Transactions Volume . 5-6

Transactions Volume . 5-6

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... the heather. Some I found on the coast, near Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, had been stung by Ichneumon flies during the earlier stages of their growth. The larva? of the Cinnabar-Moth Euchelia Jacobtea) were to be found in swarms at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, feeding on the common ragwort. About one-half of them were affected by the Ichneumon fly. I possess a remarkable variety of this common, but beautiful moth; the fore and hind wings being nearly black, with the crimson markings scarcely perceptible. It was bred by the Rev. W. L. Kay, late Yicar of Christ's Church, Shieldfield, Newcastle-on-Tyne, who kindly presented it to me. GEOMETRY (GEOMETERS). In September, I had the good fortune to find, in Thornley Woods, a fine male example of Ennomos erosaria (the September Thorn). This species is new to the locality, and is an uncommon insect. It had newly escaped from the pupa, the wings being quite limp. Phigalia pilosaria the Pale Brindled Beauty).--The earliest appearance of this moth was at Corbridge, on February 4th, when males were found at rest on the trunks of oak and elm. Oporabia filigrammaria the Autumnal Moth).--Three specimens of this moth were taken at light, near Newcastle, in September. The larva; are supposed to feed on heather, but without doubt willows and sallows are the food-plants of the larvae. No heather is to be found within a mile or two of the place of their capture. Larentia olivata.--I met with this local species in Chopwell "Woods, in July. Cidaria populata.--I took a rather worn specimen in Chopwell Woods, in August. It is new to the district. C. immanata and tentata were also rather plentiful; many varieties of the former resemble those taken in Scotland. NOCTURE (NOCTUAS Or OWL MOTHS). I have no captures of note to...
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236882814
  • 9781236882813