The Bi-Monthly Zoological Bulletin Volume 4-6

The Bi-Monthly Zoological Bulletin Volume 4-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...which has recently made its appearance in numbers in all parts of Pennsylvania. The inquiries show how little people generally know about such pests. Also, there has been a great deal of nonsense published about remedies for this pest, some of which are too complicated to be considered, In the first place the Army Worm is with us every year. It is nothing more nor less than a kind of Cutworm, but according to the natural laws which govern the increase and decrease of all living creatures there are seasons favorable for its multiplication, when it appears in greater numbers than usual, and after it eats the grass and grasslike vegetation near where the eggs were laid from which they hatched, the worms or larvae crawl to other vegetation to eat, and in this crawling they are simply moving forward like an army, and, therefore, are called Army Worms. Some persons have the idea that they march across the State like an invading host, while in truth their marching is but a short distance, and this simply for the purpose of procuring food. There are many kinds of vegetation upon which they do not feed. For example, clover and alfalfa are left alone, while grass, oats, corn and the other cereals when not too ripe are readily devoured. THE ARMY WORM. THE ARMY WORM IN PENNSYLVANIA. Within the last few days hundreds of specimens of a larva or socalled "worm" of dark or striped color have been taken to the oflice of the State Zoologist at Harrisburg. Anxious persons by the score have called by telephone or letter for information on the means of suppressing the pest that has suddenly invaded their premises and eaten away their grass and other vegetation. Upon examination of these specimens they are found to be the Army Worm, and their...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906950
  • 9781236906953