggles (July 15): The potato leafhopper is very abu.idanit.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (July 24): The potato leafhopper is more abu:.nant
throu-hout the State than it has been for several years.

Michigan. R. Hutson (July 22): The potato leafhopper is very abundant on beans
and potatoes.

Iowa. H. E. Jaques (July 24): The potato leafhopper is causing heavy loss because
of its general abundance over the whole State.


TOMiATO PSYLLD (Pai:strioza ccockertclli Su~c)

tah. G.. F. 1Cnowlton (July 8): The is~~nrto nytxnhs in potatoes --ac
inatnvred in nearly all. localities of northern. Utah. Ps-llid yellows has bCee~n so cia-aging to early potatoes in parts of the Orde-n-districtl t'at sorle potato
fields have been plowedundr without harvesting, and as larg-e n-mbers oIL
smal or k-notty tubers were set, hardly any ,:'arke table tubers we're produced.


.2XICK'T 7R.AT4 BEETL (-pilachna corruta&.ilz.)

Maine .. B. Peirson (July): The Mexica.n bean beetle is adboi't as- abu:. Iant as last
year, but hL-as spread, being foun-,d -iorth just beyondd Lew jston.

New Hampshire. L. C. Glover (July 24): The 11exican bean beetle. is rartl
abundant. It has been reported sev-2ral tims-,'s as doing -much d~p~aa7e to none
gardens in Durham.

Connecticut. EJ Brit ton (July 24): The MeXican bear, beetle is very budat
U..L Tune (uy 1) eieral, the f irst generation was not so abunant.- as
it was list year, but coim.ercial danar-e result'eIin, all part,. off, t::e State.
Adults are now emerging.

Key: Jersey. T. J. Headlee arnd R. C. Burdette (July 24): The Mexican -Dean beetle
is very abundant.

Pennsylvania. T. L. CGujyton (Ju;ly 20): The Mexican bean beetle is very ainat at
Hiarr i sbu-rg.

Maryland. E. NJ. Cory (July 22): Th-e M.,exican bean., beetle is ver-- abundant.

Virginia. H. G.. Walker (July 26): The M1iexican 'bean* beetle is -:-oderattAy to very

Georria. C. H. Alden (Ju1ly 19): The Mexican bean beetle is very. Z"u t at

Ohio. -. 7. endenhall (July 3): The iMlexican bean beetle is, 0'iite a~b-:cAn
infeotinr, g-arden beans in central Ohio.

Indi-ana. j. j. Davis (July 25): The Mexicani bean beetle has beer-j reot he pas,
months as a at;in many localities seris-,is outbrtsak wvre ctc~ h~ :e
extremnoly hot, dry weather.

Xen rtucky. 1,v. A. Price (July 24): T 2c' Mexican -bear, beetleisvrabnnt

Michigan. E. I. M-cDanicl (Jul:{ 21): Tl. Mexican beo-n beetle is Tmart icularly
abund'ant in Allegan Counmty. It is now wor'-in2 in field beans. This is the
first record, as -[ar as I knov, of this ins. -t working in field be:-.s in

Minnes ota. A. 0. Rw: ; it-s (Jiily 113): Larvae were f oand daaigstring beans in
Rosek Township, syCounty. We have not been. a Ic, to find any further


infestations, so we are hoping that this is just a chance introduction. No
adults were seen. The day the insect was found, the bean field was burned over
by fire.

Alabama. J. I. Robinson (July 20): The Mexican bean beetle is very abunmdant at
Auburn and Birmingham. Adults are abundant over north-central Alabana.

Tennessee. G. i,. Bentley (July 22): The Mexican bean beetle is very abundant in
eastern and middle Tennessee. Fields were stripped during June and July.
J. U. Gilmore (July): Bean beetles are rather scarce at
compared with the infestations of a month ago, when nearly all early plantings
were destroyed.

Mississippi. C. Lyle (July 21): Severe injury to beans was reported by a
correspondent at New Albany in Union County on July 10.

New Mexico. J. R. Douglass (July 15): Summer rains occurred in the Estancia
Valley the last half of June which resulted in two peaks of intensive emergence from hibernation, the first on June 19 and the second on June 23. The greatest
number of beetles were in the foothill fields on June 27. Heavy infestation
is noted in the Las Vegas area.

P71 APHID (Illinoia piiKalt.)

Maryland. E. N. Cory (July 24): Pea aphids are infesting 500 acres of canning
peas in Garrett County.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers and assistants (July 1); Pea lice have been moderately
destructive in Green Lake County, but it seems that they have not been able
to get going as they did last year.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (June 29): Pea aphids are moderately abundant uloon alfalfa
at Leamington, Delta, and Hinckley.


DIAMOND-BACK MOTH (Plutella maculipennis Curt.)

Ohio. N. F. Howard (July 10): The diamond-back moth is doing considerable damage
to cabbage in the vicinity of Columbus.

HARLEQUIN BUG (Murzantia histrionica Hahn)

Virginia. H. G. Walker (July 26): The harlequin bugs are not nearly so abundant
as they 7,ere at this time last year.

Maryland. E. N. Cory (July 24): The harlequin bug is general over the State,
attacking cabbage, kale, etc.

Ohio. N. F. Howard (July 10): The harlequin bug has not become so numerous at
Columbus as was anticipated, judging from-the winter survival.


Indiana. J. J. !alis (July 25): The -harlequin bug was reported as very 3eszrcte
to atDVe& Austin July 20. This is tnp northernost record thlis -.'ar. ,ast
yelar, .secauso., of the previous ::nild winter, this insect wvas dc.Struictive as far
north as Indianapolis. Normally this insect is not destructive north off the
tier of counties along th1-e Ohio River from ,ouisville we-It.

