The Moth Book; A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America Volume 1

The Moth Book; A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America Volume 1

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...used to be made to include a large assemblage of insects, but latterly has been restricted by authors. (1) Heliothis armiger Hubner, Plate XXVII, Fig. 17, 6. (The Boll-worm.) This insect, which is known to English entomologists as the "Scarce Bordered Straw," is unfortunately not scarce in the United States, and being of a singularly gluttonous habit in the larval stage, has become the object of execration to fanners and horticulturists. It is a very promiscuous feeder, but shows a special fo n d n e s s fo r young Indian corn in the ear and for cotton bolls. On account of the latter peculiarity it has received the name we have ______ applied EIIJOVC. Iii FIo. I30.--Boll-worm feeding upon a tomato. attacks the fruit (Mel R"y') of the tomato when still green, and causes it to rot on the vines. It also feeds upon pumpkins, peas, beans, hemp, and, it is said, upon tobacco. An excellent account of its habits has been given by Prof. C. V. Riley in his "Third Annual Report" as State Entomologist of Missouri. It is from that paper that we have extracted the figures which are herewith given, and _which serve to illustrate the life-history Riley") southern Canada. It is most abundant in the southern portion of our territory, where there are from-three to four broods annually. It is here in the cotton-fields and in the growing corn that the greatest damage is inflicted. There appears to be no way of applying remedies in a wholesale manner to the crops so as to prevent the depredations of this insect. The only resort is for the grower to go carefully over the fields, and where he detects the presence of the insects in their early stages, to pick them off and destroy them. In the case of com the presence of the worm...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944976
  • 9781236944979