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The “Overflow Bugs” in California


THE following experience from one of my correspondents, Mrs. A. E. Bush, of San José, California, is, I think, well worth publishing, as showing how Ground-beetles may be so numerous as to become a nuisance to man, the Cambidæ generally being indirectly beneficial to him by devouring plant-feeding species. The insect popularly denominated. “Overflow Bug” in California is the Platynus maculicollis, Dej.

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