Fruit-Worm (Heliothis Obsoleta)

Larva 1 inch in length, pale green or dark brown, faintly striped, feeding upon the fruit. Also on corn and cotton.


Hand-picking. Avoid planting close to corn or cotton, or after either of these crops or after peas or beans. Practise fall or winter plowing.

Tomato-Worm (Phlegethontius Sexta And P. Quinquemaculata)

A very large green worm feeding upon the stems and leaves of the tomato and husk tomato. Seldom abundant enough to be very serious; kept in check by parasites.


Hand-picking; rotation of crops; clean culture; turkeys.

White-Fly (Aleyrodes Vaporariorum)

Tomatoes grown under glass are often badly infested with white flies, the young of which are scale-like and occur on the under side of the leaves.


Fumigation. Toxylon.


See Juniper.

San Jose Scale

See Apple.

Catalogue Of Insects, Continued. Tropaeolum

See Nasturtium.

Tsuga. Bagworm

See Juniper.


See Cabbage.

Ulmus. Canker-Worm

See Apple.

Elm Leaf-Beetle (Galerucella Luteola)

A small beetle, imported from Europe, which causes great devastation in some of the eastern states by eating the green matter from elm leaves, causing the tree to appear as if scorched.


Arsenate of lead, six pounds to one hundred gallons, just as the eggs are hatching.

Elm Saw-Fly Leaf-Miner (Kaliosysphinga Ulmi)

A greenish white larva feeding between the two layers of the leaf, causing large blotches; when abundant, the leaf dies and falls. They sometimes kill the trees in two or three years.


While the blotches are small, spray with Black Leaf 40," tobacco extract, one gallon in 800 gallons of water, adding four pounds of whale-oil soap to each hundred gallons.

Leopard Moth (Zeuzera Pyrina)

White to pinkish caterpillars boring at first in the smaller twigs and branches. Later the nearly mature caterpillars attack the larger branches and trunk, doing very serious injury. The white moths, beautifully marked with black and blue, have a wing expanse of about 2 1/3 inches.


Cut off and destroy all infested branches. The spread of the pest is very slow if the branches of the trees do not interlace.


See Salix.

Violet. Aphis

Fumigation when grown under glass.

Gall-Fly (Contarinia Violicola)

The adult is a minute mosquito-like fly. The whitish or yellowish maggot feeds in folds of the opening leaves, which become deformed, turn brown, and die.


Fumigation is practically of no value. Thorough hand-picking as soon as any sign of injury is noticed. Do not let the pest become established in the house.

Red-Spider (Tetranychus Bimaculatus)

Minute mites which cause the leaves to turn paler and become yellowish.