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Identifier: insectpestsoffa00sand

Title: Insect pests of farm, garden and orchard

Year: 1915 (1910s)

Authors: Sanderson, Dwight, 1878-1944 Metcalf Collection (North Carolina State University). NCRS

Subjects: Insect pests

Publisher: New York : J. Wiley

Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries

Digitizing Sponsor: NCSU Libraries


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Fig. 385.—The grape curculio {Craponius incequaUs Say): a, beetle; b, headof same from side; d, larva from above; e, same from below; /, pupa—all much enlarged. (After Quaintance, U. S. Dept. Agr.) one-fourth grown. The Ijectles cut small characteristic holes inthe leaves, and this hal)it of feeding on the foliage so long makesit possible to kill them with arsenicals before oviposition is com- ^ Fig. 386.—The grape curcuhoin act of egg-laying—naturalsize ; e, showing positionof egg in grape—enlarged.(After Brooks.)


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Fig. 387.—Grape curcuho larvse—natural size. (After Brooks.) menced. In West Airginia the females begin egg-laying latein June, most of the eggs l)eing laid in early July, ])ut egg 63G INSECT PESTS OF FARM, GARDEN AND ORCHARD laying may continue for eigJity-onc days, during which time afemale will lay an average of 257 eggs. The female excavatesa small cavity in the berry in which the egg is ijlaced and hatchesin four to six days. Infested berries often show a purplish spotaround the egg-puncture. The larva bores in the pulp and in


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