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Bulletin (Volume 9-19) (Paperback) Loot Price: R641
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Bulletin (Volume 9-19) (Paperback): United States Bureau of Entomology

Bulletin (Volume 9-19) (Paperback)

United States Bureau of Entomology

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... water, the music rapidly spread until it reached the edge of the thick woods, where it was taken up l>y thousands of singers, and the concert was in as full hlast as it had been the previous day. This continued a few minutes, until all had apparently taken part and the song had reached its highest pitch, when it began to gradually subside, and in a short time silence again prevailed. THE SO-CALLED STING OF THE CICADA. With every general outbreak of this insect are associated many accounts in local papers of its stinging human beings, the sting often resulting, it is stated, more or less seriously to the person stung. Such accounts were especially abundant in the great Cicada year 1868, and in every important Cicada year before and since similar reports have been made. So great was the fear in 1868, as noted by Professor Kiley, that in some cases fruits were avoided as being stung and poisoned, and even drinking water was sometimes under suspicion. So far as investigation of the reports has been possible they have proved to be either utterly without foundation or much exaggerated. Referring again to Dr. Smith's manuscript, it is seen that he spent much labor in carefully investigating such accounts, and found in every case that he followed up, where death had been reported as caused by the "bite" or stiug of the "locusts," the story to be entirely fabulous. In the cases of apparent stinging he suggests that the sufferer had probably been stung by a wasp, as will be later explained, and soundly argues on the susceptibility of some people to whom the slightest scratch becomes a source of danger. Professor Potter, referring to the Cicada, says in this connection: "It can not defend itself against an ant or a fly. We have handled tliem, male and female, time after tim...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: United States Bureau of Entomology
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 422
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-34993-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-34993-4
Barcode: 9781154349931

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