THE PHYLLOXERA (Continued)by@jeanhenrifabre

THE PHYLLOXERA (Continued)

by Jean-Henri Fabre7mJune 27th, 2023
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“The yellow plant-louse found on the roots of the grape-vine,” resumed Uncle Paul, “has no bent for traveling: wingless, sluggish, and big-bellied, it is ill adapted to locomotion. Where once its sucker has implanted itself, there the creature is glad to abide as long as the place is tenable. But when the rootlet dies and begins to decay, then a new refectory must be sought out, with a better-furnished table. Accordingly the louse has to move. A persistent explorer, it knows how, with patience and in course of time, to make its way through cracks in the soil from one root to another, and dares even to climb to the surface, where, proceeding in the open air, it emigrates from the exhausted vine-stock to the neighboring one rich in sap; and there it pushes down to the roots through some fissure in the ground.
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I was an entomologist, and author known for the lively style of my popular books on the lives of insects.

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I was an entomologist, and author known for the lively style of my popular books on the lives of insects.

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