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VITALITY OF THE COLORADO BEETLE.

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VITALITY OF THE COLORADO BEETLE. Speaking of the improbability of the Colorado beetle reaching this country, a correspondent recently put this question (says The Times), How could it survive a sea voyage without its natural food ? Replying to this question, Mr. J.B. Doyle writes to The 11vies from Bessbrook, Newry, as follows :— In compliance with^ my request, a gentleman residing in the State cf New York sent me, by my son-in-law, who was over at the American Exhibition, eight full-grown specimens, which he enclosed alive in a little tin box about the size of a five-shilling piece, in which a single hole was punched. My relative had them in his possession for six weeks before I received them. He generally carried them in his breastcoat pocket. When I opened the box, they were not only alive, but were so active that I found some difficulty in collecting them to put them into the box again, which I did very carefully, and not without some anxiety lest one should escape. I may add that no kind of food what- ever was put into the box, such is the amazing vitality of this in-iect; so that upon that score we are deprived of the consolation which Ir. Macdonald's query would inspire. I lost no time in plunging the living speci- mens into a bottle of spirits of wine, from which they were removed to my cabinet after 24 hours' immer- ôion.

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