New 14nxico. J. R. Douglass (July 15): Harlecuiin bug-s -,-ve -made their a-rearance
in the Estancia Valley4


STRIPED CUCUMvE:R BEETLE (Diabrotica vittata Fab.)

Kentucky. W. A. Price (July 24): The striped cuc- mber beetle is ve r y. abunD nt. Mlichie-an. R~. Hutson (July 22): The striped cucumber beetle is veryabnat '7isconsin. E. L. Chaitbers (J-clv 24): T1he stri-ed cucumber beetle is -much more
abundant on cuacurbits this year than for several years; it is -present generally
over the State.

M innesota. A. &. Ruggles (July 15): The stripedi cucuinber beetle is very abundant. Iowa. H. E. Jaques (July 2?1): The striped cuc,.mbcr beetle is -cnerally distributed
in rather severe ab-a1-dance.

Nlebraska. R. Roberts (July 20): The striped cucumber bLeetle is veryabnat
(June 20 to July 20): Inqairies were rec i-veo fromnThayer, Custer, Dawson, and
Scotts -.luff Countieo. The report from Thayer County included the 12-spo-Lzted
cucujmber beetle (1). duo dec irnunctata Fab.) .


S QUASH BUG (Anasa t-istis DeG.)

Maryland. E. 1T. Cory (July 24): Squasha biags arc reported as generally attacking
squash and pumipkin.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (July 25): The squash bu,7 has bevil reported as alndant' and
destructivie at TUolcottsville, Goshen, Elkh'art, and Lafayette.

Nebr,-ska. R. Robcrts (June 20 to July 20): Inquiries concerning the control of
the -so-Inosh bu/- were received from Lancaster, Hall, Custer, Dawson, Dc~,ald
SCOttS Blulff CouIntiOs.

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (July 20): Squash bugs arc -very abundant a-nd dw~n;to
sqafh at Wes~tpoint.

SqUASH BORER (Melittia satyriniformis Hbn.)

Ini--na. J. J. Davis (July 25): The squash ,-ine borer was destructive to qus
ttFot ayeH ..~od,-nd Flkhnrt July 1-15. At, the fo -r pln ce L t e-r~e
also destrnctive to -pumpkin.

-20 7-'

Mississippi. C. Lyle als,.istrinrts (July): -Squash. vine borers hz-ve beEn observed
Completely destroyin,-; the crone in sev-eral :~~esat T-pelo. -,--y are :noderately anaton squazh- i at Ocean Sp rin.s .

Nebraska. R. Roberts (J7)-1y 20): The squash vine borer was reported injuring
pumpkins in Richnardson Coun.,ty on July 8. A report w~s received from Lancaster
County Oil July 10.

0171 ONS

ONION T-1EIPS (Thrips tabaci Lind.)

Connectiscut. N. Turner (July 21): Onion thrips h.,ave caused some damage to
maturing sot onions in thc, Connecticut Rivcr Valley and severe daxnac ;e to the
few seed onions.

Georgia. 0. 1. Snapp (June 30): Complaints of damage tobaC adohe e~tb
continue to come in. The thrips are attacking butter beans and snap ceans at
Marshallville and "Fort Valley.

Ohio. NT. F. lHward (July 10): Onion thri-ps are numerous in gardens in the so-athern
part of the State, P.nd it is reported that th ey are very numerous on cornercial
planting-s in the vicin-ity of :,Icuffey.

Wisconsin. E. L. Chamb'ers (July 24): Onion fields in Kenosha and Racine Coun;ities
are being, injured by thrips, and reacuests for control are being! received from
other parts of thne State.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (July 25): Onion thrips were reported as destructive at
Kendaliville, Garrett, and Decatur.

ON'ION ".UGGOT (Hylemryia zxntioua Mcig.)

Wisconsin. E. L. Cha-l-lers (June 30): Onion masare worse tha~n usual and very
abundant throughout zhe State.


STAME--ERRY I2EAF R0LIL:R (kcylis comTptana Froel.)

'Ohio. .T7. Meidenhall (July 15): Trhe strawberry leaf roller is ver-7 bad in or:e
stra,,-:berry plantations at Zanesville.

India.-a. J. J. Davis (July 25): The strawberry leaf roller w~as reported as abuindarA
at LaGra:-ng1e,'Elkhart, and. Fowler.

tTennessee. G. 11. Bentley (July 22): The strawberry leaf roller is rather coin. .On
in Sullivan Co--unty near Bristol.

tUtah. G.. F. Knowilton (June 29): Strawiberry leaf rollers are seriously dncva: strawberries at Colleg e 'Ward and River Hei:-hts. Blackca-p raspberri-es c t) lso
a att acke d. (July 21): Stravberry leaf roller moths are ovipositing-: in str 'wberry pott-res in Utnh County, nand a fe,,w young iorms are to be fou'-,d

STRAIITERY CR0TZI BORZR (Tyloe~rna ragariae Riley)

Tenn esrsee. G-. i... Bentley (July 22): The strawberry crorrn borer is moderately
abo.nYian.,t in northeastern Tennessee.

ROUGH STRA7ThRRY ROOT MEEVIL (3Zrachyrhinus rug sostriat-as Gyl.)

Utah. G. F. Knowlton (July 7): The rough strawberry weevil is damagig straw-b e rry
patches in many -parts of northern Utah. (July 21): It is doing more daaein
Utah County than last year.

