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A. Natural Enemy of the Codin Moth.

The Auckland correspondent 'of the " Otago Daily Times " telegraphs:—" Mr R Allan Wright, of Auckland, has succeeded in i 1!. ■'■■■ . ■: rl, •■ .-f insects I which prej :.■ ■■':■■■.■ .'.■ ;-i . These were a pr< . ■ '■■ • ' ■ I■■ ■'. States entomologist, Professor Sir Charles W. Biley and consist of 21 small boxes' of raphidia, contained in a large box. Of these ail save three seem alive and well. Sixteen are in the pupa state and one in the larva. The .last at once attacked and devoured a codlin moth grub, though larger than itself, and as soon as it had recovered from the effects of the gorging ate several other grubs!. • So far the experiment has- been successful. The"" package was sent through the post office to avoid interference from the custom house officers and delay, but for some reason these gentlemen got hold of the packet and opened and examined it, the process costing the loss of a seventh part of the insects and 10 days' delay. The raphidia is not a true parasite, but a predacious insect of the same order; as the dragonfly and the white ant."

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A. Natural Enemy of the Codin Moth., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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A. Natural Enemy of the Codin Moth. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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