Animals: Ladybugs

To each fruit-farmer of Merced County. Calif, who asked for it last week, Dooley P. Wheeler, agricultural commissioner, presented a quart jar. The farmers went to their farms, opened the jars and cried, in effect:

Lady bug, lady bug, fly away home!

The jars had been filled with ladybugs and placed in a cold-storage warehouse last Autumn by a force of men under Commissioner Wheeler, who scoured the countryside near El Portal, Calif. Some 8.000,000 bugs had been netted and stored. The reason: A ladybug is capable of eating in a season several...

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