A NITIDULID (Stelidota geminata Say)

Yassachuisctts. W. D. 7Wnitcomb (July 28): This beetle was found daragin; straw7,berriesD in W7altham, iTew-ton, and Acton, ,-nd re-oortc6. but not defin.-itely
determined as injurious in several other localities in Middlesex Co-anty. It
appeared that these beetles were directly responsible for injury to rispe strawberries. In many cases brown rot fung,,.s wos also present where the fruits w~ere
injuro-d, but it ap-,) eared th--at thE. beetles had eatc-n holes before the brown. rot
cause 0he f-;uit to decay. Injulry was not confined to over-ripe berries s but wa-s present on maay berries vwh-ich wo(,re colored on only, one side andwl. not reach
thei bet mauriy fo pikin for one or two days. How rd 17 ws the Lariety
inju-red in each authentic repDort.

S-T'RFY ROOT APHID (Aphis forbegi Weed)

Tenneosec. G. 14. Bentley (July 22): The strawberry root louse is very aou- Int
in northeastern Tennessee.


BITFWO~M(Lo,-ostege sticticallis L.)

North Dakota. J. A. L'o nro (July 22): The sw ;ar -beet vwebwcri- vas reported as
prevale~nt and causing crop injury in Ward, !i ;Kenzie, Walsh, G-rand Fork--s, Cass,
arld Foster Counti( s.

Iowa. C. J. Drake (July 27): The s-ugar beet wellcworm did considerable an~ in
onion fel in ilte vicinity of Crystal Lake. One field of 12 acres ;--as
-rratially destroyoJ. (Determined by .Carl Hein~rich.)

'7yoming1-. C. L. Corlkins (July 21): The suj r-be e'ti-vorm is serious in localized
areas throughout th&- sW ,,r-okt sections Cf tle State.

,Ttah. G F. Knowlton (July 3): Sugar-beet webvworrns are causing- severe dacto
suga b~c~sin art of evir Cunt. Eleven spraying machines are in -ooration
in the area immnediaucly northeast of Richfield. (July 19): Moths are extremely abuiicant in a few alfalfa fields, sujar-beet fit-lds, and among, wee,.s
mr-iorJinin,- thie fields at Syracuse and Westpoint. In most -slaces the secind:;enceration mot"hs hove just coionc'ed, or haenct yet CIOIC& to CCC

NewMexco.J. R. Doug:lass (July 15) : An~ outbCreak on suiar beets has b.nreported
:rr.Las Vtwcazs.


TOBACCO WORMP (Phlegethontius quinquemaculata Haw.)

New Hampshire. L. C. Glover (July 24): Adults of the tobacco worm have been reported from Hampton, Rochester, and Durham.

Florida. F. S. Chamberlin (July 14): Hornworm infestations are considered less
than normal, on tobacco i Gadsden County, apparently because of the long dry
period in this region.

Tennessee. J. U. Gilmore (July 25): Hornworms,(P. sexta Johan. and P. QuinqueA,
maculata), both adults and larvae, are scarcer on tobacco at Clarksville for
July than they have been in several years. Little dar'ae has occurred so far this season, and this was caused by the first brood in June. The annual heavy
emergence of moths is yet to take place.

POTATO TUBER WOPJ7RA (Gnorimoschema operculella -Zell.)

Wisconsin. E. L. Chambers (July 24): The tobacco split worm, which was serious on
tobacco in 7isconsin in 1931, is again showing up pretty bad in spots in
southern Wisconsin this week.

TOBACCO BUD7ORP (Heliothis virescens Fab.)

Connecticut. D. Lacroix (July 10): The first bud worm was found on tobacco on
experiment station plots at Windsor July 1. Thus far the insect has been about
as abundant as last year.

CORN EAR WORM (Heliothis obsoleta Fab.)

Tennessee. J. U. Gilmore (July): A large number of growers at Clarksville have
reported damage to tobacco by budwons within the last two weeks. This is the
first season that remedial measures have been taken for the control of this
pest locally.

POTATO FL2A BE2TLE (Epitrix cucumeris Harr.)

Connecticut. D. Lacroix (July 10): Overwintering adults were more abundant on
tobacco at East Hartford, Windsor Locks, WUindsor, and West Granby during late
May and June than they were last season.

TOBACCO THRIPS (Frankliniella fusca Hinds)

Connecticut, D. Lacroix (July 10): The tobacco thrips was first noticed on June
23 and has been 6n the increase since at Windsor and East Hartford. More damage
has been caused to tobacco than last year at this time.

S AT'.N 'TH (Stil-rnotia alicirs L.)

Maine. H. B. Peirson (June 30): The satin moth is abundant on popla-r and willow
at Winter Harbor and Pittsfield..

Hew Hampshire. L. C. Glover (July 24): Adults were first taken in the light trap
June 29.

Connecticut. U. E. Britton (July 22): Trees ir Waterside and Beaver Parks were
partially stripped by the caterpillars in June. Egg masses are now numerous
on these trees.

FOR ST TEHT CATERPPILLAR (Malacosoma disstria aen.)

Maine. H. B. Peirson (July): The infestation is very heavy at Topsficld, WTaite,
Greentush, Woodland, Townships 1, Ranges 8 and 9, and Indian Townships 3 and
4. Poplar and birch are being stripped.

New Hampshire. L. C. Glover (July 24): Adults of the forest tent caterpillar are
more numerous now than those of the eastern tent caterpillar (1. americana Fab.)
which are moderately abundant.

WHITE-M D TUSSOCK MOT (Hemerocamp leucostima S. & A.)

Pennsylvania. T. L. Guyton (July 20): The white-marked tussock moth is very
abundant at Erie and Pittsburgh.

