The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London

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Page 429 - ... to mankind. The Essays should be illustrated by figures of the insects in their different states, and (if the species be noxious) must show the results of actual experiments made for the prevention of their attacks or the destruction of the insects themselves. On...
Page liv - Memoirs, of sufficient merit, and drawn up from personal observation, on the anatomy, economy, or habits of any insect or group of insects which is in any way especially serviceable or obnoxious to mankind. The Essays should be...
Page 429 - November, 1870, when they will be referred to a Committee to decide upon their merits : each must be accompanied by a sealed letter indorsed with the motto adopted by its author, and inclosing his name and address. The Prize Essays shall become the property of, and will be published by, the Society.
Page 247 - Council had determined to offer Two Prizes, of the value of Five Guineas each, to be awarded to the Authors of Essays or Memoirs, of sufficient merit, and drawn up from personal observation, on the anatomy, economy, or habits of any insect or group of insects which is in any way especially serviceable or obnoxious to mankind. The Essays should be illustrated by figures of the insects in their different states, and (if the species be noxious) must show the results of actual experiments made for the...
Page 567 - Government stores it was found that their moist frass on the outside of such cases caused rapid oxidization of the metal, which enabled the insects to make their way in and devour the contents. He believed that unless some effectual remedy could be provided it would ere long be impossible to use timber on the island for any purpose ; any one who could suggest a remedy would confer a vast benefit on the inhabitants. The ravages of the insect were at present confined to James Town, but might spread...
Page 567 - James Town might be said to be devastated by it, the whole of the cathedral was destroyed, and indeed everything in the town made of wood was more or less injured ; the library was also destroyed by them, and it was noticed that the theological works were eaten first, which he (Mr. L.) attributed less to the fact that the insects studied divinity, than to...
Page 552 - Continued observations of the hybrid hives also must be no less adapted to raise the veil, more and more to penetrate into the obscurity and finally bring the mysterious truth to light. If the drone egg does not require fertilization, Italian mothers must always produce Italian drones and German mothers, German drones, even when they have been fertilized by drones of another race.
Page 493 - As it increases in size, it becomes of an orange colour, with six black spots on each of the twelve rings which form its body. The head, claws, and holders are black. After the second moulting, they change to an orange colour; that of the body gradually becomes lighter, in some approaching to white, in others to green, and the black spots gradually become the colour of the body. After the fourth or last moulting, the colour is a dirty white or a dark green. The white caterpillars invariably spin...
Page 567 - Zoologist' for April; by the Editor. 'The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine
Page lxiii - ... conspicuous in contrast with the green leaves, ,and in consequence at the same time beautiful, so that they may be easily observed by insects'.

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