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Nature volume 140, pages 632633 (09 October 1937) | Download Citation



THIS is the first section of a large work undertaken by Prof. G. F. Ferris of Stanford University, who has for many years made a special study of scale insects. The author hopes eventually to deal with every species of scale insect that is definitely established in North America and to make possible their identification. The "Atlas" is primarily a collection of well-reproduced plates of admirably clear drawings illustrating each species, with brief notes on synonomy, hosts and distribution, habit, and the chief recognition characters ; and the matter concerning each species can, if desired, be obtained separately in loose-leaf form.

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