BAG701I (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis Haw.)

Virginia. M. P. Jones (July 9): Bagworms have conhletely defoliated an arborvitae (huja occidentalis) tree, which vas about 8 feet tall, at Lyon Pask.
The mis7rating lar- e hav-e spread all over Ite outside of the house, along the
telephone ,nmd electric vires, and to many other trees and shrubs. They hve
been quite common in other parts of Arlin-ton County.

Ohio. E. '. Mendenhall (July 3): The baworm is quite abundant in southestern
Ohio; o:nd I have even found it on raspberry plants.

Tennessee. G. M. Bentley (July 22): This inset is very abun3snt on nursery stock,
especially the hemlocks, juniper.s, and arborvitae.

Nebraska. R.Rob'certs (July 20): A report was received from Richardson Co n:y :at
the b-.c-rwm was defoliating cedar trees.

Mississipoi. C. Lyle (July 21): Bag :orms were v-ery abundant on shrubs at Calhc'un
City, Calhoun County, on July 20, they were also reported as abun: ant on arborvitae at Kosciusko, Attala County, on June 27.



A SA761FLY (Pristiphora, ba;-d-si Mlarl.) Maine. H. B. Person (July): The -mountain asih sawfly was reported at'Portland
on ash. E-- -z pitchedhed June 25.


T 70-LIIED CH1,:OT11UT 3ORZR (Agrilus b il ineatus 7eb "I Connecticut. E. P. Felt (July 24): Soriewhat seri uas'drmage by the t%Vo-lined
chestnut borer in beech branch,3s abo-lat 27, inches in diameter was i)bscrved at


BIRCH SICHLETOITIZZR (Bucculatrix can-adensisella Ch,---,;C.) IMaine. H. B. Person (July): Mot1_ls of the birnh lcaf skeletonizer were abundant
at Bethel July 6.


BOXELDER LEAF ROLLER (Gracilaria nei-,unt,1ella Chamb.)

!'Utah. G. F. Knowlton (July 5): Bo-,:elder leaf oilersrs are sev,?rely damaging t,,e
foliage of boxelder trees in Lo: ,an Can,?on. (J,)ly 21): Tjl, se insects have
severely stripped boxelder trees over much of Provo ench and in I-)laces around


CATALPA SPHIN' (Ceratomia. catalpae Bdv.) Maryland. E. -H. Cory (Jul- 24): This insect is -eneral on catalna in !. v.ryland. Delaware. L. A. Stearns (Ju Qr 22): The catalpa snhinx is repoi-ted f rom. Tyomiiig. ,Indiana. J. J. Davis (July 25): The s-ohinx v,,as defoliatin,- d-;;P.r-0 catalra at
Rloorain -,ton June 22, and defoli itin r co-,ir:ion at iV': rion Jul,,- 3. Darin ;
the past two weel.-_s vie have servedd 3efo1iitc--.d c ,, Cal-nas in cevcral sections of
the State. A -parently it is -enera.lly t-is yt- ar.


CYPRESS LIEJAF M11ER (Recl)ryaria apicitri-ninct Ila Pennsylvania. _E. P. Felt (July 2714): The Ole-r',re_ Aion- of this, small .-.oth on bald
cy-press '_h4a-,-e conie to notice of inj,,,i-_- Clo t,ro.-s In t'_ne P'._]L1,oiolphia a--,-ea.


EL .* LZAF 3_,,ET.,.,Z (Galer-acella, xanthomelaena Schr.) Ne,-! Ha; )shire. L. C. Glol.7cr (July 24): The el.-I leaf 'toetlc-, 7.-.dch 'een --o
a j dan IV f o t".' o Pa s t t v, o :,-ears, is very -carce this yc ar. i 'ha'.7 not ceen
an, ,- s4-n of in4ur- -r.--,t I ha7,e bec n 'o" I.: t'
'L(! 07 S-D-0 in, Stra'h=.

Connecticut. :7. E. Britton (JuLT 24): 'Severe injury to -ansprayed trees has -been
observed in r_, : ny sections of the Stat e.

1,11aryland. Z. Y. Corv (July 24): This insc!ct. is attacking larc-e elms generally in
1i',aryl and.

Ij A. Stearn- (July 22): The infestation is unusually severe t*1^Lrc-_i,;hout
the State.

:EUROK"AINT EL14 SCALZE (Gossyparia s-n-.r.ia i,.od.) Wisconsin. E. L. Cha7,'i' -rs (Jiily 24): Tl e Europc pn. elm, scale, limited to several
loc'--lit-Les in ',7isc,)--,, in, 1i,. .s re ontly been discovered in three new loc,%li'ies
in SaiL-. and ',,"111w,---111- o Counties.

Utal,,-. G. F. Knowlton (July 22): Th(-. scale is dnjnagin: '. ornamental elm trces at
Paradise. and i Tro-7:*.nc- a n-aisance b attractin 1_-rje nlimbers of -iflies --nd
bees to the vicinit,,.r of the nouse.


AIT AFE.I.71) (Dre -fusia -,oiceae. Ratz. Maine. F-1. 3. Peirzon (July): New localities fo,' t'-ie .1"ir bark louse Dreyf-asia
-piceae are Za-'t S,,;nner, 1it. Vernon, anci Solon.


HICXOT,'f 3_43Y, 3E."ETLE ( cyt.,,)s quad.ris-01nosus Say) T, 7lund. P. Felt (Ji ,,ly 2-1): The hickorv 1-arl- urevalon- :here
hei*c in so,, u 11 4. o: tree
t'l-,e-n New England. al-I sou ,opstern X-T-1 York, i 11 i,'.F
and bAldin,,:- an infestation. may res-,.-Llt in s7erio-.,,s losses an c r season.


