Scientific Notes

1912 Journal of Economic Entomology  
December, ' 12] SCIE:\lTIFIC NOTES 489 This preliminary report summarizes the earlier work against the pest, records the appearance of the clover leaf weevil, Ilypera punctata Fabr. between the Rocky and Cascade Mountains and discusses the life history, habits and methods of control of the alfalfa weevil. The employment of an ordinary street sweeper and of wire brushes, apparently a modification of the horse rake, was found of much service in crushing the larvre and pupre, though somewhat
more » ... sive. A specially interesting chapter is that devoted to the natural enemies, particularly the portion relating to imported forms. Two egg parasites and five larval and pupal enemies were introduced from Italy through the agency of Mr, W. F, Fiske early in 1911. The outcome of these importations will be watched with much interest by economic entomologists. The bulletin is admirably illustrated with a large series of original line and process figures.
doi:10.1093/jee/5.6.489 fatcat:klm36tlsfzhjpi2ierud5kczxu