St. Helena, a Physical, Historical and Topographical Description

St. Helena, a Physical, Historical and Topographical Description

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...white. Calliphora, Desv. C. vomitoria, Linn.--The Blue-bottle Fly is very abundant, and as great a nuisance in houses as it is in other parts of the world. Musca, Linn. M. emoda, Walk. var.?--Somewhat like the common House-fly, but having a bright green, glossy body. It is abundant about stables and dung-beds. M. emoda inhabits Egypt. M. corvina, Fabr.--Very much resembling the common Housefly, but smaller. M. domestica, Linn.--The common House-fly is plentiful throughout the Island, and almost as numerous, and troublesome in Jamestown, during the summer months, as it is probably in any part of the world. Stomoxys, Geoff. S. calcitrans, Linn.--Somewhat like the House-fly, but having whitish bands across the body. Fam. Anthomyidee. Anthomyia, Meig. A. lardaria, Fabr.--A House-fly, larger in size than the common one. Fam. Scatophagida.' Scatophaga, Meig. S. stercoraria, Linn.--A yellow Fly, a little larger than the common house-fly, abundant on the high land. It lurks about the leaves of garden plants, occasionally coming into houses in search of its prey, Musca domestica. It darts upon its victim, clasping it firmly in its legs, and a tremendous struggle ensues; both fall to the ground, spinning round and round and buzzing loudly; in most cases the prey is secured, but sometimes it escapes, leaving the disappointed enemy exhausted with his warlike exertions. In a similar way it attacks S. merdaria. S. merdaria, Fabr.--Both this and the last species are the common Dung-flies of Europe; they are very abundant along the roads and in the fields at St. Helena. Fan/. Geomyzidce. Drosophila, Fall. D. repleta, Walk.--An extremely small Fly, very abundant near streams of water, and in wet marshy places. It is sometimes so plentiful in such localities as to...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540565
  • 9781236540560