The Bombay Locust (Acridium Succinctum. Linn.); A Report of the Investigations of 1903-1904

The Bombay Locust (Acridium Succinctum. Linn.); A Report of the Investigations of 1903-1904

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... Lahore, Nagpur, Poona, Surat, Baroda, Assam Valley. BioZogy.--Egg in tissue of margin of leaf. Larva on the plants, hiding in soil by day. Pupa in light cocoon between two leaves, or in soil. Imago day flying. Active in cold weather only, usually passing the hot weather and rains as a resting larva, in an earthen cocoon. Food Plants.--Field and garden Cruciferw. Status.--Minor pest, rarely injurious. 262. HOLCOMYRMEX scABR1cEPs.--Mayr. Verh. Zool-bot, Ges. Wien. XX VIII, p. 672. Bingham, F. Ind. Hym. II, p.282. Rothney, Tr. Ent. Soc, London, 1889, p. 367 (habits). Indian Insect Pests, p. 232. Worker. Pediceltwo-jointed. Antennae 12-jointed, clypeus bicarinate and bidentate, produced between bases of antennae; pronotum unarmed; erect hairs simple. Head, thorax and pedicel reddish ferruginous; abdomen dark brown. Head finely striate, abdomen smooth. 3'5-7 rn. m. Distribution.--Punjab and Bengal. Irregularly throughout India. (Bingham.) Bz'ology.--In nests close to the surface of the soil. Food Plants.--Seeds of grass, rice and kangni. Status.--Minor pest. Male, 43 m. m. (apex of mandible to pygidium). A single backwardly curved horn on head, two teeth on prothorax at rim of a hexagonal depression. Elytra punctate and faintly striate. Colour black above, deep brown below, with ferruginous to deep brown hair. Female. Similar but smaller, horn reduced to a tubercle, depression less marked. Distr1 but1Ion.--India, Burma, Ceylon, Straits Settlements. Biology/.--Larva and pupa in manure heaps and decaying woody matter. Imago flying at night, length of life-history unknown, probably one year. Food Pla'nts.----Palms, injured by the imago. Status.--Sporadic minor pest. SCARABAEIDE (Cnromrnns). 264. CHILOLOBA ACUlI'A.---'vied. Zool....show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685196X
  • 9781236851963