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Continuing National Moth week with this 1910 book, Farm friends and farm foes: a text-book of agricultural science / by Clarence M. Weed, “intended to serve as a text and guide for the study of those plants and animals so vitally related to crop production as often to determine success or failure therein.” The book recalls a time when America was a more agriculture based country and education would have centered on that. The preface states that the book was designed with “directions for observation and expression that it is hoped that teachers will be able to lead their pupils to a first-hand knowledge.” The illustrations were by W. I. Beecroft. The book describes some species of moths that can be destructive to crops, many of these are invasive species to the Americas.