Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the Years ..., Volume 5, Parts 1886-1890

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1890

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Page 739 - Contained shall cease and be absolutely void, and the Lands and Premises hereby granted shall revert to and vest in us our heirs and Successors, as if this our present Grant had not been made...
Page 356 - The eggs are soon hatched, and the grubs immediately burrow into the bark, devouring the soft inner substance that suffices for their nourishment till the approach of winter, during which they remain at rest in a torpid state. In the spring they bore through the sapwood, more or less deeply into the trunk, the general course of their winding and irregular passages, being in an upward direction from the place of their entrance.
Page 887 - ... also attacked the terminal branches and twigs of the same tree, eating off the leaves and leaving a mass of excrement on one side of the twig, within which they had spun a silken gallery in which the worm lived. On removing the bunches of diseased cones to Providence...
Page 475 - ... of the trunk and large branches during the whole of the warm season. They immediately fly into the top of the tree, and there feed upon the epidermis of the tender twigs, and the petioles of the leaves, often wholly denuding the latter, and causing the leaves to fall. They deposit their eggs, two or three in a place, upon the trunk and branches, especially about the forks, making slight incisions or punctures, for their reception, with their strong jaws. As many as ninety eggs have been taken...
Page 356 - In the month of September these beetles gather on the locust-trees, where they may be seen glittering in the sunbeams with their gorgeous livery of black velvet and gold, coursing up and down the trunks in pursuit of their mates, or to drive away their rivals, and stopping every now and then to salute those they meet with a rapid bowing of the shoulders, accompanied by a creaking sound, indicative of * Leptura picta, Drury; Clytusjiexuoeus, Fabricins.
Page 319 - They are limply dropped loosely upon the ground from whatever height the females may happen to be, and, during the latter part of autumn, where the insects are common, one hears a constant pattering, not unlike drops of rain, that results from the abundant dropping of these eggs, which in places lay so thick among and under the dead leaves that they may be scraped up in great quantities.
Page 270 - ... composed of a slight web of silk intermingled with a few hairs. They remain in the cocoons in the chrysalis state through the winter, and are transformed to moths in the months of June and July. These moths are white, and without spots; the fore thighs are tawny yellow, and the feet blackish.
Page 226 - The prothoracic segment, or that next to the head, is transversely oblong, being about twice as broad as long ; there is a pale dorsal corneous transversely oblong shield, being about two-thirds as long as wide, and nearly as long as the four succeeding segments; this plate is smooth, except on the posterior half, which is rough, with the front edge irregular and not extending far down the sides. Fine hairs arise from the front edge and side of the plate, and similar hairs are scattered over the...
Page 632 - Jier eggs, the female begins to eat a slit near the base of the leaf on each side of the midrib, and at right angles to it, so that the leaf may be folded together. Before beginning to roll up the leaf she gnaws the stem nearly off, so that after the roll is made, and has dried for perhaps a day, it is easily detached by the wind and falls to the ground. When folding the leaf, she tightly rolls it up, neatly tucking in the ends, until a compact, cylindrical solid mass of vegetation is formed. Before...
Page 37 - Churn the mixture by means of a force pump and spray nozzle for five or ten minutes. The emulsion, if perfect, forms a cream, which thickens on cooling, and should adhere without oiliness to the surface of glass. Dilute before using, one part of the emulsion with nine parts of cold water. The above formula gives three gallons of emulsion, and makes, when diluted, thirty gallons of wash.

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