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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

A Potato Moth

A Potato Moth.

The secretary exhibited some potatoes, en-closed in a box with a glass top, which were badly infected with the grub of the Lita Solenalla, a species of moth which has caused considerable damage to potatoes in New South Wales and Tasmania. The exhibit was brought from Canterbury. It appears the moth attacks the exposed potatoes in the drills, and that a means of prevention is to keep the tubers properly covered with earth.

Mr Gray said he had seen a moth which had attacked potatoes many years ago.