PARSONS ON THE TOSE. A TREATISM ON THE Propagation, Culture, and History of the Rose.


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Página 144 - They somewhat resemble the young of the saw-fly in form, but are not quite so convex. They have a small, round, yellowish head, with a black dot on each side of it, and are provided with twenty-two short legs. The body is green above, paler at the sides, and yellowish beneath ; and it is soft, and almost transparent like jelly. The skin of the back is transversely wrinkled, and covered with minute elevated points ; and there are two, small, triple-pointed warts on the edge of the first ring, immediately...
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