Are They Eggs?

Today we were shown, by Brother Laron Pratt, a small limb of an apple tree, from his orchard, the otherwise smooth bark of which was covered with small raised specks.  He stated that he had lifted the bark and found, on examination with a glass, what he supposed to be the eggs of the codling moth.  We suggest that it would be well for the gentlemen of the Horticultural Society and other experienced orchardists to investigate and ascertain for certain whether they be eggs or not.  If they are it will make the destruction of the pests still more difficult.

[Deseret News, Apr. 21, 1875]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Aug. 2006]

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