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On the Codlin moth, (Carpocapsa pomonella)


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Dobson, William Lambert (1876) On the Codlin moth, (Carpocapsa pomonella). Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 26-27.

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For some years past the apple orchards in the northern
parts of this colony have almost ceased to be productive.
Every grower of apples there knows how liable his fruit is
to be worm-eaten; he finds basketsful of windfalls even
in the calmest weather, and he is aware that the cause of
the loss is a small grub which has fed upon the pulp of the
fruit. The ravages of this insect are not wholly confined
to the apple, but have in some cases extended to crops of
pears. This grub has made its appearance in some of the
gardens in the vicinity of Hobart Town; it is said to have
been observed here three years ago, and up to the present
time it has not been the cause of loss to any serious extent
in the Southern orchards. The history of these grubs, and
how and when they get into the apple may not be
generally known.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Dobson, William Lambert
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 26-27
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 01:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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