Entomology Bulletin - New Series Volume 101-103

Entomology Bulletin - New Series Volume 101-103

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... curculio, frequency used between about 1830 and 1850. excrescences. In his Entomology of North America, published in 1831, Thomas Say refers to the curculio as Cryptorhynchus argula, and gives the opinion of his kinsman, Bartram, as to its destructiveness. A fairly extended account of the insect is given by Harris in his Insects Inj urious to Vegetation, published in 1841, and it was considered at length by Dr. Asa Fitch in his address on the curculio and black-knot of plum trees, delivered before the New York State Agricultural Society in 1860 (p. 839). The most complete account of the insect up to this time, however, was that byDr. Isaac P. Trimble in his Treatise on the Insect Enemies of Fruits and Fruit Trees, published in 1865. In this work 99 quarto pages are devoted to the curculio, accompanied by 8 colored plates. Many observations are presented as a result of personal investigation. Important contributions to a knowledge of the insect are given in the articles by Walsh in the Practical Entomologist for 1867(pp. 75-79), and in the First Annual Report on the Noxious Insects of Illinois (pp. 85-96). In the First Missouri Report, publishedin 1869, Dr. C.V.Riley gives an extended account of the curculio, summarizing the knowledge concerning it up to that time, and in the Third Missouri Report (1871, pp. 11-29) gives further information on its life history, with an ex17262--Bull. 103--12 2 Fig. 3.--Peck's figure of the plum curculio, published with his description (Rhynchenus cerasi) in 1819. tended discussion of apparatus for jarring. Also during the same year there was published in the American Entomologist (vol. 1, pp. 130136) a popular account of the curculio, this being a lecture given by Dr. Riley before the Illinois State...show more

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