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. Annual report. Agricultural education. 1888. "J PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 31. 133 Batrachidea carinata. Scudder. The head much as in B. cristata, with the eyes slightly larger and more prominent; the median carina of the pronotum sharp, regularly arched, the pronotum extending backward quite a dis- tance behind the tip of the abdomen, a little upturned towards the tip, with slightly longer wings ; the lateral grooves are narrower and less distinct than in B. cristata, and the upper surface is more coarsely scabrous than in that species ; markings the same as in B. cristata. Length of body,

. Annual report. Agricultural education. 1888. "J PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 31. 133 Batrachidea carinata. Scudder. The head much as in B. cristata, with the eyes slightly larger and more prominent; the median carina of the pronotum sharp, regularly arched, the pronotum extending backward quite a dis- tance behind the tip of the abdomen, a little upturned towards the tip, with slightly longer wings ; the lateral grooves are narrower and less distinct than in B. cristata, and the upper surface is more coarsely scabrous than in that species ; markings the same as in B. cristata. Length of body,  Stock Photo
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. Annual report. Agricultural education. 1888. "J PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 31. 133 Batrachidea carinata. Scudder. The head much as in B. cristata, with the eyes slightly larger and more prominent; the median carina of the pronotum sharp, regularly arched, the pronotum extending backward quite a dis- tance behind the tip of the abdomen, a little upturned towards the tip, with slightly longer wings ; the lateral grooves are narrower and less distinct than in B. cristata, and the upper surface is more coarsely scabrous than in that species ; markings the same as in B. cristata. Length of body, one-third of an inch; of pronotum, .43 of an inch. Family PHASMID^E. The Walking-sticks. But a single member of this family is known to occur in New England, and it has been placed in the genus Diapheromera. Genus Diapheromera. Gray (1835). Body long, slender and cylindrical. Head oval and slightly inclined. Antennae long, slender, and composed of numerous joints, and are inserted in front of the eyes. Palpi short, c}7lin- drical. Legs simple, the anterior pair similar to the others. Tarsi five-jointed. Elytra very short, or wanting. Diapheromera femorata. Say. The Common Walking-stick. (Fig. 19.) Length of body, from two and one-half to three inches. Color, green or greenish brown, but varying much, becoming quite brown towards the end of the season. Head of the male with three brown stripes, the female with only two, one on each side, extending backward from the base of the antennae. Fore and middle femora armed with a short acute spine on the under side, near the outer end. Elytra entirely wanting. This insect feeds on the foliage of oak, hickory, locust, and has been known to attack the peach and rose bushes. The eggs, which are black, and oval in outline, are dropped loosely on the ground in the fall, and do not hatch till the suc- ceeding year, and sometimes not till the second year. They change but little ex- cept in size and color during their early life, and molt but

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