Restless Creatures: 5 of 8: The Story of Life in Ten Movements. by Matt Wilkinson (Author)

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Title: Insects and insecticides : A practical manual concerning noxious insects and the methods of preventing their injuries

Year: 1904 (1900s)

Authors: Weed, Clarence Moores, 1864-1947 Metcalf Collection (North Carolina State University). NCRS

Subjects: Insect pests Insecticides

Publisher: New York : Orange Judd Company

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es across the front wings, theground color of all the wings being a grizzled, duskybrown, with the hind margins clay-colored; near themiddle of each wing there is an opaque, kidney-shaped,dull-red spot, having a white center and a narrow blackedging, and beyond the spot there is a wavy, reddishband bordered internally with white. The fore wings, 197 198 INSECTS AND INSECTICIDES next to the shoulders, are dull red with a curved, whiteband, and near the tips of the same is an eye-like blackspot within a bluish-white crescent. The upper sides ofthe body and the legs are reddish ; the fore part of thethorax and the hinder edges of the rings of the abdo-men are white ; the under surface of the body is check-ered with red and white. The moths come forth from the cocoons in Juneand deposit their eggs on the various kinds of trees uponwhich the larvae live. About a week later the eggshatch into small, spiny caterpillars, that devour thefoliage and rapidly increase in size. They are very vora-

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FIG. 99. COCOON OF CECROPIA MOTH. cious, and reach maturity late in summer. They arethen (Fig. 98) often over three inches long, as thick asa mans thumb, and have, along the back, rows of large,coral-red tubercles. Early in autumn they spin theirsilken cocoons, within which they change to dark-brownpupae, remaining in this condition until the followingsummer, when they come forth as moths to lay eggs foranother brood. There are several species of parasites that prey uponthe cecropia caterpillars. On this account they onlyoccasionally become injurious. Remedies.—By spraying with the arsenites, orhand-picking the larvas or cocoons, this insect may beeasily checked when it threatens to become destructive. THE WHITE MARKED TUSSOCK MOTH 199 The White=marked Tussock Moth Orgyia leucostigma This insect is one of the most destructive leaf-eating caterpillars, and during recent years has done much damage in many cities and villages. The larva feeds upon the foliage of a great variety of frui

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Restless Creatures: 5 of 8: The Story of Life in Ten Movements. by Matt Wilkinson (Author)

From flying pterodactyls to walking primates, the story of life as told through the evolution of locomotion.

Most of us never think about how we get from one place to another. For most people, putting one foot in front of the other requires no thought at all. Yet the fact that we and other species are able to do so is one of the great triumphs of evolution. To truly understand how life evolved on Earth, it is crucial to understand movement. Restless Creatures makes the bold new argument that the true story of evolution i...