Congressional Edition Volume 2800

Congressional Edition Volume 2800

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...obtuse, thoracic portion round, not angular. Moth.--The largest species of the genus. Olive drab; head very small, and without a prominent crest; antennae of the males transversely biciliated beneath. Forewings scalloped, with a transverse sinuous pale, line near the base; a whitish commashaped stigma on a broad uudulated dark olive-colored central band, and two transverse undulated lines towards the tip; under side purple in the middle of the disk. Hind wings purple in the middle and at base, with a transverse black spot, and an abbreviated dusky blue band near the anal angle. Body very robust, and with the legs immaculate. Expanse of wings, 5 inohes. 20. The Io Moth. Hyperohiria io Fabr. The gregarious caterpillars of this moth were observed on the aspen at Brunswick, Me., July 27; the young larva, apparently just hatched, occurred July 16, forming a group on an aspen leaf. Young larva after hatching.--Stout, thick bodied; the body is uniformly pale reddish brown, while the large branching spines are brown and black. Length, 5 to 6mm Young larva 15"" in length.--Body moderately thick, of the usual shape of the genus. Body pale reddish horn-colored, with six longitudinal paler lines; four rows of dorsal and subdorsal black spinulated spines; and also a similar lateral row (or six rows in all). Head blackish-brown. After molting, July 28.--Length, 17 to 18mm. The spinules on the spines are mostly whitish (those at the ends black), giving a grayish appearance to the larva. Head reddish amber; body, reddish-yellow. Lurva after another molt, August 6.--Length, 30 to 35mm. As soon as the old skin is cast, and while the parts are limp and soft, the spines present a curious appearance; the spinules being short, and placed close together, so...show more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485254
  • 9781236485250