APPLE-WORM. Codling Moth, Carpocapsa pomenella. The cut which we give below will represent the natural history of this noxious insect fully enough, since it represents the pest in all its stages. It is two-brooded; the first brood appearing with the opening of ,the leaves in the spring, and the second brood pass the winter in the larval state. Yet the two broods often run into each other, since some worms leave the apple while others are entering. The female is wingless. The eggs require from four to ten days to hatch; the worm lives in the larval state about four weeks, and the pupal state remains from two to three weeks. Various remedies are propose& Two shingles nailed together and fastened to the trunks of trees, will catch large numbers. Paper or cloth bandages of several folds may be tied around the trunks, and removing them once in ten days, killing the worms by scalding,..and again replacing them. Commence bandaging about a week later than early strawberry blossoms appear. Dr. Riley, in his Fourth Missouri Entomological Report, says: There has been some difference of opinion as to the best form of bandage to be used. To be thoroughly effectual and durable it should be sufficiently firm in texture that it can not be too easily cut through by the jaws of the worm, or drawn in folds and wrinkles by its silken threads. A stout and narrow piece of cloth or canvas, drawn around and fastened to the tree by a tack, is perhaps the simplest form of bandage and the most quickly fastened. Mr. James Weed, of Mus
catine, Iowa, uses strips of cloth one and a-half inches wide. Every one must decide for him self what will be cheapest and most expedient, according to the extent of his orchard and the facility with which he can procure rags, cloth, hay-bands, or other substances.. A good bandage, ready-made, is greatly needed' in the country, and if some enterprising firm would manufact ure canvas strips about six inches wide, lined on one side with four inches of tow cotton wadding, or some other loose material, and would put it upon the market at a' reasonable price per yard, there would be an unlimited demand for it. Such strips would last for years, and could be cut of any desired length, drawn around and tacked, with little labor, to eack tree, while, by smearing with tar or molasses, it might also be made to do good service, after the Apple-worm season, in those- orchards infested with the Canker-worm. The advantage of the looser, thicker inside lining (which should, how ever, be closely and compactly pressed) would be, that it would enable us to fill up all the little inequalities of the bark, so as to absolutely pre vent the young Canker-worms, as well as the moths, from ascending, and at the same time it would furnish a most enticing substance for the Apple-worm to spin up in.