Our Insect Enemies by Theodore WoodOur Insect Enemies by Theodore Wood

Our Insect Enemies

byTheodore Wood

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. INJURIOUS MOTHS. Destructive moths--The Lackey-moth--Beauty of the caterpillars--How the eggs are laid--Web spun by the young larvae--The cocoons--Appearance of the perfect insect--The Magpie-moth, and its abundance--Its variable colouring--Life-history--Beauty of the larvae--" Loopers," and their singular method of walking--Hibernation of the larvae--An aerial cradle--Magpie-caterpillars and insectivorous birds--The pupa, and its cocoon--The magpie-moth in 1879--The Winter-moth--Time of appearance--Its sober colouring--The wingless female--The eggs, and their gradual change of colour--The larvae, and their manifold food-plants--Their self-made homes--How to destroy the perfect insects--The Antler-moth--Its ravages in grass lands--Abundance in 1824 and 1881--The antler-moth in the Harz country--The larvae and their dingy appearance--Curious habit of perfect insect--The Cabbage-moth--Its destructive character--The caterpillar and pupa--The Turnip-moth--Life-history--The larvae and their ravages--The Yellow Underwing--Why so called--The caterpillar and its destructive habits--The Codlinmoth--Its wonderful beauty--Singular life-history--The pupa and its resting-place--The Small Ermine--Its larvae, and their social habits--Destructive character--The small ermine in the orchard--The Green Oak-moth--Leaf-rolling caterpillars--The Clothes'-moth. So large is the number of moths which are more or less injurious, that even the mere mention of many of these is impossible, and we must therefore select the most destructive only, and consider them as in great measure types of the remainder. During spring and early summer, apple-trees are often infested by the caterpillars of the Lackey-moth (Bombyx neustria), which cause considerable damage by devouring th...
Title:Our Insect EnemiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021724405X

ISBN - 13:9780217244053