Irish Naturalist Volume . 5

Irish Naturalist Volume . 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...rich haul of flowering plants to the botanists, though poor in cryptogams; while the entomologists secured in Trechus discus a ground-beetle new to Ireland, and in Erirrhinus athiops a very rare weevil. But our work was doomed to interruption in the afternoon. The rain, which had threatened all morning, at last came down in earnest, and it was a drenched and bedraggled party that reached Clonbrock at about four o'clock. The rain continued, so we spent a very busy afternoon putting away specimens, and sorting and arranging the spoil of the last few days. The pleasautest time must have an end, and 011 Tuesday morning we bade a grateful adieu to our host and hostess, and drove to Ballinasloe, stopping for an hour at some gravel-pits by the roadside, which yielded a number of plants which we had not seen at any other place in the district--plants, such as the poppies, which love light soils. Ballinasloe was reached in good time, and in due course we once again glided under the familiar roof of Broadstone terminus. LAND PLANARIANS AND LEECHES. BY R. F. SCHARFF, PH.D. Several specimens of the only British land planarian, Rhynchodemus tcrrcstris (almost all planarians being either marine or freshwater species), was secured under dead treetrunks in Clonbrock forest. This little worm, as I pointed out in Nature (vol. 50, p. 617), is exceedingly rare, and is only known from about a dozen European localities. This is the second Irish record, having been first discovered in Ireland at Blackrock, near Dublin, by Miss Kelsall. It is a very inconspicuous black slug-like worm, about half an inch in length, and it seems to love damp shady places. Halbert and I took several hauls in the Clonbrock river on the second day, and among other interesting objects, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518993
  • 9781236518996