These beetles, characterized by their skipping movements and enlarged hind femora, also attack the hop (Haltica concinna), the vine in America (Graptodera chalybea, Illig.), and numerous other species of plants, being specially harmful to seedlings and young growth.
In October 1903 a new forward movement was begun, the mullah being still in the eastern Nogal, while he had also seized the Italian seaport of Illig, north of Obbia.
Obbia, 5° 22' N., and Illig in 7° 60' N., are points of departure for the Ogaden and Dolbahanta countries.
The best known vulture is the common urubu (Cathartes foetens, Illig), which is the universal scavenger of the tropics.