MOLLY LARC.7' APHID (Gheimes stro'--ilo'tius Kalt.) 'ia,, sac L (? a n a r d J,,,Ll, 71-is a-p_--1d was a7---,r. on a lar,'-c larch
tree C-t July -':'.

'LYTID (Orth,)to; iic,-is v : aciatas Eichh.) P c n n s y 1 n i a Z. F Fe 1 t ( Jal y "2,-1 A 1,eetle w,-- in lai-e n-,i.--,ters
a pfes,,znably sickl-,' trec at 7oa*_oo'-, ,;-t--n.

JAPAIES M4APLE SCALE~ (Leucaspis ja~oonica C'i1.)

Connecticut. E. Britton (July 22): A section of triur of a young Nor,.vig{ male
tree, 3 to 4 inches in diameter, thoroiig-,.y coated with L.japonica-. A
larger tree had a branch infested. Both were ini thu western part of' No.ew Haven.

COTTONY 1L'LZ SCALEE (Pulvinaria vitis L.) Ohio. E. 7. Mffend6nhall (July 3): The cottony maple scale is very bad in several
localities v;:iere soft maples are -pla-nted for shade in the central part of the
State. Not much effort is made-to control the sCale,

Minnesota. A. G. R2ui-f.les (July 15): This scale is very bad around lake sh-ores in
Becker andOttertail Counties on basswoods.


A HAX L'TE (Pachys"Ohinx, moadesta Harr.) Nebraska. R. Roberts (June 20 to July 20): A Deuci Couinty correspondent reported
the big poplar sphinx P. modesta as attacking cottonwoods.

POPLAR LEAF-STEIM GALL (Pernpohius -popul itransvei'sus IRiley)

Nebraska. R. Roberts (June 20 to July 20): Cottonwood trecs in Keith County v.ere
reported infestedL Tith the poplar leaf-tem -all the first week of Julyr.


NATTJC2~ PINE SHOOT MOTH (Rhyaciosnia flrilstrana Comst.)

Maryland. E. X. Cory (July 10): This pine ti borer is atcigpines at
J. A. Hyslop (July 10): About 10 per ccnt ofl th2_ shoo -s of about 30 plants,
Pinu ML L on my fam at Avanel are brovnea by thishotrth (et
C. Heinrich.)

A TU"SSOCK EOTH (Olerne leuaco-ohzea S. r.-ud A.) Wisconsin. E. L. Chambet's (Ju~ne 30): This mno~h has bceen reported doiris serious
injury over a lar.,e area of jotck ni-ne in tile vicir ity of Spooner, Wihx

PALES JT Z1L (Hlobi-uz- -Pales Boh.) Wisconsin. 7. L. Cha-rJbers (July 24): -Nrsery inspectors a-,d 'lister-riist -:ore.,-cn
report more inju--ry, from -oales -xeevil than us-ual, on Scotch pine in particular,
but also on white pine and Mugho nin-e.

PINE 3A:RK APHID (Pinous s-robi Ht ,.. Minnesota. A. G. Ru,_-;les (July, 15): The pine bark aphid has been i-zore than usually

A PUi S2Z i~i~~1.

Tebasa. R?ober-Ts (July 20): Larvae of a s-pecies of pine sawfly (Di-rion S0.) were ;r-orted damaging, yellow pLine 'trees in Cheye niie Coiurty the latter -part of

PI*:7 I Z4DL2 SCALE (Chionas-iz -oinifoiiae Fitch)

~Jso ns in. Z. L. Cimr (J- lIy 24) 7-he pine needle scale, until recently rarely
ound in W7i-c ns n, is no.7 becomin esta'ilished in lht infestations in pars
pri'rate plantinc_,s, k:&t-., at J~ize ci C;~ of i oints ovor the State.

Nebraska. R. Roberts (July 20): A repoort ro c eivei from Morrill County the latter
part of June statE.d that the p ine 1 La-f scale was attacking Black Hiills S.Drice,
An ino-uiry concc3.ning-, this pc-st was also received from Saline County.

Utah. 0G. F'. Knowlton (July 17): '21,, pin_ leaf scale is damaging Austriana pines
at Fairview7.

EASTER:1 K--R-TUT E 3TLE (De-ndroctonus T Ieearcrt~a Hopk.)

Ma i n e. H. B. Peirson (July 1): The spruce bark beetle in outbrcak fo= -,as
killing spruce in OTonshi-ps 1, Range 7 and Range 3, on July 10.

7" 2VIL (?icsodts stro'bi Peck) New York. E. P. Felt (July 24): T I:- white-in x* ei on okigi h
terminal shoots of NIorway i-prIc6 at Poekslkill.

TULIP TREE APEIZ (Illincia liriodend'i Myon.)

District of Columbia. 11. P. Jones (July 25): This ishid is ery abundant on a
tAlip tree near ce Smit'sonian. buildi-,; Manly of the leaves and parts ofth
-roua ndere~ are covered with no..oevd0,u.

7AL 7T CATER.-HLLAR (Datana inte,-er_-ima G. a ,. .

Ohio. E. 71. :yendenhail (July i9): The Jack alnut cater-iliars are qaite clad on
wainat trees in central Ohio. some rro:-erty ewvners are spraying.

CCTT0',7OOD LE2AF 33B2'TL. (Ojrysoela scri-ga Fab.)

