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Image from page 119 of “The American home garden” (1860)

Identifier: americanhomegard00wats
Title: The American home garden
Year: 1860 (1860s)
Authors: Watson, Alexander, gardener. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Gardening
Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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a, Larva ; b, Galleria ceit in i i ii il > The bee worm is a yellowish-white worm, with brownish

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112 AMERICAN HOME GARDEN. j-jg 74 dots, having sixteen legs. When first hatched, it is not much thickerthan a thread, but attains its fullsize in about three weeks. Themoth is about three fourths of aninch long, of a dusty gray color, c, Galleria cereana (female). iii • ,^ tii ,i dashed with purplish bro\Ti, thefemale being somewhat darker and larger than the male. Thewings, which slope back flatly, are notched, and turned up a lit-tle at the end. The moth lays her eggs in the dirt or crevicesnear the mouth of the hive, or enters at night and depositsthem in the chinks inside. In about two weeks the smallthread-like worm is hatched, which soon becomes covered witha silky tube, spun from the wax on which it feeds. Keepingitself always incased in this, where the bees stings can notpenetrate, or masked by a thick coating of wax, which preventstheir approach, it labors incessantly to destroy the cells whichthe bees have so industriously and skillfully built. Two broodsare hatched in a

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