Arsenicals to kill the beetles. Plant new beds at a distance from old ones.

Root-Louse (Aphis Forbesii)

From July to the close of the season the lice appear in great numbers on the crowns and on the roots of the plants.


Rotation in planting. Disinfect plants coming from infested patches by dipping the crowns and roots in kerosene emulsion, or tobacco extract. Fumigation.

Saw-Fly (Emphytus Maculatus)

Larva nearly 3/4inch long, greenish, feeding upon the leaves; two broods.


Hellebore; arsenicals for second brood.

Weevil (Anthonomus Signatus)

Beetle 1/8 inch long, reddish black, feeding on flower-buds, particularly those of the pollen-iferous varieties.


Plant principally profusely flowering varieties. Clean culture. Destroy all wild blackberry and raspberry vines in the vicinity.

White Grubs

See Corn.

Sweet Pea. Tarnished Plant-Bug

See Aster. (They puncture and kill the flower-stems.)

Sweet Potato. Cutworms

Poisoned bait; late planting; keep the land free from weeds the previous fall.

Flea-Beetle (Chaetocnema Confinis)

Small, dark-colored beetles, which attack the plants soon after they are reset.


Dip the plants in a strong solution of arsenate of lead before resetting, spray once or twice later with the same. Rotation of crops. Destroy all bindweed and wild morning-glory plants.

Root-Borer (Cylas Formicarius)

A whitish grub 1/4 inch in length, burrowing through the tubers.


Burn infested tubers and the vines.

Saw-Fly (Schizocerus Ebnus And S. Privatus)

Small larva about 1/4 inch long, working upon the leaves. The fly is about the size of a house-fly.


Hellebore and arsenicals.

Tortoise Beetles (Cassidini)

Beetles of brilliant colors and their slug-like larva which eat holes in the leaves of newly reset plants.


Same as for next.

Tamarix. Cane-Borer (Schistocerus Hamatus)

Whitish grub, 2/5 inch in length, burrowing in the twigs.


Cut and burn all infested branches.

Theobroma. Cacao Beetle (Steirastoma Depressum)

Large grubs, 1 1/2 inches long, burrowing under the bark.

Control. - Dig Out Or Kill With A Wire. Cacao Fruit Fly (Ceratitis Punctata)

A small maggot attacking the pods.


Spray when flies appear with sweetened arsenate of lead, four pounds to one hundred gallons of water.

Cacao Thrips (Heliothrips Rubrocincta)

Small active insects attacking leaves and pods. In the young the abdomen is banded with red.


Careful cultivation to produce vigorous growth.

Thuya. Bagworm

See Juniper.

Tomato. Flea-Beetles

Dip the young plants in a strong solution of arsenate of lead. Bordeaux mixture acts as a repellent.