North Zakota. J. A. *>,'-nro (J-une 23): Cottonwo:od andk willow leaf beetles were
re-'rorted as injuniaias to willows and cottonw,-oods in Ward, Cavalier, nc,
and IBonvilie Cointiei, d-.ring the forenart of JuIne.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (J,_ Jy 25) The mottled poplar and willow borer as abu. ant
on pussy zillow at Portlnnd --n(l. Elkirirtthe past mo,

ve--cs7col or,- Laich.)

New 3ngland. E. P. Felt (July 24): '17he willow leaf beetle is ablandant in so,,,.thern
New England and southern New York, defoliati:.r!, Mary willo%-is, ":ULAR TE T-IT (h'1clalo-p:ia inclusa Connecticut. E. F. Felt (July 24): The poplar tent maker was forild in some nul.lbers
on willow at Pound Ridge, Stamford.


Indiana. J. J. Davis (July 25): whitefl,'- was destructi,ie to tomato eand
cucxmber in a -reDnhouse at Indiana-:,polis Jul 13.

A: B 0'::,Vl TAZ

HET', I S P YZIR I C AL SCALE (Saisettia ' Targ.) Ohio. E. W. Mendenhall (July 3): Arlborvitae are badly infested with t--,e
spherical scale ir. the nurseries about Snrin. 'fleld.
('eca. iium flp' chori Ck"1.)

Maine. H. B. Person (July): L. J'letc_- cri was attac] -ing arborvitae at Sko.:hegan
July 1.


CPZP, 14YRTLE APHID (Eyzocalliz kaha,,-,raluok; )-la-ii Kirk.)

Mississippi C. Lyle and assistant's (J._d'"y): J. 13. Kislariko (July 20): C r ep 0
myrtle i-1,, i7ig-ins end Hattlesloixr is Iieavil. il fct;te 'CL C Y 0 1, AliC4 .171

CYCLAMN MIUE, (Tarsoiie-rqus -pallid-as EI,_s.) Wisconsin. 2]. L. Cl-ia.ribers (July 24): Nursory ii-ispe-tor0 re-ports and
corresPonde-_,'-,ce inJ1.cate sei-ious :U,fe-tatio-. on delphinium,
and straveberry p le n t s


ZCOD-4R IZ="IIT, (Pisc,)de- debd.arae Hopk.)

ississi-p-pi. C. Lyle assist-antz R. 3. D(%en (July 17): Deod'ar ::eevils bc,3r. more abu:-_d-,.,,-.t thic :n the paf t thr-_- e yenrs. S- -.-l
Ccdr-,,- dco1-ra, lar.r. c -,mall, at 'L apelo h,- -%,6 bi_- en killed.


:13CAN S" S-IA (Aeg ia s-- itula Har.r.)

Alabama. J. M. 7obinso-n (Jiily 20): This borer is very abundant at Bir.i-7ghar. and
Huntsville, whc-e it was destroyi-g niarsery stock.


GLADIOLUS THRIPS (Taeniot'nrips gladioli M. and S.)

C on-n e c t i c u t B H. v al de r, ( Jul y 24i T'hio, thri-1p s i s -ery alb,, :-da-_-t corms
were planted ivith( ,,t bein- treated. It is appearin- in :-,an- -olanti-. 7 -,-;-,-ere
coins %-.-,ere treatE.d.

New Yorlh:. P. J. Parrott- (j7)j.y 24) The gladiolus thrips is moderately ab.-an,1-1ant
and T injurio-as in the fi(,ld.

Delaware. L. A. Ste-irns (Jialy 22): It -;.,as abrInda1,1t and caasin.; severe i n u a t
Smyrna and ge-.-erally over ,he State, J-,_uie 28.

Disti-ict of Coliam"bia. W. A. Noal (July 25): 111'e thrips is very injurio-as to
z1adiolus at 335 7ebster St., IT.W.

7isconsin. E. L. Chinbers (July 24): For the first tire we are receivi1-4 complaint",
from com.-.11orcial -la-diolus ---rowers of serious losfies to their E:ladiolus,
Sevei lal .-,holos -le houses in Milwrrukec hnve recently written for information
to di ;tribate to th, ,ir -7rowers on t'he control ofthis pest.
.h -hri-us is doing serious in
owa. C. J. Dr -,ko (Jul, ,r 27): T c .-71adiolus 4.
lar1-:,:i,, cjadiolus in th,. vicinities r f Des Yloines, Hamrton,
Bl-affs, 1i1itchPllvil1(-,', I;e ,:!-_da, Ames, A:Itoona, aiid Colfax. This insect,', vas
f -),, ir, d f o r t' ic f i r s t t im i n I o v a i n 19 3 2 0


,.L.J :,.t rigidne 0. S.)
( PI y t op ha,

vir,-inia. E. P. joncs 'Jill- 9): Xcout 775 por ceiit of ti 'e twi 7s Clf 01,10
trcc (Salix discolor) at Lyon Park, Va., were infested. Man-,worc notict,,Ci oi,. o".1"Ier Tnissy willows in the vici,,,ity of 7as27i:-.,:-'c--, Z). C. (ret.
C. T. Gree- ,e.)



UIICORN CATERPILLAR (Schizura unicornis S. and A.)

Mississippi. C. Lyle (July 21): On June 23 Inspector H. Gladney of Ocean Springs,
Jackson County, sent: us specimens with a report that these insects were very
abundant on roses.


SA WEDVIL (Rhynchites aeneus Boh.) Minnesota. A. G. Ruggles (July 15): This weevil was found in St. Paul cutting
stems of sunflower below the flowerheads.



MOSQUITOES (Culicinae)

Maryland. E. N. Cory (July 17): Heavy swarms of salt-marsh mosquitoes (Aedes
sollicitans Walk.) were seen in Worcester and Somerset Counties the week of
July 17.

