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The New Wheat Pest

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I tbc history of the ncw wheat pest, t b t 'niiinl.i exMoaa, has been worked out, it will soarcely ba prudent to predict what (Tups it may attsck and the extunt of its ravage?, lt lias just come under scientific iuvestigation, and even its name, as above triven, is only a manuscript one. t luis been observed for scveral years infesting wheat in Maryland, and has been popularly referred to as llie "hojiper." I do not know tliat it has been reeordod as attaoking clover or corn. lf' it should prove to have but a single brood imiually, then, tVnin its abundancc so early in the bitter part of January in North Carolina, there is but little probabtHty that its period in the wingeJ state would extond tn a prowth of oloTcr 8ÓWÓ about lbo luiddle of March, or in ihe youm.' eorn. Invewtigation luay show that its depredations are confined to wheat alone, or that Iliry exwnd to nther and quito different fWod-pknta. Tbustlie eliinelibug [Miaropu ,, in ,,itrnis), whicli bflonga to the snme order of insects with the Cicadula, feeds upan several of the Krasses, anñ on wheat, lurlcy, rye, ote. Hat, as a rule, our more injurióos insecta re confiaed to a sintle I.iimI pijtdt.