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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 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.
Grubs worked two acres grass land so that it
plowed like old ground.
Diamond back moth, Plutella cruciferarum
A pril Budmoth, Tmetocera ocellana
June Spruce tortrix, Tortrix fumiferana.
Sept. Cosmopepla carnifex
North Berwick. 14 Poplar
Bar Harbor ......
1 Woodbine Bangor
Orono.... 4 Mint ....
Orono ....... 12 Potato
Caribou. 15 Poplar
Houlton 15 Willow
Houlton 151 Mountain Ash . Houlton
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.