Bureau of Entomology; Papers on Deciduous Fruit Insects and Insecticides

Bureau of Entomology; Papers on Deciduous Fruit Insects and Insecticides

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... measures of control. He wishes to express his thanks to those of his associates, Messrs. Charles T. Paine and P. R. Jones, who have at different times helped in making the life-history records, and to various orchardists who have furnished trees for the purpose of experiments and who have helped to make the work practical. DISTRIBUTION AND FOOD PLANTS. DISTRIBUTION. The California peach borer has been known to entomologists since 1881, when Henry Edwards collected a few specimens and described the species as Mgeria opalescens,1 and since then it has been known variously as Sanninoidea opalescens and S. pacifica Riley. In his first account of the insect, Henry Edwards told of having collected three male specimens in Virginia City, Nev., and he also had one type female, which had been collected by Morrison and was listed from Colorado. Later, Beutenmuller gave, as the habitat of the species, Oregon, California, and Nevada. Mr. F. X. Williams, formerly of the California State Commission of Horticulture, has collected one specimen at Donner Lake, Nevada County, Cal., at an elevation of 6,000 feet. He has also collected many specimens in flight near Castello, in Shasta County, at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Other collectors of Lepidoptera have also taken it in these same mountainous sections of California. The insect is known as a pest only in the Santa Clara Valley and in Alameda and San Mateo Counties, whose areas lie close around the southern arm of San Francisco Bay. i See description, p. 78. NATIVE FOOD PLANTS. Mr. J. G. Grundell, who has been a resident in the mountains above Alma, Santa Clara County, since 1894, has many times collected moths on the wing in the foothills lying above the Santa Clara Valley, and he has furnished the only...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578929
  • 9781236578921