Proceedings of the Louisiana Society of Naturalists. 1897-99

Proceedings of the Louisiana Society of Naturalists. 1897-99

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: The list is a comparatively small one, but the excuse oifered for its meagerness is: that the collection _ was made in the course of about eight hours spent during the early days of July on the banks of the Mississippi, opposite Audubon Park, and thus within the limits of the city of New-';' Orleans.. )4 The list may be of some use to the student of the distri-Z4bution of species, to which zoologists now seem to be paying more attention. For instance, the form Trypo.1;ylon avcowutum was first described. by Smith from Jamaica in 1856. In 1867, Packard 1 recorded it from Cuba, but so far as I have beenable to make out, there is no re-cord of it having been taken within the limits of the United States, except in New York and Illinois. However, I may be mistaken in this, as-the literature of the American species of the order is much scattered. Sphe._r lauta seems to be another rare form, although not an unconnnon one in Louisiana. It was first described from Texas by Cresson in 1872. Polistcs minor?Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the Co-l.lectbn the British Museum. Frederick Smith, M. E. 5., London, I856, Pt. W, p. 380.-Revision of the Fossorial Hymenoptera of North America. A. S. Packard, Jr., M. D. Proc. Ent. Soc. Phil. I867. Vol. VI, p. 4I4. has been recorded from Texas and Cuba. It was not uncommon at the time of my visits, and its small paper nest was to be observed on many of the willows which clothed the bank of the river. To the initiated, it will be apparent that my efforts were confined to the more conspicuous individuals of the order, and more especially to the section Aculeata, or stinging members. Such was the case. I was specially interested in what are popularly known as "digger wasps," which more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236876324