Indiana. J. J. Davis (July 25): Mosquitoes were reported unusually abundant at
Indianapolis July 14.

Missouri. L. Haseman (July 25): In spite of the dry period, mosquitoes hLave been

Oregon. H. H. Stage (July 25): A. aldrichi Dyar and Knab and A. vexans Meig.
bred abundantly in the inundated sections along the Columbia River from Hood
River to Astoria beginning the middle of June, Heavy infestations of A.
aldrichi originated in the vicinity of Clatskanie and became a serious pest
to logging camps twenty miles to the south early in July. Culex tarsalis Coq.,
usually of minor importance, were abundant in the vicinity of Oswego Lake the
first half of July. In one instance as many as 20 or more blood-engorged
specimens were taken in a house having fairly good screens.

A DER FLY (Chrysops callidus 0. S.) Connecticut. M. F. Zappe (July 22): I do not remember when this pest was as
abundant as it is at present, attacking humans and stock. It has been
increasing in numbers during the last two or three years.


THROAT B3OTFLY (Gastrophilus nasalis L.) Iowa. R. W. Wells (July 27): The first adult activity was noted on Junc 7th


-t 1-rios, Ia. The heig-ht of ctiyas based on frequent and extensive egg
collections, was durin- the la st wkinJune and the first week in Julyr. 'Horses sla" t -tered~at 2ockfcrd, 111, on J7,;c ?_6t1 wcre r .ot fo uA-. to be carr-i-Cg any, of
the la~rvae 'of the 'nerr -gene rat ion. '(Mr&. E."F. Knipling.)

HOR.') BOTFLY (Gastrophilus ifttestinalds fleG.)

Iowa. R. T7. 7e11s (July 27): Adult activity be!-:an on June 20 at Amnes, Ia.
Three out of 18 horses examined haa afew egg s on this date. By June 20th,
12 out of 22 were found to have eggs- -First staj~e larvae were found burrowing
the tonv7i7Qes of horses on June 26th, at Rockfoyrd, Ill.. (11r. E. F. Znipling.)


I 15 S E C T S

TEMIT~iS (Reticulitermes spp..)

Connecticut. W. E. Britton (July 24): Several requests for information on R.
flaviries IKoll. have been receivedC from Clinton, Milford, and New Haven, and
visits have boen made and recomendat ions given re., axdi-n- treatment of
infected buil ,in7,s.

Iniana. J. J. Davis (Ju-ly 25): Termites (R. flavipes) continue to be a major
pest, many reports b-,ei'ng received from al! sections of the State.

Nebraska. R. Roberts (July 20): Terrmites (R. tibialis Banks) were working on
elm trees and rhu b a-b In Harlan County, according to a report received July
17. Associated with this species on rhubarb' was the little Cround 'beetle
Tach s -oroximus Say.

ANTS (Formicidae)

Maryland. E. 1% Cory (Jiuly 924): Cmponotus herculeanus -penisylvanic-Is DeG. is
general iti houses an6 law;.ns; other spc ies Eire present, bu-t this -one is the
most numerous.

Nebraska. R. 'Roberts (July 20): Ynuerous report *s of -ants infesting houses and
law;,ns in Lancaslter County were received during the latter part of June. A
bakery in Sew;.ard County was reported inffe .ted Tit> ants The tiny yellow
thief ant (Solenon~si~ molest Say) ivias re-pofted working in a -Pantry in DougFlas
Counrty. Thie pr>scnce of the big black carpen tcr ant in houses in I-adison
County was reported the' latter pWrt of Juxe.

Texas. Z. "77. Laake (June): T2welve premises in Dallas -,-ero reported as intfested
by ant7,; in nine cases they were Arc-entine ants (Iridomyrmex hunilis M.ayvr) and
in th roc cases 'they were ca3rnentcr a.-ts..

STRAMFRRY ROOT V7 EVIL (7 rac !yr i nu s ovat -,s L.

Conne ticut. 77. E. Britton (July 2-4): Several correspondents sent specilrens of
adds a'~o this insceot and stated thtthey were numerous in houses. At least


two of these houses were in close proximity to nurseries. We have records of
the larvae injuring the roots of hemlock in nurseries, and also find them with
B. sulcatus Fab. on Taxus roots. Adults evidently enter houses to find a
hiding place during the daytime.

AN ANTOBIIl BEETLE (Xyletinus peltatus. Harr.)

Mississippi. C. Lyle (July 21): Severe injury to floors by this beetle has been
reported rebe.ntly from Aberdeen in Monroe County and Houston in Chickasaw

A FLAT-HEADED BORIER (Buprestis lineata Fab.)

Mississippi. C. Lyle (July 21): A correspondent at Pass Christian in Harrison
County recently sent specimens with a report that these beetles were causing
considerable injury to logs in his house.


(Unless otherwise indicated, observations were made at San Pedro de Montes de Oca


Saissetia hemisphaerica Targ. was taken on coffee at Alajuela during May and was reported very harmful to coffee at Heredia during June. It was also very injurious to acerolo at San Ysidro de Coronado in June. Taken on orange during both months.

Pseudischnaspis bowreyi Ckll. was observed on Cherimora May 13, when
branches were dying from the effect of the attack. It was also very injurious to peach during June,


Aleurocanthus woglmni Ashby was noted as being very injurious to coffee May 23, and to citrus durin the time herein reported. Guachipelin (Diphysa robinioides Benth.), a valuable timber tree, 'as also attacked.


