Biological and Other Notes on American Acridiidae

Samuel H. Scudder
1897 Psyche: A Journal of Entomology  
the most, without swerving to one side found in one egg-cluster the empty or the other, puparium of a Tachinid fly, and in Chloealtis conspersa Hart. The another cluster, on removing the eggs have a slight curve, so that when cap, the pupa of Tricodes nztthe embryo is formed it lies with the talli which yielded the beetle June head downward and the back slightly z3d. Dr. LeConte determined the bent. The surface of the egg is micro-beetle and wrote at the time that " scopically reticulate, the
more » ... y reticulate, the cells of the alvearizs of Europe lives in the larval reticulation o.o35 ram. in diameter with form in nests of mud wasps and raised walls between them. During atiarius of Europe in bee hives"; in the winter the embryo is in a stage of still another cluster I found a coleopterdevelopment apparently equivalent to ous larva, never determined, between the second or third stage of Diplax as the eggs and the cap; it was fat and given by Packard; the labium is unmis-plump, although the eggs were untakably grouped with the legs and touched. nearly as long as they; it is not until Stenobothrus curtipennis (Harr.). spring that the abdominal segments are I have timed the stridulation of this mapped out, at least upon the dorsal species many times with somewhat and ventral surfaces. The eggs are varying results. I noted first, what I excluded cap foremost and in different have already published, that "the notes pods counted were o, x, 4, o 4, 6, 6. are produced at the rate of abou six a In the Geology of New Hampshire I second and are continued from one and gave some account of my observations a half to two and a half seconds," but on this insect at Sudbury, Vt. Subsethat they were less rapid when the sky quently I elsewhere observed that the was overcast. These were fi'om obsernumber of notes of the male in stridulavations at Hampton, N.H. At Jeffertion varied from seven to sixteen and son N. H. on a warm and sunny that in the sun the rate at which they afternoon, I observed that the rate was
doi:10.1155/1897/49793 fatcat:rryciqqa65gw3eo4bjgsgdwlqa