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[Packing and shipping Ladybirds] (12 views)
California. State Commission of Horticulture. Insectary Division
California. State Insectary
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California State Library
California History Section Picture Catalog
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Plates in: [Album of mounted photographs illustrating the work of the California state insectary, Sacramento : Photographs taken from 1910-1912] / California state insectary, Sacramento, pgs. 19, 21, 23.
View 1 (2014-1648). Ladybirds packed for cold storage. 1912. Newcomer, Branigan. Shows front of Insectary Building -- view 2 (2014-1649). Interior court of State Insectary during Ladybird packing season. 1912 -- view 3 (2014-1650). Interior of Ladybird packing house at Towle, Placer Co., Cal. 1911 -- view 4 (2014-1651). 896 colonies of Ladybirds (29,637,168 individuals). Carnes, Branigan -- view 5 (2014-1652). Ladybirds packed for shipment. 1911 -- view 6 (2014-1653). Taking Ladybirds to cold storage. 1912. Shows horse-drawn wagon -- view 7 (2014-1654). Ladybirds shipped to growers by express. Shows Wells Fargo & Company express wagon -- view 8 (2014-1655). Same as above. 1912 -- view 9 (2014-1656). One day's shipment of mailing colonies of beneficial insects. 1912. Newcomer. Man beside bicycle -- view 10 (2014-1657). Mailing colonies of Ladybirds. 1912. Another view of Wells Fargo & Company express wagon -- view 11 (2014-1658). Packing mailing colonies of Comys fusca. 1912. Carnes, Branigan -- view 12 (2014-1659). Packing mailing colonies of Ladybirds. 1912.
The Insectary Division of the Commission of Horticulture was responsible for collecting, breeding and disseminating predaceous insects as a means of controlling harmful insects. As part of that work, they collected and disseminated the native species of ladybird (ladybug) beetle or coccinellids, notably Hippodamia convergens.
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12 photographic prints ; 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. or smaller.
Carnes, Edward K.--Photographs
Branigan, Edward J.--Photographs
California. State Insectary--Photographs
Wells, Fargo & Company--Photographs
Insects--Collection and preservation--California--Sacramento--Photographs
Biological pest control--California--Sacramento
Bicycles & tricycles--California--Sacramento
Carts & wagons--California--Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Sacramento (Calif.)

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