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extended notice of the appecurance of the chinch-bug, Blissiis leiu^opterus,
in northern New York, with recommendations made, and distributed
in a circular, for the arrest of Its ravages.

The Apple-leaf Bucculatrix. (The Husbandman, Elmira, N. Y., for
December 3, 1884, xi. No. 537, p. 1, c. 5 — 31 cm.)

Apple twigs receiyed from Malcolm, Seneca county, N. Y., are covered
with the cocoons of Bucculatrix pamifoliella. The cocoon is described
and life-history of the species given. The remedies mentioned are spray-
ing, or scouring with a stiff brush the infested branches with a kerosene
and soap emulsion, of which the formula is given, for killing the insect
within the cocoon ; Paris green in water for poisoning the caterpillars,
and Jarring the caterpillars from the trees and burning them in the
monUiB of July and September.

[Extended, in the present Report, pp. 260-262.1

On some Rio Grande Lepidoptera. (Papilio, iv, Nos. 7-8, September-
October, 1884, pp. 135-147.) [Published February, 1885.]

Gives an annotated list of collections made by Messrs. Sennett and
Webster, in 1877 and 1878, viz.: In Rhopalocera, fifty-two species
{Krieogonia Lanice and Apaiura Codes, being new species) ; in Sphingidae,
four species (Sphina: insolUa n. sp.) ; in ^geriadad, two species ; in Bomby-
oidad, three species {Ecpantheria Sennettii n. sp.).

Scale-Inseot Attack on Ivy. (Country Gentleman, for February 26,
1886, 1, p. 169, c 2 — 22 cm.)

Ivy leaves (Hedera helix) received from Watervliet, N. Y., and infested
on both surfaces and the stem also by Aspidiotu^ nerii Bouch6— a scale-
insect which infests the cherry, plum, currant, maple, oleander, etc.,
throughout most of the United States. Remedies recommended under
different conditions are scraping, a soap solution, and a soap and kero-
sene emulsion made in accordance with the formula given.

(Printed, also, in this Report, see pp. 278, 279.]

The Owl Beetle — Alaus Oculatus. (Country Gentleman, for April 9,
1885, 1, p. 307, c. 4 — 14 cm.)

The beetle received alive in May, from Aiken, S. 0.. is described and
its habits given. Proves upon later examination to be Alaus myops
(Fabr.).

Remedies for the White Grub. (The New England Homestead, for
May 16, 1885, xix, p. 205, c. 2 — 28 cm.)

The remedies usually recommended for the beetle, insufficient; the
grubs may be destroyed by starvation ; crops of buckwheat and mustard
repel the grubs ; how and when salt may be used with benefit.



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Out-worms. Bead before the New York State Agricixltural Society,
at the Annual Meeting, January 21, 1885. (Forty-fourth Annual
Report of the New York State Agricultural Society, for the year

1884, [May], 1886, pp. 56-^0, figs. 1-20.) .(Separate, with coTer and
half-title [June, 1885], pp. 25, figs. 20.)

The subject is treated of under the following heads : What are Out-
worms ?— Their Appearance — Their Qabits— Habits of the Moths —
Natural History— Conditions Favorable to Cut- worms — Their Food-
plants — Abundance of Cut-worms — Literature of the Cut- worms — List
of Species — Natural Enemies — Parasites — Preventives and Bemedids-
Two Preventives Specially Commended — Conclusion.

A Potato-bug Parasite. (The New England Homestead, for June 6,

1885, xix, p. 237, c. 2 — 34 cm.)

A mite infesting and killing Colorado potato-beetles received from
Middlesex county, Mass., is identified as Uropoda Americana Biley.
Description is given of It, Its peculiar connecting filament remurked
upon, habits of the family of Gamasidce to which it belongs, noticed,
together with the importance of the attack, and recommendation of
distribution of the serviceable parasite.

[Printed, also, in this Report, see pp. 289-291.]

The Visitation of Locusts. (The Argus [Albany], June 7, 1886, p. 4,
0. 5 — 33 cm.)

The announced co-appearance of the seventeen-year locusts and the
thirteen-year locusts will not occur in New York; why "locust" is a
misnomer; not 221 years, as stated, since the two forms of Cicadas
ce-appeared, but only thirty years, also thirty-nine years ago ; no ground
for alarm, as the Cicada harms fruit trees only, and those usually not
seriously ; notice of the brood of seventeen-year Cicadas to appear about
the present time in New Tork, at Brooklyn and Rochester.

