Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 39, No. 3

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 39, No. 3

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Harvey, of Vancouver, have been effective in stirring up an unusual interest in all orders of insects' in our Pacific province; and, as Secretary of the British Columbia Entomological Society, he has issued three most interesting quarterly bulletins, in which are valuable records of captures and items of entomological news, which will be useful for reference by all who take up the study of British Columbian insects. We trust that these bulletins will be continued regularly, and that all the members of the Society will see the advantage of promptly and regularl communicating to the secretary items bearing upon the provincial insect auna. Reports as to the nature of the season in 1906 were of a very diverse nature and were evidently much affected by local conditions. As an instance of this, the writers found sugaring for moths remarkably unremunerative at the Experimental Farm, Ottawa, while two other collectors, Mr. J, W. Baldwin, at Britannia Bay, about six miles west, and Mr. C. H. Young, at Meach Lake, fifteen miles north, noted the abundance of night flying moths at sugar. The suggested local cause affecting the question at the Experimental Farm, was that there was a remarkable outbreak of aphides on almost all kinds of trees and shrubs in the early part of the season, by which all foliage was thickly coated with honey dew, which proved more attractive to the moths than the treacle put on the trees. However, as is always the case, steady collecting was rewarded with many treasures. Mr. J. D. Evans, at Trenton, was remarkably successful in collecting microlepidoptera in a lantern trap made as described by Mr. W. D. Kearfott. A large number of notes of captures have been received from various parts of the Dominion, but some of the...
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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 894g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742613
  • 9781236742612