The Colorado Potato Beetle Observations And Studies
<p>Watch for the first appearance of the adult beetles in the spring when the potatoes are just beginning to come up. They pass the winter under ground and in the spring come out ready to lay eggs on the young potatoes. Collect and examine the adul...
The Mosquito Observations And Study
<p>Collect all the different kinds of mosquitoes you can find and note difference in size and markings. Do you find the malarial fever mosquito in your region? Is malarial fever common during the summer and fall? Are there any old stagnant ponds or...
A BEE-HUNTER - THE PHILANTHUS AVIPORUS
To encounter among the Hymenoptera, those ardent lovers of flowers, a species which goes a-hunting on its own account is, to say the least of it, astonishing. That the larder of the larvae should be provisioned with captured prey is natural enough...
A Clever Little Brown Ant
We were sitting in the warm sun on the very tip-top of Bungalow Hill. This is a gentle crest that rises three hundred and fifty feet above the campus level, and gives one a wonderful view far up and down the beautiful valley and across the blue ba...
A DANGEROUS DIET
The Scolia's egg is in no way exceptional in shape. It is white, cylindrical, straight and about four millimetres long by one millimetre thick. (About .156 x .039 inch.--Translator's Note.) It is fixed, by its fore-end, upon the median line of the v...
A DIG AT THE EVOLUTIONISTS
To rear a caterpillar-eater on a skewerful of Spiders is a very innocent thing, unlikely to compromise the security of the State; it is also a very childish thing, as I hasten to confess, and worthy of the schoolboy who, in the mysteries of his desk...
A Honey Bee Never Volunteers An Attack Or Acts On The Offensive When It Is Gorged Or Filled With Honey
The man who first attempted to lodge a swarm of bees in an artificial hive, was doubtless agreeably surprised at the ease with which he was able to accomplish it. For when the bees are intending to swarm, they fill their honey-bags to their utmost c...
A MEMORABLE LESSON
I take leave of the mushrooms with regret: there would be so many other questions to solve concerning them! Why do the maggots eat the Satanic bolete and scorn the imperial mushroom? How is it that they find delicious what we find poisonous and why...
A Narrow-waisted Mother
I first got acquainted with Mary when she was collecting tarantula holes. This appealed to me strongly. It was so much more interesting than collecting postmarks or even postage-stamps. It is part of my work, the part which is really my play--to...
A PARASITE OF THE MAGGOT
The dangers of the exhumation are not the only ones; the Bluebottle must be acquainted with others. Life, when all is said, is a knacker's yard wherein the devourer of today becomes the devoured of tomorrow; and the robber of the dead cannot fail t...
A Summer Invasion
"Are you comfortable, Mary?" I ask, "and shall I begin?" "Yes; in just a minute," Mary replies; "I want to sit so that I can see both ways, Lagunita that way and the brown field with the tarantula holes that way," and she sweeps half the horizon...
A TRUFFLE-HUNTER THE BOLBOCERAS GALLICUS
In the matter of physics we hear of nothing to-day but the Roentgen rays, which penetrate opaque bodies and photograph the invisible. A splendid discovery; but nothing very remarkable as compared with the surprises reserved for us by the future, w...
Age Of Bees
The queen bee, (as has been already stated,) will live four, and sometimes, though very rarely, five years. As the life of the drones is usually cut short by violence, it is not easy to ascertain its precise limit. Bevan, in some interesting stateme...
An Hour Of Living Or The Dance Of Death
"But why didn't he go back if he liked France so much better; and if he had plenty of money?" asked Mary. "Ah, well, even having plenty of money doesn't always make it possible to do just what we prefer," I say. "The truth is,--if it is the trut...
AN INVADER - THE HARICOT - WEEVIL
If there is one vegetable on earth that more than any other is a gift of the gods, it is the haricot bean. It has all the virtues: it forms a soft paste upon the tongue; it is extremely palatable, abundant, inexpensive, and highly nutritious. It i...
THE MANTIS - THE NEST
Natural Swarming And Hiving Of Swarms
The Squash Bug
Their Principal Characteristics
The White Grub Or June Bug
THE LIFE OF THE BEE
The Lady Beetle Observations And Studies
THE GARDEN SPIDERS: THE TELEGRAPH-WIRE
The Process Of Rearing The Queen More Particularly Described
The Grasshopper Field Studies
The Ant Studies And Observations
The Production Of So Many Drones Necessary In A State Of Nature To Prevent Degeneracy From In And In Breeding
Study Of The Fly And Its Work