The Pear-Blight Beetle. (Country Gentleman, for June 18, 1885, 1,
p. 517, c. 2, 3 — 46 cm.)

Xylehorus pyri (Peck), infesting the trunks of young apple trees and
killing them, at Annapolis, Md., Is Identified; description of the
beetle ; origin of Its common name ; Its two forms of attack ; the burrows
in the limbs and In the trunk described ; the latter ascribed to a second
brood but are probably made by the mature Insect for food and shelter;
remedy for the limb attack, cutting ofif and burning with the insect ; for
the trunk attack, not yet known. "

The Canker Worm. (Country Gentleman, for June 18, 1885, 1, p. 519,
c. 2, 3 — 20 cm.)

Spread of the Canker-worm, Anisopteryx vemata (Peck) in the State of
New York; notice of Its presence In large numbers at Loudonville,
Albany county ; the attack Is controllable at the outset, and should not
be allowed to extend. The preventives and remedies are, bands, etc., to



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prevent the ascent of the wingless female, spraying with Paris green
water to kill the larvae, and working the ground beneath the trees to
crush the pupae.
[Printed in present Beport, pp. 258, 259.]

Insect Eggs on StraTYberries. (Country Gentleman, for June 26, 1885,
1, p. 687, c. 3 — 21cm.)

The eggs do not indicate an attack that need impair our enjoyment of
the fruit. Their presence is unusual and probably accidental. They are
the eggs of some hemipterous insect, belonging probably to one of the
larger plant- bugs. Description is given of them. The nauseous taste
imparted to raspberries by the presence of a small bug, known as
(kyrimelosna piUicaria, is referred to, and the insect described. This
same insect attacks the blossoms and the stems of strawberries.

Plant-lice, Elm-beetles, etc. (New England Homestead, for July
4, 1886, xix, p. 269, o. 1-2 — 16 cm.)

Identification of Schizoneura Americana as injuring leaves of elms at
West Stockbridge. The insect reported as stripping the leaves of the
elms, is probably the elm-leaf beetle, Oaleruca xanthomelcena, although
not known before to extend so far into Massachusetts. May-flies per-
haps mistaken for mosquitoes.

The Apple Tree Bark-louse. (New England Homestead, for July
4^ 1886, xix, p. 269, c. 4-6—20 cm.)

Scales on bark of an apple tree sent are those of MytUaspsis pomorum
of Bouch6 (3f. pomicorticis Riley). Directions for destroying the insect,
by scraping the scales and by spraying kerosene emulsion.

The Cut-Worm and Onion Maggot. (Country Gentleman, for July
9, 1886, 1, p. 674-6, c. 4, 1 — 20 cm).

For the arrest of cut-worm ravages reported from Globe Village,
Mass., the inquirer is referred to remedies given in the paper published
in the 44th Bept. N. Y. St. Agricul. Society. For controlling Antluymyia
bra88ic(B and Fhorbia ceparum, the remedies are removing the plants
with the soil containing the larvae, and killing the pupsB with gas-lime
or plowing and harrowing repeatedly. Preventives are, strong-smelling
substances, and not planting in infested ground.

Peach and Cherry Borers. (Country Gentleman, for July 9, 1886, 1,
p. 676, c. 1 — 18 cm.)

Peach trees in Annapolis infested by Phlceoti^ibus liminaris. It attacks
the elm also. The cherry trees are probably infested by Scolytus rugu-
losuB Katz., recently introduced from Europe; see an interesting article
upon this species in the Canadian Entomologist for September, 1884.
The injuries of P. liminaris seem to be rapidly increasing in localities in
the State of New York.

The Fig-Eater — Allorhina Nitida. (Country Gentleman, for July 9,
1886, 1, p. 676, c. 2-3 — 16 cm.)

The species identified from Madison, N. J., and briefiy described ; its
fondness for Juicy fruits ; is not known to occur in New York ; the^larva



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is one of the white grubs, and is quite injurious to the roots of grass ;
its abundance in Washington ; the beetle is a pollen feeder and some-
times ooours in great numbers, as in an instance cited. The "trim
flower-chafer " might be a better common name for it.