Cicadella areolata Sign. (det. S. C. Bruner) was taken on the following
food points: Fig, Garcinia tinctoria, p'opper (Capsicum annuum L.) soybean, carrot, and chicasquil (Jatro-oha aconitifolia Mill.), a beautiful small tree used for shade and ornamental purposes; the young tender leaves are used for soup; on coffee and guisaro (Psidium molle Bertol.) at Alajuela; and on
Phaseolus vulgaris at San Jose. C. testudinaria Fowl. (det. S.C.B.) was taken
on coffee at Sarchif during June. C. coeruleovittata Sign. was taken on Nlew
Zealand spinach in May and June, and C. similis Walk. (det. S.C.B.) was observed
on the same host during May. C. minieticeos Fowl. (det. S.C.B.) was noted on
soybean and C. pulchella Guer. (det. S.C.B.) on Phaseolus rulgaris during June.

Membracis mexicana Guer. was injurious to pecan durin. the entire month of


May and to peach durin- the mont.- of J-are. Other f ood plants attacked during the Cherimoya, manderine, r.-ulberry (Morias r-,fcra L.), pl,-n.,
soursop, and yla-ap, ylang.

Aet'Inall-on reticiilatum L. (Det. SoC.B.) was observed ovipositing or. ylang ylang on Yia -! 11, and was taken on this host during June.

Collaria oleasa Dist. (det. S.C.B.) ruined the late Wheat. Other food
plants attacked are: Phaseolus v-,:dgaris, soybean, carrot, and New Zealand sp i nac h.

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Dysderc- js otliqu-as H. S. (det. S.C.B.) was observed on coffee at Alaj,-Iela on Ma7r 24.

Chlorocoris atris-Dinus Stal (det. S.C.B..) was ta]: er on pecan and --Vocado darin-- 111ay; taken on plum at Sarchif in J-11-le.

Acanthocephala declivis Say var. xiatemalena Dist. (det. S.C.3.) was observed on oran,,,c durin,- May and Ji-i: e on grapefruit on May 25.


Diabrotica porracea Har. vas t&ken on Pha seolus vu.1r,-aris and cuclunber during June.

Cryptoceplialus triton, ,,'Vus Siiffr. weis recorded from almond, apricot,
asparugas, 7ardenia, pear, and rlurn at San Ysidro de Coro.4,do; and from apple, mombin (Srondias rao."oin L.), and n,achdpdlin- at San Pedro de Montes de Oca d-aring June.


Hy-phylena colpodes Wals. was olbservcd on avoc-ado d7.zrin-r the entire of May; and a pvpa was fcund on June 6.

Hasipyl Crandella Zell. is very Injlariuus to ced.-c dulce (Cedrel mor" 'Inna var, mexican,), even killing the The tr,,,(.:s are now about 6 or 9 feet
high, but the upper 2 or 3 feet have been killed back r,, T)eatedly; so that tho trunks axe fonaed of a lot oA" snort

Appantheria mu-zina Obt. was ta!,r-e.n on ccl'fee on Ju:-,e 5,

i2oeyi Butl. was very injurious to I,r&.adilI.a (Passiflora cdalis)
duri-n ; t"s-le entire month of May. Durin ; June larwe were present and a i. rere ovipositiag. We have a fine --:-randilla vine in wir yard and I belie,:e it have been killed b- this s-occies and A. juno Cr. if we had not destI'J-eCI -7S and larvae evory day.

Leucootcra coffeella Staint. taken on coffee' duxirg May; also taken on coffee at Alajuela on May 24.



Phenacoccus gossaii Towns. Ckll. was fovnd on lea- es and stem of tomato at Loiza or. March 28, 1933. (Det. 11. Morrison.' (C. S. Anderson.) HEMIPTERA

Piezosternum subulatum Tl=nb. was found on a leaf of breadfr,.,,it at Eay,,mon on May 14, 1D33. (Det. H. G. barber.) (C.S.A.)

Corecoris batatas Fal,,. adults V-V,ere corr- ,on on the leaves of =a-Pefruit ,-t Manati May 2, 1933. (Det. H. Go 3.) (C.SpAt) LEPIDOPTERA

A large nurr ber of larvae of Hyal-,Lr vinosa Dn.ry were found eating the leaves and stems of Schobera a io perma at Ba,- am-.)n April 24, 1933. (Det. W. Schaus.) (A. S. Mills.)

Elablemra cinnam,--mea H. S. v.,as at a lii7ht at 1 ayazrnon on May 28, 1933. (Det. i"i. S.) (0.S.A.)


Adults of Lac'--inopus cuxvipes Fa b. were found or. !^r,%Fefruit leaves at Dorado on 114ay 23, 1933. (Det. L. 'u. Buichanan.) (C.S.A.)

Adults of Diapre-oes ab"breviR t-as L. 1.-:erc ab--,n,,ai.t o-j the leaves of --rapef ruit
at Vega Alta on May 5, 1933. (Det. L.. L. B.) (C.S.A.)

Adults of Tetraonyx 14--.qac-j-11,.t-;.s Fab. were '.].,nntana at Ven-a
Alta on May 23, !933. H. S. after (C.S.A.)


Agromyza -ucunda V.6-.W. edul ls i:;ere reared from lar- -ae making", serpentine
mines in the leaves of wild mcrni--,g---lory Lt Ve,-- Alta o, November 22, 1932. The infestation wEs heavy. (1 ot. J. Aldrich.) (A. S. 11.

Pholeomyia indecora Loev, adults v.,-cre zn=,-rous or, crotalaria blossoms at Barceloneta on April 25, 1933. J. M. A.) (A. S.M.)

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