Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the Years ..., Volume 2

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1880
Each vol. relates to different injurious insects (i.e., 2nd, Rocky Mountain locust, and the western cricket; 3rd, Rocky Mountain locust, the western cricket, the army worm, canker worms, and the Hessian fly).

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Pagina 109 - And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night ; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
Pagina 247 - Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
Pagina 41 - But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.
Pagina 109 - And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
Pagina 38 - I caused cannon-powder and sulphur to be burnt to expel them, but all to no purpose ; for when the door was opened an infinite number came in, and the others went out, fluttering about; and it was a troublesome thing when a man went abroad to be hit on the face by those creatures, so that there was no opening one's mouth but some would get in.
Pagina 90 - There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise : the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer ; the conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; the locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings
Pagina 86 - September (1839), when in lat. 18° north, and the nearest land being over 450 miles, they were surrounded for two days by large swarms of locusts of a large size; and in the afternoon of the second day, in a squall from the north-west, the sky was completely black with them. They covered every part of the brig immediately, sails, rigging, cabin, &c. It is a little singular how they could have supported themselves in the air so long, as there was no land to the north-west for several thousand miles.
Pagina 265 - Anthrax, and he inferred that it was upon the larvae of Colletes that the grub fed; quite a different thing from being a cuckoo in the nest and feeding only upon the pollen. There is, in Dufour's paper, no evidence to prove that the Bombylius larva was found in the...
Pagina 4 - Date when the eggs were moc t numerously hatching the present year. 5. Date when the eggs were most numerously hatching in previous years. 6. Proportion of eggs that failed to hatch the present year, and probable causes of such failure. 7. Nature of the soil and situations in which the eggs were most largely deposited. 8. Nature of the soil and situations in which the young were most numerously hatched. 9. Date at which the first insect acquired full wings.
Pagina 38 - The air was so full of them, that I could not eat in my chamber without a candle ; all the houses being full of them, even the stables, barns, chambers, garrets, and cellars. I caused...

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