The Boundheaded Apple-tree Borer — Saperda Candida Pabr.
(Country Gentleman, for July 16, 1885, 1, pp. 590-1, c. 4, 1 —
33 cm.)

Borers in hawthorn [in Westchester Co., N. Y.J, are probably the
Saperda Candida; its burrows and method of destroying the grubs
with a strip of .flexible steel ; recommendation by Dr. Fitch of cutting
out the grub; discovering the location and crushing the egg; killing
the eggs by application of lye ; benefit of mounding about the tree ;
washing with soap, and soap placed in the forks of the trees for pre-
ventives ; principal publications upon the insect

Entomological [Answers to inquiries.] (Country Gentleman, for
July 16, 1885, 1, p. 592, c. 2-3 — 20 cm.)

Paris green recommended for killing the potato-beetle infesting egg-
plants; road-dust may prevent their attack. For the injuries of the
rose-bug, at Waddington, N. Y., to apples and cherries, beating them
from the trees recommended; to the former, Paris green might be
applied. The abundance of this insect upon fruit trees at times, cited.

The Cause of Black-Knoi (Country Gentleman, for July 23, 1885, 1,
p. 607 c. 1-2 —26 cm.)

It is not, as is popularly believed, of insect origin, but is produced by
a fungus originally named Sphceria morbosa, but recently transferred to
tlie genus Floiorightia, There are not " three distinct species," but the
same one attacks Primus domestica, P. Americana, P. cerasits, P. Ftr-
giniana, P. Pennsylvanica and P. serotina— two plum trees and four
cherry trees. Six species of insects have been bred from the black-knot
The remedy is to cut oft and destroy attacked twigs and branches early
in July.

[Bevised, and printed in this Beport, see pp. 280, 281.]

The Cucumber Moth. (Country Gentleman, for July 23, 1885, 1, p.
607, c. 2,3 — 28 cm.)

The borer attacking a melon patch in Carp, Tenn., is, from the
description sent, probably the larva of PfiakeUura nitidalis (Cramer),
popularly known as the ** pickle-worm." In New York and the Eastern
States the squash-vine borer MelUiia cucurbitce takes its place. The
appearance and the habits of the pickle-worm are described. The moth
is also described. For remedies, destroy the bored melons, sprinkle
with London purple or Paris green water while the moth is ovipositing
Figures of the insects are referred to. The borer may possibly be
P. hyalinatalis, of which the habits are different.



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Apple Insects and the Bhinoceros-beetle. (Country Gentleman, for
July 80, 1886, 1, p. 623, o. 2-3 — 26 cm.)

Of apple insects sent from Coffee, Va., one is Orgyia leacostigma,
and the other had spun up in a cocoon [subsequently emerged and
proved to be -icronvctosp.]. The information sent of the DynasteaTityiLS,
that the beetle comes from the ground among the ash trees where its
larva had probably been feeding on living vegetable matter, is a new
and interesting tact. The record of the manner in which the beetles eat
the bark of the ash is also interesting, as also the mention of their
being very destructive to tobacco plants, killing all that they attack.

[See page 230 of this Report.]

Another Potato Pest (New England Homestead, for August 8, 1886,
xix, Tjf>. 32, p. 309, c. 3.)

Macrohasis unicolor (Kirby), one of the blister-beetles, identified as the
Insect injurious to the foliage of potatoes, in Furnace, Mass. Beating
the insects into a basin of water and kerosene, or if very abundant,
sprinkling with Paris green or London purple in water, is recommended.

Boestelia aurantiaca. (Country Gentleman, for August 13, 1886, 1, p.
661, c 3-4 — 10 cm.)

Determination of the above fungus occurring on quinces received from
Charlton, Mass. It has usually been found associated with insect attack,
as in this instance, where the fruit has been burrowed by probably the
apple-worm of the codling-moth.

The False Chinch Bug. (Country Gentleman, for August 13, 1886,
1, p. 661, c. 4— 26 cm.)

Insect described (but no examples sent) and reported as injurious to
radishes, turnips, horseradish, strawberries, and raspberries, in Boulder,
Col., are, without much doubt, the Nyaius angustatua of Uhler. It had
not previously been known to injure ripe strawberries, but had, accord-
ing to observations of Professor Forbes, been quite injurious to the
foliage of strawberries in Illinois. Kerosene emulsion or pyrethrum
could be used to destroy the bug when upon strawberries, until the fruit
is about half grown.

