Proceedings of the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences Volume 5

Proceedings of the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences Volume 5

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...Isaac Cubberley, and of her sons, James and Isaac, together with that of Elizabeth Broughton, wife of the second Isaac. In the Moravian Cemetery at New Dorp are those of William and James Cubberley and Mrs. Mary Racey, my grandmother, children of Isaac Cubberley and his wife Elizabeth. All of these were born in and married from the old house on New Dorp Lane, which has been so generously donated by Dr. Britton. Very truly, January twelfth. (Miss) MARY RAcEY RIDGWAY. Nut and Acorn Weevilsl CHARLEs VV. LENG I I suppose everyone knows what a 'wormy" chestnut is like and probably most naturalists know that the "worm" hatches into a beetle called Balaninus (from the Greek word for nut) and that the different species of that genus live as larvae in chestnuts, hickory nuts, hazelnuts, and acorns. Such general information seems to date from far back in the _ literature but the more precise data appear to be comparatively recent and in some respects still incomplete. Thus the raising of the hickory nut weevil is credited to Iohn Akhurst, with whom some of us as boys were acquainted, and of the hazelnut weevil to Frederick Blanchard, whose death we noted only a year ago. The ecological relations of these beetles have often been mentioned and are well summarized in Entomology Circular 99 of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, by F. H. Chittenden. Much of the new information contained in that circular was accumulated by Fred. E. Brooks, whose paper, Snout Beetles that Injure Nuts, in Bull. 128, W. Va. Agric. Exper. Sta., is the most recent contribution to our knowledge of the genus, and contains many details not elsewhere recorded. I may here state that on page I 58, second line, Mr. Brooks has inadvertently more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236936523
  • 9781236936523