Not Generally Understood





This disease is probably of recent origin. Mr. Miner, it appears, knew

nothing of it until he moved from Long Island to Oneida County, in this

State. Mr. Weeks, in a communication to the N.E. Farmer, says, "Since

the potato rot commenced, I have lost one-fourth of my stocks annually,

by this disease;" at the same time adds his fears, that "this race of

insects will become extinct from this cause, if not arrested." (Perhaps

I ought to mention, that he speaks of it as attacking the "chrysalis"

instead of the larva; but as every thing else about it agrees exactly,

there is but little, doubt of its being all one thing.)





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