The Bag-Worm — Thyridopteryx Ephemersef ormis. (Country Gentle-
man, for October 1, 1885, 1, p. 801, c. 4—20 cm.)

To an interesting account of the habits of a *' worm " destroying arbor
vitad hedges in Franklin Park, N. J., and request for information in
regard to it, reply is made of its name as above, and the best methods for
checking its injuries, viz., application of Paris green, and hand-pickhig,
and destroying the cases of the female moth. A figure illustrating the
several stages of the insect is also given.

The Bed Spider — Tetranychus Telarius (Linn.). (Country Gentle-
man, for October 8, 1886, 1, p. 821, c. 3-4 — 38 cm.)

Mites infesting various garden plants, at Utica, N. T., are this species
which, standing at the head of the Acarina, approaches near to the
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spiders. It spins webs on the under side of the leaves for shelter, while
sucking the juices of the various plants upon which it occurs; those
upon which it was noticed at Utica are mentioned. It has this sum-
mer been discovered in an injurious attack on a quince orchard near
Geneva^ N. T. Kerosene emulsion, soap solution with sulphur mixed,
and quassia infusion may be used for killing it. It was the cause of
the yellow discoloring of the leaves of a nasturtium in the garden of
the writer.
[Printed, also, in this Beport, see pp. 287-289.]

The Thirteen-year Cicada. (The Argus [Albany], for October 11^

1885,p. 4— 32 cm.)

A paper read before the Albany Institute, containing remaiics upon
the exceptional long life-period of the Cicada septendecim; the number
of broods occurring in the United States and in the State of New York;
notice of a thirteen-year brood, and that its occurrence only in flie
Southern States may be the result of hastened development through
higher temperature ; Professor Biley's experiments in transferring the
two forms from one region to another ; and record of the planting of
the eggs of a thirteen-year brood at Kenwood, near Albany.

[Printed, also^ in this Beport, see pp. 276-278.]

The Elm Leaf Beetle. (Country Gentleman, for October 15, 1886, 1,
p. 841, c. 8-4 — 23 cm.)

The inquirer, from Bordentown, N. J., of methods for killing the
insects destroying the foliage of his elm trees, is referred to a notice of
the insect, GaXeruca xanthomelcena, in the Country Gentleman for October
19, 1882 (p. 805), and to Bulletin No. 6 of the Division of .Entomology of
the U. S. Agricultural Department Of the arsenical insecticides recom-
mended, London purple is preferred, in the proportion of one-half
pound to three quarts of flour and a barrel (forty gallons) of water.
Directions for mixing are given, and the advantages of its use stated.

The Clubbed Tortoise-beetle. (Country Gentleman, for October 16,
1886, 1, p. 841, c. 4 — 12 cm.)

Remarks upon Coptocycla clavata (Fabr.), its appearance, habits and
food-plants. Reference to its occurrence on the potato, tomato, and
egg-plant

A Leaf-mining Insect (Home Farm [Augusta, Me.], for October 16,
1886, p. 1, 0. 6 — 20 cm.)

A leaf-miner reported in Maine, and in the vicinity of Boston, Mass.,
is identifled as one of the Anthomyians, and probably ChoriopMla
betarum Lintn., which is Imown to have distribution in New York and
Connecticut. The approved methods for meeting its attack, are pre-
vention of egg-def>o8it by the use of counterodorants, and burning the
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The Death- Watoh, Olothilla Pulsatoria. (Country Gentleman, for
October 22, 1885, 1, p. 861, c. 8-4— 21 cm.)

A supposed parasite found In cow-stalls In Warren, O., is this insect,
a figure of which Is given. The habits of the FsocidcB are briefly stated,
and the reason why this species has received the name of the " death-
watch." It has previously occurred in immense numbers in bam refuse
after threshings, and in straw-pcu^kings in a wine cellar.

[See Second Report on the Insects of N. Y,, pp. 201, 202.]

Eggs of a Katydid. (Country Gentleman, for October 29, 1885, 1, p.
881, 0.4 — 23 cm.)

Eggs sent from Lexington, Ya., arranged in two rows upon the
opposite sides of the back fold of a copy of the Country Qentleman^ are
those of Microcentrus retinervis, an insect common in some of the
warmer States of the Union, and classed by some writers with the katy-
dids, although strictly, the name of katydid would belong only to
FlatyphyUum concavum. The eggs are described, and reference made
for the illustration and life-history of the species to the 6th Missouri
Report.

