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and elm. A Tachina parasite is active against these caterpillars in Maine.

Garden Fleas. In contrast with the past two seasons no observations of the garden flea, Smynthurus albamaculata, Harvey were made. During the early spring, at the time these minute insects have previously been most conspicuous, continuous rains prevented field observations on such insects as these. The account of injury due to this species given in Bulletin No. 123 of this Station, page 220, was the occasion of several requests from specialists in this group for reference to the original description. Professor Harvey's description together with drawings by Mr. J. H. Emerton were published in the Report of this Station for 1896, pages 124-126.

Mosquitoes. There is no adequate record of Maine mosquitoes although in many parts of the State certain species are excessively troublesome. A few collections were made this season and sent to the Bureau of Entomology, Washington, D. C., where several specialists are at work on this family. Doctor Dyar kindly determined them as follows:

Anopheles punctipennis Say. Orono, July 27 and October I, about light in house.

Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say. Orono, September 20, in house.

Aïdes fuscus O. S. Orono, July 27.

Aïdes canadensis Theob. Trenton, August 10; Caribou, August 17

Aïdes sylvestris Theob. Trenton, August 10.
Aïdes sollicitans Walk. Trenton, August 10.

Aïdes abfitchii Felt, fitchii Felt, or subcantans Felt. (Adults alike-need larvæ to separate). Orono, August 3; Trenton.

All of the species of Aïdes except fuscus given in thc foregoing list were until recently commonly referred to the genus Culer.

Insects for Identification. A few, only, of the large number of insects received for identification this season are recorded in the following pages.

Such common, widespread, and constantly occurring forms as the cecropia moth and oyster-shell scale have been omitted. Such information as the increasing parasitism of the red-humped caterpillar has been summarized in a single statement elsewhere in the bulletin rather than listed as 70 or 80 separate items.

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Grubs worked two acres grass land so that it

plowed like old ground.
acre completely stripped by middle of August.
Identified by Dr. Chittenden.

Numerous.

Diamond back moth, Plutella cruciferarum

A pril Budmoth, Tmetocera ocellana

June Spruce tortrix, Tortrix fumiferana.

June
Larch case bearer, Coleophora laricella

June
Cherry tree leaf folder, Cacæciæ cerasivorana

July
Cherry tree leaf folder, Cacocia cerasivorana

July
Oak ugly Cacoecia fervadana .........

Ang
Stalk borer, Papaipema nitela

July
Primrose moth, Rhodophora florida

July
Twice stabbed Lady beetle, Chilocorus bivulnerus. Aug.
15-spotted Lady beetle, Anatis 15-punctata.. June
Saw-tooth grain beetle, Silvanus surinamensis March
White grubs, Lachnosterna

June
Asparagus beetle, Crioceris asparagi

Sept.
Beautiful maple borer, Plaginotus speciosus July
Malachius æneus

June
Tortoise beetle, Coptocycla signifera

July
Tortoise beetle, Coptocycla purpurata

Sept
Spindle gall, Pomphigus ulmi-fusus.

July
Pemphigus populimonilis

Aug
Pineapple gall, Cherines abietis...

Aug
Chionaspis salicis

Sept.
Eulecanium quercitronis

June
Pear tree Psylla, Psylla pyricola

sept.
Pentatoma juniperina.

July
Four-lined leaf-bug. Pæcilocapsus lineatus.

July
Tarnished plant-bug, Lygus pratensis..

Oct
Tarhished plant-bug, Lygus pratensis

Sept.
Turnished plani-bug, Lygus pratensis

Sept.
Tree hoppers, Enchenopa binotata.

July
Tree hoppers, Telamona monticola
Diedrocephalu versuta

Sept.
Cosmopepla carnifex

Aug
Cosmopepla carnifex

Sept. Cosmopepla carnifex

Sept.
Banasa dimidiata

Sept.
Banasa dimidiata

Sept.

Numerous.
Numerous.
Galls.
Galls numerous.

17 Asparagus

Brunswick
18 Maple

Unity
20

Orono.
24 Convolulus se
pium :

Orono...
13 Convoullus se-
pium

Orono..
13 Elm.

North Berwick. 14 Poplar

Bar Harbor ......
1 Spruce...

Portland
15 Viburnum alni.
folium

Houlton
23 White oak Freedom
1 Pear ....

Pittsfield
11 Potato

Caribou
24 Geranium North Berwick.
1 Celery

Portland
15 Potato

Houlton
23 Dahlia

Charlotte
24 Wax work N. Berwick

1 Woodbine Bangor
10 Birch sprouts

Orono.... 4 Mint ....

Orono ....... 12 Potato

Caribou. 15 Poplar

Houlton 15 Willow

Houlton 151 Mountain Ash . Houlton

Thickly infested.
In great numbers.
Work on pear leaves.
Feeding on the stalk, wilting it.
Troublesome every year.
Numerous.
Enormous nuinbers.
Deformed and buttoned blossoms.
Great numbers.

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Great numbers.
Great numbers.
Common.
Abundant.
Adults exceedingly numerous.
Larvæ adults numerous in berry clusters.

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FOOD INSPECTION.

CHAS. D. WOODS, Director. J. M. BARTLETT, Chemist in charge of inspection analyses.

The legislature of 1905 enacted a law to regulate the sale and analysis of food. The text of the law and the standards established under it, follow :

CHAPTER 68 OF THE LAWS OF 1905. An Act to Regulate the Sale and Analysis of Food. SEC. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, persons or corporation within this state to manufacture for sale, to sell, or to offer or expose for sale any article of food which is adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of this act. SEC. 2.

The term food, as used in this act, shall include every article used for food or drink by man, horses or cattle.

Sec. 3. For the purpose of this act an article of food shall be considered as adulterated or misbranded:

First. If any substance or substances be mixed or packed with it so as to reduce or lower or injuriously affect its quality or strength.

Second. If any inferior substance or substances be substituted wholly or in part for this article.

Third. If any necessary or valuable constituent of the article be wholly or in part abstracted.

Fourth. If it be in imitation of, or sold under the name of another article.

Fifth. If it be colored, coated, polished or powdered whereby damage is concealed, or if it be made to appear better or of greater value than it is.

Sixth. If it contains poisonous ingredients, or if it contains any antiseptic or preservative not evident or not know to the purchaser. Seventh. If it consists wholly or in part of a diseased, filthy,

. decomposed or putrid animal or vegetable substance.

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