Report of the State Entomologist on the Noxious and Beneficial Insects of the State of Illinois Volume 11

Report of the State Entomologist on the Noxious and Beneficial Insects of the State of Illinois Volume 11

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... and the last one about one-half of an inch in length. All of these were found in or beneath shocks of corn. This is as far as I have been able to carry the history of this insect. My attention was not called to it until the month of July, 1881, when I received a communication from Prof. Cyrus Thomas, requesting me to study up the life-history of this insect in this locality. Description. As the Army Worms which I have found differed in a few respects from the descriptions given by other writers, I append a description of them herewith. To avoid confusion only one side of. the worm's body is described. A white dorsal, sub-dorsal and stigmatal line, the second being midway between the other two; the dorsal space--the space lying between the dorsal and sub-dorsal lines--is sometimes pale, greenish-ash; at other times the upper half of this space is of the above color and the lower half is dark brownish, lighest in the middle and edged about with a whitish line; below the sub-dorsal white line is a pale yellowish stripe, or a pinkish stripe with a yellow line in the middle, and edged below with a white line: between the latter and the stigmatal white line is a greenish-ash stripe mottled with brown, or a brownish stripe in the middle of which is usually a light colored line; below the stigmatal white line is a pinkish or yellowish stripe, usually edged below with a light colored line; below this the body and venter is pale greenish mottled with pale brown or yellow; piliferous spots sub-obsolete, black; spiracles wholly black; length about one and one-half inches. Head greenish-white or pale-brownish, usually covered with a network of brown lines, and marked with two curved diverging brown stripes near the middle of the face. The younger...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891449
  • 9781236891440