[The name should have been given as Microcentrum retinervum.]

A New Insect Foe to the Cut-worm. (New England Homestead, for
October 81, 1885, xix. No. 44, p. 405, c. 3-4—19 cm.)

A correspondent from Winsted, Ct., sends for information a fly
hatched from some cabbage cut-worms kept in conflnement. The fly is
a species of Oonia belonging to the TachinidcB, the parasitic habits of
which are given. Caterpillars bearing upon their body the white eggs
or the egg-shell of these flies should not be destroyed, but permitted to
furnish food for the beneficial larvsB that are feeding within them. The
cabbage cut-worm was probably Mamestra trifolii (Rott.).

Saw Ply on Fruit Trees. (Country Gentleman, for November 12,
1885, 1, p. 921, c. 3-4— 25 cm.)

In answer to an inquiry from Edinburgh, Scotland, of some small,
thin, nearly transparent objects nearly half an inch long and looking
like a leech, which for several years had nearly destroyed the leaves of
plum, pear, and cherry trees, reply is made that it is the larva of some
species of saw-fly, and probably of JSriocampa admribrata. Its ravages
may be prevented by means of powdered hellebore, to be obtained pure,
and applied to the foliage by the hand or by a bellows. Its efficacy is
illustrated by an account of its use in the Hammond Nurseries at
Geneva, N. T. Directions are given for using the hellebore mixed with
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(B.)

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT.



The following are the contributions that have been made to the
Department during the year (4888) :

Ik Htmenopteba.

Oocoons of NemaJtus Erichsonii Hartig, and the imago. May 8tb.
Prom Rev. H. W. Swinnebton, Cherry Valley, N. T.

Gtdls of Neuroterus verrucarum (0. S.), on Quercus sp. ? Prom
J. Carter Brown, Kingston, R L

Apantdes congregaius (Say) oocoons on '^Darapsa Myron. Prom
Mrs. K M. BusiOE, Wabash, Ind

In LEPmOFTEBA.

LarvsB of Thyreus Abbotii Swainson, July 26th. Prom A. J, Bioh«
HOND, Canajoharie, N. Y. The same, from Dr. B. H. Sarin, Troy, N. Y.
The same (spotted form), from Horace B. Derby, Albany, N. Y.,
July 6th. The same (striated form), from S. C. Bradt, Albany, N. Y.,
July 8th.

Daiana minisira (Driiry) T&TYSd from apple tree, Sept. 4th. Prom
M. T. Biohardson, New York city.

(Edenuma concinna (Sm.-Abb.) larvsB from apple tree early in Sep-
tember. Prom John C. Shaw, Brooklyn, N. Y.

OdUosamia Promethea (Drury) cocoons on wild cherry. Prom R J.
Beddt, Bayville, N. Y. The same, on plum, from Mrs. E. W. K.
Lasell, Orange, N. J. The same, from Berthold Pernow, Albany, N. Y.

The regal walnut-moth, Githeronia regalia (Pabr.), taken at the
State Camp, Peekskill, N. Y., August 5th. Prom Dr. C. W. Cbispsll,
Kingston, N. Y.

Larva of Eacles imperialis (Drury) with puparia of a Tachinid-fly,
Sepi 10th. Prom S. C. Bradt, Albany, N. Y.

Clisiocampa Americana Harris, larvae and cocoon. Prom Berthold
Pbbnow, Albany, N. Y.

LarvdB of Oortyna nitela Guenee, burrowing in stalks of young com,
June 22. Prom Bock Hall, Md.

LarvsB of Cacosda argyrospila (Walk.) eating into young pears,
June 13th; and of Goleophora sp.? eating into the same, June 8th.
Prom P. Babrt, Bochester, N. Y.



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In DiPTERi.

" Flax-seeds " (puparia) of the Hessian-fly, CTecidomyia des^rwdor Say,
in wheat From Prof. F. M. Websteb, LaFayette, Ind.

Galls of Lasioptera vUis 0. S., June 27th. From H. L. Pisk,
Worcester, Mass.

Tipulid larvee found in association with cocoons of Nemaius Erich'
sonii, May 18th. From Rev. H. W. Swinnebton, Cherry Valley, N. T.

