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Identifier: insectsinsectic00weed (find matches)
Title: Insects and insecticides : A practical manual concerning noxious insects and the methods of preventing their injuries
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Weed, Clarence Moores, 1864-1947 Metcalf Collection (North Carolina State University). NCRS
Subjects: Insect pests Insecticides
Publisher: New York : Orange Judd Company
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
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P4 H EmO OH O THE PEAR LEAF MITE 105 the spring mthin the galls that they have formed, andhere the yonng are hatched. How long they remainwithin the gall of their parent has not been ascertained.But sooner or later they escape through the opening in

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