Report of Observations of Injurious Insects and Common Farm Pests during the year 1896, with Methods of Prevenition and Remedy

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    Miss ORMEROD'S reports are so well known among economic entomologists, that it is almost unnecessary to state that the latest of her valuable volumes (the twentieth) furnishes interesting and serviceable information upon the insect pests prominent in 1896. One of the worst insect attacks of the season was that of various kinds of caterpillars to leafage of forest and fruit trees. In various localities in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, and other counties, in May last, hundreds of trees were stripped of their leaves by caterpillars of the Oak-leaf Roller Moth, the Mottled Umber Moth, and of the Winter Moth. Miss Ormerod describes the life-histories of these pests, and the measures used to prevent the attacks. A very important account is given of the occurrence of “Onion-sickness,” arising from the presence in the bulbs, of the Stem Eelworm, known in this country as causing “Tulip-rot” in Oat-plants, and “Stem-sickness” in Clover.

    Report of Observations of Injurious Insects and Common Farm Pests during the year 1896, with Methods of Prevenition and Remedy.

    By Eleanor A. Ormerod, &c. Pp.160. (London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, and Co. Ltd., 1897.)

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