National Geographic : 1941 Aug
U. S . Dept. of Agriculture by Pratt Miss White-fringed Beetle Will Never Have a Husband She reproduces by the "virgin birth" process known as parthenogenesis. No males have been discovered. Since all are egg-laying females, and each is capable of starting a new colony, the danger of spread from the infested area in four Gulf States is ever present. A strict quarantine is enforced (Plate VII). Staff Photographer Willard I.Culver Even the Exotic "Live-forever" May Hide aHitchhiking Bug Prized by Chinese as a cure-all arethese Aglaonema canes, known as"Chinese evergreen." Like all plants entering eastern ports, they went tothenew and splendidly equipped Federal quarantine station atHoboken, New Jersey, so sharp-eyed inspectors with lenses could seeifthey carried any insect stowaways.