All Insects Page 16
The family of Wasps whose name I inscribe at the head of this chapter has not hitherto, so far as I know, made much noise in the world. Its annals are limited to methodical classifications, which make very poor reading. The happy nations, men say, a...
The Teak-wood Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where great ships came from far countries. And a narrow road led down a very steep hill to that wharf, and anybody that ...
THE THEORY OF PARASITISM
The Melecta does what she can with the gifts at her disposal. I should leave it at that, if I had not to take into consideration a grave charge brought against her. She is accused of having lost, for want of use and through laziness, the workman's t...
The Tomato Or Tabacco Worm
<p>This insect is often very destructive to tomatoes and tobacco. Most country boys and girls know it and fear its ugly looking horn. When full grown it is four inches long, usually dark green with a number of slanting white lines along either side...
The Tomato Or Tabacco Worm Study And Observation
<p>Observe the worms where they are at work on tomatoes. Disturb them and hear them grind their jaws together. Do they eat the foliage rapidly? Dust a little Paris green on the foliage where a worm is eating and see what happens in half an hour. Co...
The Trafalgar Story
Once upon a time there was a wide river that ran into the ocean, and beside it was a little city. And in that city was a wharf where great ships came from far countries. And a narrow road led down a very steep hill to that wharf and anybody that w...
THE TRIBULATIONS OF THE MASON BEE
To illustrate the methods of those who batten on others' goods, the plunderers who know no rest till they have wrought the destruction of the worker, it would be difficult to find a better instance than the tribulations suffered by the Chalicodoma o...
The True Story Of The Pit Of Morrowbie Jukes
"It seemed that some one was calling to me in a whisper--'Sahib! Sahib! Sahib!' exactly as my bearer used to call me in the mornings. I fancied that I was delirious until a handful of sand fell at my feet. Then I looked up and saw a head peering d...
This is the story of a fight. In the first story of this book, I said that Mary and I had seen a remarkable fight one evening at sundown on the slopes of the bare brown foothills west of the campus. It was not a battle of armies--we have seen that...
The White Grub Or June Bug
<div> <img src="/images/035.jpg" alt="" title="" height="234" width="250" /> White grub feeding on roots of corn plant, enlarged.</div> <p>This insect is more familiar to country children in the grub stage. Every one who has followed a plow in rich ...
The White Grub Or June Bug Observations And Studies
<p>Collect a number of the grubs from the ground and examine them for legs, eyes and mouth. How many legs have they? Can you find eyes? What use would they have for eyes while in the ground? Do they bite? Place them on the table and see how they mov...
The Workers Or Common Bees
The number of workers in a hive varies very much. A good swarm ought to contain 15,000 or 20,000; and in large hives, strong colonies which are not reduced by swarming, frequently number two or three times as many, during the height of the breeding ...
THE YOUNG QUEENS
HERE let us close our hive, where we find that life is reassuming its circular movement, is extending and multiplying, to be again divided as soon as it shall attain the fulness of its happiness and strength; and let us for the last time...
<p>The habits of insects are as varied as their forms and adaptations. Some live in the water all their life, others spend a part of their life under water, others live the care-free life of the open air, others enjoy feeding upon and living in the...
Their Methods Of Developing
<p>In most cases the parent insect deposits small eggs which hatch later into the young insects. In some cases, as with the blow-flies, the maggot may hatch from the egg while yet in the parent's body, when the active larva is born alive. Whether t...
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