Reports on the Noxious, Beneficial and Other Insects, of the State of New York Volume 3-5

Reports on the Noxious, Beneficial and Other Insects, of the State of New York Volume 3-5

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... each! By some mysterious instinct she undoubtedly knows whether a squirrel is already inoculated, and thus avoids consigning a single one of her progeny where it will be forestalled and unable to obtain the amount of nourishment which it requires. Hence, when the numbers of these insects become but moderately increased, as each female will be intently on the alert to dispose of her stock of eggs, it will scarcely be possible for a male squirrel anywhere to escape them. Emasculated individuals are met with belonging to each of the species of squirrel common in our country. It is a fly bred from the striped squirrel which I have described above. Whether this same fly attacks our other squirrels also, or whether each kind of squirrel has a distinct species of bot-fly peculiar to it, future observers must determine. As there are two species of these insectsresiding under the skin of our American rabbits it is quite I SUPPLEMENT. probable there may be more than one species producing this mutilation in our squirrels. 21.1. L1N'rNEn's BUTTERFLY, Vanessa Lintnerii, new species. (Lepidoptera. Nymphalidae.) To discover a new species of butterfly of a large size, in the State of New York, at this day, is quite an achievement, as these insects are such ornaments to collections that they have been sought after with the greatest avidity, and next to the beetles, our larger Lepidoptera have been more fully investigated and are better known than the insects of any other order. The honor of such a discovery belongs to I. A. Lintner, Esq., of Schoharie, a gentleman who takes much interest in the insects of this order, and has communicated to me several valuable facts relating to those which inhabit the section of our State where he resides. This...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869052
  • 9781236869050