The " cow-fly," Hcematobia serraia Desvd. From Samuel W. Shimeb,

Mount HoUey, N. J.

In Coleoptera.

Dytiscua fasciverUris Say. From Joseph Habvby, Albany, Oct. 20tfa.
The same from John D. Collins, Utica, N. Y., Nov. 6th.

Dytiscus Harrmi Kirby, October 24:th. From H. G. Settle, Saratoga
Springs, N. T.

The carpet-beetle, ArUhrenus scrophularicB Linn., from Crocus,
April 27tlL From Mrs. Hoaoland, Albany, N. Y.

Alans ocvMuB (Linn.). From Mrs. £. W. K. Lasell, Orange, N. J.

Anomala lucicola (Fabr.), the light-loving grapevine-beetle, July 18th.
From W. W. Sweet, Hightstown, N. J.

Pdidnota punctata (Linn.), Desmocerus palliatus (Forst.), and Saperda
Candida Fabr. From C. G. Belknap, Branchport, N. Y.

Oak twigs cut by the oak-tree pruner, Elaphidion parallelum Newm.
Prom Geobge T. Lyman, Bellport, N. Y.; also, from Dr. James W. Hall,
Sea Cliff, L. L, N. Y.; also, from C. Feed Johnson, BayjKjrt, N. Y.

MoTwhammuB confusor (Kirby). From Bebthold Febnow, Albany, N.Y.

A Cerambycid-beetle (four inches in length, species undetermined),
from Colon, Central America. From M. B. Habmot, Albany, N. Y.

The elm-leaf beetle, Oaleruca xanthomelcena (Schr.), May Isi From
D. J. Gabth, Scarsdale, N. Y.

Aramigus Fxdleri Horn, from a rose-house, June 30th. From W. J.
Palmeb, Bochester, N. Y.

Plum curculio oviposition in young pears, June Sth. From P.
Babbt, Bochester, N. Y.; also, the same, in young cherries, June 7th,
from Geoboe S. Powell, Ghent, N. Y.

The grain-weevil, Calandra granaria (Linn.), in wheat From Abnbb
L. Backus k Sons, Toledo, O.

Young Duchess pear trees (sections) girdled by Xyleborus pyri
(Peck), and containing the beetle, May 22d. From Nobman Pombot,
Lockport, N. Y.; also from K S. Gopp, Geneva, N. Y.

FhlosotribuH liminaris (Harris) — the living beetle in bark of peach
tree, October 19th. From David Httntinoton, Somerset, Niagara
Oa, N. Y.



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LyguB protends (Linn.) (7. lineolaris of Beauv., with young pean
punctured and gnarled by it From P. Babbt, Bochester, N. Y.

The melon plant-louse, Aphis cncumeria Forbes. From T. 0. BABxnty
Lowell, Mass.'

The cockscomb elm-gall, Olyphina ulmicola (Fitch) on ''weeping
slippery elm," Ulmus sp. ? From C. H. Hedges, CharlottesviUe, Va.

The grapevine bark-louse, Pvlmnaria innumerabUia (Bathvon), on
soft maple. From H. E. Hates, New York.

The cottony-cushion scale, Iperya Purchasi Maskell, on Acacia in
Lamonda Park, Los Angeles Co., CaL From A. O. Osbobne, Water-
ville, N. Y.

The scurfy bark-louse, Chionaspis furfurus (Fitch), on a pear tree
twig. From J. M. Olabkb, Albany, N. Y.

Li Obthoptsba.

Eggs of MicrocerUrum reHnervum (Burm.) on currant stem and on
Gercis Japonica, From Prof. W. S. Bobinson, Elizabeth, N. J.; also
from S. B. Husted (April 20th), Blauvelt, N. Y.

Eggs of (Ecanthua niveua Serv. in Concord grapevines. From W. D.
Babnes, Middlehope, N. Y. The same, from St Catherines, Ontario;
from E. S. Gopp, Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, N. Y.

(Ecanihus niveus (De Geer) 5* From Jonas Bbooks, Albany, N. Y.;
also in both sexes, from Mrs. K B. Smith, Coeymans, N. Y.

Apple-tree twigs showing oviposition of an (EcanthiLS, not niveus.
From W. L. Devebeaux, Clyde, N. Y.

OryUotalpa Umgipmnis Scud. From Dr. C. W. Cbispell, Kingston^



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