This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 Excerpt: ...or other parasites or this together with others, effectively controlled the olive fly in South Africa. Since I could not then go to Africa, I at once wrote to him asking him to send wormy olives but was answered that it was then too late for him to comply with my request in 1909 but that in 1910 he would attempt the shipment of some postal packages of the desired material. Accordingly, at the earliest time possible, Mr. Lounsbury kindly sent me at the end of May, 1910, a shipment of wormy olives which arrived in Portici on June 21. In the box were eighteen dead specimens of the Braconid parasite (Opius africanus) and one living female. The journey from Cape Town to Portici having occupied twenty-six days had been fatal to the parasites and was so for the greater part of those in later sendings. On July 10 a box reached me in which there were nine fly pupa1, from one of which on July 14 issued one female of the same Braconid. On the 16th of the same month arrived three other boxes, containing eight dead Opius and six living females, (two of which died the same day) and specimens of three species of Chalcidids--one living female of Eupelmus, two living females of Eurytoma, two females (one of them living) of Ormyrus. From pupae of the fly issued from the 16th to the 18th six more females of Opius, and from the olives a male Eupelmus. In a package of olives which arrived on August 29 there were three dead Opius only and in two packages which arrived on October 1 one living female and one male Opius, a living male of Bracon celer and a living female Eupelmus. In all Lounsbury mailed me eight packages of olives (Olea verrucosa) from which I obtained alive in Portici thirteen females and one male Opius africanus, two females and one male Eupelmus, one female Eury...