This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...lower edge of the hind wings. Dusting or spraying with arsenate of lead or Paris green will kill the young worms if the application is made ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...lower edge of the hind wings. Dusting or spraying with arsenate of lead or Paris green will kill the young worms if the application is made early, before they bore into the squares. The Wheat-head Army-worm (Meliana albilinea Hbn.) Naked, dark brown or green, striped caterpillars eat into the heads of wheat, or other small grains, and in the same way are destructive on the heads of timothy. Their work is confined largely to the kernels, the chaff falling to the ground. Fio. 265.--The Wheat-head Army-worm. Larva and adult, natural size, and work in wheat head, enlarged. Original. They are at work in June and July, and a second brood appears in the later summer months. The adult is a brownish yellow moth. At the end of summer the full-grown caterpillars of the second brood enter the ground, where the winter is passed. Early fall pasturing will starve out the second brood of caterpillars. With this should be combined the destruction of wild grasses, for the worms will feed on these in lack of their favorite food. Stock may be removed from the pastures by the middle of September if desired. Early fall plowing, where feasible, will accomplish somewhat the same result. The Pickle Worm (Diaphania nitidalis Cramer) In the Southern states ripening melons, squashes, and cucumbers are rendered worthless by a whitish or greenish worm, half an inch to an inch long, which bores holes into the fruit, feeding both on the rind and inside. Blossoms, leaves, and stems, also, are injured, but the damage to the fruit is the most serious. The adult is a handsome moth, brownish in color, with large, clear areas in its wings, and expanding one to one and a quarter inches. At the end of the abdomen is a brush of brown hairs. There are four generations in a season. The winter is pas...Read Less
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