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abdomen abundant allied amongst angle antennæ apex appearance August band base Boxes bred British broad brown burrow cell characters closely cocoon collection colour common containing covered dark described distinct ditto eggs elytra Entomological entomologists examined examples exhibited eyes feeding female four front genus green hairs head inch inner insect joint July June keels larva larvæ late latter leaves legs length Lepidoptera less locality London male margin markings middle moths narrow nearly never Note notice observed obtained occurred outer pair pale palpi plants posterior present probably punctured pupa rare remarkable rest rounded scarce seems seen segment sent September short side slightly species specimens spots sugar taken third thorax took transverse trees usual variety wings wood yellow yellowish young
Page 221 - Xanthia aurago and Polia chi have been examined from time to time up to the middle of January ; and so far — with one exception only — nothing but the faintest traces of the future larvae have been detected by microscopic examination of their still fluid contents. At the last examination — about January 14th —the larva of X. aurago was found partially developed, but not to such a degree that it could be extracted from the shell in the larval form. So far, therefore, the guess formed by Dr....
Page 11 - of discoveries have been made, not whilst Entomologists were looking for insects, " but while they were resting discussing some luncheon : for one thing they then " remain stationary in one spot for some little time ; but we fancy the main cause " of discoveries being then made is, that as they are not specially looking on any " plant, any moving thing that enters their field of view more readily attracts
Page 284 - Hampshire (Photimis?) is perfectly continuous, without trace of lines either bright or dark. It extends from a little above Fraunhofer's line C, in the scarlet, to about F in the blue, gradually fading out at the extremities. It...
Page 59 - One imago has already emerged on July 15th. The egg may be called large for the size of the fly, and is nearly globular — though somewhat ovate — in shape, and placed on end ; the shell is glistening, and ribbed, but not deeply, with about thirty longitudinal ribs, and with very shallow transverse reticulations ; in colour, pale greenish-yellow ; afterwards, pale pinkishgrey, speckled with claret-brown.
Page 31 - A primrose by the river's brim A simple primrose was to him, And it was nothing more.')* 1 Keats, Isabella, xxxii.
Page 100 - When the burrow is some six or seven inches in length, a rounded extremity is made to it, in which the female deposits her eggs, and it is for the time abandoned, the parent beetles commencing the construction of a branch. Eggs are laid as early as the beginning of August, and as late as the end of October, and usually, I think, in recently constructed branches of the burrow. I have found single eggs, and groups of two or three, at various points in such a branch, but the proper place seems to be...
Page 60 - ... Throughout its whole larval life this species is very quiet and even sluggish. The pupa is nearly five-eighths of an inch in length, the wing-cases long, the abdomen plump, thickest in the middle, tapering to the tail, and ending in a blunt flat spike ; the back of the thorax is rounded, the head and the eye-pieces prominent. At first the head, thorax, and wing-covers were semitransparent, and of a pinkish-grey tint, the abdomen ochreous, with dark dorsal stripe and other lines, and spiracles...
Page 85 - Subsequently he studied for the legal profession, and was called to the bar, but he very rarely practised.
Page 120 - Syme has had altogether about two hundred larvae, and says " head always red," whilst Stainton, in his notes made from living larvae, says " head pale greenish," with the memorandum that Sepp's figure came nearest to his specimens. The pupa I examined is If -inch long, including the short, curved horn or anal spike, and moderately stout ; the head rounded and narrower than the thorax, the anal extremity a little tapered but otherwise tolerably uniform in bulk ; the wing-cases lie close to the body,...
Page 277 - Eanuoch, to the head of which was adhering a foreign substance, apparently a fungoid growth. Several members dissented from this explanation of the nature of the substance in question, and thought it was probably the pollen-mass of an orchid. Mr. Miiller exhibited a gall on a species of Carex, concerning which he read the following notes : — collected near Thetford, in Norfolk, pointing out to me at the same time some curious galls on its leaves. They may be described as oblong, of the size of...